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27/08/2016

UK 2017 EU presidency raises concerns

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Future EU 19-08-2016

Tusk on tour to prepare Future of EU summit

European Council President Donald Tusk met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel over dinner in Berlin yesterday (18 August). This is a first step in a series of trips to EU countries in preparation for the 16 September Bratislava informal summit on the future of the EU, following Brexit.
Security 17-08-2016

Tusk calls Russia’s account of Ukraine events 'unreliable'

EU Council President Donald Tusk on Wednesday said he and Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko believed Russia's account of recent events in the strife-torn east of the country was "unreliable".
Elections 12-08-2016

Survey: Juncker likely to stay in office until 2019

The presidents of all three European institutions are predicted to keep their positions until their terms end in 2019, according to a new survey.
Future EU 20-07-2016

UK 'too busy' with Brexit to hold EU presidency, claims May

Britain will no longer take on the rotating EU presidency as planned next year, surrendering the role in the wake of the Brexit vote, Prime Minister Theresa May's office said Wednesday (20 July).
Elections 19-07-2016

SPD chief backs Schulz's quest to stay in office

German Vice-Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel (SPD) wants his party colleague Martin Schulz to continue in his role as a European Parliament president, contrary to a previous informal agreement. EurActiv Germany reports.
Trade & Society 18-07-2016

Spain promotes self as 'bridge' between continents at Mongolia summit

At the 11th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) in Mongolia, Spanish Foreign Minister José Manuel García-Margallo outlined the role of his country as a "bridge" between Asia and Latin America. EurActiv Spain reports.
Global Europe 16-07-2016

Tusk calls for return to order in Turkey, after attempted military coup

European Council President Donald Tusk called today (16 July) for a swift return to Turkey's constitutional order, after a coup attempt in the crisis-ridden country.
Global Europe 15-07-2016

Tusk reminds China of ‘rule-based order’ at ASEM summit

EU Council President Donald Tusk handed the Chinese a brusque reminder of the need for a “rules-based international order” at the ASEM summit in Ulaanbaatar on Friday (15 July) - the first major international conference since the row over the South China sea saw a legal ruling.
Global Europe 15-07-2016

World leaders condemn Nice attack, call it 'cowardly'

Sympathy and condemnation for the Bastille Day attack in Nice dominated the opening of an Asia Europe summit in Mongolia today (15 July), drawing attention away from Beijing's rejection of a tribunal ruling dismissing its extensive South China Sea claims.
Global Europe 15-07-2016

France struck on its national day by horrific terrorist attack

A truck ploughed into a crowd in the French resort of Nice, killing at least 80 in what President François Hollande today (15 July) called a "terrorist" attack on revellers watching a Bastille Day fireworks display.
Global Europe 11-07-2016

A very Polish NATO summit

The 8-9 July NATO summit in Warsaw was clearly a success for the alliance, in light of rising tensions with Russia. However, Polish politicians are set to use it as another pretext for infighting, exacerbating internal divisions within the country. EurActiv Poland reports.
Global Europe 09-07-2016

Obama downplays Brexit impact at NATO summit

US President Barack Obama insisted on Friday that (8 July) Brexit would not harm transatlantic unity, but warned against a bitter divorce undermining security in the face of a resurgent Russia.
Security 08-07-2016

Duda: NATO has to show unity, solidarity and determination

The two-day Warsaw NATO Summit began today (8 July) in Poland's capital. 28 national delegations representing all of the alliance's members will attend, as well as from 26 associated states, delegations of the World Bank, NATO headquarters, the UN and the EU.
Global Europe 08-07-2016

Russia, Brexit loom over Warsaw NATO summit

NATO leaders meet today (8 July) for a landmark summit in Warsaw to send an uncompromising message to a resurgent Russia while trying to contain the fallout from Britain's dramatic vote to quit the European Union.
UK & Europe 07-07-2016

What should happen to British MEPs?

The uncertainty created by the Brexit referendum has left members of the European Parliament deeply divided over the future role their British colleagues should play. But most agree that Nigel Farage should go. EurActiv France reports.
UK & Europe 05-07-2016

Tusk tells UK: 'There will be no single market a la carte'

"Leaders made it clear that access to the single market means acceptance of all four freedoms, including the freedom of movement,” said European Council President Donald Tusk on Tuesday (5th July) in Strasbourg.
Future EU 29-06-2016

Bratislava to host first summit on EU's future

An EU summit without the UK prime minister on 16 September in Bratislava will kick off the discussion on the future of EU following Brexit, EU leaders decided today (29 June).
UK & Europe 29-06-2016

UK rudderless, as Conservatives and Labour look for post-Brexit leaders

Britain’s opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn was clinging on to his political life today (29 June), pledging to fight on in any new leadership contest, while the Conservatives started looking for a new leader - and with it, prime minister - during the most turbulent period in Britain’s recent history.
Global Europe 29-06-2016

Visegrad calls for complete change of EU-27

As the EU summit continues today (29 June) without UK Prime Minister David Cameron, the Visegrad group comprising the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia, will call for an inside out change of the functioning of the EU and its institutions.
UK & Europe 28-06-2016

Cameron gets okay for successor to trigger Brexit at Brussels ‘last supper’

British Prime Minister David Cameron was forced to deny the United Kingdom had collapsed “politically, monetarily, constitutionally and economically” last night, after his final summit with EU leaders before the UK leaves the bloc.
UK & Europe 28-06-2016

Commission in bid to lead 'tough' Brexit talks with UK

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker is ready to take a “tough stance” with the UK. Rallying behind its boss, the executive’s legal arm confirmed its support for Juncker taking charge of the negotiatians, EurActiv.com has learnt.
Global Europe 28-06-2016

Cameron heads to Brussels for awkward divorce encounter

With England's disgraced football team returning from France after being dumped out of Euro 2016 by Iceland, Prime Minister David Cameron heads to Brussels today (28 June) for an awkward encounter with his 27 counterparts.
Future EU 27-06-2016

EU's Juncker under pressure to resign after Brexit vote

Pressure is building on Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker to resign following the UK referendum, but also over the need to “change the habits” of his way to run the EU executive over the last two years.
UK & Europe 24-06-2016

UK 2017 EU presidency raises concerns

Even though it is already on an exit trajectory, the UK is still due to assume the rotating presidency of the Council of the European Union from 1 July 2017. But it would be surreal if the UK presides over a Union that it is going to leave.