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Special meeting of the European Council

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29/08/2014

Institutional affairs

EU heads of state or government meet for a special meeting of the European Council on the appointment of a new President of the European Council and a new EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy. Leaders will also discuss international developments, in particular the situations in Ukraine, Iraq and Gaza.

 

Euro area unemployment rate at 11.5% - EU28 at 10.2% Choose translations of the previous link 

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29/08/2014

Employment and social rights, Statistics

The euro area (EA18) seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 11.5% in July 2014, stable compared with June 2014, but down from 11.9% in July 2013. The EU28 unemployment rate was 10.2% in July 2014, also stable compared with June 2014, but down from 10.9% in July 2013.

 
 

Special coverage

EU and Ukraine flags © EU

EU sanctions against Russia over Ukraine crisis

In response to the illegal annexation of Crimea and deliberate destabilisation of a neighbouring sovereign country, the EU has imposed restrictive measures against the Russian Federation.

 
The economic crisis – The EU’s response

The economic crisis – The EU’s response

The European Union has been responding to the global economic crisis through actions on different levels.

 
Multiannual financial framework 2014-2020

Multiannual financial framework 2014-2020

The multiannual financial framework (MFF, formerly ‘financial perspectives’) is a spending plan that translates the EU priorities into financial terms.

 
Europe 2020 – Europe's growth strategy

Europe 2020 – Europe's growth strategy

The strategy should ensure that Europe’s high quality of life, underpinned by its unique social model, is sustained and further enhanced.

 
EU Enlargement – State of play

EU Enlargement – State of play

EU Enlargement – State of play

 
Croatia joins the EU

Croatia joins the EU

On the 1 July 2013, Croatia became the 28th member of the EU.

 
 

Latest press releases and statements

Special meeting of the European Council (30 August 2014) ‒ Conclusionspdf

Institutional affairs, Council of the EU | 31/08/2014

Statement by Catherine Ashton on the appointment of Federica MogherinipdfChoose translations of the previous link 

External relations and foreign affairs, European External Action Service (EEAS) | 30/08/2014 20:03

Catherine Ashton at the Informal meeting of EU Foreign Ministers (Gymnich)pdfChoose translations of the previous link 

External relations and foreign affairs, European External Action Service (EEAS) | 30/08/2014 14:48

Statement by President Barroso following his meeting with President Poroshenko of UkraineChoose translations of the previous link 

External relations and foreign affairs, European Commission | 30/08/2014 14:18

Opening remarks by President Herman Van Rompuy at the European Councilpdf

Institutional affairs, Council of the EU | 30/08/2014

Fact Sheet - EU-Ukraine relations (Updated)pdfChoose translations of the previous link 

External relations and foreign affairs, European External Action Service (EEAS) | 29/08/2014 19:30

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Conférence de presse: France - Partie 2

31/08/2014 03:14

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Conférence de presse: France - Partie 3

31/08/2014 03:14

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Conférence de presse: France - Partie 4 (Q&A)

31/08/2014 03:13

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European Council Roundup

31/08/2014 02:40

This is a video summary of the extraordinary European Council held in Brussels on August 30. The main topics are the conflict in Ukraine and the appointment of the next President of the European Council and the new High Representative.

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National briefing: Germany - Part 3 (Q&A)

31/08/2014 02:13

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National briefing: Germany - Part 2 (Q&A)

31/08/2014 02:13

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Departure and doorstep Rajoy (ES)

31/08/2014 01:57

Departure and doorstep by Mariano RAJOY, Prime Minister of Spain, following the Special meeting of the European Council on 30 August 2014, in Brussels.

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Departures

31/08/2014 01:57

Departures following the Special meeting of the European Council on 30 August 2014, in Brussels.

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Final Press Conference - Part 2

31/08/2014 01:54

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RECORDED Special meeting of the European Council - Dutch national briefing

31/08/2014 01:51

Dutch national briefing by Mark RUTTE, Dutch Prime Minister

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National briefing: Germany - Part 1

31/08/2014 01:43

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Departure and doorstep Milanović (HR)

31/08/2014 01:37

Departure and doorstep by Zoran MILANOVIĆ, Prime Minister of Croatia, following the Special meeting of the European Council on 30 August 2014, in Brussels.

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Departure and doorstep Cameron (UK)

31/08/2014 01:31

Departure and doorstep by David CAMERON, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, following the Special meeting of the European Council on 30 August 2014, in Brussels.

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Departure and doorstep Băsescu (RO)

31/08/2014 01:27

Departure and doorstep by Traian BĂSESCU, President of the Republic of Romania, following the Special meeting of the European Council on 30 August 2014, in Brussels.

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RECORDED Special meeting of the European Council - Portuguese national briefing

31/08/2014 01:25

Portuguese National briefing by Pedro PASSOS COELHO, Portuguese Prime Minister

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RECORDED Special meeting of the European Council - Austrian national briefing

31/08/2014 01:05

Austrian National briefing by Werner FAYMANN, Austrian Federal Chancellor

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Special meeting of the European Council - final press conference

31/08/2014 00:50

Recorded cutaways

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RECORDED Special meeting of the European Council - Swedish national briefing

31/08/2014 00:50

Swedish National briefing by Fredrik REINFELDT, Swedish Prime Minister

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Special meeting of the European Council - final press conference

31/08/2014 00:39

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Special meeting of the European Council - final press conference

31/08/2014 00:34

Final press conference opening remarks by José Manuel BARROSO, President of the EC

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