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Bulgaria currently holds its first, historic presidency of the Council of Ministers of the EU: in these very same months, however, the main international observers ... lack of transparency on media ownership, and use of public funds (including EU funds) for preferential government-sponsored media financing.
SINGAPORE: The negotiation outcomes of a free trade agreement between Singapore and the European Union have been presented to the European Council, a development hailed by the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) on Friday (Apr 20) as an "important step" in the ratification process of the ...

European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini has held talks with prime ministers of the Western Balkans countries, encouraging them to "further deepen and address with renewed energy" the work needed for the EU future of their countries, the European External Action Service (EEAS) said.
In the first step towards signing and concluding the European Union-Singapore Free Trade Agreement (EUSFTA), the European Commission has presented the outcome of the negotiations to the European Council. The initialled agreement now needs to be approved by the Council of Ministers and ...
Sweden and Portugal both support 35% for renewables, while Germany, Austria, France, the Netherlands, Denmark and Luxembourg all want an increase in the 27% red-line provisionally approved by the EU Council of Ministers. It's a similar story for energy efficiency, where Sweden and France both ...
The four pieces of legislation are also part of a shift in EU policy towards a circular economy, i.e. a system where the value of products, materials and ... By 2025, at least 55% of municipal waste (from households and businesses) should be recycled, says the text, as agreed with Council of Ministers. recycling

... the proposal is not going to result in corporate tax revenue loss," said an EU diplomat, who spoke to Bloomberg Tax April 18 on the condition of anonymity. "As this proposal requires unanimity in the Council of Ministers it is necessary to ensure all national capitals that there will be no winners and losers.".
The Council of Ministers adopted further country-wide strategies on areas such as environment and rural development. However, with ... The coordination mechanism on EU matters has started to function as of June 2017 with the preparation of country's answers to the Commission's Opinion Questionnaire.
The European Council of Ministers on April 16 gave the green light to formally adopt its position on the regulation of the Eu's trade defence instruments after having reached a political agreement with the European Parliament in December 2017. The revised trade defence instruments are designed to ...
EU countries are preparing to back Western air strikes on Syria, the same way they backed the UK on Russia's chemical attack on a former spy. The EU statement on Syria's use of chemical weapons against civilians is to come from foreign ministers meeting in Luxembourg on Monday (16 April), two days ...
The Tanaiste says the EU will examine what it can do to bring a peaceful end to the conflict in Syria. Speaking ahead of a meeting in Luxembourg, Simon Coveney says the Council of Ministers will also take stock of relations with Russia. Over the weekend senior European figures backed the military action ...
"The Council is supportive of all efforts aimed at the prevention of the use of chemical weapons," EU foreign ministers said jointly in Luxembourg Monday after France, the UK, and the US bombed Syrian military facilities on Saturday. The "targeted" strikes had "the sole objective to prevent further use of ...
Real power in the EU springs from the ability to block unwelcome measures. Even though the council of ministers rarely holds votes and most decisions are reached in the end by consensus, the key to achieving your desired outcome is to marshal a blocking minority. That gives you a voice in negotiations ...
All of the EU VAT proposals require the unanimous consent of the 28 EU member states in the Council of Ministers. The European Parliament only has a consultative role on EU tax legislation. Both proposals have become politically entangled. The Czech Republic conditioned its approval of the 2016 EU ...
In a statement issued last week, the EC said that the provisional agreement would be the first ever EU legislation focusing on the CO2 emissions from HDVs. The EC Commissioner ... The provisional agreement must now be formally approved by the European Parliament and Council of Ministers. Following ...
The decree of the President of the Council of Ministers 25 January 2018 n. 12[2] defines the modalities for the establishment of SEZ, including interregional SEs; their duration; the criteria for identifying and delimiting the SEZ area; the criteria governing company access; general coordination of development ...
Bosnia's mainly Serbian entity, Republika Srpska, will withdraw its consent to a strategy for rural development of Bosnia for 2018 to 2021, if Bosnia's government, the Council of Ministers, does not meet some of its demands, the RS government said on March 30. It said the Bosnian government "should ...

The provisional agreement must now be formally approved by the European Parliament and Council of Ministers bringing together the national governments of the EU Member States. Following approval, the Regulation will be published in the EU's Official Journal and enter into force 20 days later.
Divjak said she would raise the topic of brain circulation at the European Union Council of Ministers and that it should become the motto of Croatia's presidency in the first half of 2020. We have to see which mechanisms, whether it's the economy or education and science, enable brain circulation, in order to ...
According to the EU draft, the UK Parliament will cease to be informed of new EU legislation, and as a consequence, it loses the opportunity to give its opinion. Britain will, of course, lose voting rights in the big EU institutions – European Parliament and the Council of Ministers and it will lose its ...
This deadline is necessary to ensure that the text can be ratified by the UK, and on the EU side, by the Council of Ministers and the European Parliament in time for Brexit day, set for March 29, 2019. The ticking Brexit clock is as loud as ever until the Withdrawal Agreement is ratified and implemented.
Council of Ministers: A European Union body that represents member states' national governments. It is made up of government ministers from all member states who meet regularly. Together with the European Parliament, the council has the power to make EU laws and decide the budget. Customs union: ...
“I think at the end of the Council of Ministers summit, there will be an agreement, I hope, to condemn what happened in Salisbury. To demand the chemical weapons inspectors have access to all sites, in all parts of the world, including Russia and that we have that serious and robust dialogue with Russia.”.
In a ruling on Thursday (22 March), the European Court of Justice stated that the results of the infamous 'trilogue' meetings that decide EU laws are a ... of the Commission's legislative proposal; the positions of the European Parliament and Council of Ministers; and the provisional compromise text. The case ...
Poland has filed its response to EU objections on judicial reform, but European ministers did not take kindly to its previous paper on the affair. Warsaw sent its document to Brussels late on Tuesday (20 March), shortly before the expiration of a European Commission deadline at midnight.
EU foreign ministers had an "exchange of views" on new Russia sanctions in the margins of Monday's (19 March) meeting, Lithuania's Linas Linkevicius told EUobserver, while Greece objected to blaming Russia for the UK attack. The ministers met after Russian leader Vladimir Putin secured six more ...
EU foreign ministers had an "exchange of views" on new Russia sanctions in the margins of Monday's (19 March) meeting, Lithuania's Linas Linkevicius told EUobserver, while Greece objected to blaming Russia for the UK attack. The ministers met after Russian leader Vladimir Putin secured six more ...
The Council of Ministers says it has identified areas where it may need to draw up new policies, while affirming its commitment to relax work permit laws. ... 'This is essential, as failure to comply and properly position the Isle of Man may result in a loss or diminution in the island's ability to trade with the EU, ...
And Mr Barnier said of the next steps: “This will be presented by me on Friday at the invitation of Donald Tusk with Jean-Clade Juncker to the EU council of ministers. “Before that, tomorrow, I will be meeting ministers from 27 members states during general affairs council and will be meeting Brexit steering ...
But many of those paid to worry about these things in business and the City fear that the EU 27's governments – the politician sitting around the council of ministers table next week – are woefully ignorant, too preoccupied with their own domestic problems to realise the risks that a hard Brexit would mean for ...
Brussels officials also fear a lawsuit would not stand if they tried to bring a case against the tariffs before the World Trade Organisation (WTO), an internal paper of the EU Council of Ministers reads. EU member states have been warned not to be “overly optimistic” about it too being absolved from Trump's ...
... the Council of the European Union on tougher enforcement of intellectual property rights. But the group raised concern that the conclusions failed to recognise the steady rise in the EU of patent-assertion entities, or patent trolls. The European Council of ministers on 12 March adopted a set of conclusions ...
In seeking to promote the sustainability of its own EU stocks, the CFP dictates that the EU Council of Ministers determine the annual Total Allowable Catch (TAC) for each stock based on scientific advice from select advisory bodies. Country-specific proportions of those TACs are then allocated based on ...
The agreement signed by representatives of the European Investment Bank and the BiH Council of Ministers envisages the co-financing of a new border ... As part of the Connectivity Agenda for the Western Balkan, the EU has set aside one billion euro for financing of infrastructure projects expected to ...
EU leaders rallied to the UK cause, with the EU parliament's chief Brexit negotiator, Guy de Verhofstadt, calling for a common EU stance at next week's ... But privately, EU officials admit that European unity on sanctions against Russia over Ukraine has been cracking, and the latest episode will only ensure ...
The Bulgarian Council of Ministers approved a donation of €200,000 to the EU Regional Trust Fund in Response to the Syrian Crisis also known as the "Madad" fund. The fund supports refugees fleeing from Syria to escape the civil war in the country. The fund is mainly aimed at refugees that have found ...
According to a public consultation by the EU Commission, over two thirds of consumers have given up on making online purchases, because they feel ... into force the draft rules agreed between the EP and Council negotiators in December 2017 will now need the endorsement of the Council of Ministers.
Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki (L-R), Estonian Prime Minister Juris Ratas, Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis and Latvia's Prime Minister Maris Kucinskis during Prime Ministers? Council of the Baltic Council of Ministers with the Polish counterpart in Vilnius, Lithuania 09 March 2018.
On 8 June 2016, the European Parliament and the Council adopted the Trade Secrets Directive The aim of this Directive is to (i) provide a consistent definition for a “trade secret” and how it can be protected, (ii) set out the remedies for a trade secret's misuse or misappropriation and (iii) ensure that national ...
In 2018, the government plans to award more than 40 project award procedures worth more than $ 1.3 billion for programs co-financed by EU funds. This is shown in the indicative annual work plans for the 2018 Coordination Council management of EU funds to the Council of Ministers. After the European ...
The European Council of ministers today adopted a set of conclusions on the enforcement of intellectual property rights in the European Union, aimed at improving protection in the digital era and promoting innovation. This includes a list of suggested actions, including possible changes to national laws ...
The protest is going to start in front of the Ministry of Justice, move towards the Ministry of Finance and end in front of the Council of Ministers. In an open ... The Union is also going to send letters to all EU-ambassadors in Bulgaria whereby it will try to explain the problems and the constant discrimination.
Do you regard the council of ministers (the real EU parliament as the institution with that name is not a parliament) and the European Commission as sufficiently democratic and accountable? “Do you regard the EU's treatment of developing countries as equitable and fair? Do you regard rulings by the ECJ ...
Malta is to join the European Union's public prosecutor's office on cross-border fraud, reversing an earlier decision to steer clear of the EU project. Justice Minister Owen Bonnici told a meeting of the EU's Council of Ministers that Malta would be formally submitting its application to join the office in the ...
The UK Government says there are important powers coming back from the EU which can't be devolved to Wales without a legally binding agreement on ... who wants a more federal United Kingdom, suggested that an arrangement similar to the EU's Council of Ministers could emerge in the UK after Brexit.
... discuss improving regional security, cooperation in strategic infrastructure projects, and ensuring the joint interests of the Baltic states in the EU, according to a government press release, which noted that these are issues that the current Baltic Council of Ministers' Lithuanian presidency are interested in.
He pointed to regular discussions between the regulators, with formal meetings held every six weeks. Nevertheless, this could change following the EU's on-going review of the way European regulators work. Maijoor said opinions should emerge from the European Parliament and the Council of Ministers ...
The European Parliament has overwhelmingly voted to condemn gay "cure" therapy and urged member countries to ban the practice, PinkNews reported. The EU body voted 435-109 to adopt text calling on member states to outlaw the discredited practice. Experts overwhelmingly agree that attempts to ...
During its meeting today, the Bulgarian government will most probably discuss the proposal of canceling the Istanbul Convention. It is expected that the Council of Ministers is going to withdraw the document from the National Assembly, where the it has been filed for ratification. The Convention created a ...
"We're not negotiating with nay-saying Barnier or jolly-junketing Juncker, but a giant jellyfish. EU authority is divided between 27 nations, a Commission which isn't a government and a Council of Ministers which claims to be one but isn't. Hovering in the wings is the pretend parliament which also has a say, ...


 

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