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29 July 2016 14:42 The New EU Security Strategy Reveals Internal and External Insecurity

An important piece of news with a long-term horizon did not manage to push through the flood of short-term solutions that the EU is fully occupied with at the moment. There could hardly be any worse timing for the presentation of the long-awaited global strategy of the EU by High Repre ...

17 June 2016 19:48 EC Needs To Understand All Members Are Equal to the Pacts

The hearing of Dutch Finance Minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem in the EP’s economic committee on Tuesday was planned to be smooth and boring. The purpose of the hearing was for the minister to give an account about what has been accomplished by the Dutch rotating presidency during the six- ...

17 May 2016 08:43 Mitov: Western Balkans Should be Treated as EU Members

Enlargement needs a change and a serious one at that. This opinion united in Zagreb the foreign ministers of Bulgaria and Croatia. The Bulgarian Minister Daniel Mitov was far bolder in his vision, while his Croatian counterpart was more concentrated on sending messages to certain neighbouring st ...

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 ...

8 July 2016 13:48 Brussels, Do We Know Each Other?

Can you imagine that the prime minister of a member state from the innermost levels of the EU – Schengen and the euro area – knows nothing of the European Parliament? Moreover, we are talking about a country, which has just taken over the rotating presidency of the Council, meaning d ...

15 June 2016 10:39 Commission Was Completely Ignored by Council on EPPO

The intergovernmental approach is winning in the creation of a regulation on the establishment of an European Public Prosecutor’s Office (EPPO), which would investigate crimes against the EU’s financial interests. Work on the project has turned in a Eurosceptic direction fr ...

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 ...

 
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Adelina Marini
#Turkey It's worrying that a lot of media outlets have been closed and a lot of journalists have been arrested. It is very important the Turkish authorities to respect under any circumstances the rule of law and human rights, the Commission said
28 July 2016 12:21
Adelina Marini
The @EU_Commission has decided not to impose fines on #Spain and #Portugal for violating the fiscal rules because of the severe social situation in both countries
27 July 2016 13:59
Adelina Marini Pierre #Moscovici: All three options, including cancelling the fine, are entirely within the rules
27 July 2016 14:30
Adelina Marini
The @EU_Commission has decided today to send a rule of law recommendation to #Poland, first Vice President Frans Timmermans (The Netherlands, ALDE) said
27 July 2016 13:21
Adelina Marini #Timmermans: We're all very concerned with the developments in #Turkey. I hope Turkey will stick to democracy and rule of law
27 July 2016 13:36
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