Michel gives control to member states to facilitate recovery fund deal

By |julij 10th, 2020|Charles Michel, European Council, Multi-Annual Financial Framework (MFF), News, Recovery Fund|

European Council President, Charles Michel, proposed on Friday (10 July) to give more control to member states over the recovery funds to overcome Northern member states’s opposition to the ambitious stimulus.

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No progress on trade, investment, Hong Kong as EU wraps-up tense China summit

By |junij 22nd, 2020|Charles Michel, China, Li Keqiang, News, trade, Ursula von der Leyen, Xi Jinping|

No tangible progress was made on several key issues as leaders from the EU and China met for a tense virtual summit on Monday (22 June), amid tensions over tariffs targeting Chinese firms and Europe's fears over Beijing's growing global authority.

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Tweets of the Week: Animal Idioms, Racism Debate, Recovery Council

By |junij 19th, 2020|anti-racism, Brexit, Charles Michel, coronavirus recovery plan, News, plenary, Racism, Tweets of the week|

What on earth is a pig in a poke, in EU institutions diversity is broke and European Council discussions are far from a joke.

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Caught between US and Beijing, EU approaches challenging China summit talks

By |junij 18th, 2020|Charles Michel, China, EU-China summit, Li Keqiang, News, state subsidies, United States, Ursula von der Leyen|

While the EU is still struggling to find a common position on China, Beijing hopes to boost ‘strategic trust’ when its leaders hold a video summit with European Council President Charles Michel and Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen next...

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EU agreement on recovery plan by July ‘very difficult’, officials warn

By |junij 11th, 2020|Charles Michel, European Council, News, Recovery Fund|

It will be “very difficult” to reach an agreement on the recovery fund and the EU's overall seven-year budget by July, as intended, given the disagreements over the size, the distribution of the stimulus and the attached conditions, EU officials and national diplomats acknowledged on Wednesday (10 June).

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Wong: EU should hurry up on Magnitsky Act to save Hong Kong

By |maj 27th, 2020|Charles Michel, China, Demosisto, Hong Kong, Joshua Wong, Magnitsky act, News, Sergei Magnitsky|

The EU should adopt a firm stance against China's recent plans for national security legislation in Hong Kong by hurrying to establish a 'Magnitsky-style' framework for human rights abuses, leading pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong has told EURACTIV.

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EU and Western Balkan leaders reaffirm ties in veiled response to China, Russia

By |maj 7th, 2020|Albania, Aleksandar Vučić, Andrej Plenković, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Charles Michel, EU-Western Balkans Summit, Montenegro, News, Nikola Dimitrov, North Macedonia, Serbia, Ursula von der Leyen|

EU leaders confirmed their "unequivocal support for the European perspective" to their Western Balkans counterparts during a video-summit on Wednesday (6 May). However, the final declaration doesn't make reference to a tangible time frame for the regio...

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EU to discuss Africa debt relief

By |april 29th, 2020|Africa, Charles Michel, coronavirus, debt relief, G5 Sahel, News|

EU countries will discuss a request for debt relief from five Sahel countries as part of efforts to help them cope with coronavirus, European Council chief Charles Michel said Tuesday (28 April).

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Tweets of the Week: EU Corona Plans, Earth Day, Oil Prices

By |april 24th, 2020|Charles Michel, Corona, coronavirus exit strategy, crude oil, News, Tweets of the week, Ursula von der Leyen|

COVID-19 crisis continues, you all know the score, EarthDay reminds us, we could all do much more, and the global oil price drops through the floor.

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Charles Michel limits ambitions for virus teleconference summit

By |april 22nd, 2020|Charles Michel, coronavirus economic response, EU summit, EUCO, Mário Centeno, News, Thierry Breton, Ursula von der Leyen|

Differences among EU countries look set to stymie any major decisions on tackling the long-term economic impact of the crisis at a summit later this week. In a letter Tuesday inviting the 27 leaders to the videoconference, EU Council President...

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