Reforms, investment and the EU Recovery Plan

By |april 23rd, 2020|coronavirus economic response, economic recovery, EU budget 2021-2027, EU summit, EUCO, Eurogroup, European Stability Mechanism (ESM), Eurozone, News|

The EU member states are finally discussing an ambitious European Recovery Plan and the good news is that they already have the right tool at hand, writes Dragoș Pîslaru.

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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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Merkel open to bigger EU budget, bonds to finance post-crisis recovery

By |april 21st, 2020|Angela Merkel, coronabonds, coronavirus, economic crisis, EU budget 2021-2027, EU summit, EUCO, Eurozone, Germany, Multi-Annual Financial Framework (MFF), News|

German Chancellor Angela Merkel signalled readiness on Monday (20 April) to finance economic recovery in Europe from the coronavirus pandemic through a bigger European Union budget and the issuance of joint debt via the European Commission.

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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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EU leaders prepare for Brexit after Johnson win

By |december 13th, 2019|Brexit, Emmanuel Macron, EU summit, Leo Varadkar, Michel Barnier, News|

European leaders will charge EU negotiator Michel Barnier on Friday (13 December) with negotiating a close trade deal with Britain, after Prime Minister Boris Johnson's apparent election win set the stage for an orderly Brexit.

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AS IT HAPPENED: EU leaders discuss budget, climate change

By |december 12th, 2019|Charles Michel, EU summit, European Green Deal, Just transition, News, Von der Leyen Commission|

EU27 leaders meet in Brussels on 12-13 December to discuss the bloc's next seven-year budget and ways to financially sweeten its 'green component', in order to meet the new European Commission's top priority of making the EU climate-neutral by 2050.

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EU summit: Even without Britain, EU leaders unlikely to take big decisions

By |december 12th, 2019|Brexit, EU summit, News|

European Union leaders meet without Britain on Thursday (12 December), but their departing neighbour's absence will not make agreeing a budget any easier.

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Von der Leyen criticises Finnish presidency’s EU budget proposal

By |december 4th, 2019|EU budget 2021-2027, EU summit, European Commission, European Parliament, Finnish Presidency, MFF, Multi-Annual Financial Framework (MFF), News, Rule of Law Mechanism, Ursula von der Leyen|

The new European Commission President, Ursula von der Leyen, did not mince her words at her first press conference on Wednesday (4 December), criticising a recent proposal of the Finnish EU Presidency for the bloc’s 2021-2027 budget and voicing concern "about the severe cuts in the proposal".

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France halts EU enlargement talks

By |oktober 16th, 2019|Albania, Angela Merkel, Emmanuel Macron, EU enlargement, EU summit, France, Germany, Greater Albania, News, North Macedonia, Prespa agreement, Russia, VMRO-DPMNE, Zoran Zaev|

France on Tuesday (15 October) blocked the opening of accession talks with North Macedonia, despite the promise made by the Union to Skopje that its historic Prespa agreement with Greece would earn it a ticket to the EU membership negotiations.

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Brexit deal within reach in last-ditch talks, but doubts remain

By |oktober 16th, 2019|Boris Johnson, Brexit, Customs Union, DUP, EU summit, Hard Brexit, Irish backstop, Michel Barnier, News|

Britain and the EU made headway on Tuesday (15 October) in last-ditch talks on a Brexit deal ahead of a leaders' summit, but with just hours left to clinch an agreement it was still unclear if London could avoid postponing its scheduled departure on 31...

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