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  • Barroso warns Hungary it needs to comply with EU laws

     Video | Promoted content | Central Europe 12-01-2012

    The European Union will make sure that Hungary complies with all the bloc's laws, the head of the bloc's executive promised on Thursday. Hungary's conservative government is under fire for a series of new laws and constitutional amendments which critics say unduly concentrate powers on a range of matters - from finances to election law - with the administration.

  • Danish ‘Lego presidency’ could deliver lasting legacy for Europe

     Video | Promoted content | Future EU 06-01-2012

    The Danish presidency of the European Union comes at one of the most difficult moments in the union's history.
    It's biggest challenge: Keeping the EU construct together.
    The financial crisis has driven a wedge between euro and non-euro countries, with David Cameron's UK seeking isolation from the rest of Europe at a time that the global economy is becoming increasingly interdependent.
    Denmark joined the EU in 1973, at the same time as the UK, and it's the 7th time that it now holds the EU presidency.

  • Denmark readies for low-profile EU Presidency

    News | EU Priorities 2020 28-09-2011

    With a new government still to be sworn in, Danish diplomats in Brussels are hurrying preparations for Denmark's six-month turn at the EU's helm, due to start in January. But they are under no illusion regarding their ability to shape the agenda, realising that the eurozone debt crisis is likely to "overshadow" the presidency.

  • Denmark elects first female premier

    News | Elections 16-09-2011

    The centre-left coalition led by the Social Democratic party won a closely contested election in Denmark, which will now be led by the first-ever female premier.