About: burden sharing

Washington needles Germany with threat of US troops relocation to Poland

Washington has talked for some time of relocating US troops from Germany because of its annoyance with Berlin's military spending shortfalls. But President Donald Trump's upcoming visit to Poland in September could give it another twist.

AKK sworn in as new German defence minister

CDU party chief Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer has been sworn in as the new German defence minister before the Bundestag on Wednesday (24 July). In her first government statement, she emphasised Germany's reliability as a member of NATO.

EU fends off US attack in spat over the bloc’s military reforms

The EU responded on Thursday (16 May) to US accusations that a new European military pact risks shutting out American companies of European defence projects and undermine NATO.

Germany on the defence over military spending shortfalls

Germany restated its commitment to higher defence spending on Wednesday (3 April), seeking to defuse tensions between Berlin and Washington after a storm of criticism from the Trump administration over Germany's shortfalls in NATO contributions.

Troubled by Russia, Stoltenberg pledges unity in Congress as NATO turns 70

"It’s good to have friends," NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg told the US Congress in Washington on Wednesday (3 April), making a case for the survival of the transatlantic alliance.

Host migrants or pay, France and Germany propose

European Union governments that refuse to host refugees could instead pay to be excused from the bloc's system of sharing out migrants, France and Germany proposed on Thursday (6 December) as they sought to end a long-running EU feud over migration.

National concerns erode European migration strategy

The European Commission proposed today (13 May) taking in 20,000 refugees over two years and distributing them across Europe but giving Britain, Ireland and Denmark the option not to accept any.

Czech Republic told it must share the migration burden

Although the Czech Republic is not a direct target of large movement of migrants from Syria and other political unstable countries, foreign politicians are telling the government of Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka that it should take part of the burden. EURACTIV Czech Republic reports.
Development Policy 16-07-2010

Eastern Europe struggling to meet EU climate targets

The EU's Eastern European newcomers, who still need to catch up with the rest of the Union in terms of economic and social development, face an uphill battle to attain the 'climate targets' laid out in the bloc's 'Europe 2020' strategy, a round-up of articles from the EURACTIV media network reveals.
Euro & Finance 22-10-2009

EU split on sharing burden of bank bail-outs

An EU consultation on how to put European banks on a level playing field and spread the burden of future crises was launched yesterday (21 October), but experts raised serious doubts over how the EU will convince member states to agree to the collective responsibility of bank rescues.
Euro & Finance 16-10-2009

Parliament opens enquiry into financial crisis

As the European Parliament inaugurated its brand new special committee on the financial crisis, Wolf Klinz, the panel's chair, warned fellow lawmakers that "we must be prepared to have our own views on the degree of European regulation challenged". He spoke to EURACTIV in an interview.
Brexit 16-10-2009

Lawmaker: ‘Financial regulation must be tailored’

As the European Parliament inaugurated its brand new special committee on the financial crisis, Wolf Klinz, the panel's chair, warned fellow lawmakers that "we must be prepared to have our own views on the degree of European regulation challenged". He spoke to EURACTIV in an interview.
Brexit 09-10-2009

EU business group: ‘Regulation must focus on access to finance’

Policymakers and financial actors in Europe have been at loggerheads about pending regulations to ensure that a financial crisis of this magnitude does not happen again and that taxpayers do not bear the costs. But regulation must be careful not to disconnect Europe's nascent recovery from sources of credit, BusinessEurope's chief economist Marc Stocker told EURACTIV in an interview.
Economy & Jobs 09-10-2009

Business access to finance ‘threatened by regulation’

European lawmakers must be mindful of future regulation in the financial sector as it is likely to impact upon companies' access to finance, warned EU employers' lobby group BusinessEurope in an interview with EURACTIV.

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