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Italy Takes Over EU Council Presidency

This week, Italy has taken over the EU Council Presidency, for the first time since 2003. It also marks the start of a new presidency trio; from 1 July 2014 to 31 December 2015 the presidency trio will be made up of Italy, Latvia and Luxembourg. 154 more words

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Italy and the European Union: selected sources

From 1 July 2014, Italy will take over the six-month rotating presidency of the Council of the European Union. We have gathered some useful information sources about the country to give a general overview on Italian politics and legislation, as well as its relation with the European Union. 1,115 more words

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Italian Presidency of the Council of the EU

From 1 July 2014 Italy took over the Presidency of the Council of the European Union from Greece and will hold it until 31 December 2014 when the Presidency will be passed to trio partners Latvia and Luxembourg. 1,361 more words

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For the sake of progress, the EU must junk Juncker's presidential bid

SCANNING the likely runners in the forthcoming European Union presidential stakes, I was suddenly distracted by the question: which animal would best symbolise the EU. 894 more words

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Cameron vs Juncker - how to win with your hands tied?

The Prime Minister has published an article this morning explaining the effort he has been making to block the accession to the EU Presidency of Jean-Claude Juncker. 849 more words

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Greek EU presidency presents window for Albania's membership bid

In December 2013, the European Council rejected the Commission’s recommendation to grant Albania candidate country status. But on May 12 this year, the sixth meeting of the Stabilization and Association Council between Albania and the EU gave a boost to Albania’s EU membership aspirations. 621 more words

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