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Future EU 27-08-2012

Merkel mulls ‘convention’ to draw up new EU treaty

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is considering an EU 'convention' to draw up a new treaty for closer European political unification and help overcome the bloc's sovereign debt crisis, the weekly Der Spiegel reported on Sunday (26 August). Merkel later denied the report.
EU Priorities 2020 11-01-2006

Austria’s Haider affair gave the EU an ’emergency brake’

Unwittingly Austria created EU history in January 2000 when a far right party joined its government. EU leaders panicked and isolated Vienna. EURACTIV looks at the legacy of those heady days and months.