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#eu2019ro – ‘We have fulfilled all the conditions for Schengen membership’ Teodorovici

#eu2019ro – ‘We have fulfilled all the conditions for Schengen membership’ Teodorovici

| January 15, 2019

Today (15 January) MEPs meeting in Strasbourg discussed the priorities of the incoming Romanian Presidency of the European Council. This is the first time that Romania – which joined the EU in 2007 – will hold the Presidency. We asked Finance Minister Eugen Teodorovici about the next six months of what will be an unusual […]

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#Romania has a lot of work to do at home and in Brussels say #Greens

#Romania has a lot of work to do at home and in Brussels say #Greens

| January 11, 2019

At the start of the Romanian Presidency of the EU Council, Philippe Lamberts (pictured), president of the Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament said:  “There is little time left in this legislature but a lot of work to do. Dublin reform, climate protection, CO2 emissions from cars and trucks, the protection of whistleblowers, tax justice, […]

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#JunckerPlan supports #WomenEntrepreneurs in #Romania

#JunckerPlan supports #WomenEntrepreneurs in #Romania

| January 10, 2019

The Investment Plan for Europe – the Juncker Plan – is backing a €22.3 million European Investment Bank (EIB) loan to Garanti Bank Romania, to support some 260 Romanian small and medium businesses. A part of this loan will be dedicated to facilitating access to finance for businesses run by women, to support female entrepreneurship […]

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#Romania2019 – MEPs expect focus on budget and future EU

#Romania2019 – MEPs expect focus on budget and future EU

| January 7, 2019

Romania took over the rotating presidency of the Council on 1 January, for the first time since joining the EU in 2007. Romanian MEPs told us what they are expecting. For its six-month term, Romania has set out the following priorities: Stimulate EU growth; improve conditions for competiveness; strengthen internal security; promote European common values […]

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#StateAid – Commission refers #Romania to Court for failure to recover illegal aid worth up to €92 million

#StateAid – Commission refers #Romania to Court for failure to recover illegal aid worth up to €92 million

| December 13, 2018

The European Commission has decided to refer Romania to the European Court of Justice for failing to fully recover illegal state aid worth up to €92 million from Viorel and Ioan Micula and their group of companies, as required by a Commission decision of 2015. An arbitral award of December 2013 (Micula v Romania) found […]

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European Commission refuses to face up to the truth about Romania

European Commission refuses to face up to the truth about Romania

| December 5, 2018

Faced with the rise of authoritarian populism, the EU has struggled to fulfil its mandate as a guardian of democratic standards adopted in the 1990s as a precondition for enlargement to the east, writes David Clark. Enforcement measures initiated against Hungary and Poland earlier this year come fully eight years after Viktor Orban began his […]

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European Commission under fire for CVM Report on #Romania

European Commission under fire for CVM Report on #Romania

| November 29, 2018

The opinion of the Romanian Constitutional Court is now expected to be delivered on 12th December. But in the meanwhile concerns have been expressed that the European Commission’s CVM Report on Romania failed to address a number of key issues, writes James Wilson. For example, this year has seen a Romanian parliamentary inquiry unearth 65 […]

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