HR-Net - Hellenic Resources Network Compact version
Today's Suggestion
Browse through our Collection of Directories for Cyprus
HomeAbout HR-NetNewsWeb SitesDocumentsOnline HelpUsage InformationContact us
Monday, 23 October 2017
 
News
  Latest News (All)
     From Greece
     From Cyprus
     From Europe
     From Balkans
     From Turkey
     From USA
  Announcements
  World Press
  News Archives
Web Sites
  Hosted
  Mirrored
  Interesting Nodes
Documents
  Special Topics
  Treaties, Conventions
  Constitutions
  U.S. Agencies
  Cyprus Problem
  Other
Services
  Personal NewsPaper
  Greek Fonts
  Tools
  F.A.Q.
 

The Hellenic Radio (ERA): News in English, 09-03-01

The Hellenic Radio (ERA): News in English Directory - Previous Article - Next Article

From: The Hellenic Radio (ERA) <www.ert.gr/>

CONTENTS

  • [01] EU Summit: Skepticism & Divisions

  • [01] EU Summit: Skepticism & Divisions

    News

    The EU "27" leaders extraordinary Summit concluded with questions on whether statements about unity and solidarity in dealing with the world financial crisis were true or an alibi for the implementation of side policies. Most realistic evaluations speak of confirmation of division between the strong eurozone group states and the weak eastern and central Europe EU member states.

    It is characteristic that an agreement was not reached regarding special financial aid requested by eastern EU member states and appeals for more flexibility to terms for admission to eurozone. Neither were taken decisions to support auto-industry. The 9 leaders of central and eastern European states held a separate meeting prior to the EU "27" and warned of a new iron wall in the economic sector this time, which would create a two-speed union.

    German Chancellor, Angela Merkel refused Hungary's Prime-minister proposal for an additional 180 billion euro aid to support the banking system of eastern european states while Hungary, Poland, Esthonia, Latvia, and Lithuania appeals for more flexible terms for admission to eurozone group failed.

    The final text refers that "free market must be the vehicle to deal with the crisis. Talks about protectionism policies prevailed regarding side policies but it is characteristic that all leaders sped to condemn them, with first UK Prime-minister Gordon brown who has been blamed for such practices.

    There was divergence of views regarding France and Sweden's request for support of their auto-industries. Poor eastern European countries, which are unable to contribute, indicated unwillingness.

    News item: 19558


    The Hellenic Radio (ERA): News in English Directory - Previous Article - Next Article
    Back to Top
    Copyright 1995-2016 HR-Net (Hellenic Resources Network). An HRI Project.
    All Rights Reserved.

    HTML by the HR-Net Group / Hellenic Resources Institute, Inc.
    eraen2html v1.01 run on Sunday, 1 March 2009 - 21:48:11 UTC