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Labour to back EU referendum bill, says Harman

Labour to back EU referendum bill, says Harman

Acting leader Harriet Harman (pictured) has said that Labour will now support plans for an EU referendum by the end of 2017. Harman told the Sunday Times the change in position came after they “reflected on the conversations we had on doorsteps” during the election. The PM has pledged to renegotiate a “better deal” for […]

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EU citizens ‘not eligible for UK referendum vote’

EU citizens ‘not eligible for UK referendum vote’

Citizens from most EU countries living in the UK will not get a vote in the referendum on Europe, No 10 has said. The eligibility rules will be broadly the same as for a general election, rather than local or European votes. Irish citizens in the UK are eligible. Residents from two other EU nations, […]

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Martin Schulz on Polish presidential elections

Martin Schulz on Polish presidential elections

European Parliament President Martin Sculz said: “I congratulate Andrzej Duda (pictured) on his election victory (24 May). “Poland-EU relations are a cornerstone of Poland’s recent success story.  I look forward to working with President Duda and hearing his ideas and plans on how to advance the EU project to the mutual benefit of Poland and its […]

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Greece ‘cannot afford IMF repayment’ in June – minister

Greece ‘cannot afford IMF repayment’ in June – minister

What next for Greece?  Greeks feel stress of default threat Greece’s undeclared domestic default Is Greece close to Grexit? Greece cannot make a repayment to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) due on 5 June as it does not have the money, the interior minister says. “The four instalments for the IMF in June are €1.6 […]

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Pittella: Progress on reforms from Tsipras, but IMF must show willingness to compromise

Pittella: Progress on reforms from Tsipras, but IMF must show willingness to compromise

Following the meeting in Athens between Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and the Socialists and Democrats Group President  in the European Parliament,  Pittella said: “These are crucial hours for the negotiation. We must do everything we can to reach an equitable deal between Greece and the creditors. We have asked Tsipras to submit more details […]

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Librarians from EU organizations co-operate on Open Access Challenges

Librarians from EU organizations co-operate on Open Access Challenges

Eurolib, the collaboration group of libraries of the EU institutions, EU agencies and services, held its 2015 general assembly on 21 and 22 May at Cedefop in Thessaloniki, Greece. Discussions mainly focused on library management tools, collaboration and information sharing. Chairing the presidency of the Eurolib network since 2010, Marc Willem, head of Cedefop’s Research […]

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Chatham House publishes paper on Russia

Chatham House publishes paper on Russia

The Chatham House Russia and Eurasia Programme is delighted to announce the publication of a new paper. A ‘New Cold War’? Abusing History, Misunderstanding Russia by Andrew Monaghan The war in Ukraine suggests a new era of competition between the West and Russia. It has (again) revealed both fundamental differences in how European security is […]

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