About: European values

Future EU 15-09-2016

What future for Europe?

One of the European Union’s main problems is that we are not sure what it actually is. Žiga Turk asks, is it a free trade area, a giant NGO based in Brussels to do good for Europe and the World, or perhaps a country in the making?

Future EU 12-09-2016

Restoring a Europe built on values for its youth

EXCLUSIVE / The Brexit vote has highlighted the need to restore the values that founded Europe in order to combat the rise of nationalism, populism and anti-European sentiment, writes Jacques Delors.

The EU’s core values are at stake in the migration crisis

Our governments’ failure to act on the migration crisis is destroying the European Union and undermining our core values. This is not the Europe we dreamed of, writes Madi Sharma.

Public Affairs 13-01-2015

Piotr M. Kaczy?ski: The attack on Charlie Hebdo was an attack on Europe

With the exception of Martin Schulz, European leaders missed their opportunity to be heard by citizens following the Paris attacks, Piotr M. Kaczy?ski told EURACTIV Czech Republic in an exclusive interview.

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Economy & Jobs 25-11-2014

Pope Francis: Europe’s idea has been replaced by bureaucracy

In his much awaited visit to the European Parliament in Strasbourg on Tuesday, His Holiness Pope Francis warned MEPs that “Europe seems to have lost their attraction, only to be replaced by the bureaucratic technicalities of its institutions.”

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Trade & Society 18-07-2014

Calling time on TTIP

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Needs to reformulate its priorities and base itself on the founding values of the European Union, writes Emma Woodford.

Mose Apelblat

Hate speech in the European Parliament?

An oath of allegiance to the Treaty of the EU and 'European values' should ban far-right, anti-immigrant and racist politicians from the European Parliament. Sounds too good to be true? That's because it is, writes Mose Apelblat.

Elections 19-03-2014

Parliament wants tougher funding rules for EU political parties

The EU Parliament has put new rules in the pipeline on Tuesday (18 March) aimed at increasing funding transparency of pan-European political parties. The rules bar parties from receiving funding if they don’t respect EU values.

Global Europe 05-06-2013

‘Values gap’ on display at EU-Russia summit

EU and Russian leaders appeared sharply divided over civil liberties in Russia and ways to resolve the Syrian crisis during a two-day summit that ended on Tuesday (4 June).

Euro & Finance 13-05-2013

Geopolitical journey: Europe, the glorious and the banal

Analysing Europe's economic crisis it is worth realising that today’s Europeans have entered a phase of history where the buccaneering spirit has left them. “The desire for knowledge has separated itself from the hunger we have for wealth and glory”, writes George Friedman.

Elections 16-04-2013

Finnish PM Katainen seen jockeying for top EU position

Addressing the European Parliament today (16 April) in Strasbourg, Finnish Prime Minister Jyrki Katainen pleaded for the new concept of “fair integration”, which he said would keep the EU safe from the twin threats of nationalism and populism. Many MEPs saw his speech as a jockeying exercise for one of the EU's top jobs, which will be up for grabs in 2014.

Global Europe 11-12-2012

Council of Europe official: Say ‘no’ to hate speech

The consequences of hate speech on the Internet and through social media can be extremely serious, Snežana Samardži?-Markovi?, director general of democracy for the Council of Europe, told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview.

Romania’s Ponta ‘praised’ in meeting with Barroso

Embattled Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta said European Commission President José Manuel Barroso did not reproach him during a meeting yesterday (17 September), and praised him for sticking to commitments to overcome the political crisis in his country.

Languages & Culture 05-09-2012

Britons take workplace religion fight to European rights court

British employers trample on religious freedoms by barring staff from wearing crosses at work, requiring them to provide sex advice to gays, or to preside at same-sex civil partnership ceremonies, four Christians told Europe's top rights court yesterday (4 August).

Languages & Culture 13-02-2012

EU slams Dutch website for instigating intolerance

Viviane Reding, European Commission vice president responsible for Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship, has vigorously condemned a website launched by a xenophobic Dutch party that collects complaints against Polish, Romanian and Bulgarian nationals who cause "nuisance" to society.