Mirko Paradiso

Politics 24-06-2022

Tweets of the Week: Finnish wait, Balkan Euco and Kaliningrad

Finland’s PM endures the big public Waiting, EU Council expansion arguments are cvgrating and Lithuania indulges a spot of Russia baiting.
Politics 17-06-2022

Tweets of the Week: the boys go to Kyiv, Northern Ireland Protocol and Poland Recovery

Macron, Scholz and Draghi in last minute Ukraine dash, UK plans to chuck NI protocol in the trash, and Von der Leyen agrees to inject Poland with cash
Politics 10-06-2022

Tweets of the Week: Fit for the next time, common charger and Merkel regrets nothing

It seems 55 isn’t actually fit, common charger is a massive hit, and Angela Merkel is hard to acquit.
Politics 03-06-2022

Tweets of the Week: Sanctions part 6, Poland, Croatia and Denmark’s Tales

This week it’s Hungary’s Oil ban rout, Poland gets its EU payout, AND Denmark ends the opt-out.
Future EU 23-05-2022

Conference on the Future of Europe is over, what’s the outcome?

This is the end of the journey, but not the end of the story. Citizens approved their recommendations in the context of the Conference on the Future of Europe (COFOE), the first EU deliberative democracy experiment where ordinary citizens took...
Politics 20-05-2022

Tweets of the Week: Nato Enlargement, Northern Irleand and Re-Power-EU

Sweden and Finland want to enroll, on Northern Ireland is BoJo playing the troll and to promote wind power leaders go for a stroll.  
Politics 13-05-2022

Tweets of the Week: Interpretive CoFoE, Finlandisation and Eurovision

Interpretive dance in Parliament is just pure cringe, when it comes to NATO, Finland is no longer on the fringe, and Ukraine in Eurovision delivers an emotional twinge.
Politics 06-05-2022

Tweets of the Week: Transnational lists, Oil and Lavrov

  Transnational lists idea finally engages, EU struggles to agree oil ban in stages, and Russian disinfo goes full Middle Ages.

The Scottish take on participatory budgeting

In 2017, Scottish councils agreed to spend 1% of their budgets through participatory budgeting (PB). But how does the process work in Scotland and what are the obstacles authorities and communities face when they carry it out? As part of...
Politics 29-04-2022

Tweets of the Week: Musk on Twitter, French-Slovenia and Ruble Gas

Musk buying Twitter is just pure sass, Macron win causes relief en masse and Vladimir Putin threatens to cut off the gas.
Politics 27-04-2022

What are Belgians doing to help Ukrainian refugees?

Since Russia invaded Ukraine, over 5.2 million people have fled the country, UNHCR reports. The vast majority of refugees headed to the EU, entering neighbouring countries such as Poland, Slovakia, Romania and Hungary. Others relocated to other EU countries, thanks...
Politics 08-04-2022

Tweets of the Week: Russian Oil, Conditionality and French Elections

MEPs vote to embargo Russian oil, EU relations with Hungary continue to spoil; and Macron-Le Pen battle comes to the boil.
Politics 01-04-2022

Tweets of the Week: Negotiations, Elections and Belgian Parliament

Roman Abramovich googles poison detection, Viktor Oban unravels before Hungary election, and Zelenskyy makes a Belgian connection.
Future EU 30-03-2022

Conference on the future of Europe, the citizens finalized their recommendations. What’s next?

Finally, it happened! All four thematic European panels have finalised their 178 recommendations. Proposals relate to a wide range of subjects: education, job, environment, health, climate change, EU foreign policy, migration, youth, and many others. It is the result of...
Politics 25-03-2022

Tweets of the Week: Summits, Mariupol’ and Rubles

3 major summits head Brussels’ way, war in Ukraine enters 30th day, and it you want Putin’s gas, you’ll have to pay… in rubles!
Politics 18-03-2022

Tweets of the Week: the Mayor, Elon Musk and the Bubble

Kyiv mayor stands defiant in front of the rubble, getting Elon Musk involved is just asking for trouble and what really annoys people in the EU Bubble
Europe's East 14-03-2022

Scouts and volunteers send help in Ukraine from Belgium

A group of members of the Ukrainian Scouts and volunteers in Belgium has been collecting and sending humanitarian material and military equipment in Ukraine since the start of the war. EURACTIV meet them in their warehouse-base in Puurs.
Politics 11-03-2022

Tweets of the Week: Bombs, Salvini’s shirt, Macron’s pictures

This week it’s childrens hospitals shelled in Ukraine. Salvini’s Poland visit pain And Emmanuell’s phone call strain.
Politics 04-03-2022

Tweets of the Week: Sanctions, Tears, Football

Sanctions and accession bids amid ongoing fears, Zelenskyy reduces European Parliament to tears, and the world has been speaking, football finally hears.    
Politics 24-02-2022

Tweets of the Week: Ukraine Invasion

Welcome to #EUTweets of the Week, coming to you a day early for… obvious reasons.
Politics 11-02-2022

Tweets of the Week: EU Chips, Meta-exit and where is Olaf?

The European Commission is all about chips, Meta threatens to go and the Twitterverse quips, while Olaf’s popularity notably dips. 
Politics 04-02-2022

Tweets of the Week: Orban in Russia, Taxonomy and Eurovision is coming

Viktor went to Russia, but Vladi was mean, the Commission’s taxonomy ain’t exactly green, and Eurovision countdown sparked Twitter’s inner dancing queen!
Future EU 31-01-2022

The Conference on the Future of Europe, explained

The Conference on the Future of Europe (CoFoE) is an EU democracy experiment where citizens across Europe are taking part in the EU policy making. This is the first time that a deliberative democracy experiment is promoted by transnational institutions....
Politics 28-01-2022

Tweets of the Week: Help Ukraine, Riots in Brussels and Johnson once again

Ukraine bad news is getting us down, anti-vax rioters trash the town, and is it finally farewell to Boris the clown?