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Portugal PM demands #Dijsselbloem step down over ‘xenophobic’ remarks

Portugal PM demands #Dijsselbloem step down over ‘xenophobic’ remarks

| March 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

Portugal’s Prime Minister demanded the resignation of eurogroup chairman Jeroen Dijsselbloem on Wednesday (22 March) over remarks he called “racist, xenophobic and sexist” and said Europe would only be credible once he left. Dijsselbloem suggested in an interview at the weekend with German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung that southern European countries that received EU financial […]

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#ProjectDiamond begins where #PinkPanther left off

#ProjectDiamond begins where #PinkPanther left off

| January 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

This week Europol organized, together with Austria and Switzerland, the first international conference on jewellery robbery and burglary under a new umbrella project entitled ‘Diamond’. Hosted at Europol’s headquarters in The Hague, the event brought together more than 70 experts from almost all EU Member States, as well as third parties from Europe, Asia, the […]

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Commission proposes first research partnership in #Mediterranean to increase food and water sustainability

Commission proposes first research partnership in #Mediterranean to increase food and water sustainability

| October 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Commission proposed first research partnership of its kind in the Mediterranean Area to develop much-needed novel solutions for sustainable water management and food production. Today the Commission has presented a proposal for a Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area – PRIMA. The first partnership of its kind in the Mediterranean basin […]

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‘Hell on earth’: MEPs debate #Aleppo and role of Russia in Syria conflict

‘Hell on earth’: MEPs debate #Aleppo and role of Russia in Syria conflict

With the collapse of a US-Russia brokered ceasefire last month, the war in Syria looks as intractable as ever and violence has escalated in the past fortnight. During a plenary debate on Wednesday afternoon (5 October) several MEPs criticised Russia’s involvement in the conflict with others calling for the EU to play a greater role […]

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#REGI and ECON to debate possible suspension of structural funds for Spain and Portugal with the #Commission

#REGI and ECON to debate possible suspension of structural funds for Spain and Portugal with the #Commission

| September 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

Should EU Structural and Investment Funds for Spain and Portugal be suspended, following Council’s 12 July decision to trigger the ‘excessive deficit’ procedure? MEPs from the Regional Development and Economic Affairs committees will debate a possible suspension of structural funds for Spain and Portugal with the EU Commission in Strasbourg on Monday 3 October, in […]

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#PES: Progressive Europe ministers call to step up efforts for a more social Europe

#PES: Progressive Europe ministers call to step up efforts for a more social Europe

| September 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

The European Ministers from the Party of European Socialists met in Brussels on 20 September to prepare for the General Affairs Council meeting and to follow up on the outcome of last week’s Bratislava Summit of the EU head of states. The French European Minister and Chair of the PES GAC Ministers’ Network Harlem Désir […]

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#StabilityandGrowthPact: Fiscal proposals for #Spain and #Portugal

#StabilityandGrowthPact: Fiscal proposals for #Spain and #Portugal

Following the Council decision of 12 July 2016 that Spain and Portugal did not take effective action to correct their excessive deficits, the Commission today recommends a new fiscal adjustment path for both countries. The College of Commissioners also recommends that the fine be cancelled for both countries, a recommendation which the Council will need […]

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