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epa05646532 An exterior view of the EU Commission headquarters, also called Berlaymont building, in Brussels, Belgium, 25 November 2016.  EPA/OLIVIER HOSLET Poland demands explanations over European Commission report
schultz-wants-serbia-eu IMG Schultz faces allegations of misspending European Parliament funds
epa05398808 British Conservative Member of Parliament and Home Secretary  Theresa May speaks at a press conference in Whitehall, Westminster, central London, Britain, 30 June 2016. Theresa May announced that she is to run in the Conservative Party leadership contest with the winner to be announced on 09 September 2016.  EPA/SEAN DEMPSEY Britain braces for unilateral freedom of movement cut-off date
epa05796369 An exterior view of the Deutsche Boerse headquarters where a press conference is taking place to announce the company's 2016 annual results in Frankfurt, Germany, 16 February 2017. The German exchange operator, which is planning a 27 billion US dollar merger with the London Stock Exchange, said earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) rose to 1.1 billion euros.  EPA/RONALD WITTEK Merger between Deutsche Börse and London Stock Exchange at risk
epa05812713 (FILE) - The BBC headquarters in central London, Britain, 25 March 2015 (reissued 24 february 2017). According to reports by German magazine DER SPIEGEL on 24 February 2017, the German intelligence agency Bundesnachrichtendienst (BND) allegedly has spied on foreign media outlets, such as the BBC, the New York Times and Reuters.  EPA/ANDY RAIN Germany reportedly spied on journalists
epa05810971 Dutch PVV-leader Geert Wilders (C) arrives at the Senate in The Hague, The Netherlands, 23 February 2017. The Dutch anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders and his populist Freedom party have suspended all public campaigning for next month's parliamentary elections following an alleged security leak. Wilders announced the move after an employee of the government agency responsible for his security was arrested for leaking information.  EPA/BART MAAT Dutch lawmakers commission euro probe
epa05790655 The newly appointed leader of the Social Democratic Party (SPD) and candidate for chancellor Martin Schulz attends a party board meeting in Berlin, Germany, 13 February 2017.  EPA/OLIVER WEIKEN Martin Schulz: the self-taught bookseller who became Merkel’s nemesis
p7-h_53336832 A new political divorce in Italy
epa03863798 (07/16) Girls walk on railroad tracks next to huts while a woman is cooking in a slum inhabited by a Roma community in the Craica neighbourhood of Baia Mare, north-western Romania, 05 September 2013. This year the local government planned to demolish shanties of the Craica slum and move hundreds of residents to a new housing estate of 500 light structure, modular homes to be set up in the outskirts of Baia Mare.  EPA/ZSOLT CZEGLEDI HUNGARY OUT - PLEASE REFER TO ADVISORY NOTICE  (epa03863791) FOR FULL FEATURE TEXT There should be no room for Roma segregation in the EU
epa05746976 The EU and Union Jack flags fly side by side outside the Europa House in Westminster in London, Britain, 24 January 2017. The British government earlier the same day lost its right to trigger Article 50 o the Lisbon treaty without a parliamentary vote, after the Supreme Court announced an 8-3 verdict against the government.  EPA/FACUNDO ARRIZABALAGA We said it 2005, it will happen in 2017 as a byproduct of Brexit

EU National News

epa01555090 An undated BMW handout shows the new MINI E of German car manufacturer BMW. For the first time BMW experiments with battery-driven vehicles in USA. Selected clients from the areas of Los Angeles and New York will receive 500 Electro-Minis from the beginning of next year onwards, as Development Executive Eichiner announced on 18 November 2008 in Los Angeles, USA. This field test intends to collect experiences for further production models. The car is officially introduced to the public on 19 November 2008 at the car fair in Los Angeles.  EPA/BMW / HO  EDITORIAL USE ONLY Mini production could shift to Germany or the Netherlands
heineken-says-it-has-rejected-takeover-bid-rival-brewer-sabmiller IMG Greek family-owned brewery takes Heineken to Dutch courts
epa05252667 Protesters with Polish national flags take part in an anti-Islam rally 'Poles against Migrants' in Warsaw, Poland, 10 April 2016. Several hundreds people attended protest against migrants and EU migrant quotas and against islamisation of Europe organized by Polish far-right movement National Radical Camp (ONR).  EPA/MARCIN OBARA POLAND OUT Far-right Polish nationalist denied entry to the U.K
epa05559775 Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven attends a press conference after morning discussions on the second day of the Nordic Prime Ministers annual informal summer meeting in Aland, Finland, 28 September 2016. The Prime Ministers will discuss topical Nordic and international questions, such as the development of Nordic cooperation, current EU challenges, security in the Baltic Sea region and cooperation between the Nordic countries and the United States.  EPA/MARKKU OJALA Sweden considers Swiss formula to limit low-skilled labour migration
epa05780342 A German police officer holds a Taser gun during a press conference in Berlin, Germany, 09 February 2017. Selected police units in central Berlin will be equipped with stun guns as a non-lethal alternative for their missions during a trial period of three years.  EPA/OLIVER WEIKEN Belgian police to go on strike over use of tasers

World News

epa05806376 A carnival float titled 'Trump-el-tier' depicting the new US President Donald J. Trump behaving like an 'Elephant in a China Shop' is presented by the Mainz Carnival Association during a media preview in Mainz, Germany, 21 February 2017. The float will be one of the attractions of the Rose Monday carnival parade in Mainz on 27 February. Mainz is one of the carnival strongholds in Germany with its Rose Monday parade jokingly criticizing political and social developments.  EPA/RONALD WITTEK Trump vs. Media: creating a new ideological status quo
epa05816115 Russian people banners and flags during a memorial march for Boris Nemtsov to mark the second anniversary of his murder, in Moscow, Russia, 26 February 2017. Boris Nemtsov, a liberal opposition leader and sharp critic of Russian president Vladimir Putin, was killed on 27 February 2015 by a group of Chechen military servicemen. Five were arrested, one was killed during detention, and one of the organizers of the crime is still wanted.  EPA/MAXIM SHIPENKOV Moscow march honours Kremlin critic
epa05811196 US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson participates in a press conference in Mexico City, Mexico, 23 February 2017. He and US Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly (not pictured) assured senior representatives of the Mexican government today that there will be no mass deportations or military operations against Mexican immigrants in the United States.  EPA/JOSE MENDEZ . Tillerson’s Mexican mission was never meant to be successful
epa05803482 Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) workers hold a placard with a picture of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on it with the message, '100 days of demonetisation and more than 100 deaths, AAP has one question, Modi ji, how much black money came in?', as they stage a protest against the center government in Amritsar, India, 19 February 2017. The protest was held against Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi government's decision of demonetisation after the completion of its 100 days. The protestors demanded from the government to show the complete data of how much black money has been recovered due to demonetisation after its launch in the country.  EPA/RAMINDER PAL SINGH India’s demonetisation slows growth
Secretary of State Tillerson arrives in Mexico Feb. 22, 2017 Pump up the volume: Where is Secretary of State Tillerson’s department anyway?

Leaders' Perspectives




A new beginning for Europe, now

By: Nicos Giannis

Economists in denial

By: Robert Skidelsky

The WTO reborn?

By: Arvind Subramanian

The financial education of the Eurozone

By: Christopher Smart

A Canadian circular economy reality

By: Lambert van Nistelrooij


Ensuring Euro-Atlantic security

By: Des Browne
Wolfgang Ischinger
Igor S. Ivanov
Sam Nunn

Greening digital finance

By: Simon Zadek

Russia’s bad equilibrium

By: Anders Åslund

Donald Trump’s dark art of the tweet

By: Joseph S. Nye, Jr.

Values-based leadership creates lasting value

By: Shanu Hinduja

Trading in Trump’s lies

By: J. Bradford DeLong


Dark days for children

By: Anthony Lake
Isabella Lövin

EU Commission, ECB working with Italy to save Monte Paschi epa04477146 (FILE) A file photo dated 28 March 2012 showing an exterior view of the Palazzo Salimbeni, site of Monte dei Paschi bank, in Siena, Italy. The board of Monte dei Paschi di Siena (MPS), an Italian bank that failed eurozone-wide stress tests by the widest margin of all lenders examined, is set to unveil a plan to shore up its finances on 05 November 2014. On October 26, MPS was told by the European Central Bank (ECB) that it was 2.1 billion euros (2.6 billion dollars) short of capital reserve requirements - the biggest funding gap identified among the 130 lenders that came under the central bank's scrutiny. The Italian bank was given a November 10 deadline to present plans to address the issue, as part of the ECB's attempts to ensure the stability of the banking system in the wake of the euro crisis that began in 2008. Bank managers said Sunday the institution planned to plug the shortfall entirely through a capital increase, and was also considering selling assets to strengthen balance books.  EPA/CARLO FERRARO

A rescue plan for Italy’s troubled bank Banca Monte deiPaschi di Siena (BMPS.MI) is being hammered out by the European

By Beata Stur


07 February 2017, Press Conference - Investing in Europe: building smart cities and regions. Belgium - Brussels - February 2017 
© European Union / Aurore Belot

Emil Boc, Mayor of Cluj-Napoca Romania’s Cluj capitalises on Smart City energy
epa05564886 A photograph made available 01 October 2016 showing workers starting to install the first pipe of the TAP project near Fier, Albania, 30 September 2016 putting the first of its 13,000 pipes for the 215 kilometer natural gas pipeline. TAP is a natural gas pipeline project which will start in Greece and crosses Albania and the Adriatic Sea to end in southern Italy bringing gas from the Caspian region to European markets.  EPA/ARMANDO BABANI EU approves €2.5 million grant for Ionian-Adriatic Pipeline
IMG_0942 Russia extends presence in Serbian energy sector
epa05207520 A general view of the nuclear power plant in Doel, Belgium, 12 March 2016. 
Belgium's oldest nuclear reactor was restarted early 30 December 2015 following a 10-month outage, under a scheme prolonging the life span of the 40-year-old power plant until 2025. Technical problems with Belgium's ageing nuclear plants have created tensions with neighbouring Germany, which is moving toward clean and sustainable energy sources and has passed legislation that requires the closure of all its commercial nuclear reactors by 2022.  EPA/JULIEN WARNAND IAEA wraps up Belgium’s Doel NPP safety review
epa05798076 (FILE) - A file phoptograph showing a British Airways airplane landing at Heathrow airport in London, Britain, 25 October 2016. The British London Metropolitan Police reported that Counter Terrorism Command (SO15) detectives have arrested a man following his arrival at London Heathrow Airport on the afternoon of 16 February 207. The 36-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of preparation of terrorist acts (contrary section 5 Terrorism Act 2006). He has been taken into custody, under the Police and Criminal Evidence Act (PACE), at a west London police station where he remains at this time. Enquiries by detectives continue.  EPA/HANNAH MCKAY EU-funded project strives to transform transport, cut emissions
epa05579681 Russian President Vladimir Putin delivers his speech during a session of the World Energy Congress, in Istanbul, Turkey, 10 October 2016.  EPA/ALEXEY DRUZHINYN / SPUTNIK / KREMLIN POOL Russia gathers PR info from energy companies
Turkish Stream WEB Russia inks second Turkish Stream pipe offshore construction contract
epa03889319 A surfer rides a wave with an oil drilling rig in the background in Huntington Beach, California, USA 29 September 2013.  Along southern California coast from Santa Barbara to Huntington Beach are a number of oil rigs in a petroleum rich region.  EPA/MICHAEL NELSON EIA: LNG exports could drive growth in US natural gas trade
epa05372552 The gas tanker vessel 'Al Nuaman' with Qatari LNG enters the LNG Terminal Port in Swinoujscie, Poland, 17 June 2016. The first supply of commercial LNG shipping arrived to Poland. The Swinoujscie LNG Terminal is one of Polish major energy and gas security investments.  EPA/MARCIN BIELECKI POLAND OUT Global LNG prices to remain capped beyond 2020
epa04119289 The dome of the US Capitol is seen behind the smokestacks of the Capitol Power Plant, the only coal-burning power plant in the nation's capitol, in Washington, DC, USA, 10 March 2014. Later in the day, 26 Democratic and Independent Senators are scheduled to speak through the night on confronting climate change.  EPA/JIM LO SCALZO Trump to lift coal-mining restrictions

Internet & ICT

epa05287985 Ethernet data cables are seen in a server room in Canberra, Australia, 03 May 2016.  EPA/MICK TSIKAS AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND OUT UK spooks arrest suspect in Deutsche Telekom cyber attack
epa05796490 Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau delivers a speech at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, 16 February 2017. Trudeau is in Strasbourg to mark the European Parliament's passing of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between Canada and the European Union. This is the first time a sitting Canadian prime minister has addressed the legislature.  EPA/PATRICK SEEGER In counter to Trump, Trudeau says EU and Canada must lead the world economy
epa05656405 A Bonham's staff with a 1914 'Prince Henry'  Sports Torpedo at Bonham's auction house in central London, Britain, 02 December 2016.  The 1914 Vauxhall 25hp Prince Henry was the world's first sports car. Designed by Vauxhall designer Laurence Pomeroy Prince Henry's are extremely rare. The vehicle is expected to fetch 600,000- 700,000 euros at auction in London.  EPA/ANDY RAIN French PSA braces to create a European car manufacturing behemoth
epa05142455 Uber and VTC ('Vehicules de Tourisme avec Chauffeur' - Tourism Vehicles with Driver) drivers block the ring road creating a large traffic jam to protest against the French government favoring taxis, in Paris, France, 04 February 2016. Uber has been ordered to pay 1,2 million euro to the French taxi trade union, according to media reports, with some Uber drivers found to be not playing by the rules.  EPA/ETIENNE LAURENT French man sues Uber app for letting his wife know he had a lover
5595410617_238a476b65_z 112 & AML: The cheaper, more accurate way to save lives
epa05436113 A picture made available on 22 July 2016 shows emergency personnel from the Fire Station 1 holding up a flag with the inscription 'Notruf 112 europaweit' (lt. Emergency call 112 Europe-wide) in Stuttgart, Germany, 18 July 2016. The European emergency service 112 celebrates its 25th anniversary on 29 July 2016.  EPA/FRANZISKA KRAUFMANN 112 Day : New technological solutions for emergency calls
epa03542665 The Intel Corporate Headquarters in Santa Clara, California, USA 11 January 2013. The stagnation of the world PC market is really starting to hurt Intel, the world?s dominant supplier of PC processors. The Silicon Valley stalwart reported 17 January 2013 they booked a revenue of 13.5 billion dollars in the fourth quarter of 2012, down 3 per cent from a year earlier. Profits were down 27 per cent to 3.2 billion dollars from 4.6 billion dollars. For the full year Intel?s revenues dropped 1 per cent to 53.3 billion dollars, while net income fell 15 per cent to 11 billion dollars.  EPA/JOHN G. MABANGLO Lithuania MEP courts America’s techies
03_You Are Fired Members of the Trump team fire themselves
EU Commission weekly meeting - Security Union Is the EU ready to implement Mobile ID system?
epa05246891 Officials count the votes of the Dutch referendum about the association agreement between the EU and Ukraine, in Schiermonnikoog, The Netherlands, 06 April 2016. The Netherlands voted in a referendum to decide in favor or against the ratification of the Association Agreement between the EU and Ukraine. According to initial results, 64 percent voters have rejected the EU agreement with Ukraine in the referendum, although exit poll showed turnout may have been too low for the vote.  EPA/CATRINUS VAN DER VEEN Ballots will be counted by hand in Dutch general elections due to hacking fears

From the NE Knowledge Network

Kenny and Juncker committed to solving ‘hard Brexit’ problems in Brussels Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker hold a press conference after their meeting at the EU Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium on Feb. 22, 2017

Ireland has been coping poorly with Taoiseach Enda Kenny’s Maurice McCabe controversy, the poor handling of which has culminated in

By Irene Kostaki Journalist, New Europe

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Latest Press Releases

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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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