Between coal-addicted Germany, and France that brings ideas but no new commitments, and the EU entangled in its contradictions, the political weight of this COP turned out lighter than expected. EURACTIV France reports.
The EU’s Climate Commissioner has said that the bloc will do all it can to overcome Poland's refusal to sign the Doha Amendment, which represents the second part of the pre-2020 Kyoto Protocol. EURACTIV France reports.
French president Emmanuel Macron and EU Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker meet in the European Space Agency in Korou, French Guiana, a French overseas department. The Commission seeks to expand its activities on the EU’s periphery, as suggested by the Lisbon treaty. EURACTIV France reports.
MEPs adopted by a large majority a report calling for a tough EU law on the protection of whistleblowers on Tuesday (24 October), despite attempts by some right-wing MEPs to water it down. EURACTIV France reports.
After the Weinstein scandal in Hollywood and the global movement to denounce sexual harassment, the European Parliament debated the subject before the vote on a resolution that will call on the executive to react.
The European Parliament debated on Wednesday (25 October) the problem of sexual harassment, following the Weinstein scandal and the #metoo campaign, and will vote on Thursday on a resolution combating sexual harassment and abuse.
Director general of French development agency (AFD) was appointed to lead the International Development Finance Club (IDFC), uniting credit institutions worth $3,000 billion. Their objective: to throw their weight behind sustainable development. EURACTIV France reports.
Former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis supports Macron’s federalist proposals on the euro single currency but believes only a real threat could make Germany budge on the issue. EURACTIV France reports.
Germany wants to tie cohesion funds to the recipient countries’ respect for the rule of law. Emmanuel Macron would like the countries to respect a minimum tax rate before disbursing aid to regions. Is it time to change the criteria for accessing cohesion funds? EURACTIV France reports.
Sometimes it’s dangerous to put all your eggs in one basket. People try not to: if you are a family you try to have more than one income, and many clients if you are a company. EU member states rely on VAT for more than half of their total revenues. It’s a great deal for the taxman: companies collect it for them; citizens pay it without grumbling.
Treaty change, agricultural policy and debt: French President Emmanuel Macron attacked a number of previously untouchable EU taboos during a speech focused on reform, sharing ambitious proposals for Europe's future with university students. EURACTIV France reports.
In his speech on the State of the Union, Jean-Claude Juncker insisted on the extension of the eurozone, but not on its deepening. He fears the two-speed Europe defended by Emmanuel Macron. EURACTIV France reports.
President Emmanuel Macron will this week unveil his vision for European reform in Athens. On the menu is the eurozone, transnational lists for 50 MEPs and democratic conventions, whose results are expected ahead of the next EU elections. EURACTIV France reports.