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US citizens will need to register to visit parts of Europe starting in 2021

Monday, March 11th, 2019

by Lauren M. Johnson and Madeline Holcombe, CNN US citizens visiting parts of Europe will need authorization from the European Union come 2021. The EU announced last year it was creating a European Travel Information and Authorization System, or ETIAS, that will require “pre-travel screening for security and migration risks of travellers benefiting from visa-free access to […]

United Nations Secretary-General’s remarks on International Women’s Day 2019

Friday, March 8th, 2019

Warm greetings on International Women’s Day. This year’s observance falls at a time when our world faces many global challenges, from climate change, inequality, armed conflict, humanitarian emergencies to the weakeningof commitment to multilateralism. Gender equality and women’s rights are fundamental to addressing each of these challenges. We can only re-establish trust and rebuild global […]

Judy Asks: Europe—Is the System Broken?

Thursday, March 7th, 2019

The latest edition of Carnegie Strategic Europe’s Judy Asks column was inspired by the 6th Mercator European Dialogue on the theme “Europe: Is the System Broken?”, which was hosted by the German Marshall Fund and its project partners in Rome on February 1–3, 2019. The column features five members of parliament from the Mercator European Dialogue parliamentary network and […]

Railway safety and connectivity with the UK in the event of a no-deal Brexit – Council agrees its position

Wednesday, March 6th, 2019

The Council’s Permanent Representatives Committee today granted the Romanian presidency a mandate to negotiate with the European Parliament on a temporary extension of the validity of certain authorisations, certificates and licences to ensure continuity of train services between the EU (France and Ireland) and the United Kingdom without disruption in the event that the UK […]

Improving EU-U.S. Cooperation in Civil Society Support in Eastern Europe and the Western Balkans

Wednesday, March 6th, 2019

By Rosa Balfour, Nicolas Bouchet, and Joerg Forbrig The European Union and the United States devote considerable funds and programs to supporting civil society in Eastern Europe and the Western Balkans – support that is being confronted with old and new challenges. Closing civic space is now entrenched in many countries and the means to undermine civic actors […]

ECB and Bank of England activate currency swap arrangement for possible provision of euro to UK banks

Wednesday, March 6th, 2019

● Bank of England will offer to lend euro to UK banks on a weekly basis ● Bank of England to obtain euro from the ECB in exchange for pound sterling ● Eurosystem would stand ready to lend pound sterling to euro area banks, if a need arises The European Central Bank (ECB) and the Bank […]

For European renewal. Speech by Emmanuel Macron

Wednesday, March 6th, 2019

By Emmanuel Macron, President of the French Republic Citizens of Europe, If I am taking the liberty of addressing you directly, it is not only in the name of the history and values that unite us. It is because time is of the essence. In a few weeks’ time, the European elections will be decisive for […]

EIOPA and its Members agree on No-deal Brexit Memoranda of Understanding with the Bank of England and the Financial Conduct Authority

Tuesday, March 5th, 2019

The European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) and all National Competent Authorities (NCAs) of the European Economic Area (EEA) with competencies in insurance have agreed Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) with the Bank of England in its capacity as the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) and the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) of the United Kingdom (UK). […]

Welcoming the new European Union Ambassador to the United States

Friday, March 1st, 2019

A special welcome to EU Ambassador-Designate Stavros Lambrinidis, who begins his posting in Washington today. He most recently served as the EU Special Representative for Human Rights. Stavros Lambrinidis is the Ambassador-Designate of the European Union to the United States, as of March 1, 2019. From 2012 to February 2019, he served as the European […]

ESMA TRV: Political uncertainty Amid Growth Slowdown Weighs on Market Sentiment

Thursday, February 28th, 2019

EU financial markets are increasingly nervous, reflected in rising volatility, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) said today in its latest Trends, Risks, and Vulnerabilities (TRV) Report (No 1.2019). Uncertainty related to Brexit, amid weakening growth prospects, global trade tensions, and reduced global monetary policy stimulus have contributed to market risk remaining very high. […]