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Global Europe 01-07-2016

Juncker: We are not at war with Slovakia, we are friends

Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker sought to downplay the impression that tensions are building as a result of the push of member states, under the leadership of the Slovak presidency which started today (1 July), to repatriate powers at the expense of the Union’s institutions.
Brexit 08-02-2016

Seven steps to winning a referendum

Nicholas Whyte takes a journey back in time to previous referendums in order to consider whether the UK and EU can learn anything from the lessons of the past.
Andrew Duff
Brexit 19-11-2015

Making the Brexit deal ‘formal, legally-binding and irreversible’

If the heads of government want to placate Cameron, they can promise to change the treaty in the future, but such a promise will be neither legally-binding nor irreversible, writes Andrew Duff.
EU Priorities 2020 11-02-2015

Monti: Time to limit chaos in EU budget negotiations

EU leaders should avoid horse trading over the budget. Such chaotic negotiating damages the image of the European Union, said Mario Monti, in an interview with EURACTIV Italy.
Sports 19-10-2009

Sport and the EU treaties

So far, the EU's involvement in sport policy has revolved around its economic aspects but with the entry into force of the Lisbon Treaty on 1 December 2009, Europe now has a legal base to provide a supporting role to member states in the social, educational and cultural aspects of sport.
Future EU 26-06-2008

What next? How to save the Treaty of Lisbon

Most suggestions on how to proceed following the Irish 'no' vote on the Lisbon Treaty "entail considerable political costs" despite being legally feasible, argue Daniel Gros and Sebastian Kurpas of the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS), instead proposing their own solution to the impasse.
Development Policy 19-06-2008

Juncker blames EU leaders for ‘speaking badly’ of Europe

Luxembourg Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker has accused EU leaders of tarnishing the EU image in their countries, blaming them for the negative results in EU referenda.
Future EU 18-06-2008

Irish vote, Europe’s future: Four options after the ‘no’

In the aftermath of the Irish rejection of the Lisbon Treaty, Dominik Hierlemann considers four options for the future in a June 2008 paper for the Bertelsmannstiftung.
Future EU 29-03-2004

Warsaw will never accept 50/60 voting formula, says Polish Secretary of State

After the agreement by EU leaders to bring the IGC to a close by the June European Council, a Polish government official has indicated the current proposal for double majority is unacceptable for Poland.
Future EU 16-12-2003

Commission: deal on Constitution possible by end of 2004

Michel Barnier has said that an agreement on the EU Constitution should be found during the mandate of the two upcoming Presidencies.
Future EU 15-12-2003

Summit failure re-opens debate over ‘two-speed Europe’

Following the failure of the IGC summit, politicians are speculating about the possibility of a two-speed Europe. Several MEPs have called into question the efficiency of the IGC method.
Future EU 13-12-2003

EU leaders fail to reach agreement on Constitution

EU leaders ended their two-day summit on 13 December after they failed to reach agreement on the Union's Constitution.
Future EU 03-02-2003

Landmark Nice Treaty enters into force

The Treaty of Nice, the agreement which sets out changes in the EU's rules to pave the way for enlargement, went into effect on 1 February.
Enlargement 06-11-2002

Monitoring: a Cure for the “Democratic Deficit”

Monitoring: a Cure for the “Democratic Deficit” Widespread relief at the recent Irish Yes to Nice should not obscure the genuine concerns raised by their earlier No. One issue that emerged consistently during the debate was a profound uneasiness about...
Future EU 21-10-2002

Nice for the second time – auction completed

Nice for the second time – auction completed On Saturday the Irish voted for the second time in the referendum about the Treaty of Nice – and they have approved it. However we as a candidate country can feel comfortable...
Future EU 21-10-2002

Relief after Irish “Yes” to Nice Treaty and enlargement

A sense of relief hit the EU's Member States and candidate countries as the positive Irish referendum removed one of the obstacles to the coming enlargement.
Enlargement 21-10-2002

The timetable for enlargement

The timetable for enlargement The Irish referendum result has removed a major uncertainty in the enlargement process. The Nice treaty agreed in 2000 contains the key institutional principles for decision-making in a Union of 25 member-states: the number of votes...
Future EU 18-10-2002

EU and candidate countries anxiously await Irish vote

The Nice Treaty, which paves the way for EU enlargement, could get a go ahead in the second Irish referendum on 19 October. The latest opinion poll, published in the Irish Times on 17 October, suggests that 42 per cent would vote in favour and 29 per cent against.
Future EU 11-10-2002

Irish support for Nice Treaty growing

A new opinion poll, conducted by the US bankers Citigroup, found that support for the Nice Treaty in Ireland has grown to 44 per cent from 29 per cent last month.
Future EU 03-10-2002

CEPS debate on Irish referendum

Irish voters are called to vote on the Nice Treaty for a second time on October 19. Their vote might actually decide on the timing of enlargement.
Future EU 26-09-2002

Candidate countries hope Irish voters will accept Nice Treaty

The Ministers for European Affairs of the 10 candidate countries expected to join the EU in 2004 have expressed hope the Irish voters will endorse the Nice Treaty and allow enlargement to go ahead.
Future EU 26-09-2002

What if they say no again? Implications of the Nice II referendum in Ireland

What if they say no again? Implications of the Nice II referendum in Ireland This autumn, European Union enlargement will at last enter its endgame, when 10 countries are due to complete negotiations for membership. Last-minute cliff-hangers on the budget...
Future EU 20-09-2002

Irish voters to decide on Nice Treaty on 19 October

The Irish Government has decided to hold a second referendum on the EU Nice Treaty on 19 October, a week before the decisive Brussels summit on enlargement. The Nice Treaty represents a legal basis for the EU's enlargement to up to 12 new Member States.
Future EU 03-09-2002

Irish Government launches campaign to win Nice Treaty referendum

The Irish Government has launched a public Information Guide on the Treaty of Nice, which is to be distributed to every household in Ireland during the coming week, in a bid to win the second referendum on the Treaty.