Politics

Future EU 22-01-2020

A ‘Conference on the future of EU’, what next? EU elections 2024

For the moment, no one is talking about the ratification of a possible new treaty following the Conference on European Reform. To avoid failure and to engage citizens, the EU's institutions must be made to work according to the principles of representative democracy, and treaty reform must be the central issue at stake in the European elections of 2024, write Giorgio Clarotti, Oliver Costa and Christophe Leclercq.
Economy & Jobs 21-01-2020

The case for a border carbon tax as an own resource to the EU budget

To deliver on the flagship European Green Deal, there is a need to introduce a new source of revenues for the EU budget under the form of carbon tax, writes Ivailo Kalfin.
17-01-2020

Revolving door rules must be enforced

The latest case of an EU banking official taking a lobbying job in the financial sector underscores the need to uphold rules to prevent revolving doors, write Luis Garicano and Paul Tang.

In defence of democracy to save Europe

Europe has an opportunity and must intervene in the political conflict between Spain and Catalonia, writes Oriol Junqueras.
Freedom of thought 17-01-2020

Europe has an Islamophobia problem. Who’s going to stop it?

It is time to acknowledge that Europe has an Islamophobia problem - perpetuated by a poorly regulated media and sustained by agenda-driven think-tanks - and to act on it, writes Magid Magid.
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5G 31-12-2019

2020 – Twenty years of Huawei in Europe

Europe’s and Huawei’s joint journey is entering a new phase.
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5G 23-12-2019

Europe can spread its wings

2020 can be the year Europe opens a new chapter of its digital policy play book.
Elections 18-12-2019

Serbia will not rush to join the EU until it is truly ready

As Serbia heads into an election year, the rhetoric of political parties rise. In an exclusive op-ed for EURACTIV.com, Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabić says a fair election requires all parties to participate and present their vision in order to give people a real choice.
Arctic Agenda 17-12-2019

High geopolitics in the High North: A call for a deeper EU engagement

The Von der Leyen Commission begins its mandate at a time when Arctic geopolitics are at their most important since the Cold War. The EU needs to deepen its engagement in its own Arctic backyard, argue André Gattolin and Damien...
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Energy 11-12-2019

The time is now to show leadership on global climate activities

It is with the backdrop of the climate emergency that the world is gathered in Madrid for COP25. COP, and the climate, matters more than ever. We urgently need action, and Europe should lead.

Defending human rights is a shared responsibility

The United States and the EU share common values and are at the front-line in defending human rights, US Ambassador Gordon Sondland writes on the 70th anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Future EU 10-12-2019

Don’t be fooled: Gender equality hasn’t been reached

There may be more women at the top of EU politics but equality has not been reached, and men have as great a role as women in reaching solutions, write Dagmar Schumacher and Rick Zedník.
Digital 05-12-2019

Democracy and Digital: trusted media and platform regulation 

Democratic debates require trusted information, less economic pressure on media, and more policy pressure on platforms. Supporting citizens’ choices, three concepts will help the von der Leyen Commission: ‘co-regulation’, ‘trust indicators’, ‘systemic publishing platforms’. This open letter to the new...
Brexit 03-12-2019

One-year EU trade deal is fantasy

Prime Minister Boris Johnson would do better to come clean with the electorate on the complexity of the task ahead of negotiating a free trade agreement with the EU, writes Michael Leigh.
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Europe’s industrial value chains: The road to prosperity and growth

In the immense challenge of deploying green technologies and expanding the use of renewable energy, strengthening the technological revolution, and further developing artificial intelligence and the internet of things, raw materials will become indispensable for Europe’s digital transformation and climate transition.
Brexit 19-11-2019

Why Brussels shouldn’t be scared of Singapore-on-Thames

Boris Johnson wants to turn the UK into a low-tax, lean-regulation paradise attracting business from the continent. The plan won’t work, writes Joseph de Weck.
Africa 18-11-2019

Need for a progressive EU-ACP partnership to address common global challenges

The international scenario is rapidly changing, but not necessarily in a positive way. That's why there is a need for a progressive partnership between the European Union and the Africa-Caribbean-Pacific countries, writes MEP Carlos Zorrinho.
Future EU 14-11-2019

20 Visions for Europe: ‘Media across borders before future EU elections’

Christophe Leclercq founded the EURACTIV Media Network and the think-and-do tank Fondation EURACTIV. His fiction piece illustrates media sector consolidation, changing journalist jobs, values, platform regulation, and the fate of the EU itself.
Future EU 13-11-2019

Is the Spitzenkandidat system really dead? Not if we act now

Is the Spitzenkandidat system dead? Reforms can revive it and give the process new legitimacy, argues Cristian Ghinea
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A Europe that is close to citizens is a Europe that needs its notaries

What do the will of Queen Isabel la Católica, the award of the George Cross to the Maltese nation, the purchase of the Island of Herreninsel by King Ludwig II of Bavaria and the renunciation document signed by Archduchess Marie-Antoinette on the crowns belonging to the House of Austria have in common?
Future EU 13-11-2019

20 Visions for Europe: ‘A letter to my children’

As part of EURACTIV's 20 Visions for Europe project, Prof. Luciano Morganti shares a letter addressed to his children about his hopes for their future life as EU citizens.
Future EU 12-11-2019

20 Visions for Europe: ‘Start thinking about the interests of children’

Two members of  the Eurochild Children’s Council, which includes children aged 11-16 years from 12 European countries, share their visions for Europe.
Future EU 08-11-2019

Bring back the spirit of ’89 to forge a new rEUnaissance

30 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall it is time to bring back the spirit of '89 to forge a new rEUnaissance, argues Luca Jahier.

Pedro Sánchez is part of the problem        

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez should follow the example shown by David Cameron and Alex Salmond over the question of Scottish independence. Instead, he has walked away from dialogue, argue Raül Romeva and Alfred Bosch.

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