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epa05928953 Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban listens at a plenary session of the European parliament in Brussels, Belgium, 26 April 2016. The session will focus on the political situation in Hungary, including legislative measures that could force the closure of the Central European University in Budapest.  EPA/OLIVIER HOSLET Hungarian PM Orban has to change behavior, says EPP
Left to right, front row, George Aronis, Deputy CEO of Greek Alpha Bank, Pier Luigi Gilibert, Chief Executive of the European Investment Fund (EIF), Ilias Milis, General Manager of Piraeus Bank, and, rear row, Giannis Dragasakis, Greek Deputy Prime Minister, Dimitris Avramopoulos, Member of the EC in charge of Migration and Alexis Charitsis, Greek Deputy Minister of Economy, are pictured during a signing agreement in Athens, on April 27, 2017. EU backs EIF agreements to boost Greek businesses
epa05843833 A Turkish flag flies on the roof of  the Dutch Consulate during a protest in Istanbul, Turkey 12 March 2017. Turkish Family Minister Fatma Betul Sayan Kaya was barred by police from entering the Turkish consulate in Rotterdam on 11 March, after the Dutch government had denied landing rights to Turkish Foreign Minister Cavusoglu who planned a speech at the consul's residence in Rotterdam. The incidents have led to a diplomatic row between the two countries, and protests by Turkish citizens in the Netherlands as well as in Turkey.  EPA/CEM TURKEL EU foreign ministers try to untangle relations with Turkey
epa05528368 European Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy, Miguel Arias Canete, attends the weekly college meeting at the European Commission, in Brussels, Belgium, 07 September 2016.  EPA/STEPHANIE LECOCQ Cañete in Tehran for first-ever EU-Iran sustainable energy forum
Central bankers Europe’s Central Bankers fear low incomes and high political volatility
epa01514565 A pedestrian passes an office of UniCredit Bulbank in Sofia, Bulgaria 09 October 2008. UniCredit Bulbank is the biggest bank in Bulgaria. After a financial and currency crisis 1996-97, the banking system in Bulgaria was privatised and currently 87 percent of the banks in Bulgaria are owned by foreign banks. Bulgarian Prime Minister Sergey Stanishew assured Bulgarians that the  banking system in the country is stable. The government was to announce Thursday in Sofia measures to prevent the international financial crisis to affect the citizens.  EPA/VASSIL DONEV EU banks worried by move from small states for setting amount of capital
epa05579728 A fishing boat pulling nets on the Baltic Sea in Timmendorf, Germany, 10 October 2016. The EU ministers for fisheries will cease fishing of the Baltic Sea in the coming year. As the stocks at codfish are in a very bad condition, the EU Commission proposed a reduction of the quota by 88 percent in the western Baltic Sea. German fishermen fear their existence.  EPA/JENS BUETTNER Funding for EU’s far-flung fisheries
epaselect epa05931905 Demonstrators participate in a rally to pay tribute to a student who died during a protest in Caracas, Venezuela, 27 April 2017. Opposition leaders, classmates, artists and citizens payed tribute to 20-year-old Juan Pablo Pernalete Llovera who died yesterday during an anti-government protest.  EPA/MIGUEL GUTIERREZ EU concerns on deterioration of situation in Venezuela
epa05931529 Protestors storm the Parliament after Social Democratic Union of Macedonia with Albanian parties elected new President of the Parliament Talat Dzaferi (not pictured) as they have parliamentary majority, in Skopje, The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia on 27 April 2017. President Ivanov didn't give the mandate for a new government,  Although Zoran Zaev (the leader of SDSM) provided a list of signatures, guaranteeing parliamentary majority he rejected giving him the mandate with explanation that the coalition between Zaev and the Albanian parties (with their platform for two official languages in the country) would destroy the constitutional order in the country.  EPA/MAJA ZLATECSKA Mogherini and Hahn condemn Skopje Parliament violence
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epa03490878 Kosovo's Prime Minister Hashim Thaci (R) welcomes the former ethnic Albanian rebel commander and Kosovo prime minister Ramush Haradinaj (L) upon his arrival at the airport in Pristina, Kosovo, 29 November 2012. The UN's International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) cleared Haradinaj of war crime charges on 29 November. Haradinaj and two co-defendants were found not guilty on six counts of torture and murder of prisoners in the Jablanica guerrilla camp during the 1998-99 Kosovo War. After NATO ended the conflict by ousting Belgrade's forces from the mostly Albanian former province, Haradinaj founded the Alliance for the Future of Kosovo party and became prime minister after elections in late 2004.  EPA/VALDRIN XHEMAJ French court rules against the extradition of former Kosovar PM Haradinaj
epa05925325 German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere gestures during a joint press conference with Saxony State Minister of the Interior, Markus Ulbig (not pictured), on the report on police crime statistics 2016  in Berlin, Germany, 24 April 2017.  EPA/CLEMENS BILAN Germany reports on crime
epa05929622 British Prime Minister Theresa May ahead of her meeting with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker at 10 Downing Street in London, Britain, 26 April 2017. The two leaders held talks on Brexit. May will not quit LGBT rights protection

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epa05931529 Protestors storm the Parliament after Social Democratic Union of Macedonia with Albanian parties elected new President of the Parliament Talat Dzaferi (not pictured) as they have parliamentary majority, in Skopje, The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia on 27 April 2017. President Ivanov didn't give the mandate for a new government,  Although Zoran Zaev (the leader of SDSM) provided a list of signatures, guaranteeing parliamentary majority he rejected giving him the mandate with explanation that the coalition between Zaev and the Albanian parties (with their platform for two official languages in the country) would destroy the constitutional order in the country.  EPA/MAJA ZLATECSKA Skopje struggles for a democratic transition, while Tirana plays with irredentist fire
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epa05620971 A cyclist rides in a raincoat past a pillar with the cartoon character Homer Simpson from the cartoon series The Simpsons in Hanover, Germany, 07 November 2016.  EPA/JULIAN STRATENSCHULTE A Simpsons take on Trump’s first 100 days
epa05910368 A North Korean family pose for a family photo in front of a picture of late Supreme leader Kim Il-sung and his son Kim Jong-il during a flower exhibition as part of celebrations to mark the 'Day of the Sun' commemorating the 105th birth anniversary of Kim Il-sung in Pyongyang, North Korea, 16 April 2017. A North Korean missile exploded within seconds of its launch on the east coast on 16 April, South Korean and US officials say as tensions rise in the region over nuclear issues.  EPA/HOW HWEE YOUNG North Korean refugees announce ‘Brussels Declaration’
epa04374949 Robin Li, Chairman and CEO of Baidu Inc., speaks at the launch ceremony of a joint venture of online-to-offline e-commerce in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, China, 29 August 2014. Li, together with Pony Ma, CEO of Tencent, and Wang Jianlin, Chairman of Wanda Group, the top three mainland China's richest men on the Forbes 2014 list, will put resources into the five billion yuan (814 million US dollar) new company controlled by Wanda for a big cut in the high-growth market.  EPA/PU MAN CHINA OUT China tech billionaire calls for immigrants

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Mogherini and Hahn condemn Skopje Parliament violence epa05931529 Protestors storm the Parliament after Social Democratic Union of Macedonia with Albanian parties elected new President of the Parliament Talat Dzaferi (not pictured) as they have parliamentary majority, in Skopje, The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia on 27 April 2017. President Ivanov didn't give the mandate for a new government,  Although Zoran Zaev (the leader of SDSM) provided a list of signatures, guaranteeing parliamentary majority he rejected giving him the mandate with explanation that the coalition between Zaev and the Albanian parties (with their platform for two official languages in the country) would destroy the constitutional order in the country.  EPA/MAJA ZLATECSKA

High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini and Commissioner for Enlargement Johannes Hahn, have issued a common statement on Thursday’s developments in Skopje,

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Energy

epa05933536 US President Donald J. Trump stands after signing an executive order in the Roosevelt Room at The White House in Washington, DC, USA,  28 April 2017.  The executive order would expand offshore drilling for oil and gas.  EPA/ERIC THAYER/ POOL Trump signs order on oil drilling but market is skeptical
epa05528368 European Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy, Miguel Arias Canete, attends the weekly college meeting at the European Commission, in Brussels, Belgium, 07 September 2016.  EPA/STEPHANIE LECOCQ Cañete in Tehran for first-ever EU-Iran sustainable energy forum
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epa05928414 European Commission Vice-President for Energy Union Maros Sefcovic (L), European Commissioner in charge of Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness Jyrki Katainen (C) and European Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development Neven Mimica (R) at the start of weekly college meeting of the European Commission in Brussels, Belgium, 26 April 2017.  EPA/STEPHANIE LECOCQ After new EU gas supply rules, Member States come back from the cold
epa05929220 US President Donald J. Trump makes remarks as Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke (L) and Vice President Mike Pence (R) listen prior to signing an ?Antiquities Executive Order? at the Department of the Interior, Washington, DC, USA, 26 April 2017. The order authorizes the Department of Interior to review any national monument created since 01 January 1996.  EPA/MIKE THEILER / POOL Trump signs Antiquities executive order that could expand access to drilling
epa05875107 A fisheye lens photograph of the European Commission headquarters building, Berlaymont, in the European district, in Brussels, Belgium 28 March 2017.  EPA/OLIVIER HOSLET EU Commission appoints Director to its DG ENV
epa05793404 A worker checks equipment at the Dashava gas storage near western Ukrainian town of Stryi, 14 February 2017. The Board of Directors of Russian Gazprom company on 09 February approved the acquisition of additional shares in Nord Stream 2 worth EUR 1.425 billion, according to the company report. Nord Stream 2 AG is a company established for the planning, construction and further use of the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline running from the Russian coast to Germany via the Baltic Sea bypassing Ukraine.  EPA/PAVLO PALAMARCHUK Italy’s Snam mulls reverse-flow exports
epa05862657 A Myanmar woman carries buckets to collect drinking water in the outskirts of Naypyitaw, Myanmar, 22 March 2017. Myanmar may face drinking water shortages during the summer due to climate change and the possibility of the development of the El Nino weather phenomenon, which disrupts weather patterns and often causes extreme weather conditions.  EPA/HEIN HTET EU Environment Ministers tackle climate challenges
artificial island (winter) copy KMG announces plans for oil production in Kashagan

Internet & ICT

epa05675311 A lab attendant crushes a sample of pharmaceuticals in the laboratory of the Polish Customs Service in Przemysl, eastern Poland, 14 December 2016. Since January 2016, Customs Service for the Subcarpathian province did not admit to the trade of 140 thousand tablets and more than 4,000 vials containing various types of pharmaceuticals. Many of them can not be used in the European Union, because they may be harmful to health and may even lead to death. The pharmaceuticals which were detained by the Podkarpacka Customs Service were, amongst others, anabolic steroids, hormonal agents, psychotropic drugs, slimming preparations, and even drugs for abortion. The medicaments were collected not only at border crossings, but also during the inspection of mail shipments, among others, from Asia.  EPA/DAREK DELMANOWICZ POLAND OUT Pharmaceuticals deliver the U.K with an ultimatum
05_Oxford University Brexit and Academia: anti-immigration hysteria is hurting an €86bn sector
epa04374949 Robin Li, Chairman and CEO of Baidu Inc., speaks at the launch ceremony of a joint venture of online-to-offline e-commerce in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, China, 29 August 2014. Li, together with Pony Ma, CEO of Tencent, and Wang Jianlin, Chairman of Wanda Group, the top three mainland China's richest men on the Forbes 2014 list, will put resources into the five billion yuan (814 million US dollar) new company controlled by Wanda for a big cut in the high-growth market.  EPA/PU MAN CHINA OUT China tech billionaire calls for immigrants
Rape case Swedish Facebook rapists receive prison sentences
18hgjpxxt8etqjpg EU Court: multimedia players breach copyright laws
epa05569780 The Swedish flag flies near the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany, 04 October 2016. King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden are visiting Germany for several days from 05 October on.  EPA/PAUL ZINKEN EU’s antitrust watchdog announced raids on Sweden’s telecommunications companies
epa05901340 (FILE) - An Indian consumer does online shopping on Flipkart at his home in Bhopal, India, 30 July 2014. Flipkart, India's largest online retailer on 10 April 2017 announced that it had raised 1.4 billion USD in capital from eBay, Tencent and Microsoft in a move that would value Flipkart at some 11.6 billion USD. Reports state Flipkart would also take over the India business of eBay as part of the move.  EPA/SANJEEV GUPTA Parliament committee votes to put an end to geo-blocking of online goods or services
epa03790031 An undated picture made available on 16 July 2013 shows Bulgarian Denis Fedarov walking on Piazza San Marco in Venice, Italy, carrying a Google View backpack camera. Unable to bring their camera-toting car to the Italian lagoon city, where gondolas and canals stand in for vehicles and roads, the internet firm sent instead physically fit technicians to walk Venice's alleys wearing a backpack-mounted camera. Seen in background are the St. Marcus Cathedral (C) and the landmark Campanile (R).  EPA/ANDREA MEROLA EU Parliament wants free Wi-Fi for everybody
3-bild Five European companies want to finance Nord Stream 2 pipeline
epa04889734 British Neil Harbisson, the world's first certified cyborg, speaks to the media in Brisbane, Australia, 20 August 2015. Mr Harbisson, who is completely color blind, has an antenna with a camera at its end permanently implanted in his head that allows him to perceive colors as different sounds.  EPA/DAN PELED AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND OUT Swedish cyborgs increase tenfold in two years

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The Croatian government collapsed epa05930773 Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic speaks during a press conference in Zagreb, Croatia, 27 April 2017. Reports state Plenkovic on 27 April dismissed three ministers from his coalition partner 'Most' (Bridge) party in a disagreement over the future of finance minister who the opposition are demanding his resignation.  EPA/ANTONIO BAT

The Croatian government has fallen on Thursday, after the senior coalition partner, HDZ(Croatian Democratic Union), split from its junior coalition

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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
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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
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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
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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
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Article – Priorities for Europe: EU leaders set objectives for 2017 11:31 Feb 3, 2017
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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
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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
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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
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Press release Extended publication of Securities Holdings Statistics 00:00 Feb 2, 2017
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Speech Mario Draghi: Welcome address 00:00 Jan 31, 2017
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Speech Yves Mersch: Ructions in the repo market – monetary easing or regulatory squeezing? 00:00 Jan 26, 2017
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Speech Mario Draghi: Premio Cavour 2016: Commemorazione 00:00 Jan 23, 2017
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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
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Press release Monetary policy decisions 00:00 Jan 19, 2017
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Press release ECB appoints Frank Smets as Director General Economics 00:00 Jan 19, 2017
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Press release Results of the January 2017 euro area bank lending survey 00:00 Jan 17, 2017
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ECJ
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33/2016 : 18 March 2016 – Judgment of the General Court in case T-501/13 10:03 Mar 18, 2016
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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
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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
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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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