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Brexit 01-04-2016

REVEALED: Europe’s secret revenge plans for Brexit

EXCLUSIVE  / Vengeful European Commission officials have drawn up a secret punishment list for the UK if it chooses to leave the EU at the 23 June referendum on its membership of the bloc.
Silvio Berlusconi & Rupert Murdoch partner on new transatlantic media
Public Affairs 01-04-2015

Murdoch and Berlusconi partner on transatlantic media, announce EURACTIV and Roll Call takeover

Silvio Berlusconi’s MediaSet and Rupert Murdoch’s NewsCorp are poised to set the transatlantic news agenda and dominate both the EU and the US media space.
Future EU 01-04-2013

Commissioners accept 25% ‘solidarity’ salary cut

All 27 European Commissioners have agreed from next month to accept a 25% salary cut "as a gesture of solidarity with our weakened economies", a spokesman for Commission President José Manuel Barroso announced today (1 April).
Future EU 01-04-2012

Belgians submit Citizens’ Initative to make ‘frites’ their own

Belgium's attempt at registering the ubiquitous ‘frites’ as a traditional specialty protected under EU law received a boost today (1 April) when the ‘Brussels Frites Forum’ prepared to formally register a European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) with over one million signatures.
EU Priorities 2020 01-04-2004

Commission to downsize Brussels press room and go native

Aware of the dire need to improve its communications efforts, the Commission has unveiled a plan to delegate the bulk of its press operation to EU offices in Member State capitals, says chief spokesperson in exclusive interview with EURACTIV. (April Fools Day story)