Tusk hopes for a deal on EU reforms at leaders summit this week
Meanwhile, a new poll shows that four in five British and German executives want the UK to stay in the EU...read more
"Refugee crisis will not end before root causes are addressed"
A radical strengthening of the EU migration system and a coordinated European response are needed, the EU Commission says...read more
"This spring will be make-or-break for the Finnish economy"
If the government will get its reform agenda right, “we’ll see Finland again move towards an economic miracle,” Finance Minister Alexander Stubb tells Bloomberg...read more
Only 22 percent of Britons think proposed EU reform deal is a good one
56 percent of voters surveyed in a You Gov poll for the Times believe the proposed changes to Britain's EU membership terms do not go far enough...read more
EU Commission's economic outlook remains roughly unchanged
The risk that growth could turn out worse than forecast has risen, though, mainly as a result of external factors, the Commission says
Cameron faces wrath from fellow Conservatives over EU reform proposals
cep economist Bert Van Roosebeke tells Spiegel Online he doubts that the details of the proposals will play a deciding role in the outcome of the referendum. “The debate is getting increasingly emotional,” he notes...read more
Cameron: Britain could hold EU referendum within a few months
cep expert Bert Van Roosebeke cautions that “it remains to be seen if they can really win the necessary support at the upcoming European Council”...read more
British government sees "breakthrough" on issue of "emergency brake"
According to The Times, however, Brussels is digging in against a move to allow the “emergency brake” to be applied for longer than four years, while Cameron is insisting that he wants it to last for at least seven years...read more