All eyes on Greece, our eyes on Brussels


EU response to Greece is evidently dominating the debate during these crucial days.

NEU is alike focusing much of its attention to the important events holding the breath of millions of European citizens and beyond, following the situation with daily updates on the website.
But our newsletter, European and pro-European by birth, is unwilling to forget that the Union and its institutions, albeit fears and uncertainties on Grexit, continue to carry on their activities on a great number of significant issues.

The European calendar is full of events, and as we left behind a busy Strasbourg plenary and Eurogroup week, we are now approaching the next plethora of Parliamentary Committees meetings in Brussels in addition to two important Council appointments.

First, the Economic and Financial Affairs Council on 14 July, during which Luxembourg, that took over the rotating presidency of the Council of the EU at the beginning of the month, will present its work program for the upcoming six months; and second, the Foreign Affairs Council on 20 July.

For this reason, in this issue of NEU – Newsletter for the European Union that you are about to read, you will certainly find some space devoted to Greece, even though with a fresh perspective, namely the country’s pivotal role for European foreign policy.

But you will also read about the mobilisation of funds for social and micro entrepreneurs in the framework of the European Programme for Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI), about the call for proposals available under the EU Health Programme, as well as regarding the Union support for the adoption of an integrated and sustainable approach to urban mobility.

Therefore, all eyes on Greece, our eyes on Brussels.

Enjoy your reading.

Samantha Bruno
Editorial team – NEU

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