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epa05731124 A man runs along a path in the frozen landscape of a wind farm near Perwez,  Belgium, 19 January 2017. Due to freezing temperature, high pressure, low winds and problems at some nuclear plants in Belgium and France, Belgium is close to activating their strategic reserves.  EPA/OLIVIER HOSLET EU makes progress in renewable energy market
epa05874662 EU Commissioner in charge of Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality Vera Jourova (L, front), Malta's Minister of Justice Owen Bonnici (C) and Luxembourg Minister of Justice Felix Braz (R) attend a Justice and Home Affairs Council meeting at the EU Council in Brussels, Belgium, 28 March 2017.  EPA/STEPHANIE LECOCQ Exclusive: 13 member states sign for enhanced cooperation on EPPO launch
epa05785791 European People's Party president Manfred Weber speaks during the second day of the 18th National Congress of the Party held at Caja Magica pavillion in Madrid, Spain, 11 February 2017. The congress runs from 10 to 12 February.  EPA/JUANJO MARTIN EPP chief Weber says Brexit time frame too narrow
780A5920-660x330 Georgians get visa-free travel to most EU countries as of today
epa05805037 Exhausted sub-Saharan men lay on a street in the city of Ceuta, the Spanish enclave in northern Africa, after they managed to jump the border fences between Spain and Morocco, in Ceuta, Spain, early morning 20 February 2017. Some 350 migrants crossed the Spanish border in a joint jump early morning as the city was hit by heavy rainfalls and strong winds. Spanish Red Cross members had to take care of some migrants who were injured. The action happened just three days after a similar one in which a total 498 people entered the Spanish enclave.  EPA/REDUAN EU should stop delivering visas to African officials over migrants: Germany
epa05227448 British farmers protest during a march on Whitehall in London, Britain, 23 March 2016. Farmers from all corners of England and Wales protested against the supermarkets control on price regulation and called for fair trade from the government.  EPA/ANDY RAIN British agriculture: the pressing question in a post-Brexit era
epa05664417 (FILE) A file photo dated 22 October 2012 shows the Rosneft petroleum company logo at a petrol station in Moscow, Russia. Media reports on 07 December 2016 citing Kremlin state Russia has completed the privatization for 19,5 per cent of Rosneft.  EPA/SERGEI ILNITSKY EU court upholds sanctions against Russia’s oil major Rosneft as ‘justified’
epa05018461 Migrants arrive from Slovenia to the transition camp in Kufstein, Austria, 09 November 2015. Europe is dealing with its greatest influx of migrants and asylum seekers since World War II as immigrants fleeing war and poverty in the Middle East, Afghanistan and Africa try to reach Germany and other Western European countries.  EPA/JANOS BUGANY HUNGARY OUT Austria to begin migrant relocation
epa05301135 A woman participates in a protest against tax havens, at Trafalgar square in London, Britain, 12 May 2016. The protest supports Oxfam, Action Aid and Christian Aid's call to end tax haven's, tax avoidance and to stand up for the world's poorest people.  EPA/HANNAH MCKAY Oxfam: Europe’s tax avoiding banks go to Ireland and Luxemburg
epa01595281 Image supplied by the US Department of Homeland Security's Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) on 10 January 2009 of a new electronic security measure which will be required for all travelers to the US from the 27 visa-waiver nations including 15 European Union states, Japan and Australia starting on 12 January 2009. The form which is preferably filled out three days prior to travel, will ask about communicable diseases or mental and physical disorders, drug abuse, whether the traveler has been arrested for certain crimes or involved in spying, terrorist activities or genocide.  EPA/US DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY / HO EDITORIAL USE ONLY Five member-states make progress towards US visa reciprocity

EU National News

epa05426246 New British Prime Minister Theresa May (L) meets with Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon (R) at Bute House in Edinburgh, Scotland, 15 July 2016. It is Theresa May's first visit to Scotland as Prime Minister.  EPA/ANDREW MILLIGAN UK AND IRELAND OUT Scottish Parliament backs call for second independence referendum
epa05875392 Prime Ministers of Visegrad Group (Visegrad Four or V4) countries: Poland's Beata Szydlo (C), Czech Republic's Bohuslav Sobotka (L), Hungary's Viktor Orban (2-L), Slovakia's Robert Fico (2-R) and Polish journalist Jacek Karnowski (R) during the Central Eastern European (CEE) Innovators Summit, in Warsaw, Poland, 28 March 2017. V4 prime ministers gathered in Warsaw to talk about EU affairs in connection with Brexit.  EPA/RADEK PIETRUSZKA POLAND OUT Fico says Slovakia’s place is in EU
epa05574939 For the very first time, Muslims are praying during the Friday prayers in the orangery of the Biosphere Potsdam in Potsdam, Germany, 07 October 2016. The city of Potsdam provided the premises after space at the community centre did not suffice in the last few months, causing numerous whorshippers having to pray on the streets outside. The orangery of the tropical hall will be used as an alternative accommodation throughout the winter months.  EPA/RALF HIRSCHBERGER Muslims in Germany help refugees
epa03157269 Romanian anti-abortion activists march while holding a poster depicting a newly born child during a protest in Timisoara city, 450 Km north-west from Bucharest, Romania, 24 March 2012. About two hundreds people, organized by the Federation of Orthodox Pro-life of Romania, the Romanian Family Alliance and the Provita Media Association, marched with banners and flowers across downtown of Timisoara city. According to statistics made public by Alan Guttmacher Institute, in 2008, Romania's abortion rate is 26.7 per 1000 people, one of the highest in Europe.  EPA/ALIN MATEI Anti-abortion rallies across Romania and Moldova
epa03811899 A participant in the traditional Stockholm Pride Parade wears a fancy costume in Stockholm, Sweden, 03 August 2013. This year's Stockholm Pride, a Pride festival celebrating lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender culture,  took place from 30 July to 03 August.  EPA/LEIF R JANSSON **  SWEDEN OUT  ** Sweden to compensate trans people forced into sterilisation

World News

epa000396080 Member of Serbia and Montenegro Army observes an area on the border between Serbia and Kosovo near the small town of Kursumlija on Tuesday, 22 March 2005. Defence Minister of Serbia and Montenegro Prvoslav Davinic visited army units on the border between Serbia and Kosovo as the Ministry of Defence plans reform of the army to bring it closer to NATO standards.  EPA/SASA DJORDJEVIC Montenegro to become a NATO member after US Senate clears last hurdle
epa05849924 US President Donald J. Trump (R), with Senior Advisor Jared Kushner (L), walks the colonnade to board Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC, USA,15 March 2017. President Trump will participate in events in Michigan and Tennessee before returning to Washington tonight.  EPA/SHAWN THEW Trump’s son-in-law met with U.S.-sanctioned Russian bank
epaselect epa05749998 General view of the border between the US states of Texas; New Mexico (L) and Ciudad Juarez, Mexico (R), on 25 January 2017. US President Donald J. Trump said on 25 January that the construction of the wall at the Mexican border wil start 'in months' and that the planning will start 'immediately'. Catholic Church denounces Trump Wall perspective contractors
epa05869964 Police officers detain a protester during a rally marking the unofficial 'Freedom Day' in Minsk, Belarus, 25 March 2017. Freedom Day is an unofficial holiday in Belarus in commemoration of the creation of the Belarusian People's Republic (BPR) on 25 March 1918. The Belarusian government does not recognize 25 March as a holiday due to the fact that the BPR was proclaimed under German occupation.  EPA/STRINGER  MEPs ask EU to reconsider its relations with Belarus, following Lukashenko’s crackdown on civilians
epa05873392 Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny attends a hearing at the Tverskoy district court in Moscow, Russia, 27 March 2017.  Alexei Navalny was arrested on 26 March 2017 during an non-authorized opposition rally in central Moscow. Thousands of Russians throughout Russia took part in so-called anti-corruption rallies organized by opposition despite of authorities ban, to call for the resignation of Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev over corruption allegations.  EPA/SERGEI ILNITSKY ATTENTION EDITORS: HAZE ON LENS CAUSED BY HUMIDITY IN THE COURTROOM Putin’s opponent jailed

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Tbilisi and Brussels: tending to the democracy we have fired up

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By: Phelim Kine

How much Europe can Europe tolerate?

By: Dani Rodrik

Germany, the G20, and Inclusive Globalization

By: Wolfgang Schäuble

Brexit begins – Time to put the people first

By: Shanu Hinduja

Turkey’s death spiral

By: Andrew Wachtel

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EU, Council of Europe concerned about Russian repression, Navalny fate epa05872093 Russian riot policemen detain a demonstrator during an opposition rally in central Moscow, Russia, 26 March 2017. Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny called on his supporters to join a demonstration in central Moscow despite a ban from Moscow authorities. Throughout Russia the opposition held the so-called anti-corruption rallies. According to reports, dozens of demonstrators have been detained across the country as they called for the resignation of Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev over corruption allegations.  EPA/YURI KOCHETKOV

Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland said today he is concerned about freedom of expression and freedom of assembly in Russia after mass detentions

By Dan Alexe Contributing Editor, New Europe

Energy

epa05731124 A man runs along a path in the frozen landscape of a wind farm near Perwez,  Belgium, 19 January 2017. Due to freezing temperature, high pressure, low winds and problems at some nuclear plants in Belgium and France, Belgium is close to activating their strategic reserves.  EPA/OLIVIER HOSLET EU makes progress in renewable energy market
epa05849924 US President Donald J. Trump (R), with Senior Advisor Jared Kushner (L), walks the colonnade to board Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC, USA,15 March 2017. President Trump will participate in events in Michigan and Tennessee before returning to Washington tonight.  EPA/SHAWN THEW Trump’s son-in-law met with U.S.-sanctioned Russian bank
epa05664417 (FILE) A file photo dated 22 October 2012 shows the Rosneft petroleum company logo at a petrol station in Moscow, Russia. Media reports on 07 December 2016 citing Kremlin state Russia has completed the privatization for 19,5 per cent of Rosneft.  EPA/SERGEI ILNITSKY EU court upholds sanctions against Russia’s oil major Rosneft as ‘justified’
epa05874320 United States Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, participates in a Q&A with US columnist Daniel Senor (no pictured) at the American Israel Political Action Committee (AIPAC) Policy Conference in Washington, DC, USA, 27 March 2017. AIPAC is an American pro-Israel lobby group.  EPA/PETE MAROVICH World nuclear ban ‘not realistic’
epa05747105 (FILE) - A file picture dated 21 March 2012 shows piping to be used for the Keystone XL pipe line from Cushing, Oklahoma to the Gulf of Mexico, as they sit stacked at a storage yard in the TransCanada Pipe Yard near Cushing, Oklahoma, USA. US President Trump on 24 January 2017 signed an executive order that allows the disputed Dakota Access and Keystone XL pipelines, under the precondition that US-American steel was used. Former president Obama's administration in 2015 halted the controversial Keystopne XL project.  EPA/LARRY W. SMITH Trump approves TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipe
epa05601655 YEARENDER 2016 APRIL
Solar Impulse 2, a solar-powered plane piloted by Swiss adventurer Bertrand Piccard lands just before midnight at Moffett Field in Mountain View, California, USA, 23 April 2016, after a flight from Hawaii, where he took off on 21 April for a non-stop three day flight to cover about 3,760 kilometers.  EPA/JOHN G. MABANGLO Šefčovič, Piccard to foster EU innovative solutions
epa03095869 (FILE) A file picture dated 09 February 2007 shows the nuclear central of EDF at Cattenom, eastern France. France beat a record of consumption of electricity on 07 February 2012 with a peak of 100.500 megawatts at 7 pm, because of the cold spell, announced the Transport network of Electricity (RTE).  EPA/CHRISTOPHE KARABA EU approves acquisition of joint control of France’s RTE by CDC
epa03158419 Participants compete in a raindeer race during the 'Buran-Dei' sports festival in  Naryan-Mar, Nenets autonomy, Arkhangelsk region, Russia, 25 March 2012. 'Buran-Dei' is an annual sports festival of Nenets autonomy district in the north of Arkhangelsk region.  EPA/ANATOLY MALTSEV Arctic forum in Russia highlights regions’ strategic interest
Kazakhstan oil Geopolitics, corruption affect investment in Central Asia
epa04818024 German Nayy sailors from the frigate 'Hamburg'†march to a ceremony for the transfer of command over the permanent NATO†force in the Mediterranean (Standing NATO†Maritime Group 2) in Kiel, Germany, 25 June 2015. The frigate 'Hamburg'†will be the unit flagship in the coming six months.  EPA/CARSTEN REHDER US, NATO could play a role in East Med energy security

Internet & ICT

epa05664417 (FILE) A file photo dated 22 October 2012 shows the Rosneft petroleum company logo at a petrol station in Moscow, Russia. Media reports on 07 December 2016 citing Kremlin state Russia has completed the privatization for 19,5 per cent of Rosneft.  EPA/SERGEI ILNITSKY EU court upholds sanctions against Russia’s oil major Rosneft as ‘justified’
p14-h_53227942 EU, Japan to improve data flow collaboration
p14-MWC_Visa_AR Visa Innovation Center London’s Head on Co-Creation in the Digital Payments Landscape
p15-Intel-Disney-Drones-3 The innovation behind Intel’s drones
17475364_10158441030990385_312454121_o EU Commission to make Fintech services more accessible
epa05861890 (FILE) - A file photograph showing a border patrol officer stands at the British Border crossing in the new Terminal 2 at Heathrow Airport in London, Britain, 04 June 2014. Media reports on 21 March 2017 state that the British Government is to announce a ban on laptops and other electronic devices on flights from certain Middle East countries following the recent ban from eight countries by the US authorities.  EPA/ANDREW COWIE U.K follows US in electronic equipment ban on flights from the Middle East
epa03490666 Workers of the ILVA steel plant demonstrate in front of Deputy Chambers in Rome, Italy, 29 November 2012 while the Italian government and social partners are trying to reach an agreement about the future of the Taranto factory. Italy's Riva Group said 26 November it was shutting down its Ilva steelworks in Taranto, southern Italy, in the latest twist of a legal battle that has been fought for months over the future of the plant, which is Europe's biggest.  EPA/MASSIMO PERCOSSI Two Indian market leaders bid for Europe’s biggest steel manufacturing plant
epa04175835 A Greenpeace activist in a Polar bear costume demonstrates for the protection of the Arctic in front of the Ozeaneum in Stralsund, Germany, 22 April 2014. Greenpeace campaigns against oil production by Gazprom in the Arctic Ocean at Museum Ozeaneum.  EPA/STEFAN SAUER MEPs reject a total ban on oil drilling in the Arctic 
epa04091106 The Facebook and WhatsApp app icons are displayed on an iPhone in New York, New York 20 February 2014. Facebook announced that it acquired the globally popular messaging system WhatsApp for 19 billion dollars. Facebook paid 12 billion dollars in shares and 4 billion dollars in cash, it was explained in a conference call. The deal includes an additional 3 billion dollars in Facebook stock for WhatsApp founders and employees. The deal should close later in 2014 and is still subject to regulatory approval, according to Facebook founder and Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg, who said in the conference call that he did not expect any issues. Additionally, WhatsApp co-founder and Chief Executive Officer Jan Koum will join the Facebook Board of Directors.  EPA/ANDREW GOMBERT First rape case live-streamed on Facebook on trial in Sweden
epa05146764 A young visitor looks at chocolates displayed during the Chocolate fair, in Brussels, Belgium, 06 February 2016. The 3rd Salon du Chocolat of Brussels runs from 05 to 07 February.  EPA/LAURENT DUBRULE Science to the rescue as climate change threatens chocolate

From the NE Knowledge Network



Big banks hide their profits in fiscal paradises: Oxfam epa05563376 (FILE) A file photograph dated 09 February 2009 shows a pedestrian passing a Barclays bank branch in London, Britain. Banking shares across Europe took a dip on 30 September 2016 after Deutsche Bank shares on 30 September 2016 plummeted at the Frankfurt stock market's early trading by more than six percent.  EPA/ANDY RAIN

The twenty biggest banks in the Eurozone booked over a quarter of their 2015 profits in tax havens, with Luxembourg

By Dan Alexe Contributing Editor, New Europe

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EU Commission
Statement by Commissioner Avramopoulos following his meeting with U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly 18:57 Feb 8, 2017
Political agreement reached on Structural Reform Support Programme – a new tool to help Member States implement reforms 18:25 Feb 8, 2017
Statement by EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides on the killing of six Red Cross staff in Afghanistan 18:10 Feb 8, 2017
Statement by Commissioner Vestager on a Commission decision fining companies €68 million for car battery recycling cartel 12:49 Feb 8, 2017
Daily News 08 / 02 / 2017 12:41 Feb 8, 2017
The EU at work to bridge the investment gap in transport and stimulate the European economy 12:36 Feb 8, 2017
€1 billion to maximise private investment in European transport infrastucture 12:34 Feb 8, 2017
Relocation and Resettlement: Member States need to build on encouraging results 12:33 Feb 8, 2017
Digital Single Market – Portability of online content services 12:00 Feb 8, 2017
Further shaping and consolidating the European Solidarity Corps 11:52 Feb 8, 2017
Improving the implementation of European environmental policy 11:52 Feb 8, 2017
Antitrust: Commission fines three companies €68 million for car battery recycling cartel 11:30 Feb 8, 2017
Investment Plan for Europe: Over €168 billion in new investments across the EU 09:45 Feb 8, 2017
Digital Single Market: EU negotiators agree on new rules allowing Europeans to travel and enjoy online content services across borders 18:54 Feb 7, 2017
Statement by Commissioner Creţu following the roundtable on how to strengthen the integration of migrants with mayors of European cities 16:00 Feb 7, 2017
Daily News 07 / 02 / 2017 12:17 Feb 7, 2017
Malta Summit: Reaffirming our values and stabilising the Central Mediterranean route 12:01 Feb 7, 2017
#TellMyStory: Commission launches 2017 Lorenzo Natali Media Prize 12:00 Feb 7, 2017
L’Union européenne renforce son soutien post-ouragan Matthew à Haïti avec 35 millions d’euros supplémentaires 12:00 Feb 7, 2017
Modernising and simplifying the Common Agricultural Policy 11:23 Feb 7, 2017
Health research: Commission awards €1 million to breakthrough test which distinguishes between viral or bacterial infections 17:00 Feb 6, 2017
Daily News 06 / 02 / 2017 12:19 Feb 6, 2017
Joint Statement on the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation 12:00 Feb 6, 2017
Questions and Answers about Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) 12:00 Feb 6, 2017
Environmental Implementation Review: new way to help Member States apply EU rules benefits citizens, administrations and economy 12:00 Feb 6, 2017
Commission launches public consultation to further shape the European Solidarity Corps 11:50 Feb 6, 2017
Wednesday 8 February: The Commission publishes the 9th Report on Relocation and Resettlement 18:17 Feb 3, 2017
Daily News 03 / 02 / 2017 12:13 Feb 3, 2017
The EU tackles growing aviation emissions 12:00 Feb 3, 2017
CALENDRIER du 06 février au 12 février 2017 12:00 Feb 3, 2017
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EU Parliament
Press release – EU job-search aid: €1.8m for 800 former retail workers in the Netherlands – Committee on Budgets 09:42 Feb 9, 2017
Press release – Deal on voluntary EU help scheme for growth-enhancing reforms – Committee on Regional Development 18:24 Feb 8, 2017
Press release – Schengen: Civil Liberties MEPs to debate new extension of internal border checks – Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs 16:00 Feb 8, 2017
Article – Robots take over the Parliament 12:42 Feb 8, 2017
Press release – Accessing online films and TV while abroad: deal with Council – Committee on Legal Affairs 19:05 Feb 7, 2017
Article – EU-Russia relations: a key strategic challenge 15:51 Feb 7, 2017
Article – Gender equality: time to close the gap 17:46 Feb 6, 2017
Article – Björk: “Female genital mutilation way to control women’s bodies and sexuality” 15:46 Feb 6, 2017
Article – In Parliament this week: cleaner cars, border checks, tax avoidance 12:04 Feb 6, 2017
Press release – Defence MEPs to debate dire situation in eastern Ukraine – Subcommittee on Security and Defence 11:58 Feb 6, 2017
Article – Priorities for Europe: EU leaders set objectives for 2017 11:31 Feb 3, 2017
Press release – ‘Less bureaucracy and more politics’ message by Tajani to Summit in Valletta 11:16 Feb 3, 2017
Article – Share your story on My House of European History 16:21 Feb 2, 2017
Press release – Georgia visa waiver approved by Parliament 12:09 Feb 2, 2017
Press release – MEPs call for automatic cross-border recognition of adoptions 12:01 Feb 2, 2017
Press release – MEPs to DRC and Gabon presidents: “Respect the rule of law” 11:56 Feb 2, 2017
Press release – MEPs back import surge safeguards for EU banana growers 11:52 Feb 2, 2017
Press release – Migration in the central Mediterranean debated with Ms Mogherini 10:04 Feb 2, 2017
Press release – State of the Energy Union debate 18:15 Feb 1, 2017
Press release – MEPs firmly condemn US travel ban in debate with Federica Mogherini 17:10 Feb 1, 2017
Press release – Opening – debates added on US travel restrictions, migration and Romania 16:26 Feb 1, 2017
Press release – Migration in the central Mediterranean and crises in South Sudan, DRC and Gabon 15:33 Feb 1, 2017
Press release – US travel restrictions to top plenary agenda: debate with Federica Mogherini 12:00 Feb 1, 2017
Press release – Euroscola – 09/02/2017 (AM) 11:34 Feb 1, 2017
Press release – End of mobile roaming charges: deal on lower wholesale price caps – Committee on Industry, Research and Energy 00:54 Feb 1, 2017
Press release – Protect the Arctic from emerging risks, urge MEPs – Committee on Foreign Affairs – Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety 19:26 Jan 31, 2017
Press release – Foreign Affairs and Development MEPs deeply concerned about “US travel ban” – Subcommittee on Human Rights – Committee on Development – Committee on Foreign Affairs 18:15 Jan 31, 2017
Press release – Foreign affairs MEPs assess reform efforts in Albania and Bosnia and Herzegovina – Committee on Foreign Affairs 17:54 Jan 31, 2017
Background – Q&A: New rules on automatic cross-border recognition of adoptions? 15:02 Jan 31, 2017
Article – President Tajani in Italy: “Our Europe is the Europe of citizens” 15:09 Jan 30, 2017
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EU Council
Presentation of letter of credentials to the President of the European Council Donald Tusk 16:45 Feb 8, 2017
Structural reforms in the member states: Presidency and EP agree on support programme 16:19 Feb 8, 2017
Last step to end roaming fees: Council approves wholesale deal 15:59 Feb 7, 2017
Portability of digital content services: EU Presidency-Parliament agreement 13:52 Feb 7, 2017
Schengen area: Council recommends prolongation of internal border controls 09:26 Feb 7, 2017
European Public Prosecutor’s Office : Council takes first step towards a possible enhanced cooperation 09:17 Feb 7, 2017
Remarks by President Donald Tusk after his meeting with President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev 15:34 Feb 6, 2017
Libya: Council adopts conclusions 11:34 Feb 6, 2017
Indicative programme – General Affairs Council of 7 February 2017 14:29 Feb 3, 2017
Malta Declaration by the members of the European Council on the external aspects of migration: addressing the Central Mediterranean route 12:45 Feb 3, 2017
Weekly schedule of President Donald Tusk 12:11 Feb 3, 2017
Remarks by President Donald Tusk at the informal summit in Malta 11:56 Feb 3, 2017
Remarks by President Donald Tusk ahead of the informal summit in Malta 17:27 Feb 2, 2017
Remarks by President Donald Tusk after his meeting with Prime Minister of Libya Fayez al-Sarraj 11:43 Feb 2, 2017
Indicative programme – Foreign Affairs Council of 6 February 2017 14:07 Feb 1, 2017
End of roaming charges: informal deal on wholesale market reform 17:37 Jan 31, 2017
“United we stand, divided we fall”: letter by President Donald Tusk to the 27 EU heads of state or government on the future of the EU before the Malta summit 12:22 Jan 31, 2017
Invitation letter from President Donald Tusk to the EU heads of state or government before the Malta summit 12:18 Jan 31, 2017
Remarks by President Donald Tusk after his meeting with Prime Ministers Ratas, Kučinskis and Skvernelis 12:08 Jan 31, 2017
Weekly schedule of President Donald Tusk 15:25 Jan 27, 2017
Council conclusions on the 2017 alert mechanism report 12:06 Jan 27, 2017
Council conclusions on macroeconomic and fiscal guidance to the member states (annual growth survey) 11:11 Jan 27, 2017
Eurogroup Statement on the updated Draft Budgetary Plans for 2017 of Spain and Lithuania 19:30 Jan 26, 2017
Remarks by J.Dijsselbloem following the Eurogroup meeting of 26 January 2017 18:55 Jan 26, 2017
Letter of congratulations from President Donald Tusk to Ognyan Gerdzhikov on his appointment as Prime Minister of Bulgaria 17:29 Jan 26, 2017
Remarks by President Donald Tusk after his meeting with Prime Minister of Montenegro Duško Marković 16:55 Jan 26, 2017
Fishing vessels: agreement on modernised legislation 16:10 Jan 26, 2017
Indicative programme – Economic and Financial Affairs Council of 27 January 2017 10:30 Jan 26, 2017
Presentation of letters of credentials to the President of the European Council Donald Tusk 16:24 Jan 25, 2017
Tunisia: Council extends freeze on the assets of 48 persons for another year 14:40 Jan 25, 2017
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ECB
Interview Benoît Cœuré: Interview with Le Parisien 00:00 Feb 7, 2017
Speech Mario Draghi: Hearing of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs of the European Parliament 00:00 Feb 6, 2017
Speech Vítor Constâncio: Resolving Europe’s NPL burden: challenges and benefits 00:00 Feb 3, 2017
Press release Extended publication of Securities Holdings Statistics 00:00 Feb 2, 2017
Speech Mario Draghi: Security through unity: making integration work for Europe 00:00 Feb 2, 2017
Speech Peter Praet: Maintaining price stability in the euro area 00:00 Feb 2, 2017
Speech Benoît Cœuré: Outlook for monetary policy in the euro area 00:00 Feb 2, 2017
Press release ECB appoints Roland Straub as Counsellor to the President 00:00 Feb 1, 2017
Speech Mario Draghi: Welcome address 00:00 Jan 31, 2017
Speech Yves Mersch: Digital transformation: Europe’s integrated market of tomorrow 00:00 Jan 31, 2017
Press release Euro banknote counterfeiting remains low in second half of 2016 00:00 Jan 27, 2017
Speech Yves Mersch: Ructions in the repo market – monetary easing or regulatory squeezing? 00:00 Jan 26, 2017
Press release Results of the December 2016 survey on credit terms and conditions in euro-denominated securities financing and over-the-counter derivatives markets (SESFOD) 00:00 Jan 25, 2017
Speech Peter Praet: Towards Banking Union 00:00 Jan 24, 2017
Speech Sabine Lautenschläger: The test of progress – Europe, the euro and the future 00:00 Jan 24, 2017
Speech Mario Draghi: Premio Cavour 2016: Commemorazione 00:00 Jan 23, 2017
Interview Benoît Cœuré: Entretien avec Radio Classique 00:00 Jan 23, 2017
Speech Mario Draghi: Cavour Prize 2016: commemoration 00:00 Jan 23, 2017
Interview Benoît Cœuré: Interview with Radio Classique 00:00 Jan 23, 2017
Press release Results of the Q1 2017 ECB Survey of Professional Forecasters 00:00 Jan 20, 2017
Speech Peter Praet: Is secular stagnation the new economic reality? 00:00 Jan 20, 2017
Interview Benoît Cœuré: Interview with CNBC 00:00 Jan 20, 2017
Other decisions Decisions taken by the Governing Council of the ECB (in addition to decisions setting interest rates) 00:00 Jan 20, 2017
Speech Benoît Cœuré: Productivity and Growth: Innovation and Diffusion 00:00 Jan 20, 2017
Press release Monetary policy decisions 00:00 Jan 19, 2017
Press conference Mario Draghi: Introductory statement to the press conference 00:00 Jan 19, 2017
Press release ECB appoints Frank Smets as Director General Economics 00:00 Jan 19, 2017
Press release ECB provides further details on APP purchases of assets with yields below the deposit facility rate 00:00 Jan 19, 2017
Press release Results of the January 2017 euro area bank lending survey 00:00 Jan 17, 2017
Speech Yves Mersch: Digital Base Money: an assessment from the ECB’s perspective 00:00 Jan 16, 2017
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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
The euro can only survive if political leaders recognise that we Europeans belong together and start building upon a common sense of purpose 10:39 Feb 6, 2017
Visite du Président du Comité économique et social européen en Côte d’Ivoire (clone) 14:47 Jan 30, 2017
In a debate with Commissioner Moscovici, EESC members call for completing the architecture of the euro to ensure lasting prosperity and stability for the whole of Europe 16:16 Jan 26, 2017
Europe’s economic future is digital 11:13 Jan 26, 2017
The European Pillar of Social Rights must be a positive project for all, says EESC 18:17 Jan 25, 2017
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
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Com. of Regions
Regional and local leaders to debate investment for a smart and green Europe 19:40 Feb 3, 2017
Malta Informal Summit: citizens and political leaders from national, regional and local levels support President Tusk and the Maltese Presidency’s call to regain faith, reunite and stand up for a strong European Union 14:27 Feb 3, 2017
Priorities for the Commission for Natural Resources 13:21 Feb 3, 2017
Organic, local and fresh food can deliver new jobs and better environment 19:13 Feb 2, 2017
A new Ambassador in town: the European week of Regions and cities gets Brussels’ Capital Region’s award 18:40 Feb 1, 2017
Common front to boost the circular economy in Europe 16:38 Feb 1, 2017
Interregional cooperation needs to be at the core of smart specialisation strategies 13:30 Feb 1, 2017
eGovernment Action Plan 2016-2020 – Guidance document for implementation at Regional and local level 20:00 Jan 31, 2017
Extremadura kicks off its year as European Entrepreneurial Region 19:40 Jan 31, 2017
Brexit: EU and UK local governments cooperate to assess impact on towns, cities and regions 14:00 Jan 31, 2017
It is time for a systematic action for the development of our rural areas” 16:08 Jan 27, 2017
Message from Joseph Cordina, Head of the Maltese delegation 14:49 Jan 27, 2017
European Week of Regions and Cities 2017 – Time to get involved 18:04 Jan 25, 2017
30th anniversary of the Erasmus+ Programme – a milestone for Europe 18:11 Jan 24, 2017
Migration tops agenda at Mediterranean assembly 10:48 Jan 24, 2017
URBACT good practices call: promote your city on a European platform 18:53 Jan 23, 2017
Investing in Europe: building a coalition of smart cities & regions- a high level seminar with Jeremy Rifkin 14:09 Jan 23, 2017
European Week of Regions and Cities 2017 – Time to get involved 13:57 Jan 23, 2017
Calling Europe’s Youth: Join the European Committee of the Regions at Yo!Fest in Maastricht! 11:49 Jan 23, 2017
President Markkula on earthquake in central Italy 18:02 Jan 19, 2017
Statement by the European Committee of the Regions’ President Markku Markkula on the earthquake in central Italy 16:17 Jan 19, 2017
European Committee of the Regions’ President Markkula congratulates Antonio Tajani on his election as European Parliament President 11:14 Jan 18, 2017
CoR stands side-by-side with Maltese EU Presidency to rebuild trust in Europe 19:09 Jan 16, 2017
President Markkula on the priorities of the Maltese presidency 11:33 Jan 16, 2017
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
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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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