Dr. Jörg Köpke

Head of Communications / Chief Editor

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Communications Coordinator

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Dr. Stephan Seiler


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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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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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