May 06, 2009 | EU politics to be YouTubed
With an eye on the grassroots political campaign of Barack Obama, the communications-savvy US president, YouTube has teamed up with a European broadcaster to try and bring a similar 'Yes we can' buzz to EU politics one month ahead of the European elections.
May 04, 2009 | Royals and multinationals raking in EU farm aid
Royal landowners and multinational companies were among the biggest beneficiaries of the EU's €55 billion farm aid budget in 2008, a new EU transparency law has shown.
May 04, 2009 | Les EUDemocrats en français!
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April 29, 2009 | EU citizens complain about lack of transparency
Lack of transparency remained the key topic of EU citizens' complaints to the European ombudsman last year, with Maltese, Luxembourg, Cypriot and Belgian citizens having the most grumbles.
April 23, 2009 | EU institutions closer to single lobbyist register
The EU has come one step closer to setting up a single lobby register for two of its main institutions, but the Council of Ministers, representing member states, continues to refuse to take part.
April 22, 2009 | The EU, the US founding fathers and the "last word"
There can be few more terrifying sentences in contemporary English than: "The Treaty of Lisbon is not the last word." By Denis Cooper
April 22, 2009 | Erin go Broke - Ireland and the Financial Crisis
"What," asked my interlocutor, "is the worst-case outlook for the world economy?" It wasn't until the next day that I came up with the right answer: America could turn Irish. By Paul Krugman
April 14, 2009 | The EUDemocrats in Dutch - De EUDemocrats nu ook in het Nederlands!
De EUDemocrats – Alliantie voor een Europa van democratische staten – lanceren de Nederlandstalige versie van hun website op: http://www.eudemocrats.org/eud/nl/index.php
April 14, 2009 | EU officials warned to be careful about email content
New rules on public access to EU documents have prompted one of the European Commission's key departments to circulate a memo warning officials to be careful about what they write in emails and advising them on how to narrowly interpret requests for information.
March 24, 2009 | Think-tank blasts EU commissioners' pensions package
EU commissioners who will leave their posts this year are to receive more than a million euro each in the forms of pensions and benefits, according to a think-tank report.
March 23, 2009 | EUROPEAN ELECTIONS 2009 - Changer d'Europe
French EUD member organisation, Debout la République, has launched its campaign blog for the upcoming European elections in June.
Peter Kopecky heads the list of the Slovakian Agrarian and Countryside Party for European elections in June 2009
March 17, 2009 | Transparency is necessary to restore trust in EU
Last Saturday, Hanne Dahl MEP (JuniBevaegelsen) took part in a discussion on BBC’s “The record: Europe” programme hosted by Shirin Wheeler.
March 16, 2009 | EU costs every family £4,700, says new study
Roger Helmer, Conservative MEP for the East Midlands, has launched a hard-hitting advertising campaign across the region to highlight the huge cost of the EU to taxpayers. Featuring the slogan: "The EU: It´ll have the shirt off your back", it focuses on the massive economic penalties of EU membership.
March 12, 2009 | Transparency by creating 'top secret' category for EU documents?
MEPs have called on the European Commission to be more ambitious in its transparency proposals while at the same time introducing an 'EU classifed' category protecting top secret documents for up to 30 years.
March 09, 2009 | Switzerland, Austria and Luxembourg unite on bank secrecy
Austria, Luxembourg and Switzerland rallied together on Sunday (8 March) in a last ditch attempt to protect their banking secrecy regimes, under threat amid global efforts to tackle the economic crisis. Ministers of the three countries - EU members except for Switzerland - met in Luxembourg to discuss how they can best keep their countries off an international blacklist of tax havens.
March 06, 2009 | Rapid euro entry would help Baltic states, agency says
If the Baltic nations rapidly entered the eurozone, their current balance of payments crisis would end and credit ratings would go up, US-based rating agency Standard and Poor's said on Thursday (5 March).
March 05, 2009 | Better-off eastern central banks reject regional slump label
The central banks of the better-off nations of eastern Europe have issued a joint statement asking that investors and others distinguish between themselves and the weaker economies in the region.