As the UN’s selection process continues, for the first time with added transparency, Najiba Mustafayeva writes that the eventual nominee must reform the 71-year-old organisation to better reflect the realities of the modern world.
At an event in Berlin ahead of meeting British Prime Minister Theresa May, European Parliament President Martin Schulz was careful not to reveal too much about his future career plans. EurActiv’s partner Der Tagesspiegel reports.
British Prime Minister Theresa May told leaders yesterday (20 September) that her country will not turn away from the world after the shock vote to leave the European Union, seeking to allay fears over the future unity of the West.
The Austrian government said the rerun of the presidential election has been delayed because defective glue caused mail-in ballot envelopes to open, rendering the vote invalid. But the European Federation of Envelope Manufacturers (FEPE) replied that envelopes are not to blame.
A statement by a Russian MP has sent wave shocks in Bulgaria, the country beginning to realise that the many Russians who bought real estate to Bulgaria may sooner or later become a powerful political force,
Allies of Russian President Vladimir Putin comfortably won a parliamentary election, early results showed today (19 September), but low turnout suggested a softening of enthusiasm for the ruling elite 18 months before the next presidential election.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel's CDU party suffered its second electoral blow in two weeks yesterday (18 September), slumping to its lowest level since 1990 in a Berlin state vote that rejected her open-door refugee policy.
Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi stepped up his attacks against other European Union leaders yesterday (18 September) after an EU summit in Bratislava which he said amounted to no more than "a nice cruise on the Danube."
Germany, Italy and Poland have far more influence over EU legislation than France or the UK, which suffer from the lack of involvement of many of their MEPs. But three women preserve France’s dignity. EurActiv France reports.
Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov has slammed the EU for lack of solidarity and said he will request leaders at tomorrow’s EU summit in Bratislava for the immediate release of €160 million of aid for strengthening the country’s borders.
Five centre-right candidates are in the running to become the next president of the European Parliament. But after five years in the job, Martin Schulz has no intention of stepping down. EurActiv France reports.
The candidate for France's right-wing presidential primary has pledged to defend the European Union in his campaign. This sets him apart from his competitors Nicolas Sarkozy, Bruno Le Maire and François Fillon. EurActiv France reports.
Britain's former prime minister David Cameron resigned his seat in the House of Commons yesterday (12 September), less than three months after losing an EU referendum in which he had campaigned to stay in the bloc.
A re-run of Austria's presidential election scheduled for next month has been delayed, Interior Minister Wolfgang Sobotka said on Monday (12 September), after some postal voters complained of faulty seals on ballot papers.
Hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets across Catalonia yesterday (11 September) to support a break from Spain which local leaders want to deliver for next year in spite of legal blocks by the central government.
A dispute over who should be appointed as the next President of the EU Assembly as well as disagreement about austerity-driven policies have put the two biggest political parties in the European Parliament on a collision course that endangers the 'grand coalition', EurActiv has learned.
Lawmakers loyal to hardline Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko retained power in an election yesterday (11 September), but the opposition's win of a seat for the first time in 20 years could help the ex-Soviet nation further improve ties with the West.
Croatia's main conservative party looked set for victory after Sunday's (11 September) snap election, according to preliminary results, but will likely be forced into another coalition - furthering political uncertainty in the EU's newest member.
Austria's Interior Ministry said on Friday (9 September) it was considering postponing the re-run of a presidential election that is scheduled for 2 October on technical grounds after ballot papers for postal voting turned out to be damaged.
Martin Schulz is supposed to give up the European Parliament presidency in January, under an agreement brokered between the two biggest political groups. But a change of plans is afoot. EurActiv Germany reports.