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Greece has a choice. Austerity or Bust NEW
ResEuropa 3 Years, 1 Month, 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 14 Hours, 36 Minutes ago
For Ollie Rehn to get angry, it has to be serious. The mild-mannered European Commissioner for the monetary union lashed out at Germany for saying there should be a Plan B for the Eurozone if Greece fails to implement a €28bn austerity package. Lu...
Barroso Push on Europe2020 Agenda NEW
ResEuropa 3 Years, 6 Months, 2 Days, 4 Hours, 38 Minutes ago
The European Commission President José Manuel Barroso was in London yesterday to meet with British Prime Minister David Cameron in a bid to shore up support for his flagship Europe 2020 strategy.Mr Barroso is personally spearheading the drive to ens...
Human Rights in Europe - Where does the UK stand? NEW
ResEuropa 3 Years, 6 Months, 1 Week, 2 Days, 4 Hours, 39 Minutes ago
“IT’S UP EURS”, says today’s Sun Newspaper. The headline in the Daily Express is “BRITAIN IN THE EU: THIS MUST BE THE END”. The Daily Mail’s front page reads; “DAY WE STOOD UP TO EUROPE”.Its not uncommon of course for the media in t...
EU Structural and Cohesion Funds need root and branch reform NEW
ResEuropa 3 Years, 6 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 7 Hours, 18 Minutes ago
Members of the European Parliament are refusing to approve the EU’s 2009 accounts because of irregularities in the way structural funds have been spent by Member States. The European Parliament’s Budgetary Control Committee this week demanded ass...
David Cameron's Eurosceptic Headache NEW
ResEuropa 3 Years, 7 Months, 3 Days, 22 Hours, 12 Minutes ago
The UK Prime Minister, David Cameron, this week faced down a rebellion from back-bench Conservative MPs over Europe. Even after Europe minister David Liddington promised to make last-minute changes to toughen up the European Union (Referendum Lock) B...
What 2011 has in store for the European Union NEW
ResEuropa 3 Years, 7 Months, 1 Week, 6 Days, 18 Hours, 1 Minute ago
In Paris, British Chancellor George Osborne warns other EU Member States to follow the UK’s example of implementing austere spending cuts to tackle Europe’s deficit problem; In Budapest, the European Commission President berates the Hungarian Gov...
Bail-outs and Budgets: The Big Three leading Europe NEW
ResEuropa 3 Years, 8 Months, 3 Days, 14 Hours, 47 Minutes ago
European leaders are hoping that just two sentences to be added to the Treaty will be enough to put an end to the on-going crisis that has plagued the Eurozone in 2010. EU Heads of State reached an agreement yesterday in the Justus Lipsius building i...
Hungary sets out its ambitious EU Presidency Priorities NEW
ResEuropa 3 Years, 8 Months, 1 Week, 4 Days, 8 Hours, 59 Minutes ago
The Hungarian Government has published its priorities for the Presidency of the European Union – and they have in mind a very political Presidency with a rather ambitious programme for the next six months.This is the first time Hungary has held the...
In Defence of Rompuy-Pompuy NEW
ResEuropa 3 Years, 8 Months, 1 Week, 4 Days, 9 Hours, 1 Minute ago
It’s been a full year since Herman Van Rompuy started his term as President of the European Council. On 19 November 2009, Van Rompuy was chosen unanimously by the European Council, at an informal meeting in Brussels. He took office on 1st December...
The Euro: Why we are all in it together NEW
ResEuropa 3 Years, 8 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 12 Hours, 5 Minutes ago
The European bail-out package for the Irish economy this week seems to have failed in its ultimate objective of containing the threat to the Euro. The buzz-word in Brussels is “contagion” and some serious commentators believe that a full-blown cu...
How the Irish Bail-out could mean an EU Business Tax NEW
ResEuropa 3 Years, 9 Months, 1 Day, 21 Hours, 27 Minutes ago
Ireland this week finally accepted the offer of an EU bail-out to halt a contagion spreading across the Euro-zone like wild-fire. Spain and Portugal are also vulnerable to a knock on the door from the man at the IMF and all the stops are being pulled...
Row over Euro Bailout Scheme could lead to a Treaty Referendum NEW
ResEuropa 3 Years, 9 Months, 1 Week, 2 Days, 3 Hours, 14 Minutes ago
Could we get our referendum on the Lisbon Treaty after all? After nine bad-tempered years in the making – and the many contortions of the major political parties to avoid any chance of a referendum, there is again a real prospect of the Treaty bein...
Barnier's Single Market Act - A Defining Moment for the EU? NEW
ResEuropa 3 Years, 9 Months, 1 Week, 3 Days, 59 Minutes ago
Listening to Michel Barnier, the Commissioner for the Internal Market at the European Parliament yesterday, got me thinking. Are we about to witness the start of a new phase in the growth of the single market?The ambition is big enough. The Commissio...
French-British Defence Deal could provide a breakthrough for NEW
ResEuropa 3 Years, 9 Months, 1 Week, 6 Days, 37 Minutes ago
“Sovereignty is not isolationism”; so said French President Sarkozy when he signed a historic agreement with UK Prime Minister on defence co-operation.The deal between the UK and France aims for quite some far-reaching measures that will pool the...
Maternity leave rights will test UK’s patience with Europe NEW
ResEuropa 3 Years, 9 Months, 1 Week, 6 Days, 39 Minutes ago
“Choose your battles carefully” would be Machiavelli’s advice to David Cameron. The British Prime Minister was in Brussels this week with a mission to freeze the EU budget for 2011. It is a battle he is set to lose.The showdown over the budget...
Cathy Ashton gets her EU Foreign Service – with a little help from William Hague NEW
ResEuropa 3 Years, 9 Months, 1 Week, 6 Days, 44 Minutes ago
The EU institutions have, despite some last-minute political wrangling, reached a settlement on a new European diplomacy service. The Lisbon Treaty allowed for an External Action Service with the objective of matching Europe’s economic status in th...
MEPs square up to National Governments over the EU Budget NEW
ResEuropa 3 Years, 9 Months, 1 Week, 6 Days, 54 Minutes ago
The British public is bracing itself next week for deep spending cuts when the Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne unveils plans for unprecedented reductions to departmental budgets in the Comprehensive Spending Review on Wednesday. Ireland a...
William Hague spells out plans for EU Scrutiny NEW
ResEuropa 3 Years, 10 Months, 1 Week, 6 Days, 12 Hours, 21 Minutes ago
UK Foreign Minister, William Hague this week sent a warning shot to the European Union – the sovereignty of the British parliamentary system is paramount and any future EU treaty will be put to a referendum – by law. Mr Hague was giving his keyno...
Will the UK sign up to European Economic Governance? NEW
ResEuropa 3 Years, 10 Months, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 14 Hours, 5 Minutes ago
Brussels was brought to a standstill yesterday by 100,000 trade unionists from across Europe who were demonstrating against plans being drawn up by the European Commission that would penalise member state governments that fail to rein in their defici...
Sarkozy’s “Blustery Spat” over EU Rebuke NEW
ResEuropa 3 Years, 10 Months, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 14 Hours, 11 Minutes ago
Tempers are still frayed in the Berlaymont this week. Nerves are still raw and noses not yet quite back into joint following what was probably the most ill-tempered working lunch of Europe’s leaders for a long time.Despite the earnest agenda that h...