8th Dec 2023


New president for European Committee of the Regions

The European Committee of the Regions (CoR) elected on Wednesday a socialist member of the Azores regional parliament, Vasco Alves Cordeiro, as their new president for the next two-and-a-half years years. Former president Apostolos Tzitzikostas, governor of Central Macedonia in Greece, was elected as the first vice-president. Cordeiro, who has been a CoR member since 2013, is the first Portuguese president of the committee.

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Spain's Nadia Calviño backed to be EIB's first female chief

With less than a month to go before the start of a new leadership of the European Investment Bank, the world's largest multilateral lender, the path seems finally clear for one of the candidates, Spanish finance minister Nadia Calviño.


Is there hope for the EU and eurozone?

While some strengths may have been overlooked recently, leading to a more pessimistic outlook on the EU and the euro area than the truly deserve, are there reasons for optimism?

Polish truck protest at Ukraine border disrupts war supplies

Disruption at the Polish-Ukrainian border by disaffected Polish truckers is escalating, potentially affecting delivery of military aid to Ukraine. A Polish request to reintroduce permits for Ukrainian drivers has been described as "a shot to the head" during war.

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