reforms of the EU. According to Politico, EU Commission officials are exploring legal scenarios in which they could undertake EU reforms without direct input from the European Parliament. The Commission [...] piece in The Times that “the EU is better with Britain in it and that Britain is better within the EU.” Juncker promised a “fair deal for Britain”, stressing that he would work with “pragmatism” in the talks [...] Commission wants to move the EU reform talks with Britain forward more quickly because it is worried that the refugee crisis is worsening the chances of a British In vote, Politico wrote. British Prime Minister
for misselling. Since 2010, several attempts of the European commission to expand the scope of protection of the directive failed due to the resistance of the member states. It remains to be seen whether [...] if private bondholders of Italian banks were excluded from bail-in, this would amount to an expansion of the existing scope of protection of the deposit guarantee system. The Italian government would [...] have participated in the losses (“bail-in”). cep financial expert Van Roosebeke: “This problem can be solved within the BRRD Directive. The directive allows for exceptions of the bail-in obligation for
new research paper, the organisation suggests that the UK could follow a so-called "Ukraine Plus" model and establish a relationship with the EU similar to that of the Eastern European state. ...read on
The Judgement of the Constitutional Court paves the way for Federal Minister for Economic Affairs Sigmar Gabriel to vote in favour of the agreement when it comes to the ballot in the Council of the European [...] there is no risk of any serious detriment, either to the rights of the applicants or to the German Bundestag's participation rights, such as would justify an interim injunction as part of an impact assessment [...] competence of the European Union, - that, until a decision has been passed by the Federal Constitutional Court in the main action, there must be sufficient democratic accountability for the resolutions passed
Bert Van Roosebeke told Spiegel Online he doubted that the details of the proposals will play a deciding role in the outcome of the referendum. “The debate is getting increasingly emotional,” Van Roosebeke [...] “delusion”, the news agency wrote. On Tuesday, Cameron said Britain could hold its EU membership referendum within "a few months" if other EU member states back the reform proposals announced by European Council [...] Cameron faced the wrath from fellow Conservatives in parliament on Wednesday, where he defended a deal to keep Britain in the EU, Reuters reported. Many British newspapers also trashed the deal, dubbing
states which fail to adequately guard the external borders of the European Union and do not take in a fair share of refugees could find themselves outside the borders of a future “mini-Schengen” zone, Reuters [...] Turkey and Lebanon.”If we do not do it in the external borders of the EU's 28 members, or in the Schengen zone, then maybe we will have to do it on the level of a mini-Schengen zone,” Dijsselbloem said [...] interview in Belgian business dailies De Tijd and L'Echo. See also our cepInput on the empirical and legal aspects of the refugee crisis.
The EU Commission said in its winter forecasts released on Thursday that the overall growth outlook has changed little since the autumn but that the risk that growth could turn out worse than forecast [...] longer than previously assumed, the Commission said. They include low oil prices, favourable financing conditions and the euro's low exchange rate. At the same time, risks to the economy are becoming more [...] Pierre Moscovici said the European economy was successfully weathering new challenges this winter, supported by cheap oil, the euro rate and low interest rates. “Nonetheless, the weaker global environment
political scientist at the Center for European Politics in Freiburg, Germany, said that the differences of opinion between the member states are so big that it's difficult to see a remedy in the near future. Whereas [...] solutions to joint difficulties should take place at the EU level, he said. "These problems are not suddenly going to disappear. For the next few years, the EU is going to be at a standstill," said Van Roosebeke
to block the Brexit Agreement if their demands are not taken into account. In the following, Brexit negotiations could produce a "Ukraine Plus Model". This is the conclusion reached by the authors [...] authors of the latest cep Adhoc .
sovereign bonds of 3,2 billion euros held by the European Central Bank fall due. In September, the Greek government has to repay 1,5 billion euros to the International Monetary Fund (IMF). [...] Negotiators from the European Commission, ECB, IMF and ESM began official talks over the terms of a third, probably three-year aid program for Greece, totaling up to 86 billion euros. "Already now, it [...] it seems that the negotiations will be difficult and that they could last longer than expected. It is also possible that they will fail“, says cep economist Matthias Kullas. On 20 August 2015 Greek sovereign