Simona Brăileanu

EU Elections 2019 06-05-2019

EU country briefing: Luxembourg

Once reliant on its strong steel industry, Luxembourg is now best known for its thriving financial centre, which has turned it into one of the wealthiest countries in the world.
EU Elections 2019 06-05-2019

EU country briefing: Malta

Malta joined the EU in 2004’s “big bang” enlargement round only by a knife-edge, as just 53.6% of people voted in favour of joining the year before in a confirmation referendum due to the opposition of the (currently ruling) Labour Party (PL) - which rejected the results.
EU Elections 2019 04-04-2019

EU country briefing: Romania

The following article is a part of a series of brief country profiles for the EU-28 ahead of the European elections in May. Romania, together with Bulgaria, missed the first wave of the EU’s eastward expansion in 2004. The two joined the...
EU Elections 2019 20-03-2019

EU country briefing: France

France spearheaded the European Project with its proposal for a European Coal and Steel Community in 1950, and its centrality to the project remains undiminished, with the French playing a key role in the creation of the eurozone in 1999.