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CETA clears constitutional court hurdle

The Second Senate of the Federal Constitutional Court has rejected numerous applications for an interim injunction to prevent Germany's approval of the free trade agreement between the EU and Canada.

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Brexit and its consequences for the EU


There are three options for the UK to preserve access to the EU single market or at least to parts of it (in order of integration with the EU from high to low)

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Rule of Law: Recommendation to Poland

The European Commission has adopted a Rule of Law Recommendation on the situation in Poland, setting out the Commission's concerns and recommending how these can be addressed.

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Decision on fines for Spain and Portugal

The EU Commission is expected to provide for penalties in Spain and Portugal on Wednesday

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Banking crisis in Italy

Italy’s banking system is struggling with non-performing loans totaling 360 billion Euros

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Trying to reanimate the EU Stability Pact

EU-Council finds that Portugal and Spain have not taken effective action against their deficits. 

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‘Sword of Damocles’ is hanging over Spain and Portugal

EU Commission has announced further action against deficit offenders Spain and Portugal

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Slovakia takes over the EU Presidency

Following the Netherlands and against the background of the Brexit and the refugee crisis, Slovakia today takes on the EU presidency until December. For this reason, the European Commission is to meet today in Bratislava.

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Brexit: Next steps and consequences for the EU

On 23 June 2016, with a majority of 51.9%, the United Kingdom voted to leave the EU.

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Paris Agreement on Climate Change: EU Commission promotes ratification

For a speedy ratification of the Paris climate agreement, the European Commission has presented a proposal which now requires the approval of the European Parliament and of the Council of the EU countries. At the same time, the EU Member States must...

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