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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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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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