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Freedom of thought 11-05-2018

Polish government continues efforts to stifle free media

Press freedom is still under threat in Poland, the case of TVN24 journalist ,Wojciech Bojanowski ,who revealed a police torture case last year is one of the most striking examples of the Polish state’s control of the media. EURACTIV’s partner Gazeta Wyborcza reports.

Racial diversity not on the EU’s radar

For an institution that supports diversity, equal opportunity, and human rights, the European Union is surprisingly lax when it comes to implementing it in practice, particularly in terms of employing racial minorities.
Future EU 12-04-2018

Giscard d’Estaing wants to reboot the European project

“Re-Imagine Europa” aims to strengthen European economic leadership. At 92, France's Valery Giscard d’Estaing, who launched a new think-tank in Brussels, regrets the “profound confusion of the EU” caused by the lack of leadership. EURACTIV.fr reports.
Global Europe 06-04-2018

EU calls on Israel to respect the rights of Palestinian children

Alarmed by the conditions of Palestinian children in the Israeli military judicial system, the EU has called on Israel, through its representatives in Jerusalem and Ramallah, to respect the children's rights. EURACTIV’s partner Euroefe reports.
Politics 06-04-2018

Commission: Selmayr was ‘obvious choice’

The European Commission has this week published 84 pages of replies to MEPs’ questions about Martin Selmayr’s controversial promotion to the top civil servant post in the Commission. EURACTIV.fr reports.
Economy & Jobs 06-04-2018

EU now better prepared to tackle tax evasion

Two years after the Panama Papers scandal revealed the scope of tax haven activities, the EU has adopted new legislation and is now better prepared to tackle tax evasion and fraud. EURACTIV’s partner Euroefe reports.
Future EU 21-02-2018

Visegrad’s timid steps on Macron’s EU citizens’ project

Three of the member states of the Visegrad group are going to take part in Macron’s citizens’ consultations project. Hungary has yet to make its decision known. EURACTIV.fr reports.
Enlargement 01-03-2016

Cyprus: Make Turkish an official EU language

Greek-Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades has asked the Dutch EU Presidency to add Turkish to the bloc’s 24 official languages, in order to boost attempts to reach a reunification agreement on the Mediterranean island.
Digital 23-02-2016

EU institutions start large-scale move towards cloud services

EU institutions are getting ready to move data to cloud services as part of the first broad, European Commission-backed push for government cloud computing.
Languages & Culture 10-12-2015

Irish to be given full official EU language status

Although it has been an official language of the EU since 2007, Irish will now be gradually upgraded to a full working language of the European institutions.
Economy & Jobs 19-12-2014

Confidence in the EU on the rise

Citizens' confidence in the European Union has grown since the European elections in May 2014. The uncertain economic situation and immigration are among the main issues still causing concern for the electorate. EURACTIV France reports
Brexit 15-10-2013

Parliament asks for treaty revision on Strasbourg seat

A parliamentary committee adopted a report that calls on member states to abolish MEPs' monthly commute from Brussels to Strasbourg. The latest attempt to reduce the number of parliamentary seats might force the Council to discuss a treaty change.
Digital 06-06-2013

EU institutions seek exclusion, extra time on data protection

EXCLUSIVE / EU justice ministers meeting in Luxembourg today (6 June) are expected to consider giving EU institutions a sweeping exemption from new data protection rules.
Future EU 08-05-2013

Europe Day takes ironic turn as EU staff strike

A day before Europe Day (9 May), held yearly to celebrate the peace and unity in Europe, 3,500 staff of the European institutions held a strike against budgets cuts that may see their salaries cut by 60% over the next 15 years.

EU staff to strike over budget cuts, threaten to hit summit

Thousands of staff members working at the EU institutions are expected to go on strike in Brussels today (8 November) to protest against potential budget cuts. If unsuccessful, unions plan another strike during the EU summit later this month.
Euro & Finance 13-12-2011

Brussels to handle new treaty provisions, says Rehn

Finance Commissioner Olli Rehn yesterday (12 December) brushed aside the possibility of UK legal threats and warned the City of London that it could not avoid EU financial regulation as a result of the UK veto of a last week's summit deal.
Public Affairs 25-11-2010

EU officials win pay rise battle with member states

National governments have no right to block a planned salary increase for EU officials, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled yesterday (24 November). 
Public Affairs 04-03-2010

EU quarter development marred by ‘missed opportunities’

Squabbling among Brussels authorities has derailed town planning throughout the Belgian capital's recent history, alleges a study published this week by a think-tank based in the city. 

MEPs push for ‘structured dialogue’ with EU citizens

The European Parliament yesterday (13 January) adopted, by a large majority, a report calling for a "structured civil dialogue" between the EU institutions and civil society.
Future EU 17-12-2008

Race for EU top jobs back on track

Nominations for top jobs in the EU institutions look set for a fresh round of speculation after French President and outgoing EU presidency holder Nicolas Sarkozy announced that the Lisbon Treaty would probably be enforced with just a one-year delay.
Public Affairs 10-10-2008

Localisation ‘key’ to EU communication

Cooperation with regional and local media is the key to better communicating EU policy issues to citizens, concluded panellists at a debate on the issue in Brussels on 8 October, organised by the European Commission's directorate-general for regional policy.
Languages & Culture 22-09-2008

New campaign seeks end to ‘impenetrable’ Euro-speak

Using simpler language would vastly improve the EU's communication, according to the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe, which launched an online campaign to make the EU institutions more accessible to citizens last week (15 September).
Future EU 26-08-2008

Strasbourg Parliament hails ‘safest ceiling in the world’

MEPs will be able to resume sessions in Strasbourg by 22 September as the ceiling of the European Parliament's plenary building in Strasbourg is now "completely repaired" and "probably the safest ceiling in the world," a European Parliament spokesperson told EURACTIV.
Public Affairs 22-07-2008

EU recruitment strategy gets overhaul

Appointments to the EU institutions will focus more on the personal and professional competences of candidates rather than detailed EU knowledge, David Bearfield, the director of the European Personnel Selection Office (EPSO), told journalists last week (18 July).

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