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Local government in the European Union: closing the cycle of integration

When people think of EU policymaking, they usually think of developments within EU institutions. But local authorities across Europe are responsible for a wide range of social and economic tasks which are regulated by the EU. Marius Guderjan and Tom Verhelst explain why understanding this local dimension of EU policy …

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Can the Dutch falcon turn into a dove? – European integration

After the longest coalition negotiations in Dutch parliamentary history, a new government was finally sworn in on January 10, 2022. As Mark Rutte returns to lead his record fourth government, one of the most significant changes has been the appointment of Sigrid Kaag as finance minister. Kaag is the leader …

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The most pro-European German government ever? – European integration

The new German federal government took office on 8 December. After the Merkel era, this is a turning point not only for Germany, but also for the European Union. Brussels is waiting for new impulses from its largest member state. The new government brings together the three parties which had …

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How Polish-German relations turned sour – European integration

After the end of the Merkel era, Germany’s new progressive coalition heralds a wave of change in German politics. But the new government will face old challenges, unresolved by the outgoing cabinet. One of them remains the chaotic relationship with Germany’s eastern neighbor, Poland. The Polish-German relationship has not been …

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UK, Japan envision economic integration through digital trade

The unveiling of the US $ 490 billion fiscal stimulus package in November coincided with the announcement by the UK Department for International Trade of a new export strategy. The aim is to increase exports to £ 1 trillion per year (£ 1.35 trillion) by 2030, from the current £ …

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Hungary Orban targets Muslims in attempt to integrate Bosnia into EU

Bosnian officials and religious leaders denounced on Wednesday suggestions expressed by Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban and his spokesman that the integration of Bosnia and Herzegovina into the European Union will be difficult due to its large Muslim population. Orban spokesman Zoltan Kovacs tweeted that “the challenge with Bosnia is …

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Balkan Open Initiative is better for Serbia than European integration – PoliticsEnglish

For Serbia, the Open Balkans initiative is a better solution than European integration, because it would not have to give up its ties with Russia and China, Andjelkovic said. Source: Tanjug Wednesday 22 December 2021 | 09:25 Tanjug / AP Photo / Franc Zhurda Political scientist Dragomir Andjelkovi adds that …

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Themes of the Alliance for Development in Democracy

Puerto Plata, DR. The demand that the international community undertake the search for alternatives for a solution to the crisis in Haiti, the defense of democratic values, with the call for the freedom of political prisoners in Nicaragua, and the promotion of trade, in addition to economic integration, are the …

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France-Italy treaty “will encourage” European integration, according to Draghi

Frenchman Emmanuel Macron, left, and Italy’s Mario Draghi held a press conference after signing a deal that could tip the balance of power in Europe. / Remo Casilli / Reuters Frenchman Emmanuel Macron, left, and Italy’s Mario Draghi held a press conference after signing a deal that could tip the …

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Romania’s “Hungarian problem”: a minority caught between integration and self-segregation

Romania is home to a large Hungarian population and the country’s legal system provides for a number of rights relating to the use of the Hungarian language in public life. Yet like Beata Huszka argues that the way in which these rights have been implemented is often problematic and may …

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Need for an integration policy

Immigration has become one of the defining issues of our time in Europe. However, the European Union has failed to adopt a pragmatic migration policy agreed by all the Member States to alleviate the pressure on the main countries of arrival. There is no shortage of political rhetoric on the …

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Ethiopia and Horn of Africa finance ministers affirm commitment to regional economic integration

Addis Ababa, June 27, 2021 (Walta) – Ethiopian Finance Minister Ahmed attended a meeting with the finance ministers of Djibouti, Kenya, Somalia and Sudan to discuss the progress of the Horn of Africa Initiative (HoAI) in areas such as trade and energy as well as to develop a regional digital …

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Pashinyan supports closer economic “integration” with Russia

MOSCOW (RFE / RL) – Armenia has pledged to further deepen its trade relations with Russia, its main ally and trade partner, Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said on Tuesday (October 19th). “The Russian Federation not only plays a key role in maintaining peace and stability in our region, but also …

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Ukraine’s EU integration plan is not good for Europe

On February 3, 2022, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan paid an official visit to Ukraine, during which he succeeded in putting his signature on a Turkey-Ukraine free trade agreement after more than ten years of negotiations on the provisions of the document. But that was not the only achievement of …

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Merkel says it is in the EU’s interest to advance Balkan integration

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy has urged his compatriots to maintain their resistance against Russian forces despite bombardments and encirclement efforts against major cities. Live briefing: Russia invades Ukraine Consult the RFE/RL live briefing on Russia’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine and how Kiev is fighting back and the West is reacting. …

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Definition of economic integration

What is economic integration? Economic integration is an arrangement among nations that typically includes the reduction or elimination of trade barriers and the coordination of monetary and fiscal policies. Economic integration aims to reduce costs for both consumers and producers and to increase trade between the countries covered by the …

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Germany, France call Georgia “close partner” and denounce Russian-Abkhaz economic integration talks

Germany and France issued a joint statement earlier today calling Georgia a “close partner” which has “undergone enormous democratic changes over the past two decades”, including strengthening its ties with the United States. NATO and the European Union, in which it plays “an exemplary role”. Building strong institutions is the …

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ASEAN needs more economic integration to ensure a strong recovery after Covid-19: Chan Chun Sing, Economy News & Top Stories

SINGAPORE – ASEAN countries should continue to foster closer economic ties within the group and beyond, placing the region at the forefront of global recovery from the Covid-19 crisis, the minister said on Thursday Singaporean Trade and Industry Officer, Chan Chun Sing. ). While closer integration has been a long-standing …

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Act to strengthen economic integration

Sheikh Fazle Fahim, president of the Bangladesh Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI), called for measures to strengthen the economic integration of Bangladesh and India with other neighboring countries in South Asia. South. He also urged South Asian countries to come to Bangladesh to explore the country’s untapped …

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Várhelyi: Regional economic integration is an opportunity to get closer to the EU market

BRUSSELS – Regional economic integration between Belgrade, Podgorica, Pristina, Sarajevo, Skopje and Tirana is not a deviation from the European path, but an opportunity for modernization and rapprochement with the European Union market, said the European Enlargement Commissioner Olivér Várhelyi in the author’s text for Politika, reports FoNet. The reduction …

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ASEAN lacks real economic integration

As European businesses grow more confident to invest in ASEAN, the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) is creating uncertainty for some business prospects, according to a recent survey by the EU-ASEAN Business Council . Released on Monday, the EU-ASEAN Business Sentiment Survey – which surveys European businesses in the region – …

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South Asian countries neglect regional economic integration at their peril – The diplomat

Advertising From the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) to the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), Asia-Pacific finds itself remade by mega-regional free trade agreements. The first, which entered into force in December 2018, brings together 11 countries on both sides of the Pacific Ocean and represents the …

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MENA Economic Integration in the Age of Fragmentation

Economic integration with the rest of the world has eluded the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. It represents 5.5% of the world’s population and 3.9% of global GDP. Yet its share in world non-oil trade is 1.8 percent, rising to 6.2 percent when oil is included. The nature …

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Museveni’s roots for the political and economic integration of Africa

Unless Africa integrates economically and politically, it risks being invaded by outside forces as happened during colonialism, warned President Museveni. Speaking at the 32nd Ordinary Summit of African Union Heads of State in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, President Museveni said Africa’s future could only be guaranteed if the continent benefits from …

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Not turning back 70 years of global economic integration

Since the end of World War II, a broad consensus in favor of global economic integration as a force for peace and prosperity has been a pillar of the international order. Since the fall of the Berlin Wall a generation ago, the power of markets in promoting economic progress has …

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Can ASEAN economic integration succeed? – The Diplomat

Advertising Later this month, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) will host its 32nd summit. ASEAN’s themes for 2018, under Singapore’s chairmanship, are “resilience and innovation”. Both will be needed if group members are to iron out their differences and address their challenges. Economically, for example, the Bertelsmann Transformation …

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Svilanović: We should look to Western Balkan regional economic integration

MUNICH/SARAJEVO – The prospects for the reform processes of the economies of South-East Europe in the light of the current dilemma of whether or not they should be pursued in the context of accession to the European Union, has been the topic discussed in detail at the BMW Foundation Global …

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