Politics

Brexit 26-07-2019

Brexit conundrum doesn’t stop willing UK MEPs from doing their job

Despite the spectre of Brexit, British MEPs can and should be properly engaged with the European Parliament as long as they are here, according to the only two UK top job holders in the European institutions so far.
19-07-2019

Tweets of the Week: von der Leyen gets confirmed, Brexit MEPs get fussy, Selmayr steps down

This week, nomination has MEPs at each others’ throats; though Von de Leyen’s speech in Parliament hits all the right notes; but she only squeezes by with a minuscule nine votes.
03-07-2019

Italian Socialists David Sassoli, new president of the European Parliament

Members of the European Parliament elected Italian Socialist David Sassoli to chair the chamber amid rising criticism over the EU leaders attempt to influence their choice.
03-07-2019

Interview with Kira Peter-Hansen, the youngest MEP ever elected

Kira Peter-Hansen discusses her introduction and first weeks in the European Parliament as well as her hopes and expectations for the 5 years to come.
28-06-2019

#Media4Democracy: ‘VP Democracy’ for Sound Platforms & Independent Media

Following the EU Elections, it will be clear if online platforms were used to influence the outcome. Newly elected MEPs will have the opportunity to review the future strategy for the media sector, ensuring its sustainability and support to democracy. They may wish to create a media intergroup.
28-06-2019

Tweets of the Week: People power, Maggie manoeuvring and sock-gate

Today, we’re looking at people power, Maggie manoeuvring and sock-gate.
21-06-2019

No deal on top jobs or climate neutrality at June summit

The June European Council was all about jobs. Leaders failed to fill the five available positions to lead the EU in the next mandate and to reach an agreement to achieve climate neutrality by 2050, which would lead to the creation of a million jobs, according to a European Commission assessment.
EU Elections 2019 21-06-2019

Rutte: ‘I will never support stabilisation mechanisms at euro level’

In an exclusive interview with EURACTIV.com after the European Council, Dutch Prime Minister, Mark Rutte, said on Friday (21 June) that he "will never support" new budgetary instruments to stabilise the euro area if an economic shock hits the region.
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The Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU at 10

The Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU at 10

In 2009 the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU entered into force, making human rights a prominent part of EU law. But has the European human rights project developed robustly?
EP jobs, UK job, EU top jobs
21-06-2019

Tweets of the Week: EP jobs, UK job, EU top jobs

Parliament groups select their heads, Conservative hopefuls tear each other to shreds, and it’s the council top jobs summit that everyone dreads. This episode is supported by UNESDA.
20-06-2019

Keller: ‘It’s not possible that we never had a female Commission president’

Ska Keller is a German Green MEP and co-president of the Greens and European Free Alliance (EFA). The Greens’ unexpected success in the EU elections, combined with the continued decline of the Socialists and Conservatives, means they might emerge as kingmakers.
07-06-2019

Tweets of the Week: Trump in the UK, Farage in trouble, Commissioners in the Parliament?

Trump protesters take to the streets, Farage must explain his receipts and Commissioners mull MEP seats.
31-05-2019

Tweets of the Week: EU Elections, Spitzenkandidaten, and Council Summit

Welcome to Euractiv’s #EUtweets of the week. This week it’s election election election, Spitzenkandidaten anticipate rejection and EU leaders tussle over selection. This episode is supported by Amfori find out more about their big event at the end. Last week...
EU Elections 2019 27-05-2019

Vestager: Voice of the people asking for change must be respected

Margrethe Vestager is the Commissioner for competition and the lead candidate for the Liberals in the race for the European Commission presidency. As the European People’s Party and the Socialists will not able to form a majority, she might be the ‘Queenmaker’ in this game of thrones.
EU Elections 2019 27-05-2019

It’s coalition time at the European Parliament after the elections

The ‘Green Wave’ and the rise of the Liberals have transformed the European Parliament, which for the first time in 40 years will not be governed by the two main parties. Political forces are now expected to work out a compromise on the next Commission president... if the member states allow.
Britain barely afloat, Ibizagate, and the EU elections
EU Elections 2019 24-05-2019

Tweets of the Week: Britain barely afloat, Ibizagate, and the EU elections

After a week of turmoil Britain’s barely afloat, in Austria far-right opponents can gloat and it’s European Elections, so get out and vote!
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WWF interviews with Spitzenkandidaten: Manfred Weber
EU Elections 2019 23-05-2019

WWF interviews with Spitzenkandidaten: Manfred Weber

Ahead of the EU elections WWF asked lead candidates about their vision for a sustainable Europe. Watch our chat with Manfred Weber, lead candidate for the European People's Party.
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1000 ways to deal with frustration... and how to avoid it!
EU Elections 2019 20-05-2019

1000 ways to deal with frustration… and how to avoid it!

Ever get frustrated at the world's news, or when you're faced with shocking electoral results? Think Brexit, Trump... How did you feel when you woke up the next day?
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EU Elections 2019 20-05-2019

A city leaders agenda for Europe

It is a critical time for Europe ahead of the European elections. The success or failure of the European project will be decided in and by our cities’ ability to shape and implement policy locally.
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WWF interviews with Spitzenkandidaten: Margrethe Vestager
EU Elections 2019 20-05-2019

WWF interviews with Spitzenkandidaten: Margrethe Vestager

Ahead of the EU elections WWF asked lead candidates about their vision for a sustainable Europe. Watch our chat with Magrethe Vestager, lead candidate for the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe Party.
17-05-2019

Tweets of the Week: Spitzenkandidaten debate, Robbins in Brussels, Vestager and Beer

Commission hopefuls fail to impress, Why Robbins is in Brussels is anyones guess, And thanks to Vestager fine, beer will cost less.
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WWF interviews with Spitzenkandidaten: Nico Cué
EU Elections 2019 17-05-2019

WWF interviews with Spitzenkandidaten: Nico Cué

Ahead of the EU elections WWF asked lead candidates about their vision for a sustainable Europe. Watch our chat with Nico Cué, lead candidate for the European Left Party.
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EU Elections 2019 16-05-2019

Make an impact: Go vote!

If you want a Europe powered by renewables, go vote! Why vote? Because the European Parliament makes laws that support the growth of renewables in Europe.
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Digital 15-05-2019

Information, Trust and Elections in the Digital Age

Online campaigns are as essential as town hall hustings for candidates, while malicious actors have been attempting to deploy cyber-attacks and disinformation to disrupt democratic processes in recent years.

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