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Commission calls on member states to take in 40,000 asylum seekers

EU Priorities 2020


Energy 26-10-2016

Ian Duncan and the best laid schemes o' mice an' men

EurActiv’s Brian Maguire chats with Scottish MEP Ian Duncan, the Conservatives spokesman for energy and climate change in the European Parliament, in the latest in ‘Over A Beer’ video series.
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EU Priorities 2020 25-10-2016

EPP Summit, 20 October 2016

EPP Summit in Maastricht – October 2016. EPP leaders met ahead of the European Council.

Kathleen Van Brempt, rebel with a cause

In the first episode of a new video series called ‘Over a Beer’, EurActiv's Brian Maguire chats with Kathleen Van Brempt, a Belgian socialist MEP who is chairperson of the 'Dieselgate' inquiry committee in the European parliament.
Future EU 14-09-2016

Brexit battlers Farage and Verhofstadt butt heads at State of the Union speech

The European Parliament's Brexit point man Guy Verhofstadt today (14 September) clashed with UKIP leader Nigel Farage at the debate after Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker's State of the Union speech.
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EU Priorities 2020 30-06-2016

EPP Summit

EPP leaders: UK must present a plan following referendum outcome
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EU Priorities 2020 29-06-2016

Welcome to the ALDE Group world / European institutions open doors days 2016 / Brussels

We are the Alliance of European Liberals and Democrats in the European Parliament. Our Group is composed of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe Party and the European Democratic Party.

Slovakia's ex-premier: What kind of society are refugees going to?

Iveta Radičová, 59, served as the first woman prime minister of Slovakia, from 2010 to 2012. She has taught sociology at Oxford University, Comenius University, and the Slovak Academy of Sciences.
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EU Priorities 2020 18-03-2016

EPP Summit 17 March 2016

Summit, 17 March: EPP stands united on the EU-Turkey agreement.
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EU Priorities 2020 22-02-2016

EPP Summit February 2016

The #‎EPPSummit took place today in Brussels ahead of the #‎EUCO.
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EU Priorities 2020 18-12-2015

EPP Summit 17 December 2015

The European People’s Party (EPP) heads of state and government and opposition leaders met in Brussels on 17 December to prepare the agenda of the European Council Summit.
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EU Priorities 2020 25-11-2015

EuroPhilantopics 2015: Interview with Ró?a Thun MEP

An interview with Ró?a Thun, MEP, during the 2015 EuroPhilantopics. EuroPhilantopics is the annual event for foundations and EU institutions to come together and consider the challenges facing people and communities in the next 5-10 years. This year's theme was trust and how it can be levered to pave the way to a fairer society.
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Global Europe 23-11-2015

EuroPhilantopics 2015: Trust Matters – A lever to deliver better social justice outcomes

Highlights of the 2015 EuroPhilantopics event in Brussels. Jointly organised by BOZAR, DAFNE, EFC, EVPA and NEF, EuroPhilantopics is the annual event for foundations and EU institutions to come together and consider the challenges facing people and communities in the next 5-10 years. This year the theme was trust and how it can be levered to pave the way to a fairer society.


EU Priorities 2020 30-10-2015

Juncker’s Commission on first anniversary: ‘All building blocks in place'

“We have set ourselves a sharper focus in policy. We have identified 10 strategic priorities,” European Commission spokesperson Margaritas Schinas said, after EurActiv asked the Juncker Commission to review its first year in office. “We have good reasons to believe the main building blocks for each of these work streams are there,” Schinas added.

Commission on refugee crisis: 'We need a single European coordinated response'

“This is a major crisis that shapes how the EU reacts. This crisis cannot be dealt through a series of national responses. We need a single European coordinated response, and we are working 24/7 to make this happen,” said European Commission spokesperson Margaritas Schinas.
UK & Europe 14-10-2015

Captain Europe: Grexit, Brexit and my double life

The European Union's only superhero Captain Europe shares his thoughts on Grexit, Brexit and the refugee crisis. In an exclusive interview with EurActiv.com, he also gives us a glimpse of the mysterious man behind the mask...
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Development Policy 01-10-2015

10 Pledges for a world of Solidarity and Development

This weekend the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development has been adopted in New York by the Heads of State and Government and High Representatives.
Elections 23-09-2015

Catalan rep: The EU should push Madrid towards a 'more constructive stance'

'We would have already expected a more explicit invitation of encouragement by EU leaders and institutions to Madrid to engage in some kind of political discussion,” said Amadeu Altafaj, the Permanent Representative of Catalonia in Brussels.
Future EU 20-07-2015

Kurlemann: Like Delors, Juncker has a sense of history

Jan Kurlemann, a long-serving retired official from the European Parliament who knew Jacques Delors well, compares the former Commission president with the current holder of the office, Jean-Claude Juncker.
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Transport 02-07-2015

Clean Sky in Action

Aviation faces big challenges in the years to come, in terms of growth and environment. Clean Sky is part of the solution, through the EU H2020 vision, by developing innovative technologies that will help to reduce CO2 emissions and noise levels produced by aircraft.
UK & Europe 25-06-2015

Cameron: 'It's right for Britain to have this renegotiation and referendum'

“It's right for Britain to have this renegotiation and this referendum to address the concerns that the British people have about Europe and to make sure that the British people have the final say about whether we stay in a reformed EU or leave,” said British Prime Minister David Cameron, upon arrival to the EU Council summit on Thursday.
UK & Europe 24-06-2015

Georgieva: Faull 'very capable' to lead EU's 'Brexit' taskforce

“Jonathan Faull is someone who can very capably lead our work in terms of what expectations the UK has for reforms in the EU, what is possible and how we can meet each other”, said EU Budget Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva in a press conference on Wednesday.
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Elections 04-06-2015

Which European primary election system for citizens to connect better with the EU?

With lessons from the 2014 campaigns still fresh in people's minds, this is the perfect time to start the discussions within and among European political parties on how the system for the European elections in 2019 can be improved.
EU Priorities 2020 27-05-2015

Ban Ki-moon on migration crisis: EU member states must show compassion

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon urged European countries to “show compassion” and to do more to help migrants.
EU Priorities 2020 27-05-2015

Commission calls on member states to take in 40,000 asylum seekers

“We have a proposal for an emergency mechanism to relocate 40,000 asylum seekers. Syrians and Eritreans will be relocated from Italy and Greece to other European Union member states over a period of two years,” said EU Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship Dimitris Avramopoulos in Brussels on Wednesday.