Politics

Future EU 18-10-2019

Visions for Europe: ‘Buccaneering Brexit versus European civilisation’

This essay 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,...
Freedom of thought 17-10-2019

Protecting human dignity is the EU’s top job

The 10th anniversary of the Charter of Fundamental Rights is a reminder that the EU's main priority is to ensure respect and protection of human dignity. writes Alice Neffe.
Future EU 17-10-2019

Why it makes sense to adopt new own resources for the EU budget

The European Union is forgetting the revenue side of the EU budget to pursue its policies. The new own resources can provide a link to an EU policy, increase ownership, and shape behaviour of citizens, businesses and governments, write a group of Slovak diplomats.
Future EU 17-10-2019

Ciolos: We need strong majority for a ‘Renewed’ Europe

For the first time, the centre-right EPP and the Socialists no longer have a working majority on their own in the European Parliament. This new reality alone is a chance for change in Europe, writes Dacian Cioloș who will host a pre-EU summit meeting today of European centrist and liberal parties.
Future EU 16-10-2019

Visions for Europe: ‘A Europe that supports research and education to dismantle borders’

My future Europe is a place where both research and education are no longer empty words, writes Ramona Coman.
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Energy 16-10-2019

Europe’s just energy transition

The transformation of the Polish energy sector is one of the biggest challenges that Poland’s economy is facing right now. This is why the members of the Polish Electricity Association (PKEE) are, already today, commencing proactively several initiatives aimed at...
Brexit 16-10-2019

No escape from the hostile environment

The UK's offer of settled status to EU citizens may have seemed like a change of tack in its migration policy but there are many causes for anxiety, writes Roger Casale.
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5G 16-10-2019

Europe and Huawei share common values. Together we can lead the 4th Industrial Revolution.

It is Europe’s values of openness, innovation, and the rule of law that have made it the powerhouse of mobile communications that it is today. We at Huawei share these values.
Future EU 15-10-2019

Visions for Europe: ‘The Euro’s journey is far from finished’

The euro is the most tangible symbol of European unification, and it is here to stay and prosper, writes Luis de Guindos, Vice-President of the European Central Bank.
Elections 11-10-2019

Tokarczuk’s Nobel is good news for Polish liberals ahead of Sunday’s vote

With this award, Europeans can see how strong, powerful, but most of all, resourceful, the liberal Poland is, writes Piotr Maciej Kaczyński.
Future EU 10-10-2019

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

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...
10-10-2019

Proper ethics rules can help bridge gap between citizens and Brussels

Sylvie Goulard’s example illustrates the kind of behaviour which has become unacceptable for European citizens. Europe needs to elevate its conflicts of interest assessment procedure and strictly regulate external activities, writes Manon Aubry.
09-10-2019

The EU must fully support civil society at home

Human rights defenders are essential to democracy. Yet, the intimidation of human rights defenders in the European Union has become a serious problem and the implications for democracy are profound. Decision-makers at all levels have a responsibility to protect civic space in the European Union, writes Birgit Van Hout.
Future EU 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,...
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Freedom of thought 09-10-2019

Female political leaders inspire young girls on the International Day of the Girl 2019

On the occasion of the International Day of the Girl 2019, Women Political Leaders (WPL) is connecting accomplished female politicians with the future generation of Leaders by sharing their personal experience to shows that a woman’s place is in politics.
Global Europe 08-10-2019

End FGM: give girls a chance to decide their own destiny

As MEPs decide on the short-list for the Sakharov prize, Assita Kanko explains her nomination of 'The Restorers', a group of Kenyan students working to help victims and potential victims of Female Genital Mutilation.
This poem is published as part of the project “20 Visions for Europe”
Future EU 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.
Global Europe 08-10-2019

The EU needs to drive for democracy in Cuba openly

Agreements with governments that do not intend to respect the principles laid down in the texts are just cynical tools that undermine an international order built on trust, and the current Cuban government is a case in point, write Manuel Cuesta Morúa and Erik Jennische.
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.

The EU’s new migration policy is a gift to the far-right

Far from taking the refugee issue away from the far-right, the EU's new migration policy plan will simply hand the far-right a grievance it can exploit for years to come, writes Faisal Al Yafai.
Future EU 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.
Global Europe 01-10-2019

Unsuitable mandates, wrong candidates: A difficult start for von der Leyen

Ursula von der Leyen still has a chance to chart a path to a fairer, greener, inclusive and prosperous Europe. But what values will she really uphold, asks a group of more than 20 signatories, including ActionAid, Climate Action Network, European Network against Racism, Friends of the Earth and Greenpeace.

Corruption in Romania: a European affair

The situation in Romania is partly hopeful: numerous civic movements have emerged in the country and an outstanding anti-corruption movement is growing in the society, especially among the young generations, write Elena Denisa Petrescu and Yannis Karamitsios.

25 years fighting racism and intolerance across Europe

As the Council of Europe’s European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) marks its 25th anniversary. Maria Pejčinović Burić takes stock of its successes and future priorities.

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