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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.
Future EU 07-11-2019

20 Visions for Europe: ‘My future Europe is again confident’

Together, as Europe, we do have good prospects of shifting gears, of catching up and even prevailing in several areas , writes Mihnea Motoc, Deputy Head of the European Political Strategy Center.
Future EU 04-11-2019

20 Visions for Europe: ‘The coming 20 years of Europe: New challenges or opportunities?’

Creating a single space from Lisbon to Vladivostok is 'not an utopia, but a viable initiative', writes Ambassador Vladimir Chizhov.
Europe's East 31-10-2019

If Ukraine wants more Europe, corruption must end

When the recent phone call between US President Trump and Ukraine’s President Zelensky went viral, it made headlines for several reasons, none of them good, writes Alexandr Vondra and explains what Ukraine should do to tackle crime and corruption.
Future EU 29-10-2019

20 Visions for Europe: ‘China and EU facing global challenges together’

China will as always firmly support European integration, writes Ambassador Zhang Ming, the head of the Chinese Mission to the EU.
Elections 25-10-2019

Swiss politics goes Green with a capital G

The surge in support for Green parties in the Swiss elections suggests that the Alpine country is shying away from right-wing populism and euroscepticism, writes Denis MacShane.
Future EU 24-10-2019

20 Visions for Europe: ‘People will stand up for a decent, democratic and humane society’

The next twenty years will be decisive for the future of human society – in Europe, and on every continent, writes Luca Visentini, ETUC General Secretary.
Future EU 22-10-2019

20 Visions for Europe: ‘A vision for Europe in 20 years? Progress is not linear’

If we want to look forward to what might happen in the next 20 years, we might first look back, writes Conny Reuter, secretary-general of SOLIDAR.
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Azerbaijan 22-10-2019

Hasty EU statements don’t reflect reality

An unauthorized rally attempt in central part of Baku by some opposition groups was presented in a one-sided and distorted manner. Hasty EU statement on rally does not reflect reality as well.
Future EU 18-10-2019

20 Visions for Europe: ‘Buccaneering Brexit versus European civilisation’

The European project is an ambitious, unprecedented civilizing enterprise, writes Philippe Van Parijs, guest professor at the Universities of Louvain and Leuven and a Robert Schuman Fellow at the European University Institute (Florence).

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