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  • Council and Parliament agree on ‘flexible’ fishing limits for North Sea

    News | Agrifood 08-12-2017

    EU member states and Norway reached a preliminary agreement with the European Parliament late on Thursday night (7 December) on fishing limits in the North Sea ahead of next week's Fisheries Council.

  • LIVE: EU summit on migration, Brexit

    News | Brexit 15-10-2015

    Follow EURACTIV's rolling coverage of the European Council taking place in Brussels on 15-16 October 2015.

  • National Front undermines French influence in Brussels

    News | Elections 18-03-2015

    The meteoric rise of the French National Front in the 2014 elections has further undermined France's ailing influence in the European Parliament, according to a report by the Schuman Foundation. The French positions in the Council and the Commission have not deteriorated to the same extent. EURACTIV France reports

  • EU anti-discrimination law one step closer to adoption

    News | Social Europe & Jobs 30-10-2014

    Blocked by some member states, EU anti-discrimination rules could be pushed forward through enhanced cooperation, suggested European Commissioner Martine Reicherts, stressing that transgender people in more than half of EU countries must choose between getting sterilised or not having their identity recognised under national law.

  • EU summit wrap-up: Europe, out of the storm?

    News | Future EU 14-03-2013

    EU heads of state and government met  for a two-day EU summit in Brussels on 14-15 March, with the worsening employment situation and foreign relations dominating the agenda. France and Italy won support for a growth-friendly interpretation of EU budget rules, while Cameron and Hollande failed to convince partners to lift the bloc's arms embargo on Syria.

  • Four new leaders expected at this week’s EU summit

    News | Elections 12-03-2013

    This week's EU summit (14-15 March) will see four new faces, even though just five weeks have elapsed since the 7-8 February summit. Resignations and elections have brought Slovenia and Malta new prime ministers and Cyprus a new president, while Bulgaria will be represented by the president ahead of an imminent poll.

  • EU ministers reject full ban on fish discards

    News | Agrifood 27-02-2013

    European Union fisheries ministers agreed on Wednesday (27 February) to reduce the wasteful practice of discards - throwing unwanted fish back into the sea, usually dead or dying - but stopped short of a full ban.

  • MEPs statements on February 2013 EU Council Summit

     Video | Promoted content | Future EU 08-02-2013

    EU leaders are meeting in Brussels for a two-day summit (7-8 February) to forge a deal on the Union's 2014-2020 budget. Diplomats point out that it is “now or never” for heads of state and government to agree ahead of multiple elections in 2013.

  • Lithuanian president arrives at the February 2013 EU Summit Council

     Video | Promoted content | Future EU 08-02-2013

    EU leaders are meeting in Brussels for a two-day summit (7-8 February) to forge a deal on the Union's 2014-2020 budget. Diplomats point out that it is “now or never” for heads of state and government to agree ahead of multiple elections in 2013.

  • Finnish PM arrives at the February 2013 EU Summit Council

     Video | Promoted content | Future EU 08-02-2013

    EU leaders are meeting in Brussels for a two-day summit (7-8 February) to forge a deal on the Union's 2014-2020 budget. Diplomats point out that it is “now or never” for heads of state and government to agree ahead of multiple elections in 2013.

  • Luxembourg PM Jean-Claude Juncker arrives at the February 2013 EU Summit Council

     Video | Promoted content | Future EU 08-02-2013

    EU leaders are meeting in Brussels for a two-day summit (7-8 February) to forge a deal on the Union's 2014-2020 budget. Diplomats point out that it is “now or never” for heads of state and government to agree ahead of multiple elections in 2013.

  • EU officials go on strike ahead of EU budget summit

     Video | Promoted content | Future EU 05-02-2013

    EU officials went on strike on Tuesday to protest against potential cuts in their salaries and pensions. The protest came only two days before European leaders are due to meet in Brussels to agree on the next 7-year EU budget.
    'We are here because at the end of the week, the Council will decide the budget for the European Union and we are afraid that some cuts will really put in danger the capacity of the European Union to stand for the principle, for the citizens and for its policies', chairman of the Center Staff Committee Cristian Sebastiani said.