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#Merkel: ‘Europe must take its fate into its own hands’

#Merkel: ‘Europe must take its fate into its own hands’

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says the days when Europe could completely depend on others are over. Merkel said that this was what she had experienced over the last few days, referring to the NATO and G7 Summits, writes Catherine Feore. Trumps first foreign trip and participation at two high-level summits provided the back drop to the Chancellor’s […]

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Council and Parliament agree on new mechanism to better protect Europeans from new #PsychoactiveSubstances

Council and Parliament agree on new mechanism to better protect Europeans from new #PsychoactiveSubstances

On 29 May, the Council and the Parliament reached a political agreement on a package reforming the legislation on new psychoactive substances (NPS) used as alternatives to illicit drugs.  The new mechanism will allow for a more effective and efficient EU response to new psychoactive substances, which are appearing on the EU market at an […]

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EU executive says #Poland’s minister misrepresents dispute

EU executive says #Poland’s minister misrepresents dispute

| May 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

The European Union’s executive on Monday (29 May) accused Poland’s Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski (pictured) of misrepresenting the nature of the spat between Warsaw and Brussels over rule of law, writes Gabriela Baczynska. Waszczykowski was quoted as saying over the weekend by Politico that the European Commission’s deputy head, Frans Timmermans, was waging a “a personal […]

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Commission welcomes adoption of new rules to block #TaxAvoidance

Commission welcomes adoption of new rules to block #TaxAvoidance

The European Commission has welcomed the formal adoption today (29 May) of new EU rules to prevent tax avoidance via non-EU countries. The agreed rules will stop companies from escaping tax by exploiting the mismatches between Member States’ and non-EU countries’ tax systems (“hybrid mismatches”). Today’s (29 May) agreement completes the Anti Tax Avoidance Directive […]

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Over €44 million of funding to help people in need in #Afghanistan, #Iran and #Pakistan

Over €44 million of funding to help people in need in #Afghanistan, #Iran and #Pakistan

The European Commission has announced humanitarian assistance of over €44 million to help people in need in South-West and Central Asia, who continue to face the consequences of years of conflicts and displacement, as well as recurrent natural disasters. The funding will support Afghan refugees and their families in Iran and Pakistan, help victims of […]

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#POTUSAbroad: Trump meets EU presidents, disagreement on #Russia

#POTUSAbroad: Trump meets EU presidents, disagreement on #Russia

| May 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

Today (25 May) Donald Tusk, president of the European Council, and Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the European Commission and Antonio Tajani, president of the European Parliament, meet Donald Trump, president of the USA. This is the first meeting between the leaders, writes Catherine Feore. After the meeting, Tusk said that many issues were discussed including […]

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A new strategy to put culture at the heart of EU #InternationalRelations

A new strategy to put culture at the heart of EU #InternationalRelations

Why has the Commission adopted an EU Strategy for international cultural relations? In a fast-changing, inter-connected world, cultural relations offer a unique opportunity for improving relations with EU partner countries. Culture is a valuable resource to tackle many of the challenges Europe and the world are currently facing – such as the integration of refugees […]

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