‘Geopolitical’ Europe could struggle to take shape in troublesome 2020

By |januar 3rd, 2020|Charles Michel, China, Eastern Partnership, Emmanuel Macron, enlargement, EU foreign policy, EU-Africa relations, future eu, Iran nuclear deal, Iraq, Josep Borrell, Middle East, News, Russia, Turkey, United States, Ursula von der Leyen, Western Balkans|

Among the many foreign policy challenges facing the EU in 2020, the main theme will be how to assert itself on the world stage against China, the US and Russia, while upholding multilateralism and at least a semblance of global order.

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Bring back the spirit of ’89 to forge a new rEUnaissance

By |november 8th, 2019|fall of the Berlin Wall, future eu, News|

30 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall it is time to bring back the spirit of '89 to forge a new rEUnaissance, argues Luca Jahier.

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Macron’s contentious Commissioner pick might face same fate as Goulard

By |oktober 25th, 2019|Emmanuel Macron, France, future eu, New European Commission, News, Sylvie Goulard, Thierry Breton|

Atos CEO Thierry Breton, the new candidate chosen by French President Emmanuel Macron, could risk being rejected by MEPs over potential conflicts of interest, which was the main reason the European Parliament ousted the president's first candidate, Syl...

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Macron proposes replacement Commissioner candidate

By |oktober 24th, 2019|Commissione hearings, European Commission, future eu, News, Sylvie Goulard, Thierry Breton|

French President Emmanuel Macron revealed his substitute pick for France's vacant European Commissioner slot on Thursday (24 October), naming former economy minister Thierry Breton. EURACTIV's partner Ouest-France reports.

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The new EU Commission shows newfound lust for power

By |september 16th, 2019|budget européen 2021-2027, EU budget 2021-2027, European Commission, France, future eu, Germany, News, Sylvie Goulard, Ursula von der Leyen|

It is hard not to see Emmanuel Macron's influence in Ursula von der Leyen's speech presenting her team of Commissioner-designates, or in the amount of top EU jobs obtained by France. But the idea of a powerful Europe is also seducing the Germans. EURAC...

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Babiš: rule-of-law job would be great honour for Czech Republic

By |september 5th, 2019|Andrej Babis, Czech Republic, European Commission, future eu, New European Commission, News, Politico, rule of law, Ursula von der Leyen, Věra Jourová|

Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš has scolded Politico for publishing what he said was old and unconfirmed information about a potential rule-of-law portfolio for the Czech Commission candidate Věra Jourová. But he did say this portfolio would be a prestigious one.  EURACTIV Czech Republic reports.

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Selmayr prepares new ‘coup’ against Ursula von der Leyen

By |julij 25th, 2019|European Commission, future eu, Günther Oettinger, Martin Selmayr, News, Ursula von der Leyen|

Martin Selmayr, secretary-general of the European Commission and Jean-Claude Juncker's protege, whose 'coup-like' rise earned him a few enemies in Brussels, will resign from his post at the end of this week. However, before that, he will be settling a ...

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Von der Leyen and Macron want to ‘regenerate’ Europe

By |julij 24th, 2019|college of commissioners, Emmanuel Macorn, European Commission, France, future eu, gender parity, News, Ursula von der Leyen|

The new European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has chosen Paris for her first official visit. It was a way to thank French President Emmanuel Macron, who nominated her, and to show that they have a strong alliance. EURACTIV France reports.

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The balance of powers in the new European Parliament

By |julij 23rd, 2019|Bernd Lange, David McAllister, EU, European Parliament, future eu, Germany, Katarina Barley, manfred weber, MEP, News, Renew Europe, Ska Keller|

With majorities in the European Parliament becoming more unstable, votes are becoming more unpredictable. The power structure has shifted considerably as a result of the European elections. While the liberal group Renew Europe will likely be decisive, ...

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French MEP: When it comes to the environment, the future CAP is regressive

By |julij 12th, 2019|CAP reform, common agricultural policy, Eco Schemes, Éric Andrieu, European Parliament, France, future eu, green farming, News|

In an interview with EURACTIV France, French MEP and vice-chair of the Socialists and Democrats (S&D) group Eric Andrieu spoke about the future of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and highlighted its lack of environmentally-focused provisions.

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