Daniela Vincenti from Strasbourg

EU Priorities 2020 03-07-2014

Renzi inspires in Strasbourg, but draws heat from critics

As Italy takes over the rotating presidency of the EU for the next six months, Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has received a standing ovation in the European Parliament in Strasbourg on Wednesday (2 July) for giving a passionate and inspiring speech, putting aside the programme and focusing on the vision for a new Europe. But some MEPs have urged him to deliver intelligent policies, rather than words.
Future EU 11-09-2013

MEPs unimpressed with Barroso’s state of the union

Despite much anticipation, the European Commission president’s yearly speech on the state of the Union today (11 September) failed to meet expectations, as MEPs told José Manuel Barroso that he offered an overly optimistic snapshot of the EU.
EU Elections 2014 10-09-2013

Parliament prepares for tough election year, unveils campaign

The day before European Commission President José Manuel Barroso was due to deliver maybe his last state of the union speech,  the European Parliament unveiled its information campaign for the European elections 2014 with the slogan "this time it's different".
Global Europe 24-10-2012

MEPs give a cautious go-ahead to EU-US trade deal

The European Parliament yesterday (23 October) cleared the way for the EU executive to open negotiations with the United States to move towards a transatlantic free trade agreement, but not at any price.