Kristalina Georgieva, the current Bulgarian commissioner responsible for humanitarian aid who was a strong candidate to replace Catherine Ashton as EU chief, is likely to become budget commissioner in the next EU executive, a well-informed Bulgarian politician said.
French political leaders have been cultivating for 60 years the myth that they want a stronger Europe, but there is no diplomacy without a credible military arm. It is time to recover control over the means of sovereignty and France now needs to stop deluding itself, writes Stephen Boucher.
Anyone who will not say 'no pasarán' to Putin today places the European Union and its presumed values in a position of ridicule and consents to the destruction of international order, a group of Polish intellectuals write.
Current legislative work on endocrine disruptors, which is potentially being undermined by the Transatlantic Trade and Invenstment Partnership (TTIP), is a prime example of how short term profits are being given priority over people and the environment, argues Robert Pederson.
Russian President Vladimir Putin called yesterday (31 August) for immediate talks on the "statehood" of southern and eastern Ukraine, although his spokesman said this did not mean Moscow now endorsed “the Novorossiya militias” calls for independence for territory they have seized.
SPECIAL REPORT: The new European Commission needs to shift its focus from humanitarian aid in conflict zones to conflict prevention and intervene more as a ‘best supporting actor to the UN’, says a paper by the European Thi
Denmark's Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt on Sunday morning (31 August) revealed that she has nominated Economics and Internal Affairs Minister Margrethe Vestager as the country's next commissioner.
The two favorites to become the next European Council president and foreign chief, Poland's Prime Minister Donald Tusk and Italy's Foreign Minister Federica Mogherini, were appointed by EU heads of state and government in Brussels on Saturday (30 August).