EU faces budget deadlock as national positions drift further away

By |november 6th, 2019|EU budget, European Council, Germany, Günther Oettinger, MFF, net contributors, News, The Netherlands|

The Commission's proposal for the EU's new long-term budget has been caught in the crossfire as net contributors criticise the idea of having to pay more while a number of southern and eastern member states have joined forces to oppose planned cuts in traditional policies. 

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EU approves Brexit ‘flextension’ until 31 January

By |oktober 28th, 2019|Brexit, Donald Tusk, EU27, European Council, flextension, House of Commons, News, UK|

The EU27 ambassadors agreed on Monday (28 October) to extend the Brexit negotiations for a further three months until 31 January although the UK will be able to leave as soon as the ratification of the withdrawal agreement is completed. 

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Summit concludes with no progress on EU’s long-term budget

By |oktober 18th, 2019|EU budget, European Council, Multi-Annual Financial Framework (MFF), News|

EU leaders failed to narrow their differences over the EU's seven-year budget for 2021-27,  the Multiannual Financial Framework, as member states maintained their entrenched positions on the EU’s spending volume and priorities. 

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Visegrad 4, North Macedonia in last-ditch effort to change French enlargement veto

By |oktober 17th, 2019|Albania, Donald Tusk, Emmanuel Macron, enlargement, EU accession, EUCO, European Council, Johannes Hahn, News, North Macedonia, Viktor Orbán, Visegrad 4, Zoran Zaev|

In a last-ditch effort on Wednesday evening (16 October) before a decisive EU summit, the Visegrad Four and North Macedonian officials tried to sway the enlargement mood in Brussels.

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EU and UK on brink of a Brexit deal despite Unionist concerns

By |oktober 17th, 2019|Article 50 extension, Boris Johnson, Brexit, European Council, House of Commons, News|

The EU and UK are on the brink of a Brexit deal, but it is unclear whether the Democratic Unionist Party will agree to the new agreement, and when UK lawmakers will vote on the deal.

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Leak: Capitals seek to reform EU summits to cope with Trump era

By |julij 31st, 2019|Charles Michel, Council, European Council, News, strategic agenda|

EU countries are working on a review of their summits to improve their efficiency amid the challenges posed by Donald Trump, China and other foreign actors, according to official notes seen by EURACTIV.com.

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French Minister: ‘There is a long way to go’ on eurozone budget

By |julij 12th, 2019|Emmanuel Macron, European Council, eurozone budget, France, News, Visegrad Four|

France wants to make access to European funds conditional on the European minimum wage and respect for the rule of law, the state secretary for Europe, Amélie de Montchalin, told EURACTIV Slovakia in an interview.

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MEPs furious over Council’s ‘backroom horse-trade’ on EU top jobs

By |julij 4th, 2019|Donald Tusk, EU top jobs, European Council, European Parliament, MEPs, News, Spitzenkandidaten|

Lawmakers of the newly constituted European Parliament slammed EU leaders on Thursday (4 July) for their 'backroom package deal' on the EU's top jobs, with a potential inter-institutional conflict looming ahead as the chamber's decision to approve it i...

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Former German justice minister will vote against von der Leyen

By |julij 3rd, 2019|2019 European elections, European Commission, European Commission president, European Council, Katarina Barley, News, Ursula von der Leyen|

Former German Justice Minister Katarina Barley told EURACTIV in Strasbourg that she wants to vote against Ursula von der Leyen, the European Council's proposed candidate for the European Commission presidency. EURACTIV Germany reports.

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In defiance of European Council, Parliament elects Italian Socialist as new president

By |julij 3rd, 2019|Antonio Tajani, European Council, European Parliament, News, Spitzenkandidaten|

The European Parliament elected Socialist David-Maria Sassoli as its new president and picked its extended leadership on Wednesday (3 July), after EU leaders trashed out a surprise package deal for the EU top jobs during a marathon summit the previous...

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