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November 09, 2011 | Former ECB official to be installed as Greek PM
Former vice-president of the European Central Bank, Lucas Papademos is set to be named the new, technocrat prime minister of Greece, a changeover demanded by the EU and IMF.
November 08, 2011 | Non-euro members: similarities and differences
Finance ministers from the 10 EU countries outside the eurozone gathered on Monday night for an "informal dinner" in Brussels, while their euro counterparts met elsewhere, highlighting the rifts between the euro 'ins' and 'outs'.
November 07, 2011 | Italian PM says Italians are poorer with the euro
Italians are poorer today than before the introduction of the euro, Prime Minister Berlusconi said Friday (4 November) after failing to gain the trust of world leaders and markets about the reforms his government still has to implement.
November 04, 2011 | Greek PM likely to resign, cancel referendum
Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou has backed away from holding a referendum on a €130 EU bail-out deal and has agreed to talks with the conservative opposition over the construction of a transitional government leading to early elections.
November 03, 2011 | Berlusconi's ratings fall to record low, government "hangs by a string"
Silvio Berlusconi’s position as prime minister of Italy is increasingly uncertain as he travels to Cannes this morning to present the G20 summit with a package of anti-crisis measures, agreed to after a gruelling day of emergency meetings and a growing mutiny at home.
November 02, 2011 | Democracy used as a last resort for Greek PM
Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou has announced he will hold a referendum on the new EU bail-out package, putting Greek membership of the euro at risk.
October 31, 2011 | Euro referendum debate in Czech Republic gains ground
The ruling euro-sceptic ODS party in the Czech Republic wants to push for a referendum on the country's future eurozone accession, claiming that the rules have changed since 2003 when Czechs said yes to the EU and the euro.
October 28, 2011 | Member states reject EU budget increase
EU ministers on Thursday rejected the European Parliament's demands for an 5.23% increase in the 2012 EU budget.
October 27, 2011 | New Study: Who are the Members of the European Parliament?
EUDemocrats (EUD) and its think-tank, Organisation for European Interstate Cooperation (OEIC), present their research of the social, educational, and professional background of the current 736 Members of the European Parliament (MEP). A comparison is also made with research done in 1996 and 1999.
October 26, 2011 | Uncertainty looms over summit
With so many aspects of the deal still far from being brought together, any grand bargain reached between the bloc’s premiers and presidents on Wednesday will likely be only the broad outline of a plan, leaving the fine print to be tackled by finance ministers in the coming days.
October 25, 2011 | Avoiding a referendum, Cameron vows to take back EU powers
British MPs have voted against a referendum on EU membership. But Prime Minister David Cameron indicated he will try to claw back EU powers in an upcoming review of the Treaty.
October 24, 2011 | Dutch parliament kept in the dark on government's stance at summit
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte clashed with parliament in the Hague on Saturday, over his refusal to elaborate on the government’s position at Sunday's eurozone summit for fear of giving away its negotiation strategy.
October 20, 2011 | Proposal seeks to censor ratings agencies
EU institutions are seeking to curb the powers of ratings agencies and some forms of speculative trading in a backlash against markets by Europe's political elite.
October 19, 2011 | Suggestions of eurozone exclusivity in voting raise objections
Deputies from eurozone countries should alone be allowed to vote on issues to do with the single currency in a special committee, a leading MEP has suggested.
October 18, 2011 | EU-dictated austerity comes under fire, defended by EU presidents
The EU presidents have declared their sympathies for the widening anti-austerity movement of ‘indignados’ but said turning away from austerity would be "irresponsible."
October 17, 2011 | Parliament pushes for more power in investigation
The European Parliament is seeking major new powers to conduct investigations, including the right to summon European commissioners, officials and national politicians to give evidence to inquiries into breaches of EU law.
October 13, 2011 | EU agricultural policy to be overhauled
The European Commission on Wednesday published keenly awaited proposals to overhaul its farm policy from 2014, capping payments to single farms and obliging the EU's 12 million landowners to become greener.
October 12, 2011 | Slovakia says no to bailout fund, dissolves government
The Slovak parliament on Tuesday (11 October) brought down the government in a no-confidence vote linked to the eurozone bail-out fund, a move putting in doubt a second rescue package for Greece as agreed by EU leaders in July.