Rising Euroscepticism is a key challenge for the EU. Long-term treaty change should be discussed but European leaders should focus on delivering benefits to their citizens here and now, writes Alexander Bürgin.
It looks like Nutella, smells like Nutella and yet doesn't quite taste like the famous Italian chocolate spread. Eastern European leaders are fuming after tests suggested that big Western brands use cheaper ingredients in food products sold in former communist countries.
Call it the Merkel tack. “For me, personally, marriage is a man and a woman living together. That is my concept, but I support civil partnerships,” she told YouTube vlogger Le Floid, AKA Florian Mundt, in July 2014.
Europe must assume greater responsibility to defend a liberal, democratic world order as the United States appears increasingly less willing to do so, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble said on Tuesday (20 June).
Poland's prime minister came under heavy fire yesterday (14 June) for appearing to defend her right-wing government's anti-migrant policy during a memorial service at the former Auschwitz-Birkenau Nazi German death camp.
Italy's anti-system 5-Star Movement looked set to suffer a severe setback in local elections on Sunday (11 June), failing to make the run-off vote in almost all the main cities up for grabs, early results and exit polls said.
Modern technology could shore up the European project, boost transparency and help governments collect taxes. Author Jamie Bartlett told EURACTIV.com that the EU should become the great technological innovator but warned that politicians simply aren’t prepared for massive changes ahead.
The Czech Republic should not adopt the euro because it would "bring nothing good," former finance minister Andrej Babis, the front-runner in October's general election, said in an interview today (1 June).
Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov on Saturday (27 May) called an extraordinary cabinet meeting over two issues, one of them being the practice of big companies to market the same brands of products with big differences in quality between Eastern and Western Europe.
The European Commission on Thursday (11 May) revised upwards its growth forecast for this year and the next, despite the difficult break-up negotiations expected between the EU and the UK, and the long list of challenges affecting the bloc.
If identity politics are here to stay, Emmanuel Macron’s win in the French presidential election is the proof that far from being toxic, the European brand can actually carry the day, write Tom Parker and Leanda Barrington-Leach.
In the wake of Brexit and the growing dissatisfaction of European voters, populists are gaining ground across the continent. But experts don’t seem concerned, as they see the shake-up as a healthy sign of democracy.
The winner of Bulgaria's parliamentary election, the centre-right GERB party, named ministers yesterday (3 May) to a coalition government that will see its leader, Boyko Borissov, return as prime minister for the third time since 2009. The legislature is expected to approve it today.
French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen has embarrassed herself by attacking a project called WhyEurope, presuming it to be financed with EU money. In fact, WhyEurope is an initiative by a group of students, based on what they call “positive populism”, and has received no funding.
French presidential frontrunner Emmanuel Macron vowed yesterday (26 April) not to "yield a centimetre" to Marine Le Pen after being booed and heckled with chants backing his far-right rival during a chaotic visit to an under-threat factory in the nation's rustbelt.
Hungary launched an initiative called “Let’s stop Brussels” shortly after its prime minister returned from the Rome summit. Asked about it today (4 April), the Commission highlighted the fact that Viktor Orbán had signed the strongly pro-European text only days before.