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Macron shows the ‘Juncker dilemma’ does not exist – article EurActive

Europe needs serious reform if it is to avoid being turned into a mere museum for rich Chinese tourists. But it is clearly possible to be both European and succeed in the global economy, writes MEP Gunnar Hökmark. “We all … Continue reading

“We shall never forget the cost of non-enlargement” – Gunnar Hökmark’s intervention in the debate on Serbia

  In the European Parliament plenary debate on the European Commission 2016 Report on Serbia, Gunnar Hökmark underlined that the EU enlargement policy has been one of the Union’s main success stories and that we shall never forget the cost of … Continue reading

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Country specific recommendations from the Commission

24-05-2017  The Commission has launched its Country specific recommendations for 2017. GDP growth in the EU as a whole is expected to remain constant at 1.9%. Unemployment is expected to fall but it remains high in many countries.  Gunnar Hökmark … Continue reading

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Ten reasons to stop the European social pillar – article EUobserver

The spirit behind the efforts of the European Commission to address the malaise felt by EU citizens towards the Union deserves to be appreciated. However, it is by no means certain that last month’s proposal for a so-called European Pillar … Continue reading

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Future of Europe is unity, not uniformity – EU Observer

Brexit, Le Pen and Geert Wilders. These are only three expressions of the new European discontent that trembles though the corridors of Brussels. Amidst confusion and panic, and various attempts to display force, decisiveness and action are considered to be … Continue reading

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Letter of concern on Rustavi2

Today Gunnar Hökmark, together with 16 other Members of the European Parliament sent a letter to Giorgi Kvirikashvili, Prime Minister of Georgia, underlining concern regarding the ownership dispute of the independent TV channel Rustavi2. “It is a big achievement that … Continue reading

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Regrettable decision on Rustavi 2

Today Gunnar Hökmark expressed regret and serious concern over the decision by the Georgian Supreme Court to grant ownership of the independent television channel Rustavi 2 to Kibar Khalvashi, a close associate of the Georgian government and of oligarch and … Continue reading

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Rustavi 2 must stay independent

Today Gunnar Hökmark expressed concern regarding the forthcoming decision by the Georgian Supreme Court on the ownership dispute of the independent television channel Rustavi 2, and its potentially adverse effects on media plurality, editorial independence and transparent media ownership. “It … Continue reading