About: Benelux

EU Elections 2019 07-09-2018

France, Benelux to propose EU aid for Africa in return for migrant help

France and the three Benelux countries on Thursday (6 September) launched a plan to offer EU funds to African countries in return for help stemming the flow of migrants to Europe.
Central Europe 20-06-2017

Orbán: No chance for single EU migration policy

Hungary's populist prime minister said Monday (19 June) that he sees no chance for a single EU-wide migration policy, just days after the bloc launched legal action against Budapest for refusing refugees under a controversial solidarity plan.
Future EU 06-03-2017

Juncker will fight for ‘more Europe’ in post-Brexit EU

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker will support "more Europe" for all members instead of a two-speed model that would split the bloc, a senior Commission official has said, refuting previous allegations.
Enlargement 30-11-2016

Balkan candidates hope to reinvigorate EU bids with new strategy

Enlargement has fallen off the EU’s list of priorities and the Union is more than likely to shrink before it grows again. But the Western Balkans are still aspiring EU members and a new strategy has been developed that hopes to put them back on Brussels’ immediate agenda.

More services integration needed to reinvigorate Europe

Goods can be traded freely across the EU, but the same cannot, in practice, be said of services. Less restrictions in the sector would yield enormous economic benefits, argue Arup Banerij, Doerte Doemeland and Sanja Madžarević Šujster.
Elections 01-06-2012

Rebuilding the European Union

As French citizens in Benelux countries prepare to elect their first representative at the French National Assembly, Stéphane Buffetaut, a candidate for centre-right and sovereigntist parties, says he will focus, if elected, on closer relations between the European and national parliaments.
Elections 31-05-2012

French Benelux citizens are a chance for France and Europe

As French citizens in Benelux countries prepare to elect their first representative at the French National Assembly, Tanguy Le Breton, an independent centrist candidate, argues for better visibility of European issues via a directly-elected President of the European Commission.
Elections 30-05-2012

Development aid: A lever for solidarity and responsibility

As French citizens in Benelux countries prepare to elect their first representative at the French National Assembly, Perrine Ledan, the Green party candidate, argues for maintaining development aid as a cornerstone of European policy.
Future EU 07-05-2003

Benelux countries insist on rotating EU Presidency

In a joint position on EU institutional reform, the three Benelux countries have called for the maintaining of the rotating EU Presidency. Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg have also proposed a two-tier Commission, consisting of 15 fully-fledged Commissioners and several assistant Commissioners without voting rights.