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Barroso clashes with Italy over published budget warning

BRUSSELS - European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso has hit out at Italy for publishing a letter the commission sent asking Rome to justify its budget for 2015."It was a unilateral decision by the Italian government to publish the letter on the ... [Published EUobserver - 2 hours ago]
First reported 3 hours ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 1 reports

Poll shows UK support for EU at 20-year high

BRUSSELS - The rise of the UK Independence party has coincided with increased support for Britain remaining part of the EU, according to a survey published on Wednesday (22 October).Fifty-six percent of Britons would vote to stay in the 28-country bloc, ... [Published EUobserver - 3 hours ago]
First reported 8 hours ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 2 reports

[Opinion] EU states should follow Sweden on Palestine

JERUSALEM - There are moments in the life of a diplomat in which one is obliged to abandon diplomatic conduct and to say what’s on one’s mind loud and clear in the public sphere.This period defines such a moment.After years of diplomatic service on behalf ... [Published EUobserver - 8 hours ago]
First reported 4 hours ago - Updated 4 hours ago - 1 reports

[Ticker] Italy asked to justify national budget plans

TickerToday @ 13:10By EUOBSERVERItaly has been warned to explain its budget plans in a letter from economic affairs commissioner Jyrki Katainen. The letter asks finance minister Pier Padoan to explain by Friday why Italy intends to breach the EU's deficit ... [Published EUobserver - 4 hours ago]
First reported 8 hours ago - Updated 6 hours ago - 1 reports

EU leaders gear up for heated climate summit

Brussels - The EU's 28 government leaders are meeting Thursday (23 October) in Brussels for what is expected to be tough negotiations on climate targets.The so-called climate and energy framework is expected to contain specific targets for 2030 in the ... [Published EUobserver - 8 hours ago]
First reported 7 hours ago - Updated 7 hours ago - 1 reports

An American in Strasbourg: US ambassador woos MEPs on trade pact

Strasbourg - Anthony Gardner is not what is typically associated with US diplomacy: Fluent in French, Italian and Spanish, the US ambassador to the EU, who took office in February, managed to impress even the francophones in the Brussels press corps.On ... [Published EUobserver - 7 hours ago]
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[Ticker] 2015 EU budget up for tough negotiations

TickerToday @ 09:01By EUOBSERVERDisagreement between the EU institutions over next year's budget has triggered a three-week conciliation period to start on 28 October. The aim is to find agreement based on the Commission's 2015 budget proposal of €142.1bn ... [Published EUobserver - 8 hours ago]
First reported 8 hours ago - Updated 8 hours ago - 1 reports

[Ticker] Hungary to press charges against Norway-funded NGO

TickerToday @ 09:00By EUOBSERVERHungary's government said Wednesday it had found "irregularities" in 61 of 63 Norway funded NGO projects and will press charges against the Budapest-based Okotars Alapitvany in charge of distributing Norwegian grants. The ... [Published EUobserver - 8 hours ago]
Entities: Hungary, Norway, Environment
First reported 8 hours ago - Updated 8 hours ago - 1 reports

[Ticker] Nine migrants injured in rush on Spanish border fence

TickerToday @ 09:00By EUOBSERVERNine African migrants were Wednesday treated for injuries after a rush on border fences separating Spain's North African enclave of Melilla from Morocco. Around 20 managed to get across. Spanish authorities estimated total ... [Published EUobserver - 8 hours ago]
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Quarter of a million Ukrainians came to EU last year

BRUSSELS - Ukrainians obtained more EU first residence permits last year than any other nationality, according to the EU’s statistical office, Eurostat.A first residence permit means it has been issued to the person for the first time. The permits are ... [Published EUobserver - 8 hours ago]
First reported Oct 22 2014 - Updated 13 hours ago - 2 reports

EU fiscal rules won't be changed, says Juncker

BRUSSELS - The EU's rules on debts and deficits will not be re-written, Jean-Claude Juncker told MEPs in his first speech as European commission president.“The rules will not be changed,” said Juncker, whose team was backed by the European Parliament ... [Published EUobserver - 22 hours ago]
First reported Oct 21 2014 - Updated 21 hours ago - 2 reports

EU parliament approves Juncker commission

BRUSSELS - The European Parliament on Wednesday (22 October) approved the new EU commission led by Jean-Claude Juncker, with 423 votes in favour, 209 against and 67 abstentions. Fifty-two MEPs did not vote.'If there is any loser it's me, I delegated a ... [Published EUobserver - Oct 22 2014]

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"It was a unilateral decision by the Italian government to publish the letter on the finance ministry's website. The commission was not in favour of that letter being made public" Barroso said Thursday (23 October)
But he said France's "ambitious plan of reforms" was "clearly a deviation from the path of reducing its structural deficit"
The outgoing president of the European Council was asked "to adopt a linked up approach between Europe’s energy security, decarbonisation and industrial goals"
"If there is any loser it's me, I delegated a lot of powers to the vice-presidents" Juncker said (Photo: European Parliament )

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