Following today's agreement in the Council on Data Protection, in an exclusive op-ed, MEP Viviane Reding reminds us that the EU countries' position seems to substantially water down the Commission's proposal.
EU Institutions are currently discussing several options for the reform of Investor-to-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS). Yet, only a public court can yield the targeted public policy objectives: investment protection, judicial independence and right to regulate, writes Viviane Reding.
Great care is needed to make sure that European public services are excluded from the scope of the Trade in Services agreement under negotiation between the EU and 22 other trade partners. A possible solution could be to include a gold-standard clause, writes Klaus Heeger.
Only three months after the Barroso II Commission left office, some prominent members have already made moves in their professional careers which are putting to test the EU executive’s policy on revolving doors, writes Vicky Cann.
Overshadowed by the highly mediatised Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, the Trade in Services Agreement (TISA) negotiations are moving along, and will appear on the radar this year, promises Luxembourgish MEP Viviane Reding, responsible for the dossier.
To stay competitive on a global scale, the European Union needs to mobilize the untapped potential and talent of women in all spheres, write a number of women leaders, after launching the EU Women Caucus on 2 December, 2014.
Seven of the present EU Commissioners stood for European elections and all were elected. Commission President José Manuel Barroso announced today (1 July) that four of them will take their MEP seats, and informed of the temporary re-allocation of their portfolios, pending decisions of their replacements.
Data protection laws will apply to all companies doing business in the European Union, national Justice Ministers agreed today (6 June), as they adapted legislation to take a recent EU ruling against Google into account.
Seven Commissioners have won MEP seats, but four of them are undecided if they will take them or stay on as Commissioners, in order to maximise their chances for a better future outside the European Parliament, EurActiv has learned.
The Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies was present at the XII Congress of the European People’s Party (EPP) that took place in Dublin on 6 and 7 March 2014, an event that gathered more than 2,000 participants, including the leaders of EU institutions, heads of state and government, party leaders, ministers, national and European parliamentarians, and delegates from EPP member parties throughout Europe.
The European Commission released on Monday its 4th annual report on the application of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights, providing an overview of the main EU policy and legal developments in gender equality during the last year, as well as examples of policies and actions in Member States.
Speaking at the EPP Congress in Dublin, EU Justice Commissioner Vivianne Reding said that EU leaders are 'right' about imposing sanctions against Russia. “There is a sacrosanct principle to leave the integrity of the states intact,” Reding added.
Ahead of International Women’s day, the EU can only do a mea culpa. Gender equality in the 28-country bloc is far from being the norm, as research and data show women remain far more Cinderella than Superwoman.
London's financial services centre would lose access to the wider European Union should Britain quit the bloc, the EU's justice chief said on Monday (17 February), warning that such a move would reduce its status to that of an offshore centre.
The European Commission took action on Wednesday to help EU citizens who lose the right to vote in national elections after moving abroad in the EU.
'Every EU citizen has the right to vote in European and in local elections in his or her Member State of residence. This is one of the key rights for the free movement of citizens and you know that 14 million of citizens are living in another Member State than their own.' EU Justice commissioner Viviane Reding said.
The prospects of agreeing a proposed Europe-wide data privacy rules by spring next year, a key objective of the European Commission, look in doubt after EU ministers last week failed to agree on the concept of a one-stop-shop for data protection.
EU Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding said on Wednesday that freedom of movement within the EU is 'non-negotiable'. The comments come after UK's Prime Minister David Cameron wrote in the Financial Times that he will announce a crackdown on European Union immigration rules, vowing to deport vagrants, restrict the right of foreign nationals to social benefits and call for new rules to stop “vast migrations” of Romanians and Bulgarians.
The European Parliament backed the European Commission's proposal on Wednesday (20 November) to increase the number of women in Europe's company boardrooms, which in 2013 stood at only 17.6% for non-executive boards.
European Commission Vice-President Viviane Reding, responsible for justice and fundamental rights, expressed her satisfaction for the “positive and constructive” meeting with US Attorney General Eric Holder on data protection, following revelations about US interception of EU communications.