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European Commission President says Egypt 'important partner', assures continued support in food security

Sat, 09 Sep 2023 - 01:41 GMT

The President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, assured President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi of the European Union's continued support to Egypt in the field of food security.

European Commission president says will visit Egypt next week

Thu, 09 Jun 2022 - 12:35 GMT

President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen said that she will be in Egypt next week to discuss with President Abdel Fattah al Sisi to discuss the global food crises caused by the Ukrainian-Russian conflict.

Egypt, European Commission discuss bilateral coop., COP27 & innovative financing to support development

Tue, 12 Apr 2022 - 01:29 GMT

Al-Mashat shared Egypt’s role in supporting climate change, and efforts in mitigation and adaptation, including clean and renewable energy and green hydrogen; in line with Egypt’s Vision 2030, the National Climate Change Strategy 2050, Egypt’s role in Africa, and in light of the development financing allocated by the European Union to the African Continent to implement a strategy for green hydrogen.

Presidents of 8 EU states call for immediate talks on Ukrainian membership

Tue, 01 Mar 2022 - 10:32 GMT

"We, the Presidents of the EU member states: the Republic of Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, the Republic of Estonia, the Republic of Latvia, the Republic of Lithuania, the Republic of Poland, the Slovak Republic, and the Republic of Slovenia strongly believe that Ukraine deserves receiving an immediate EU accession perspective," the letter said.

Sisi meet Presidents of European Council, European Commission in Brussels

Fri, 18 Feb 2022 - 11:17 GMT

President Abdel Fattah El Sisi met Friday with President of the European Council Charles Michel and President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen, Presidential Spokesman Bassam Rady said in a statement.

Film, pop stars line up for global COVID-19 fundraising gig

Mon, 22 Jun 2020 - 01:54 GMT

International music and film stars will headline a globally televised and streamed fundraising concert on Saturday to help fight COVID-19.

EU Commissioner visits Egypt for Africa-Europe partnership

Mon, 06 May 2019 - 01:46 GMT

His visit comes in light of Egypt’s chairmanship of the African Union (AU) from February 2019 to January 2020, the EU Commission said in a statement on Monday.

Italian parliament passes budget in confidence vote, after EU deal

Sun, 30 Dec 2018 - 04:00 GMT

The Italian parliament on Saturday passed the government's 2019 budget just ahead of an end-year deadline.

Euro rises on hopes of Italian budget compromise

Wed, 21 Nov 2018 - 09:20 GMT

The European Commission is set to take the first step on Wednesday towards disciplining Italy over its draft fiscal plan.

Thousands march against graft in Bucharest on third anniversary of deadly fire

Wed, 31 Oct 2018 - 03:30 GMT

Thousands of Romanians marched through Bucharest in protest against corruption on Tuesday on the third anniversary of a deadly nightclub fire.

Euro wilts before EU decision on Italy budget

Tue, 23 Oct 2018 - 08:35 GMT

“This would require Italy to provide a plan of corrective action to rein in its large public debt, currently at 130 percent of GDP vs the 60 percent Maastricht rule,” Wee said.

German industry groups warn U.S. on tariffs ahead of EU-US meeting

Sun, 22 Jul 2018 - 12:10 GMT

German industry groups warned on Sunday, ahead of a meeting between European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and U.S. President Donald Trump.

A look into Egypt-EU thriving trade relations

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 - 12:25 GMT

Egypt’s exports to the European Union (EU) increased 24 percent year-on-year in the first 11 months of 2017, reaching €7.5 billion.

EU ready to hit big U.S. tech firms with 3 pct turnover tax

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 - 10:00 GMT

Large companies with significant digital revenues in the European Union such as Google and Facebook could face a 3 percent tax.

Brussels slams seven EU states for 'aggressive' tax policies

Wed, 07 Mar 2018 - 04:00 GMT

Seven EU countries will face unprecedented criticism from Brussels for "aggressive" tax policies that undercut other member states.

Poland's new PM sees punishment from Brussels coming

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 - 11:34 GMT

Poland's new prime minister said on Thursday he expected the European Commission to launch an unprecedented punishment procedure against Warsaw.

EasyJet wins unconditional EU approval to buy Air Berlin assets

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 - 06:46 GMT

British budget airline easyJet (EZJ.L) gained unconditional EU antitrust approval on Tuesday .

EX-Catalan leader slams EU for 'helping' Spanish PM

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 - 02:00 GMT

Deposed Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont on Tuesday slammed the European Union for backing what he termed Spanish PM Mariano Rajoy's "coup d'etat".

Polish reforms of judiciary pose threat to rule of law

Mon, 06 Nov 2017 - 05:51 GMT

Polish reforms of its judiciary pose a systemic threat to the rule of law in the country and Warsaw must change tack, the European Commission said on Monday.

EU considers expanding economic cooperation with Egypt

Mon, 30 Oct 2017 - 12:18 GMT

Hahn said that the EU will increase its efforts to support the small and medium enterprises (SMEs) sector in Egypt.