EU opinion & policy debates - across languages |

Archives for Editor’s Choice

« The Western Balkans strategy is all about a European perspective, but it is a merit-based process, meaning each country has to do its homework first. Let’s use the momentum we created now and make decisive progress on the EU path » declared Commissioner Johannes Hahn. More than 15 years after the Thessaloniki Summit in… » read more

  Posted by EU-Logos

Guest blog post by David Ibsen, Executive Director of the not-for-profit Counter Extremism Project (CEP). Last just over a month ago, Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg survived his much anticipated first appearance before the U.S. Congress, in large measure because Senators and Representatives tried to focus too narrowly on how technology works, rather than how it… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

Who would have predicted that one day we would regret the competition between the nuclear powers? Cyberwarfare could be as dangerous as nuclear risk. Why ? Because we had learned to manage this one. Not this one yet. And that a poorly controlled cyber-conflict can trigger the traditional process of climbing to extremes. For a… » read more

  Posted by EU-Logos

North Korea broadened its threat to cancel President Trump’s upcoming nuclear summit with Kim Jong-Un, though the United States downplayed the sudden uncertainty. Kim Kye-gwan, North Korea’s deputy foreign minister, warned on Wednesday that Pyongyang was not interested in talks that would pressure the rogue state to “unilaterally” give up its nuclear program, taking aim… » read more

  Posted by EU-Logos

Today, the two antisystem parties, namely 5 Star and the League (formerly theLeague of the North) are ready to announce their government agreement. Luigi Di Maio, the young leader of the M5S and Matteo Salvini, the leader of the League will be received on Monday at the Quirinale, the presidential palace to announce the name… » read more

  Posted by EU-Logos

  As known, the elections are drawing near. The Presidential elections which will be held on June 24 will also determine the names of the deputies for the twenty-seventh term of office. In the presidential elections 6 candidates will run for office, the Council of Higher Election declared them as follows: Recep Tayyip Erdoğan Muharrem… » read more

  Posted by BBurak

Le 6 février dernier, le gouvernement polonais a proposé une loi mémorielle assez controversée à propos de la Shoah, génocide juif de la seconde guerre mondiale. Cette loi prévoit de poursuivre en justice « quiconque attribue à la nation ou à l’État polonais, de façon publique et en dépit des faits, la responsabilité ou la… » read more

  Posted by EU-Logos

We should reassess our approach to the European Union as an additional source of revenue for our national budget. It is nonsensical to calculate whether we pay more into the EU treasury than we receive in form of subsidies. European finances must address Europe-wide challenges, not substitute our own national investment in infrastructure or kindergartens.… » read more

  Posted by EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy

On April 26, the European Commission presented its plan to address disinformation. So far (48 hours after publication), there has not been much press reporting, the following links are however not exhaustive. The EU Communication encompasses a code of practice developed by online platforms, to be published by July 2018. It also encourages media literacy… » read more

  Posted by Media4EU

Brexit under the radar

If the House of Commons, Council and European Parliament are to approve any deal by 29 March 2019, negotiations will need to be done by the end of October 2018 at the latest. Taking into account the summer break, that is basically tomorrow! Not only have talks been advancing at a snail’s pace for months,… » read more

  Posted by Daniel Gueguen

In an interview released to the Press Service of the European Parliament on Wednesday 28th February 2018, the ALDE member Javier Nart called for more ways to address a global security issue that has concerned Community and international institutions for a long time now, namely terrorism funding. The Spanish Member of the European Parliament (MEP)… » read more

  Posted by EU-Logos

EurActiv Network