France, Benelux to propose EU aid for Africa in return for migrant help

By |september 7th, 2018|Africa, Benelux, Charles Michel, Emmanuel Macron, EU budget 2020-2027, EU-Turkey deal, Italy, Luxembourg, Mark Rutte, News, refugee crisis, Salzburg summit, Xavier Bettel|

France and the three Benelux countries on Thursday (6 September) launched a plan to offer EU funds to African countries in return for help stemming the flow of migrants to Europe.

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Oettinger warns Italy not to block EU budget talks

By |avgust 29th, 2018|5-Star Movement, anti-system, EU budget 2020-2027, European elections, European Parliament, Günther Oettinger, Italy, Luigi Di Maio, News, refugee crisis|

It is in no one's interest to hold up budget negotiations at the European Union, the bloc's budget chief warned Tuesday (28 August) after Italy threatened a blockade over the migrant issue.

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Italy threatens to veto EU’s long-term budget over migration crisis

By |avgust 28th, 2018|5-Star Movement, anti-system, EU budget 2020-2027, European elections 2019, European Parliament, far right, Giuseppe Conte, Günther Oettinger, Italy, Lega Nord, Luigi Di Maio, Matteo Salvini, News, refugee crisis|

Italy's Deputy Prime Minister Luigi Di Maio on Monday (27 August) threatened to veto the European Union's seven-year budget plan should the bloc not do more to share the burden of migrant arrivals.

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BMW to build €1 billion car factory in Hungary

By |avgust 1st, 2018|BMW, car industry, car tariffs, Donald Trump, electric cars, EU budget 2020-2027, Hungary, News, trade wars, Visegrad|

BMW will invest 1 billion euros ($1.17 bln) to build a new plant in Hungary at a time when a rise in protectionism is forcing carmakers to curb inter-continental exports and to refocus production networks to serve regional trading blocs.

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Czech PM flatly rejects EU post-Brexit budget proposal

By |junij 19th, 2018|Andrej Babis, Czech Republic, EU budget 2020-2027, immigration quotas, News, refugee crisis, Visegrad Four|

Czech billionaire Prime Minister Andrej Babiš yesterday (18 June) rejected the European Commission's multi-year draft budget as "completely unacceptable", lashing out at spending priorities imposed by Brussels.

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Juncker puts hopes in ‘pro-European’ Austrian Presidency

By |junij 7th, 2018|Austrian Presidency, common european asylum system, EU budget 2020-2027, Multi-Annual Financial Framework (MFF), News, refugee crisis|

Despite the fact that Austria’s government, in which the far right is represented, has plans for a tough anti-immigration agenda for its upcoming EU presidency, Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said he trusts its “European” credentials.

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Brace for impact: Parliament starts scutinising EU’s regional budget reform

By |maj 30th, 2018|EAcohesion, EU budget 2020-2027, EU cohesion policy, European Parliament, European Social Fund, Interreg, Multi-Annual Financial Framework (MFF), News|

EURACTIV gathered a first round of reactions to the European Commission's proposal to reform the EU's €373 billion regional funding programme as part of the bloc’s 2021-2027 budget. One thing is certain: the proposed cuts will be a major issue of dissent in the European Parliament.

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Commission proposes more spending on Italy and south, less on Visegrad Four

By |maj 30th, 2018|cohesion policy, Corina Crețu, Czech Republic, EU budget 2020-2027, Hungary, immigrant quotas, Jykri Katainen, Mateusz Morawiecki, News, Poland, refugee crisis, rule of law, Slovakia, Visegrad Four|

The European Union's executive proposed on Tuesday (29 May) to spend more of the bloc's money on Italy and other southern states hit by the economic and migration crises, while giving less to the Visegrad Four countries refusing to accept refugees.

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EU criticises ‘fantasy’ UK Brexit gambits, sees little Irish progress

By |maj 25th, 2018|Brexit, EU budget 2020-2027, Galileo, Irish border, News, Philip Hammond, Theresa May|

European Union negotiators dismiss as "fantasy" some main British demands for Brexit, including on the sensitive issue of the Northern Ireland border, a senior EU official said on Thursday (24 May).

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EU budget approval before European elections looking increasingly uncertain

By |maj 15th, 2018|Bulgarian Presidency, Ekaterina Zaharieva, EU budget 2020-2027, European elections 2019, Günther Oettinger, News|

Rotating EU presidency holder Bulgaria admitted yesterday (14 May) there was no certainty that the new long-term EU budget for 2020-2027 could be adopted before next year’s European elections.

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