Michel offers flexible EU budget to convince sceptics

By |februar 14th, 2020|Charles Michel, cohesion policy, common agricultural policy, Just Transition Fund, Multi-Annual Financial Framework (MFF), News, own resources, rule of law|

More flexibility within the Common Agriculture Policy and more money to less developed regions instead of a larger budget is what European Council President Charles Michel will offer to sceptic countries to agree on a new EU 7-year blueprint next week. 

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We will find new path with London after Brexit, say EU leaders

By |januar 31st, 2020|Brexit, Charles Michel, David Sassoli, Future Relationship, geopolitics, News, Ursula von der Leyen|

The European Union will work hard to forge a future as an ally and partner of Britain after their divorce on Friday (31 January), European Commission head Ursula von der Leyen wrote in Germany's Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung daily.

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Divided EU leaders to hammer out budget at February summit

By |januar 27th, 2020|Charles Michel, cohesion, EU budget 2021-2027, EU summit, European Defence Fund, European Green Deal, Multi-Annual Financial Framework (MFF), News, Ursula von der Leyen|

European Union leaders meet next month in Brussels to try to agree a first post-Brexit longterm budget, with divisions over proposed cuts that could undermine defence and climate change ambitions.

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Budget battle hampers EU in space

By |januar 22nd, 2020|Charles Michel, Defence policy, EU budget 2021-2027, EU space policy, European Defence Fund, Josep Borrell, Margrethe Vestager, Multi-Annual Financial Framework (MFF), News, Ursula von der Leyen|

With the continuous militarisation of space, EU policymakers have started dropping their opposition to plans linking Europe's civilian space assets with defence elements. But as the political tide is slowly turning, cuts proposed in the EU’s draft budget threaten the new ambition.

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EU sidelined as Berlin summit thrashes out shaky Libya ceasefire

By |januar 20th, 2020|Angela Merkel, Berlin Libya Conference, Charles Michel, Josep Borrell, Khalifa Haftar, Libya, News, Ursula von der Leyen|

World powers at a Berlin Conference on Sunday (19 January), attended by the main backers of the rival Libyan factions, committed to end military support for the civil war parties and uphold an existing UN arms embargo.

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Macron, Sahel leaders meet to boost anti-jihadist campaign

By |januar 13th, 2020|African Union, António Guterres, Burkina Faso, Chad, Charles Michel, Emmanuel Macron, France, Mali, Mauritania, MINUSMA, Moussa Faki, News, Niger, Operation Barkhane, Sahel, United Nations|

French President Emmanuel Macron will on Monday (13 January) host counterparts from five Sahel countries seeking more backing in the fight against a murderous jihadist uprising even as France's military role is being questioned.

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Allied with far-left, Spain’s Sanchez stays on as PM

By |januar 8th, 2020|Catalan independence, Charles Michel, ERC, News, Pablo Casado, Pablo Iglesias, Partido Popular, Pedro Sanchez, Podemos, PSOE, socialists, Spain, Spanish elections, Ursula von der Leyen, Vox|

Spain's parliament on Tuesday (7 January) narrowly confirmed Socialist leader Pedro Sánchez as premier for another term, paving the way for the country's first-ever coalition government since its return to democracy in the 1970s.

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The battle of numbers that will shape EU’s future

By |januar 6th, 2020|Charles Michel, cohesion policy, common agricultural policy, EU budget 2021-2027, eurozone budget, Just Transition Fund, MFF, News, own resources|

It might not be the sexiest debate but how the EU will look in the next seven years will depend on the outcome of one of the toughest upcoming fights in 2020: the negotiation over the bloc’s next long-term budget. 

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‘Geopolitical’ Europe could struggle to take shape in troublesome 2020

By |januar 3rd, 2020|Charles Michel, China, Eastern Partnership, Emmanuel Macron, enlargement, EU foreign policy, EU-Africa relations, future eu, Iran nuclear deal, Iraq, Josep Borrell, Middle East, News, Russia, Turkey, United States, Ursula von der Leyen, Western Balkans|

Among the many foreign policy challenges facing the EU in 2020, the main theme will be how to assert itself on the world stage against China, the US and Russia, while upholding multilateralism and at least a semblance of global order.

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EU leaders congratulate Johnson but warn of more hard work ahead

By |december 13th, 2019|Boris Johnson, Charles Michel, Leo Varadkar, manfred weber, News|

EU leaders put on a brave face on Friday (13 December) and congratulated Boris Johson on his resounding victory in the UK elections, which means he will take the country out of the EU next month after three years of Brexit frustrations.

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