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Is Juncker trying to establish an EU “deep state”?

With Brexit bickering on hold at this week’s EU summit as leaders prepare for a second phase of talks, the drama will be provided instead by national capitals’ efforts to rein in what some see as a brazen attempt at overreach by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker. European leaders worry …

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EU Commission is looking for staff level agreement on review by April 7

The aim is to reach a staff level agreement by the Eurogroup on April 7, European Commission spokesman Margaritis Schinas said on Monday, as Greece and lenders continue negotiations in order to conclude the second review of the current Greek program. The spokesman said that the negotiations between Greece and …

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Juncker: Greece aid program on shaky ground as IMF undecided

Greece’s third bailout program could fall apart as the International Monetary Fund has not yet made up its mind whether to take part in providing more aid, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said. “Yes, it is on a shaky ground in the sense that we don’t see how the International …

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EU Commission works towards a EU-wide minimum wage

The idea of adaption of a European minimum wage is not new. European Commission President-designate Jean-Claude Juncker said in July 2014 that he would work towards the introduction of a minimum social wage in each member state of the EU. Two years later, the discussion on the issue is high …

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What does EC President Jean-Claude Juncker do in a Greek tavern?

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker was spotted in a picturesque little tavern by the sea somewhere in the outskirts of Athens. Casually dressed with a simple shirt and adjusted to local SYRIZA-mode without tie, the neighbor next door Jean Claude enjoys local specialties and reads a newspaper. Quiz: Is this …

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One year Capital Controls in Greece – Was it worth it?

Remember that Sunday, on June 28th, a year ago? Remember the queues outside ATMs growing in a quick and non-stop pace? It was a day after Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras had announced a Referendum amid suffocating pressure from the European Union, financial dry out by the European Central Bank and …

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