Maribor and Guimarães: European Capitals of Culture in 2012

Maribor (Slovenia) and Guimarães (Portugal) took over the title of European Capitals of Culture 2012 on 1 January.

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Joint statement by European Council President Van Rompuy and European Commission President Barroso on the EU accession referendum in Croatia

We welcome the positive outcome of the referendum on Croatia's accession to the European Union. With this vote, Croatia'...

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Head of Delegation/EUSR Ambassador Peter Sorensen comments on the launch of the EU’s Year of Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations

It's a chance for all of us to reflect on how Europeans are in general living longer and staying healthier than ever bef...

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Martin Schulz elected President of the European Parliament

MEPs elected Martin Schulz to be the new European Parliament president with 387 votes in favour out of 670 cast.

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EU reinstates trade preferences for the Western Balkans until 2015.

The European Union today re-established the exceptional autonomous trade preferences, which it grants to all Western Balkan countries including K...

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EU pledges continued funding to help transition

The European Commission has now approved the proposal for renewing its pre-accession financial support under the Instrument for Pre-Accession Ass...

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Fresh EU support to reforms and socio-economic development in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Brussels – The European Commission adopted annual programme for Bosnia and Herzegovina under the Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance (IPA).

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Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt’s welcome

Now more than ever, we need to work together in the EU. We must dare to make difficult decisions. We must restore confidence, security and optimi...

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Declaration by the High Representative, Catherine Ashton, on behalf of the European Union on the occasion of Human Rights Day, 10 December 2011

Today, on Human Rights Day, the European Union pays tribute to human rights defenders who dedicate their lives to promot...

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Speech by Herman Van Rompuy, President of the European Council, at the signing ceremony of Croatia Accession Treaty

Today is an historic day for Croatia – and for the European Union. Nearly nine years since you applied for membership,...

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