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EU Priorities 2020 16-10-2013

Almunia: EU’s problem is unaccountability, not economic liberalism

National politicians have left Brussels technocrats with the unenviable task of explaining austerity decisions taken at European level to their public opinion, undermining trust in the EU’s political system and democracy at large, according to Joaquín Almunia, the EU’s competition commissioner.

Poor governance sinks ‘Europe 2020’ strategy: Report

EU governance is blowing the 'Europe 2020' strategy off course, emphasising economic growth at the expense of citizens, according to a new paper on the first European semester presented by Green MEPs yesterday (19 October).