Politics

20-06-2018

Quo vadis, EU evidence-based policy making? Addressing the “evidence – policy” gap

In theory, the EU policy decision-making process is based on the principal that excellence, independence, accountability and efficiency in science or evidence-based advice should inform political choices.
Elections 20-06-2018

The modest impact of ‘fake news’ on the 2018 Italian elections

A Brussels-based NGO has monitored the 2018 Italian election and came to the conclusion that "fake news" have been relatively rare. EURACTIV.com looks into the story as part of the “Fact or Fake” series, in partnership with France 24.
08-06-2018

Tweets of the Week: U.S Trade Tariffs, European Development Days and Penka the Cow

This week, real trade war now, European development days take a bow, and Europe unites to save Penka the cow.
Elections 07-06-2018

European Youth Event 2018

The European Youth Event is a unique opportunity for young Europeans to make their voices heard. EURACTIV went to Strasbourg to learn more about their hopes for the upcoming European Parliament elections, as well as their visions for the future of the EU.
Future EU 06-06-2018

Straight Outta Strasbourg: MEPs rap battle for the youth vote

The 2018 European Youth Event was home to one of the most unusual European Parliament happenings of the year - an MEP rap battle.
01-06-2018

Tweets of the Week: Oettinger, golden passports and Mamoudou Gassama

This week, gaffe-prone Gunther rides again, golden passports are met with disdain and Malian hero earns widespread acclaim.
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Freedom of thought 31-05-2018

Disinformation: social media platforms’ responsibility

Transparency, collaboration & finally taking responsibility. EU & US experts at the 2018 Brussels DisinfoLab share their views on the role of social media platforms in countering fake news and disinformation.
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Data protection 25-05-2018

Tweets of the Week: Royal Wedding, Zuckerberg in EU Parliament, and GDPR

This week all eyes turn to the Royal Wedding, it’s the Facebook hearing we were all dreading, and the arrival of GDPR has got businesses shredding!
Freedom of thought 23-05-2018

Freedom of expression in Europe: Who draws the line?

Hate speech laws are spreading in Europe as EU governments and international organisations try to find measures to defuse conflicts.
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Future EU 20-05-2018

‘Cities4Europe – Europe for citizens’ launch 7 May 2018

On 7 May the ‘Cities4Europe – Europe for citizens’ campaign was officially launched in partnership with the BOZAR and the city of Brussels, and with the support of the campaign's partners.
18-05-2018

Tweets of the Week: The Donalds, the Customs Union, and Zuckerberg

This week, Donald Tusk thinks Donald Trump is a schmuck, the customs union debate really gets stuck, and only select people will get to talk to the Zuck.
Brexit 16-05-2018

The UK’s self-inflicted Brexit ‘punishment’ over Netflix

An article by the Daily Express wrongly accused “Brussels” of seeking to restrict UK citizen’s access to online content after Brexit when they travel abroad. EURACTIV.com looks into the story as part of the “Fact or Fake” series, in partnership with France 24.
11-05-2018

Tweets of the Week: Trump Iran tears, Europe Day cheers, and Eurovision jeers

Worry over Trump’s Iran decision, Europe Day prompts love for the EU mission, and people go nuts over this year’s Eurovision.
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04-05-2018

Tweets of the Week: Macron charms Australia, Juncker presents MFF, Farage attacks Belgium

This week, Macron thinks Mrs. Turnbull is delicious, Juncker’s MFF is ambitious, and in Parliament, Nigel’s anti-Belgian sentiment gets malicious.
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Why Europe Matters: Youth Speak Up
30-04-2018

Youth speak up for a better quality education, jobs and a safer Europe

Why Europe Matters is a joint initiative by JA Europe and ERT based on a combination of innovation workshops and a survey exploring young Europeans’ views about Europe and the EU, their education and employment, and their hopes and expectations for the future.
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27-04-2018

Tweets of the Week: Macron goes to Washington, Brexit app stalls, and Kate delivers

This week, Macron helps Trump plant a tree, Europeans in the UK are un-appy, and William and Kate welcome baby number three.
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Future EU 25-04-2018

Prospects for Europe – How to enhance European Democracy

On 11 April 2018, some 170 guests from politics, business and civil society attended the 9th Brussels Wednesday Social, hosted by METRO AG in cooperation with European Movement International (EMI) and EuroCommerce.
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20-04-2018

Tweets of the Week: Selmayr, Macron, Syria, and Facebook

In the end Selmayr’s not told to take a hike, Macron’s speech causes excitement spike, MEPs debate Syria strike, and Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg can’t even get a like.
13-04-2018

Tweets of the Week: Hungarian voters allegiant, Good Friday Agreement, EU investigators vehement

This week, to Viktor Orban, Hungarian voters are allegiant, ongoing Brexit troubles jeopardise the Good Friday Agreement, and in raiding Murdoch’s HQ, EU investigators are vehement.
30-03-2018

Over A Coffee with Danuta Hübner, Polish MEP

Danuta Hübner meets Brian Maguire over a coffee to talk about the complexities and risks of Brexit, Poland’s delicate relationship with Brussels, and next year's European Parliament elections.

‘Democracy in crisis, dialogue denied’, Belgian MEP Demesmaeker says of Catalonia

Prisoners, protests, and no clear pathway for a Catalan settlement. Carles Puigdemont, the self-exiled former president of Catalonia, is now held by German authorities on a European Arrest Warrant, his future uncertain. If he returns to face trial in Spain,...
28-03-2018

Theories abound in the Russian ex-spy poisoning case

Conspiracy theories abound in the poisoning case involving a former Russia spy. EURACTIV brings you some of the most original ones as part of the “Fact or Fake” series, in partnership with France 24.
Brexit 23-03-2018

Tweets of the Week: Brexit transition deal, EU digital tax, and Juncker congratulates Putin

This week, Brexit transition deal raises the stakes, Moscovici’s Big Tech tax angers the States, while Juncker and Putin seem like best mates.
Elections 19-03-2018

No, Germany will not finance ‘harems’ for refugees

A Latvian news site wrongly portrayed talks on family reunification for refugees and asylum seekers in Germany as opening the door for "harems". EURACTIV.com looks into the allegations as part of the “Fact or Fake” series, in partnership with France 24.