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30 April 2016 14:20 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 ...

19 April 2016 20:37 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 ...

31 March 2016 22:25 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 ...

1 March 2016 09:19 Winter Is Coming to the EU

If you want to stall the EU, organise a referendum. It does not matter what it is about, as long as it is against the EU. Mere hours after the weary European leaders shook hands with British Prime Minister David Cameron on transforming the special relations between Great Britain and th ...

30 December 2015 11:15 2015 - The Year of New Flaws in EU Architecture

If in 2009 the global economic and financial crisis exposed gaps in the construction of the euro area, in 2015 the refugee crisis and terrorism exposed the lack of union in areas like security, external border policing, and once more, as with the euro area crisis, the lack of soli ...

21 April 2016 10:55 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 ...

7 April 2016 00:12 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 ...

24 March 2016 11:25 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 ...

14 January 2016 11:31 No New Visions Over Next 6 Months, Just Abiding by the Rules

Ever since the Treaty of Lisbon the change of the rotating presidencies of the Council of the European Union poses no great interest, except when something different is happening, for several important positions were created which took over leading functions from the presidencies, thus ensu ...

8 December 2015 10:39 Poland and Hungary Blocked EU

The change in course towards euroscepticism in Poland is already strongly felt at European level. After nearly five years of negotiations and difficult compromises, with a ready to sign agreement for settling married couples' and registered partnerships’ disputes, Poland and Hungary outr ...

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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
Adelina Marini
Mario #Draghi: We have decided to keep the key interest rates unchanged
21 April 2016 14:36
Adelina Marini #Draghi: A lively polite debate would be very useful to explain our monetary policies. But sadly, criticisms of a certain type could be viewed or perceived as endangering #ECB's independence
21 April 2016 15:25
Adelina Marini
Dimitris #Avramopoulos: The deal with #Turkey is based on mutual trust and on the same understanding about the situation
20 April 2016 13:09
Adelina Marini #Avramopoulos: #Renzi's letter is entirely in line with EU's migration policy. His approach to this issue is very responsible. As regards the migration bonds, this is a concept which we can discuss in the future
20 April 2016 13:32

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