About: EU Treaty


The Brief – Follow the money… back to the values

Money disputes are always the bitterest ones in families. The European clan is no different. But the battle that is looming in the union will be like nothing seen before.

Article 7: The ins and outs of the EU’s ‘nuclear option’ for Poland

The European Commission will decide on Wednesday (26 July) how to deal with the Poland's reform of its judicial system, which Brussels and the Polish opposition say undermines the judiciary's independence and violates the EU's basic principles of the rule of law.
Economy & Jobs 13-07-2017

Macron urges greater eurozone convergence, presses Germany to act

The European Union remains an incomplete project and will require changes to its treaties that bring greater convergence between eurozone member states, French President Emmanuel Macron said in comments published on Thursday (13 July).
Future EU 22-06-2016

Sarkozy calls for ‘new European treaty’ after Brexit vote

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy called Tuesday (21 June) for Paris and Berlin to make a joint push for "a new European treaty" following Britain's vote on whether to leave the bloc.
Euro & Finance 30-06-2015

Juncker makes last minute offer to Greece

Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker made a last-minute offer to Athens in a bid to reach a bailout agreement before the deadline expires today (30 June), European Union and Greek government sources said.
Kristalina Georgieva, José Manuel Barroso and Jacques René Rabier. Photo Georgi Gotev
Politics 16-05-2014

EU secret revealed: Rome Treaty was signed on blank sheet

At the launch of a book on the history of the European Commission, officials revealed some of the best-kept secrets in EU history. Among them is the incredible story of the signing of the Treaty of Rome establishing the European Economic Community, on 1 January 1958.
Brexit 12-04-2013

UK liberals, Tories find common ground in EU membership clash

Leaders of the British liberals and conservatives in the European Parliament, meeting head-to-head at a Brussels debate, found common ground amid a philosophical clash over the UK's membership of the EU.
Future EU 07-09-2012

Leading MEPs rebuff eurozone parliament plan

Leading MEPs have branded as "nonsense" the idea of creating a ‘eurozone parliament’ which diplomats say four EU leaders plan to present next month in response to the bloc's sovereign debt crisis.
Future EU 27-07-2012

Majority of French want referendum over new EU budget treaty

A slim majority of French, 52%, want the new European Union budgetary treaty to go to a referendum, while 53% say they would vote yes, says a study by French market research group OpinionWay. EURACTIV.fr reports.
Elections 05-03-2012

EU treaty row storms into French presidential campaign

Conservative European leaders from Germany, Spain, Italy and Britain have banded together to shun the campaign of François Hollande, the socialist candidate for the presidential election in France and front-runner in the opinion polls, according to weekly magazine Der Spiegel.
Brexit 27-01-2012

Cameron not worried by Britain’s Europe isolation

Britain should be relaxed about being "out of the room" when Europe discusses eurozone issues, Prime Minister David Cameron said yesterday (26 January), dismissing any prospect of signing up to a new treaty with other EU states to enforce stricter budget controls.
Euro & Finance 25-01-2012

Poland demands voice on euro to join new fiscal pact

Poland, a European Union member but outside the eurozone, warned on yesterday (24 January) it could not sign up to the bloc's new treaty on tighter fiscal rules if it is not allowed to take part in meetings of the single-currency states.
Future EU 25-01-2012

Legal challenges await EU fiscal treaty in Ireland

Ireland may still have to hold a referendum on Europe's new fiscal treaty even if the government decides next month that it does not need a popular vote to sign up to the pact.

New treaty gets EU legal clearance, UK sidelined

A draft intergovernmental treaty to tighten fiscal discipline in the eurozone has received the green light from the European Council's legal service, paving the way for a final text to be agreed by the end of January, EU officials said on Friday (16 December).
Future EU 23-11-2011

Sarkozy embraces German calls for EU treaty change, austerity

French President Nicolas Sarkozy has embraced a German campaign for treaty change that could give European authorities intrusive powers to intervene in the national budgets of countries sharing the euro currency. The European Commission is due to present plans today (23 November) for greater fiscal surveillance in the eurozone.
Brexit 18-11-2011

Cameron talks treaty change with EU chiefs

UK Prime Minister David Cameron held a series of discreet talks with top EU officials in Brussels on Friday (18 November), with treaty change featuring prominently in the agenda, sources told EURACTIV.
Future EU 23-10-2011

Treaty change comes back on EU’s agenda

Preparations should be made for European treaty change according to the conclusions from today's (23 October) EU summit, following a lengthy dispute over the relative powers of the eurozone and wider EU 27 countries.
Future EU 14-10-2011

Friends and foes of EU treaty change clash in first duel

Ahead of a crucial EU summit on the debt crisis, supporters and opponents of amending the bloc's Treaty to strengthen the euro zone locked horns yesterday (13 October) in Brussels, amid growing calls by Germany to reopen the institutional debate.
Future EU 06-10-2011

Merkel: EU Treaty change ‘should not be taboo’

German Chancellor Angela Merkel reiterated her openness to modifying the EU treaties on a visit to Brussels yesterday (5 October), making an overture to British Eurosceptics who are seeking to use the euro zone debt crisis to repatriate powers back to Westminster.
Brexit 14-09-2011

UK finance minister expects EU treaty change within two years

Europe could agree to broad changes to existing legislation within a year or two that would pave the way for greater fiscal integration of members of the euro zone, British finance minister George Osborne said yesterday (13 September).