Sunday, September 22, 2019

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Government Europa brings you the latest Smart Futures News from across the field of European Government Policy.

Virtual currencies © Kārlis Dambrāns

ECB calls for clampdown on virtual currencies

Yves Mersch, a member of the executive board at the European Central Bank, has called for a global clampdown on virtual currencies, such as...
Martin Schulz agreed 'grand coalition' deal with Angela Merkel © SPD Schleswig-Holstein

‘Grand coalition’ deal struck in German negotiations

Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party has agreed a new 'grand coalition' deal with the centre left Social Democrats (SPD) more than four...
Commissioner Pierre Moscovici commented on the winter interim economic forecast © Aron Urb (EU2017EE)

EU winter interim economic forecast shows rapid growth

According to its winter interim economic forecast, the EU beat expectations last year with the fastest growth in ten years. The growth rate for both...
Michel Barnier © European Union/Anthony Dehez

Barnier outlines priorities for Brexit negotiations

The EU’s chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, has warned that significant progress still needs to be made in Brexit negotiations following a working lunch...
Commissioner Věra Jourová on dual quality food © Arno Mikkor, Aron Urb

How is the EU tackling dual quality food?

As controversy over dual quality food rises, European Commissioner Věra Jourová has welcomed a new commission action plan to tackle the issue in Europe. Consumers...
Nils Muižnieks talks about rights of children (left) © Υπουργείο Εξωτερικών

Muižnieks talks rights of children in Macedonia

The Council of Europe's Commissioner for Human Rights, Nils Muižnieks, has recommended a new policy approach to combat ethnic divides among children in the...
Commissioner Jyrki Katainen © European People's Party

EU proposes regulations to improve drinking water

The European Commission has proposed new revisions to legislation on the quality for drinking water, to improve access for all citizens. The proposal aims to...
Commissioner Tibor Navracsics met with 100 young people © Európai Bizottság Dudás Szabolcs

Navracsics hears from young people on Europe’s future

European Commissioner Tibor Navracsics has met with 100 young people at the closing event of the New Narrative for Europe initiative. The initiative began in...
Brexit could shrink UK economic growth by 8%

Brexit could shrink UK economic growth by 8%

According to a leaked government paper, the UK economy will grow up to 8% more slowly once it leaves the EU, irrespective of any...
© Maurice

UK peers criticise EU withdrawal bill

Peers in the UK’s House of Lords have criticised a proposed EU Withdrawal bill as ‘fundamentally flawed’ and warned that serious revisions are needed. The...

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