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#Petry: Leader of AfD resigns less than 24 hours since election success

#Petry: Leader of AfD resigns less than 24 hours since election success

| September 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) yesterday (24 September) celebrated becoming the third largest party in Germany. This morning the party’s leader, Frauke Petry, resigned at the party’s press conference and declared that she would sit as an independent in the Bundestag, writes Catherine Feore. It is estimated that the AfD won 12.6% of the vote and […]

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#Greece’s finances stabilised, the excessive deficit procedure is closed

#Greece’s finances stabilised, the excessive deficit procedure is closed

| September 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Council has closed the excessive deficit procedure for Greece. It confirmed that the country’s deficit is now below 3% of GDP, the EU’s reference value for government deficits. On 25 September 2017, the Council repeals its 2009 decision on the existence of an excessive deficit. Toomas Tõniste, minister for finance of Estonia, said: “After […]

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#Germany heading towards ‘Jamaica’ coalition

#Germany heading towards ‘Jamaica’ coalition

| September 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

Merkel’s CDU/CSU will – as predicted – form the next government. The SPD have already ruled themselves out of any future coalition, the so-called ‘Jamaica’ coalition looks like the most likely outcome, writes Catherine Feore. The result was disappointing for the mainstream centre right and social democratic parties. Today’s main winner was the Alternative für […]

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#Brexit: May will say the EU-27 and the UK have a responsibility to reach a deal #Florence

#Brexit: May will say the EU-27 and the UK have a responsibility to reach a deal #Florence

| September 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

Prime Minister Theresa May will make what has been trailed as a transformative speech in Florence today. Having moved the furniture on the deck, taking Olly Robbins into Number 10, held a marathon cabinet meeting – no doubt with the aim of getting the awkward squad on board – and delayed already hard-pressed negotiations for […]

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#Brexit: ‘I will never allow Ireland to suffer by the British decision to leave the EU’ Verhofstadt

#Brexit: ‘I will never allow Ireland to suffer by the British decision to leave the EU’ Verhofstadt

| September 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

Guy Verhofstadt MEP, addressed both houses of the Irish Parliament (Oireachtas) today (20 September). Verhofstadt told members of parliament that the European Parliament will never allow Ireland to suffer because of the British decision to leave the EU. This, he said, was a firm commitment from the European Parliament, as well as one from the […]

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#Brexit reshuffle solves one problem but creates a host of others

#Brexit reshuffle solves one problem but creates a host of others

| September 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

Jill Rutter, Programme Director for the Institute for Government in the UK, has written a blog on what the Olly Robbins move to No. 10 means? Rutter argues that the team need stability and clear lines of authority. To paraphrase Kissinger – who does Europe call if it wants to speak to the UK on Brexit? […]

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#CETA: UK lauds benefits of EU-Canada trade agreement which enters into force tomorrow

#CETA: UK lauds benefits of EU-Canada trade agreement which enters into force tomorrow

| September 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

Tomorrow (21 September) the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between the EU and Canada enters into force provisionally. Welcoming this milestone in the EU’s trade policy, President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker said: “This agreement encapsulates what we want our trade policy to be – an instrument for growth that benefits European companies […]

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