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Latest news on Ukraine

In a statement issued yesterday, EU High Representative Catherine Ashton expressed grave concern about the situation in Eastern Ukraine following actions undertaken by armed individuals and separatist groups. She called on the Russian… Read more

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Support Group for Ukraine

This Support Group will provide a focal point, structure, overview and guidance for the Commission’s work to support Ukraine. It will also help mobilize Member States’ expertise and further enhance coordination with other donors and… Read more

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Commissioner Füle visits Ukraine

Commissioner Füle visits Ukraine today Tuesday and Wednesday to work with the Ukrainian authorities on a number of issues regarding its implementation. Commissioner Füle will lead the European Commission’s delegation which includes Commissioner for Financial… Read more

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Council Conclusions on Ukraine

The Council adopted the following conclusions:

“1.          The European Union strongly condemns the clear violation of Ukrainian sovereignty and territorial integrity by acts of aggression by the Russian armed forces as well as the authorisation given… Read more

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Latest Developments on Ukraine

During the course of the weekend, the G7 including the President of the European Commission and President of the European Council issued a statement on Ukraine.

The statement made three key points: it “condemns the Russian… Read more

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EU Response to Events in Ukraine

Speech by Štefan Füle

European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy

European Parliament, Plenary Debate on Ukraine

Strasbourg, 26 February 2014

President, Honourable Members,

It has not even been a month since I last stood here. We have all… Read more

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Latest developments on Ukraine

The High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice President of the Commission Catherine Ashton travelled to Kiev yesterday to meet key stakeholders and discuss the support of the… Read more

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Latest developments on Ukraine

 The High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice President of the Commission Catherine Ashton travelled to Kiev yesterday to meet key stakeholders and discuss the support of the… Read more

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Speech by Commissioner Karel de Gucht: Towards the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership: Stepping up a Gear

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European Commissioner for Trade

Towards the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership: Stepping up a Gear

Atlantic Council

Washington D.C., USA, 18 February 2014

Governor Huntsman, Ambassador Kimmitt, Ladies and gentlemen,

I’ve been here these… Read more

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“Stepping up a gear”: Press Statement by EU Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht following the stocktaking meeting with USTR Michael Froman on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)

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Statement

Washington, 18 February 2014

Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen.

After three rounds of talks for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and our stocktaking meeting over the past two days, I believe we are looking… Read more

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Council conclusions on Ukraine

FOREIGN AFFAIRS Council meeting
Brussels, 10 February 2014

The Council adopted the following conclusions:

“1.       The EU follows with deep concern the situation and the continuing political crisis in Ukraine and remains ready to respond quickly to any deterioration… Read more

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EU and Ukraine: the Facts

In 2009, the European Union launched the Eastern Partnership, a program designed to foster engagement with the EU’s eastern neighbors—Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine—and offer them concrete, far-reaching support for democratic and market-oriented… Read more

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EU on recent events in Ukraine

22 January 2014

The President of the European Commission, José Manuel Barroso, said on recent events in Ukraine: “We are shocked to hear the latest news from Ukraine about deaths of protesters, and express our deepest… Read more

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Smooth Euro Changeover in Latvia

Latvia adopted the euro on 1 January, thus becoming the 18th member of the euro area. The changeover is proceeding according to plan.

According to a recent Commission survey1, already two-thirds of cash payments… Read more

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EU28 surplus up to 153 bn euro in 2012

The USA and the EFTA countries are the main partners

EU281 international trade in services2 increased in 2012, with EU28 exports of services to the… Read more

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Eastern Partnership Summit Deliverables

The 3rd Eastern Partnership Summit concluded in Vilnius, Lithuania. Closer cooperation between the European Union and its Eastern European partners – Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine – is a key… Read more

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Joint Statement by President of the European Council Herman Van Rompuy and President of the European Commission José Manuel Barroso on Ukraine

Concerning the Ukrainian decision to suspend temporarily the preparations for signing the Association Agreement and Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA), the European Union’s position remains clear. The offer of signing an unprecedented Association… Read more

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Eurogroup Statement

November 22, 2013

The euro area is making its way out of the crisis as the signs of economic recovery are becoming more visible. We are convinced that the closer coordination of Member States’ fiscal policies… Read more

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EU HR Ashton statement on Ukraine

The High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice President of the Commission, issued the following statement today:

“The EU takes note of the decision of the Government of Ukraine… Read more

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Joint Press Statement following the EU-U.S.-Justice and Home Affairs Ministerial Meeting on November 18, 2013, in Washington

European Commission Vice-President Viviane Reding and Commissioner Cecilia Malmström, representing the European Commission; Lithuanian Minister of Justice Juozas Bernatonis and Lithuanian Vice Minister of Interior Elvinas Jankevicius, representing the Lithuanian Presidency of the Council of… Read more

Women in Economic Decision-making: Viviane Reding

Vice-President Viviane Reding in Washington spoke about the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership and Data Protection

Vice-President Viviane Reding delivered a speech at an event on “Towards a more dynamic Transatlantic area of growth and investment” organized by the Peterson Institute for International Economics, the Johns Hopkins University’s School for Advanced… Read more

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European Council Conclusions

The October 24-25  European Council focused on the digital economy, innovation and services. It also looked at different economic and social policy areas and held an in-depth discussion on completing the Economic and Monetary Union…. Read more

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European Cyber Security Month

“Online security requires your participation.” That is the EU’s message to citizens about cyber security. Information and communications technology is the bedrock of today’s society and the global economy. Many vital services that deal with… Read more

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HR Ashton visits Egypt

Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the Union for foreign affairs and security policy/Vice President of the Commission, will visit Egypt from Wednesday 2 October until Thursday 3 October.

During her visit, the High Representative will meet… Read more

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Horizon 2020 Seminar in Philadelphia

Entrepreneurs, scientists, innovators and funders gathered at the Philadelphia University Science Center on Friday September 20 to hear about the upcoming opportunities in the EU’s Horizon 2020 research funding program. Over 40 participants were welcomed by Congressman Chaka… Read more

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HR Ashton: A New Deal for Somalia

Remarks by EU High Representative Catherine Ashton following the conference:

Thank you very much indeed everyone. Can I begin by saying to you, Mr President, what a great honour it is to welcome you to Brussels… Read more

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Conference – A new Deal for Somalia

The conference “A new deal for Somalia” is a high-level event organised jointly by the European Union and Somalia in Brussels.

Somalia’s eight-year transition ended in September 2012, with the peaceful handover to a new Federal… Read more

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HR Ashton on the Situation in Egypt

The High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice President of the Commission issued the following statement today:

“With dismay and great concern I have followed the events in Egypt… Read more

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HR Ashton on the Situation in Egypt

High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice President of the Commission issued the following statement today:

“I am following with great concern the ongoing situation in Egypt. Confrontation and… Read more

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HR Ashton on the latest attacks in Iraq

The High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice President of the Commission issued the following statement today

“I strongly condemn the series of terrorist attacks that recently took place… Read more

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Message from President Barroso and President van Rompuy

Mr President,

Dear Mariano,

I am deeply saddened by the terrible train accident that took place yesterday evening near Santiago de Compostela. Such a serious accident, with so many people… Read more

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Council conclusions on Egypt

Council conclusions on Egypt

The Council adopted the following conclusions:

1. The EU greatly values its relationship with Egypt and continues to stand with the Egyptian people in their struggle for dignity, democracy, social justice and a… Read more

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Catherine Ashton visits Egypt

Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice President of the Commission, visits Egypt on Wednesday.

She will meet with interim President Adly Mansour, interim Prime Minister Hezam Beblawy and other members of… Read more

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Speech by Michel Barnier: Interdependent swaps markets need interactive cross-border rules

Brookings Institution – Restoring Momentum in Transatlantic Cooperation on Financial Reform

Washington DC, 15 July 2013

Ladies and gentlemen,

I would like to thank both the Global Financial Markets Association and the Brookings Institution for inviting me to… Read more

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Update on the first round of Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership negotiations

On Wednesday July 10th,  U.S. and European Union (EU) negotiators paused Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations to meet with approximately 350 stakeholders at a series of events, including an engagement event hosted by… Read more

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Main results of the Council

The Council discussed the latest developments with respect to the Syrian crisis and repeated its call  for the end of all violence. It also reiterated the urgent need for a political solution of the conflict… Read more

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EUROPEAN COUNCIL CONCLUSIONS

EU leaders met on 22 May 2013 and they discussed tax policy, with a particular focus on how to improve the efficiency of tax collection and best tackle tax evasion and fraud with the aim of strengthening… Read more

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Speech by Karel De Gucht: The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership

TUESDAY 21 MAY 10.00-12.00
SPEECH AND DEBATE HOSTED BY THE EUROPEAN AMERICAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership
Speech by Karel De Gucht
European Commissioner for Trade
Meeting with the European American Chamber of Commerce
New York, 21… Read more

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Conference on the Blueprint for a deep and genuine EMU

Opening keynote speech  by José Manuel Durão Barroso President of the European Commission

Dear Jean-Claude

Thank you, Minister Vitor Gaspar,

Distinguished members of the European Parliament, of national parliaments, ambassadors, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen,

‘The most dangerous strategy,’… Read more

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Secretary Kerry in Brussels: EU-U.S. Reaffirm Rock-Solid Relationship

European Commission President José Manuel Barroso and European Council President Herman Van Rompuy met with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in Brussels.
Describing the EU-U.S. relationship as “rock solid,” President Barroso said their discussion centered… Read more

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Vice President Rehn’s speech at the conference: Transatlantic Economic Interdependence and Policy Challenges

“That crisis was born of excesses in financial innovation and macroeconomic imbalances – global as well as regional – that were allowed to develop unchecked during the credit boom years of the 2000s. At the… Read more

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The Future of Transatlantic Aviation and the EU-US Partnership: in Decline, or Ready to Lead Global Business?

Speech by Vice-President and Commissioner for Transport Siim Kallas

International Aviation Club/Washington

18 April 2013

Ladies and gentlemen

It is a pleasure to be back in Washington and among such distinguished company at the International Aviation Club. Thank you… Read more

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European Union and United States Law Enforcement Co-operation Making It Safer For Citizens: A Global Approach

From left: Frank Cilluffo (moderator), EU Ambassador João Vale de Almeida, Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Jane Holl Lute, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director John Morton, and Europol Director Rob Wainwright.

On Tuesday, April 16, the Delegation of… Read more