NYT reporting shines a spotlight on CAP delivery model

By |november 6th, 2019|Central and Eastern Europe, Common Agicultural Policy, direct payments, first pillar, Herbert Dorfmann, land-grabbing, News, Paolo De Castro|

An investigative report published in the Sunday edition of the New York Times (3 November) highlighted once again the distorting effects of farm aid provided under the EU Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), which are however intrinsic to its delivery model.

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Ministers highlight European divide over carbon price floor

By |april 18th, 2018|Central and Eastern Europe, Climate Change, France, Germany, News|

While France is pushing for the implementation of a carbon price floor at EU level and is looking for allies in the bloc, Poland sees energy storage technologies as key to a successful European climate policy.

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Czech analyst: Eastern Europeans have lost faith in the EU

By |september 21st, 2017|Austria, Central and Eastern Europe, Czech Republic, Economy, EU integration, Euorscepticism, Germany, Irah Kučerová, News, social affairs|

When countries in Central and Eastern Europe joined the EU, their expectations were high. Above all, they thought that they would quickly reach a Western standard living, Irah Kučerová told EURACTIV Czech Republic.

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Lead MEP: Macron’s campaign on posted workers could deepen east-west divide

By |avgust 29th, 2017|Beata Szydło, Central and Eastern Europe, Élisabeth Morin-Chartier, Emmanuel Macron, News, posted workers, Posted Workers Directive, worker posting|

The centre-right French MEP in charge of guiding the controversial posting of workers directive through the European Parliament has lashed out at Emmanuel Macron after he promised to strike a compromise on the legislation by the end of this year.

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Macron versus Eastern Europe

By |avgust 24th, 2017|Brexit, Central and Eastern Europe, Emmanuel Macron, future eu, News, Posted Workers Directive, social europe|

The French president has found a scapegoat in temporary workers from Eastern Europe, making the same mistake as the UK in the lead up to Brexit, writes Antonia Colibasanu.

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Dismissing the Three Seas Initiative is counter-productive for Brussels

By |julij 5th, 2017|Central and Eastern Europe, Multi-speed Europe, News, Poland, Three Seas Initiative, two-speed Europe|

The Three Sees Initiative is viewed with suspicion in Brussels due to its political implications. The best thing the EU can do to make it a success and counter anti-EU rhetoric in Central and Eastern Europe is by embracing this project, writes Łukasz Janulewicz.

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