Sarantis Michalopoulos with Alexandra Brzozowski

The Brief – Europe’s Progressives are cats and dogs

The failure of the Spanish socialists (PSOE) and the leftists Unidas Podemos to form a government following the 28 April parliamentary election has once again exposed the shortcomings of the so-called progressive political forces in Europe. The deadlock in the...
Enlargement 18-07-2019

The Brief, powered by BP – Time for New Democracy to apologise

Realpolitik can be tricky. It often makes politicians go back on things they had promised before taking office. Greece's newly-elected centre-right government is a case in point. It’s high time they apologised for their stance on the North Macedonia name change deal.
Politics 01-02-2019

The Brief – Shilly-shally socialists versus monolithic right?

With 439 votes in favour, 104 against and 88 abstentions, the European Parliament recognised earlier this week (31 January) the Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó as president of the Latin country.
Politics 28-01-2019

The Brief – Young Europeans, more than ever, must learn from Auschwitz

Yesterday, Europe marked the 74th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. A visit to the site of the camp or even seeing the haunting images of the atrocities should spark one question: why are neo-Nazis still tolerated in our society?
Global Europe 03-07-2018

The Brief – Xenophobia: A new European value, Hungary says

To those who believe that the EU shares a set of clear and well-known values, think again.
Alcohol 01-03-2018

The Brief, powered by PLATFORMA – What if you drink faster than you read?

Next month, the EU’s alcohol industry will come up with a much-awaited self-regulatory proposal about labelling of alcoholic beverages.