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13/09 – Today’s headlines from across the EU


BBC EuropeEU’s Juncker sees window of opportunity for reform. The “wind is back in Europe’s sails”, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has said in his annual state of the union address.He told the European Parliament there was a “window of opportunity” to build a stronger, more united union – but it “wouldn’t stay open forever”.Mr Juncker said Europe’s economy was “bouncing back” and the EU had to move beyond Brexit.




How the destruction of labour laws brought Greece down

Emmanuel Macron’s Athens visit… dedicated to the “political reconstruction of Europe”


Suedeutsche Zeitung

Orbán opposes refugee decision

The government in Budapest was to take in 1294 refugees, but has not accepted a single one until now. Now the CJEU legally obligates Hungary and Slovakia to solidarity. With success?


Corriere Della Sera

EU Court rejects eastern members’ appeal: they must host migrants

Verdict: refugee relocations are legitimate


Doziernik Gazeta Prawna

Refugees welcome. And period

The Court of Justice of the European Union stated that the decision of the Council of the European Union concerning the refugees relocation was right. A few hours later, Commissioner Avramopoulos expressed his satisfaction with the ruling and threatened Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic.


El Pais

Catalan separatists impose their referendum in regional parliament

Opposition parties denounce the proceeding as an onslaught on democracy


Unification for the Balkans

Let’s turn it into a flourishing region: Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov


Ta Nea

I trust the Greeks

The message of the French President few hours before his arrival in Athens


Magyar Midok

The real battle is only just beginning in quota case

Hungarian arguments not accepted by Court; The majority says we must fight



Development Bank is going to finance solutions for non-performing loans

Banking sector registers around € 30 millions in non-performing loans. Government has achieved an agreement with CGD, BCP and Novo Banco to solve the problem. Financing will be announced soon



Stop for OECD, Zagreb surprised

At the regular meeting of the EU member states ambassadors (Coreper 2), Slovenia expressed reservations regarding Croatia and denied its support for the intended membership in the OECD.

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