EU Elections 09

20-03-2014

Swedish populists fear poor poll results

During a weekend conference (15-16 March), Sverigedemokraterna chief Jimmie Åkesson said he fears a poor showing in May's European elections, and that it could influence the Swedish general elections, in September.

Elections 15-10-2013

Pascal Lamy should lead European Commission, says Delors

Former European Commission President Jacques Delors has backed the former WTO Director General Pascal Lamy to succeed José Manuel Barroso as the head of the EU executive next year.

27-06-2012

Verhofstadt: Merkel, Hollande squabble like children

Time is running short to make a jump towards federalism - to avoid a complete collapse of the euro, Guy Verhofstadt, leader of the liberal ALDE group in the European Parliament, tells EURACTIV in an exclusive interview.

EU Priorities 2020 18-01-2010

Ciolo? stops short talks on EU farm budget cuts

Dacian Ciolo?, the EU's commissioner-designate for agriculture, pledged equal distribution of EU farm aid across the EU 27 and fair income for farmers during a three-hour confirmation hearing in the European Parliament on Friday (15 January). His vision for a strong post-2013 EU farm policy convinced members of the House and reassured farmers alike. 

Regional Policy 14-01-2010

The new European Commission

The selection of a new European Commission, never the simplest of political tasks, has this year been more complex than ever. Politically and institutionally, 2009 came with a whole range of permutations regarding the 'how?', 'when?' and 'who?' of the next EU executive.

Elections 07-12-2009

Europe’s Green parties seek expansion strategy

Building on their successes in France and Germany at the recent EU elections, the European Green Party is launching an offensive to strengthen representation in Eastern and Southern European countries, where they have no elected parliamentarians.

EU Priorities 2020 04-12-2009

National Parliaments and the EU

National parliaments have come to play an increasingly important role in the functioning of the EU, cooperating with the European Commission and the European Parliament as well as with each other. The Lisbon Treaty further strengthens their influence on EU decision-making.

Public Affairs 31-07-2009

French influence remains modest in EU Parliament

Despite increasing its representation in key committee posts, France remains far behind Germany and the United Kingdom in terms of influence in the new European Parliament. EURACTIV France reports.

Public Affairs 30-07-2009

EU elections seen as irrelevant, survey finds

A third of voters who decided not to use their ballot in this summer's European Parliament elections only made their decision in the final days of the election campaign, according to a European Parliament Eurobarometer survey conducted in the month following the June poll.

Digital 28-07-2009

Harbour: Public procurement to drive recovery

Public procurement should become the driver of new technology developments and the main vehicle for economic recovery, Malcolm Harbour MEP, the new head of the European Parliament's internal market committee, told EURACTIV in an interview.

EU Priorities 2020 28-07-2009

Public procurement tipped to drive EU recovery

Public procurement should become the driver of new technology developments and the main vehicle for economic recovery, Malcolm Harbour, the new head of the European Parliament's internal market committee, told EURACTIV in an interview.

Future EU 28-07-2009

EU countries ranked for ‘influence potential’

Germany is over-represented in the European Parliament, giving it a correspondingly high potential to influence EU policies, while other countries are at disadvantage, according to a recent report by a Romanian think-tank. EURACTIV Romania reports.