Felicia Cretu

Europe's East 12-06-2019

Moldova’s unprecedented power struggle: A drama in five acts

Two governments - one ‘de facto’, one ‘de jure’ - are holding meetings in Moldova’s capital. Each claims legitimacy and accuses the other of usurpation of power. Civil servants are starting to take sides in what is an unprecedented power struggle for the country.
Health 07-06-2019

Cross-border healthcare directive had too little impact so far, EU auditors warn

Very few patients ask for reimbursements for treatment accessed abroad and the only exchanges of patients’ health data are between two member states, the European Court of Auditors (ECA) found in its report released on Tuesday (4 June).
Enlargement 06-06-2019

Enlargement debate: Western Balkans, torn between hope and outrage

With enlargement being a “hot potato” for EU institutions, EURACTIV addressed the issue in a debate on Tuesday (5 June). Diplomats and journalists talked freely about the perceived reluctance of some member states, but also about existing real internal obstacles.
Economy & Jobs 04-06-2019

The candidates’ cards on the table for hosting the EU Labour Authority

The European Commission published last week its assessment of what the four candidates offered for hosting the newly formed European Labour Agency. Now the ball is in the member states’ court and their decision will be known on 13 June. EURACTIV looked into the offers.
Enlargement 03-06-2019

EU, Russia, US send envoys to Moldova as possible pro-Russian coalition emerges

Moldova, a blind spot on the European map for the past years, is expected to receive three high-level officials on Monday (3 June), including EU enlargement Commissioner Johannes Hahn, amid signs that the country's nascent government could lean more towards Russia than the West.
EU Elections 2019 28-05-2019

The Romanian diaspora – a force to be reckoned with

A hundred-meter queue stretches on Boulevard du Régent in Brussels where foreign embassies are located. Occasional shouts – "Let us vote!” – pierce through the usually quiet neighbourhood.

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