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EU October 2017 Summit - The European Council Takes Over
A Power Struggle in the EU
A change of the centre of power is cooking in the European Union. And this is far from a good news for the Union, as it bodes its transformation into something very different from what it is now - a community in which the supranational and national interests are balanced so as to preserve unity ...
Institutional Affairs of the EU Finally the European Prosecutor's Office Is Born

After four years of tough negotiations, the European Union has made a big integration step in an area which has always been a taboo - justice and home affairs. On 12 October, the justice ministers of 20 member states voted unanimously to create an office of the European prosecutor (EPPO), who wi ...

The Euro Area ESM To Transform into a European Monetary Fund

This year is on its way to repeat the ambition of 2012 when the construction of the banking union started and when the permanent rescue fund of the euro area was created. That was the year when a big step in the euro area integration was made and in the EU at large. After a five-year deadlock in ...

The debt crisis in the euro area Eurozone and Greece Are Preparing for Bailout Exit

A very important piece of news has passed almost unnoticed last week among crucial for the EU issues, like the situation with the rule of law in Poland, the election in Germany and what ruling coalition will be formed at a time when the eurozone is ready to make a giant leap forward in its integ ...

Institutional Affairs of the EU Emmanuel Macron Put France Back into EU Driver's Seat

A leader has been born. For a very long time Europe has lacked leadership and vision, and for even longer France was the passive part of the Franco-German motor of European integration. But this has changed on 26 September, when the young president of France, Emmanuel Macron, turned a new page a ...

The debt crisis in the euro area Commission Puts on Rose Coloured Glasses to the European Semester

The European Semester for 2017 ended officially at the end of June, when the leaders of member states adopted the Commission's country-specific recommendations. What are the lessons of this year's exercise? The semester was created at the peak of the financial and economic crisis to tr ...

The June EU Summit 2017 - End of the Populist Crisis and a Return of/to EU Race for the Relocation of Two EU Agencies Has Begun

The main driving force of the British voters' decision for a Brexit was the threat of an invasion of European migrants, especially from the poorer parts of the European Union and consecutively less qualified. The topic dominated the debate for years before the crucial referendum&n ...

Western Balkans Enlargement's Return From the Dead?

Over the past two to three months, a major change is observed in the dynamics of the enlargement process, putting an end to the rather bleak forecasts regarding the European prospects and the stability of the turbulent region of the Western Balkans ... for now. What is new? Macedonia i ...

The debt crisis in the euro area From Sintra to September - ECB Prepares for a Possible Change in Monetary Policy

Over two-thirds of the questions at the press conference following the July meeting of the European Central Bank Governing Council last Thursday revolved around Governor Mario Draghi's speech in the Portuguese city of Sintra on June 27, when he once again hinted at the possib ...

Cooperation and Verification Mechanism Frans Timmermans Showed Poland the Door

The European Commission today discussed the EU's "nuclear option" regarding the most recent decisions of the Polish government with which the rule of law would be virtually completely destroyed. "Given the latest developments, we are coming very close to triggering article 7", said the Commiss ...

Western Balkans The Summer of Balkan Hopes

The grand event for the Western Balkans this year is the summit of the Berlin Process countries in the Italian city of Trieste on 12 July. In recent months, expectations have been seriously pumped up that this meeting will provide a major boost to the European integration of the region ...

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Croatia Chooses To Be in the EU Core

Croatia made its choice for its future in the EU by choosing, out of the several options of integration, to be in the core of the EU, which this autumn begins a major overhaul that will deepen the integration in areas like defence, security, justice, the euro area. Croatia Prime Minister Andrej ...

Western Balkans Elections in Germany and Their Impact on the Western Balkans

The elections in Germany confirmed the victory of the CDU-CSU coalition, albeit with less votes than in past elections. Obviously, the result will not undermine Germany's role in Europe and in the Balkans, neither Chancellor Angela Merkel's position. The Chancellor remains a significant figure t ...

Institutional Affairs of the EU EPP's Bad Boys

Photos from Catalonia where the Spanish authorities used excessive force against those willing to participate in an illegal referendum in the autonomous Spanish province caused justified reactions of indignation that such a thing is possible in the European Union. Even more revolting was the sil ...

Institutional Affairs of the EU Juncker's Triumph

There is no doubt that European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker (Luxembourg, EPP) will remain in history as one of European Union's fathers, side by side to names like Jean Monnet, Robert Schumann, Konrad Adenauer, Helmut Kohl, Jacques Delors. His State of the Union address this year is ...

Institutional Affairs of the EU What Future for EU Budget after Brexit?

That time approaches in the EU when member states will begin talking about money. The seven-year cycle of the common budget is now coming to an end, and as tradition calls for, the talks about the post-2020 cycle will begin two years earlier. This time, however, will be radically different bec ...

The debt crisis in the euro area EU Matures to the Need to Deal with Non-Performing Loans at the European Level

The European economy is recovering at a rapid pace, but its prospects still bear the legacy of the worst economic and financial crisis since the creation of the single European currency. One of the problems that the head of the European Central Bank Mario Draghi has consistently pointe ...

EU Is Suffering of Severe Migrantaine Migration Enters the New EU Strategy on Afghanistan

The European Commission proposed on Monday (July 24th) a upgrading of the elements of the European Union's strategy towards Afghanistan, adding a new one - migration. In the current strategy, adopted in 2014, the core elements were four: promoting peace, security and regional stab ...

The June EU Summit 2017 - End of the Populist Crisis and a Return of/to EU EU Is Making a Quantum Leap in Defence

A European defence fund, defence industry development programme, pooling of defence capabilities, joint financing of European battle groups. All this was endorsed by the leaders of the EU member states during the summer European Council at the end of June, prompting deep integration in ...

Western Balkans The Berlin Process - the Good Cop of the Balkans' European Integration

The long-awaited EU summit with the six countries of the Western Balkans - Serbia, Montenegro, Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Albania, and Kosovo - in the Italian city of Trieste on July 12 ended with several important messages not only to the countries of the still too turbulent p ...

The June EU Summit 2017 - End of the Populist Crisis and a Return of/to EU Protection, Not Protectionism Is the Message of the EU

The most frequently mentioned word by French President Emmanuel Macron during his first European Council was "protection," used in two contexts - trade and security. Both topics have long been debated by the leaders of the 28 member states, but trade has a certain lead in terms of time ...

 
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Adelina Marini
#EUCO The October EU summit is starting in Brussels. All articles from it will be published in this subject below. In the meantime, there will be a live coverage on euinside euinsi.de/LDWK
19 October 2017 14:15
Adelina Marini #EUCO The conclusions on #Brexit have been published euinsi.de/t3rI
20 October 2017 12:21
Adelina Marini
#EPPO Today is a big day for the European integration. The European Prosecutor's Office is born. Stay tuned for details later!
12 October 2017 14:45
Adelina Marini #EPPO Jourova: We're working on a roadmap to amend the regulation with a time horizon of 2025
12 October 2017 14:58
Adelina Marini
After the College meeting VP Valdis Dombrovskis will present a new communication on the banking union. Stay tuned for live updates
11 October 2017 11:49
Adelina Marini Dombrovskis: The College has discussed briefly the situation in #Catalonia. We're following closely the developments
11 October 2017 12:48
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