13th Dec 2019


Greece and creditors reach agreement

Greece reached a 'staff level' agreement with its European creditors over the weekend, which will be presented to eurozone finance ministers on Monday. The Kathimerini newspaper said the deal included several reforms including the sale of four power plants. EU commissioner Pierre Moscovici said the deal would send "a strong signal of confidence to investors" in Greece. Kathimerini quoted him saying, "The Greek people's sacrifices must finally be rewarded."

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Pressure mounts to grill Malta's Muscat at EU summit

The Dutch prime minister and figures from the European Parliament are both piling on pressure for leaders at the EU summit to discuss the rule of law in Malta, as the presence of the island-nation's prime minister draws protests.


Revealed: little evidence to justify internal border checks

EUobserver has obtained notification reports from five European states explaining why they want to impose internal border checks. Few provide any substantial evidence to justify the controls, putting the European Commission in a difficult position to end them.

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