Romania’s justice minister has asked for the country’s top anti-corruption prosecutor Laura Codruta Kovesi to be sacked. But analysts say the ruling coalition is not aiming at Kovesi's post. It is, apparently, going for the big picture - capturing all the state institutions and suspending the country's president.
The wind of enthusiasm blown by the victory of President Emmanuel Macron last June has vanished. In a historic vote on Wednesday, the European Parliament rejected the innovative idea of transnational lists.
After winning the elections in December 2016, Liviu Dragnea's aim was to have a government led by someone who would blindly follow his orders. Third time may be the charm for the leader of Romania’s ruling party.
2017 has been a full year for the EU, and for EURACTIV. Shortly after our announcement of the EURACTIV rebranding, we rolled out eight Policy Hubs: Politics, Global Europe, Economy & Jobs, Agriculture & Food, Health, Energy & Environment, Digital...
EU national governments say harbouring dodgy money is wrong - unless you’re European. After months of intense negotiations, the 28 EU finance ministers finally published their much-awaited blacklist of tax havens this week. And it landed like a damp squib.
The EU-Africa summit in Abidjan confirmed the impression that for EU members from Central and Eastern Europe, Africa is not a big priority. The same can be said about those countries’ media, who paid little attention to the gathering.
Many saw the last German government as a tanker ship cruising stolidly and unswervingly through the stormy seas of world politics. But in the past few weeks, it has looked like the German ship and Captain Angela Merkel are about to start rolling and listing.