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European Council 17th June

A very interesting European Council is to be held on June 17, although shorter than usual (the summit of EU leaders). This time the summit will be just a day instead of the usual 2 days. However, it is expected to be much more tense. Not only because the Union is facing much more serious problems than those with the entering into force of the Lisbon Treaty or even those with its predecessor - the draft of a European Constitution. This is why the entire team of euinside is in Brussels and we will try and provide you with all the interesting issues and positions.

30 June 2011 09:33 Iceland is opening and closing accession chapters

Precisely two years after it submitted a membership application to the European Union, Iceland has started the real negotiations on June 27 with the opening of four chapters and the closure of two of them. In July 2010 started the screening of Icelandic legislation, which ended on Monday thus cl ...

13 July 2010 12:20 Of people and whales ... and of the European Union

As euinside wrote several times so far, one of the major problems facing Iceland's bid for EU membership would be whaling. This problem has been explicitly mentioned in European Parliament's resolution of last week, in which the MEPs called on Iceland to stop whaling. But how serious this matter ...

25 June 2010 13:32 EP condemnded the lack of control in European Council's conclusions

Members of the European Parliament heavily criticised the conclusions of the June 17 European Council because of a lack of a clear control on non-compliance with budgetary discipline. This happened during a hearing in the European Parliament in Brussels of the president of the European Council H ...

23 June 2010 13:54 MEPs: EU leaders have failed the stress-test

Some of the major groups in the European Parliament gave contradictory assessments on the results of the European Council on June 17. The evaluation of the largest group, the European People's Party, is entirely positive. Which is understandable, given that the European Council (and also the Eur ...

22 June 2010 17:40 EU : EU - 1 : 1

While we were waiting for EU leaders to appear for the final press conference at the Council, some smart guy from the administration of the building switched the football match between Greece and Nigeria on the large screens in the room. Just in time to see Greece scoring. It is impressive that ...

29 November 2010 12:07 Iceland is no longer certain whether it wants to join the EU

The European Union is living through tough times which again raise the question - is this type of organisation able to withstand global pressure? The question is extremely important not only for the member states themselves but not to a lesser extent for those countries that are somewhere on the ...

10 July 2010 14:50 EP: Iceland's EU membership will help the Union geopolitically

The European Parliament endorsed on Wednesday a resolution, welcoming the decision of the European Council from June 17 giving Iceland a green light to start EU accession negotiations. According to the rapporteur of the resolution, the Romanian MEP Cristian Dan Preda (EPP), Iceland's membership ...

25 June 2010 11:46 Iceland has a green light to start accession negotiations with the EU

It might sound familiar that at the European Council on June 17 in Brussels the news about Iceland being given green light to start EU accession negotiations got lost among the pile of other "more important" issues in EU leaders' agenda. This used to happen quite often to Bulgaria too when the c ...

22 June 2010 17:52 A European stalemate

There is a situation in chess, called stalemate when neither of players wins or loses. This is the situation the European Union has reached after decades of institutional, economic and currency building. And although it might have seemed that Britain was the only winner at last Thursday's Europe ...

22 June 2010 13:55 The European Parliament wants a key role in EU governance

The President of the European Parliament Jerzy Buzek was the first politician who met the media during the European Council last Thursday. Buzek defined the Council as "fundamental", because its is on its decisions the future generations will depend life on. The President did not conceal the dis ...

 
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The #Eurogroup finance ministers are gathering today for their regular meeting with a main issue on the agenda the 2nd review of the 3rd bailout programme for #Greece. There is another issue hanging in the air, which is not on the agenda - will the Dutch Finance Minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem remain on the position as chair of the Eurogroup since his party sustained huge losses at the parliamentary elections in the Netherlands last week. For now, a Tusk-effect is not visible but all minsters praise Dijsslbloem as a brilliant chief of the Eurogroup. Everyone, however, refuse to forecast whether he will stay even after his mandate runs out in January. EU economic affairs commissioner Pierre Moscovici hinted something in that direction saying that Mr Dijsselbloem is very competent and is very well aware of the Greek dossier. This is a hint that the next is yet to get acquainted with this dossier and there might not be sufficient time for that
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