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#OperationSECTIO – international hit against Belarusian organised crime group involved in international cargo thefts

#OperationSECTIO – international hit against Belarusian organised crime group involved in international cargo thefts

| October 19, 2019

The German Police Department Heidekreis, in co-operation with the French Gendarmerie and Czech authorities, the German State Criminal Police Office of Saxony-Anhalt, EMPACT OPC, and Europol dismantled a Belarusian organized crime group involved in international cargo thefts.  The group was targeting trucks on motorway rest areas and parking lots to steal the cargo. The group […]

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#EUCO – Presidents Tusk and Juncker bid farewell

#EUCO – Presidents Tusk and Juncker bid farewell

| October 19, 2019

The Presidents of the European Council Donald Tusk and European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker say goodbye. Unless there is an emergency European Council on Brexit later in the month this will be the last European Council in which they participate.

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#NorthMacedonia #Albania – ‘I think it was a historic mistake’ Juncker #EUCO #Enlargement

#NorthMacedonia #Albania – ‘I think it was a historic mistake’ Juncker #EUCO #Enlargement

| October 19, 2019

Both President of the European Council, Donald Tusk and President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, both expressed their disappointment that the European Council (18 October) could not agree on opening accession talks with Albania and North Macedonia. Juncker described it as a historic mistake, while President Tusk said that while both countries were ready […]

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EU-27 heads of government endorse the #BrexitDeal 

EU-27 heads of government endorse the #BrexitDeal 

| October 17, 2019

The European Council endorsed the newly minted Brexit deal. President of the European Council Donald Tusk said that it looked like the agreement was close to its final stretch, writes Catherine Feore. Tusk explained why a deal that was impossible yesterday, had become possible today. Standing beside Irish Taoiseach Leo Varadkar he said that Ireland had […]

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#BrexitDeal – European Commission reaches an agreement with the UK

#BrexitDeal – European Commission reaches an agreement with the UK

| October 17, 2019

The European Commission has today (17 October) recommended the European Council (Article 50) to endorse the agreement reached at negotiator level on the Withdrawal Agreement, including a revised Protocol on Ireland / Northern Ireland, and approve a revised Political Declaration on the framework of the future EU-UK relationship. The Commission also recommends that the European […]

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Vice President Dombrovskis and Commissioner #Moscovici in #WashingtonDC

Vice President Dombrovskis and Commissioner #Moscovici in #WashingtonDC

| October 17, 2019

Commissioner Moscovici will participate in the meeting of G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors. The vice president and the Commissioner will also participate in a series of bilateral meetings and speaking engagements. Vice-President Dombrovskis will meet, among others, Heath Tarbert, Chairman and Chief Executive of the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission; Oksana Markarova, Ukraine […]

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#EuropeanAgendaOnMigration four years on: Marked progress needs consolidating in face of volatile situation

#EuropeanAgendaOnMigration four years on: Marked progress needs consolidating in face of volatile situation

| October 17, 2019

Ahead of the October European Council, the European Commission is reporting on key progress under the European Agenda on Migration since 2015, with focus on steps taken by the EU since the last progress report in March 2019. The Commission also set out those areas where work must continue to address current and future migration […]

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