Alessandra Flora

Global Europe 25-03-2015

UK, Central Europe frown at Juncker’s European army

During an interview on 8 March, Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said that the EU needed its own military, in order to deal with the Russian threat, as well as to restore the bloc's standing around the world.

EU Priorities 2020 09-03-2015

Juncker paper fails to spark debate about eurozone’s future

National politicians have remained largely indifferent to a recent "analytical note" by the European Commission aimed at launching a debate over the future of the eurozone. EU leaders seem to be keeping their powder dry until the EU summit in June, when a second paper is expected. The EURACTIV network reports.

EU Priorities 2020 11-02-2015

Monti: Time to limit chaos in EU budget negotiations

EU leaders should avoid horse trading over the budget. Such chaotic negotiating damages the image of the European Union, said Mario Monti, in an interview with EURACTIV Italy.

EU Priorities 2020 24-11-2014

Italy’s re-industrialisation struggle illustrates Europe’s woes

SPECIAL REPORT: Italy’s battle to rescue its ailing industry has become emblematic of Europe’s economic woes, especially in the south. But a government campaign to save national firms from bankruptcy seems to be gaining traction, also thanks to backing from Pope Francis.