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Prior to the 2014 European Parliament elections I examined all the runners and riders for President of the European Commission and other EU top jobs (2014 posts on President of the Commission: EPP, PES, Others | President of the European Council | High Rep for EU Foreign Policy). Now, with 9 months to go until… » read more

  Posted by Jon Worth Euroblog

Il bilancio europeo ha attratto l’attenzione dei media a seguito di dichiarazioni di importanti esponenti del governo italiano che, in diverse forme hanno indicato la volontà di mettere il veto sul bilancio europeo. Mi sembra utile chiarire cosa questo significa rispetto alle regole europee. La definizione ‘bilancio europeo’ viene usata genericamente per indicare sia il… » read more

  Posted by Alfredo De Feo European pratictioner and researcher

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas recently authored an op-ed calling for a rebalanced transatlantic relationship between Europe and the United States. The op-ed was a remarkable departure from conventional doctrine for a high-level German diplomat, who openly questioned America’s role in the world and sees the EU as an alternative defender of liberal values and… » read more

  Posted by europainmundo

More than a ‘Procedural’ Revision The European Union for the past few years has faced significant crises of political and economic nature. It has to deal for the first time in its 60-year history with a Member State wanting to exit from the Union; with hostility by and even trade wars with what used to… » read more

  Posted by ACELG

Article publié par la Fondation Robert Schuman : Les Balkans occidentaux[2] « présentent des symptômes évidents de captation de l’Etat, dont les liens avec la criminalité organisée et une corruption à tous les niveaux du gouvernement et de l’administration, ainsi que l’important enchevêtrement d’intérêts publics et privés ». C’est en ces termes crus que… » read more

  Posted by EU-Logos

Author: Vicky Marissen A task force of ‘common sense’ On 10 July, the report of the Task Force on Subsidiarity, Proportionality and ‘Doing Less More Efficiently’ was published. Set up at the end of 2017, the taskforce’s objective was to make recommendations on how better to apply the principles of subsidiarity and proportionality, identify policy… » read more

  Posted by Daniel Gueguen

On the 25th of June 2018, the European Union (EU) Foreign Affair Council took place in Luxembourg. One of the main issues addressed by the Council concerned the humanitarian crisis in Yemen that has been going on since 2015. Following the outbreak of the civil war between the central power and the Houthis, and the… » read more

  Posted by EU-Logos

The Crime Of The Century

For more than one year your author has been avidly following the regular news and gossip updates from the United States regarding the Mueller investigation. It is one of the reasons why this blog has been so quiet – the news I am most interested in appears to have little EU relevance. Then this weekend… » read more

  Posted by FinancialGuy Writes!

The main priorities of the state anticorruption policy in Ukraine should be defined in a special regulatory act – the Anticorruption Strategy. This is an important document for combating corruption in Ukraine, as it defines the main priorities of the state anticorruption policy for a certain period and is the only basis for the elaboration… » read more

  Posted by Ukrainian Think Tanks Liaison Office in Brussels

In a groundbreaking bill approved by Irish parliament on Thursday 12th of July, the Irish government is set to completely divest its Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF) from companies with shares in the fossil fuel industry. The move makes the Irish government the first government in the world to divest from fossil fuels. The Fossil… » read more

  Posted by Arthur Wyns - environmental journalist

Even those who did not expect much of the NATO summit currently held in Brussels may end up disappointed. At the last minute, Jens Soltenberg, the secretary-general of the organization announced the holding of a last-minute meeting, following Trump’s last declaration about NATO’s budget. Almost caricatural, the American president keep putting the topic on the… » read more

  Posted by EU-Logos

Dear Theresa May

Dear Theresa May, I feel compelled to write, expressing a desire and hope that the United Kingdom can change course from the current political disaster that is Brexit. My hope is not, surprisingly, that Brexit should be stopped. With such important issues at stake, the current state of negotiations between your government and the EU… » read more

  Posted by FinancialGuy Writes!

European Parliament votes to start interinstitutional negotiations on the revision of the European Citizens’ Initiative, but simultaneously commits to holding plenary debates on successful ECIs. On 5 July 2018, the European Parliament voted to start institutional negotiations on the European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) on the basis of the legislative report adopted by the Parliament’s Constitutional… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

Guest blog post by Mauricio Ruiz, Freelance Journalist “Morocco has made significant progress in promoting democracy and the respect of human rights,” said Willy Fautré, Director and Co-founder of Human Rights Without Frontiers (HRWF), on Tuesday June 26th, at the European Parliament. “There are nonetheless a number of issues that still need to be addressed,… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

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