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No Uncomfortable Questions For Mr Erdoğan in Croatia
The big event in Croatia this week was the visit of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan  for the first time in 10 years. He visited Croatia in 2006 in his capacity of prime minister just a year after the two states officially started their EU membership negotiations. Croatia is a membe ...
Institutional Affairs of the EU Is There a Future for the European Project?

“Et tu, Brute?” would Julius Caesar ask Austria today, after, at the first round of the presidential elections, the far-right Freedom Party came back to the political scene with a bang. The party’s candidate Norbert Hofer came out first and the chances of him being the next p ...

The Euro Area It's not the Monetary Policy, ... Wolfgang!

Some EU member states are starting to suffer from Euroscepticism because of migration – internal within the EU and the coming from outside the Union. Others are losing faith in the European project because of certain common policies, mostly linked to economics, third – because of E ...

Cooperation and Verification Mechanism Corruption Prevents Visa Waiver to Canada for Bulgarians and Romanians

The EU badly wants to be treated as a single entity, but it keeps not happening. From the outside the Union still looks like a collection of states with different development and, therefore, with a different approach toward them. Visa policies make no exception. On this subject the EU is about ...

Institutional Affairs of the EU Dutch Referendum Proves Eurosceptics Wrong

On April 7th, 32.38% of Dutch eligible voters voted in a referendum for the approval or dismissal of the hard reached comprehensive trade agreement with the Ukraine, which precipitated that country's war with Russia. Out of these 32.38% of the voters, 61% voted against the ratification of the tr ...

Institutional Affairs of the EU Member States Disagreed on EPPO Financing As Well

Despite all differences between member states another presidency in a row is working hard on finding a compromise on one of the most difficult European dossiers – the common European Public Prosecutor’s Office (EPPO) for dealing with European funds fraud. The Dutch Presid ...

Western Balkans Šešelj's Verdict: Justice in the Time of a Nationalist Rise in Europe

In the very year in which in Germany the ban was lifted off Mein Kampf, in which Adolf Hitler lays out his Nazi ideology and his plans for the future of Germany; when in Europe, for the first time since the Second World War, hate speech, xenophobia, and nationalism, provoked by the refugee ...

EU Is Suffering of Severe Migrantaine Doctor Europe and Mister Turkey

On March 18th, at yet another EU summit, the leaders of member states and Turkey shook hands on a deal, which will not save Europe from the refugees and will not mend the disintegration cracks, neither will it guarantee the restart of the eurointegration process in Turkey. At first glance, it ...

Institutional Affairs of the EU Will the Brussels Attacks Finally Unite Us?

The bombing attacks in Brussels of the morning of March 22 are somewhat different from the Paris horror just several months earlier. The blasts at the Brussels Zaventem airport and in the Maalbeek underground station, situated in the European district of Brussels, showed quite clearly that this ...

EU Is Suffering of Severe Migrantaine Did the EU Sell Its Soul to Turkey?

Nothing is agreed until everything is agreed. This is an old method of doing things that was administered to the Turkey negotiations last Monday (March 7). What the leaders of the 28 member states and Turkey agreed on is just a framework, which is yet to be filled with details in order ...

The Euro Area It Is Too Early for a Euro Area Budget

The drama, surrounding the British question returned once more the talk about an increase of euro area integration back on the agenda – a conversation that has been going on mostly on a theoretical level after the presentation of the second roadmap for deepening of integration within ...

Schengen Eurozone and Schengen -- Two Parallel Realities, Crossing in Greece

How convenient would it be if once again it turned out that the sole culprit for not dealing with the refugee crisis were Greece.  But it is not. And it is very dangerous to go towards isolating it and even talking about "sacrificing" it in the name of the survival of Schengen lik ...

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Croatian Conservatism Is Fighting a Trench War for Survival

Unlike Polish conservatism, the Croatian one is fighting a hard battle for survival both internally and externally. The fact that the Croatian conservative party Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ), which has strong connections with the Catholic Church, suffers from “severe patriotism” ( ...

The debt crisis in the euro area Eurogroup and IMF Have Come Closer to Agreement on Greek Debt

The end of the dispute between the International Monetary Fund and the EU on the third Greek bailout programme is now near. This became evident during the informal meeting of the Eurogroup in Amsterdam last Friday. A compromise solution was reached then, which allows for the IMF to receive guara ...

Institutional Affairs of the EU Hungary Tripped the EU again with Poland's Help on LGBTI Rights

Continuing the saga from the beginning of December, when Hungary and Poland blocked a deal, being prepared for over five years to settle asset disputes of married couples and registered partnerships, including gay couples, in the beginning of March the Social Affairs Council of the EU ...

latest comments Kill a Cartoon, Save a Dictator!

A year ago everyone was “Charlie Hebdo”. Terrorists broke into the office of the French satirical magazine on 7 January 2015 and murdered 12 people. This was viewed all over Europe and beyond as an attack on freedom of speech, regardless of the bad aftertaste that many of the magazin ...

Western Balkans EU Enlargement Is Going the Route of "Titanic"

The EU’s enlargement policy has turned in recent years from the most successful into the weakest and least perspective community policy. After in the summer of 2013 the EU swallowed the 28th member, the process got stuck in the quagmire of geopolitics, reforms fatigue and the European Un ...

Institutional Affairs of the EU Mr Juncker, Didn't Obama Show You How It's Done?

On Wednesday, there was an event held in the EU, which usually doesn’t gather much attention, but the combination with other events made it attractive. We are talking about the visit of Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev to Brussels. Yes, no mistake. We are talking about the ...

Western Balkans Karadžić Sentenced to 40 Years in Prison, Reconciliation Still Far Away

Finally! 21 years after the end of the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina one of those most responsible for it – the former leader of Bosnian Serbs Radovan Karadžić – was convicted by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia to a total of 40 years in prison. The ...

Cooperation and Verification Mechanism What Does Bulgaria See in the CVM Mirror?

Bulgarian MEPs from three political groups (EPP, Socialists and Democrats, ALDE) requested the lifting of the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism (CVM), with which Bulgaria and Romania joined the EU in 2007. This happened during an outrageous debate in the Committee on Civ ...

The debt crisis in the euro area Eurogroup Gave In to the IMF on Greek Debt Relief

It is not easy being Greece these days. On one side, Athens is pressed by the thousands of refugees overflowing from Turkey and its Schengen partners, and on the other it is pressured by disagreement between the Eurogroup and the International Monetary Fund on the implementation of the third bai ...

EU Is Suffering of Severe Migrantaine The Commission Very Much Wants Normality Back by the End of the Year

On the eve of the next in line emergency summit (March 7), dedicated to the refugee crisis, the European Commission presented a roadmap for the restoration of Schengen. Despite the many “if”-s in the roadmap, the EC expects by the end of December 2016 to have norm ...

 
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Adelina Marini
The European Commission will present the spring economic forecast. You can watch live at the link below or stay here for live updates euinsi.de/WgmC
3 May 2016 10:56
Adelina Marini #Moscovici: Keynesianism remains very important when it comes to economy. We're not in the 30s of last century and public investments are important
3 May 2016 11:50
Adelina Marini
The faster #Serbia introduces sanctions against #Russia the more this would accelerate its EU integration.This is what became clear during #Bulgaria Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov's visit in Zagreb. He supported as "legitimate demands" #Croatia's veto over the opening of chapter 23 of the negotiations with Serbia, recalling that Bulgaria, too, has unresolved issues related to the Bulgarian national minority in Serbia. He did not say directly that Bulgaria supported Croatia's blockade but said that the Bulgarian issues should be resolved "in the framework of this conversation"
3 May 2016 10:31
Adelina Marini
Jeroen #Dijsselbloem: There's no support in the #Eurogroup on a nominal haircut of #Greek debt. We're sticking to what was agreed upon last summer
22 April 2016 12:22
Adelina Marini #Lagarde: I believe that nominal haircut of #Greece debt is not needed
22 April 2016 12:55
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