Progressive forces criticise Austrian presidency over UN migration pact

By |januar 15th, 2019|Austrian EU Presidency, Brexit, European Parliament, global compact for migration, Migration, News, Sebastian Kurz|

The Austrian government's refusal to sign the UN global compact for migration while holding the EU's rotating presidency has damaged the EU institution, progressive forces in the European Parliament said during a debate with Chancellor Sebastian Kurz o...

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CAP reform: Vienna hands the reins over to Bucharest

By |december 20th, 2018|Austrian EU Presidency, CAP reform, Elisabeth Koestinger, News, Phil Hogan|

The debate on CAP reform has made good progress under the Austrian Presidency of the Council of the European Union. Romania will play the leading role from the beginning of next year. EURACTIV Germany reports.

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EU lawmakers agree on a backstop for non-performing loans

By |december 18th, 2018|Austrian EU Presidency, Banking union, EMU, European Parliament, News, non-performing loans, Valdis Dombrovskis|

European banks will have to foresee a "prudential backstop" to cover for potential non-performing loans (NPLs), the European Parliament and the Council agreed on Tuesday (18 December).

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Migrants at German-Austrian border will be returned, says Kurz

By |julij 6th, 2018|Austria, Austrian EU Presidency, border control, Germany, Migration, News, Refugees, schengen area|

After a meeting in Vienna on Thursday (5 July), Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz welcomed Germany’s decision to send back rejected asylum seekers to the EU countries where they first came in – namely Italy, Greece and Spain.

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Right of asylum: Austria’s unsettling proposals to member states

By |julij 6th, 2018|Asylum, Austrian EU Presidency, Migration, News, Refugees, Sebastian Kurz|

According to an article by French daily Le Monde, Austria, which currently holds the  six-month rotating presidency of the EU, sent troubling proposals to EU member states to reform the right of asylum. EURACTIV.fr reports.

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EU could agree to extend Brexit talks to avoid ‘no deal’, says Austria’s Kurz

By |julij 5th, 2018|Article 50, Austrian EU Presidency, Brexit, Customs Union, News, Sebastian Kurz, Theresa May|

Austria’s Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has mooted the prospect of EU leaders agreeing to extend Article 50 talks with the UK in a bid to avoid a ‘no deal’ Brexit that analysts say would have a serious negative impact on the economy on both sides of the Channel.

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Austria kicks off EU Presidency with ‘a Europe that protects’

By |julij 3rd, 2018|Austrian EU Presidency, Austrian Presidency, News, Sebastian Kurz|

The first day of Austria's stint at the helm of the rotating EU Presidency already made clear that the next six months will be a diplomatic challenge for the country. EURACTIV Germany reports from Vienna.

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Austria takes control of the EU, focusing on immigration

By |julij 2nd, 2018|Austria, Austrian EU Presidency, EU Council, far right, immigration, migrant crisis, News, Sebastian Kurz|

The Austrian government (a mix of Christian-democrats and far-right eurosceptics) has taken over the rotating presidency of the Council with a programme focused on tackling immigration. EURACTIV’s partner Euroefe reports.

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Austrian Chancellor: Europe needs to understand Israel’s security needs

By |junij 12th, 2018|Austrian EU Presidency, Benjamin Netanyahu, Iran nuclear deal, Israel, Middle East, News, Sebastian Kurz, Security policy|

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz gave prominence to interesting issues during his recent visit to Jerusalem and emphasised the security needs of the Israelis. EURACTIV Germany reports.

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