The main trade union of EU civil servants has added its voice to the chorus of politicians demanding that the European Commission take an "appropriate decision" on José Manuel Barroso's new position at Goldman Sachs. EURACTIV France reports.
EU treaty changes are laborious and come with a great deal of uncertainty. As a result, the European Parliament is assessing an own-initiative report that intends to assess what reforms of the functioning of the EU are possible without treaty changes. EURACTIV Germany reports.
As European integration has progressed in the Monnet method, national leaders have become stuck in a 'representation spiral', which the recent crises accelerated to a point where major EU decisions can no longer be made, argues Balázs Kiss.
The European Commission announced on Sunday (3 January) that it would discuss the state of the rule of law in Poland after the country's hard-right government pushed through changes to the judiciary and media over the Christmas break.
All 28 EU member states have unanimously backed France’s call for “aid and assistance” following the Paris terror attacks, the bloc’s foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini said Tuesday (17 November).
President François Hollande said he will invoke the European Union's ‘mutual defence clause’ for the first time to combat the perpetrators of the Paris attacks, betting on EU support over NATO in the country's fight against the Islamic State.
Hungary will ask the European Commission to call off its decision on the distribution of refugees. The motion may have little support in the EU, but it is a clear statement of Budapest's determination. EURACTIV France reports.
British Prime Minister David Cameron will present his counterparts with a list of demands for the UK’s European Union membership renegotiation at the European Council dinner on Thursday. EURACTIV France reports.
Since becoming a member in 1973, the United Kingdom has negotiated opt-outs on key parts of EU legislation, and a sizeable rebate from the EU annual budget. But do they really serve the best interests of the UK and Europe?
EXCLUSIVE / The European Parliament's legislative vacuum is frustrating both national and European politicians. While MEPs are forced to vote on hollow resolutions, France has lodged a complaint with the President Martin Schulz. EURACTIV France reports.
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on Thursday (30 April) urged Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán to make clear he has no intention of reintroducing the death penalty in his country, otherwise “there will be a fight”. A Commission spokesperson hinted that Hungary risked losing its voting rights in the Union if it went ahead with the plans.
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