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Tag: Slovakia

#Defence: European Commission welcomes steps towards #PermanentStructuredCooperation

#Defence: European Commission welcomes steps towards #PermanentStructuredCooperation

| November 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

President Juncker has been calling for a stronger Europe on security and defence since his election campaign, saying in April 2014: “I believe that we need to take more seriously the provisions of the existing Treaty that allow those European countries who want to do this to progressively build up a common European defence. I […]

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MEPs from across Europe pledge renewed support for #Holocaust survivors over restitution

MEPs from across Europe pledge renewed support for #Holocaust survivors over restitution

On 26 June, MEPs from more than 20 EU member states and five European political groups have backed a pledge to increase support for Holocaust survivors and their families seeking the return of stolen and looted WW2 property. Seventy-one MEPs, representing a wide range of groups from across the political spectrum, issued a joint declaration promising […]

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#StateAid: Commission approves Slovak support of €36 million for construction of the national football stadium

#StateAid: Commission approves Slovak support of €36 million for construction of the national football stadium

The European Commission has approved under EU state aid rules Slovakia’s support for the construction of the national football stadium in Bratislava. The Commission found that the measure will further the promotion of sport and culture while preserving competition in the EU’s Single Market. Slovakia notified the Commission of its plans to grant in total […]

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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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