A failure on domestic issues, but a success on security. Or at least more so. As the second and final round of the French presidential elections is about to take place, Christian Lequesne spoke to EURACTIV Slovakia about François Hollande's legacy.
The economic imbalances of the eurozone are undermining citizens’ confidence in the European project. Cutting Germany’s trade surplus could help redress the balance, Jérôme Creel said in an interview with EURACTIV France.
The European Central Bank's (ECB) controversial policy of ultra-low interest rates continues to draw criticism and German politicians in particular have demanded its president, Mario Draghi, bring them to an end. EURACTIV Germany reports.
“The European model is dead,” Jean-Michel de Waele told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview. Our future model should be based on a core of six or seven countries that are capable of real political union.
France is pushing to accelerate the adoption of the European Passenger Name Record (PNR). The French Minister of State for European affairs urged MEPs to support the bill, and to reach an agreement by the end of the year.
France plans further cuts to its development aid budget in 2016. Christian Reboul told EURACTIV France that this decision runs against the urgent need for financing for the new Sustainable Development Goals.
Ukraine has asked the EU to dispatch an EU-led Security and Defence (CSDP) mission to Donbas, which, according to Kyiv, should be the biggest ever, Kostiantyn Yelisieiev, Ukraine's Ambassador to the EU told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview.
With the exception of Martin Schulz, European leaders missed their opportunity to be heard by citizens following the Paris attacks, Piotr M. Kaczy?ski told EURACTIV Czech Republic in an exclusive interview.
François Hollande will play his hand carefully and those who expect him to precipitate a crisis in the eurozone are wrong, MEP Richard Howitt (S&D, UK), European Parliament Rapporteur on Corporate Social Responsibility, told EURACTIV in an interview.