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The European Commission, the executive arm of the 28-nation European Union, in December took the unprecedented step of triggering Article 7 of the EU Treaty against Poland, stepping up pressure on Warsaw over controversial changes to the country's justice system. But the head of the Polish Prime ...
It could be stripped of its voting rights in the bloc under the Article 7 procedure of the EU treaty -covering systemic threats to the rule of law - which had never been previously used against an EU state. However, Poland's ally Hungary, which has also clashed with Brussels over democracy issues, has vowed ...

Joining the eurozone is a fundamental goal of the National Liberal Party, but looking at what you have done so far and at the convergence criteria set under the Maastricht Treaty, we see that you and the government you are heading do not pursue this goal and your move today is purely propagandistic," the ...
Croatians protest over gender in EU treaty. Thousands of Croatians, who object to the definition of gender as a "social role", have protested in the capital Zagreb against ratifying a European treaty. ReutersMarch 24, 201811:06pm. Thousands of Croat conservatives have protested against the proposed ...
The European Commission in December took the unprecedented step of triggering Article 7 of the EU Treaty against Poland, stepping up pressure on Warsaw over the controversial changes to the judicial system. The move means that the EU's executive wants the bloc's member states to declare that the ...
If Warsaw fails to satisfy Brussels, it could be stripped of voting rights in the bloc under the Article 7 procedure of the EU treaty -- covering systemic threats to the rule of law -- which had never been previously used against an EU state. However, Poland's ally Hungary, which has also clashed with Brussels ...

The European Commission in December took the unprecedented step of triggering Article 7 of the EU Treaty against Poland, stepping up pressure on Warsaw over the controversial changes to the judicial system. The move means that the EU's executive wants the bloc's member states to declare that the ...
A group of pro-Remain Scottish politicians has won the latest round of a legal bid to secure a ruling that Brexit could be unilaterally halted. They want Scotland's highest civil court to refer their case to the European Court of Justice for a definitive decision on whether Britain could unilaterally revoke Article 50 ...
The Treaty on European Union's description of PESCO is vague, and deliberately so. It mentions "more binding commitments", "with a view to the most demanding missions", to fulfil "the Union level of ambition", but what exactly is the ambition of the European Union in the use of military force sphere?
And although the Treaty on European Union expressed at least an aspiration to “mutual defence” it qualifies it in Article 42, guaranteeing that the EU “shall not prejudice the specific character of the security and defence policy of certain Member States” (ie neutral states ). Brexit has changed the calculation ...
But the UK government said: "The EU treaty provisions state that only citizens of EU member states are able to hold EU citizenship. Therefore, when the UK ceases to be a member of the European Union, British nationals will no longer hold EU citizenship unless they hold dual nationality with another EU ...
Even with the inclusion of Corbyn's vote against the Maastricht Treaty, the Labour Leader still voted in favour of the EU more than he voted against it. It is commonly reported that Corbyn opposed the Lisbon Treaty in 2008. The Lisbon Treaty is an international agreement signed by EU member states that ...
By 422 to 147 votes, the EP adopted a resolution to back the EU Commission's proposal to activate article 7 of the EU treaty and to ask Poland to address the risk. Article 7 of the EU Treaty, which has so far never been used, provides a mechanism for preventing breaches of EU values and deciding ...
Sir John, who served as Prime Minister between 1990 and 1997, frequently clashed with his Eurosceptic cabinet ministers about Europe. Even former Lady Thatcher supported a Tory rebellion against the Maastricht Treaty, which implemented further European integration. She accused Sir John of "putting ...
The draft Brexit treaty proposed by the EU demonstrates “complete and utter contempt” for Northern Ireland's constitutional position in the UK and for the Belfast Agreement, according to UUP leader Robin Swann. His frank assessment was echoed by his party's MEP Jim Nicholson and TUV leader Jim ...
RUUD Lubbers, who has died aged 78, was the prime minister of the Netherlands who guided his country through economic turmoil to prosperity and helped shape the foundations of the European Union when he brokered the Maastricht Treaty. From 2001 he was also UN high commissioner for refugees ...
Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov has said that the ruling GERB party is withdrawing a European treaty designed to combat violence against women from ratification in parliament over opposition expressed by religious and political groups. The center-right government, led by Borissov, submitted the ...

The Article 7 procedure was designed to deter member states from advancing policies that threaten democratic institutions. The European Commission has triggered it after Poland enacted controversial judicial reforms. Symbolbild Lissabon-Vertrag (EC AV Service). Article 7 is a mechanism of the Lisbon ...
Hungary's law on the allocation of licenses for the operation of brick-and-mortar casinos and that relating to the grant of licenses for the provision of online casino services are incompatible with EU's treaty for the free movement of services across the union, according to the Court of Justice of the European ...
THERESA May will today elevate a spiralling new Brexit row by refusing to sign an EU treaty to enshrine December's landmark divorce deal in law. The PM is furious with Brussels negotiators for ripping up joint pledges over the Irish border. Theresa May will today refuse to sign EU treaty enshrining divorce ...
The figure marked the fourth annual surplus in a row in Europe's powerhouse, which has no longer had any difficulty sticking to the European budget deficit rules as laid down in the Maastricht Treaty and stipulating that governments' fresh borrowing must not exceed 3 percent of gross domestic product.
Across five years he would cover the fall of Berlin Wall, the breakup of the Soviet Union, the Maastricht Treaty, Nelson Mandela's release from prison, the end of apartheid, and the Oslo peace process. It was “all good news,” Brooks said, except for the one story he mostly ignored: Civil war in Yugoslavia.
But officials said leaders were likely to reject that call, because the EU treaty obliges them only to "take into account"the results of European elections, but not to have their choice limited to a parliamentary short-list. The leaders are likely, however, to agree to a proposal to cut the number of parliamentary ...
RUUD Lubbers, who has died aged 78, was the prime minister of the Netherlands who guided his country through economic turmoil to prosperity and helped shape the foundations of the European Union when he brokered the Maastricht Treaty. From 2001 he was also UN high commissioner for refugees ...
We need to remember that the border was dismantled not in response to an EU treaty, but in order to achieve peace. The watchtowers, checkpoints and guns were removed because that is what was agreed in the Good Friday agreement, not because both countries are EU members. Having said that, there ...
The minister spoke ahead of Prime Minister Theresa May, who is to propose a unique new UK-EU treaty on security and urge Europe's leaders to show "real political will" to protect and enhance existing cooperation after Brexit. She will call on the European Union to maintain the safety of the bloc after Brexit ...
The warning came after Theresa May used her speech to propose a new UK-EU treaty to maintain defence and security cooperation after Brexit to keep citizens safe. Britain is the only EU member to spend 2 per cent of GDP on defence and leads two EU military missions, while also sending troops to ...
... in Munich on Saturday. Photograph: Hannibal Hanschke/Reuters. The EU could put its citizens at risk if it allows ideology or rigid institutions to blind its leaders to the need to cooperate against terror threats, Theresa May will say on Saturday, proposing a new UK-EU treaty on intelligence and security.
May: UK will not wait to take back control of defence and foreign policy. UK News | Published: 6 hours ago | Last Updated: 5 hours ago. Common policy on foreign and security areas grew out of the Maastricht Treaty so the move is likely to please Brexiteers. shares ...
When quoting a man, his words should be judged by taking his character into consideration. All words ever uttered by Winston Churchill were those of Britain's greatest patriot and should be seen in that light. Europe and the European Union, EU, are two very different entities. Brexit is not anti-Europe, it is ...
Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov has said that the ruling GERB party is withdrawing a European treaty designed to combat violence against women from ratification in parliament over opposition expressed by religious and political groups. The center-right government, led by Borissov, submitted the ...
“We want to remain in the EU only if we can renegotiate all the treaties which limit our full and legitimate sovereignty, in practical terms returning to the European Economic Union which preceded the Maastricht Treaty,” the programme says. Berlusconi says Italy should respect the EU's budget deficit ceiling ...
A cross-party group of parliamentarians has lost an early-stage bid to secure a European court ruling on Brexit. Seven politicians from four parties, not including the Conservatives, believe the UK Parliament could unilaterally halt the Brexit process if the final deal is deemed unacceptable by the Commons.
Mutende Musonda, an MBA graduate from Maastricht School of Management (MSM), is working to modernize agriculture and boost food security in his native Zambia. A former official in the Ministry of Agriculture, he's set to design commercially-viable business models for farmer training centers, to be rolled ...
Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Croatia and Romania belong to the EU, but do not currently meet the criteria for joining the eurozone. Timeline:February 1992 - The Maastricht Treaty (officially - The Treaty on European Union) is signed by the 12 member countries of the European Community.
Today, Mateusz Morawiecki meets with European Commission Vice President Frans Timmermans. The visit comes as EU member states consider penalties for Poland's infringement of European 'rule of law' standards regarding judicial and media reforms. Poland's recent cabinet reshuffle marks an attempt ...
A day after urging British Prime Minister Theresa May to reverse Brexit before it happens in March 2019, the head of the European Union's executive arm said the UK can always re-apply for membership after departing. Juncker cited the EU treaty's Article 49, which invites any European state that respects ...
As coalition talks between Germany's CDU, CSU and SPD parties have cleared the first hurdle, it looks likely that Angela Merkel will end up heading a grand coalition government in the next eight weeks. Including Martin Schulz in the government will inevitably raise questions about his recent proposal for a ...
The United Kingdom submitted on 29 March 2017 the notification of its intention to withdraw from the Union pursuant to Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union. This means that unless a ratified withdrawal agreement1 establishes another date, all Union primary and secondary law will cease to apply to ...
EU President Donald Tusk warned that Poland's right-wing government could try to drive the country out of the European Union if it stops being a net recipient of bloc funding, in an interview published on Wednesday. The former liberal Polish premier and arch-rival of the governing Law and Justice (PiS) ...
... a new impetus to relations between Warsaw and Brussels.” In a major escalation against one of the bloc's biggest states, Brussels last month triggered article seven of the EU treaty over what it sees as “systemic threats” to the independence of the Polish judiciary from the nation's right-wing government.
A new survey by pollsters CBOS shows 92 per cent of the Polish population wants to remain in the EU, up three per cent on the last poll – with just eight per cent wanting to leave, down three per cent. Late last year the European Commission recommended the triggering of the EU treaty's Article 7.1 against ...
Aged 38, he was first elected to parliament in 1987 as MP for Boothferry - which later became his current constituency Haltemprice and Howden. In 1992, he was a government whip who worked on pushing through the Maastricht treaty, which led to the euro and greater integration of the European Union.
The corrective arm already exists, in the form of Article 7 of the EU Treaty which suspends the voting rights of a member breaching European values and a rule of law framework introducing dialogue before such a penalty is triggered. The flaw of these mechanisms is that they assume member states are ...
Late last year the European Commission's Vice-President Frans Timmermans announced that the EU would invoke Article 7 of the EU treaty against Poland 'with a heavy heart' for what he described as: “legislative changes [meaning] the executive or legislative powers are now set up in such a way that the ...
During the referendum on the EU's treaty with Ukraine in April 2016 there was a lot of criticism of the way subsidies were distributed and dozens of organisations had to pay money back. The most controversial of the 'no' campaigns was a grant of nearly €41,500 for the production of toilet rolls with ...
The European Commission's unprecedented step of triggering Article 7 of the EU Treaty means that the EU's executive wants the bloc's member states to declare that the rule of law in Poland is under threat. Under the procedure, a majority of four-fifths of EU members -- 22 countries -- can now determine ...
From its beginnings as the European Coal and Steel Community in 1952 and later the European Economic Community, to the Maastricht Treaty in 1992, ... More pointedly, PESCO was mentioned directly in 2009's Treaty on European Union, Article 42(6): “Member States whose military capabilities fulfill ...
The confidential 1992 cabinet minutes released by the National Archives on Friday show that the ERM crisis sparked an upsurge in Euroscepticism on the Tory backbenches and that opposition to the Maastricht treaty swelled to “about 100 Conservative MPs”. Minutes taken two weeks after Black ...
In the aftermath of the tumult over the decision to leave the European Exchange Rate Mechanism (ERM) in September 1992 the cabinet discussed how the scale of the rebellion over the Maastricht Treaty had grown to 100 Tory MPs, according to newly released minutes. Black Wednesday, on September ...


 

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