Posts Tagged ‘Jean-Claude Juncker’

Brexit leaders ‘leaving the boat’ – EU Commission boss Juncker

(Media Release) EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has accused Brexit campaigners Boris Johnson and Nigel Farage of quitting when things got difficult. “The Brexit heroes of yesterday are now the sad Brexit heroes of today,” he told the European Parliament. There was anger among MEPs over the UK’s 23 June vote to leave the EU. […]

Migrant crisis: ‘EU cannot take any more refugees’

(Media Release) European countries cannot accept any more refugees, the French prime minister has been quoted as saying. Manuel Valls said stricter control of the EU’s external borders would determine the bloc’s fate, in comments published by the Sueddeutsche Zeitung. Europe’s border controls have come under renewed scrutiny since the attacks in Paris on 13 […]

EU launches anti-smuggler operation

(Media Release) The EU is beginning a new operation in the southern Mediterranean to intercept boats smuggling migrants. Under Operation Sophia, naval vessels will be able to board, search, seize and divert vessels suspected of being used for human smuggling. Until now, the EU has focused on surveillance and rescue operations. So far this year, […]

Greece PM addresses Europe after ‘final deadline’ issued

(Media Release) Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will address the European Parliament on Wednesday after European leaders gave his debt-stricken country a final deadline to reach a new bailout deal and avoid crashing out of the euro. Greek leaders must submit detailed reform plans by Thursday to win the fresh bailout funds the country needs […]

German media: ‘End of the road’ for Greece

(Media Release) Greeks have rejected the referendum, but want to continue negotiating in the bailout row. After the celebration, both the government and the voters should face the harsh reality, German newspapers claim. After the overwhelming rejection of the cash-for-reforms proposal in Greece, Prime Minister Tsipras described the Sunday referendum as a “victory of democracy” […]

Greece debt talks: EU chief feels ‘betrayed’

(Media Release) The European Commission chief, Jean-Claude Juncker, has said he feels “betrayed” by the “egotism” shown by Greece in the failed debt talks. He told a news conference that Greek proposals were “delayed” or “deliberately altered” and the Greek people “should be told the truth”, but the door was still open to talks. Talks […]

Greek central bank warns of ‘painful’ euro and EU exit

(Media Release) Greece’s central bank has warned for the first time that the country could be on a “painful course” to default and exit from both the eurozone and the EU. It comes as the Greek government and its international creditors blamed each other for failing to reach a deal over economic reforms. That failure […]

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