FUTURE OF EU
FUTURE OF EU: Social Democrats suggest urgent measures to win back citizens' trust

The situation regarding the economy, the management of migration flows, security and social promotion are areas in which the EU needs to act now to win back the confidence of the European citizens, some 15 leading European Social Democrats, meeting on Thursday 25 August at the Château de la Celle Saint-Cloud (near Paris) by invitation of the French President, François Hollande, argue.

Those who attended firmly believe that it would be unwise to "wait for the general elections" scheduled to take place in 2017 in Germany, France and the Netherlands to adopt "a number of urgent measures",...

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Europe Diplomacy & Defense No. 913
After reactivating tension with Ukraine, Russia announces tripartite meeting on sidelines of G20

Russian President Vladimir Putin, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President François Hollande are to meet on the sidelines of the G20 summit in China, on 4 and 5 September, the Kremlin announced on Tuesday 23 August. 

A Kremlin press release issued further to a telephone conversation between the three leaders on the matter of the Ukraine crisis states : « The three leaders agreed to...

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1953 - 2016

On 12 March 1953, the first issue of the daily news bulletin "Europe" was published, and we are therefore celebrating our sixty-third anniversary. This is a ripe old age for a press agency, but is not extraordinary in and of itself: older news agencies exist, some of them much older. What is unusual about us is that we are exactly as old as the first European Community, the forerunner of today's European Union. In July 1952, the Paris Treaty came into force, giving rise to the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC), and it was at the beginning of 1953 that the "ECSC levy" started being applied, the first European tax. In February 1953, the coal and steel markets were opened up to the six participating countries. This moment marked the end of prehistory and the beginning of history for the united Europe, and Agence Europe's newsletter took on its role of closely following developments in Europe's history from one day to the next.

Bulletin Quotidien Europe 11609 - 26/8/2016
INSTITUTIONAL
FUTURE OF EU: Social Democrats suggest urgent measures to win back citizens' trust
EXTERNAL ACTION
COLOMBIA: Europeans applaud conclusion of definitive peace agreement
TURKEY: Hahn says Turkey must clarify its position on EU accession
AFGHANISTAN: EU reiterates urgent need to address challenges
SECTORAL POLICIES
HEALTH: Flood of reactions on endocrine disruptors
ENVIRONMENT: Commission examining option of restricting microplastics in cosmetics
CIVIL PROTECTION: Italy still to make its request for assistance, but can count on EU solidarity support
GMOS: EFSA consultation on GMO allergenics
AGRICULTURE: Proposals on EU-Iceland agreement on geographical indications
ECONOMY - FINANCE - BUSINESS
STATE AID : US concerns over the Commission's investigations into tax rulings still not overcome
NEWS BRIEFS
ENVIRONMENT: Glyphosate Task Force gives access to 71 toxicology studies