European Affairs

Juncker complains about von der Leyen nomination

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said the process to appoint his successor, Germany’s Ursula von der Leyen, was not transparent and marked an unwelcome break … Read more

From Spitzenkandidat to Splitting candidate… the intrigues and backroom politics

The Spitzenkandidat, or “lead candidate,” created in 2014 seems all but dead. Under that system, pan-European political groups nominated lead candidates for the European Parliament … Read more

Special meeting of the European Council to choose the candidates for EU top jobs

The leaders of the European Union are meeting Sunday for talks on nominations for the EU’s top jobs at the Special European Council in Brussels, … Read more

Corporate Dispatch Europe Explained – agendaEurope – The Week Ahead – 17th till 21st June

A quick glance at the main forthcoming events in the European Union including EU Council, Commission and Parliament meetings and other EU-related conferences and events. … Read more

Six European leaders set to meet on Friday to discuss the future of European leadership roles

Six EU leaders charged by their political party families with leading the search for a new Commission president will meet in Brussels on Friday evening Read more

Corporate Dispatch Europe Explained – The Week Ahead

A quick glance at the main forthcoming events in the European Union including EU Council, Commission and Parliament meetings and other EU-related conferences and events. … Read more

Proposal so EU states scrutinise each other’s democratic track record

In an effort to beef up the EU’s defences against governments of member states flouting its key principles, Belgium and Germany have proposed that EU … Read more

Corporate Dispatch Europe Explained – The Week Ahead

A quick glance at the main forthcoming events in the European Union including EU Council, Commission and Parliament meetings and other EU-related conferences and events. … Read more

Corporate Dispatch Europe Explained – The Week Ahead

 

A quick glance at the main forthcoming events in the European Union including EU Council, Commission and Parliament meetings and other EU-related conferences and … Read more

EU warns ‘no solution’ in sight for Brexit deal

British Brexit negotiations to win changes to Theresa May’s Brexit deal are going badly, and the EU Commission warned that “no solution” is in sight.… Read more

Macron calls for a revision of the Schengen system

French President Emmanuel Macron has made an impassioned defence of a new Europe in a newspaper column published in each of the 28 member states … Read more

Corporate Dispatch Europe Explained – The Week Ahead

A quick glance at the main forthcoming events in the European Union including EU Council, Commission and Parliament meetings and other EU-related conferences and events. … Read more

Maltese MEP Miriam Dalli selected as one of the POLITICO’s 28 Europeans who will shape the EU

Maltese MEP Miriam Dalli has been selected as one of the 28 people who are worth watching in the year ahead in the way they … Read more

Harmonised EU digital tax plans shelved

EU governments have abandoned hopes of agreeing a European digital services tax on internet giants by next month after talks were beset by opposition from … Read more

Maroš Šefčovič pulls from race for Social Democrats’ Spitzenkandidat

European Commission Vice President Maroš Šefčovič pulled out from the race to become the Social Democrats’ lead candidate for the EU elections in May next … Read more

Wake up Europe!

In 1918, Europe emerged exhausted from a bloody war that took so many lives without addressing the tensions at the heart of the conflict. In … Read more

EU Summit Reaction – Maltese MEP Miriam Dalli

The final agreement reached in the early hours of Friday morning falls short of an agreement on asylum rules. Once again, the EU has failed … Read more

EU Summit – Angela Merkel Comments

In comments reported by Euronews, Angela Merkel said “Overall, after an intensive discussion on the most challenging theme for the European Union, namely migration, it … Read more

EU Summit : French President Macron’s comments

French President Emmanuel Macron told EuroNews that the deal showed “European cooperation” had prevailed over national interests: “Europe will have to live with migratory pressures … Read more

Brexit negotiations cannot go on with divided British Cabinet – Juncker

The Guardian Brexit negotiations cannot go on with a divided British cabinet, Jean-Claude Juncker has said, as European leaders expressed concern that they do not … Read more

EU Summit Agenda- Migration & Security

Migration

Leaders will discuss migration policy. They are expected to underline the need for a comprehensive approach to migration and the importance of effective control Read more

European Summit dubbed as ‘Mother of all Summits’ will start today

The European Council will start on Thursday at 15.00 with the traditional exchange of views with the President of the European Parliament, Antonio Tajani.

At … Read more

Is it the end of ‘centre’ in Europe politics? (Long Read)

Paul Taylor, contributing editor at POLITICO writes: The second wheel is starting to fall off Europe’s political wagon.

After the center left suffered a working-class … Read more

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#EUandMe – EU releases five films that make Europe more accessible to millenials

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The European Union released five short films, directed by prominent European filmmakers, which demonstrate how the rights and benefits enjoyed in the EU improve people’s … Read more

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Emmanuel Macron, Daphne Caruana Galizia, Edyta Kocyk, Boyan Slat, Krisztian Imre and Florin Badita given European Leadership Awards

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Emmanuel Macron, Daphne Caruana Galizia, Edyta Kocyk, Boyan Slat, Krisztian Imre and Florin Badita were all recognised for their outstanding contribution to their respective fields

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