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Future EU 29-06-2022

Metsola: EU ‘let itself be surprised’ by war in Ukraine

Russia's invasion of Ukraine revealed Europe's complacency and a "new paradigm" is needed, European Parliament President Roberta Metsola said at the Jacques Delors Institute's annual conference on Tuesday (28 June).
Future EU 09-05-2022

Ukraine war puts EU ‘at crossroads’ on anniversary

As the EU poises to mark its anniversary on Monday (9 May), it is morphing into a more muscular global actor, a transformation accelerated by Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
Future EU 02-05-2022

Hijacked Europe: downward spiral or return to the roots

The Conference on the Future of Europe (CoFoE) has done little to bring the EU closer to its citizens and is solely concerned with increasing the EU's competences, writes Janusz Saryusz-Wolski.
Politics 21-05-2021

Diplomat: EU could seek to bypass Hungary after series of vetoes

The EU could begin issuing statements on behalf of 26 members rather than all 27 following a series of vetoes by Hungary on a range of issues, an EU diplomat told journalists on Friday (21 May).
Economic governance 22-04-2021

The ECB needs political guidance on secondary objectives

While EU Treaties clearly stipulate that the European Central Bank “shall support the general objectives of the European Union", politicians cannot simply stand by, hoping that it will use its discretionary power to act on them, writes Grégory Claeys.
Languages & Culture 25-09-2020

Press association raps von der Leyen for ‘too much English’ communication

The French section of the Association of European Journalists has complained to Commission President Ursula von der Leyen that the EU executive uses the English language “out of proportion” in its official communication.
Future EU 26-05-2020

Volt MEP: Abolishing unanimity is key to making the EU more effective

The coronavirus crisis has once again shown that reforms of "the basic structure" of the EU are necessary, including abolishing unanimity in the European Council, to strengthen the EU's ability to act, German MEP Damian Boeselager (Volt) told EURACTIV Germany in an interview.
Future EU 04-06-2019

The Spitzenkandidaten system is broken beyond repair

It would be wise to accept that the Spitzenkandidaten system is broken and to look for a democratic replacement, writes Dick Roche, bringing up as arguments nuggets of vintage EU politics.
Brexit 17-02-2016

Vimont: Brexit negotiations would be ‘terrible’

If the British vote to leave the EU, the negotiations with the rest of the Union for settling the divorce will be terrible and hugely complicated, analysts warned on Wednesday (17 November).