EU leaders gather in Brussels on Thursday and Friday (20-21 October) to discuss the still ongoing migration crisis and the EU-Canada trade deal, CETA. Follow our live feed for all the latest developments.
The EU risks disintegration with the emergence of a xenophobic and populist wave. The European project needs to be completely rethought, far from the current state of exception, argues historian Enzo Traverso.
Emmanuel Macron, the "non-candidate" for the French presidential election, presented his vision for the European Union at the Brussels Days event in the EU capital on Wednesday (19 October). EurActiv France reports.
President of the Catalan Generalitat Carles Puigdemont told a Paris conference that the EU would recognise an independent Catalonia, citing the example of Slovenia and the former Yugoslavia, as well as Scotland and its dissatisfaction with Brexit. EurActiv Spain reports.
The UK Independence Party was thrown into further turmoil on Monday (17 October) with the resignation from the party of its favourite for the leadership, Steven Woolfe, who branded the party "ungovernable" without Nigel Farage.
Faced with the shocks that have disrupted the European construct, a number of opinion-makers, former Commissioners, ministers, and parliamentarians have slammed the European 'intellectual disease' which has prevented leaders using common sense to reignite the sense of pride in the EU project - starting with the young generation.
European Council President Donald Tusk defended the “liberal democracy” on which the present EU has been built and warned against the anti-liberal “virus” which plays into the hands of Russian strongman Vladimir Putin.
The negotiations haven't even started yet, with the now infamous Article 50 yet to be triggered by Theresa May's government. Things are starting to take shape and the news will come thick and fast. Follow EurActiv's live feed for all the latest developments and talking points.
Europe lacks a clear sense of purpose, write Pascal Lamy and Eric Labaye. A new narrative and some concrete projects might help put it back on track, they write, drawing inspiration from an essay contest whose results are being announced this week.
As the EU prepares to celebrate its 60th anniversary, the “ever closer union” principle that underpinned the European project is being put on hold as the bloc struggles to survive its annus horribilis.
Denmark’s prime minister has warned that the UK still has “quite a lot of work to be done” to figure out its Brexit negotiation position, after meeting with the British prime minister last night (10 October).
The EU must be "unyielding" in the face of Britain's demands on the terms for its divorce from the bloc, European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker said today (7 October). He also took aim at Hungary, following the Central European country's recent referendum on migrant quotas.
EU lawmakers have demanded the European executive strengthen its code of conduct for Commissioners, following the repeated revolving door scandals involving former members of the Barroso Commission. EurActiv France reports.
Though not yet an official candidate for the French presidential elections, Emmanuel Macron this week (4 October) presented plans for sweeping changes to the French – and European – system of representative democracy. EurActiv France reports.
Goods can be traded freely across the EU, but the same cannot, in practice, be said of services. Less restrictions in the sector would yield enormous economic benefits, argue Arup Banerij, Doerte Doemeland and Sanja Madžarević Šujster.
Spain has submitted a proposal to the UN that would see it share sovereignty over Gibraltar with the UK, as the Iberian nation continues to put its card on the table regarding Brexit. EurActiv Spain reports.
The European Commission is considering handing out free InterRail tickets to all young Europeans when they turn 18, following up on a proposal made by Members of the European Parliament to counter the wave of euroscepticism spreading across the continent.
Russia has had good bilateral contacts in recent months with a number of EU member states, the interruption in relations is taking place only at the level of the EU itself, the Russian Ambassador to the EU Vladimir Chizov told EurActiv.com in an exclusive interview.
US Secretary of State John Kerry made the case on Tuesday (4 October) for a stronger European Union after the Brexit vote, arguing in favour of a reformed EU and reinforced partnership between the United States and Europe in the face of growing populism and a more muscular Russia.