“Of course I'm going to go for it," said Boris Johnson of the upcoming Conservative leadership race on Thursday. That shouldn’t have surprised anyone. Johnson has been positioning himself for the leadership for years.
Nobody can deny that the Spitzenkandidaten competing for the votes of European citizens remain largely unknown outside the Brussels bubble. Maybe adding a bit more fluff and glitter to the European election circus would do the trick.
During last week’s ‘Future of Europe’ summit, the figures on the chessboard moved again and the stage has been largely set for the new edition of the EU’s own Game of Thrones. **no spoilers ahead** Starting on 23 May, Europe takes...
On May 8, 1949, Germany’s Basic Law (Grundgesetz) was adopted, thus laying the fundament for its constitution - and democracy. In times of rising populism in Europe, a 70th birthday worth celebrating beyond the German frontiers.
Back in those bygone days during my journalism studies, I memorized a quote that from time to time I turn to as a means to reify the importance of my craft, in a world ever blighted by existential challenges to the industry.
Isn’t the EU schizophrenic? Jean-Claude Juncker has just given a very positive assessment of the 2004 “big bang” enlargement. At the same time, older EU members don’t dare mention the prospect of new countries from the Western Balkans joining the...
Today is one of those days when it’s nice to step outside the EU bubble, leave behind the whole election spiel and walk into the cool shade of the Western Balkans, where things unfold at a more leisurely pace.
It is one month to go until the European elections, the campaign is starting in earnest and the favourite sport of political pundits around Europe has become trying to predict the outcome of the elections. But can we really?
“If we have one, we will let you know about it,” a Downing Street spokesman told reporters on Wednesday when asked when the Conservative party would be launching their European election campaign. While Nigel Farage’s newly formed Brexit party used...
Politicians on both sides of the Atlantic are talking more and more about a 'Green New Deal' as climate change concerns start to actually take hold. But can Europe’s leaders square the worries of the gilets jaunes with the gilets jeunes?
Spain is heading for general elections on Sunday (28 April). In the first electoral debate ahead of the vote, barely a month before the crucial EU-wide elections, none of the main candidates made a single mention of the EU.
The European Commission is looking forward to advancing "the strong and broad EU-India partnership across all areas of our bilateral and multilateral agenda," an EU spokesperson told EURACTIV after the Indian elections began on Thursday (11 April).
The twists and turns of Brexit never stop. It is now increasingly likely that UK citizens will take part in the European elections in May, and might even play a decisive role. If the EU elections were held with the UK...
Who says eurocrats don’t have a sense of irony? A European Commission press release landed in unsuspecting inboxes on Wednesday afternoon (10 April), breathlessly proclaimed that EU-funded scientists had successfully captured the first image of a black hole.
A hopefully useful exchange took place at the Commission midday briefing on Monday and Tuesday (8-9 April) about whether Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker is accessible to the press. The midday briefing is the best place to take the EU temperature....
Matteo Salvini’s master plan to bring together the entire European right did not get off to a great start, as no representatives of Marine Le Pen’s National Rally or Austria’s ruling Freedom Party (FPÖ) showed up at a conference he called in Milan today.
His eyes have been gouged from his face and his skin has been scratched out in a mad and impassioned frenzy. These are the murals of Buddha at the Bezeklik caves, near the ancient ruins of Gaochang in the Mutou Valley, China.