The parliamentary group leader of the European People's Party (EPP), Manfred Weber, told Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung that “we want to help (British Prime Minister David) Cameron but we don't want a British Europe, we want a better Europe.” EPP party leader Joseph Daul recently said: “We want Britain to remain in the European Union, but we cannot accept it at any price. That's very clear.” The cep believes that Cameron will not be able to push through major reform changes in his negotiations with the leaders of the other EU member states.
corporations oppose it. This sort of American protectionism is highly undesirable for Europe, although no doubt TTIP opponents here will be jubilant. Surprising therefore that left wingers, like Bernd Riexinger [...] significantly hamper international climate protection efforts, if not stop them altogether. On its own, Europe's possible contribution to emissions reduction is much too small to have any effect. Foreign policy : Trump will be much tougher on asserting American interests than his predecessor. This applies both to US policy in Eastern Europe and the Middle East as well as within NATO, where US
“After the country’s departure from the EU, this will have to be distributed to the other member states,” writes Matthias Kullas of the Centre for European Policy (cep) in a new study. “In particular
redistribution quotas in Europe was minimal, he said. “The so-called ‘coalition of the willing’ involving France that German politicians talked about for a while has turned out to be practically non-existent.” The current strategy, involved “solving the refugee problem at as geographically remote a location from central Europe as possible", said Pötzsch.
Heads of states and governments of the EU and Turkish premier Ahmet Davutoglu in Brussels on Sunday finalized an agreement on stemming the flow of migrants to the EU. Under the deal, the EU is to pay “an initial” 3 billion euros in aid for the 2.2 million Syrians now in Turkey. Furthermore, the EU leaders offered a “re-energized” negotiating process on Turkish membership of the EU. The Turks could also benefit from visa-free travel to Europe's Schengen zone within a year if Turkey meets conditions on tightening its borders for migrants in the east and moves other benchmarks on reducing departures
US Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker wrote in an opinion piece for EurActiv that “American government and industry are watching the development of specific policies under the Digital Single Market – in areas such as Internet platforms, copyrights, and privacy – to ensure that their effects will encourage stronger commercial ties between the US and Europe.” Pritzker last week spoke with EU [...] reminded that the United States and Europe have unified goals for our engagement in the digital economy,” she wrote. Please see also our cepInput on copyright issues and on net neutrality .
Policy makers should earmark € 8 billion in the EU-Budget to serve as EU-guarantee to the EFSI. They should also attempt to limit potential losses of the EFSI. This is best done by the EIB issuing bon
The EU Commission will adopt on Wednesday a strategy that will lay the groundwork for Europe's digital future. It will detail the key actions to be taken as well as the roadmap for delivering them. Three main areas for action were defined in March following an orientation debate with all Commissioners: better access for consumers and businesses to digital goods and services across Europe; creating the right conditions and a level playing field for digital networks and innovative services to flourish; maximising the growth potential of the Digital Economy. EU Commission Vice-President Andrus Ansip