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Eu Presidency

Can Matteo Renzi Move Mainstream Europe?

Fabrizio Tassinari | Posted 09.20.2014 | World
Fabrizio Tassinari

An old saying in Rome has it that the favorite candidate always enters the conclave as the next pope but exits as a mere cardinal. Matteo Renzi, Italy's maverick prime minister, is Europe's man of the hour; but the six-month rotating EU presidency which Italy kicked off earlier this month may leave him severely diminished, unless he fulfills the promise of his leadership with tangible results.

Cyprus: Small Country, Big Presidency

Endy Zemenides | Posted 09.04.2012 | World
Endy Zemenides

On July 1, one of the EU's smallest states and most recent members -- the Republic of Cyprus -- assumed the six month presidency of the E.U. There are three reasons why Cyprus' presidency will be of such great consequence.

EU Cancels Entire Summit Because Obama Isn't Going

The Hill | Bridget Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Barack Obama's plan to skip a European Union-U.S. summit in May has led EU leaders to scrap the summit altogether. The White House signaled...

EU Leaders Deadlocked Over President Decision

AP | CONSTANT BRAND | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BRUSSELS — After years of effort the European Union named its first full-time president and powerful foreign policy chief on Thursday – bu...

Sweden EU Presidency Begins: Challenges Expected

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The last time Sweden ran the European Union, eight years ago, its reign was a mostly quiet one, memorable only for a riot that marred a summit in Goth...

Czech Government Ousted For First Time In History; Another Economic Casualty

AP | KAREL JANICEK | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PRAGUE — The Czech government collapsed Tuesday after losing a parliamentary no-confidence vote over its handling of the economic crisis. It wa...