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EPP Summit February 2016
EU Priorities 2020 22-02-2016

EPP Summit February 2016

The #‎EPPSummit took place today in Brussels ahead of the #‎EUCO.
David Cameron talks about Brexit
Global Europe 18-02-2016

Cameron: ‘I will not take a deal that does not meet what we need’

“It is much more important to get this right, that to do this in a rush,” UK’s Prime Minister David Cameron said about the UK’s negotiations on EU membership.
Global Europe 23-09-2015

Orbán: If Greece cannot defend its borders, let others do it

If the Greeks are not able to defend their own borders […], let the other countries of the European Union defend their borders,” Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said on Wednesday (23 September).
Global Europe 23-09-2015

Merkel on refugee crisis: ‘International programmes are not sufficiently financed’

"We all, me included, have seen that the international programmes are not sufficiently financed. We hope for a signal that the gap in the WHO will be filled,” German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday (23 September).
Global Europe 23-09-2015

Cameron pledges £100 million to help Syria

"When it comes to Syria, Britain has already given over a billion pounds. Today I can announce we will commit another £100 million (about €136 million) including £40 million pounds for the vital World Food Programme,” British Prime Minister David Cameron said upon his arrival at an extraordinary EU summit in Brussels on Wednesday (23 September).
Global Europe 23-09-2015

Tusk: ‘The future of Schengen is at stake’

“The most urgent question is how to regain control of our external borders. Otherwise it doesn't make sense to even speak about a common European migration policy,” European Council President Donald Tusk upon his arrival at an extraordinary EU Summit in Brussels on Wednesday.
Economy & Jobs 26-06-2015

EU leaders agree to relocate 40,000 migrants, reject migrant quota system

EU leaders agreed that 40,000 migrants would be relocated from Italy and Greece to other EU countries over the next two years. Another 20,000 would be resettled from outside Europe to EU member states,
Economy & Jobs 25-06-2015

Merkel says ‘not enough progress’ on Greece

Speaking about Greece on her arrival at the June EU Council Summit, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that “there hasn't been enough progress, and to some extent one can have the impression that we are moving backwards”.
Economy & Jobs 25-06-2015

Tsipras ‘confident’ of reaching agreement on Greek bailout deal

“After the comprehensive Greek proposals, I am confident that we will reach a compromise that will help the eurozone and Greece to overcome the crisis,” said Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras upon his arrival to the EU Council Summit on Thursday.
Global Europe 23-04-2015

Coffin-carrying migrants march on European Council

“I am an undocumented immigrant, like many of the people here, and we are here to tell the European Parliament and the European Parliamentarians that the situation is a problem they created and they can solve it. So we want them to save these people that are dying in the Mediterranean sea.”
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Brexit 20-03-2015

Cameron: I want to come back to Brussels with a mandate for reform

“I want to come back here with a clear mandate to reform this organization, to renegotiate Britain's position within it, and a referundum guaranteed before the end of 2015,” said British Prime Minister David Cameron on his arrival at the EU Council Summit on Friday. This is Cameron's last European Council before the British general election on 7 May.
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Economy & Jobs 19-03-2015

Hollande: Greece must ask the richest to pay their taxes

“That the Greek government does what best for the poor is not what shocks me. What we ask Greece is that it asks the richest to pay their taxes,” said French President François Hollande on his arrival at the EU Council Summit on Thursday.
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Economy & Jobs 19-03-2015

Cameron: The UK is not in Greece’s position because of long-term, difficult decisions

“When I first came here five years ago, Britain and Greece were virtually in the same boat. We had similar size budget deficits. The reason we are in a different position is that we took long-term, difficult decisions,” said British Prime Minister David Cameron on his arrival at the EU Council Summit on Thursday.
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Economy & Jobs 19-03-2015

Merkel on Greece: ‘Don’t expect a breakthrough today’

“Many of you will be attentive to the meeting on Greece. Don't expect a breakthrough today. Decisions are for the Eurogroup,” said German Chancellor Angela Merkel on her arrival at the EU Council Summit on Thursday.
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Euro & Finance 19-03-2015

Stubb on Greece: “The key is to stay firm on the commitments made on February 20th”

“The key here is to stay firm on the commitments that were made in the Eurogroup on the 20th of February,” said Finnish Prime Minister Alexander Stubb on his arrival at the EU Council Summit on Thursday.
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Economy & Jobs 13-02-2015

Rajoy: Spain has no money to spare, expects Greece to repay Spanish loans

Speaking to journalists after the European Council meeting on Thursday, Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said the Spanish government expects Greece to repay the 26 billion euro loan that Madrid granted Athens.
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Economy & Jobs 13-02-2015

Dijesslbloem says political deal with Greece ‘very difficult’

Reaching a deal on Greece's emergency financing will be possible at the technical level, but a political agreement with the country's new leftist-led government will be "very difficult", Eurogroup President Jeroen Dijsselbloem said on Thursday as he left the EU Council meeting in Brussels.
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Europe's East 12-02-2015

Juncker: Minsk agreement ‘excellent news’

Speaking to journalists on his arrival to the European Council meeting on Thursday, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker described the Ukrainian ceasefire agreement as 'excellent news'.
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Economy & Jobs 12-02-2015

Tsipras wants a deal to ‘tackle humanitarian crisis across EU’

Speaking to journalists after arriving at the European Council meeting on Thursday, newly-elected Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said that he is 'confident' that he EU leaders can agree on a way forward for Greece's bailout programme.
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Economy & Jobs 12-02-2015

Tusk after Ukraine ceasefire agreement: “We have to be cautious”

European Council President Donald Tusk said on Thursday that Europe must be 'cautious', after the leaders of France, Germany, Ukraine and Russia agreed to a ceasefire, in order to put an end to months of violence in eastern Ukraine.
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Economy & Jobs 12-02-2015

Varoufakis: Greek bailout programme ‘catastrophic’

“Greece would never agree to stay in this current bailout programme because it is catastrophic,” said Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis on Thursday.
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Economy & Jobs 12-02-2015

Eurogroup, Greece fail to reach debt deal

On Wednesday, eurozone finance ministers failed to reach an agreement on a way forward for Greece's bailout programme.
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Brexit 27-10-2014

Commission accuses Cameron of opening “Pandora’s Box”

EU Budget Commissioner Jacek Dominik warned on Monday that British Prime Minister David Cameron will “open Pandora's box” if he doesn't make an extra payment to the EU budget by 1 December.
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Economy & Jobs 24-10-2014

Cameron: “I am not paying that bill”

In a press conference after the December 2014 European Council Summit, British Prime Minister David Cameron said that “it is never been the case that a 2 billion euro bill has suddenly been presented. It is not acceptable, it is an appalling way to behave and I am not paying the bill.”
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