A broad progressive front should be established in order to face rising extreme-right ahead of the EU election in 2019 Greece's Alternate Economy Minister Alexis Charitsis told EURACTIV.com, adding that neoliberalism and far-right are “two sides of the same coin”.
One region in Germany, that of the indomitable CSU-Bavarians, is holding out. In Bavaria, Markus Söder is brewing up the magic potion and he is setting forth to repel the invaders from non-EU countries. And to do so, he does not...
European Parliament S&D vice-president, Spanish MEP Elena Valenciano, is radically against external disembarkation platforms for migrants and refugees as this sends a message that is not in line with what Europe stands for, she told EURACTIV.
European Union leaders meet this week to deal with some of the most difficult issues they confront, with migration topping the list. German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s political survival may depend on Italy’s new anti-establishment government, whose interests clash with Germany’s...
Czech billionaire Prime Minister Andrej Babiš yesterday (18 June) rejected the European Commission's multi-year draft budget as "completely unacceptable", lashing out at spending priorities imposed by Brussels.
As the debate over the future EU budget intensifies in the European Parliament, more questions are being asked about the funds allocated to border security, migration and refugee integration. EURACTIV.ro reports.
In an open letter, a number of well-known European public figures have asked EU leaders to come up with a clear plan for a "revival of the European Union", saying they feared “a new phase of lethargy” that could encourage a rise of populist parties in the European elections in May 2019.
Poland on Monday (7 May) played down possible EU funding cuts over its controversial judicial reforms – in addition to sanctions it already faces – saying it sees room for negotiation over financial allocations.
An improved EU legislation that boosts workers’ information, consultation and participation rights will push social matters higher up on the EU political agenda, according to the participants of a symposium about workers held in Brussels on 26-27 April.
Germany's Angela Merkel called for a spirit of "compromise" on reforming the euro zone at a meeting on Thursday (19 April) with French President Emmanuel Macron, who pressed for "solidarity" among members of the currency union.
German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz said EU reforms proposed by French President Emmanuel Macron should be addressed before European elections next year, but added that some of the proposals were not feasible.
The EU is unlikely to secure permanent exemption from US steel and aluminium tariffs by the time President Trump’s stopgap reprieve from the measures expires on 1 May, Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker said Friday.
EU leaders postponed a decision on trade as the first day of a European Council summit wrapped up around 1AM on Friday morning (23 March), in a display of their wariness about the Trump administration’s announcement hours earlier that it will exempt Europe from tariffs on steel and aluminium.
France hopes to reconnect Brussels and European citizens through debates organised by civil society. Jean-Claude Juncker’s participation in the first event on 17 April has yet to be confirmed. EURACTIV.fr reports
Most EU leaders accepted on Friday (23 February) that they will add more funds to the EU budget after 2020, but European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said that funds for farmers and cohesion would still be reduced.
EU leaders have dealt a blow to the controversial Spitzenkandidat system of electing a European Commission president, setting themselves up for a fight with the European Parliament. The rift between Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and European Council chief Donald Tusk deepened as the two officials clashed over the process.