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  • Merkel defends Juncker’s nomination

    Promoted content | Brexit 27-06-2014

    Speaking in a press conference after EU leaders proposed Jean-Claude Juncker as the next President of the European Commission, German Chancellor Angela Merkel defended on Friday the European Council's decision of nomination EPP's Jean-Claude Juncker as the next Commission President. “He has broad European experience and he is willing to accommodate national and EU demands”, Merkel said.

  • Parliament criticises UK for opposing Juncker as next Commission president

    Promoted content 13-06-2014

    The European Parliament told EU council president Herman Van Rompuy on Thursday to nominate EPP Jean Claude Juncker as the next commission president. Parliament leaders warned that the Chamber is ready to veto any other candidates.

  • Merkel: I want Juncker to be the next Commission president

    Promoted content | EU Priorities 2020 10-06-2014

    In a press conference in Sweden on Monday, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that former Luxembourg Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker should take the EU's top job.

  • G7 leaders threaten Russia with tougher sanctions over Ukraine

    Promoted content | Europe's East 05-06-2014

    In their first meeting without Russia in 17 years, G7 leaders threatened Moscow with further sanctions if it does not help restore stability in eastern Ukraine.

  • EU leaders fail to support Juncker as Commission president

    Promoted content 28-05-2014

    EU leaders gave Council President Herman Van Rompuy on Tuesday a mandate to start consultations on who could be the next president of the European Commission.

  • Merkel: Van Rompuy and Juncker to carry out post-election consultations

    Promoted content 27-05-2014

    On her arrival at the European Council building in Brussels on Tuesday, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that both European Council President Herman Van Rompuy and EPP Commission president candidate Jean-Claude Juncker will be 'given a mandate' to carry out post-election consultations.

  • Merkel: EU ready to sign association agreement with Moldova, Georgia by August 2014

    Promoted content | Global Europe 20-12-2013

    As EU leaders gather in Brussels for the last EU summit of the year, german Chancellor Angela Merkel said that the 'EU ready to sign association agreement with Moldova and Georgia by August next year.'

  • Merkel: The door remains open for Ukraine

    Promoted content | Global Europe 20-12-2013

    As EU leaders gather in Brussels for the last EU summit of the year, german Chancellor Angela Merkel said that recent development in Ukraine 'it fills us with great respect', referring to the thousands of Ukrainians that braved freezing temperatures in Kiev to protest against President Viktor Yanukovich's government.

  • Merkel arrives at the the December 2013 EU Summit

    Promoted content | Global Europe 19-12-2013

    Heads of state and government are meeting in Brussels on 19 and 20 December for a European Council summit. Security and defence and the economic and monetary union are the main topics on the agenda.

  • European leaders intensify fight against youth unemployment

    Promoted content | Economy & Jobs 13-11-2013

    Twenty-four EU leaders gathered in Paris on Tuesday to confirm their commitment to fight youth unemployment, promising to mobilise €45 billion. EURACTIV France reports.

  • US NSA chief denies collecting intelligence on EU citizens

    Promoted content | Data protection 30-10-2013

    The US intelligence chief has fought back against claims that the US was allegedly tapping the phones of EU citizens and leaders, including Angela Merkel.
    In a snap hearing in the US Congress on Tuesday, General Keith Alexander said that the US had not collected information on European citizens, hinting that it was EU governments who handed over the data.
    “Data was provided to NSA by foreign partners”, Alexander said.

  • MEPs urge EU leaders to suspend SWIFT agreement with US amid spying scandal

    Promoted content | Data protection 25-10-2013

    As EU leaders gather for a 2-day summit in Brussels, MEPs are demanding explanations over the allegations that the US have been spying on European head of state and have urged EU leaders to take action.
    'I'm very disappointed about the weak attitude the Europeans again showed towards the US, tapping phone of Angela Merkel this is the top of all scandals information we have received, and the Europeans prefer still to play diplomacy, and refuse any strong reaction', said Green MEP Rebecca Harms.

  • EU leaders meet UK business figures

    Promoted content | Data protection 25-10-2013

    In a bid to 'cut red tape to foster growth and jobs in Europe', UK Prime Minister David Cameron is hosting a meeting in Brussels with British business leaders and his European Union counterparts.
    As EU leaders gather in Brussels for a 2-day summit, Cameron has called for EU's regulations on businesses to be simplified.

  • Merkel, Hollande demand explanation over US spying allegations – Merkel’s press conference

    Promoted content | Data protection 25-10-2013

    As the US security agency has been accused of monitoring the phones of European leaders, Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande are seeking talks with the US before the end of the year to demand an explanation over the allegations.
    Speaking in a press conference after the first meetings of a 2-day gathering of EU leaders in Brussels, Merkel said she wants 'action' from President Obama, and 'not just words'.

  • Merkel to Obama: ‘Spying among friends is not acceptable’

    Promoted content | Data protection 24-10-2013

    Amid allegations that the US had been spying on EU leaders, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday that she has made clear to US president Barack Obama that 'spying among friends is not acceptable.
    As EU leaders gather in Brussels for an EU Summit, Merkel told reporters on her arrival that Europe needs 'to reflect on what data protection agreements and transparency is needed for that'.

  • Barnier: ‘Merkel has European convictions’

    Promoted content 24-09-2013

    After losing out on her preferred coalition partners, Germany's newly re-elected chancellor, Angela Merkel, faces a number of hurdles in securing a power-sharing deal with rival left-leaning parties. EU Commissioner for Internal Market and Services Michel Barnier comments on the re-election of Angela Merkel.

  • German elections TV duel produces no winner

    Promoted content | Elections 02-09-2013

    Only three weeks before the biggest economy in Europe goes to the polls, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her Social Democrat rival Peer Steinbrück held on Sunday the only TV debate of the campaign, which according to analysts, produced no real winner.
    Watched by over 15 million viewers, both candidates clashed over tax policies, the euro crisis and the US spying scandal.

  • European Commission on EU data protection regulation

    Promoted content | Data protection 15-07-2013

    Chancellor Angela Merkel has vowed to push for tougher EU data protection rules and force Internet firms to be more open as she tried to reassure voters before a September election about intrusive snooping by US intelligence in Germany.

  • Brussels unveils Single Resolution Mechanism for banking union

    Promoted content | Economy & Jobs 11-07-2013

    Despite strong German opposition, the European Commission on Wednesday unveiled plans to set up a single body to deal with failing banks.
    Regarded as a pillar in Europe's so-called banking union, the new plan would allow the Commission to shut down any of Europe's struggling banks, even if the national authorities disagree.

  • EU leaders meet at the May 2013 EU Summit – group photo

    Promoted content | EU Priorities 2020 22-05-2013

     
    EU leaders meet today to discuss how to lower energy prices and improve industrial competitiveness, at a time when other developed countries are rushing to invest in shale gas. Second issue on the agenda is tax evasion, which every year deprives EU governments of roughly €1 trillion.

  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrives at the May 2013 EU Summit

    Promoted content | EU Priorities 2020 22-05-2013

    EU leaders meet today to discuss how to lower energy prices and improve industrial competitiveness, at a time when other developed countries are rushing to invest in shale gas. Second issue on the agenda is tax evasion, which every year deprives EU governments of roughly €1 trillion.

  • Angela Merkel post- March 2013 EU Summit press conference

    Promoted content | Future EU 15-03-2013

    Angela Merkel post- March 2013 EU Summit press conference

  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel leaves the March 2013 EU Summit

    Promoted content | Future EU 15-03-2013

    The first day of a lacklustre EU summit dedicated to economic issues ended last evening (14 March) with France and Italy winning support for a slightly more growth-friendly interpretation of European Union budget rules.

  • EU leaders at March 2013 EU Summit – group photo

    Promoted content | Future EU 14-03-2013

    An EU summit opening in Brussels today (14 March) is expected to see leaders offer conflicting views on the economy, with France’s Socialist President François Hollande leading calls for Europe to loosen the austerity policies adopted in response to the eurozone debt crisis. Hollande will find an unexpected ally in UK Prime Minister David Cameron, who also backs a more “flexible” approach to debt policing.

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