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Austrian Presidency: focus on security, prosperity and SEE integration

The Austrian Presidency of the Council of the European Union will focus on security and the fight against illegal migration, securing prosperity and competitiveness through digitization, and stability in the European neighborhood. he motto of the Austrian Presidency is ‘A Europe that protects’. In order to achieve this objective, Austria’s approach will be based

Trade War: EU reacts to US steel and aluminium tariffs

he European Commission adopted the regulation putting in place the EU's rebalancing measures in response to the US tariffs on steel and aluminium. The measures will immediately target a list of products worth €2.8 billion and came into effect on Friday 22 June 2018. The list of US imports that will

11th EU-Montenegro Accession Conference: Ch. 17 opened

he eleventh meeting of the Accession Conference with Montenegro at Ministerial level was held in Luxembourg to open negotiations on Chapter 17 - Economic and monetary policy. The European Union delegation was led by Ms Ekaterina Zaharieva , Minister of Foreign Affairs, on behalf of the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council

Priorities for the future of the WB6 – Western Balkans Six

estern Balkan Six (WB6) comprise Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Serbia, Kosovo* and Republic of Macedonia, with a total population of about 18 million and a GDP of approximately €80 billion. While the region had seen above EU average growth rates of 5.3% in the early 2000s, today these economies show

European Union: Spring 2018 Economic Forecast

Growth rates for the EU and the euro area beat expectations in 2017 to reach a 10-year high at 2.4%. Growth is set to remain strong in 2018 and ease only slightly in 2019, with growth of 2.3% and 2.0% respectively in both the EU and the euro area. rivate consumption

In 2018 ECB ends production and issuance of 500 EUR banknote

he Governing Council of the European Central Bank (ECB) concluded a review of the denominational structure of the Europa series back in 2016. It was decided to permanently stop producing the 500 EURbanknote and to exclude it from the Europa series, taking into account concerns that this banknote could facilitate

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

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