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2014-02-10 12:24:29

WASHINGTON, Feb. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The upcoming European elections and how their outcome will affect the EU-US relationship will be the topic of a National Press Club Newsmakers news conference on Tuesday, February 11. Addressing the issue will be Jaume Duch Guillot, the European Parliament's spokesperson and director of media, along with Thibault Lesenecal, acting director of the European Parliament's web communications unit. (Logo:...

2013-02-08 20:22:03

WASHINGTON, Feb, 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- European leaders today reached an important agreement on a balanced and growth-oriented common budget for the European Union. Noting that this compromise shows a sense of collective responsibility from Europe's leaders, European Council President Herman Van Rompuy highlighted that the 2014-2020 budget is future-oriented, realistic, and driven by pressing concerns. "I'm satisfied that all along this negotiation we kept the bigger picture...

Conference On EU Space Policy January 29-30
2013-01-28 13:47:43

ESA The fifth high-level Conference on EU Space Policy, 'Building Up a Global Tool for Global Challenges', takes place on 29—30 January at the Charlemagne building of the European Commission in Brussels. The conference will be a unique opportunity to examine and debate the state of the space programs launched by the EU, such as Galileo for satellite navigation and Copernicus for Earth observation, and to look to the future of this key area of EU policy, with a large and diverse...

2012-09-24 14:20:30

WASHINGTON, Sept. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso today stressed the European Union's support for the United Nations General Assembly first ever High Level Meeting on the Rule of Law. He pointed out that the topic means a lot to the EU as a Union of values and a community of law. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120924/DC80158) "The rule of law is a core principle of the international system that this great institution - the...

2009-03-20 09:27:19

European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso in Brussels dismissed the notion that U.S. and European economic strategies clashed. On the final day of a European summit, Barroso said, what I see as a trend is convergence and not at all that there's some big fight, the Financial Times reported Friday. With an April 2 meeting scheduled in London among Group of 20 countries, the media has played up the U.S. strategy of pushing for more stimulus spending, an option European leaders have been...

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2009-03-19 11:48:26

European Commission President Jose Barroso said eurozone member states should focus their financial resources on social problems as well as banks. On the eve of a two-day meeting in Brussels, Barroso said it would be a fundamental error to have leaders focus on financial regulation and skip social consequences of the economic crisis, the EU Observer reported Thursday. It would be unacceptable that EU leaders meet at the highest level and that they discuss the problems of the banks and not...

2008-10-13 09:00:15

Update: Eurozone leaders hold emergency summit on financial crisis PARIS, Oct. 12 (Xinhua) -- Leaders from the eurozone countries met in Paris on Sunday for their first ever summit in an urgent bid to seek a joint response to the spreading financial crisis. "This meeting's purpose is to draw up a joint action plan for the euro area member states and the European Central Bank (ECB) in response to the current financial crisis," the French government, which holds the European Union (EU)...

2008-06-14 06:00:08

Text of report by independent German news agency ddp Berlin / Dublin (ddp) - For the present, the EU Reform Treaty has come to grief on the rocks of the Irish "no" vote. In a referendum, 53.4 per cent of the votes were cast against the Lisbon Treaty, intended to make the European Union fit for the 21st century. This means that the EU will not as planned acquire a president and a foreign minister from 2009, or endow its members for the first time with the right to depart the Union....