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    EU to increase Ebola budget to €1 billion
    Oct24

    EU to increase Ebola budget to €1 billion

    Leaders of the European Union’s member states today (24 October) agreed to increase the money available to combat the Ebola epidemic to €1 billion. This nearly doubles the amount committed by the EU so far. The fresh pledges came after a two-day summit of EU leaders that had seen the UK’s prime minister, David Cameron, castigate other...

    EU leaders back €300bn investment plan
    Oct24

    EU leaders back €300bn investment plan

    European Union leaders today (24 October) formally backed a €300 billion investment scheme proposed by Jean-Claude Juncker, the incoming European Commission president. The European Council called on the Commission, together with the European Investment Bank and the Council of Ministers, to present investment options at the next Council meeting,...

    Cameron refuses to pay EU budget bill
    Oct24

    Cameron refuses to pay EU budget bill

    David Cameron, the prime minister of the UK, said today (24 October) that he will not pay a €2.1 billion bill to top-up the EU budget by a deadline of 1 December. Member states were told during the past week about adjustments to their contributions to the EU budget, but the news did not become known to the public or, apparently, to EU leaders,...

    EU leaders call for restraint by Turkey
    Oct24

    EU leaders call for restraint by Turkey

    The national leaders of the European Union’s member states have condemned Turkey for conducting a seismic survey in an area off Cyprus that has been licensed to foreign companies for the exploration of hydrocarbons. The Greek Cypriots, who control the internationally recognised government of the divided island, have suspended reunification...

    EU adopts 2030 climate targets
    Oct24

    EU adopts 2030 climate targets

    European Union leaders have adopted a package of four climate targets after many hours of intense negotiations at the European Council meeting in Brussels. Poland and other eastern European countries were reluctant to sign off on the deal, but eventually agreed to the following targets: at least 40% emissions reduction from 1990 levels by 2030...

    EU prolongs trade benefits for Ukraine
    Oct24

    EU prolongs trade benefits for Ukraine

    The European Union has agreed to grant Ukraine trade privileges until a recently agreed trade deal between the EU and Ukraine is applied, allowing a wide range of Ukrainian products – chiefly agricultural goods – to continue to enter the EU market without tariffs. The EU’s unilateral decision, which was approved by the European Parliament...

    Parliamentary notebook
    Oct23

    Parliamentary notebook

    Out with the old, in with the old MEPs this week said farewell to a familiar face and welcomed another. José Manuel Barroso, the departing president of the European Commission, gave a farewell speech to MEPs on Tuesday (21 October), in which he set out the highlights of his ten years in office. On Wednesday, the next Commission president,...

    No cold winter for EU citizens, Commission says
    Oct23

    No cold winter for EU citizens, Commission says

    The European Union’s energy system is now flexible enough to ensure that European homes would remain heated throughout a loss of supplies of Russian gas if the EU’s member states co-operate fully, the European Commission has concluded. The Commission’s study, which it published on Thursday (16 October), suggests a substantial...

    Poroshenko heading for second victory in Ukraine
    Oct23

    Poroshenko heading for second victory in Ukraine

    Ukrainians will go to the polls on Sunday (26 October) for a second time this year in parliamentary elections that are expected to give the country’s new leaders a stronger hand as they embark on wider-ranging political and economic reforms. Polls leave little doubt that the Party of Petro Poroshenko – formed by and named after the...

    Bernd Lange – driving force
    Oct23

    Bernd Lange – driving force

    Many in the European Parliament have for weeks been impatiently waiting for the hearings of the European commissioners-designate to end and for normal business to resume. One MEP, though, has been rushing around ever since this Parliament was formed in July: Bernd Lange, the German socialist who now heads the Parliament’s trade – INTA –...

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