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EU Priorities 2020 05-02-2010

Paris and Berlin outline common ‘vision’ for 2020

French President Nicolas Sarkozy and German Chancellor Angela Merkel sealed a wide-ranging cooperation programme for the next ten years in Paris on Thursday (4 February), launching 80 "concrete" projects to forge closer economic ties by 2020. EURACTIV France reports.
Public Affairs 12-10-2009

Opinion leaders seek ‘big idea’ for EU

Sizeable personalities in European business, administration and public life, including EU Information Society Commissioner Viviane Reding, met on Friday (9 October) in Brussels in an attempt to search for a 'big idea' for Europe. Reding made the case for placing "digital Europe" at the top of the new European Commission's agenda.
Central Europe 15-09-2009

Buzek ready to shape EU agenda, face the unexpected

The next five years will see great economic, environmental and institutional challenges, but the new president of the European Parliament, Polish MEP Jerzy Buzek, is ready to deal with the unexpected and eager to shape the EU agenda "in the best interests of the Union's citizens," he told EURACTIV. 
EU Priorities 2020 22-01-2009

EU ‘wise men’ group hesitates to go public

The reflection group established by EU leaders to ponder the Union's future is yet to decide whether it will do its work behind closed doors or "go public" by asking for contributions via the Internet, the group's president, Felipe Gonzalez, said yesterday (21 January).
EU Priorities 2020 16-05-2008

France promises ‘citizen-oriented’ EU Presidency

The upcoming French Presidency of the EU will adopt a citizen-oriented approach in an attempt to reconcile Europe and the French population, French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner and European Affairs Secretary Jean-Pierre Jouyet said. EURACTIV France reports.
EU Priorities 2020 24-04-2008

Malmström outlines priorities of Swedish EU Presidency

During a visit to Paris, Swedish Minister for European Affairs Cecilia Malmström outlined her country's priorities for its EU chairmanship in the second half of 2009. EURACTIV France contributed to this report from the French capital. 
Future EU 28-02-2007

EU priorities for 2007: Meeting the challenges of globalisation

Presenting the Commission's priorites for 2007, Secretary-General Catherine Day said that the EU must focus on meeting the challenges of globalisation to avoid an anti-EU backlash from citizens.
Security 26-10-2006

German coalition at odds over presidency priorities

Two months before the start of the German EU presidency, the grand coalition government that will chair EU Council meetings during the first half of 2007 has not yet found agreement on priorities for the term. EURACTIV compares the two parties' positions on key issues.
Future EU 25-10-2006

Commission issues work programme for 2007

Prosperity, solidarity, security, and a stronger voice in the world to be the basis for action in 2007.

Greece sets out Presidency aims

Greece, set to take over the rotating presidency of the European Union, vowed on 18 December to boost the Union's international presence, reinvigorate its economy and improve its immigration policy.