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Brexit 16-01-2013

EU criticises Cameron referendum plan

In what could be one of the most decisive speeches on Europe since World War Two, British Prime Minister David Cameron on Friday will set out his plans to reshape the future of Britain in the EU. Facing mounting pressure from the Eurosceptic side of his own Conservative Party, Cameron aims at bringing back some of the powers that Brussels currently holds to Westminster.
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Future EU 13-11-2012

Is the European Commission Failing?

  How well do you think the European Commission is doing its job? That was the main question asked in a survey published by Burson-Marsteller and EURACTIV. “What we have done is look into the commitments made by individual commissioners...
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Future EU 12-10-2012

EU wins 2012 Nobel Peace Prize

Despite a year marked by one of the worst crises in decades and repeated scenes of social unrest across the continent, the European Union has been awarded the 2012 Nobel peace prize. The Norweigien prize committe awarded the 27-nation bloc for its 60 years of contributions to the advancement of peace and reconciliation, democracy and human rights in Europe.
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Future EU 12-09-2012

EU Barroso calls for ‘federation of nation states’

Speaking before the European Parliament, President of the European Commission Jose Manuel Barroso urged Europe in his annual 'State of the Union' speech to be a 'federation of nations states'.
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Economy & Jobs 07-02-2012

Maastricht Treaty turns 20 as euro crisis continues

Twenty years ago, leaders of the European Union put their signatures under a plan for one of the most ambitious steps in European integration.The single currency. The Maastricht Treaty enable the creation of the euro, which, despite all the negatives, has clearly carved out its place in the international currency markets. Former European Commissioner President Jacques Delors still sees the euro as a success story: Ten years after the launch of the physical notes and coins, however, it's clear that the Maastricht Treaty was not a complete success.

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