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Since #Brexit vote, Europeans warm again to EU

Since #Brexit vote, Europeans warm again to EU

| June 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

Europeans think much better of the EU now than they did a year ago when Britons dealt the Union a heavy blow by voting to leave, a survey showed on Thursday (15 June), writes Alastair Macdonald. Support surged by 18 percentage points in both Germany and France, which just elected europhile centrist Emmanuel Macron as […]

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#Kazakhstan jumps 15 spots on IMD World Competitiveness ranking

#Kazakhstan jumps 15 spots on IMD World Competitiveness ranking

| June 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

Kazakhstan climbed from 47th to 32th place in the IMD World Competitiveness ranking, evaluating business efficiency, public finance and domestic economy. The new ranking shows Kazakhstan surpassing states such as Spain, Saudi Arabia, Poland, Portugal, Italy, Russia, Turkey and Ukraine. “Kazakhstan has demonstrated the greatest progress on public finances and domestic economy indicators. The public […]

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European Parliament urges EU countries to speed up relocation of #refugees, particularly children

European Parliament urges EU countries to speed up relocation of #refugees, particularly children

EU countries must fulfil their obligations to take in asylum-seekers from Greece and Italy, giving priority to unaccompanied minors, said Parliament on Thursday (18 May). Finland and Malta the only member states on track to reach their targets Commission must consider infringement procedures relocation measures must be extended until the reform of the “Dublin” asylum […]

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MEPs to urge EU countries to speed up transfer of #refugees from Italy and Greece

MEPs to urge EU countries to speed up transfer of #refugees from Italy and Greece

MEPs will urge EU countries on Tuesday morning (16 May) to accelerate the transfer of refugees from Italy and Greece to other member states, as agreed in September 2015. Under two Council decisions adopted in September 2015, member states committed to relocate 160,000 asylum-seekers from these two ‘frontline’ countries by September 2017, but only 18,418 […]

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Migration hotspots are working, but critical issues remain, say EU Auditors

Migration hotspots are working, but critical issues remain, say EU Auditors

The EU’s “hotspot” approach for irregular migrants arriving in Italy and Greece has helped to significantly improve the registration, identification and security checking of migrants. But more needs to be done as thousands of migrants are still stranded on the Greek islands after their arrival, according to a new report from the European Court of […]

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#EU60: The awakening

#EU60: The awakening

On the 60th anniversary of the signature of the Treaty of Rome (25 March), Etienne Davignon, president of Friends of Europe, launches an appeal for an awakening of a European ideal. A list of co-signatories can be found under the article. The European debate is confused, characterized by doubt, fear and disenchantment. Now we are […]

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Brussels warns French #economy is out of kilter and chides Germany, Italy

Brussels warns French #economy is out of kilter and chides Germany, Italy

| February 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

The European Commission warned France two months before elections that its economy was out of balance and in need of reforms as it also chided Germany and Italy. The European Union’s executive arm published in-depth reviews on Wednesday (22 February) of the economies of several countries identified last November as having “imbalances” or “excessive imbalances”, […]

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