Featured Videos

#Brexit: 'We can't return to a hard border' Taoiseach Enda Kenny

#US: 'European leaders must work with new administration and explain the values of the EU'

#Brexit: 'Ireland will be sitting on the EU27 side of the negotiating table'

#Industry4Europe: 'The time has come for an overall vision for European industry' Bieńkowska

#Greece: 'The next step will have to be with the IMF'

#Pence: Trump wants a 'strong commitment and partnership with the European Union'

#JustinTrudeau: Address to #EuropeanParliament plenary

Featured Posts

Europe welcomes #Kazakhstan redistribution of power

Europe welcomes #Kazakhstan redistribution of power

  The chairman of the European Parliament’s delegation to Kazakhstan has welcomed a radical shakeup of how the country is run.  Iveta Grigule MEP, a Latvian deputy, told EU Reporter that the recently announced sweeping changes should be “positively valued”, writes Colin Stevens.  The Alde deputy was responding to a recent nationally televised speech by […]

| February 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

Latest Articles

#ColorectalCancer: Political will saves lives

#ColorectalCancer: Political will saves lives

March is European Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month when the 43 member groups of EuropaColon raise awareness about the disease and advocate for equity of treatment and care for colorectal cancer patients. Every year almost 450,000 people are diagnosed with colorectal cancer in Europe while another 215,000 will die from the disease. Most patients are over […]

| February 24, 2017 | 0 Comments
Europe welcomes #Kazakhstan redistribution of power

Europe welcomes #Kazakhstan redistribution of power

  The chairman of the European Parliament’s delegation to Kazakhstan has welcomed a radical shakeup of how the country is run.  Iveta Grigule MEP, a Latvian deputy, told EU Reporter that the recently announced sweeping changes should be “positively valued”, writes Colin Stevens.  The Alde deputy was responding to a recent nationally televised speech by […]

| February 24, 2017 | 0 Comments
#Sweden: Hacked-off Swedes put the record straight

#Sweden: Hacked-off Swedes put the record straight

Facts about migration and crime in Sweden, from the Swedish Government.  In recent times, simplistic and occasionally completely inaccurate information about Sweden and Swedish migration policy has been disseminated. Here, the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs looks at some of the most common claims. Claim: “Sweden had its first islamic terrorist attack not so long […]

| February 24, 2017 | 1 Comment
#Brexit: ‘We won’t be trying to stay in ‘bits’ of the EU,’ says May

#Brexit: ‘We won’t be trying to stay in ‘bits’ of the EU,’ says May

Theresa May’s statement that we won’t be trying to stay in bits of the EU means that, in principle, we shall also be leaving more than 40 EU agencies (including some located in Britain) which perform tasks on behalf of all member states, including us, over a wide range of policy areas, writes Richard Corbett […]

| February 24, 2017 | 0 Comments
EU and leading NGO unite in calling for adoption of key judicial reform in #Albania

EU and leading NGO unite in calling for adoption of key judicial reform in #Albania

Leading non-governmental organisation Human Rights Without Frontiers (HRWF) has joined forces with senior European Union political figures in urging members of Albania’s opposition Democratic Party to back planned reforms seen as crucial in boosting the country’s EU accession ambitions, writes Martin Banks. HRWF, a respected, Brussels-based international advocacy group, called the reforms “essential to guarantee the independence of […]

| February 24, 2017 | 0 Comments
Fakes and truth in modern #Lithuania politics

Fakes and truth in modern #Lithuania politics

Fake news has become a great problem in our life. Questionable news and lack of clarity can seriously influence society and bring chaos to the minds of ordinary people, writes Adomas Abromaitis.  Last week, a typical event occured in Lithuania. A couple of local Lithuanian media outlets published news report claimed German soldiers raped a […]

| February 24, 2017 | 0 Comments
Secret EU minutes show unsustainable #fishing quotas set with ‘scant justification’

Secret EU minutes show unsustainable #fishing quotas set with ‘scant justification’

EU fishing quotas were set higher than advised by scientists and the European Commission without sufficient economic or social justification, an access to information request has revealed. This breaches EU transparency law and undermines EU fisheries law. Council minutes, supposed to detail the two-day discussion and the evidence that resulted in 20% of the 2017 […]

| February 24, 2017 | 0 Comments
#Brexit: Europe’s Social Democrats call for a ‘fair Brexit’

#Brexit: Europe’s Social Democrats call for a ‘fair Brexit’

After a crushing defeat for Labour in the safe Copeland seat in the North West of England, the S&D continued to signal its solidarity with the British Labour Party – which remains in The Progressive, S&D family. S&D Group President Gianni Pittella (pictured) met with UK Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn to discuss Brexit and […]

| February 24, 2017 | 0 Comments
#Brexit: ‘The Good Friday Agreement should in no way be put at risk’

#Brexit: ‘The Good Friday Agreement should in no way be put at risk’

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker received Irish Prime Minister (Taoiseach) Enda Kenny in Brussels today (23 February). The meeting was focused on Brexit, both the questions specific to Ireland and broader European issues. Europe’s chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, sat in on the meeting. Juncker spoke glowingly of his personal relationship with Kenny and his […]

| February 23, 2017 | 0 Comments
60% of lower secondary level pupils studied more than one #ForeignLanguage in 2015

60% of lower secondary level pupils studied more than one #ForeignLanguage in 2015

Learning a foreign language at school is very common in the European Union (EU), with more than 17 million lower secondary school pupils (or 98.6% of all pupils at this education level) studying at least one foreign language in 2015. Among them, more than 10 million (58.8%) were studying two foreign languages or more. English […]

| February 23, 2017 | 0 Comments
Commission to seek member states’ views on #Poland rule of law

Commission to seek member states’ views on #Poland rule of law

The European Commission will seek the views of EU member states on whether to take further action against Poland in a dispute over the rule of law that has lasted more than a year, officials told Reuters on Wednesday (22 February), writes Jan Strupczewski and Gabriela Baczynska. The EU’s executive arm accuses the nationalist-minded government […]

| February 23, 2017 | 0 Comments
#Albania opposition to boycott parliament, defying EU appeal

#Albania opposition to boycott parliament, defying EU appeal

Albania’s opposition leader announced a boycott of parliament on Wednesday (22 February), defying an appeal from the European Union not to disrupt parliamentary approval of judiciary reforms vital to starting EU accession talks, writes Benet Koleka. Several thousand members of the Democratic Party and its lawmakers have camped out since Saturday in an 800 square […]

| February 23, 2017 | 0 Comments
Billionaire #Soros accused of ‘undermining democracy’ in EU member states

Billionaire #Soros accused of ‘undermining democracy’ in EU member states

The Hungarian-born US billionaire George Soros has been accused of “undermining democracy” in several member states, writes Martin Banks. It is claimed that Soros and groups backed by him have sought to secretly influence politics in Hungary as well as other east European countries. A spokesman for the powerful Soros flatly denied he had been […]

| February 23, 2017 | 0 Comments
Understanding and reducing #inequalities in Europe

Understanding and reducing #inequalities in Europe

Labour market policies and the industrial relations systems underpinning collective bargaining practices have a key influence on the level of inequalities observed in EU Member States, a new International Labour Organization (ILO) report shows. The report “Inequalities and the World of Work: What role for industrial relations and social dialogue?” looks beyond wage inequalities and also analyses […]

| February 23, 2017 | 0 Comments
EU must take lead in linking trade in agriculture with the #SustainableDevelopmentGoals

EU must take lead in linking trade in agriculture with the #SustainableDevelopmentGoals

Agriculture plays a critical role in climate change – it is both a cause and a victim of it.  And it plays a key role in the implementation of most of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). “We must get the sustainable development goals right, but we must also get trade in agriculture right, and we […]

| February 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

Latest Videos

#Industry4Europe: 92 sectors call for EU industry strategy

#JoLeinen MEP: The future of the EU?

#Robots: 'Privacy is a huge concern'

#Robots: 'Many threats are related to myths'

#Ukraine: A volunteer fights alongside Ukrainians

#Brexit: 'We're all about independence in Scotland'

#Brexit: How will UK environment policy be affected?