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Archives for EU Elections 2014

Après la constitution d’une « Gross Koalition » qui a permis de désigner un Président de la Commission qui reflète les orientations politiques des européens, la « parlementarisation » —signe de démocratisation— d’un régime européen jusque là difficile à qualifier est en marche. Elle se poursuit avec une déclaration de politique générale par J.-C. Juncker qui constitue […]

The election of Jean-Claude Junker as President of the European Commission -unless he is not ratified by the European Parliament on November 1st- is literally a win of democracy for the European Union (EU). Mr Junker was the candidate with EPP and as long as his party won in the elections for the European Parliament, […]

Stakes are high that Sergei Stanishev, (outgoing) leader of the Bulgarian Socialist Party and (still) President of PES, the Party of European Socialists, will be his country candidate for EU Commissioner. Boyko Borissov, former Prime Minister said bets that Stanishev will be the Bulgarian candidacy, to be announced by the outgoing Prime Minister Plamen Oresharski. […]

In a recent op-ed (2 July), Friends of the European Commission – which is made up of former EU officials and private sector representatives – is proposing a number of ideas on how to improve the efficiency of the Commission in order to better meet the expectations of member states and citizens. See… Overall, the […]

Motto Europaparlament

“Dieses Mal wird es anders” – mit diesem Motto war das Europaparlament bei den letzten Europawahlen angetreten. Tatsächlich bläst den Pro-Europäern seit dieser Wahl ein heftiger Gegenwind entgegen. Populisten jeglicher Couleur und erklärte Europagegner werden künftig in “Europas Herzen” Obstruktion betreiben. Alles in allem machen sie fast ein Viertel der gewählten Volksvertreter in Straßburg aus. […]

The European elections confirmed the existence of a new reality in Europe. This one involves us directly and has the ability to influence the overall European policy. The Eurosceptic gauntlet was thrown, both a challenge for Member States and European institutions. When is extremism boosted? When the existing gaps and vulnerabilities in our society are […]

With Jean-Claude Juncker, the European Union got its first elected major offical. Voter’s will has eventually prevailed over backroom-ism in Brussel, ushering a new era in the unification of Europe. The debate on his nomination in previous weeks turned into an unprecendented common display of democratic will, that might have ultimately sealed this turning point. […]

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