BUDGET: Commission starts ball rolling to cut agricultural and cohesion expenditure after 2020

Brussels, 28/06/2017 (Agence Europe)In its adoption, on Wednesday 26 June, of its reflection document on the future of the EU budget, the European Commission has presented several options involving a cut, post-2020, in the funding earmarked for traditional EU policies, the common agriculture policy (CFP) and cohesion policy (see EUROPE 11816). These cuts are absolutely necessary to pay for the EU’s new priorities, such as defence, security, tackling terrorism and managing flows migrants and refugees.

The Commissioner for the Budget, Günther H. Oettinger, told the press that with...

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Europe Diplomacy & Defense No. 999
NATO defence ministers discuss troop reinforcement in Afghanistan

Brussels, 28/06/2017 (EDD)At their one day meeting in Brussels on 29 June, NATO defence ministers will take stock of implementation of decisions by the Warsaw summit, NATO’s contribution to counter-terrorism, and support for Afghanistan.

After the traditional meeting on nuclear planning (not attended by France), the 29 ministers as well as Sweden and Finland will lunch with EU High...

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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 11818 - 29/6/2017
BUDGET: Commission starts ball rolling to cut agricultural and cohesion expenditure after 2020
BUDGET: Commission seeking to revolutionise cohesion policy during post-2020 financial framework
BUDGET: Council has mandate to negotiate with European Parliament on 'omnibus' regulation
UNITED KINGDOM: Links between EIB and UK will remain long after Brexit, Hoyer says
FINANCE: Member states agree on their position on reinforced controls on cash at EU borders
GREECE: Bundestag gives green light to disbursement of further tranche of aid to Athens
HEALTH: Antimicrobial resistance action plan could disappoint
ENERGY: Electricity market design a priority for Estonian Presidency
ENERGY: Estonia would like to extend EU/Russia talks on Nord Stream-2  to other Russian gas pipelines
AGRICULTURE: Green light to new European rules on organic farming
DIGITAL: EU co-legislators fail to agree on unjustified geo-blocking
ETS: Parliament and Council to meet again before mid-July
CLIMATE: EU and Michael Bloomberg determined to cooperate and strengthen cities' commitment to Paris Agreement
BIODIVERSITY: Towards creation of a new European Bee Partnership, supported by EFSA
COHESION: Thyssen proposes introduction of new indicators for allocation of structural and investment funds
JHA: Most recent global cyber attack spares European institutions
DEVELOPMENT: European Parliament-Council agreement on EFSD for boosting investment in Africa
RUSSIA: European Union extends its economic sanctions by six months
UKRAINE: Council confirms political agreement on further EU trade preferences
VENEZUELA: EU calls on all parties to put an end to violence urgently
HEALTH: Advocate General says medical prescription assistance software are medical devices
BALKANS: New EU project to support democratic elections
COLOMBIA: EU calls for implementation of peace agreement to continue following FARC's disarmament
GREECE: MEPs want greater clarity on questions of excessive budgets and Greek debt relief
MEDITERRANEAN: Partnership to improve attractiveness of investing in Euro-Mediterranean region
SWITZERLAND: Bern restates preference for bilateral path with EU but will say more in autumn
TURKEY: €2.9 billion allocated from overall €3 billion Facility for Refugees for 2016-2017