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Politics 30-03-2017

Polish MP accuses Juncker of ‘alcohol dependency’

Krystyna Pawlowicz, a Polish MP from the ruling Eurosceptic PiS party, has written a letter to the Jean-Claude Juncker, accusing him of “alcohol dependency”. She also called “distasteful” the fact that Juncker apparently took a nap in the Vatican over the celebration of the EU’s 60’th anniversary.

Commission to seek member state views on Polish rule of law

The European Commission will consult with EU member states on whether to take further action against Poland in a dispute over the rule of law that has lasted more than a year, officials said yesterday (22 February).

With Hungarian support, Poland defies EU over rule of law

Poland dismissed on Monday (20 February) demands that it implement judiciary reforms deemed essential by the European Commission to uphold the rule of law.

Future EU 14-02-2017

Verhofstadt accuses Brexiteers of destroying Churchill’s legacy, calls for ‘EU government’

The European Parliament’s chief Brexit negotiator has accused British eurosceptics of destroying Winston Churchill’s legacy by taking the UK out of the EU.

Elections 10-01-2017

ALDE rebuffs Italy’s 5 Star bid to join parliamentary group

The Liberals in the European Parliament have turned down a request from the anti-establishment 5 Star Movement to join their group, putting Italy's second-largest party in an awkward position as it had already left its former partners.

Elections 14-12-2016

Populist earthquakes make 2017 the great unknown

Donald Trump and Brexit: 2016 was a year of populist earthquakes on both sides of the Atlantic, spelling huge uncertainty for upcoming European elections and the direction of US policy.

Elections 14-12-2016

EPP picks Tajani as candidate for European Parliament chief

The European Union's centre-right grouping yesterday (13 December) elected Antonio Tajani as its candidate to replace Social Democrat Martin Schulz as President of the European Parliament, a move that could increase calls for a reshuffle of other top EU jobs.

The Brief: Best of enemies gird loins for Brexit battle

France and Britain have always been the best of enemies. And with the Brexit talks looming, it looks like old habits die hard (at least on London’s side of the Channel).

Global Europe 25-11-2016

The Brief: Renzi’s Roman roulette referendum

Italians have the chance to give Matteo Renzi, their prime minister, a bloody nose in less than two weeks when he holds his reform referendum.

Global Europe 19-07-2016

Germany axe attack points at problem with unaccompanied minors

German police shot dead a 17-year-old Afghan refugee yesterday (18 July) after he attacked train passengers with an axe and a knife, seriously wounding four in what one official said was a "probable" Islamist attack.

Global Europe 09-07-2016

Barroso’s new job described as ‘greatest boon for Europhobes’

Former European Commission President José Manuel Barroso faced a wave of criticism today (9 July) after it emerged that he will advise US investment bank Goldman Sachs on the fallout from Brexit.

Brexit 29-06-2016

Moldova’s foreign minister: We have been dubbed a ‘last chance government’

The new government has a clear road map of what it has to do, developed together with its EU partners, Andrei Galbur, Deputy Prime-Minister, and Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration, told EURACTIV.com in an exclusive interview.

Brexit 22-06-2016

Britain’s newspapers take sides on Brexit

In the last days and weeks, one by one, all major British newspapers have publicly come out on their chosen sides ahead of tomorrow’s (23 June) referendum on Europe.

Brexit 22-06-2016

Le Pen calls for ‘exit’ referendums across the EU

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen called Tuesday (21 June) on all European Union members to follow Britain's example in holding a referendum on remaining in the bloc.

Global Europe 20-06-2016

Luxembourg warns of Brexit ‘domino effect’ in Eastern Europe

A British exit from the European Union could trigger similar moves by other member states in Eastern Europe, Luxembourg Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn said in a German newspaper interview published yesterday (19 June).

Brexit 14-04-2016

Corbyn: Britain should stay in EU ‘warts and all’

Britain should stay in the EU "warts and all", the opposition Labour leader will say today (14 April), making his first big intervention in the referendum campaign as he seeks to counter criticism he is  not doing enough to persuade his voters to back the 'In' campaign.

Brexit 06-04-2016

Dutch referendum on Ukraine treaty will test anti-EU sentiment

A Dutch national referendum today (6 April) on the EU-Ukraine Association agreement is turning into a test of anti-EU sentiment before June's Brexit vote.

Future EU 18-02-2016

Cameron to get his EU deal over English breakfast

With a prospect of late-night talks after the first day of the EU summit opening today (18 February), Council President Donald Tusk has scheduled an "English breakfast" tomorrow in hope of a final compromise to help UK Prime Minister David Cameron to campaign for a ‘yes’ vote in the Brexit referendum.

Central Europe 07-01-2016

Hungary’s Orbán to meet Polish ruling party chief Kaczynski

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán will meet Jaroslaw Kaczynski, leader of Poland's ruling Law and Justice party (PiS), on Wednesday, a party source said, in an apparent move to strengthen an emerging eurosceptic axis in central Europe.

Central Europe 25-11-2015

New Polish government shelves EU flag

Journalists gathered yesterday (24 November) in the press room of Poland's new conservative government discovered that the blue and gold star-studded European Union flag normally on display was gone, leaving only its red-and-white Polish counterpart.

How the migrant crisis could accelerate a Grexit

Since Macedonia, Serbia and Croatia aren’t allowing economic refugees to enter their territory, there is now the potential for large numbers to end up stuck in Greece, empowering the far right, according to Stratfor.

Elections 06-11-2015

Finnish government close to collapse over healthcare reform

Finnish Prime Minister Juha Sipilä said his centre-right coalition government could collapse today (6 November) if it fails to reach agreement on healthcare reforms that envisage spending cuts of up to €3 billion.

Jaros?aw Kaczy?ski
Central Europe 28-10-2015

Vote count confirms outright majority for Polish Eurosceptics

The Eurosceptic Law and Justice party (PiS) has become the first party to win an outright majority in the Polish parliament since the fall of communism in 1989, official results showed on Tuesday (27 October).

Elections 03-07-2015

Danish elections: Euroscepticism instead of rapprochement

After its good election results, the Danish People’s Party could draw Denmark further into the Eurosceptic camp, write Tobias Etzold and Janus Keck.