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Europe Diplomacy & Defense No. 990
Allies to develop national plans for meeting budgetary commitments

Brussels, 25/05/2017 (EDD)On Thursday 25 May, the Allies agreed to develop annual national plans regarding their pledges to increase in due course their national defence expenditure to 2% of GDP.

Speaking after the NATO mini-summit in Brussels, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg announced: “Today, we decided to develop annual national plans setting out how Allies intend to meet...

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1953 - 2017

On 12 March 1953, the first issue of the daily news bulletin "Europe" was published, and we are therefore celebrating our sixty-fourth 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 11796 - 27/5/2017
AE/EDD:  Please note that EUROPE Daily Bulletin exceptionally contains Europe Diplomacy & Defence (EDD) content today, as part of the EU-US summit and NATO summit
EU-US SUMMIT
EU/UNITED STATES: Donald Tusk admits there are differences between EU and United States over Russia
EU/TURKEY: Europeans underline will to continue cooperating with Turkey
EU/BALKANS: EU and Balkan states reiterate will for greater cooperation
NATO SUMMIT
NATO/DEFENCE: Allies to develop national plans for meeting budgetary commitments
NATO/TERRORISM: Allies strengthen NATO's role in fight against terrorism
NATO: NATO receives keys to new headquarters
Bulletin Quotidien Europe 11795 - 25/5/2017
PUBLIC HOLIDAY AND SPECIAL EDITION: Please note that our offices will be closed on 25 and 26 May for the Ascension public holiday.  However, we will publish a special edition on Friday morning covering the EU-USA summit and the NATO summit
EXTERNAL ACTION
FOREIGN AFFAIRS: Juncker and Tusk meeting Trump and Erdogan in Brussels on Thursday
G7 SUMMIT: Uncertainties hover over G7 meeting in Italy
DEVELOPMENT: ONE calls on EU to do utmost to ensure G7 does not neglect Africa
MERCOSUR: French EPP MEPs demand protection for beef in free-trade talks
MOROCCO: Moroccan concerns about legal framework of trade relations with EU
ALGERIA: Closing seminar on support project in regulation of electricity and gas
SECTORAL POLICIES
COMPETITIVENESS: Council agreement in sight on type-approval and market surveillance for motor vehicles
REGIONS: Inter-institutional agreement reached to help regions devastated by natural disasters
JHA: Commission is hoping that everything will be up to speed for entry into force of personal data protection reform
ENERGY: EU provides €2 million to support EastMed engineering design
ENERGY: Dalia Grybauskaitė wants Gazprom to compensate damage on gas market
DEFENCE: Commission debates future of European defence
CLIMATE: CAN Europe welcomes announced closure of coal-fired power station
TRANSPORT: Civil society argues that Commission should redefine minimum safety standards for new vehicles
INSTITUTIONAL
TRANSPARENCY: Ombudsman publishes guide for EU personnel dealing with lobbyists
ECONOMY - FINANCE - BUSINESS
COMPETITION: Investigation into public aid project in favour of Jaguar Land Rover in Slovakia
NEWS BRIEFS
LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN: EU announces €14.3 million in aid for disaster preparedness
CLIMATE: EU, China and Canada to hold pre-COP 23 ministerial
ENVIRONMENT: Green jobs at heart of EU Green Week which begins on 29 May
TRANSPORT: European shipowners do not want to be systematically involved in migrant rescue operations
CALENDAR
European institutions' main activities: 29/05 - 04/06
Other events: 25/05 - 04/06