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Politics 29-06-2018

Over A Coffee with Tanja Fajon, Slovenian MEP

Tanja Fajon meets Brian Maguire over a coffee to talk about Europe’s handling of the migration crisis and the toxic impact of populism on Europe’s values.
Politics 28-06-2017

Minister for the Bulgarian Presidency: Cohesion will be one of our priorities

Bulgaria will take over the rotating Presidency of the EU from 1 January 2018. Lilyana Pavlova, the minister for the Bulgarian Presidency, told EURACTIV.com about its priorities, which include security and migration, the Western Balkans and the future of cohesion policy.
Global Europe 27-02-2017

The Presidency: Migration mayday

The seasons are changing. As the weather gets better, Europe's migration crisis gets worse. In a year of critical elections, Malta brings its frontline Mediterranean experience to the leadership of the presidency of the European Union.
Global Europe 23-02-2017

The Presidency debate: Migration

Spring is coming, and with it a migration surge.
Is Nigel Farage lying to you?
Global Europe 02-02-2017

Is Nigel Farage lying to you?

Former UKIP leader Nigel Farage defended Donald Trump yesterday (1 February) in the European Parliament.
The Presidency: Malta at the helm
Digital 26-01-2017

The Presidency: Malta at the helm

It's a time of crisis, global turbulence, and economic change. It's also a time of opportunity. On the first of January, for the first time, Malta took up the presidency of the Council of the European Union.
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The 2016 Silver Rose Awards

The 2016 Silver Rose Awards

Since the year 2000, SOLIDAR has organised the annual Silver Rose Awards in the European Parliament, in collaboration with the Socialists & Democrats (S&D).

Slovakia’s ex-premier: What kind of society are refugees going to?

Iveta Radičová, 59, served as the first woman prime minister of Slovakia, from 2010 to 2012. She has taught sociology at Oxford University, Comenius University, and the Slovak Academy of Sciences.
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Global Europe 23-11-2015

EuroPhilantopics 2015: Trust Matters – A lever to deliver better social justice outcomes

Highlights of the 2015 EuroPhilantopics event in Brussels. Jointly organised by BOZAR, DAFNE, EFC, EVPA and NEF, EuroPhilantopics is the annual event for foundations and EU institutions to come together and consider the challenges facing people and communities in the next 5-10 years. This year the theme was trust and how it can be levered to pave the way to a fairer society.
Economy & Jobs 26-06-2015

EU leaders agree to relocate 40,000 migrants, reject migrant quota system

EU leaders agreed that 40,000 migrants would be relocated from Italy and Greece to other EU countries over the next two years. Another 20,000 would be resettled from outside Europe to EU member states,
Brexit 25-06-2015

Cameron: ‘It’s right for Britain to have this renegotiation and referendum’

“It's right for Britain to have this renegotiation and this referendum to address the concerns that the British people have about Europe and to make sure that the British people have the final say about whether we stay in a reformed EU or leave,” said British Prime Minister David Cameron, upon arrival to the EU Council summit on Thursday.
EU Priorities 2020 27-05-2015

Ban Ki-moon on migration crisis: EU member states must show compassion

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon urged European countries to “show compassion” and to do more to help migrants.
EU Priorities 2020 27-05-2015

Commission calls on member states to take in 40,000 asylum seekers

“We have a proposal for an emergency mechanism to relocate 40,000 asylum seekers. Syrians and Eritreans will be relocated from Italy and Greece to other European Union member states over a period of two years,” said EU Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship Dimitris Avramopoulos in Brussels on Wednesday.
Economy & Jobs 27-05-2015

Commission unveils draft 2016 EU budget

The European Commission proposed a draft EU budget for 2016 of €143.5 billion euros on Wednesday (27 May). According to the EU executive, the budget aims to 'support the recovery of the European economy”. The funds will be used to create jobs and growth, to deal with migration more effectively, and to strengthen the EU's role as a global player.
Global Europe 23-04-2015

Coffin-carrying migrants march on European Council

“I am an undocumented immigrant, like many of the people here, and we are here to tell the European Parliament and the European Parliamentarians that the situation is a problem they created and they can solve it. So we want them to save these people that are dying in the Mediterranean sea.”
Global Europe 23-04-2015

EU leaders will use military against refugees, warns leading MEP

EU leaders are set to agree a deal that will mean refugees being turned away from Europe by “military means”, a leading MEP warned today (23 April)
Global Europe 20-04-2015

Tusk: The situation in the Mediterranean cannot continue

“We cannot accept that hundreds of people die when they try to cross the sea to Europe,” said European Council President Donald Tusk after a fishing boat capsized overnight off the Libyan coast, killing as many as 700 migrants.
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2014 EuroPhilantopics

EuroPhilantopics is the annual event for foundations and EU institutions to come together and consider the challenges facing people and communities in the next 5-10 years, with a view to collaborating on shared agendas and gaining more in-depth knowledge of issues, which they can then make use of when considering policy, strategy and funding in the coming years. EuroPhilantopics, which included sessions on sessions on migration, employment, the circular economy and the economics of change, took place during the European Foundation Centre’s 25th Anniversary week, from 3-7 November.
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Commission: We don’t understand Switzerland’s discriminatory approach to immigration

After Switzerland announced it will organise a controversial referendum on migration quotas, the European Commission said on Tuesday that they don't fully understand the discriminatory approach'.