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Europe’s social dimension: President Juncker and Prime Minister Löfven present way forward after #SocialSummit

Europe’s social dimension: President Juncker and Prime Minister Löfven present way forward after #SocialSummit

| November 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

Less than two weeks after the Social Summit, which took place on 17 November in Gothenburg, the two hosts of the summit, European Commission President Juncker and Swedish Prime Minister Löfven, take stock of its outcome. The concluding report published on 28 November will serve to frame the follow-up of the Summit, which starts with the December […]

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The #HangzhouG20Summit – what is at stake?

The #HangzhouG20Summit – what is at stake?

| August 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

On 4-5 September, the city of Hangzhou is set to host the first ever summit of G20 leaders in China. By welcoming G20 leaders for their 11th gathering, China is hitting another crucial milestone in demonstrating its increasing indispensability to global economic governance, following the organization of the 2014 summit of the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation […]

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#Greece: Juncker appoints EU Coordinator to organise operational implementation in Greece

#Greece: Juncker appoints EU Coordinator to organise operational implementation in Greece

President Jean-Claude Juncker has appointed Maarten Verwey to act as the EU Coordinator to implement the EU-Turkey statement. This follows the agreement by heads of state or government meeting in the European Council today that “the Commission will coordinate and organise together with member states and agencies the necessary support structures to implement it effectively.” Following […]

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#TamponTaxDeal: British MPs and MEPs welcome UK’s tampon tax deal

#TamponTaxDeal: British MPs and MEPs welcome UK’s tampon tax deal

The so-called Tampon Tax on British sanitary products will be scrapped after European Union leaders agreed on allowing a zero VAT rating on these products at the European Summit in Brussels. On 17 March, all 28 EU leaders agreed to a statement welcoming “the intention of the Commission to include proposals for increased flexibility for member […]

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#Savchenko: Open Dialog Foundation calls on EU member states to support introduction of ‘Savchenko List’

#Savchenko: Open Dialog Foundation calls on EU member states to support introduction of ‘Savchenko List’

The Open Dialog Foundation (ODF) calls on all EU member states to support the introduction of “targeted sanctions against individuals responsible for the unlawful kidnapping, persecution and detention of Nadiya Savchenko”. The Ukrainian woman (pictured), a politician and pilot, is since 2014 imprisoned in Russia. During last week’s plenary session in Strasbourg, upon an initiative […]

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#EuropeanCouncil: ‘We cannot and should not outsource our problems to Turkey,’ says Martin Schulz

#EuropeanCouncil: ‘We cannot and should not outsource our problems to Turkey,’ says Martin Schulz

Talks with Turkey on dealing with the refugee crisis should not be linked to the country’s efforts to join the EU, warned Martin Schulz in Brussels. The European Parliament president addressed European heads of state and government at the start of the EU summit on 17-18 March dedicated to the migration crisis and economic priorities. […]

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#Pressfreedom: ‘Turkey is not a safe place for journalists’, says Sevgi Akarçeşme

#Pressfreedom: ‘Turkey is not a safe place for journalists’, says Sevgi Akarçeşme

Under its leadership of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Turkey disregarding fundamental human rights such as freedom of the press is nothing new – but according to Turkish journalists the situation in the country is getting worse. On Tuesday 15 March, Sevgi Akarçeşme, editor of Today’s Zaman, her colleague and Zaman’s bureau chief in Brussels Selcuk Gültasli […]

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