About: Solidarity

EU Elections 2019 09-05-2019

9 May 2019 and our hour of responsibility

In the face of populism, and in the run-up to the EU elections, European leaders need to explain to the citizens the many good things the European Union has achieved collectively, writes Dimitris Avramopoulos.
Development Policy 13-06-2018

France asks for more coordination between European expertise agencies

European expertise agencies, the kingpins of solidarity policy, want to work more together in order to establish themselves as true competitors in the face of United Nations agencies, especially in the field of security. EURACTIV.fr reports.
Future EU 03-05-2018

Bulgaria dislikes Commission plan to link EU funding to rule of law

A major innovation in the next long-term EU budget proposed by the European Commission yesterday (2 May) is the conditionality between EU funding and the rule of law. But the country holding the EU Presidency voiced its own clear rejection.
Economy & Jobs 11-12-2017

European Solidarity Corps caught in contradictions

In September 2016, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker unexpectedly announced the creation of a European Solidarity Corps. A welcome proposal, but it has been hijacked for enhancing employability instead of focusing on personal development, writes Florian Sanden.
Africa 13-09-2017

Juncker criticises lack of solidarity with Africa

In his State of the Union speech, Commission President Juncker reminded member states to contribute to the EU's Emergency Trust Fund for Africa. EURACTIV France reports.
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Global Europe 15-02-2017

Solidarity: Key to ensuring dignity for migrants and refugees all over Europe

Solidarity has to be placed at the heart of Europe’s migration and asylum policy by incorporating a rights-based approach based on a more efficient responsibility-sharing system and improved harmonisation of protection’s standards among Member States.
Central Europe 03-02-2017

‘Divided we stand, divided we fall’

Poland is being made great again, rising from its knees. America first, Poland second. So, logically, it needs a great capital city. And as its government moves effectively from word to deeds, a proper legal act has been proposed by the Law and Justice (PiS) party, writes Karolina Zbytniewska.
Euro & Finance 07-11-2016

Frans Timmermans: ‘The European project can fail’

Frans Timmermans said Europe’s social contract is broken; social mobility is a thing of the past and we have let our young citizens down. He believes urgent action must be taken to save the European Union. An interview by EURACTIV's partner Ouest-France.
Future EU 15-09-2016

What future for Europe?

One of the European Union’s main problems is that we are not sure what it actually is. Žiga Turk asks, is it a free trade area, a giant NGO based in Brussels to do good for Europe and the World, or perhaps a country in the making?
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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).

Händel: German welfare proposal ‘goes against the spirit of European unity’

At the end of April, German Minister of Labour Andrea Nahles presented a bill that would lock out EU citizens from the country's welfare system. Die Linke’s Thomas Händel spoke with EURACTIV Germany about the issue.
Future EU 06-05-2016

Juncker on EU anniversary: We have too many part-time Europeans

The presidents of Europe's three main institutions yesterday (5 May) presented a bleak picture of the European Union, saying the 28-nation bloc lacked leadership and was descending into petty, nationalist politics.
Euro & Finance 16-02-2016

Gesine Schwan: Refugee crisis has exposed EU’s ‘pseudo-solidarity’

Whether it’s the refugee or financial crisis, Germany always stands in the way of European solidarity, endangering the entire EU, warned Gesine Schwan in an interview with EURACTIV Germany.
Brexit 23-10-2015

The UK’s EU debate: We must do better

The Brexit debate needs to take place on a more informed level. The central question should be whether today’s EU can protect its founding values of reconciliation, peace-making, neighbourliness and solidarity, writes Robert Innes.
Global Europe 22-10-2015

Hungary shows EU aid does not ‘buy’ solidarity for refugees

Neither financial aid nor economic strength may be sufficient to foment solidarity in tackling the refugee crisis, writes Solon Ardittis.  

Immigrant crisis causes outcry in Europe

Jean-Claude Juncker has responded to the public outcry over the immigration crisis by urging European leaders to show solidarity and resist the message of populist parties. EURACTIV France reports.
Euro & Finance 05-08-2015

The European fairy-tale is over, but the story continues

If we are to believe the stock markets, all is well in Europe. But markets are in danger of underestimating looming perils such as populism, a Brexit, German dominance and weakening European power, writes Andy Langenkamp.
Competition 07-05-2015

Seven questions and three recommendations about TTIP

TTIP is currently “too big to fly”. Pierre Defraigne offered his vision for the future of TTIP in a speech to the European Business summit.

Inequality and the already close-to-be-missed last chance of Mr Juncker

Growing inequalities unravel solidarity ties between people and the Commission has a role to play  by setting the right standards and incentives in order to reverse the trend, writes Philippe Lamberts
Euro & Finance 20-02-2015

Mr Juncker has forgotten the social dimension in the EMU paper

The Commission must counterbalance the one-sided Economic Governance approach and put solidarity back at the heart of it, writes Conny Reuter.
EU Priorities 2020 22-11-2012

Rising poverty and unemployment: Discarded priorities of the EU budget

After more than two years of campaigning for a social pillar in the EU budget, the proposals made last week are extremely disappointing and worrying, writes Pierre Baussand.
Regional Policy 09-06-2011

Future cohesion policy: The basis of EU’s competitiveness

Romanian centre-right MEP Petru Constantin Luhan argues that cohesion funds, distributed on the basis of a region's lower GDP per head, should continue to be used to promote solidarity and competitiveness within the EU.
Regional Policy 28-07-2010

Europe’s federalism debate revived

As eurozone ministers reflect on how to rebuild economic governance in the wake of the Greek crisis, Jean Pisani-Ferry explores the debate on fiscal federalism and urges policymakers to clearly define options for better coordination.

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