From the Commission press room, President Jean-Claude Juncker turned directly to the Greek people today (29 June) in a dramatic message ahead of the 5 July referendum, calling on them to vote yes for Europe, irrespective of the question asked.
Between the lines, the new ‘five presidents’ report’ on the future of EMU tells an interesting story about how eurozone leaders see their future together. Britain should take note, writes Renaud Thillaye.
With or without an agreement, the economic crisis in Greece is far from over, and as it plays out it, will have political and economic ramifications across Europe writes Stratfor , the Texas-based global intelligence company.
The idea of a reinsurance mechanism for savings accounts is among the few concrete proposals in the Five Presidents' report. By helping to avoid bank runs, it would offer the beginnings of a solution to the Greek crisis. EurActiv France reports .
On Monday, Eurozone leaders welcomed new Greek budget proposals and called them a 'positive step forward' towards finding an agreement with Athens that would unlock frozen aid and stop Greece from defaulting.
France and Italy will do whatever it takes to support Greece. But the patience of other eurozone countries is wearing thin, even if the political and financial cost of Grexit would be far greater than another postponement the country's debt repayments. EurActiv France reports .
Populists hit out at an "Anglo-Saxon" EU, Russia spreads propaganda, media concentration increases as revenues move to Google and Facebook. Christophe Leclercq gives a candid view on how publishers and politicians can help Europe’s press prevail.
The urgency of the Greek crisis and the sensitivity of the UK to issues of eurozone integration have complicated the last-minute negotiations over the “five presidents’ report” on eurozone governance. Initially promised for earlier this month, the report will now be presented in late June. EurActiv France reports .
Greece has no more time for "gambling" and needs to decide on a cash-for-reforms deal, European Council President Donald Tusk said on Thursday (11 June), ahead of a crucial meeting of euro zone finance ministers in Luxembourg next week.
A planned meeting between the leaders of Germany, France, and Greece today (10 June) is in doubt after Greece's reform proposals to unlock new funding to ward off a debt default fell well short, European Union officials said.
EXCLUSIVE / A draft report by the heads of the EU's five main institutions calls for faster eurozone integration, but gives little away in terms of social policy, a key area for Southern Europe. EurActiv France reports.
The Czech Republic would benefit from membership in the eurozone, Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka said on Sunday (31 May) after meeting the president, finance minister and the Czech National Bank governor on the issue.
National politicians have remained largely indifferent to a recent "analytical note" by the European Commission aimed at launching a debate over the future of the eurozone. EU leaders seem to be keeping their powder dry until the EU summit in June, when a second paper is expected. The EurActiv network reports.
“We have to work together in a spirit of cooperation,” said European Parliament President Martin Schulz after Madrid and Athens had a war of words last week over Greece's extension of its bailout programme.
Investor expectations of the eurozone breaking apart rose to their highest level in two years in February, a survey showed yesterday (2 March), even after Greece agreed to a financial lifeline with its eurozone partners.