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Remarks by Donald Tusk after the meeting with Donald Trump


25.5.2017 – “During the meeting with President Trump, we discussed foreign policy, security, climate and trade relations.  My feeling is that we agreed on many areas. First and foremost, on counterterrorism, and I am sure that I do not have to explain why. But some issues remain open, like climate and trade. And I am [...]

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Manchester attack


24.5.2017 – British Prime Minister Theresa May announced armed soldiers will be deployed on Britain’s streets and raised the nation’s threat level to critical, the highest possible, as authorities are yet to confirm whether the attacker acted alone. Fear factor enters the UK election: The major parties suspended their election campaigns but the Manchester attack [...]

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Country-specific recommendations in fiscal reforms

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22.5.2017 – The European Commission has taken the next steps in the 2017 cycle of the European Semester of economic policy coordination. The package includes: country-specific recommendations (CSRs) for 27 Member States (all Member States except Greece, which is currently under a stability support programme). The recommendations require Member States’ action on the implementation of [...]

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“Teran” is and will remain a Slovenian Protected Designation of Origin registered in the EU


19.5. 2017 – The Commission adopted a delegated act specifying the conditions under which the name of the “teran” wine grape variety may appear on wine labels of the Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) “Hrvatska Istra”, a Croatian wine, allowing its producers to use the name “teran” in the labelling of their wines under specific [...]

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Europe’s Digital Progress Report


16.5. 2017 – As a key part of the Digital Single Market strategy, the European Commission has published the annual Europe’s Digital Progress Report (EDPR), which monitors progress in digital policies in the Member States. The report benchmarks developments in connectivity, digital skills, use of internet by citizens and by business, digital public services, and [...]

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cyber crime

15.5.2017 – After a worldwide cyberattack over the weekend that hit more than 200,000 victims in 150 countries, including dozens of well-known multinational companies and the U.K.’s National Health Service, Rob Wainwright, Europol’s director, urged business leaders, individuals and governments to take action against the escalating threat of cybercrime. Source: Politico

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Commission imposes duties on Chinese steel

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12.5.2017 – The Commission published definitive anti-dumping measures a new type of steel products originating in China. The latest investigation confirmed the preliminary findings that the Chinese seamless pipes had been sold in Europe at dumped prices. Chinese exports will now be taxed with an extra duty ranging from 29.2% to 54.9%. This is another [...]

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TTIP petition not stopped

12. 5. 2017 – The General Court of the European Union annulled the Commission’s decision to dismiss a European citizens’ initiative calling for an end to TTIP talks, arguing not registering a petition because talks are ongoing did not stand up. Read more : Source: Politico

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Congratulations from Donald Tusk to France


8.5.2017 – Letter of congratulations from President Donald Tusk to Emmanuel Macron on his election as President of the French Republic – The French people have elected you as their President. It is a pleasure to extend my wholehearted congratulations on your election as President of the French Republic. On behalf of the European Council [...]

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Commission opens infringement procedure against Slovenia

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The European Commission has taken the first step in an infringement procedure against Slovenia in relation to the seizure of European Central Bank (ECB) information that took place at the Central Bank of Slovenia in 2016. This step takes the form of a Letter of Formal Notice. On 6 July 2016, in the context of [...]

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Macedonia after the violence in the Parliament

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30.4. 2017- After the violence in the Macedonian parliament the Macedonian State Prosecution reported that arrested seven out of 15 people suspected of participating in the violence against MPs in Macedonia’s Parliament on 28 April.  At the same time, according to RTS, the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the US Department of Defense Hoyt Brian Yee [...]

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Slovenian administration at the EU court


The European Commission is taking Slovenia to Court of Justice of the EU for its failure to close and rehabilitate 28 illegal landfills which represent a serious risk for human health and the environment.Despite earlier warnings from the Commission, Slovenia has failed to take measures against 28 noncompliant landfills, as required by EU rules on [...]

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Better and fairer access to the national courts on environmental cases

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28.4.2017 – The European Commission adopted a guidance document on access to justice in environmental matters which clarifies how individuals and associations can challenge decisions, acts and omissions by public authorities related to EU environmental law before national courts. The Juncker Commission has taken a step forward with the publication of these guidelines, providing the [...]

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Commission legal action on Hungary


25.4. 2017The European Commission today followed up on its 12 April discussion on legal and fundamental values issues related to Hungary by taking action on two fronts: First, on the basis of an in-depth legal assessment of the Hungarian Higher Education Law of 4 April, the European Commission concluded that the law is not compatible [...]

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EU invests in transport and energy sectors


24. 4. 2017 – EU Member States approved the Commission’s proposal to invest €22.1 million in seven actions that will help develop sustainable and efficient transport and energy infrastructure. They will receive funding from the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF), one of the key funding instruments of the EU’s Energy Union strategy to promote growth, jobs [...]

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