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The June EU Summit 2017 - End of the Populist Crisis and a Return of/to EU
Bulgarian PM Wants a Collective EU Membership in NATO
One of the most controversial topics on the agenda of the June 22-23 European Council is the deepening of defence cooperation, details on which you can read here. To Bulgaria's Prime Minister Boyko Borissov the most pragmatic solution would be collective EU membership in NATO as i ...
The June EU Summit 2017 - End of the Populist Crisis and a Return of/to EU Integration in the Area of Defence - EU's Military Schengen?

Brussels greets us with high temperatures, and it is expected to get even hotter for the EU summit on June 22 and 23. Fully in tune with the weather, the items on the agenda of the two-day European Council are also quite hot. The Union, for the first time in two years, is free from the ...

To Brexit or Not To Brexit Brexit Negotiations Have Started. Chapter 1: Monnet vs. Churchill

Three months after Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May sent a notification to Brussels saying Great Britain was leaving the European Union, the negotiations on the so-called Brexit began on June 19, in a typical European fashion - with thin hints and humour. During the ...

The financial regulation and supervision The Second CCCTB Proposal Seems Also Headed for a Failure

With an agreement in principle, but with a lot of worries and hesitations ended the second discussion in the Council of EU finance ministers on the revived European Commission proposal to introduce a Common Consolidated Corporate Tax Base (CCCTB). Last October, the Commission tried to ...

Institutional Affairs of the EU EU Is Making a New Integration Step - Building a Defence Union

Almost a year ago, when the EU's High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security, Federica Mogherini (Italy, Socialists and Democrats), presented the new global security strategy of the Union right at the peak of the Brexit, it did not appear that the deep integration in the field ...

To Brexit or Not To Brexit Brexit Is No Priority, the Future of EU Is

The debate (on May 17) on the occasion of the adoption of the EU's negotiating position on Britain’s exit was a good time for political group leaders to announce the end of populism. The first one to do that was EPP Group leader Manfred Weber (EPP), followed by others, some of whom we ...

The debt crisis in the euro area EU Spring Economic Forecast - Optimism in Times of Uncertainty

"Uncertainty" is the focus of the European Commission's spring economic forecast presented last week. The topic is presented entirely in scientific terms, apparently aiming to give a meaningful explanation as to why economic forecasts are increasingly diverging from reality. This ...

Institutional Affairs of the EU After the Brexit - the Big Return of France?

Winning the ideologically highly contested elections in a key member country with a strong pro-European agenda against the prevailing Eurosceptic background and versus a strong anti-European candidate, enjoying support of an outside and hostile to the EU country, is definitely a spectacular ...

Turkey and the EU Turkey Has Become a Semi-Candidate Country for EU Membership

The EU has finally officially recognised the obvious, namely that Turkey no longer fulfils the criteria to be a candidate for EU membership. The Union, however, is divided on what to do next - whether to formally end the negotiations with the oldest candidate for membership or just to announce t ...

To Brexit or Not To Brexit The Big Fat Brexit*

On the eve of its 60th anniversary the European Union is no longer just enlarging, but contracting as well. For the first time (excluding the special case of Greenland) in the history of the Union a member state takes the road not taken towards the exit. Who would have thought that when the just ...

latest analyses Stockholm Terrorist Attack Requires New Outlines for Swedish Policies on Migration and Security

Sorrow and strength have emerged in Stockholm after the terrorist attack in the city on April 7th, 2017. It happened just a few days after terror attacks in London and Saint Petersburg. The result is 4 dead on Drottningsgatan (The Queen’s Street), of whom Swedish citizens, 1 British and 1 ...

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More Uncertainty in Croatia after the 2nd Round of Local Elections

The Conservative Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) party is the biggest and convincing winner in the second round of the local elections in the country, but the dilemma remains at national level whether a stable coalition partner will be found or snap elections will be the way to go. The governm ...

The financial regulation and supervision Draghi Certain that Core Inflation Will Grow

There are two pieces of news from the June meeting of the Governing Council of the European Central Bank. The first is that the bank took a step towards tightening monetary policy. The second is that serious changes will not occur until basic inflation remains a straight line. There is ...

The Euro Area The Euro Area Train Is Leaving, Non-Euro Passengers Are Invited Onboard

If Marine Le Pen had won the French presidential election, Brussels and Frankfurt would already be discussing crisis plans for saving the euro in the likelihood of a Frexit. But the Elysee Palace is now occupied by Emmanuel Macron, who won the elections with a pro-European programme an ...

The debt crisis in the euro area Greece between IMF, German Elections, and the Future of the Euro Area

Disappointment flowed from the Eurogroup meeting on Monday of last week (May 22nd), when there was high expectation that an agreement with the International Monetary Fund would finally be reached on the issue of the Greek debt relief. After lengthy and painful negotiations, the meeting ended a ...

Institutional Affairs of the EU EU Will Fight Populism by Harnessing Globalisation

More than 10 years have passed from the success of Thomas L. Friedman's book "The World Is Flat", which praises globalisation. Since then, the attitude toward this process has turned 180 degrees and has served as powerful wind in the sails for the enormous growth of populist and nationalist forc ...

Institutional Affairs of the EU Following Macron's Election, Let's Make the EU a Great Democracy Again!

The collision that has been going on for several years in the developed liberal world is somewhat superficially presented as a struggle between mainstream political parties and populists. In the European context, that conflict is presented as a battle between pro-European forces and Euroscepti ...

Western Balkans Enver Hoxhaj: Dialogue with Belgrade Is Useless if it Does Not Lead to Mutual Recognition

The Balkans are in a limbo, Serbia is an extension of Russia, Kosovo has the most stable political landscape, the dialogue with Belgrade must move towards mutual recognition, the crisis in Macedonia is an internal problem. These are in brief the positions of Kosovo Foreign Minister Enver Ho ...

Institutional Affairs of the EU Is Hungary the Next Britain?

The European Union has finally stopped tolerating the abuse of its liberal system of values ​​and the building of illiberal regimes under its nose. Once the EPP had declared that it is ready to split with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán's Fidesz party, the European Commiss ...

latest analyses France Chose Positive Rebellion Over Populist Revolution ... for Now

Marine Le Pen was supposed to be the anti-systemic player who gathers the anti-establishment protest vote, just like Geert Wilders was supposed to be in The Netherlands. Both of them, however, have been in politics long enough to expose the lack of substance in their platforms and leave some l ...

Institutional Affairs of the EU Thanks to EPP Blessing the Commission Has Finally Taken Up Hungary

Should you wish to build an illiberal regime within the EU without fear of the almighty Article 2 of the Treaty of Lisbon, do like Orbán, not like Kaczyński – agree to all manner of dialogues and political debates, initiated by the Brussels clerks, nod in understanding, an ...

 
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Adelina Marini
#EUCO #Mercron For the first time in 5 years there will be a joint Franco-German press conference after a European Council meeting. Stay tuned for details
23 June 2017 13:46
Adelina Marini #EUCO #Merkel: If there is no guarantee for the four freedoms then this will have an impact on the future relations between the EU and UK. Then we will have to have a political debate with France and find a solution
23 June 2017 15:37
Adelina Marini
#EUCO Donald #Tusk: We urge the social media companies to help us fight online radicalisation. The leaders have also agreed to establish the Permanent Structured Cooperation. This is a great step
22 June 2017 17:41
Adelina Marini #EUCO #defense Jean-Claude #Juncker: The Permanent Structured Cooperation is the sleeping princess of the Lisbon Treaty. The princess is now awaking
22 June 2017 17:43
Adelina Marini
#EUCO #Bulgaria intends to apply to be host of both the EU agencies that are currently in the UK - the European Medicines Agency and the European Banking Authority, said Prime Minister Boyko Borissov ahead of the summer EU summit. On the agenda is the issue of relocation of the two agencies after Brexit. Boyko Borissov said that Bulgaria will propose Sofia and Plovdiv as relocation options. The controversy surrounding this issue is the criteria upon which will be decided where the two agencies will be relocated. The criteria proposed by the Commission were rejected by the member states
22 June 2017 15:34
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