About: Sovereignty

Politics 02-03-2021

Three in four EU citizens want a more sovereign Europe

The demand for more European sovereignty within the EU is strong despite disparities between countries, according to a study published Tuesday (2 March) by the Jean Jaurès Foundation and the Friedrich Ebert Foundation, in partnership with the Ipsos polling institute. EURACTIV France reports.
Health 19-02-2021

French decision to have Microsoft host Health Data Hub still attracts criticism

The French government's decision to have Microsoft host the country's Health Data Hub is causing outrage in the French and European digital ecosystem, it is also worrying data protection advocates. EURACTIV France reports.
Agrifood 29-05-2020

EU food stocks: Should gear up for a rise of food protectionism?

The EU is preparing to change its agricultural storage policy at a time when the COVID-19 health crisis has highlighted the weaknesses of its reserves. EURACTIV France reports.
Brexit 02-02-2017

Gibraltar urges MEPs to work towards ‘sensible’ Brexit

Gibraltar’s Chief Minister Fabian Picardo has called on MEPs to work towards a “sensible Brexit”, guaranteeing the Rock’s border crossing with Spain and single market access for its services industry. EURACTIV Spain reports.
Brexit 09-01-2017

Spain sees joint sovereignty over Gibraltar difficult if UK opposes

Spain sees just a slim chance of joint sovereignty over Gibraltar if Britain opposes it, its foreign minister said in an interview with the leading Spanish newspaper El Pais on Sunday (8 January).
Elections 29-11-2016

Fillon: French Sovereignty and European integration?

The centre-right candidate for next year's French presidential election presents himself as a defender of French sovereignty who wants to limit the powers of the European Commission. But he also supports further European integration in some areas. EURACTIV France reports.
Global Europe 25-07-2016

South-east Asia deadlocked as South China Sea split deepens

Southeast Asian nations were deadlocked Sunday (24 July) about how to confront China's territorial claims in the South China Sea, as pressure from Beijing again drove a wedge between countries on the region's  toughest security challenge.
Trade & Society 23-02-2016

France seeks guarantees for national sovereignty in adoption of TTIP

Paris has argued that the transatlantic trade deal should have to be approved by the EU’s national parliaments before it can take effect, not just the European institutions. EURACTIV France reports.
EU Priorities 2020 17-03-2015

Draghi calls for ‘quantum leap’ in eurozone integration

Describing the eurozone economy as "steadily recovering", European Central Bank President Mario Draghi called yesterday (16 March) for a "quantum leap" in institutional convergence of the eurozone.
EU Priorities 2020 23-04-2013

Barroso: More EU integration ‘indispensable for our economy’

The European Union and the eurozone have already taken important federalist steps to counter the debt crisis, which go beyond mere economic governance, European Commission President José Manuel Barroso said yesterday (22 April) at the 2013 Think Tank Dialogue.
Elections 24-01-2013

Catalonia parliament passes sovereignty declaration

Catalonia's parliament approved yesterday (23 January) a declaration of sovereignty signalling the start of an uncertain journey towards a referendum on independence from Spain for the north-eastern region.
Euro & Finance 30-01-2012

Berlin, Athens in sovereignty row over Greek rescue

A German proposal to put an EU commissioner in charge of scrutinising the Greek budget caused a diplomatic standoff between Berlin and Athens over the weekend as negotiations over a second Greek bailout plan grew tougher. EURACTIV Greece reports.

German Länder against eu centralism

German Länder are threatening to block the ratification of any new treaties, if their demands on their sovereignty and jurisdiction are not enshrined in the new treaty