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Top Stories from the European Council - 17-21 April 2017

20 April 2017, 23:23 CET
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  • Publication of the fourth activity report of the panel provided for in article 255 of the TFEU
    Wed, 19 Apr 2017 12:23:46 +0200
    On 10 February 2017, the panel provided for by article 255 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union published its fourth activity report.The panel's task is to give an opinion on candidates' suitability to perform the duties of judge and advocate-general of the Court of Justice and the General Court before the governments of the member states make the appointments. It comprises seven persons chosen from among former members of the Court of Justice and the General Court, members of ...
  • Declaration by the High Representative F. Mogherini on behalf of the EU on the 15th anniversary of the decision on the border delimitation by the Eritrea-Ethiopia Boundary Commission
    Wed, 12 Apr 2017 14:21:21 +0200
    On this day fifteen years ago, the Eritrea-Ethiopia Boundary Commission (EEBC) communicated its decision regarding the delimitation of the border between the State of Eritrea and the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia. The EEBC had been established as part of the Algiers peace agreement signed by the leaders of Eritrea, President Isaias Afwerki, and Ethiopia, late Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, in Algiers, Algeria on 12 December 2000. The EU signed as a witness alongside Algeria, the U...
  • Republic of Moldova: Council agrees to €100 million financial assistance
    Wed, 12 Apr 2017 11:31:28 +0200
    On 12 April 2017, EU ambassadors agreed the Council's negotiating stance on macro-financial assistance for the Republic of Moldova.Up to €100 million is proposed in EU assistance, of which €60 million in loans and €40 million in the form of grants. It would supplement resources provided by the IMF and other multilateral institutions.The assistance would be aimed at supporting the country's economic stabilisation and structural reform agenda, helping to cover its external financing needs over the...
  • EU to work with Mediterranean partners on research and innovation – informal deal with EP
    Tue, 11 Apr 2017 13:55:02 +0200
    The Maltese Presidency today struck a provisional deal with the European Parliament on the participation of the EU in a partnership to develop innovative solutions for sustainable water provision and management and food production in the Mediterranean region. The initiative, known as PRIMA (Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area), will pool the know-how and financial resources of the EU and participating states. The partnership currently involves nine member states: Cy...
  • Iran: Council extends by one year sanctions responding to serious human rights violation
    Tue, 11 Apr 2017 10:17:07 +0200
    On 11 April 2017, the Council extended until 13 April 2018 its restrictive measures responding to serious human rights violations in Iran. These measures consist of: a travel ban and an asset freeze against 82 people and one entity a ban on exports to Iran of equipment which might be used for internal repression and of equipment for monitoring telecommunications. These measures were first put in place in 2011. The legal acts are published in the Official Journal of 12 April 2017. They were adopted ...

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