Choosing political parties and candidates in today’s gloomy Greek reality and in the actual economic and social circumstances is undoubtedly one of the most responsible and at the same time difficult decisions a Greek voter is expected to make. This choice becomes even harder, having in mind that the forthcoming double (...)
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Last Sunday – The first two functional satellites of Galileo, the European global positioning system, are scheduled for launch in June. The take-off from Kourou Space Centre will mark the end of years of delays during which the programme faced more political (...) by
10 April 2014 – Following a period of subdued and difficult relations between the European Union and China, Chinese President Xi Jinping’s first trip to Europe this week—which will include a stopover at the EU’s headquarters in Brussels, the first-ever such visit (...) by
6 April 2014 – If there is an event which will go down in the history books as the most important one in the first half of 2014 the Ukrainian crisis and the annexation of Crimea by Russia is definitely the top candidate. For the chain of events that started (...) by | 2 comments
3 April 2014 – United in diversity: This is the motto of the European Union. In this sense, the European progress is measured against the degree of European integration. One of the essential components of such integration is the preservation, as well as the (...) by ,
31 March 2014 – The 100th anniversary of WWI offers the opportunity to compare the current crisis with those occurred during the past century. The two World Wars, the great depression, fascism and nazism are aspects of the crisis of the nation-state. In fact, (...) by | 1 comment
29 March 2014 – The European Parliament elections at the end of May are going to be a tight race for the first place between the Social Democrats (S&D) and the European People’s Party (EPP). Other established parties like the Liberals (ALDE) and the Greens (...) by
25 March 2014 – EU citizens have the right to vote either in their country of origin or in their country of residence, including in the UK. Being able to vote here is an important EU right, because it allows you to have a say in things that matter where you (...) by
23 March 2014 – On March 6th and 7th 2014, around 2,200 participants including leaders of major EU institutions, heads of state and government, party leaders and delegates from The European People’s Party met at the EPP Party Congress in Dublin. This landmark (...) by
20 March 2014 – Often wrongly called Eastern countries, or ex- Soviet Union countries or the post-communist countries, the countries of Central Europe, namely Hungary, Slovakia, the Czech Republic and additionally Poland and Austria, struggle to reposition (...) by ,
17 March 2014 – The political parties and the other actors (institutions, movements, lobby groups, think tanks) are taking on this election period. The nature of the election with the election by proportional representation, produces a particular polarization: (...) by ,
15 March 2014 – The European Parliament elections in 2014 will allow for a democratic breakthrough if all possibilities offered by the Lisbon Treaty are applied. The President of the European Commission would then be chosen from a democratically elected (...) by ,
11 March 2014 – Ilze Juhansone is Permanent Representative of Latvia to the European Union. She enlightens for us various burning and topical issues at the European level and depicts her country, ten years after joining the EU. What is your government reaction (...) by
7 March 2014 – My name is Dimitri, a Russian name, but I’m French, I live in Ireland and my wife was born in the Ukraine (a part of USSR at the time). Yes, I know, kind of complicated. When the Ukrainian revolution started on Maidan, we started following it (...) by
6 March 2014 – My name is Dimitri, a Russian name, but I’m French, I live in Ireland and my wife was born in the Ukraine (a part of USSR at the time). Yes, I know, kind of complicated. When the Ukrainian revolution started in Maidan, we started following it (...) by
3 March 2014 – Voters can no longer complain that there is no such thing as choice in politics. As the European Union is gearing up for what will be a rocky election season, with far-right parties expected to win a sizeable chunk of votes, the array of options (...) by | 2 comments
27 February 2014 – In Ireland, it is almost an immutable fact of life that with an economic crisis comes a wave of emigration. It is said that where the French would riot, the Irish quietly leave. This has certainly been true of the recent decline in Irish (...) by
24 February 2014 – The use of chemical weapons on the Damascus suburbs brought a wave of indignation in international public opinion and led to US President Obama threatening a retaliatory strike against Syria. This threat did not receive the expected support (...) by
22 February 2014 – I’m from Portugal, a country whose king-to-be had to win against his mother, a countess, in the São Mamede battle in order to become independent. This was in 1128. Now, in 2014, how can a nation become an independent state? In some parts of the (...) by
18 February 2014 – Ukrainians have now been demonstrating for three months, at least 10 people died and close to 500 were injured. In yet another Cold War-style stream of East-West tensions, Vladimir Putin plays it like Stalin and the West like John Lennon. Time (...) by
16 February 2014 – On the 31 January, the first step of an ambitious project has been taken: Europe in our hands. This project, which aims to form a human chain made up of Europeans, has now launched its website: http://www.europeinourhands.net. Le Taurillon, the (...) by ,
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- Jon Worth Euroblog Yesterday, by JonWith the European elections now just over a month away, every campaign organisation in Brussels is coming up with its demands for wannabe MEPs before the election. ALTER-EU, the campaign for lobby transparency, has released its campaign site (...)
- EurActiv.com Yesterday, by Andrei Schwartz / EurActiv.roFor political forces in Romania, the European elections are first and foremost a test before the presidential election, to be held later this year. EurActiv Romania reports.
- EurActiv.com Yesterday, by Frédéric Simon | EurActiv.comFor an industry body, passing on the message that consumers may want to buy less of your product may seem suicidal. Yet this is what SpiritsEurope is attempting to do with the concept of “responsible (...)
- EurActiv.com Yesterday, by EurActiv.comUsing olive oil instead of butter when cooking a meal may not lower heart risk, according to new research by the British Heart Foundation.
- EurActiv.com Yesterday, by Cécile Barbière | EurActiv.fr - article translated from French
- EurActiv.com Yesterday, by Laurens CerulusAs European politicians hit the campaign trail for the May EU elections, the online project FactcheckEU documents how truthful their campaign speeches really are.
- EurActiv.com Yesterday, by Arthur NeslenThe international aid effort in the Central African Republic (CAR) is beset by strategic ambiguity, unclear objectives, funding shortfalls, incompetent administration, and failing political will according to Father Aurelio Gazzera, a Carmelite (...)
- Politicians and academics should welcome an in-out referendum in the UK in 2017: it is a fantastic incentive to come up with new ideas on ways of governing Europe, writes Deirdre Curtin.
- Prospects of an in-out referendum on the United Kingdom's membership of the EU is not all doom and gloom: Charles Grant sees reasons both for welcoming the debate and for supporting a vote to stay (...)
- EurActiv.com Yesterday, by Cécile Barbière | EurActiv.fr - article translated from FrenchThe French cabinet reshuffle brought the development and francophonie portfolios under one secretary of state, an arrangement that many struggle to understand. EurActiv France reports.
- EurActiv.com Yesterday, by EurActiv with ReutersKosovo's premier has summoned parliament to vote on creating an EU-backed special court to try ethnic Albanian ex-guerrillas accused of harvesting organs from murdered Serbs during the Balkan state's 1990s war, but criticised the plan as an (...)
- In his new book, Philippe Legrain, a former adviser to European Commission President José Manuel Barroso, says European leaders are responsible for the record-high unemployment and rock-bottom growth afflicting the (...)
- EurActiv.com Yesterday, by EurActiv with ReutersThe United States, Russia, Ukraine and the European Union called after crisis talks yesterday (17 April) for an immediate halt to violence in Ukraine, where Western powers believe Russia is fomenting a pro-Russian separatist (...)
- Romania plans to exempt large industrial energy users from paying up to 85% of their renewable energy costs for 10 years, the economy ministry said on Thursday (17 April), hoping to avoid the threat of job cuts in an election (...)
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