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27th Jun 2022

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Seven EU states put off legal obligations to join the euro

The European Central Bank said Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Croatia, Hungary, Poland, Romania and Sweden fulfil most of the economic criteria to join the single currency area. The seven countries are obliged to eventually join the euro, but the ECB said in its annual convergence review that none had solved legal problems related to, among other things, central bank independence and integration into the eurosystem.

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How to enhance EU cybersecurity

The Hungarian hacking allowed Russian intelligence to read 'over the shoulder' of an EU member state for an extended period of time. The difficulty for the EU is that it's not one nation, but a combination of 27 cybersecurity policies.

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Competing options for EU enlargement

We now have French president Emmanuel Macron's "European Political Community", European Council president Charles Michel's "European Geopolitical Community", and former Italian PM Enrico Letta's "European Confederation" — among others.

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