Thursday 27 November 2014

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The EU & ‘benefit tourists’: Quo vadis European citizenship?

By Annette Schrauwen for ACELG On 11 November, the Court ruled in Dano that Member States can deny social assistance to EU citizens who do not work and are not looking for a job in the receiving state. According to Cameron, the decision was “simple common sense". But was it really?


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Gender justice is key for the next development framework

Posted by Blogactiv Team on 27th November 2014

Guest blogpost by Anjali Sen, member of the VSO International Board and South Asia Regional Director of the International planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) (full bio below). I have been part of [...]

Gambling on China’s Energy Revolution

Posted by Duncan Freeman on 27th November 2014

The joint announcement signed by presidents Xi Jinping and Barack Obama at the Asia-Pacific Cooperation (APEC) summit in Beijing brought climate change back to the international headlines. The document set [...]

The EU & ‘benefit tourists’: Quo vadis European citizenship?

Posted by ACELG on 26th November 2014

By Annette Schrauwen for ACELG On 11 November, the Court ruled in Dano that Member States can deny social assistance to EU citizens who do not work and are not [...]

Coming Soon: Another Cameron Speech

Posted by Andrew Duff on 26th November 2014

The Prime Minister is to make another much anticipated Big Speech about Europe. This time, the theme is immigration – or, rather, how to stem the alleged tide of EU [...]

A Strasbourg, le pape François stimule l’Europe

Posted by Emmanuel Morucci on 26th November 2014

«Que l’Europe, consciente de son passé, regarde avec confiance le futur pour vivre avec espoir le présent.» C’est par cette phrase écrite sur le livre d’or du Parlement européen que le [...]

Innovation Summit: better policy-making, beyond R&D programmes

Posted by Christophe Leclercq on 26th November 2014

The Innovation Summit hosted by the European Parliament on 17-20 November reviewed policies under the headline ‘a mandate for innovation’. The MEP-led organiser, K4I (Knowledge for Innovation), gathered 4 Commissioner, [...]

Parliament’s support for innovation and inter-institutional approach

Posted by Christophe Leclercq on 26th November 2014

Knowledge for Innovation, an MEP-led association, organized its 6th Innovation Summit this week, in partnership with several organisations including EurActiv, which covered several sessions, and moderated the conclusions (separate post). [...]

Juncker’s investment plan gets cool reception

Posted by Open Europe blog team on 26th November 2014

This is the name which has been given to the long touted €315bn investment fund which European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has put front and centre of his programme to [...]

Higher inflation does not guarantee more jobs

Posted by Eberhard Rhein on 26th November 2014

On Friday (21 November) Mario Draghi, the ECB President, has provoked fireworks at EU stock exchanges after promising he would do all in his power to push inflation in the [...]

25 years into transformation – what’s next?

Posted by adamczyzewski on 26th November 2014

A conference commemorating 25 years of Poland’s political transformation was held at the Warsaw School of Economics on November 19th 2014. Interested in what conclusions can be drawn from past [...]

« Nous sommes et seront toujours une Nation d’immigrants » (Barack Obama)

Posted by EU-Logos on 26th November 2014

Jeudi 20 novembre 2014 Barak Obama a annoncé des nouvelles mesures qui détermineraient la régularisation d’au moins 4 sur 11,4 millions des migrants actuellement résidant illégalement sur le territoire américain. [...]

Addressing the investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) nightmare

Posted by Blogactiv Team on 25th November 2014

By Sorin MOISA MEP The importance of ISDS is blown out of proportion by its supporters, some of whom may suffer from a degree of strategic blindness. It is simply not [...]

What EU funded low-carbon energy solutions in Polish regions?

Posted by Bankwatch on 24th November 2014

The low-carbon energy ambitions of Polish regions for future EU funding are very diverse with only a few promising cases as an analysis of the Operational Programmes of Polish regions [...]

Owen Paterson: Has he called for #Brexit or #EUReform?

Posted by Open Europe blog team on 24th November 2014

BBC reports is is #BrexitFormer Cabinet Minister Owen Paterson has just made a hard hitting speech on the UK’s relationship with the EU. He made a familiar case that the [...]

New study warns of sugar content in children’s juice drinks

Posted by Chris Whitehouse on 24th November 2014

Political Consultant Sam Blainey highlights a new report on sugar levels in children’s drinks. To read Sam’s article, please click here. The Whitehouse Consultancy is one of Europe’s leading public affairs and communications [...]