Member States


    • Ministers gather for ECOFIN meeting today

      Ministers gather for ECOFIN meeting today

      The finance ministers of the eurozone met yesterday at the Eurogroup meeting and are gathering today as well for the ECOFIN meetings in Brussels. At both events Vice-President Dombrovskis, Commissioner Gunther H. Oettinger and Commissioner Pierre Moscovici represent the Commission.

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    • 21st EU-Ukraine Summit kicks off in Kiev

      21st EU-Ukraine Summit kicks off in Kiev

      The 21st bilateral summit between the European Union and Ukraine takes place in Kiev this afternoon, with Ukraine's progress in its reform path, supported by the EU, high on the agenda. The summit will be the first since the new President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, took office on 20 May, and follows his visit to Brussels – his first trip as President - on 4-5 June.

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    • Greece holds a general election

      Greece holds a general election

      Greeks are voting today in the first general election since their country emerged from international bailouts. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras called early elections after his leftist Syriza party was defeated by the conservative opposition New Democracy in the European elections and local elections.

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    • Grand Depart of Tour de France

      Grand Depart of Tour de France

      The first stage of the 106th edition of the Tour de France, the world’s biggest cycling competition, kicked off today at noon in Brussels. The Grand Depart commenced in front of the Royal Palace and together with the five times winner of Tour de France – the Belgian legend Eddy Merckx, 74,  the riders headed for the iconic Grand Place where were welcomed by Philippe, the King of the Belgians and Prime Minister Charles Michel.  

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    • EU condemns Russia’s flight ban on Georgia

      EU condemns Russia’s flight ban on Georgia

      The European Union stated on 3 July that it considers the Russian decision to ban flights to Georgia as of 8 July “unjustified and disproportionate”. Bloc's statement comes a week President Vladimir Putin‘s temporary suspended Georgian airlines from flying to Russia amid rising tensions between the two nations.

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    • Antisemitism increasing across the EU

      Antisemitism increasing across the EU

      Together with the Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA) the European Commission presented today a survey on the “Experiences and perceptions of antisemitism” of young Jewish Europeans in the EU. The report shows that four in five young Jewish Europeans have declared that antisemitism is a problem in their country, and believed it to have increased over the past five years.

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    • Europe burns, sweats in record heat

      Europe burns, sweats in record heat

      Wildfires burned tracts of land in France and Spain at the weekend as Europe sweltered in record-breaking temperatures that pushed the mercury toward all-time highs on Sunday in Germany, killing at least seven people. Temperatures in France’s southern Gard region hit an all-time high of 45.9 degrees Celsius on Friday - hotter than in California’s Death Valley - sparking scores of fires that burned 550 hectares of land and destroyed several homes and vehicles.

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