• Romania's PM Orban to trigger early elections

      Romania's PM Orban to trigger early elections

      Romania’s PM Ludovic Orban announced on Friday that he has met President Klaus Iohannis and they both have agreed on starting the process for organizing early elections, news wires reported. Orban added that a working group has been appointed to handle negotiations with other political parties and gather support for the procedure for triggering snap elections.

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    • EU calls for maximum restraint in Iraq

      EU calls for maximum restraint in Iraq

      During their extraordinary meeting on 10 January 2020, in Brussels, convened by Josep Borrell, High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, EU Ministers of Foreign Affairs discussed a lot of pressing topics starting with recent developments in Libya, including the military escalation around Tripoli. 

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    • EU's top judge warns Poland over judicial reforms

      EU's top judge warns Poland over judicial reforms

      Europe’s top judge issued a veiled warning to Poland on Thursday over its overhaul of the judiciary, saying there is no place in the EU for countries that do not have independent courts. “You can’t be a member of the EU if you don’t have independent, impartial courts operating in accordance with fair trial rule, upholding union law,” Koen Lenaerts said during a debate at Warsaw University.

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    • British MEPs finally approve EU exit deal

      British MEPs finally approve EU exit deal

      British lawmakers approved last Thursday legislation which will allow Britain to leave the EU on 31 January with an exit deal, ending more than three years of turmoil over the terms of the unprecedented divorce. They voted 330 to 231 in favour of the Withdrawal Agreement, which implements an exit deal agreed with the EU last year.

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    • Croatia is committed to unblock EU enlargement process

      Croatia is committed to unblock EU enlargement process

      Croatia is committed to unblock the negotiations on the enlargement of the EU to the Balkans, and is betting on a change of France's stance (the country vetoed the launch of the talks on membership with North Macedonia and Albania), ANSA reported. The Balkan EU Member State also is committed to ensure that the Zagreb summit, scheduled for 7 May, where Union leaders will sit with those of the Western Balkans, will be a success.

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    • New year, same old challenges

      New year, same old challenges

      With the start of the new year, the EU is once again confronted by the same old challenges which have haunted the Union during the last decade - migration, trade wars, Brexit, global uncertainty and the rising pressure by global giants such as the US, Russia and China. And on top of it, from the start of the year the EU will be led by its least experienced member - Croatia, while the new Commission is still to switch into a higher gear.

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