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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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Europe’s organized civil society examines EU migration and development policies at EESC Plenary (27-28 May 2015)

Europe’s organized civil society examines EU migration and development policies at EESC Plenary (27-28 May 2015)

On Thursday 28 May, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) will welcome International Cooperation and Development Commissioner Neven Mimica and  Home Affairs, Migration and Citizenship Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos to examine and discuss the situation at the EU’s external border in the areas of development and migration. At 9h Commissioner Neven Mimica will take part […]

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Riga summit: Amorphous partnership

Riga summit: Amorphous partnership

| May 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

Opinion by Anna van Densky Unlike the Riga Summit of 2013, which triggered a sequence of events ending in the current Ukranian conflict, this year’s meeting of the EU and six Eastern Partnership (EaP) contries did not contain any substantial challenges to struggle towards. On the contrary, the ambitious project of integrating the former Soviet […]

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Email mistake reveals Bank of England’s EU exit project

Email mistake reveals Bank of England’s EU exit project

The Bank of England has confirmed it is researching the financial risks of the UK leaving the EU after it “inadvertently” sent details of its work to a national newspaper. A senior official sent an email about its confidential project on the issue to an editor at the Guardian newspaper. A spokesman for the bank […]

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