Showing posts with label European Summit. Show all posts
Showing posts with label European Summit. Show all posts

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Greece to continue bailout talks, aiming to finish before December 5

Tue Nov 22, 2016 | 1:42pm EST


Greece will continue talks with international creditors on fiscal and labor reforms, aiming to wrap up the second review of its bailout program by early next month ahead of a euro zone finance ministers' meeting, government officials said on Tuesday.

Mission chiefs of the creditor institutions overseeing the program's implementation - the euro zone's ESM rescue fund, the European Central Bank, the International Monetary Fund and the European Commission - left Athens on Tuesday, leaving remaining issues to be resolved by technical staff and via teleconference.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

EU Week Ahead Dec. 9-13: Pre-Christmas Scramble

December 9, 2013, 4:43 AM
By Tom Fairless
The Wall Street Journal
The pre-Christmas summit bonanza moves into full swing this week, as European Union governments scramble to finalize legislation that they pledged to have in place by year-end. In particular, EU finance ministers hope to reach a deal on a system to centralize control of failing banks, known as the single resolution mechanism: Germany has so far held out against the European Commission’s plan for a central decision-making authority and fund, which it worries could violate EU treaties. Euro-zone finance ministers will also gather to discuss the progress of the bloc’s bailed-out members, with Greece, as ever, high on the agenda.

Friday, February 8, 2013

European Union Leaders Agree to Slimmer Budget

The New York Times
Published: February 8, 2013
BRUSSELS — As European Union leaders began their 14th hour of budget negotiations after a sleepless night, Valdis Dombrovskis, the prime minister of Latvia, took the floor early Friday to address what, for his Baltic nation of around just two million people, is a vital question: Why should a Latvian cow deserve less money than a French, Dutch and even Romanian one?