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Politics 23-02-2018

Trans-Europe Express – One year on, more of the same in Romania

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.
Future EU 16-02-2018

Trans-Europe Express – Merkel can’t reform the EU alone

Since September 2017, one question has been weighing on Europe’s mind: What is actually going on in Germany?
Future EU 09-02-2018

Trans-Europe Express: Mistrust is gaining ground in Europe

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.
Politics 02-02-2018

Trans-Europe Express: The EU’s regional Pandora’s Box

The Catalan crisis, which kept Spain on edge for a few months last year, appears to have been laid to rest. Whether it's once and for all or until next time remains to be seen.
Politics 26-01-2018

Trans-Europe Express – EU is gaining on economy but not on democracy

Europe is back, the world’s business and political elites heard in Davos this week. But, as Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa rightly cautioned, there is no room for complacency.
Future EU 19-01-2018

Trans-Europe Express – Dragnea’s perfect new proxy PM

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. 
Politics 12-01-2018

Trans-Europe Express – Presidencies are good, actually

As someone who has followed all the presidencies of the new EU members since the 2004-2007 enlargement wave, I know one thing: Presidencies are good.
Seasons greetings from EURACTIV.
Politics 22-12-2017

The Year in Review: The most popular EURACTIV articles & videos of 2017

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...
Freedom of thought 15-12-2017

Trans-Europe Express: Focusing on Venezuela to forget our own problems

This year, the European Parliament’s Sakharov Prize went to the Venezuelan opposition, in the EU’s recognition of their fight for human rights.
Economy & Jobs 08-12-2017

Trans-Europe Express: European hypocrisy on tax havens

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.
01-12-2017

Trans-Europe-Express: EU-Africa summit, Eastern Europe and the Billy Joel doctrine

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.
Elections 24-11-2017

Trans-Europe Express: German coalition talks – Blessing or curse for Europe?

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.