Daniela Vincenti

Federica Mogherini [European Commission]
Global Europe 30-08-2014

Profile: Federica Mogherini, the next EU foreign affairs chief

Federica Mogherini, the 41-year-old Italian minister for foreign affairs, will lead the EU’s foreign policy for the next five years.
Trade & Society 16-07-2014

TTIP will not include financial services, says US ambassador

Brussels should stop pushing to include financial services in the trade and investment agreement under negotiations between the EU and the US, said Washington’s envoy Anthony L. Gardner in an exclusive interview with EURACTIV.
EU Priorities 2020 23-06-2014

Italy vows to use presidency to change Europe

Days before Italy assumes the presidency of the EU on 1 July, the country’s top man in Brussels said his government will push a reform agenda, starting with an aggressive plan for investment to reinvigorate the bloc, and inject new blood into the anemic recovery.
EU Elections 2014 27-05-2014

Strategists: reviewing possible coalition scenarios

Strategists in the European Parliament have started crunching numbers to find a palatable coalition, despite the political earthquake in France, Denmark and the UK, where Eurosceptic parties came out first in the EU election.
Brexit 25-04-2014

New UK EPP party vows to be the alternative to Tories, UKIP

EXCLUSIVE / A group of pro-Europe British Conservatives has decided to launch a new party to stand in the upcoming European elections as an alternative to David Cameron’s Conservatives, and Nigel Farage’s Eurosceptic UK Independence Party (UKIP).
EU-US summit 2014
Global Europe 26-03-2014

Energy security towers over EU-US summit

In the wake of the Ukrainian crisis, leaders meeting in Brussels for an EU-US summit today (26 March) decided to reduce Europe’s dependency on Russian gas, and deliver a sound basis for a transatlantic trade deal.
EU Elections 2014 14-02-2014

Dombrovskis ready to enter EPP race for top EU job

EXCLUSIVE / Valdis Dombrovskis, the former prime minister of Latvia, is expected to step forward as candidate to represent the centre-right European People’s Party (EPP) at this year's EU Parliament elections. Having turned his country from economic laggard to leader, he may know how to put Europe back on track, he told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview.
EU Elections 2014 21-01-2014

Rehn clears way for Verhofstadt to lead Liberal’s election campaign

The two liberal candidates in the European Commission presidential race, Olli Rehn and Guy Verhofstadt, reached an agreement yesterday (20 January), cancelling their expected duel over the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe's candidacy for the European Commission presidency.
EU Priorities 2020 20-12-2013

Grybauskait?: Europe not a gift, it is responsibility

EXCLUSIVE / Against the backdrop of completing the six-month rotating presidency of the EU, Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskait? invited Europeans to take note of the protests in Kyiv's Maidan Square ahead of the European elections: “The Ukrainian people want what we have achieved,” she said in an exclusive interview with EURACTIV.

EU pressed pause button on ‘quality’ jobs

SPECIAL REPORT / Brussels has postponed the adoption of the European health and safety strategy which since 2002 has allowed member states to move on an equal footing to protect workers. Putting the strategy on the backburner will undermine the sound functioning of the labour market, experts told EURACTIV.
Climate change 15-11-2013

Yvo de Boer: Europe looking for the climate future in the past

SPECIAL REPORT / European politicians are stuck in the past in their search of climate change solutions, the UN's former climate chief told EURACTIV in an interview, adding they need a more "adult understanding" of the tight links between climate, the economy and energy, including energy security.
EU Priorities 2020 08-11-2013

Tight EU budgets usher in new era of efficient spending, innovative finance

SPECIAL REPORT / When there is less money, the only way to cope is to spend it better and more efficiently. This is the age-old principle behind Brussels' approach to the next EU budget, for 2014-2020.
Trade & Society 27-09-2013

EU lawmaker: ‘TTIP is not a monster’

The budding Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) has been wrongly portrayed as a Western conspiracy against China when it would positively impact world trade, says a key MEP ahead of a second round of trade negotiations in Brussels between 7-11 October.
Trade & Society 25-09-2013

EU-US trade talks delve into regulatory maze

SPECIAL REPORT / A gulf has opened up in the approaches taken by the two sides in the transatlantic trade talks, with the European Union wanting sector-specific commitments and the United States leaning towards rules that would apply across industries, EURACTIV has learned.
Elections 24-09-2013

Germany’s path towards new government fraught with dilemmas

After losing out on her preferred coalition partners, Germany's newly re-elected chancellor, Angela Merkel, faces a number of hurdles in securing a power-sharing deal with rival left-leaning parties.
Trade & Society 23-09-2013

EU, US gear up for ‘real’ negotiation round on trade deal

SPECIAL REPORT / There is a sense of anticipation in Brussels as negotiators are frantically preparing for next month’s second "real" round of trade talks with the United States in Brussels, but progress is unlikely to be perceivable before December, experts say.
EU Priorities 2020 11-07-2013

Study shows EU spending can save taxpayers money

Taxpayers and European governments would reap substantial savings if more resources were pooled at the EU level, says a new study that also examines spending on defence and diplomacy.
Trade & Society 08-07-2013

Spying scandal will not threaten trade deal, says top US envoy

EXCLUSIVE / As EU, US negotiators meet today (8 July) for the first round of talks on an ambitious transatlantic trade agreement, outgoing US Ambassador to the EU William E. Kennard promised a ‘healthy debate’ between the two partners in the light of recent spying allegations.
EU Priorities 2020 01-07-2013

‘We will strive to be a trustworthy EU presidency’, says Lithuanian leader

EXCLUSIVE / On the eve of taking the baton from Ireland to chair the Council of the European Union for the next six months, Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskait? vowed to push through legislation that would help lift Europe out of its economic doldrums, especially provisions related to the implementation of the EU's 2014-2020 budget.
Future EU 28-06-2013

Parliament piles up tools to turn democratic deficit into surplus

In a move to tackle a legitimacy crisis fuelled by the eurozone troubles, the European Parliament is looking to the Lisbon Treaty to identify ways to counter Euroscepticism and inject more energy into European democracy.

Businesses pledge louder voice to restore competitiveness

The new president of BusinessEurope, Emma Mercegaglia, has promised to make the leading European employers’ organisation more ‘constructively outspoken’ and pressure Brussels to swiftly act to restore competitiveness and boost investment.
Trade & Society 18-06-2013

EU, US leaders kick-off transatlantic trade talks

The European Union and the United States launched negotiations on Monday (17 June) to forge a comprehensive transatlantic trade and investment partnership (TTIP), after overcoming a long-fought battle on excluding the audiovisual sector, led by France.
Trade & Society 13-06-2013

EU-US trade talks falter with France audiovisual spat

The ambitious EU-US trade and investment deal has tripped over France’s demands to exclude audiovisual works from the mandate for negotiation that EU ministers are due to sign on Friday (14 June).

Europeans see EU going in the wrong direction: Survey

Two weeks before EU leaders meet to discuss measures to tackle record youth unemployment, a majority of Europeans say things are going in the wrong direction. If leaders fail to restore trust in the European project, voters might slam current leadership at the next elections, a survey shows.