EU candidates’ quotes: 2 May
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EU candidates’ quotes: 2 May

Guy Verhofstadt (ALDE) Energy policy: “The EU needs interconnectivity and an energy super-grid is a priority for me.” (Twitter) Economy: “A European employment scheme would not create jobs for young people. We need to relaunch the EU economy. […] Without budgetary discipline, you can’t build growth.” (Twitter) Men-Women parity: “If I were to become Commission … Continue reading

What has Europe done for you? 14-20 April 2014
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What has Europe done for you? 14-20 April 2014

In this week’s edition, the last week of significant institutional activity before the European elections in about a month, you will particularly read about how the EU institutions act to protect workers’ rights and the environment, enhance product safety, make lobbying more transparent, and more… European Parliament Enforcing the rights of posted workers The new … Continue reading

Jean-Claude Juncker v Martin Schulz: first debate
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Jean-Claude Juncker v Martin Schulz: first debate

A first debate opposed Jean-Claude Juncker, the EPP (centre-right) candidate, and Martin Schulz, the PES (socialist) candidate on Wednesday evening, in French, on France 24. The two men who hope to take over from José Manuel Barroso, the current President of the European Commission, presented their views on the economic crisis (origins and recommended solutions), … Continue reading

European elections 2014: “Which Europe do we want in 2020?”
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European elections 2014: “Which Europe do we want in 2020?”

On March 14th, 9 candidates for the European elections in Luxembourg gathered for a round table organised by the European Parliament’s Information Office in Luxembourg and the CLAE. The subject of the conference, “Which Europe do we want in 2020?” led participants to discuss successively measures to overcome the crisis, challenges posed by free movement … Continue reading

When Switzerland shoots itself in the foot
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When Switzerland shoots itself in the foot

Some days ago, Swiss people voted by a narrow majority to limit immigration, following a UDC (Union démocratique du centre, Democratic Union of the Centre) party’s proposition mainly targeting European Union’s people applying to work and/or settle within the Helvetic Confederation. Just after the outcome was published, the European Union and most of the Member … Continue reading