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#FutureOfEurope: Next 60 years will be an uphill struggle

#FutureOfEurope: Next 60 years will be an uphill struggle

| March 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

With the European Union’s 60th birthday upon us, it seems appropriate to look ahead to the next 60 years: what will Europe look like in 2077, writes Giles Merritt. An alpine valley springs to mind. The years since the signing of the Treaty of Rome are sunlit meadows that stretch gently downhill. The six people […]

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#Brexit: German MEP accuses Theresa May of pursuing a de facto coup

#Brexit: German MEP accuses Theresa May of pursuing a de facto coup

| March 20, 2017 | 7 Comments

Commenting on the decision by the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Theresa May to trigger article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty on March 29 , European Green Party Co-Chairs Reinhard Bütikofer and Monica Frassoni said: “It was a politically toxic mix of resentment, nostalgia, and open lies that produced a leave majority in the Brexit referendum. But in stitching together its […]

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Britain to launch #Brexit process on 29 March: EU sources

Britain to launch #Brexit process on 29 March: EU sources

| March 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

Prime Minister Theresa May will write to the European Union on March 29 formally announcing Britain’s withdrawal from the bloc, EU sources told Reuters on Monday (20 March), saying Brussels had been told of the plan by British officials, writes Gabriela Baczynska. That letter next Wednesday will start the clock ticking on a two-year countdown […]

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For the EU, leading on clean energy means talking about #CleanCoal

For the EU, leading on clean energy means talking about #CleanCoal

| March 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

In the post-COP21 world, most would agree that climate change is a clear threat that needs to be urgently addressed. Faced with American scepticism prompted by the election of Donald Trump, Europe has emerged as the world’s leading advocate for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. But simply airing fluffy statements is not enough: the hard part comes […]

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#BrusselsInView: Offscreen 2017

#BrusselsInView: Offscreen 2017

Offscreen, Brussels’ avant-garde, cult and damn fine film festival, returns to the city to mark its tenth anniversary in 2017 – from 8 to 25 March, the festival promises its usual blend of the outrageous, seductive and esoteric. And EU Reporter is very much a part of the action for this special occasion – we have […]

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#EPP revokes Jacek Saryusz-Wolski’s vice-presidency over move to grab ‘Tuska’ role

#EPP revokes Jacek Saryusz-Wolski’s vice-presidency over move to grab ‘Tuska’ role

  Jacek Saryusz-Wolski MEP (left) meets with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker At this week’s European Council, heads of government are expected to discuss its president for the period from 1 June 2017 to 30 November 2019. Saryusz-Wolski, who is a member of the Civic Platform (PO) party in Poland, took the unusual step of accepting […]

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#FutureofEurope: To be or not to be

#FutureofEurope: To be or not to be

Today (1 March), Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission, presented five different options for  the future of the European Union. The Commission is asking  citizens, member states and the European Parliament to choose between being swept along by the impact of globalisation, security concerns and the rise of populism or steering the ship and […]

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