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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 ...

 
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Adelina Marini
The economic committee of the European Parliament is hearing #ECB chief Mario #Draghi. Stay tuned for live updates
22 September 2014 15:12
Adelina Marini Mario #Draghi: The urgency of the #G20 to converge regulatory regimes has significantly diminished
22 September 2014 16:33
Adelina Marini
#indyref In #Scotland, a referendum is taking place today on staying or leaving the United Kingdom. Opinion polls from the past days show that the Scots are almost 50/50 divided on the issue whether they should continue on their own or should they stay as part of the UK and therefore of the EU. The expectations are that at least 80% of registered voters will have their say. The referendum will have a huge impact for the entire European Union and most of all for the existing views about independence movements across the continent
18 September 2014 09:15
Adelina Marini #indyref The voice of those who want #Scotland to remain part of the #UK has prevailed. With almost all votes counted, 55.42% of the voters said NO to Scotland leaving a more than 300-years-old union with England. 44.58% voted YES. Turnout was 84.48%. PM David Cameron said all pledges he made to Scotland will be met in full
19 September 2014 08:25
Adelina Marini
#ISIS #Russia #ebola The European Parliament adopted today several resolutions related to the foreign policy crises in the European neighbourhood. The MEPs called the EU sanctions against Russia to be enhanced and to cancel all the agreements in the energy sector, including South Stream. The EP has strongly condemned the murder of journalists David Foley and Steven Sotloff, as well as of David Haynes, an aid worker, by the Islamic State. They called on the EU to use all possible means to help Iraqi national and local authorities to fight IS, including by providing "appropriate military assistance". According to the EP, the Ebola outbreak has been underrated by the international community while it is a challenge for the global security
18 September 2014 16:11
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