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#EHFG2016: European Health Forum Gastein 2016 kicks off with discussions on silver economy and migration in Europe

#EHFG2016: European Health Forum Gastein 2016 kicks off with discussions on silver economy and migration in Europe

| September 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

The primary forum to debate all things health policy for nearly 20 years, the European Health Forum Gastein (EHFG), 28-30 September, opens today (28 September). This year’s theme is ‘Demographics and Diversity in Europe – New Solutions for Health’, with key input from European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety Vytenis Andriukaitis, World Health Organization […]

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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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#Brexit? What Brexit? EU on cruise control

#Brexit? What Brexit? EU on cruise control

| September 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

The ‘Brexit cruise’ didn’t get very far. EU leaders drifted down the Danube for an hour, said little about Britain over a leisurely shipboard lunch, then circled back to Bratislava to resume Friday’s summit, writes Alastair Macdonald. Beneath the surface, though, things have been stirring on Brexit. Summit chairman Donald Tusk later stirred them up […]

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#Bratislava: Italy’s Renzi steps up attack on EU and Merkel

#Bratislava: Italy’s Renzi steps up attack on EU and Merkel

| September 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi stepped up his attacks against other European Union leaders on Sunday (18 September) after an EU summit in Bratislava which he said amounted to no more than “a nice cruise on the Danube”, writes Gavin Jones. Renzi said at the end of Friday’s summit (16 September) that he was dissatisfied […]

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#Bratislava summit: EU leaders ‘fail to provide a viable vision for Europe’

#Bratislava summit: EU leaders ‘fail to provide a viable vision for Europe’

| September 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

European leaders met in the Slovakian capital for a one-day summit, the first of several confidence-building meetings where a new plan for Europe is to be decided. The gathering was held without the UK and focused on security, defence cooperation and the economy; issues that the 27 member states seemingly agree on. The statement issued […]

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Britain’s May prepares for #Brexit talks, keeps Europe guessing

Britain’s May prepares for #Brexit talks, keeps Europe guessing

| September 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

As Europe clamors to know how Britain plans to implement its decision to leave the European Union, new Prime Minister Theresa May is giving little away, but her strategy is becoming clear, writes Elizabeth Piper. May broke with tradition and invited media to her official country residence, Chequers, last month to film her taking charge […]

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#EU2016SK: What Slovak MEPs expect from their country’s Council presidency

#EU2016SK: What Slovak MEPs expect from their country’s Council presidency

Slovakia takes over the helm of the Council of the EU from the Netherlands on 1 July. Over the next six months the country wants to strengthen the EU’s economy, modernize and deepen the common market in the areas of energy and digital economy and work on a sustainable migration and asylum policy. In addition […]

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