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Brexit: European Commission recommends the European Council (Article 50) to endorse the agreement reached on the revised Protocol on Ireland / Northern Ireland and revised Political Declaration

Thursday, October 17th, 2019

The European Commission has today recommended the European Council (Article 50) to endorse the agreement reached at negotiator level on the Withdrawal Agreement, including a revised Protocol on Ireland / Northern Ireland, and approve a revised Political Declaration on the framework of the future EU-UK relationship. The Commission also recommends that the European Parliament give […]

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Remarks by Chief Negotiator Barnier at the press conference on the Commission Recommendation to the European Council to endorse the agreement reached on the revised Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland and revised Political Declaration

Thursday, October 17th, 2019

“Check against delivery” Mesdames et Messieurs, Aujourd’hui, nous avons trouvé un accord avec le gouvernement britannique sur le retrait ordonné du Royaume-Uni et le cadre de notre future relation. C’est le résultat d’un travail intensif des deux équipes de négociateurs, l’équipe britannique et notre propre équipe, que je veux personnellement remercier pour leur ténacité et leur professionnalisme, mais aussi, […]

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Remarks by President Juncker at the joint press conference with Boris Johnson, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

Thursday, October 17th, 2019

“Check against delivery” Good to see you and good to see the Prime Minister, my friend Boris Johnson. We have a deal. And this deal means that there is no need for any kind of prolongation. This is a fair and balanced agreement. It is testament to our commitment to finding solutions. It provides certainty […]

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The EU is working together for the secure roll-out of 5G networks across the union, leading the way for a digital transformation of European societies. A new report provides insight into potential cybersecurity risks.

Tuesday, October 15th, 2019

Today, Member States, with the support of the Commission and the European Agency for Cybersecurity published a report on the EU coordinated risk assessment on cybersecurity in Fifth Generation (5G) networks. This major step is part of the implementation of the European Commission Recommendation adopted in March 2019 to ensure a high level of cybersecurity of 5G networks […]

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How can we mobilize private finance for climate-friendly investments?

Tuesday, October 15th, 2019

Watch this Friday’s launch of the International Platform on Sustainable Finance (IPSF) with European Commission Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis and IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva to find out. The International Platform on Sustainable Finance: A Global Approach for Financing the Green Transition Friday, October 18, 2019 2:00 PM EDT / 06:00 PM GMT   Click […]

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Its Official: European American Chamber of Commerce Expands Network to The Netherlands

Friday, October 11th, 2019

New York/Amsterdam — The newest chapter of the European American Chamber of Commerce (EACC) was formally opened with an inaugural board meeting on June 21st in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.  “This is an important milestone for our trading and investment relationships with the United States,” said newly nominated Board President Myrthe Görtzen a Partner at the […]

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Widening Gaps: Regional Inequality within Advanced Economies

Wednesday, October 9th, 2019

Differences in economic performance between regions within countries can be large and sometimes even larger than between countries. For example, average real GDP per person in the United States is about 90 percent higher than in Slovakia. At the same time, within the United States, per capita GDP in the state of New York is […]

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Commission launches new edition of the Cultural and Creative Cities Monitor 2019

Tuesday, October 8th, 2019

Today, the European Commission released the second edition of its Cultural and Creative Cities Monitor, a tool designed to benchmark and boost the creative and cultural potential of European cities, which is vital to driving economic growth and social cohesion. After the success of the first edition in 2017, the 2019 release presents an updated […]

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Mediterranean and Black Seas: Commission proposes fishing opportunities for 2020

Tuesday, October 8th, 2019

Today, the Commission has adopted its first ever proposal on fishing opportunities covering both the Mediterranean and the Black Seas. With this proposal, the Commission is delivering on the political commitments made in the MedFish4Ever and Sofia Declarations to promote sustainable management of fish stocks in the Mediterranean and the Black Seas. It reflects the […]

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The Difficulties with the New UK Backstop Proposals

Monday, October 7th, 2019

By John Bruton, former Irish Prime Minister (Taoiseach) There is, at last, some movement in the Brexit negotiation. On the UK side, Boris Johnson previously insisted on the Irish backstop being scrapped. Now he is making proposals (unacceptable so far to the EU) to rewrite it. On the EU side, there is a movement too. […]

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