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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LEAK: Finland’s EU budget proposal limits expenditure to 1.06% of GNI

By |december 2nd, 2019|EU budget, Finnish Presidency, Multi-Annual Financial Framework (MFF), News|

Finland’s rotating presidency of the EU proposed an expenditure of 1.07% of the region's gross national income (GNI) for the period 2021- 2027, slightly increasing its past ceiling but below the European Commission and the European Parliament proposals, according to the draft proposal seen by EURACTIV.com.

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More focus needed on food waste in the creation of a circular economy

By |november 22nd, 2019|circular economy, Finnish Presidency, food waste, Kellog's, Nestle, News|

Ahead of a Finnish Council Presidency’s conference that aims to set the EU agenda for action on food waste towards 2030, a number of companies have made commitments to reduce their food waste, but a number of barriers still stand in their way.

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MEPs shut out of Hungary Council hearing as rule of law situation worsens

By |november 22nd, 2019|Article 7, civil liberties commitee, EU Parliament, European Parliament, Finnish Presidency, Hungary, illiberal democracy, independence of judiciary, judicial reform, News, Viktor Orbán|

MEPs are reeling after being shut out of a Council hearing under the Article 7 procedure against Hungary for systemic breaches to the rule of law, as the situation in the country further deteriorates.

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EU faces rift over enlargement policy after French ‘non’

By |november 20th, 2019|Albania, Amelie de Montchalin, Donald Tusk, Emmanuel Macron, EU enlargement, Finnish Presidency, Jean-Claude Juncker, Nato, News, North Macedonia, Prespa agreement, Tytti Tuppurainen, Ursula von der Leyen, Western Balkans|

European Union members wrangled over the rules for joining their club on Tuesday (19 November), after France triggered anger by seeking to postpone bids from Albania and North Macedonia. At the 17-18 October summit, EU heads of state and government...

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Visegrad countries slam Finnish presidency MFF paper

By |oktober 16th, 2019|Antti Rinne, EU budget 2021-2027, Finnish Presidency, MFF, Multi-Annual Financial Framework (MFF), News, rule of law, Visegrad Four|

Ahead of an EU summit starting on Thursday (17 October), diplomats from the four Visegrad countries harshly criticised the Finnish presidency of the Council of the EU for a paper it prepared to help the leaders’ discussion on the bloc’s...

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Finnish PM says EU ready to tie funding to rule-of-law criteria

By |september 30th, 2019|Antti Rinne, EU budget 2021-2027, Finnish Presidency, illiberal democracy, Jyrki Katainen, News, rule of law, Viktor Orbán|

Finnish Prime Minister Antti Rinne said on Sunday (29 September) that all EU countries looked ready to accept that EU funding should be made conditional on democratic principles, he told Finland's public broadcaster YLE.

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Carbon-capture crops need incentives through CAP, EU ministers said

By |september 26th, 2019|carbon capture, carbon sequestration, carbon storage, Common Agicultural Policy, Finnish Presidency, Jari Leppa, News, Norbert Lins, Phil Hogan, Teresa Bellanova|

Soil carbon sequestration and other measures intended to reduce net greenhouse emissions in farming require proper funding and a degree of flexibility, EU agriculture ministers agreed at an informal meeting hosted by the Finnish Council presidency.

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Five EU states agree migration deal, look for broader backing

By |september 24th, 2019|coalition of the willing, Finnish Presidency, Italy, Malta, Mediterranean, News, refugee crisis|

Interior ministers from five European Union countries said on Monday (23 September) they had agreed a new scheme to distribute migrants saved from the Mediterranean in a deal aimed at relieving the pressure on southern EU states.

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EU eyes end of energy tax waivers for air and sea transport sectors

By |september 10th, 2019|air transport, carbon emissions, Climate Change, energy tax, Finnish Presidency, News, sea shipping, Ursula von der Leyen|

The European Union is studying a reform of energy taxes to align them with climate targets, an EU document showed, listing as possible measures higher minimum tax rates, fossil fuel levies and the end of waivers for the air and sea transport sectors.

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