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epa05716579 German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Federal Chairman of the party CDU, speaks during the closed conference of the federal executive committee of the Christian Democratic Union(CDU) party in Perl-Nennig, Germany, 14 January 2017. The members of the board of the CDU discussed at the two-day closed conference on the upcoming federal elections in September in Germany.  EPA/RONALD WITTEK Merkel warns Trump against protectionism
epa05717114 US troops participate in an official welcome event in Zagan, west Poland, 14 January 2017. US troops from the 3rd Armoured Brigade Combat Team from Fort Carson, Colorado, have been arriving in Poland over the past week. Some 4,000 US soldiers have been deployed as part of troop rotations to Europe that are intended to bolster ties with NATO allies.  EPA/LECH MUSZYNSKI POLAND OUT Us troops receive warm welcome in Poland
epa05711393 Guy Verhofstadt of ALDE and Gianni Pittella of S&D during the European Parliament Presidential debate at the Residence Palace in Brussels, Belgium, 11 January 2017.The European Parliament  Presidential election will take place on 17 January 2017 in Strasbourg.  EPA/STEPHANIE LECOCQ Vehofstadt and two Italians compete on Tuesday for the EU Parliament top job
epa05676881 Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May arrives for the European summit in Brussels, Belgium, 15 December 2016. EU leaders are meeting for a one-day summit which will mainly focus on the implementation of the EU-Turkey agreement on migration and the EU Internal Security Strategy. The 27 leaders later the same day are scheduled to meet informally for a dinner to discuss the Brexit process.  EPA/JULIEN WARNAND Theresa May heads for collision Brexit
epa05719240 (L-R, front) Russian Ambassador to France Alexander Orlov, US Secretary of State John Kerry, French President Francois Hollande, French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault, European Union Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini, French State Secretary for European Affairs Harlem Desir and other foreign ministers and representatives gather for a group photo at the Middle East Peace Conference in Paris, France, 15 January 2017. Foreign ministers and representatives from around 70 countries are seeking to revive the moribund Israeli-Palestinian peace process, which could be dealt a further blow if Trump implements a campaign pledge to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital.  EPA/BERTRAND GUAY / POOL MAXPPP OUT Paris: 70 States tell the Trump not to derail the two-state solution
epa05674918 Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni waits at the Italian Senate prior to a vote of confidence on Gentiloni's government, in Rome, Italy, 14 December 2016. The Upper House of the Italian Parliament is to vote on Gentiloni's government on 14 December, one day after the lower house, the Chamber of Deputies, had confirmed Prime Minister Gentiloni in their voting by 368 (Yes) votes to 105 votes against him.  EPA/GIORGIO ONORATI More than a gentleman: Paolo Gentiloni
epa05112750 A yellow star and the European flag in the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, 20 January 2016.  EPA/PATRICK SEEGER Bad examples of European politics
epa05712954 UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, (C), speaks next to Greek Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades, (R), and Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci, (L), during a press conference after the Conference on Cyprus, on the sideline of the Cyprus Peace Talks, at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, 12 January 2017.  EPA/LAURENT GILLIERON / POOL EU supports Cyprus talks, Erdogan describes solution
epa05620910 YEARENDER 2016 OCTOBER 
Smoke billows from a fire after tents and shacks were set ablaze in the makeshift camp the 'Jungle' during its evacuation in Calais, France, 26 October 2016. The operation to dismantle the 'Jungle' migrant camp in the French port city of Calais continued into a third day. French authorities estimate that there were some 6,000 migrants living in the camp at the beginning of the week, while humanitarian organizations put the number at 8,000. Over 4,000 people have so far been bussed out of the camp to 450 reception centers across the country, according to the French Interior Ministry.  EPA/ETIENNE LAURENT The EU plans refugee camps in Belarus: TAZ
epa05711559 Louis Grech, Maltese Deputy Prime Minister addresses his speech during the Official Opening Ceremony of the 2017 Maltese EU Presidency at the Mediterranean Conference Centre in Valletta, Malta, 11 January 2017.  EPA/DOMENIC AQUILINA Malta’s EU presidency plans under review

EU National News

epa05401380 Leader of Austrian Freedom Party Heinz-Christian Strache listens during a news conference, after the result of the election run-off was overturned by the Austrian Constitutional Court, in Vienna, Austria, 01 July 2016. The right-wing Freedom Party of Austria (FPOe) disputes the Austrian Presidential election run-off results, won by the opposition Alexander Van der Bellen of the Green Party, due to alleged irregularities in the postal ballot. The Austrian Constitutional Court annuls presidential election run-off results, paving way for a new presidential elections to be held.  EPA/LISI NIESNER Austria’s far-right wants total ‘ban’ on Islam
epa05680700 A demonstrator takes part in a demonstration in support of the Constitutional Tribunal (TK) chairman organized by Polish Committee for the Defence of Democracy (KOD) in front of the Constitutional Tribunal building in Warsaw, 18 December 2016. The office term of the court's current head, Andrzej Rzeplinski, expires on 19 December.  EPA/MARCIN OBARA POLAND OUT Venice Commission worried about justice in Poland
07_Board Swedish opposition blocks gender quota bill for company boards
epa05267411 Afghan farmers extract raw opium at a poppy field in caparhr distract of Nangarhar, Afghanistan, 19 April 2016. Raw opium can be processed into heroin. Afghanistan is listed as the world's largest opium producer.  EPA/GHULAMULLAH HABIBI Heroin addiction among child refugees in Sweden
epa04707578 Centre Party leader Juha Sipilä arriving to the Finnish Broadcasting Company studios to attend a election debate in Helsinki, Finland 16 April 2015.  EPA/MARKKU OJALA Finnish opposition accuses PM Sipilä of promoting family business interests

World News

epa05717148 President of Mali Ibrahim Boubacar Keita (C-R) and President of France Francois Hollande (C-L) walk at the France-Africa Summit in Bamako, Mali 14 January 2017. Heads and ministers of 30 African states and France are gathering in the Malian capital for the 27th edition of the France-Africa Summit.  EPA/NICOLAS REMENE Mali’s president hails Hollande
epa05720693 Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko (R) welcomes US Vice President Joe Biden (L) during their meeting in Kiev, Ukraine, 16 January 2017. Biden arrived in Ukraine for a short visit with planned meetings with President Petro Poroshenko and Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman.  EPA/SERGEY DOLZHENKO Joe Biden in Ukraine calls on the West to stand up against Russia
epa05720791 (FILE) - US President-elect Donald Trump climbs onto the stage as he arrives during a campaign rally at the Synergy Flight Center in Bloomington, Illinois, USA, 13 March 2016 (reissued 16 January 2017). In a rare move, Trump has given two European newspapers an interview on 15 January 2017. Speaking to the British 'Times' and German tabloid 'BILD' at the Trump Tower in New York, he stressed that NATO had problems. 'It's obsolete', Trump said.  EPA/TANNEN MAURY Trump says NATO has become “obsolete”
epa05718831 Interior view of a train that has been decorated with large images of Serbian Orthodox religious icons from famous monasteries in Kosovo, departing to Mitrovica, Kosovo, at the railway station in Belgrade, Serbia, 13 January 2017 (issued 15 January 2017). Serbian authorities stopped the train on the Serbian side of the border with Kosovo, alleging that Kosovan special forces were to blow up the tracks. The train had 'Kosovo is Serbain' written in different languages on its coaches.  EPA/STR SERBIA OUT Serbia and Kosovo narrowly avoid border confrontation
epa05339315 A picture made available on 01 June 2016 shows Filipino president-elect Rodrigo Duterte speaking during a press conference in Davao City, southern Philippines, 31 May 2016. Duterte held his first Cabinet meeting at Malacanang Presidential Palace in the South (MPPS), a day after he was inaugurated into office by Congress.  EPA/CERLO EBRANO Duterte threatens with martial law

Leaders' Perspectives

 

 

 

Trump’s defective industrial policy

By: Dani Rodrik

Europe’s new “Indispensable Nations”

By: Joschka Fischer

Water as a Force for Peace

By: Sundeep Waslekar

The Manchurian Cabinet

By: Nina L. Khrushcheva

Japanese Foreign Policy in the Trump Era

By: Bill Emmott

Goodbye to the West

By: Joschka Fischer

The Kremlin and the US election

By: Joseph S. Nye, Jr.

Don’t cry over dead trade agreements

By: Dani Rodrik

How U.S. Internet Commons Policies Lessen Growth Jobs & Security

By: Scott Cleland

Austerity and Democracy are not compatible

By: Basil A. Coronakis

Economic growth is not possible without innovation and startups

By: Ivana Maletić, MEP

Wheeler’s EU Charm tour hopes to keep telecom policy working for Silicon Valley

By: John Strand


Migration: UΝ refugee agency slams Greece epa05708049 Refugees walk in the snow at the Moria refugees camp on Lesvos Island, Greece, 09 January 2017. A cold wave across Greece causing temperatures to drop drastically brought snowfall to many cities.  EPA/STRATIS BALASKAS

After a week of freezing cold temperatures on the Greek islands and the mainland, the country finds the UN refugee

By Irene Kostaki Journalist, New Europe

Energy

14WEB Renewables gain ground in effort to decarbonise energy sector
epa05711214 Former CEO of Exxon Mobile and Donald Trump's nominee for Secretary of State Rex Tillerson testifies at his nomination hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in the Dirksen Senate Office Building in Washington, DC, USA, 11 January 2017. According to Tillerson's Public Financial Disclosure Report, he has nearly 500 million US dollars (approx. 475 million Euros) in assets in Russia and China.  EPA/JIM LO SCALZO Exxon keeps Russian Arctic assets frozen with an eye on Tillerson
artificial island (winter) copy Kashagan oilfield ramps up production to 180,000 barrels per day
p21c Rosneft to boost oil supplies to China via Kazakhstan
01_Turbine Wales leads the way for tidal wave electricity generation
Installations seen at a construction site at an oil facility in the desert at Khurais oil field, about 160 km from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 23 June 2008. A top executive at Saudi Aramco said that the company's plans are on track for its Khurais project south of Riyadh which puts put 1.2 million barrels per day (bpd), Gulf Daily News reported. A statement said the project is valued at $10 billion and would be on time giving another major boost to capacity from the Khursaniyah oil field. The processing facility will handle oil from the Abu Jifan and Mazalij fields, as well as Khurais.  EPA/ALI HAIDER ATTENTION EDITORS, IMAGE TAKEN THROUGH BUS WINDOW OPEC oil output falls in December, survey shows
epa05668760 Police guard the entrance of the Opec headquarters in Vienna, Austria, 10 December, 2016. The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries meet non-OPEC nations in Vienna on Saturday aiming to cut back oil supply to increase prices.  EPA/LISI NIESNER US shale: The big elephant in global oil
p18ca Greece’s Energean to develop Israeli fields with FPSO
14malta EU green lights support for Malta’s Delimara energy plant
Vue aérienne du CNPE de Chooz,  le long de la Meuse. EU approves rescue of French nuclear firm Areva

Internet & ICT

epa05718870 A sign is fixed outside the offices of the research bureau Correctiv in Berlin, Germany, 15 January 2017. US company Facebook has announced a cooperation with Correctiv to prevent the spread of 'fake news' on the social media platform.  EPA/OLIVER WEIKEN Facebook fights fake news in Germany
01_Turbine Wales leads the way for tidal wave electricity generation
epa05525152 Vera Jourova, European Union (EU) Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality, presents the results of the 2016 Consumer Markets Scoreboard in Brussels, Belgium, 05 September 2016.  Question mainly focused on Dieselgate and Volkswagen (VW), due to a scandal involving manipulated data of emission tests.  EPA/OLIVIER HOSLET Briefing: Regulating privacy in the age of Big Data
epa05612771 A Boeing 737-800 airplane of the Irish low-cost carrier Ryanair stands on the apron at the airport in Hamburg, Germany, 01 November 2016. Ryanair has stationed two Boeing 737-800 airplanes at Hamburg airport and thus opened a new base.  EPA/DANIEL BOCKWOLDT Ryanair becomes Europe’s biggest airline by passengers
epa04686501 Indian engineers work on buses at Scania manufacturing and assembly unit on the outskirts of Bangalore, India, 30 March 2015. Swedish Automotive heavy-vehicle maker Scania on 30 March opened its first bus manufacturing facility in India with capacity to produce 1000 buses annually.  EPA/JAGADEESH NV Manufacturers voluntarily return to Sweden
Vue aérienne du CNPE de Chooz,  le long de la Meuse. EU approves rescue of French nuclear firm Areva
epa05709163 European Commissioner for Digital Single Market, Andrus Ansip (L), and European Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality, Vera Jourova (R), give a joint news conference at the end of the weekly meeting of the European Commission, in Brussels, Belgium, 10 January 2017. The media briefing was held on a package of digital initiatives, including the data economy and privacy of electronic communications as well as on the protection of personal data in international exchanges and new data protection rules for EU institutions.  EPA/OLIVIER HOSLET An EU take on combating ‘fake news’
epa05485946 A sailor stands guard on the flight deck of the United States Navy destroyer USS Stethem, at Fleet Base East, during a visit to Sydney, Australia, 15 August 2016. The Stethem is visiting Sydney to promote 'The Great Green Fleet' initiatives undertaken between the Royal Australian Navy and the US Navy to collaborate and develop operational energy efficiency and utilise alternative energy sources.  EPA/DAN HIMBRECHTS AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND OUT Trump plans biggest Navy expansion since the Cold War
epa05699278 A truck transports new Volkswagen (VW) cars from the Volkwagen plant in Wolfsburg, Germany, 05 January 2017. Lawyers representing Volkswagen on 03 January 2017 filed the first lawsuit in Germany about the VW emissions diesel cheating scandal.  EPA/CARSTEN KOALL FBI arrests Volkswagen executive in emissions scandal case
epa01975923 A CRH(China Railway High-speed) bullet train passes a tunnel on the newly built 1,068-kilometer Wuhan-Guangzhou Highspeed Railway in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province 28 December 2009. The railway, with passenger trains only, boasts of the world's fastest train journey with a 350-km-per-hour average speed.  EPA/SHEPHERD ZHOU London becomes the 15th European city linked to China by train

From the NE Knowledge Network



US Ambassador to EU: The EU is not about to fall apart Ambassador of the United States to the EU, Anthony Luzzato Gardner, at the Berlaymont building in Brussels.EUROPEAN UNION, 2016/EC-AUDIO VISUAL SERVICE/JENNIFER JACQUEMART

Outgoing Ambassador of the US to the EU, Anthony Gardner, said the most important message that he has been trying

By Alexandros Koronakis Editor, New Europe

New Europe Columns




Latest Press Releases


EU Commission
Daily News 16 / 01 / 2017 new
November 2016- Euro area international trade in goods surplus €25.9 bn- €6.9 bn surplus for EU28 today
CALENDRIER du 16 janvier au 22 janvier 2017 12:05 Jan 13, 2017
Daily News 13 / 01 / 2017 12:00 Jan 13, 2017
European Commission appoints new Head of Representation in Estonia 12:00 Jan 13, 2017
Commission proposes EU Solidarity Fund assistance following the floods in the United Kingdom 12:00 Jan 13, 2017
First release for the third quarter of 2016- Household saving rate stable at 12.6% in the euro area- Household investment rate nearly stable at 8.5% in the euro area 11:00 Jan 13, 2017
Commission proposes EUR 100 million in Macro-Financial Assistance to the Republic of Moldova 10:37 Jan 13, 2017
Antitrust: Commission welcomes Court of Justice judgment on Animal Feed Phosphates cartel 14:45 Jan 12, 2017
Facility for Refugees in Turkey: Commission Reports on Progress in Fifth Steering Committee 13:15 Jan 12, 2017
Daily News 12 / 01 / 2017 12:00 Jan 12, 2017
The EU’s role in the Cyprus Settlement Process: Questions and Answers 12:00 Jan 12, 2017
Foreign Direct Investment stocks at the end of 2015- The EU continues to be a net investor in the rest of the world- EU and US markets still highly interconnected 11:00 Jan 12, 2017
November 2016 compared with October 2016 – Industrial production up by 1.5% in euro area – Up by 1.6% in EU28 11:00 Jan 12, 2017
Remarks by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker at the Opening Ceremony of the Maltese Presidency of the Council of the EU 20:42 Jan 11, 2017
Remarks by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker at the joint press conference with Joseph Muscat, Prime Minister of Malta 16:59 Jan 11, 2017
Daily News 11 / 01 / 2017 12:00 Jan 11, 2017
Commission Proposes Enhanced Market Access for Sri Lanka as Reform Incentive 12:00 Jan 11, 2017
State aid: Commission approves support for Delimara Gas and Power Energy Project in Malta 11:45 Jan 11, 2017
State aid: Commission refers Spain to Court for failure to recover incompatible aid from digital terrestrial television operators and suspend payments 14:30 Jan 10, 2017
State aid: Commission approves restructuring plan of French Areva group 14:30 Jan 10, 2017
Digital Single Market – Communication on Exchanging and Protecting Personal Data in a Globalised World Questions and Answers 13:33 Jan 10, 2017
Building the European Data Economy – Questions and answers 13:28 Jan 10, 2017
Digital Single Market – Stronger privacy rules for electronic communications 13:28 Jan 10, 2017
Commission outlines next steps towards a European data economy 13:27 Jan 10, 2017
Commission proposes high level of privacy rules for all electronic communications and updates data protection rules for EU institutions 13:24 Jan 10, 2017
A services economy that works for Europeans: Questions and Answers 12:34 Jan 10, 2017
Commission modernises policy on health and safety at work: frequently asked questions 12:33 Jan 10, 2017
Commission follows up on workers’ protection from cancer-causing chemicals: frequently asked questions 12:33 Jan 10, 2017
A services economy that works for Europeans 12:33 Jan 10, 2017
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EU Parliament
Article – Refugee crisis: ‘The scenes of 2015 must not be repeated’ 16:16 Jan 13, 2017
Article – All you need to know about the election of the new Parliament president 12:08 Jan 13, 2017
Press release – Maltese Presidency priorities discussed in committee – Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs – Committee on Legal Affairs 17:37 Jan 12, 2017
Press release – Committees satisfied that Oettinger is in a position to assume budget portfolio – Committee on Legal Affairs – Committee on Budgets – Committee on Budgetary Control 15:55 Jan 12, 2017
Article – Robots: are new rules needed to regulate their use? 13:32 Jan 12, 2017
Press release – Robots: Legal Affairs Committee calls for EU-wide rules – Committee on Legal Affairs 12:27 Jan 12, 2017
Background – Mid-term election of new EP President, 14 Vice-Presidents and five Quaestors 11:11 Jan 12, 2017
Press release – Refugees: MEPs to assess progress on transfers among EU countries – Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs 15:01 Jan 11, 2017
Article – Lamassoure: Changing how EU is funded won’t shift power to Brussels 14:50 Jan 11, 2017
Article – #ThisIsMy5: take part in our Instagram photo contest 11:43 Jan 10, 2017
Press release – Budgetary Control Committee MEPs call for EU-wide protection for whistle-blowers – Committee on Budgetary Control 17:22 Jan 9, 2017
Press release – Manfred Weber MEP, EPP Group Chairman 16:04 Jan 9, 2017
Article – In Parliament this week: refugees, robots and Oettinger 10:31 Jan 9, 2017
Article – Cultural capitals: discover this year’s picks Aarhus and Pafos 10:00 Jan 6, 2017
Press release – MEPs to quiz Commissioner Oettinger on new budget portfolio – Committee on Budgets 15:55 Jan 5, 2017
Article – EU Council: MEPs share expectations for their country taking over the presidency 10:00 Jan 3, 2017
Article – Goodbye 2016: a look back in photos 10:00 Dec 30, 2016
Article – Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! 10:00 Dec 23, 2016
Press release – ACP-EU: a strong parliamentary dimension for a renewed partnership 16:32 Dec 21, 2016
Press release – Car emissions: first committee findings and draft recommendations – Committee of Inquiry into Emission Measurements in the Automotive Sector 16:24 Dec 19, 2016
Press release – ACP-EU :”Zero immigration has never existed and never will” 16:07 Dec 19, 2016
Article – Plenary highlights: Sakharov Prize, railways, fundamental rights in the EU 09:00 Dec 16, 2016
Press release – Environment MEPs for a stronger EU carbon market – Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety 14:38 Dec 15, 2016
Article – Schulz: “Let us have the courage to fight for the EU” 13:47 Dec 15, 2016
Press release – MEPs call for better access to compensation for Thalidomide victims 13:13 Dec 15, 2016
Press release – Plant pests: MEPs call for tougher import checks to protect EU citrus trees 12:44 Dec 15, 2016
Press release – Reimposing visas: MEPs back emergency brake measures 12:29 Dec 15, 2016
Press release – Human rights: Buddhism in Tibet, Rohingya in Myanmar, mass graves in Iraq 12:23 Dec 15, 2016
Press release – 5G internet by 2020: Parliament/Council deal – Committee on Industry, Research and Energy 11:16 Dec 15, 2016
Press release – Rule of law and democracy in Poland debated in Parliament for the fourth time 19:05 Dec 14, 2016
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EU Council
Speech by President Donald Tusk on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the International Recognition of the Republic of Croatia new
Europa: Press arrangements 17:19 Jan 13, 2017
Lebanon: Council adopts conclusions 11:20 Jan 13, 2017
Weekly schedule of President Donald Tusk 17:42 Jan 12, 2017
Remarks by President Donald Tusk at the opening ceremony of the Maltese presidency, Valletta, 11 January 2017 17:44 Jan 11, 2017
Indicative programme – Foreign Affairs Council of 16 January 2016 14:45 Jan 11, 2017
EUCAP Sahel Mali: mission extended for two years, €29.7 million budget adopted 09:11 Jan 11, 2017
Glückwunschschreiben der Präsidenten Tusk und Juncker an Doris Leuthard zu Ihrer Wahl zur Bundespräsidentin der Schweizerischen Eidgenossenschaft 16:40 Jan 10, 2017
Letter of congratulations from Presidents Tusk and Juncker to Doris Leuthard on her election as President of the Swiss Confederation 16:40 Jan 10, 2017
Glückwunschschreiben der Präsidenten Tusk und Juncker an Doris Leuthard zu Ihrer Wahl zur Bundespräsidentin der Schweizerischen Eidgenossenschaft 16:40 Jan 10, 2017
Remarks by President Donald Tusk after his meeting with Bill English, Prime Minister of New Zealand 15:01 Jan 10, 2017
Central African Republic: new mission commander appointed for EUTM RCA 15:29 Jan 9, 2017
Letter of condolences from President Donald Tusk to António Costa, Prime Minister of Portugal on the passing of Mário Soares 11:41 Jan 8, 2017
Weekly schedule of President Donald Tusk 15:39 Jan 6, 2017
Letter of congratulations from President Donald Tusk to Sorin Grindeanu on his appointment as Prime Minister of Romania 13:27 Jan 5, 2017
Glückwunschschreiben von der Präsidenten Tusk und Juncker an Doris Leuthard zu Ihrer Wahl zur Bundespräsidentin der Schweizerischen Eidgenossenschaft 09:49 Dec 23, 2016
Money laundering and terrorist financing: Council agrees its negotiating stance 12:16 Dec 20, 2016
Capital markets union: Council confirms deal on prospectus rules 12:14 Dec 20, 2016
European Union Agency for Asylum: Council ready to start negotiations with Parliament 10:01 Dec 20, 2016
EU-Ukraine Association Council – Joint press release 11:22 Dec 19, 2016
EU−Ukraine: 3rd meeting of the Association Council on 19 December 10:58 Dec 19, 2016
Official controls along the agri-food chain: one step closer to adoption 08:46 Dec 19, 2016
Russia: EU prolongs economic sanctions by six months 17:09 Dec 16, 2016
Visas: Council confirms agreement on visa liberalisation for Georgia 16:49 Dec 16, 2016
Control of firearms: Council confirms agreement with the European Parliament 16:41 Dec 16, 2016
Weekly schedule of President Donald Tusk 16:11 Dec 16, 2016
Statement on Enhancing the Fight Against Illicit Trafficking of Firearms and Ammunition in the Western Balkans 13:16 Dec 16, 2016
Capital markets union: Venture capital rules agreed by Council 11:09 Dec 16, 2016
Indicative programme – Environment Council of 19 December 2016 09:19 Dec 16, 2016
Remarks by President Donald Tusk after the European Council meeting on 15 December 2016 22:49 Dec 15, 2016
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ECB
Speech Yves Mersch: Digital Base Money: an assessment from the ECB’s perspective 00:00 Jan 16, 2017
Monetary policy accounts Account of the monetary policy meeting 00:00 Jan 12, 2017
Speech Yves Mersch: 2017 – a decisive year for innovative retail payment services 00:00 Jan 6, 2017
Press release ECB statement on Luc Coene, Member of the Supervisory Board and former Member of the Governing Council 00:00 Jan 6, 2017
Interview Benoît Cœuré: Interview with Börsen-Zeitung 00:00 Dec 31, 2016
Press release Results of the second wave of the Eurosystem’s Household Finance and Consumption Survey 00:00 Dec 23, 2016
Interview Peter Praet: Interview with the Telegraaf 00:00 Dec 20, 2016
Speech Vítor Constâncio: Stijn van Nieuwerburgh’s contribution to macroeconomics and finance 00:00 Dec 16, 2016
Other decisions Decisions taken by the Governing Council of the ECB (in addition to decisions setting interest rates) 00:00 Dec 16, 2016
Press release Eurosystem adjusts purchase process in ABS purchase programme (ABSPP) 00:00 Dec 15, 2016
Press release Governing Council statement on Macroprudential Policies 00:00 Dec 15, 2016
Interview Peter Praet: Interview with Die Zeit 00:00 Dec 14, 2016
Interview Vítor Constâncio: Interview with Bankfokus 00:00 Dec 13, 2016
Speech Benoît Cœuré: Q&A on Twitter 00:00 Dec 12, 2016
Interview Benoît Cœuré: Interview with Europa 1 00:00 Dec 9, 2016
Interview Benoît Cœuré: Entretien avec Europe 1 00:00 Dec 9, 2016
Press release Monetary Policy Decisions 00:00 Dec 8, 2016
Press conference Mario Draghi: Introductory statement to the press conference 00:00 Dec 8, 2016
Press release ECB adjusts parameters of its asset purchase programme (APP) 00:00 Dec 8, 2016
Press release Eurosystem introduces cash collateral for PSPP securities lending facilities 00:00 Dec 8, 2016
Press release Statement by European Commission and European Central Bank staff following the Fifth Post-Programme Surveillance mission to Portugal 00:00 Dec 8, 2016
Speech Yves Mersch: Distributed Ledger Technology: role and relevance of the ECB 00:00 Dec 6, 2016
Press release Statement by Commission and ECB staff following the conclusion of the sixth post-programme surveillance mission to Ireland 00:00 Dec 2, 2016
Interview Mario Draghi: Interview with El País 00:00 Nov 30, 2016
Press release Report on the results of the Survey on the Access to Finance of Enterprises in the Euro Area – April to September 2016 00:00 Nov 30, 2016
Speech Mario Draghi: The productivity challenge for Europe 00:00 Nov 30, 2016
Press release Foundation laid for pan-European instant payment solutions 00:00 Nov 30, 2016
Speech Benoît Cœuré: Greece: progress achieved and challenges ahead 00:00 Nov 28, 2016
Speech Mario Draghi: Hearing of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs of the European Parliament 00:00 Nov 28, 2016
Interview Benoît Cœuré: Interview with Efimerida ton Syntakton 00:00 Nov 26, 2016
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ECJ
69/2016 : 29 June 2016 – Judgment of the Court of Justice in Case C-486/14 10:18 Jun 29, 2016
68/2016 : 28 June 2016 – Judgments of the General Court in Cases T-208/13, T-216/13 09:56 Jun 28, 2016
67/2016 : 22 June 2016 – Judgment of the Court of Justice in Case C-557/14 09:55 Jun 22, 2016
66/2016 : 21 June 2016 – Judgment of the Court of Justice in Case C-15/15 09:54 Jun 21, 2016
65/2016 : 16 June 2016 – Judgment of the Court of Justice in Case C-12/15 10:32 Jun 16, 2016
37/2016 : 7 April 2016 – Opinion of the Advocate General in the case C-160/15 10:11 Apr 7, 2016
36/2016 : 5 April 2016 – Judgment of the Court of Justice in Joined Cases C-404/15, C-659/15 PPU 10:02 Apr 5, 2016
35/2016 : 4 April 2016 – Information 17:33 Apr 4, 2016
34/2016 : 18 March 2016 – Information 10:23 Mar 18, 2016
34/2016 : 18 mars 2016 – Informations 10:23 Mar 18, 2016
33/2016 : 18. März 2016 – Urteil des Gerichts in der Rechtssache T-501/13 10:03 Mar 18, 2016
33/2016 : 18 March 2016 – Judgment of the General Court in case T-501/13 10:03 Mar 18, 2016
32/2016 : 17 mars 2016 – Arrêt de la Cour de justice dans l’affaire C-695/15 10:19 Mar 17, 2016
32/2016 : 17 March 2016 – Judgment of the Court of Justice in Case C-695/15 10:19 Mar 17, 2016
31/2016 : 17 mars 2016 – Arrêt de la Cour de justice dans les affaires jointes C-145/15,… 10:17 Mar 17, 2016
31/2016 : 17 March 2016 – Judgment of the Court of Justice in Joined Cases C-145/15, C-146/15 10:17 Mar 17, 2016
28/2016 : 16 March 2016 – Opinion of the Advocate General in the case C-484/14 10:42 Mar 16, 2016
30/2016 : 16. März 2016 – Urteil des Gerichts in der Rechtssache T-100/15 10:24 Mar 16, 2016
30/2016 : 16 March 2016 – Judgment of the General Court in case T-100/15 10:24 Mar 16, 2016
29/2016 : 16. März 2016 – Urteil des Gerichts in der Rechtssache T-201/14 10:23 Mar 16, 2016
29/2016 : 16 March 2016 – Judgment of the General Court in case T-201/14 10:23 Mar 16, 2016
27/2016 : 10 March 2016 – Judgments of the Court of Justice in Cases C-247/14 P, C-248/14 P,… 10:03 Mar 10, 2016
26/2016 : 8. März 2016 – Urteil des Gerichtshofs in der Rechtssache C-431/14 P 10:01 Mar 8, 2016
26/2016 : 8 March 2016 – Judgment of the Court of Justice in Case C-431/14 P 10:01 Mar 8, 2016
24/2016 : 3 March 2016 – Judgment of the Court of Justice in Case C-26/15 P 09:53 Mar 3, 2016
23/2016 : 3 March 2016 – Judgment of the Court of Justice in Case C-179/15 09:52 Mar 3, 2016
22/2016 : 1. März 2016 – Urteil des Gerichtshofs in den verbundenen Rechtssachen C-443/14,… 12:16 Mar 1, 2016
22/2016 : 1 March 2016 – Judgment of the Court of Justice in Joined Cases C-443/14, C-444/14 12:16 Mar 1, 2016
21/2016 : 1. März 2016 – Urteil des Gerichtshofs in der Rechtssache C-440/14 P 12:13 Mar 1, 2016
21/2016 : 1 March 2016 – Judgment of the Court of Justice in Case C-440/14 P 12:13 Mar 1, 2016
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EESC
Your Europe, Your Say! 2017 kicks off 12:24 Dec 20, 2016
European society should transition from a throw-away culture toward a more sustainable, job-rich era 19:17 Dec 15, 2016
EESC calls upon Commissioner Katainen to operationalise investment plan without delay 18:55 Dec 15, 2016
EESC Civil Society Prize rewards most outstanding examples of solidarity with migrants 17:37 Dec 15, 2016
Commission must push for greater Solidarity in Europe in 2017, says EESC 16:16 Dec 15, 2016
Pour 2017, le CESE demande que la Commission fasse avancer la solidarité en Europe 16:16 Dec 15, 2016
EESC 2016 Civil Society Migration Prize to reward inspiring and successful examples of human solidarity 12:46 Nov 29, 2016
EESC and the EU-Russia Civil Society Forum addressed migration policies and the situation of civil society in the EU and in Russia 3rd edition – joint seminar 23.11.2016 10:43 Nov 25, 2016
COP22 –It’s now time to act! 11:10 Nov 16, 2016
Globalisation, climate change, technological advances and rising inequality: European social partners and civil society to discuss the future of work 12:48 Nov 15, 2016
Statement by the President of the European Economic and Social Committee on the situation of fundamental rights in Turkey 10:00 Nov 14, 2016
We cannot accept the declining of rural areas 13:41 Nov 11, 2016
The European Economic and Social Committee is fully behind the European steel industry 11:25 Nov 9, 2016
EESC President Dassis and Greek Prime Minister Tsipras at the EUROMED Summit 2016 in Greece 12:21 Oct 25, 2016
Innovation essential to create more jobs and generate growth in Europe, says Commissioner Moedas at the EESC Plenary 19:30 Oct 19, 2016
EU anti-money laundering measures need to cover all high-risk third countries 17:03 Oct 19, 2016
EESC – Europe needs to do better for consumers on Geo-blocking, Roaming & Parcel delivery 15:51 Oct 19, 2016
Civil Society proposes to step up measures to fight money laundering and terrorist financing 11:39 Oct 10, 2016
1ª Reunión del Comité Consultivo Conjunto de la Sociedad Civil UE-Chile 4 y 5 octubre de 2016 Santiago, Chile 15:41 Oct 3, 2016
EESC urges the EU to adopt a more comprehensive nuclear strategy (PINC) 11:29 Sep 22, 2016
EESC pushes for lowering of multinational tax disclosure threshold to below 750 million Euros 11:06 Sep 22, 2016
EESC shines spotlight on vital role of live-in carers 15:34 Sep 21, 2016
Tax (clone) 14:39 Sep 21, 2016
EESC delegation to Moscow in support of a continued dialogue with Russian civil society organisations 10:03 Aug 30, 2016
EESC calls on EU Commission to strengthen economic and social cohesion and citizens’ ownership of EU 17:43 Jul 18, 2016
On World Youth Skills Day 2016, the EESC calls for a skills offensive to combat youth unemployment and the skills mismatch in the labour market 14:36 Jul 15, 2016
“Competition matters to everyone” for a fair society and strong economy Commissioner Vestager tells EESC Plenary 18:41 Jul 14, 2016
European Aviation can still be profitable – EESC calls for investment, integration & social dialogue 17:00 Jul 14, 2016
EESC against granting market access to China – Europe’s industry needs protection against unfair competition practices 12:27 Jul 14, 2016
Europe’s steel industry needs a level playing field to survive 17:41 Jul 13, 2016
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Com. of Regions
President Markkula on the priorities of the Maltese presidency new
Cohesion policy is delivering €130bn of quality investment, proving it is irreplaceable for all EU regions 11:54 Dec 22, 2016
President Markkula statement on the attack in Berlin 15:04 Dec 20, 2016
How EU’s cities and regions are integrating immigrants 13:42 Dec 16, 2016
Europe’s local leaders call for the EU’s Common Fisheries Policy to be regionalised 18:04 Dec 13, 2016
Europe’s local leaders propose an operational solution for making better use of the potential of tourism 17:16 Dec 13, 2016
Highlights from the December plenary session 13:23 Dec 13, 2016
Editorial by Markku Markkula, President of the European Committee of Regions, ahead of 2017 17:12 Dec 9, 2016
European Week of Regions and Cities 2016 – Reporting Mini-Site launched! 16:40 Dec 9, 2016
Comprehensive reform of migration system is “essential” 19:14 Dec 8, 2016
Transparency of media ownership essential for media freedom, warn local and regional leaders 18:00 Dec 8, 2016
European Fund for Strategic Investment: regions back extension but diverting resources must be avoided 13:59 Dec 8, 2016
Collaborative economy: local leaders call for more clarity and ambition 13:33 Dec 8, 2016
New Skills Agenda for Europe: Regions and cities call for greater flexibility for public spending to improve skills and competences 10:53 Dec 8, 2016
No better EU law without cities and regions 20:53 Dec 7, 2016
Revision of the Posting of Workers directive: Cities and regions call for protective measures against social dumping 20:37 Dec 7, 2016
Villes et régions réclament davantage de protection pour les agriculteurs contre la volatilité extrême des prix des produits agricoles 19:45 Dec 7, 2016
74 European regions awarded for investing in digital health and care for the elderly 18:04 Dec 7, 2016
UfM Ministers agree on new dynamics for an enhanced regional energy framework 15:16 Dec 7, 2016
Regions and cities at the forefront of innovation for active and healthy ageing 16:49 Dec 6, 2016
Debate: Independent Ukraine 16:40 Dec 5, 2016
Using local and regional governments to help the European Semester deliver 19:32 Dec 2, 2016
Regions discuss EU migration policy with Commissioner Avramopoulos 13:27 Dec 2, 2016
Agriculture MEP’s and representative of local and regional authorities call for an ambitious rural policy 18:45 Nov 30, 2016
European Tourism Day: Tourism is a job engine and can help to boost a sense of EU citizenship 17:14 Nov 30, 2016
Agriculture MEP’s and representative of local and regional authorities call for an ambitious rural policy 16:34 Nov 30, 2016
Sustainable societies – main focus of the NAT commission 12:20 Nov 29, 2016
President Markkula in Ispra: Support from the Joint Research Centre will bring concrete benefits to our cities and regions 15:27 Nov 25, 2016
European regions and cities to enable market entry of fuel cells and hydrogen technologies 10:24 Nov 24, 2016
Looking for the most entrepreneurial regions and cities in Europe 10:20 Nov 24, 2016
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EEAS
Page not found – 404 error – eeas – European Commission 12:30 Nov 15, 2016
Statement by the High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini ahead of the 21st Century Panglong Union Peace Conference in Myanmar 06:07 Aug 30, 2016
Statement by the Spokesperson on the terrorist attack in Yemen 20:20 Aug 29, 2016
Déclaration de la Haute Représentante/Vice-Présidente Federica Mogherini sur le nouveau gouvernement en Tunisie 12:32 Aug 27, 2016
Statement by the Spokesperson on the situation of Crimean Tatar leader and deputy Chair of the Mejlis Ilmi Umerov 08:40 Aug 27, 2016
Statement by the Spokesperson on the 25th Independence Day of the Republic of Moldova 16:55 Aug 26, 2016
Statement by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini on today’s attack in Cizre, Turkey 13:42 Aug 26, 2016
Statement by the Spokesperson on the death in custody of Gambian opposition member Ebrima Solo Krummah 17:43 Aug 25, 2016
Phone calls between the High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini and the President and Chief Executive of Afghanistan 13:29 Aug 25, 2016
Statement by the HRVP on the announcement of an agreement between the Government of Colombia and the FARC-EP on a definitive and final peace agreement 03:55 Aug 25, 2016
Statement by the Spokesperson on the 25th Independence Day of Ukraine 12:18 Aug 24, 2016
Statement by the Spokesperson on the reported Submarine-Launched Ballistic Missile launch by the DPRK 11:13 Aug 24, 2016
Statement by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini and Commissioner Johannes Hahn on today’s adoption of Coordination Mechanism by Bosnia and Herzegovina 20:32 Aug 23, 2016
EUNAVFOR Med Operation Sophia signs agreement to train Libyan Coast Guard and Navy 18:04 Aug 23, 2016
Déclaration du Porte-parole à l’occasion du procès devant la Cour pénale internationale sur la destruction des mausolées de Tombouctou au Mali 11:48 Aug 22, 2016
Statement by the Spokesperson on the attacks in Somalia 20:24 Aug 21, 2016
Statement by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini and Commissioner Johannes Hahn on the attack in Gaziantep, Turkey 12:36 Aug 21, 2016
Statement by the Spokesperson on the release from prison of the Kazakh activist Vladimir Kozlov 10:32 Aug 20, 2016
Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the European Union on Syria and the situation in Aleppo 16:18 Aug 18, 2016
Statement by the Spokesperson on Human Rights Defenders in Guatemala 19:43 Aug 17, 2016
Statement by the EU Delegation and the Embassies of EU Member States in Kyiv on the launch of an e-declaration system without certification in Ukraine 00:00 Aug 17, 2016
Statement by the Spokesperson on the arrest of Natiq Jafarli in Azerbaijan 00:00 Aug 17, 2016
Statement by the Spokesperson on the recent judicial decision in Nicaragua 23:08 Aug 16, 2016
Statement by the Spokesperson on the attacks of an MSF hospital and a school in northern Yemen 20:53 Aug 16, 2016
Statement by the Spokesperson on the general elections and referendum on the Constitution in Zambia 12:01 Aug 16, 2016
Déclaration du Porte-parole sur la violence en République Démocratique du Congo 00:00 Aug 15, 2016
Statement by the Spokesperson on the bomb attacks in Thailand 15:06 Aug 12, 2016
Statement by the Spokesperson on Chad and the International Criminal Court 09:41 Aug 12, 2016
Statement by the Spokesperson on the resurgence of demolitions in Area C of the West Bank 00:00 Aug 12, 2016
Statement High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini on the latest terrorist atrocities in Syria 00:00 Aug 12, 2016
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