On 7 February 2017, Valdis Dombrovskis, Vice-President of the EC in charge of the Euro, Social Dialogue, Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union, participated in the 15th Annual European Financial Services Conference, entitled “The Shifting Sands of European Financial Services”, in Brussels. The Vice-President made the keynote presentation.
This week we here on Europe Today feature an extract from that presentation speech.
Music from Norway (Gabrielle)
This week we featured an extract from the recent opening statement by Frans Timmermans, Vice-President of the EC, on Democracy and justice in Romania.
We also feature some of the opening statement Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the EC, gave in the framework of the EP plenary session in Brussels. She reported on Travel restrictions following US president executive orders.
The people of The Netherlands have a very important election coming up in March. “Europe Today” spoke to Dubliner, Sean Waldron (ex denizen of the beautiful City of Utrecht), to find out about the apparent rise of the far right in what many would consider to be the most liberal of European countries.
We also have an extract from the recent speech by Maltese President, Marie Louise Coleiro Preca, on the occasion of the Maltese Presidency of the Council of the EU
♪ Music this week from the Netherlands ( Eefje de Visser) ♫
A massive big thank you to Sean Waldron
Among other interesting items on the programme this week we brought you the news that brilliant Irish rock band “Walking on Cars” have just been awarded a European Breaking Borders award for emerging artists. Well done guys, you deserve it because you’re fantastic.