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EU budget deal strengthens response to refugee crisis

EU budget deal strengthens response to refugee crisis

| November 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

An agreement was reached on the 2016 EU budget under extraordinary circumstances as the world witnessed the terrible attacks in Paris. The EU institutions have taken their responsibility by concluding a deal well ahead of the deadline. Before finalizing the agreement in the early hours of Saturday (14 November), negotiators observed a minute of silence […]

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European Parliament this week: Greece, quantitative easing, energy union, Syria, electoral law

European Parliament this week: Greece, quantitative easing, energy union, Syria, electoral law

| November 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

It’s a busy week ahead in Brussels as members return from duties in their constituencies or with parliamentary delegations. In coming days committees deal with the macroeconomic programme for Greece, plans for energy union and the ECB’s quantitative easing programme. In plenary on Wednesday (11 November) MEPs are set to discuss and vote on EU […]

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Statement following David Cameron-Donald Tusk bilateral meeting

Statement following David Cameron-Donald Tusk bilateral meeting

| September 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

Following the 24 September meeting between UK Prime Minister David Cameron and European Council President Donald Tusk, a No. 10 spokesperson said: “The Prime Minister met with European Council President Donald Tusk this morning to discuss the renegotiation of the UK’s relationship with the EU. “They welcomed the progress in the ongoing technical talks that […]

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EU Investment Offensive: Vice President Katainen takes roadshow to Italy

EU Investment Offensive: Vice President Katainen takes roadshow to Italy

| January 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

European Commission Vice President Jyrki Katainen, responsible for jobs, growth, investment and competitiveness, will undertake a two-day visit to Italy (Rome 15 January and Milan 16 January), as part of a 28-country roadshow to promote the EU Investment Plan, worth more than €300 billion. The aim is to explain the new opportunities which the Investment […]

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EU Investment Plan: Vice President Katainen launches investment roadshow

EU Investment Plan: Vice President Katainen launches investment roadshow

| December 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

European Commission Vice President Jyrki Katainen (pictured), responsible for jobs, growth, investment and competitiveness, today (15 December) launched a 28-country roadshow to promote the EU Investment Plan, worth more than €300 billion, and to explain the new opportunities open to governments, investors, businesses, as well as regional authorities, trade unions and communities. Vice President Katainen […]

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Euromed Summit of economic and social interest groups and institutions in Cyprus: ‘The potential of the Mediterranean region lies in its people’

Euromed Summit of economic and social interest groups and institutions in Cyprus: ‘The potential of the Mediterranean region lies in its people’

| November 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

  Women and young people must have the chance of receiving a solid education, support to help them succeed as entrepreneurs, and labour conditions that offer them proper social protection. The social economy can offer one possible way for people to get out of poverty, social exclusion and the informal economy. These are some of […]

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Competitiveness Council: 25-26 September

Competitiveness Council: 25-26 September

| September 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

The first Competitiveness Council under the mandate of the Italian EU Presidency will take place in Brussels on 25-26 September 2014. On 25 September, Sandro Gozi, Italian Secretary of State for European Policy will chair the Council for the industry and internal market points. The European Commission will be represented by Vice President Michel Barnier responsible for internal market […]

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