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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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
Future EU 02-07-2002

Prodi: Irish ‘No’ to Nice Treaty could derail enlargement

The Commission President, Romano Prodi, has warned that EU enlargement could fail if Irish voters reject the Nice Treaty for the second time.
Future EU 24-06-2002

Ireland to vote for the second time on the Nice Treaty

The Seville Summit adopted a declaration, recognising Ireland's national declaration on its policy on military neutrality. The Irish declaration emphasises that the participation in EU's foreign and security policy will not undermine the country's neutrality.
Future EU 28-05-2002

Alternatives to the Nice Treaty ?

The European Commission has warned that a second Irish "No" to the Nice Treaty could seriously delay enlargement. In case of a rejection of the Treaty, several alternatives are being envisaged by observers.
Future EU 08-05-2002

Italy ratifies Nice Treaty

The Italian Senate ratified the Nice Treaty, with an absolute majority.
Enlargement 12-04-2002

Verheugen urges Ireland to ratify Nice Treaty

The EU Enlargement Commissioner, Günter Verheugen, stated during his visit to Prague that the Union's expansion could be delayed if Irish voters again fail to endorse the Treaty of Nice.
Enlargement 10-04-2002

Commission proposes negotiation framework for EU institutions

On 9 April, the Commission adopted a framework for negotiations on the eventual representation within the EU institutions of the candidate countries.
Future EU 28-03-2002

Italian Parliament ratifies Nice Treaty

With an overwhelming majority of 298 votes, the Italian Parliament approved the ratification of the Nice Treaty on Tuesday 26 March 2002.
Future EU 22-03-2002

Greece ratifies Nice Treaty

With a majority of 253 votes, the Greek Parliament approved the ratification of the Nice Treaty on Wednesday 20 March 2002.

Successful launch of European Trialogue

On Monday 21 January, the Brussels-based organisation Friends of Europe succesfully launched a new series of debates called the European Trialogue.

Future Danish Presidency to organise EU summit in Brussels

The Danish government has announced its intention to organise an informal EU summit in Brussels instead of in Denmark in the second half of 2002. Denmark will thus become the first Member State to implement the new provision of the Nice Treaty, which says that as from 2002, one European Council meeting per Presidency will be held in Brussels.