Spring forecast: towards a slow recovery

The EU economy is estimated to be currently in a mild recession. But a slow recovery is forecast from the second half of the year.

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European Commission Statement for Schuman Day 9 May 2012

The economic crisis has demonstrated that debt fuelled growth is unsustainable. To tackle the crisis, the EU has undertaken a radical overhaul of...

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Statement by José Manuel Durão Barroso, President of the European Commission: “Seizing the moment to boost growth: 9th May message from the European Commission”

We should never forget how far we have come; where we were 60 years ago and where we are now - a project that started wi...

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Statement by High Representative Catherine Ashton on Europe Day – 9 May 2012

Catherine Ashton, the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the Commission, made today t...

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Video message delivered by Comissioner Štefan Füle on the occassion of Europe Day – 9 May 2012

I am addressing you on a very important day for Europe. On 9 May 1950, Robert Schuman presented his proposal that laid the foundations of the Eu...

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Declaration by the High Representative, Catherine Ashton, on behalf of the European Union on the occasion of World Press Freedom Day

Freedom of expression as enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human rights entails everyone’s right to hold opini...

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Speech by Commissioner Füle – Regional Cooperation in the Balkans: Time for a new boost

Today's European Policy Centre debate on regional cooperation in the Balkans comes at a crucial juncture for the region and for the structures of...

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Draft Budget 2013: Investing in growth and jobs

The EU's draft budget for 2013, presented 25 April by the Commission, reflects the European Council's statements that growth and employment in th...

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Remarks by Commissioner Štefan Füle at the press conference following the International Donors Conference on Durable Solutions for Refugees and Displaced Persons

The Regional Housing Programme will benefit some 74,000 refugees and displaced persons in those four countries. This may...

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EU supports historic step in regional cooperation between Western Balkan countries on refugees and displaced persons

Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro and Serbia have renewed their commitment, in Sarajevo today, to finding dura...

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