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    • Labour Authority starts working

      Labour Authority starts working

      The European Labour Authority officially started its activities last Wednesday with an inaugural ceremony and the first meeting of its Management Board, the EU press service reported. The launch took place two years after EC President Jean-Claude Juncker announced the idea in his 2017 State of the Union address. The opening ceremony was held in Brussels with the participation of President Juncker, Slovakia's PM Peter Pellegrini, given the fact that namely Slovakia will host the new agency, Commission VPs Valdis Dombrovskis and Maros Sefcovic, Labour Commissioner Marianne Thyssen, etc.

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    • Juncker insists EU-Swiss treaty to be signed next week

      Juncker insists EU-Swiss treaty to be signed next week

      European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker pledged on Tuesday to clear up Switzerland's concerns about a draft treaty to govern ties so that Bern can endorse it by 18 June and allow the Swiss stock exchange to maintain access to the bloc's markets, news wires reported. In a letter to the Swiss president, Juncker said he was ready to clarify any doubts but that the November 2018 draft treaty "will not be renegotiated."

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    • Building Europe never stops

      Building Europe never stops

      We have good reasons to hope and no reasons to fear the future, said on Tuesday EC President Jean-Claude Juncker at the Commission's pressroom presenting to the EU correspondents the political messages that he will be taking to Sibiu summit. 

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    • The time for new tasks has come

      The time for new tasks has come

      Preparing its homework for the informal EU27 leaders' meeting in Sibiu rather in time, the Commission finalised on Tuesday its contribution to this landmark event that will take place on 9 May. In fact, the EU executive announced a number of policy recommendations for how Europe can shape its future in an increasingly uncertain world, which also contain the next five-year strategic agenda.

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    • Juncker: No more short Brexit delays unless deal approval by 12 April

      Juncker: No more short Brexit delays unless deal approval by 12 April

      The EU will not grant Britain another short delay to Brexit if UK lawmakers fail to ratify the stalled divorce agreement by 12 April, the European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker told MEPs on Wednesday, news wires reported. EP debated Brexit situation with Juncker after British PM Theresa May announced on Tuesday evening that she would request a second Brexit delay beyond the current cliff-edge date of 12 April.

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