ECA Audits EU Migration Management

Europe's Migrant Crisis

The European Court of Auditors is conducting an audit on EU migration management. In particular, the auditors will assess whether support for Greece and Italy has achieved its objectives and whether the asylum and return procedures have been effective and swift. They will examine the projects supported to determine their relevance, evaluate their design and…

UK Set to Lose Billions as a Result of Brexit

UK Set to Lose Billions

New analysis from the Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions (CPMR) estimates that the United Kingdom would be entitled to approximately 13 billion euros of regional development funding for the 2021-2027 period should it stay in the European Union.  The CPMR has published a projection of the share of funding from the EU Cohesion policy for…

European Investment Bank Celebrates its 60th Anniversary

President Werner Hoyer

In the year of its 60th anniversary, the EU bank supported EUR 230 billion of investment, meeting its Juncker Plan targets ahead of schedule and successfully navigating a politically difficult environment. Shifting its focus from Europe’s economic recovery to competitiveness, the European Investment Bank (EIB) Group zoomed in on market gaps identified by its experts, so…

Property Rules for International Marriages Clarified

Property Rules for International Marriages

The EU Regulations clarifying the rules applicable to property regimes for international married couples or registered partnerships apply as of this week. The regulations establish clear rules in cases of divorce or death and bring an end to parallel and possibly conflicting proceedings in various Member States, for instance on property or bank accounts. In…

EU Negotiations with UK on Brexit

Reports to the European Parliament - Michel Barnier

President Jean-Claude Juncker and Chief Negotiator for Article 50 Negotiations, Michel Barnier spoke this afternoon at the European Parliament’s Plenary session debate on the latest state of play concerning the Article 50 negotiations with the United Kingdom. They provided a reaction to the vote in the House of Commons last night. President Juncker said: “The Withdrawal…

Rinat Akhmetov Foundation Supporting the Rights of Civilians in Donbass

Rinat Akhmetov Supporting Donbass and Civilians

This week at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, Charles Tannock MEP hosted a reception to open an exhibition of original photographs entitled “Donbass and Civilians” compiled by the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation. The Rinat Akhmetov Foundation is the largest personal charitable initiative in Ukraine, writes James Wilson. “The main goal of the exhibition is to draw…

The Black Sea Basin in 2019

Black Sea in 2019

The British broadsheet, The Guardian , was the first to announce that the Black Sea Maritime Archaeology Project had discovered  the world’s oldest intact shipwreck at the bottom of the Black Sea, writes Hande Bozatli. A lack of oxygen at that depth had preserved the ship undisturbed for more than 2,400 years, the researchers said. Furthermore, National Geographic Archaeologist-in-Residence Fredrik…