About: Ska Keller Archives

  • Europe’s debate over internships continues

    News | Social Europe & Jobs 29-04-2014

    Member states recently backed a European Commission initiative to safeguard interns from exploitation, but the move has been criticised by trade unions and youth groups.

  • EU Commission candidates show their ‘faces’

    News | EU Elections 2014 29-04-2014

    The first European presidential debate on Monday evening (28 April) in Maastricht turned out to be more of a warm-up session than a real contest of ‘visions’ for the future of Europe.

  • INFOGRAPHIC: EU Presidential Debates 2014

     Infographic | Promoted content | EU Elections 2014 28-04-2014

    With less than four weeks to go before polls open on 22-25 May, the parties' main candidates for the EU Commission presidency face each other in a series of 'Presidential Debates', broadcasted by national and European media.

    The main candidates, or 'Spitzenkandidaten', are put forward by their parties as official candidates to lead the EU executive. They will battle it out over their vision for the EU, discussing raging unemployment, energy, economy and all the big challenges facing europe today.

    Seven debates in total are planned. Four of these will feature at least four candidates, who represent mainstream parties. The two main contenders in the race, the socialist Martin Schulz, and centre-right Jean-Claude Juncker, will also engage in three 'face-off' debates.

  • INFOGRAPHIC: EU Presidential Debates 2014

    News | EU Elections 2014 28-04-2014

    With less than four weeks to go before polls open on 22-25 May, the parties' main candidates for the EU Commission presidency face each other in a series of 'Presidential Debates', broadcasted by national and European media.

  • Next EU Commission President will be a polyglot

    News | Languages & Culture 24-04-2014

    Being able to speak many languages is an important skillset for any high-ranking European politician. When it comes to language skills, some candidates for the presidency of the European Commission have a clear linguistic advantage. EURACTIV France reports.

  • #Happyvoting campaign sees MEPs dancing to attract young voters

    News | Social Europe & Jobs 14-04-2014

    A video showing MEPs dancing in the streets of Brussels, to the tune of Pharrell Williams' "Happy", was launched last month, in the hope of attracting young voters for the next European elections, in May.

  • The EU top jobs: Who’s next?

    LinksDossier | EU Elections 2014 03-02-2014

    On 22-25 May, EU citizens cast their ballots to elect 751 members of the European Parliament. But MEPs will not be the only ones to perform a game of musical chairs: 2014 will also bring about change in many of the top positions in the EU.

  • #OccupyGezi can bring Turkey closer to the EU

    Opinion | Enlargement 10-06-2013

    Accepting criticism from people and movements will do Turkey good, as protests give a sense of urgency for a reform of the constitution that should lower the 10% threshold for parliament and give people more rights via-a-vis the state, writes Ska Keller.

  • Ska Keller: EU can make ‘huge difference’ in development aid

    Interview | Development Policy 29-05-2013

    Eighty-two MEPs who have signed a declaration calling on member states to protect the EU's development and humanitarian aid spending in the 2014-2020 budget have broad support, German MEP Ska Keller (Greens) told EURACTIV in an interview.