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#JunckerPlan – €50 million to support youth employment in Spain

#JunckerPlan – €50 million to support youth employment in Spain

| November 21, 2018

The European Investment Bank (EIB) and Spanish bank Bankia have signed a €50 million agreement to encourage small and medium businesses to hire young unemployed people in Spain. The agreement is backed by the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI), the heart of the Investment Plan for Europe. This new financing supplements Bankia’s professional training programme. […]

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Young people put forward their ideas for #FutureofEurope

Young people put forward their ideas for #FutureofEurope

| February 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

100 young people from across Europe have presented their concrete ideas on how to give Europe a bright future, following discussions in the context of the New Narrative for Europe initiative. These recommendations came alongside the results of a new Eurobarometer survey, which shows that youth participation in voluntary activities, organizations and elections has increased […]

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#FutureofEurope: President Juncker appoints members to Task Force on Subsidiarity and Proportionality

#FutureofEurope: President Juncker appoints members to Task Force on Subsidiarity and Proportionality

| January 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

On 18 January, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker appointed six members to the ‘Task Force on Subsidiarity, Proportionality and ‘Doing Less More Efficiently’ that he announced in September in his State of the Union Address. The Task Force will work under the Chairmanship of First Vice-President Frans Timmermans and will report to the President by […]

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60th Anniversary of the #TreatiesOfRome: Europe is learning from its mistakes

Commenting on the 60th anniversary of the signature of the Treaties of Rome, in a joint statement European Green Party Co-chairs Reinhard Bütikofer MEP and Monica Frassoni MEP said: “The clouds are dark that hang over the EU. Never in its 60 years history has this European project been challenged more. In the preparation for the Rome summit […]

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The #EU should do less but do it better

The #EU should do less but do it better

As European leaders gather to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the Treaty of Rome is calling on the EU to urgently change its course. ECR Group Chairman Syed Kamall reflects on an EU that has overreached, become too centralised and is out of touch with ordinary people.  Since it was launched in 2009, the European Conservatives […]

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EU leaders embrace #MultiSpeedEurope amid tensions

EU leaders embrace #MultiSpeedEurope amid tensions

France, Germany, Italy and Spain have backed the idea of a multi-speed EU, as the 28-nation bloc prepares to mark 60 years since its founding treaty. “Unity does not mean uniformity,” French President Francois Hollande said as he hosted the other leaders in the ornate Versailles Palace near Paris. The EU Commission accepts that projects […]

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#FutureOfThe EU: Work together to defend our common project

#FutureOfThe EU: Work together to defend our common project

EPP Group Vice-Chairman Esteban González Pons today asked for decisions on the future of the EU to be taken “in unity and with consensus.” “The time has come to align expectations with reality, time to say what Europe can do and not promise what we cannot do. And it is time to defend Europe because […]

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