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EU Commission sends Rule of law opinion to the Polish authorities

The Commission stepped up pressure on Poland to fall into line with the EU’s democratic principles

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Public hearing and press talk in Brussels on the European Deposit Insurance Scheme (EDIS)

Prior to the public hearing of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs of the European Parliament on Monday afternoon (23 May, 2016), cep expert Dr. Bert Van Roosebeke will inform the press about our position to the proposed EDIS Regulation. ...

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Eurogroup talks debt relief for Greece

An extra Eurogroup meeting on the Greek programme discussed debt and sustainability and what needs to be done there.

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Hanover: Banging the drum for TTIP

While attending the Hanover Trade Fair, US President Barak Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel pushed for the free trade agreement between the EU and the US.

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European Commission reports on implementation of EU-Turkey Statement

The Commission has today reported on the implementation of the EU-Turkey Agreement and finds that good progress has been made to operationalise the Statement

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European Commission proposes next steps towards a new asylum system

In a continuing response to the ongoing migration and refugee crisis, the European Commission has suggested a new asylum system for the EU.

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EU-Turkey agreement to solve refugee crisis

While Greece has returned the first migrants to Turkey a group of Syrian refugees has landed at the German airport of Hannover.

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After the EU summit – waiting for a solution

On 18th of March 2016, EU leaders decided on an agreement with Turkey to solve the refugee crisis. As refugees continue to cross over from Turkey into Greece, the agreement waits to be fulfilled.

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Refugee crisis - breakthrough postponed

Following difficult negotiations in Brussels, EU-Leaders and Turkey have reached draft conclusions which may contribute to the reduction of refugee flows, once implemented.

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EU-Turkey summit in Brussels

The main objective on Monday is to buy time to fix Europe’s malfunctioning asylum system

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