In the first episode of a new video series called ‘Over a Beer’, EurActiv's Brian Maguire chats with Kathleen Van Brempt, a Belgian socialist MEP who is chairperson of the 'Dieselgate' inquiry committee in the European parliament.
The European Parliament's Brexit point man Guy Verhofstadt today (14 September) clashed with UKIP leader Nigel Farage at the debate after Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker's State of the Union speech.
An interview with Ró?a Thun, MEP, during the 2015 EuroPhilantopics. EuroPhilantopics is the annual event for foundations and EU institutions to come together and consider the challenges facing people and communities in the next 5-10 years. This year's theme was trust and how it can be levered to pave the way to a fairer society.
Highlights of the 2015 EuroPhilantopics event in Brussels. Jointly organised by BOZAR, DAFNE, EFC, EVPA and NEF, EuroPhilantopics is the annual event for foundations and EU institutions to come together and consider the challenges facing people and communities in the next 5-10 years. This year the theme was trust and how it can be levered to pave the way to a fairer society.
“We have set ourselves a sharper focus in policy. We have identified 10 strategic priorities,” European Commission spokesperson Margaritas Schinas said, after EurActiv asked the Juncker Commission to review its first year in office. “We have good reasons to believe the main building blocks for each of these work streams are there,” Schinas added.
“This is a major crisis that shapes how the EU reacts. This crisis cannot be dealt through a series of national responses. We need a single European coordinated response, and we are working 24/7 to make this happen,” said European Commission spokesperson Margaritas Schinas.
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'We would have already expected a more explicit invitation of encouragement by EU leaders and institutions to Madrid to engage in some kind of political discussion,” said Amadeu Altafaj, the Permanent Representative of Catalonia in Brussels.
Jan Kurlemann, a long-serving retired official from the European Parliament who knew Jacques Delors well, compares the former Commission president with the current holder of the office, Jean-Claude Juncker.
Aviation faces big challenges in the years to come, in terms of growth and environment. Clean Sky is part of the solution, through the EU H2020 vision, by developing innovative technologies that will help to reduce CO2 emissions and noise levels produced by aircraft.
“It's right for Britain to have this renegotiation and this referendum to address the concerns that the British people have about Europe and to make sure that the British people have the final say about whether we stay in a reformed EU or leave,” said British Prime Minister David Cameron, upon arrival to the EU Council summit on Thursday.
“Jonathan Faull is someone who can very capably lead our work in terms of what expectations the UK has for reforms in the EU, what is possible and how we can meet each other”, said EU Budget Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva in a press conference on Wednesday.
With lessons from the 2014 campaigns still fresh in people's minds, this is the perfect time to start the discussions within and among European political parties on how the system for the European elections in 2019 can be improved.
“We have a proposal for an emergency mechanism to relocate 40,000 asylum seekers. Syrians and Eritreans will be relocated from Italy and Greece to other European Union member states over a period of two years,” said EU Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship Dimitris Avramopoulos in Brussels on Wednesday.