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20 Visions for Europe: ‘Brexit and the future of the EU’

10-10-2019

This op-ed is published as part of the project “20 Visions for Europe”, gathering unique visions from public officials, intellectuals, artists, diplomats, athletes, civic actors and business representatives. The project is part of EURACTIV’s celebration of 20 years of free, independent reporting...

14-10-2019

The Brief, powered by EK – The EU’s new king has not killed the old one, yet

Political wars, as we know, can be fought anywhere, anytime, at any level, and the European arena lends itself particularly well to these kind of games.
14-10-2019

Macron plays appeasement card after Goulard’s rejection

After an initial outburst, French President Emmanuel Macron sought to ease tensions on Sunday (13 October) following the rejection last week of his protégée Sylvie Goulard as France's candidate for the European Commission. EURACTIV France reports.
Elections 11-10-2019

The Brief, powered by the Martens Centre – Mind the gap (or lose)

Poland's ruling conservative Law and Justice party (PiS) is on track for a remarkable re-election win this Sunday, in what many call the country’s most fateful ballot in years.
EU Elections 2019 11-10-2019

Commissioners assemble: Class of 2019-2024

European Commission President-elect Ursula von der Leyen has unveiled who will do what job in her administration, insisting hers will be a “geopolitical Commission”. Stay tuned here for all the details. The second week of regular Commissioner hearings has concluded....
10-10-2019

Why the European Parliament rejected Sylvie Goulard

The parliamentary committees rejected the candidacy of France's Sylvie Goulard for the Commissioner's post, officially on ethical grounds. However, her refusal is also a sign that German conservatives are finding it difficult to trust French President Emmanuel Macron. EURACTIV France reports.
Politics 10-10-2019

EU Socialists could save Sylvie Goulard from long-winded saga

France’s European Commissioner-designate, Sylvie Goulard, will have to undergo another hearing on Thursday (10 October). Although the Greens and conservatives do not trust the French candidate, the last-minute support from the S&D group might save her after this tumultuous week.  EURACTIV France reports.
09-10-2019

20 Visions for Europe: ‘Eternal Brexit’

This cartoon is published as part of the project “20 Visions for Europe”, gathering unique visions from public officials, intellectuals, artists, diplomats, athletes, civic actors and business representatives. The project is part of EURACTIV’s celebration of 20 years of free,...
Digital 09-10-2019

Vestager wins Parliament support after smooth-sailing hearing

Denmark's Margrethe Vestager obtained the seal of approval from European Parliamentarians on Tuesday evening (8 October), after a hearing in front of MEPs in which she rallied the importance of improving the EU's digital transformation as well as the bloc's green initiatives.
This poem is published as part of the project “20 Visions for Europe”
08-10-2019

20 Visions for Europe: ‘Twenty years, time to learn’

This poem is published as part of the project “20 Visions for Europe”, gathering unique visions from public officials, intellectuals, artists, diplomats, athletes, civic actors and business representatives.
08-10-2019

Commissioner hearings LIVE: Janusz Wojciechowski

The Polish Commission-nominee Janus Wojciechowski (Agriculture) is being questioned by the European Parliament for a second time on Tuesday (8 October), following his poor performance a week ago.
08-10-2019

Sylvie Goulard still to convince MEPs in ‘do or die’ week

After a rough ride last week (2 October), France’s European Commissioner-designate, Sylvie Goulard, has a last chance to convince the European Parliament by answering a new set of questions in writing or by facing the music at the end of this week. EURACTIV France reports.
07-10-2019

Commissioner hearings LIVE: Vera Jourova

The second week of Commissioner hearings opens in the European Parliament on Monday (7 October) with Czech Republic's Věra Jourová, proposed for the post of vice-president and Commissioner for Values and Transparency.
07-10-2019

Commissioner hearings LIVE: Josep Borrell

On Monday (7 October), along with the hearing of Věra Jourová (Values and Transparency), parliamentary committees will be hearing Spain's Josep Borrell, proposed for the post of the High Representative (Stronger Europe in the World).
Enlargement 07-10-2019

What does it take for the EU to punch above its weight?

Since the start of the financial and economic crises in 2008/2009, the EU project has lost a considerable part of its standing. A recent forum has raised ideas for reversing the decline of the EU’s ranking in the global arena. Dušan Reljić explains how.
04-10-2019

Schinas puts on good performance but MEPs want ‘European Way of Life’ title ditched

Margaritis Schinas put in a very good performance in his European Parliament hearing on Thursday (3 October), but liberal and socialist MEPs called for his title of Commission Vice President for ‘Protecting our European Way of Life’ to be scrapped because of its "toxic" far-right connotations.
03-10-2019

Hungary wants Montenegro and Serbia to join EU before 2025

It is in the European Union's economic and security interest that Montenegro and Serbia join the bloc before 2025, Hungarian foreign minister Péter Szijjártó told the Warsaw Security Forum on Wednesday (2 October).
03-10-2019

Commissioner hearings: Hahn / Suica

On Thursday (3 October), the European Parliament is questioning Kadri Simson (Finland, Energy), Johannes Hahn (Austria, Budget and Administration) and Dubravka Šuica (Croatia, Democracy and Demography).
03-10-2019

20 Visions for Europe: ‘There is no infinite amount of hope but there is still hope for us’

This video is published as part of the project “20 Visions for Europe”, gathering unique visions from public officials, intellectuals, artists, diplomats, athletes, civic actors and business representatives.
Climate change 03-10-2019

Germany and Netherlands sign joint declaration of intent on energy transition

Following the Dutch government's Berlin visit on Wednesday (2 October), Germany and the Netherlands signed a joint declaration of intent laying out a common energy transition plan, as well as closer cooperation in the areas of defence and asylum policy. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Energy 03-10-2019

As it happened: Kadri Simson’s hearing in Parliament (energy)

Estonia's Kadri Simson was in line to answer questions from the European Parliament during an approval hearing that took place on 3 October. Read our live blog below to follow the hearing as it happened.
03-10-2019

Sylvie Goulard given rough ride by European Parliament

France's European Commissioner-designate, Sylvie Goulard, faced a European Parliament hearing on Wednesday (2 October), where she was mostly questioned on issues of integrity, rather than the substance of the job on the table. EURACTIV France reports.
02-10-2019

Why Europe needs more ambition on climate, research, innovation

Green MEP Gina Dowding explains why European Greens are encouraged by the parliamentary hearing of Commissioner-designate Mariya Gabriel and why Europe needs an ambitious commitment to research and innovation.
02-10-2019

Commissioner hearings LIVE: Goulard/Lenarcic

On Wednesday (2 October), the European Parliament's committees will be holding hearings with Commissioner-designates Sylvie Goulard (France, Internal Market) and Janez Lenarčič (Slovenia,  Crisis Management). The third candidate, Romania's Rovana Plumb, was previously rejected by the Parliament's legal affairs committee.
02-10-2019

Michael Ignatieff: Hungary will not be a single-party state forever

The democratic transition is not over in Central and Eastern Europe and we will continue our mission of training people and creating "free minds, people who think", Michael Ignatieff, a Canadian academic and president of the Central European University, told EURACTIV Slovakia.

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