The rotating Presidency of the Council of the EU fell to the Netherlands at the beginning of January 2016. EurActiv France spoke to Ed Kronenbug, the Dutch envoy to France, about the EU's top priorities over the next six months.
European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker urged Dutch voters today (9 January) not to oppose the EU association agreement with Ukraine, saying such a move "could open the doors to a continental crisis".
Denmark will not be able to stay in the European police cooperation organisation, Europol, after the country voted 'No' last week to a flexible opt-in arrangement under EU Justice and Home Affairs laws, Danish Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen confirmed on Friday (11 December).
The BBC World Service is launching a new series of debates, called World Questions, with the first episode being recorded at the Royal Library of Belgium in Brussels. EurActiv interviewed veteran BBC presenter Jonathan Dimbleby ahead of the show, for his view on Britain, the BBC and the EU referendum.
Cameron’s EU renegotiation may be too little too late for the Eurosceptics. The rise of their "Out" campaign threatens the livelihoods and social protection of thousands of UK citizens, writes Jude Kirton-Darling.
British Prime Minister David Cameron was heckled by Eurosceptic protestors Monday (9 November) as he denied he was planning to campaign for Britain to stay in the EU regardless of the outcome of his bid for renegotiations.
The governor of the Spanish central bank has weighed in on the question of Catalan independence, threatening the region with expulsion from the eurozone if it declares independence. La Tribune reports .
Alyn Smith warns that a Brexit could lead Scotland to leave the United Kingdom. According to the MEP, an exit from the EU should only be considered if backed by a majority in all four nations of the UK.
Greece's creditors claim that they are acting on a mandate from the EU's citizens by refusing to be flexible. But public opinion in the union is not so hostile argue Michael Bechtel, Kirk Bansak, Jens Hainmueller and Yotam Margalit.
France and Germany told Greece on Monday (6 July) to bring serious proposals to the eurozone summit today, in order to restart financial aid talks. In the meantime, the Netherlands warned that if the Greeks went to Brussels demanding changes because they felt supported by the "No" vote in the referendum, it would be ‘over’ for them.
France wants the eurozone to push for a deal with Greece before Sunday's referendum, President François Hollande said yesterday (1 July), in comments that differed sharply from those of German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Greece's last-minute overtures to international creditors for financial aid yesterday (30 June) were not enough to save it from becoming the first developed economy to default on a loan with the International Monetary Fund. The situation remains so uncertain that even the Sunday referendum, on whether to accept the aid, hangs in doubt.