Financing Europe’s economic recovery measures
Economics / Politics

Financing Europe’s economic recovery measures

There has been a lot of talk in the past months about relaunching Europe’s fragile economies through major investments programmes. As recently as the last European Parliament’s session in late July 2014, Jean-Claude Juncker, the new European Commission president, announced an ambitious plan to invest €300 million. But where is this money to come from? … Continue reading

Claude Moraes MEP (UK, S&D): “The problem with MEPs from extreme parties is that it’s all just talk, but no action”
Politics

Claude Moraes MEP (UK, S&D): “The problem with MEPs from extreme parties is that it’s all just talk, but no action”

MEP Claude Moraes (48) is considered to be one of the key figures of the British Labour party and the S&D in the European parliament. Moraes, who is of Indian origin and who has worked as a lawyer for several NGOs before going into politics, has been member of the plenary since 1999 and was … Continue reading

Jean-Claude Juncker’s programme: for Europeans to be truly « united in diversity »
EP2014 / Federalism / Politics

Jean-Claude Juncker’s programme: for Europeans to be truly « united in diversity »

On 15 July, Jean-Claude Juncker was elected President of the European Commission by the European Parliament with 422 votes. Appearing before MEPs as the candidate nominated by the Member States at the European Council in late June, the Luxembourg candidate from the EPP – the European People’s Party, which brings together the Conservatives and Christian … Continue reading