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A meeting of the European Council

The European Council is the body which gathers together the leaders of the European Union so that they can decided on important for the Union issues. Usually, when all other institutional tools are being exhausted, the decisions are left to the heads of state and government. This is why euinside decided to separate these meetings from all other issues. Here you can follow which issues when were important as well as what happened to them.

8 October 2010 16:56 EU believes Ireland will pull itself out of the swamp

The situation in Ireland was among the main topics discussed during the first day of the informal meeting of European finance ministers in Brussels. The recent numbers announced by the local authorities showed that the costs of bank restructuring in the country will reach 50 billion euro, which ...

30 May 2010 15:34 Can the Council for Mutual Economic Assistance be a solution?

You have for friends a family in which the woman has a reduced ability to work, due to illness, and the man has not graduated university and suffers from gambling. This family has two children and a constant lack of money. They attempted to take a loan, covered by their apartment but the relativ ...

11 May 2010 11:37 World efforts for saving the euro

After a 12-hour-long and a probably dramatic meeting, the EU finance ministers agreed on a European Stabilization Mechanism worth 500 billion euro. On the same principle as the Greek finance assistance, the International Monetary Fund will participate in a complicated multi component scheme wort ...

6 May 2010 15:55 The Greek rescue will cost 110 bn euros for 3 years

The first rescue operation in the eurozone is already a fact. Greece will get financial assistance worth 110 bn euro in the next three years in exchange for reforms and spending cuts. This is written in the agreement the country concluded with the European Commission, the European Central Bank a ...

30 April 2010 18:54 Financial Ebola is spreading across Europe

The Greek financial virus is spreading like a wildfire across the euro zone. After it took its first victim (aside from Greece) Portugal on Tuesday, a day later it stroke the forth largest economy in the euro zone, that is currently holding the Presidency of the European Union - Spain. The credi ...

10 September 2010 12:08 Isn't it better that we have a single "northern" currency?

According to some European economists, the Old Continent's division no longer is on the axis from the Cold War - East vs. West but South vs. North. The analyses and also bare eye observations show that Northern economies are more resilient to crises, more competitive and with higher productivity ...

11 May 2010 19:38 What's next in the eurozone - integration or disintegration?

Against the background of the euphoria from Sunday's Ecofin's decision to create a special mechanism for the rescue of the euro - an euphoria shared by financial markets too, blamed for not quite fair methods toward the single currency - now it's turn for more sober assessments. "Europe faces a ...

8 May 2010 11:30 The Eurozone Creates its Own Rescue Fund

On the day of Europe - 9 May, the EU Finance Ministers will convene for an extraordinary meeting to discuss the Commission proposal for a European Stabilisation Mechanism. The decision for the urgent ECOFIN has been taken at the meeting of the eurozone countries late on Friday, 7 May. Although n ...

30 April 2010 20:02 The Greek contagion is spreading but the cure is uncertain yet

The situation in the eurozone is on the way of getting out of control since only for the past several days the following things came up: first, Greece's credit rating reached the absolute bottom (junk rating) and, second, Portugal's rating was downgraded too, indicating a repeat of the Greek sce ...

25 April 2010 12:06 Finally Greece asked for help

Just days after the smallest details on the rescue package for Greece have been worked out (a combination of the efforts of the 15 eurozone partners and the IMF) Athens requested the assistance. This ended months of speculations on whether Greece wanted help or not. The latest rumour was almost ...

 
free talk corner
Adelina Marini
#FAC #Russia The FM of Belgium @dreynders expects the official position of #Greece on Russia. According to him, it will be good if the EU position on Russia remained united and a decision on more sanctions to be taken. The EU foreign ministers are having an extraordinary meeting today in Brussels to discuss further measures in the wake of the latest events in Ukraine (the rocket attack on Mariupol)
29 January 2015 14:50
Adelina Marini @DLidington: The loss of life that we saw in #Mariupol was the worst loss of life with the single exception of MH17 that we have seen throughout this conflict. It is the EU duty to prepare options for the future including, I think it's now necessary, the possibility of further restrictive measures
29 January 2015 15:27
Adelina Marini
There's no need of changes to the #economicgovernance of the EU (six-pack&two-pack). We only need implementation, said #Latvia's FinMin Jānis Reirs
27 January 2015 14:18
Adelina Marini #Dombrovskis: An assessment of #Italy on its compliance with the public debt rule will be made in March together with the assessment of the draft budgetary plan. All policy options are open
27 January 2015 14:39
Adelina Marini
#CVM The latest Eurobarometer poll on the perceptions of the Bulgarians and Romanians about the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism illustrates the growing gap between Bulgaria and Romania in terms of implementation of the benchmarks in the annual reports. Almost a third of the Romanians say the situation with the shortcomings in the judiciary is improving. The attitudes in neighbouring Bulgaria are quite the opposite. Only 24% are of the opinion that the situation with the fight against organised crime is improving which is down from 38% in 2012. 13% of the respondents said that the situation in the judiciary is improving. In 2012, their number was 33%. The complete Eurobarometer research can be found here euinsi.de/x6hr
27 January 2015 12:46
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