Being able to speak many languages is an important skillset for any high-ranking European politician. When it comes to language skills, some candidates for the presidency of the European Commission have a clear linguistic advantage. EurActiv France reports.
How can we expect Europeans to cherish the European Union and its capital, if the public space that symbolises it is nothing but a shabby roundabout on a traffic axis? And yet former president of the European Commission, Romano Prodi, said in 2001 that Rond-point Schuman should become "the meeting point of Europe; the piazza of the continent". Philippe Van Parijs gives his vision on how to embellish the heart of Europe's capital.
Catalonia President Artur Mas said yesterday (8 April) he would forge ahead with his region's plans to hold a referendum on independence in November after Spain's parliament overwhelmingly rejected the petition.
The Internet is making big data and the tools needed to make sense of it, widely available around the world. But despite the valuable knowledge it helps generate, data is in danger of becoming demonised, writes Harry van Dorenmalen.
UNESCO, and other partners such as the EU, is working to ensure that a generation of Syrian refugees receives an education, thereby reducing the chance that they turn to extremism, Irina Bokova, the organisation's director-general, told EurActiv.
An escalation of the situation in Ukraine could threaten the security of EU member states with sizeable Russian minorities such as the Baltic States, warned the president of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), Henri Malosse.
Scotland would not be able to use the pound as its currency if it voted to break from the United Kingdom later this year, the British minister for Scotland said yesterday (6 February), issuing the government's strongest warning on the subject yet.