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from EUobserver.com – Headline News
by Katinka Barysch
Will unconventional gas solve Europe?s energy security problem? Many EU member-states rely a lot on Russian gas; in the case of some Central and East European countries the dependence is total. What if these countries suddenly discovered that they themselves sit on huge gas reserves? They should not hold their breath. Unconventional gas will make a big difference to the EU?s energy security ? but perhaps not in the way that shale gas enthusiasts expect.
Today the Council Decision on fiscal surveillance and deficit reduction in Greece was published in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU):
Solidarity towards Greece and eurozone self-interest both motivated the efforts to get the team back into the play. The stakes were unprecedented on both sides, and they still are.
Six months after the entry into force of the Lisbon Treaty, the web pages of the European Council are still unhelpful with regard to such basic public information as the Rules of Procedure of the European Council.
According to a press release, the Committee of the Regions (CoR) – a consultative institution of the EU – has issued a critical opinion regarding the Commission’s plans for the European Citizens’ Initiative.
On April 22, Open VLD, the Flemish Liberal Party, withdrew from the Belgian government coalition after having lost confidence in the government?s handling of the complicated dossier surrounding the electoral district of Brussel-Halle-Vilvoorde (BHV).
Following the financial and economic crisis, what do the economic policy challenges look like for the governments in the EU (and the eurozone)?