EU news

Thursday, 19 November 2009

Appointment the new EU's key posts

European Heads of State and Government today will have a working dinner in Brussels to appoint the new EU's key posts, ahead of the entry into force of the Treaty of Lisbon.


Monday, 2nd November 2009

EU-USA Summit

The EU - USA Summit will be held in Washington tomorrow. Barak Obama will be the host to the Prime Minister of Sweden Fredrick Reinfeldt, representing the Swedish EU Presidency. The meeting will also be attended by the President of the European Commission José Manuel Barroso and the EU High Representative for the Common Foreign and Security Policy Javier Solana. 


Thursday, 29th October 2009

EU Summit in Brussels

The EU Summit will be held on 29th and 30th October in Brussels. The EU leaders will discuss global warming and the future of the Lisbon Treaty, which cannot enter into force until it is ratified by all the EU member countries. The only signature missing is that of Czech President Václav Klaus.     


Friday, 16th October 2009


During yesterday’s meeting of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the European Parliament, several MEPs expressed their support for the recommendation of the European Commission for opening the accession negotiations with Macedonia. The MEPs called for visa liberalization for the Balkans, as well as implementation of the Ankara Protocol. 


Tuesday 20th October 2009

The Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs of the European Parliament Supported the Visa Liberalization Report

Late Monday the European Parliament Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs supported the report on annulment of visas for Western Balkans countries Macedonia, Serbia and Montenegro as of January 1, 2010. Only one MEP voted against the report, and two MEPs abstained.  


Wednesday, 14th October 2009

Positive Report for the Republic of Macedonia

The European Commission published the positive 2009 Progress Report for the Republic of Macedonia, which means that the Republic of Macedonia, after being a candidate country for four years, will open the accession negotiations for EU membership.  


Tuesday 13th October 2009

Poland Ratified the Lisbon Treaty

On 10th October the President of the Republic of Poland Mr. Lech Kaczyński signed the Decree on the Lisbon Treaty, thus completing the ratification of the European reform agreement of his county. After this ratification, the President of the Czech Republic Mr. Václav Klaus is the only one left to sign the Lisbon Treaty, in order for it to enter into force.


Wednesday, 7th October 2009

October Plenary Session in Brussels

The main topic of the debate of the political groups from the European Parliament, held on 7th and 8th October, with the President of the European Commission Mr. José Manuel Barroso and the President of the Council - the Prime Minister of Sweden Mr. Fredrik Reinfeld, will be the results of the Irish referendum on the Lisbon Treaty. 


Monday, 5th October 2009

Ireland says yes to the Lisbon Treaty

At the second Referendum on the Lisbon Treaty 67.3% of the citizens of Ireland voted “Yes”, and 32.87% were against the treaty. Only 2 of Ireland's 43 constituencies have rejected the ratification of the Lisbon Treaty.


Monday 5th October 2009

EU- Brazil Summit in Stockholm

The Third Summit of EU and Brazil, in the framework of the strategic partnership, which was established on the First Summit in Lisbon in July 2009, will be held tomorrow in Stockholm.


Friday, 31 july 2009

€63 million from European Commission for research projects for Africa’s help

The European Commission launched a call for proposals entirely dedicated to research for Africa. Africa continues to face serious challenges to sustain its development and research can develop solutions. Up to €63 million will be allocated to research projects in 2010 aiming to improve health conditions, and water and food security in Africa.


Wednesday, 22nd July 2009

Sweden's Foreign Affairs Minister made a coment about visa exemptions, Cyprus question, Iceland's membership application and situacion in Iran and Honduras

At the meeting of the European Parliament's Committee on Foreign Affairs, Sweden's Foreign Affairs Minister Carl Bildt presents the Swedish Presidency. He said that citizens of Macedonia, Serbia and Montenegro will be able to travel freely in the Schengen area from 1 January 2010 and made a coment about decision to exclude Bosnia-Herzegovina from a plan to waive visa requirements.


Thursday, 23rd July, 2009

European Commission with new measures to combat the crisis

The European Commission adopted new measures aimed at simplifying management rules for the Cohesion Policy. In the context of the current crisis, the aim is to boost the European economy by improving the conditions for launching more projects in the regions. As part of the measures to combat the crisis, the Commission may reimburse 100% of the costs declared by the Member States for projects financed by the European Social Fund (ESF) in 2009 and 2010.


Tuesday, 21 july 2009

European Parliament's committees complete elections of chairs and vice-chairs

The inaugural meetings of the European Parliament's committees were completed yesterday with the eight remaining committees and the two subcommittees electing their chairs and vice-chairs for the next 2,5 years.


Thursday, 30Th July 2009

European Commission adopt Report for eradicate discrimination

EU legislation has benefited workers through broader protection against discrimination based on gender and clearer definitions of discrimination, says a European Commission report adopted yesterday. The report identifies the main problems and good practices in implementing the Directive 2002/73/EC, which aims to promote equal treatment for men and women in access to employment, vocational training and promotion, and working conditions.