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EU support among #Germans reaches 25-year high, survey shows

EU support among #Germans reaches 25-year high, survey shows

| March 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

Support in Germany for the European Union has never been higher in the past 25 years despite a rise of populist and euroskeptic parties across the continent, a survey showed on Thursday (23 March). The poll among some 1,000 Germans, conducted by the GfK research group and commissioned by the BdB private banking association, showed […]

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#Poland warns it may not adopt EU’s Rome declaration

#Poland warns it may not adopt EU’s Rome declaration

| March 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

Poland may not accept the Rome declaration, which will chart the European Union’s course after Britain leaves, if the document does not touch upon issues Warsaw considers crucial, the country’s prime minister said. A draft of the declaration says EU leaders will work towards a Union which promotes economic and social progress as well as […]

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Statement by European Commission President Juncker on the #LondonAttacks

Statement by European Commission President Juncker on the #LondonAttacks

My thoughts are with London tonight (22 March), with the families of the victims, with the commuters travelling home, with the people across the country and the world trying to get in touch with their loved ones, with the emergency services working courageously tonight, as every other night. Today marks one year since the people […]

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Portugal PM demands #Dijsselbloem step down over ‘xenophobic’ remarks

Portugal PM demands #Dijsselbloem step down over ‘xenophobic’ remarks

| March 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

Portugal’s Prime Minister demanded the resignation of eurogroup chairman Jeroen Dijsselbloem on Wednesday (22 March) over remarks he called “racist, xenophobic and sexist” and said Europe would only be credible once he left. Dijsselbloem suggested in an interview at the weekend with German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung that southern European countries that received EU financial […]

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#Scottish parliament begins debate on new independence referendum

#Scottish parliament begins debate on new independence referendum

| March 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon sought backing from the Edinburgh parliament on Tuesday (21 March) for her proposal to hold a new referendum on independence from the United Kingdom, the first formal step in a process resisted by London. The parliament started a two-day debate on Sturgeon’s proposal to hold a referendum in late 2018 […]

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EU-#Turkey: anatomy of a difficult relationship

EU-#Turkey: anatomy of a difficult relationship

“Unacceptable.” President Antonio Tajani was clear this week in his condemnation of Turkey accusing Germany and the Netherlands of Nazi methods for preventing Turkish ministers from campaigning in their countries in favour of a referendum to give the president additional powers. Although the EU and Turkey cooperate on anything from trade to migration, relations have […]

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Dutch report urges strong Britain-EU trade ties after #Brexit

Dutch report urges strong Britain-EU trade ties after #Brexit

| March 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Netherlands should push for the European Union to keep strong trade ties with Britain after the British quit the EU, a report commissioned by the Dutch parliament said on Tuesday (21 March). Britain is the Netherlands’ second-largest trading partner, accounting for 9% of exports, according to the paper by two members of the Dutch […]

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