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Progress Report on Montenegro 2018

Key findings of the 2018 Progress Report on Montenegro Political criteria he reporting period has been marked by the low level of trust towards the electoral framework and the prolonged parliamentary boycott by the entire opposition since the October 2016 parliamentary elections. Returning the political debate to the Parliament is the responsibility

Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the EU 2018 – Priorities and Programme

On January 1, 2018, a decade after its accession to the EU, Bulgaria took over the rotating Presidency of the Council of the EU for the first time. Presidency represents a great honor, but a great responsibility too. For six months Bulgaria will be the main driving force for the tasks

US Congress: Facts And Figures

ongress is the legislative branch of the US system of government and is divided into two chambers: the House of Representatives (lower chamber) and the Senate (upper chamber). The formal powers of Congress are set out in Article 1 of the US Constitution, and include making laws, collecting revenue, borrowing

10th EU-Montenegro Accession Conference: Chapters 2 and 3 opened

The tenth meeting of the Accession Conference with Montenegro at Ministerial level was held today in Brussels to open negotiations on Chapter 2 - Freedom of movement for workers, and Chapter 3 - Right of establishment and freedom to provide services. The European Union delegation was led by Mr Sven

New EU agencies locations decided on – coin toss!

The headquarters of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) will be moved to Amsterdam after Brexit, EU affairs ministers announced. The European Banking Authority, also currently in London, will move to Paris. The decision follows months of intensive lobbying. 6273

EU Budget 2018: Agreement reached

The Council and the European Parliament reached agreement on an EU budget for 2018 that strongly reflects the EU's main policy priorities. Total commitments are set at €160.1 billion and payments at €144.7 billion.Märt Kivine, deputy finance minister of Estonia and chief Council negotiator for the 2018 EU budget said: "We have strived

EU – 10 years since the start of the economic crisis

he global financial crisis began 10 years ago and led to the European Union's worst recession in its six-decade history. The crisis did not start in Europe but EU institutions and Member States needed to act resolutely to counter its impact and address the shortcomings of the initial set-up of

Priorities of the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the EU

nity through balance - that's the motto of the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the European Union. Europe has plenty of common ground to come together to successfully tackle all the challenges and make the most of all the possibilities that face us today. We must facilitate openness in

EK: Paket proširenja EU za 2016. godinu

vropska komisija objavila je godišnji paket proširenja. U njemu se ocjenjuje sprovođenje ključnih političkih i privrednih reformi u zemljama Zapadnog Balkana i Turskoj te se navodi što je potrebno da se uradi kako bi se odgovorilo na preostale izazove. Između ostalog, Komisija preporučuje da države članice razmotre otvaranje pristupnih pregovora sa

EU-Canada summit: CETA signed

U leaders and the Canadian Prime Minister met in Brussels for the 16th EU-Canada summit. Donald Tusk, President of the European Council,  Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission, Robert Fico, Prime Minister of Slovakia holding the Council rotating presidency, and  Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada signed the EU-Canada Comprehensive