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EU should seek further reforms before offering membership to #EasternNeighbours

EU should seek further reforms before offering membership to #EasternNeighbours

| November 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

  Cristina Gherasimov Twitter Academy Robert Bosch Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme Chatham House (2017) The EU should reiterate firm support for current commitments and for European integration via genuine democratic transformations before promising a path to membership. Agmashenebeli Avenue in Tbilisi is turned into ‘European Street’ in March to celebrate visa-free travel in the […]

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UK PM to attend #EasternPartnership summit

UK PM to attend #EasternPartnership summit

| November 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

On a trip to Brussels today (24 November), UK Prime Minister Theresa May will set out her commitment for the UK to continue to play a critical role in European security after the UK leaves the EU. Taking a leading role at the Eastern Partnership summit, the PM will reflect on the significant economic and […]

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#rescEU: A new European system to tackle natural disasters

#rescEU: A new European system to tackle natural disasters

| November 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

On 23 November, the European Commission revealed ambitious new plans to strengthen Europe’s ability to deal with natural disasters. The proposal is a central part of President Juncker’s agenda of a Europe that protects. The initiative comes in light of more complex and frequent natural disasters that have seriously affected many European countries over recent […]

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Britain to hike levy on most polluting #diesel cars

Britain to hike levy on most polluting #diesel cars

| November 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

Britain will increase the tax paid by those driving new diesel cars that do not meet the latest emissions standards from next year, in the latest blow to the hard-pressed sector, writes Costas Pitas. Sales of diesel cars have fallen 15% so far this year in Europe’s second-biggest autos market, whilst demand for petrol has […]

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Waiting for May, Brussels eyes December #Brexit deal

Waiting for May, Brussels eyes December #Brexit deal

| November 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

When Theresa May visits Brussels on Friday (24 November), EU negotiators will be listening intently for signs the British prime minister is preparing to risk a domestic backlash and raise her offer to secure a Brexit deal in December, write Alastair Macdonald and Jan Strupczewski. European Union officials and diplomats from the other 27 member […]

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#UKBudget: UK sees weak growth, more borrowing, but Hammond says he will spend

#UKBudget: UK sees weak growth, more borrowing, but Hammond says he will spend

| November 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

Brexit-bound Britain slashed its economic growth forecasts and ramped up its borrowing plans going into the 2020s, but Chancellor Philip Hammond announced a number of spending steps aimed at winning back voters, write William Schomberg, David Milliken and William James. Hammond was under heavy pressure to use his budget statement on Wednesday (22 November) to […]

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The vertiginous rise and fall of a #Saudi prince

The vertiginous rise and fall of a #Saudi prince

| November 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

The announcement of the arrest in Saudi Arabia of dozens of princes, ministers and former ministers in Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s new anti-corruption probe took the world by surprise. But while most media attention outside Saudi Arabia has focused on billionaire investor Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, the detention of two sons of the late […]

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