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epa05531827 Muslims attend the Friday prayer in the Fatih Camii mosque of the DITIB-Turkish Islamic Community of Dresden e.V. in Dresden, Germany, 09 September 2016. The community introduced themselves and their commitment to cultural exchange in Dresden on the occasion of Eid al-Adha , the holiest of the two Muslims holidays celebrated each year. It marks the yearly Muslim pilgrimage (Hajj) to visit Mecca, the holiest place in Islam. Muslims slaughter a sacrificial animal and split the meat into three parts, one for the family, one for friends and relatives, and one for the poor and needy.  EPA/ARNO BURGI S&D calls on EU to connect with Muslim communities
epa03038087 Western Sahara women flash 'Victory signs' in refugee camp in Tifariti in the liberated territories of Western Sahara, 18 December 2011. The camp is located near 13th Congress of the Polisario Front opened on 15 December in Tifariti and expected to run till 20 December.  EPA/MOHAMED MESSARA Sahrawi women address EU parliament
epa05366991 A close up of the new high performance computer 'Janus' at Martin Luther University in Halle/Saale, Germany, 15 June 2016. The 2.25-million-euro computer has over 48 terabytes of storage and can access up to 6,560 core processors. Scientists in various fields will be able to use it to conduct extremely complicated and data-intensive calculations.  EPA/JAN WOITAS European Commission tackles data localization
epaselect epa05182858 People take part in a performance of the Stations of the Cross, to show solidarity with victims of trafficking, forced prostitution and violence, in the centre of Rome, Italy, 26 February 2016.  EPA/ANGELO CARCONI Trafficking of Nigerian women to Europe is reaching “crisis” levels
epa03945775 An illustration photo set up in Frankfurt, Germany, 08 November 2013, shows a hand holding tweezers and appearing to pluck a 'Password' from a computer screen with binary digits. A conference of the German Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA) on 12 November 2013 was to focus on the topic 'cyper crime', including phishing. Phishing has become a common word for illegally aquiring passwords, usernames or credit card information by fake internet sites.  EPA/BORIS REOSSLER Europol: Ransomware, child sex abuse online become top cybercrimes
epa05338458 A boat that was once used by refugees is transported to be put on display in the Cologne Cathedral, in Cologne, Germany, 31 May 2016. The seven meter long boat which was used by 80-100 Libyan refugees to flee to Europe several years ago already served as an altar during a Corpus Christi mass.  EPA/OLIVER BERG EPP calls on EU members to stick to their migration commitments
connie_hedegaard_eu-climate-commissioner1 Volkswagen recruits an ex-Commissioner for Climate
epa04758403 Dark clouds hover over the headquarters of German banking and financial services corporation Deutsche Bank in Frankfurt, Germany, 20 May 2015. The company has scheduled its stockholders' meeting for 21 May 2015.  EPA/ARNE DEDERT Is there a rescue plan for Deutsche Bank?
epa04856117 Two policemen escort a Spanish man (L) after he was arrested during a police operation against a network that allegedly attracted and indoctrinated women to send them to combat zones under the control of the ISIS jihadist group, in Melilla, a city of the Spanish enclave in northern Africa, overnight 22 July 2015.  EPA/FG GUERRERO ISIS “Facebook cell” arrested in Spain, Germany, and Belgium
epa04318003 Members of the European Parliament raise their hands to vote during the plenary session in the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, 16 July 2014. The European Commission, which proposes laws and ensures they are implemented, is made up of 28 commissioners - one for every member state.  EPA/PATRICK SEEGER MEPs reject EU Budget 2017 Council cuts

EU National News

epa05563561 A composite handout image released by the European Space Agency (ESA) on 30 September 2016 shows a sequence of images captured by Rosetta during its final descent to the surface of Comet 67P/C-G on 30 September 2016. The European Space Agency (ESA) commands its Rosetta spacecraft to a crash-landing onto 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko comet. Rosetta reached the comet's orbit in August 2014 after its launch from Earth in 2004.  EPA/ESA/ROSETTA/MPS FOR OSIRIS / HANDOUT   EDITORIAL USE ONLY/NO SALES Europe’s comet probe Rosetta ends 12-year mission with crash 
epa05400152 Bottles of wine are on sale at 'La Cite du Vin' (lit.: Wine City) in Bordeaux, France, 30 June 2016. The wine-devoted museum and exhibition place's architecture was designed by French XTU practice and it was officially opened on 31 May 2016 after construction costs summed up to more than 81 million euros.  EPA/CAROLINE BLUMBERG New French law could pinch UK wine trade
epa05556568 Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) leader Pedro Sanchez (L), and the party's Secretary of Organization and Electoral Action Cesar Luena (R) attend the party's Executive Committee meeting to evaluate the results in the regional elections in Galicia and the Basque Country, in Madrid, Spain, 26 September 2016. The socialist party got low results in both regions achieving the third place in Galicia and the fourth in the Basque country after new left parties En Marea and Podemos obtained better results in Galicia and the Basque Country, respectively.  EPA/LUCA PIERGIOVANNI Socialists lead Spain to the polls
epa05541931 Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi arrives at Bratislava castle during the Bratislava EU summit, an informal meeting of the 27 heads of state or government, in Bratislava, Slovakia, 16 September 2016. European Union leaders meet to discuss a new strategy and future of the European Union after the recent Brexit referendum in Britain.  EPA/FILIP SINGER Renzi’s referendum campaign heads towards a defeat
epa05558459 British Secretary of State for International Trade Liam Fox delivers his speech during the WTO Public Forum 'Inclusive Trade', at the headquarters of the WTO in Geneva, Switzerland, 27 September 2016.  EPA/SALVATORE DI NOLFI British Trade Minister promises hard Brexit with “at least as free” trade

World News

epa05433931 A handout picture provided by Turkish Presidential Press office shows Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaking during a press conference after cabinet meeting in Ankara, Turkey, 20 July 2016. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has declared a three-month state of emergency and caused the dismissal of 50,000 workers and the arrest of 8,000 people after the 15 July failed coup attempt. At least 290 people were killed and almost 1,500 injured amid violent clashes on 15 July as certain military factions attempted to stage a coup d'etat. The UN and various governments and organizations have urged Turkey to uphold the rule of law and to defend human rights.  EPA/TURKISH PRESIDENTIAL PRESS OFFICE / HANDOUT  HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY/NO SALES Erdogan leader accuses EU of insincerity on visa promise 
epa05564114 The shell of a cluster bomb by forces loyal to the Syrian government lay still after it penetrated a wall of a house in the rebel-held city of Douma, outskirts of Damasus, 30 September 2016. According to local sources at least four people died in the attack.  EPA/MOHAMMED BADRA Turkey renews parliament vote on military operations in Syria and Iraq
epa05438167 A general view for Iraqi refugees camp at Dibaga town, ouskirts of Mosul, southwest of Erbil, the capital of Kurdistan region, north of Iraq, 23 July 2016. According to local official, at least Ten thousand people arrived to Dibaga camp during the last three days due to the fighting between the Iraqi forces and Islamic State (IS) terror militia near Mosul city, which hosted around two million people before it fell to Islamic state group (IS) in June 2014. More than three million people have been forced to flee their homes in Iraq since January 2014, according to the United Nations.  EPA/AHMED JALIL The battle of Mosul could create 700,000 refugees
Democratic Candidate for United States President Hillary Clinton (R) embraces Senator Bernie Sanders as they appear at campaign stop where the talked about Clinton's plan for less expensive education, at the University of New Hampshire in Durham, New Hampshire, USA 28 SEPTEMBER 2016. Hillary calls on Sanders to mobilize first time voters
epa04992227 Republican US presidential candidate Donald Trump reacts as he speaks during a campaign rally at the Trump National Doral Miami hotel in Miami, Florida, USA, 23 October 2015. Trump made his first public visit at the Trump National Doral Miami golf resort since announcing his presidential candidacy.  EPA/CRISTOBAL HERRERA Trump accussed of attempting to circumvent Cuban embargo

Leaders' Perspectives

 

 

 

The Coming Confrontation with North Korea

By: Richard N. Haass

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Kicking the Wasps’ Nest

By: Vít Novotný
Kristina Potapova

Europe’s Leadership Crisis

By: Guy Verhofstadt

Rethinking the EU refugee relocation system after Bratislava

By: Solon Ardittis

On the day of the Summit for refugees and migrants – Why the life of Haytham matters

By: Pierre Krähenbühl

A Smarter Union

By: Antonio López-Istúriz

2nd October: the hateful date

By: Tibor Szanyi, MEP

What will a “No” vote mean for Hungary

By: Jávor Benedek,

Ahead of the Hungarian referendum

By: Péter Niedermüller, MEP

A better economic plan for Japan

By: Joseph E. Stiglitz

Brexit and the Pound in your pocket

By: Barry Eichengreen

Saving Refugees to Save Europe

By: George Soros



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Kroes’ Uber appointment is the real problem that the European Commission is facing, not (just) her involvement in the Bahamas

By Alexandros Koronakis Editor, New Europe

Energy

epa05083717 Smog obscures buildings in Tehran, Iran, 30 December 2015. Tehran's air quality index reached 159 on 30 December, prompting the government to declare a one-day public holiday in Tehran where all public institutions, schools and universities will be closed and outdoor sport canceled.  EPA/ABEDIN TAHERKENAREH Iran wants EU technology to boost sustainability of cities
epa05410551 Artist Joy Lohmann (L) carries another component as he enters a floating island made of recycled waste on Lake Gremmin near Ferropolis in Graefenhainichen,†Germany, 06 July 2016. The installation that spans up to 80 square metres has been named 'Insula Communis' and has been set up to raise awareness of global climate change and its impact on migration. Several ten thousands of visitors are expected to attend the music festivals Splash! and Melt! to be held on the following two weekends in Ferropolis. The waste from the first festival Splash!†is to be used by visitors and refugees from the surrounding areas to build another recycling island over the course of the second festival Melt!.†  EPA/JAN†WOITAS EU Member States accept Paris Agreement commitments
p15web Gdynia strives for zero emissions transport
epa05560223 Director General for International Energy Affairs at the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change Edmund Hosker (L) and UAE Energy Minister Suhail bin Mohammed al-Mazroui (C) during a session of the International Energy Forum and informal meeting of OPEC ministers at the congress palace in Algiers, Algeria, 28 September 2016.  EPA/MOHAMED MESSARA OPEC to finalise oil output cut in November
connie_hedegaard_eu-climate-commissioner1 Volkswagen recruits an ex-Commissioner for Climate
epa03273192 The first spare pipes for the Nord-Stream Baltic Sea pipeline are stored on shore in Lubmin, Germany, 19 June 2012. The central storage facility will have 480 spare pipe sections. The 12 meter long pipes will be stored for 50 years in the 5.5 million euro expensive warehouse in case the pipeline needs repair.  EPA/STEFAN SAUER MEPs call for better gas storage in the EU
p14ca Kazakhstan Caspian pipe delayed indefinitely despite Kashagan restart
nvnpp_connection-to-the-grid_2 EU discusses nuclear security issues, stress tests at Ostrovets NPP
dsc00276 SOCAR has to show it still wants DESFA, Greek Ministry sources say
epa05225592 (FILE) A file picture dated 13 March 2016 shows the nuclear power plant in Tihange, Belgium. According to news reports on 22 March 2016 citing the police of Huy, the Tihange nuclear plant has been evacuated following terror attacks on the Brussels airport and two metro stations, killing dozens.  EPA/JULIEN WARNAND Avoid a European Fukushima, EESC urges the EU

Internet & ICT

epa05366991 A close up of the new high performance computer 'Janus' at Martin Luther University in Halle/Saale, Germany, 15 June 2016. The 2.25-million-euro computer has over 48 terabytes of storage and can access up to 6,560 core processors. Scientists in various fields will be able to use it to conduct extremely complicated and data-intensive calculations.  EPA/JAN WOITAS European Commission tackles data localization
epa05552859 (FILE) A file photograph showing Yahoo! Corporate Headquarters and campus displaying their updated logo in Sunnyvale, California, USA, 20 August 2015. Media reports on 23 September 2016 state that hackers stole information from about 500 million users in 2014 in what appears to be the largest publicly disclosed cyber-breach in history.  EPA/JOHN G. MABANGLO Password breach could have ripple effects well beyond Yahoo
epa03945775 An illustration photo set up in Frankfurt, Germany, 08 November 2013, shows a hand holding tweezers and appearing to pluck a 'Password' from a computer screen with binary digits. A conference of the German Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA) on 12 November 2013 was to focus on the topic 'cyper crime', including phishing. Phishing has become a common word for illegally aquiring passwords, usernames or credit card information by fake internet sites.  EPA/BORIS REOSSLER Europol: Ransomware, child sex abuse online become top cybercrimes
connie_hedegaard_eu-climate-commissioner1 Volkswagen recruits an ex-Commissioner for Climate
epa04033000 An illustration picture shows network cables hanging from a computer screen which shows rows of binary code in Cologne, Germany, 20 January 2014. The discussion about the spying by US intelligence service NSA has not quieted down after the speech by US President Obama. On 17 January 2014, US  President Barack Obama held a press conference  where he announced that he was ordering changes to the United States' intelligence gathering policies.  EPA/OLIVER BERG Pro-Assad Syrian pleads guilty in US to role in hacking
map-copyright-eur #SaveTheLink: How the European Commission ran away on #copyright reform
epa05559459 South African physicist, inventor, and SpaceX founder Elon Musk addresses the press during the 67th International Astronautics Congress in Guadalajara, Mexico, 27 September 2016. During the presentation, Musk outlined his plan to design spacecraft to aid in the human colonization of the planet Mars within 40 to 100 years.  EPA/ULISES RUIZ BASURTO Elon Musk is looking for one million colonists for Mars
epa04090102 The two logos of Facebook (L) and Whatsapp pictured on the screen of a smartphone in Sieversdorf, Germany, 19 February 2014. Facebook announced on 19 February that it acquired the globally popular messaging system WhatsApp for 19 billion US dollar. Facebook paid 12 billion US dollar in shares and four billion US dollar in cash. The deal includes an additional three billion US dollar 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/PATRICK PLEUL Germany orders end to Facebook/WhatsApp data sharing project
epa05331927 Japanese policemen stand on top of the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum behind the national flags of the USA (L) and Japan (R) during US President Barack Obama's visit to Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima, Hiroshima Prefecture, western Japan, 27 May 2016. Obama visited Hiroshima for the first time as US President after the atomic bombing of Hiroshima City. Obama visited the city after attending the two-day G7 Ise-Shima Summit talk.  EPA/KIYOSHI OTA US shares guidelines on self-driving cars at G7
epa02811658 A monitor shows the microinjection of sperm into an egg cell using a microscope at the in vitro fertilization clinic, Kinderwunschzentrum Leipzig, in Leipzig, Germany, 05 July 2011. The center in Leipzig is using a new device (Embryoscope) from Denmark, which unites the incubator, microscope and camera and which can monitor and evaluate the embryo until its transfer into the womb. The newest scientific findings prove that this allows a more exact detection of certain developments in the embryo and therefore can improve the pregnancy rate.  EPA/WALTRAUD GRUBITZSCH Two teams are working on human DNA editing

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EU Commission
Speaking points by Climate Action and Energy Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete on the ratification of the Paris agreement 13:48 Sep 30, 2016
CALENDRIER du 3 octobre au 9 octobre 2016 12:00 Sep 30, 2016
Daily News 30 / 09 / 2016 12:00 Sep 30, 2016
Flash estimate – September 2016 – Euro area annual inflation up to 0.4% 11:14 Sep 30, 2016
August 2016 – Euro area unemployment at 10.1% – EU28 at 8.6% 11:00 Sep 30, 2016
The European Union steps up its support to Mali 12:37 Sep 29, 2016
Road transport: Commission refers Germany to Court over discriminatory road charging 12:30 Sep 29, 2016
European Commission and EIB present guidance paper on the Eurostat treatment of PPPs 12:29 Sep 29, 2016
Commission refers the United Kingdom to the Court over its failure to protect marine species 12:28 Sep 29, 2016
European Union – Tunisia: enhanced partnership and more EU support for Tunisia’s democratic transition 11:00 Sep 29, 2016
Questions and answers: Supporting Tunisia’s transition: a strategic priority for the EU 11:00 Sep 29, 2016
Speech by Vice-President Ansip at the Digital Assembly 2016 in Bratislava, Slovakia: “Europe should not be afraid of data” 10:05 Sep 29, 2016
Speech of Vice-President Šefčovič at FEPS event “The new social contract: A fair transition” – Launch of the report and discussion 09:00 Sep 29, 2016
Mergers: Commission opens in-depth investigation into proposed Deutsche Börse/LSE merger 15:20 Sep 28, 2016
Delivering on migration and border management: Commission reports on progress made under the European Agenda on Migration 12:09 Sep 28, 2016
Commission proposes to modernise and strengthen controls on exports of dual-use items 12:08 Sep 28, 2016
Facility for Refugees in Turkey: EU signs grants worth €600 million to help refugees on education and health 12:06 Sep 28, 2016
State aid: Commission approves Polish scheme to support high-efficiency co-generation of heat and power 11:45 Sep 28, 2016
World Maritime Day – Half of EU trade in goods is carried by sea – Rotterdam, Antwerp and Hamburg busiest cargo ports 11:00 Sep 28, 2016
Union for the Mediterranean commits to fight structural unemployment 17:04 Sep 27, 2016
Daily News 27 / 09 / 2016 12:02 Sep 27, 2016
One year on: High Level Group presents key recommendations to make access to the European Structural and Investment Funds easier for businesses. 12:00 Sep 27, 2016
Antitrust: Commission sends Statement of Objections to International Skating Union on its eligibility rules 11:45 Sep 27, 2016
Speech by Commissioner Jourová to the Legal Affairs Committee and EU Affairs Committee in the Bundestag: Anti-money Laundering, European Public Prosecutor’s Office, Digital Contracts, and Insolvency 15:52 Sep 26, 2016
United Against Hate Speech on the Web: Where do we stand? – Speech by Commissioner Jourová at Conference with German Justice Minister Maas 14:18 Sep 26, 2016
Daily News 26 / 09 / 2016 12:09 Sep 26, 2016
European Commission appoints new Head of Representation in Ireland 12:00 Sep 26, 2016
World Tourism Day – 1 in 5 tourism nights of EU residents spent by tourists aged 65 or over… – …with a generally lower average expenditure 11:00 Sep 26, 2016
EU-Swiss relations 10:29 Sep 26, 2016
Wednesday 28 – Thursday 29 September: Digital Assembly in Bratislava 17:16 Sep 23, 2016
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EU Parliament
Press release – Paris climate agreement: EP to vote on EU ratification after Council green light – Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety 16:27 Sep 30, 2016
Article – Paris climate agreement: “We are working to secure a swift entry into force” 11:09 Sep 29, 2016
Press release – MEPs reject EU Budget 2017 Council cuts: more funds for migration, jobs, youth – Committee on Budgets 17:40 Sep 28, 2016
Press release – Cleaner cars: Internal Market MEPs to debate changes to type-approval rules – Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection 16:05 Sep 28, 2016
Article – Between hope and fear: the future of Jewish communities in Europe 15:12 Sep 28, 2016
Press release – Transparency register: an eagerly-awaited strengthening 11:10 Sep 28, 2016
Press release – Debate on possible suspension of structural funds for Spain and Portugal – Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs – Committee on Regional Development 17:39 Sep 27, 2016
Press release – European Parliament delegation to monitor Colombia’s peace deal referendum 17:35 Sep 27, 2016
Press release – Panama Papers: “This is so wrong, it has to stop”, journalists tell MEPs – Committee of Inquiry to investigate alleged contraventions and maladministration in the application of Union law in relation to money laundering, tax avoidance and tax evasion 15:05 Sep 27, 2016
Article – Roaming: MEPs negotiate safeguards to prevent abuse 13:59 Sep 27, 2016
Article – Big data: MEPs look at risks and opportunities 11:53 Sep 27, 2016
Press release – Euro area economy showed resilience after UK referendum, Mario Draghi tells MEPs – Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs 18:36 Sep 26, 2016
Press release – Civil liberties MEPs back plans to waive visa requirements for Ukrainians – Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs 17:58 Sep 26, 2016
Article – Panama papers: investigative journalists discuss their work in Parliament 16:40 Sep 26, 2016
Press release – Terror attacks: Civil Liberties MEPs debate with Gilles de Kerchove on Monday – Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs 11:43 Sep 26, 2016
Article – In Parliament this week: Panama papers, roaming, EU budget 11:35 Sep 26, 2016
Press release – Mobile roaming: are “fair use” safeguards fair? – Industry Committee debate – Committee on Industry, Research and Energy 10:05 Sep 26, 2016
Article – Better EU resettlement tools are needed to help Lebanon deal with refugee crisis – Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs 12:38 Sep 23, 2016
Press release – What future for the Jewish communities in Europe? 12:21 Sep 23, 2016
Article – Schulz discusses challenges of EU-UK negotiations with Theresa May 11:57 Sep 23, 2016
Press release – EuroLat “expects and hopes” Colombia will approve peace deal on 2 October 11:08 Sep 23, 2016
Press release – LIBE MEPs in Lebanon: funding alone not enough, better resettlement tools needed – Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs 16:32 Sep 22, 2016
Press release – EuroLat opening: deeper EU-Latin integration needed to tackle common challenges 09:52 Sep 21, 2016
Article – Social dumping: MEPs call for fair wages and social justice for workers 09:00 Sep 21, 2016
Article – On this day 40 years ago: signing of the act for direct European elections 11:03 Sep 20, 2016
Article – Parliament this week: Schulz in London, delegations to Lebanon, car emissions 11:32 Sep 19, 2016
Press release – Refugee resettlement – Civil Liberties MEPs in Lebanon – Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs 11:11 Sep 19, 2016
Press release – Ninth EuroLat plenary session: migration, trade and research 12:02 Sep 16, 2016
Article – Plenary highlights: State of the EU, car emissions, Poland 09:00 Sep 16, 2016
Article – Sakharov Prize 2016: nominees revealed 17:19 Sep 15, 2016
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EU Council
Weekly schedule of President Donald Tusk 15:08 Sep 30, 2016
Libya: EU renews sanctions for six months 14:34 Sep 30, 2016
Speech by President Donald Tusk at the commemorative ceremony of Babi Yar massacre 16:46 Sep 29, 2016
Climate change: Council speeds up process for EU ratification of Paris agreement 14:21 Sep 29, 2016
Indicative programme – Brussels Conference on Afghanistan, 4-5 October 2016 10:08 Sep 29, 2016
Statement by Presidents Tusk and Juncker on the passing away of former Israeli President Shimon Peres 14:25 Sep 28, 2016
Indicative programme – Environment Council of 30 September 2016 13:40 Sep 27, 2016
Indicative programme – Competitiveness Council of 29/09/2016 11:44 Sep 27, 2016
EU and Afghanistan to co-host the Brussels Conference on Afghanistan on 4-5 October 2016 13:56 Sep 26, 2016
Presentation of letters of credentials to the President of the European Council Donald Tusk 11:25 Sep 26, 2016
Colombia: EU suspends sanctions against the FARC 09:29 Sep 26, 2016
Remarks by President Donald Tusk before the summit on migration along the Balkan route 17:05 Sep 23, 2016
Weekly schedule of President Donald Tusk 16:01 Sep 23, 2016
Address by President Donald Tusk at the 71st United Nations General Assembly 14:29 Sep 21, 2016
Remarks by President Donald Tusk at the leaders’ summit on the global refugee crisis 17:43 Sep 20, 2016
Declaration by the High Representative, Federica Mogherini, on behalf of the European Union concerning South Sudan 17:02 Sep 20, 2016
Fight against terrorism: EU strengthens its legal arsenal against ISIL/Da’esh and Al-Qaida 09:55 Sep 20, 2016
Human rights and democracy: EU annual report 2015 adopted 09:47 Sep 20, 2016
Council conclusions on the application of Bosnia and Herzegovina for membership of the EU 09:38 Sep 20, 2016
Speech by President Donald Tusk at the UN summit for refugees and migrants 18:18 Sep 19, 2016
Indicative programme General Affairs Council of 20 September 2016 14:22 Sep 19, 2016
National productivity boards backed by Council 13:21 Sep 19, 2016
Andorra taxation agreement approved by EU 11:35 Sep 19, 2016
Remarks by President Donald Tusk after the Bratislava summit 21:25 Sep 16, 2016
Bratislava Declaration and Roadmap 19:22 Sep 16, 2016
Julian King appointed new commissioner for security union 16:32 Sep 16, 2016
Weekly schedule of President Donald Tusk 16:26 Sep 16, 2016
Remarks by President Donald Tusk before the Bratislava summit 14:30 Sep 15, 2016
EU prolongs sanctions over actions against Ukraine’s territorial integrity 16:22 Sep 13, 2016
Letter from President Donald Tusk before the Bratislava summit 15:26 Sep 13, 2016
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ECB
Interview Sabine Lautenschläger: Interview with Börsen-Zeitung 00:00 Sep 30, 2016
Interview Mario Draghi: Interview with ARD Tagesthemen 00:00 Sep 30, 2016
Press release Statement by the staff of the European Commission and the European Central Bank following the first post-programme surveillance mission to Cyprus 00:00 Sep 30, 2016
Speech Mario Draghi: Researching the Macroeconomic Policies of the Future 00:00 Sep 28, 2016
Speech Mario Draghi: Working together for growth in Europe 00:00 Sep 28, 2016
Press release ECB and People’s Bank of China extend bilateral currency swap arrangement 00:00 Sep 27, 2016
Speech Benoît Cœuré: Reforming financial sector benchmarks 00:00 Sep 27, 2016
Speech Yves Mersch: The next steps in the evolution of the Eurosystem’s market infrastructure 00:00 Sep 26, 2016
Speech Benoît Cœuré: Having confidence in Europe 00:00 Sep 26, 2016
Speech Mario Draghi: Hearing of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs of the European Parliament 00:00 Sep 26, 2016
Interview Benoît Cœuré: Interview with Süddeutsche Zeitung 00:00 Sep 26, 2016
Other decisions Decisions taken by the Governing Council of the ECB (in addition to decisions setting interest rates) 00:00 Sep 23, 2016
Speech Mario Draghi: Welcome address 00:00 Sep 22, 2016
Press release King of the Belgians visits the ECB 00:00 Sep 20, 2016
Interview Peter Praet: Interview with L’Opinion 00:00 Sep 20, 2016
Speech Yves Mersch: Banks adapting to the new normal: Striking a balance between prudence and pragmatism 00:00 Sep 19, 2016
Speech Peter Praet: Remarks at the BNYM 20th anniversary dinner on the dynamics of TARGET2 balances and monetary policy implementation 00:00 Sep 15, 2016
Speech Benoît Cœuré: The Case for Rethinking International Capital Flows 00:00 Sep 15, 2016
Press release ECB publishes indicative calendars for the Eurosystem’s regular tender operations and reserve maintenance periods in 2017 and 2018 00:00 Sep 14, 2016
Speech Mario Draghi: Reviving the spirit of De Gasperi: working together for an effective and inclusive Union 00:00 Sep 13, 2016
Speech Sabine Lautenschläger: Monetary policy in uncertain times – the ECB and the crisis 00:00 Sep 13, 2016
Press release Monetary policy decisions 00:00 Sep 8, 2016
Press conference Mario Draghi: Introductory statement to the press conference 00:00 Sep 8, 2016
Opinion piece Yves Mersch: Reaching for perfection – building the market infrastructure of tomorrow 00:00 Sep 7, 2016
Speech Yves Mersch: Introductory remarks for the discussion panel ‘The Future of the Euro’ 00:00 Sep 3, 2016
Speech Peter Praet: Financial cycles and monetary policy 00:00 Aug 31, 2016
Speech Benoît Cœuré: The ECB’s operational framework in post-crisis times 00:00 Aug 27, 2016
Press release ECB publishes Consolidated Banking Data for end-March 2016 00:00 Aug 24, 2016
Monetary policy accounts Account of the monetary policy meeting of the Governing Council of the European Central Bank 00:00 Aug 18, 2016
Opinion piece Benoît Cœuré: Further strengthening the resilience of financial plumbing 00:00 Aug 16, 2016
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ECJ
69/2016 : 29 June 2016 – Judgment of the Court of Justice in Case C-486/14 10:18 Jun 29, 2016
68/2016 : 28 June 2016 – Judgments of the General Court in Cases T-208/13, T-216/13 09:56 Jun 28, 2016
67/2016 : 22 June 2016 – Judgment of the Court of Justice in Case C-557/14 09:55 Jun 22, 2016
66/2016 : 21 June 2016 – Judgment of the Court of Justice in Case C-15/15 09:54 Jun 21, 2016
65/2016 : 16 June 2016 – Judgment of the Court of Justice in Case C-12/15 10:32 Jun 16, 2016
37/2016 : 7 April 2016 – Opinion of the Advocate General in the case C-160/15 10:11 Apr 7, 2016
36/2016 : 5 April 2016 – Judgment of the Court of Justice in Joined Cases C-404/15, C-659/15 PPU 10:02 Apr 5, 2016
35/2016 : 4 April 2016 – Information 17:33 Apr 4, 2016
34/2016 : 18 March 2016 – Information 10:23 Mar 18, 2016
34/2016 : 18 mars 2016 – Informations 10:23 Mar 18, 2016
33/2016 : 18. März 2016 – Urteil des Gerichts in der Rechtssache T-501/13 10:03 Mar 18, 2016
33/2016 : 18 March 2016 – Judgment of the General Court in case T-501/13 10:03 Mar 18, 2016
32/2016 : 17 mars 2016 – Arrêt de la Cour de justice dans l’affaire C-695/15 10:19 Mar 17, 2016
32/2016 : 17 March 2016 – Judgment of the Court of Justice in Case C-695/15 10:19 Mar 17, 2016
31/2016 : 17 mars 2016 – Arrêt de la Cour de justice dans les affaires jointes C-145/15,… 10:17 Mar 17, 2016
31/2016 : 17 March 2016 – Judgment of the Court of Justice in Joined Cases C-145/15, C-146/15 10:17 Mar 17, 2016
28/2016 : 16 March 2016 – Opinion of the Advocate General in the case C-484/14 10:42 Mar 16, 2016
30/2016 : 16. März 2016 – Urteil des Gerichts in der Rechtssache T-100/15 10:24 Mar 16, 2016
30/2016 : 16 March 2016 – Judgment of the General Court in case T-100/15 10:24 Mar 16, 2016
29/2016 : 16. März 2016 – Urteil des Gerichts in der Rechtssache T-201/14 10:23 Mar 16, 2016
29/2016 : 16 March 2016 – Judgment of the General Court in case T-201/14 10:23 Mar 16, 2016
27/2016 : 10 March 2016 – Judgments of the Court of Justice in Cases C-247/14 P, C-248/14 P,… 10:03 Mar 10, 2016
26/2016 : 8. März 2016 – Urteil des Gerichtshofs in der Rechtssache C-431/14 P 10:01 Mar 8, 2016
26/2016 : 8 March 2016 – Judgment of the Court of Justice in Case C-431/14 P 10:01 Mar 8, 2016
24/2016 : 3 March 2016 – Judgment of the Court of Justice in Case C-26/15 P 09:53 Mar 3, 2016
23/2016 : 3 March 2016 – Judgment of the Court of Justice in Case C-179/15 09:52 Mar 3, 2016
22/2016 : 1. März 2016 – Urteil des Gerichtshofs in den verbundenen Rechtssachen C-443/14,… 12:16 Mar 1, 2016
22/2016 : 1 March 2016 – Judgment of the Court of Justice in Joined Cases C-443/14, C-444/14 12:16 Mar 1, 2016
21/2016 : 1. März 2016 – Urteil des Gerichtshofs in der Rechtssache C-440/14 P 12:13 Mar 1, 2016
21/2016 : 1 March 2016 – Judgment of the Court of Justice in Case C-440/14 P 12:13 Mar 1, 2016
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EESC
EESC urges the EU to adopt a more comprehensive nuclear strategy (PINC) 11:29 Sep 22, 2016
EESC pushes for lowering of multinational tax disclosure threshold to below 750 million Euros 11:06 Sep 22, 2016
EESC shines spotlight on vital role of live-in carers 15:34 Sep 21, 2016
Tax (clone) 14:39 Sep 21, 2016
EESC delegation to Moscow in support of a continued dialogue with Russian civil society organisations 10:03 Aug 30, 2016
EESC calls on EU Commission to strengthen economic and social cohesion and citizens’ ownership of EU 17:43 Jul 18, 2016
On World Youth Skills Day 2016, the EESC calls for a skills offensive to combat youth unemployment and the skills mismatch in the labour market 14:36 Jul 15, 2016
“Competition matters to everyone” for a fair society and strong economy Commissioner Vestager tells EESC Plenary 18:41 Jul 14, 2016
European Aviation can still be profitable – EESC calls for investment, integration & social dialogue 17:00 Jul 14, 2016
EESC against granting market access to China – Europe’s industry needs protection against unfair competition practices 12:27 Jul 14, 2016
Europe’s steel industry needs a level playing field to survive 17:41 Jul 13, 2016
Farmers in Africa urgently need information and access to funding to fight climate change, say civil societies in EU and Africa. Measures to further facilitate legal migration also proposed 12:17 Jul 8, 2016
The EESC calls for an action plan on social economy enterprises 12:09 Jul 4, 2016
On World Refugee Day, the EESC calls for a rights-based approach in the EU 11:31 Jun 20, 2016
EU-Georgia Civil Society Platform established: Inaugural meeting in Tbilisi calls for continued commitment to reforms 11:52 Jun 17, 2016
In Paris, Georges Dassis will convey the European Appeal of 9 May to President François Hollande 14:16 Jun 9, 2016
A European Pensions Tracking Service is feasible and beneficial for citizens and pension providers alike 15:29 Jun 2, 2016
Solidarity and European dialogue are of paramount importance for citizens’ life in Europe 14:55 Jun 2, 2016
EESC: Influential voice in shaping EU’s future urban policy 10:37 May 27, 2016
Le président du Conseil économique, social et environnemental français reçu à Bruxelles par l’assemblée plénière du Comité économique et social européen 15:45 May 26, 2016
EU Border Guard: Right to intervene and priority to the protection of fundamental rights 08:29 May 26, 2016
Socio-economic actors to play a key role in post-Cotonou 18:47 May 25, 2016
EESC: Impact of new employment relationships must be fully assessed 17:24 May 25, 2016
EESC views on refugees in Turkey: “irregular crossing will not stop” 16:58 May 25, 2016
EESC to reward outstanding civil society initiatives CIVIL SOCIETY PRIZE 2016 on MIGRATION 15:12 May 23, 2016
EU-China Round Table at EESC: Joint statement on innovation, rural development, ‘One Belt, One Road’ and investment 12:08 May 19, 2016
Making free movement fairer for all 10:59 Apr 29, 2016
Civil society needs to be involved in all aspects of the Energy Union 14:45 Apr 28, 2016
European citizens are picking up the bill for tax avoidance 14:34 Apr 28, 2016
Legislation on firearms must be more ambitious in order to increase public safety, insists the EESC 18:00 Apr 27, 2016
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Com. of Regions
Local leaders and MEPs urge more funding for bridging missing cross-border transport links 18:25 Sep 29, 2016
President Markkula backs regions’ call for stronger EU cohesion policy 21:45 Sep 28, 2016
Local leaders mobilise to bridge the investment gap 20:26 Sep 28, 2016
Union for the Mediterranean commits to fight structural unemployment 17:16 Sep 28, 2016
Collaborative economy needs a more coordinated and holistic approach at 16:29 Sep 28, 2016
World Tourism Day:Europe’s local leaders call for a European strategy to boost the tourism sector 13:19 Sep 28, 2016
The CoR and ARLEM in Marrakesh: fast-forwarding climate action 11:58 Sep 28, 2016
Local fishermen should be at heart of EU fisheries policy 20:18 Sep 27, 2016
The Eurostat regional yearbook 2016 has just been released! 17:57 Sep 27, 2016
Local leaders present their views on ways to tackle the refugee crisis 16:41 Sep 23, 2016
Europe: What’s next? 20:03 Sep 21, 2016
European Commission and the European Committee of the Regions announce a new broadband platform to boost connectivity in Europe 18:05 Sep 21, 2016
European Week of Regions and Cities 2016:Regions and cities for sustainable and inclusive growth 18:58 Sep 20, 2016
Fairer rules for posting of workers need to be defined at EU level 19:26 Sep 19, 2016
Restoring trust in Europe must start in regions and cities 11:57 Sep 15, 2016
Local leaders put their stamp on the ongoing Environmental Implementation Review 18:11 Sep 14, 2016
Markku Markkula awarded Leonardo da Vinci Medal 11:15 Sep 14, 2016
EU local leaders gather in Shetland and call for stronger support for remote areas 17:52 Sep 9, 2016
Libyan health services receive help from Portuguese CoR member 16:49 Sep 5, 2016
Statement by the European Committee of the Regions’ President Markku Markkula on the earthquake in Italy 17:15 Aug 24, 2016
President Markkula attends GEMM conference in Tunis 16:11 Aug 17, 2016
Simplification of the implementation of Cohesion Policy is the means not the end 19:05 Aug 16, 2016
COTER commission is actively addressing the EU investment gap 19:03 Aug 10, 2016
Interview with Jeremy Rifkin: “We have to invest in smart and sustainable regions and cities” 13:18 Jul 28, 2016
Innovation within the Triple Helix model fosters development and competitiveness 11:57 Jul 27, 2016
EU Committee of the Regions on Munich attack 01:55 Jul 24, 2016
Migration: EU local leaders’ delegation visits Chios hotspot and urge for stronger solidarity 17:52 Jul 22, 2016
Global climate agreement: Tanger takes over 16:00 Jul 22, 2016
Milk crisis: limit production to save the sector 18:20 Jul 18, 2016
The CoR condemns the barbaric attack on French Bastille Day 16:15 Jul 15, 2016
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EEAS
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
Statement by the High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini on the situation in Ukraine 00:00 Aug 12, 2016
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