EU debt down to 85.1% of GDP

Saturday, 27 April 2019 15:12
EU's euro zone public debt was down to 85.1% of gross domestic product (GDP) at the end of the fourth quarter of 2018: 9,859 billion euros.

500 € banknotes no longer printed

Saturday, 27 April 2019 14:53
500-euro notes will disappear soon.
A new report released yesterday predicts that the European Parliament elections on 23 – 26 May will result in an increase in votes for Eurosceptic parties and a division of the parliament into three almost equal party blocs which could result in a deadlock in its decision-making.

International Women’s Day Celebration

Sunday, 07 April 2019 10:02
On 7 March, an event in celebration of the International Women’s Day was held at the Chinese Mission to the EU.
The presidential elections in Ukraine on Sunday resulted in a landslide victory for Volodomyr Zelensky, a 41-year-old law student and comedian who in very short time established a new party and defeated the incumbent president since 2014, Petro Poroshenko, gaining 73 % in the runoff vote.
The President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, has expressed his condolences and support to the families of victims following the series of explosions taking place in Sri Lanka Sunday.
Translators and interpreters, psychiatrists and other legal experts will now be paid more quickly for the services they provide.
The European Parliament voted on Wednesday in favour (304 against 207) of the older 'proven' technology of WIFI to let the cars of the future talk to each other, instead of the new 5G telecom network.
Kazakhstan will hold an early presidential election on 9 June, Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev announced earlier this week.
The European Parliament approved on Wednesday a proposal for a 10,000 person increase of the permanent body of European Border and Coast Guards Agency (formerly Frontex) by 2027.