February 04, 2011 | Blog: Res publica, royalty and the EU
Bruno Waterfield on the EU's high and mighty.
February 04, 2011 | EP chief demands increased funding
Arguing that competition from the Chinese and risk from dependence on Russia are too much for the private sector, European Parliament chief Jerzy Buzek called for further increases in EU funding.
February 02, 2011 | EU moves to decrease transparency
Legislation set to appear before the European Parliament will tightly restrict its freedom-of-information rules just seven years after they were introduced, says an alliance of some 180 human rights organisations, transparency pressure groups and journalist unions which oppose the proposed changes.
February 01, 2011 | The crisis of the euro
An article by Swedish economist Stefan de Vylder.
February 01, 2011 | EU costs cut by ceiling collapse
According to documents published this month, travel and accommodation savings of nearly €2 million were made in 2008 when MEPs were forced to relocate to Brussels due to a collapsed ceiling in the European Parliament's Strasbourg plenary chamber.
January 31, 2011 | EU aid to Egypt's Mubarak continues
Concerns are mounting over the Egyptian military's repression of pro-democracy protestors, but American and European aid will continue to buoy the government of Hosni Mubarak.
January 28, 2011 | Sarkozy defends euro
In a keynote speech to some of the most powerful businessmen and politicians on the planet at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on Thursday (27 January), French President Nicolas Sarkozy attempted to kill off suggestions that the euro could splinter.
January 27, 2011 | The ALDE: Impressive in one way
Blog: The ALDE position paper on the 2013 EU budget has several commendable suggestions, and one big failure.
January 27, 2011 | ECR leader resigns
In a move that threatens the stability of the eurosceptic European Conservatives and Reformist (ECR) group in the European Parliament, Polish leader Mical Kaminski has announced his resignation.
January 26, 2011 | MEPs call for democratization of Schegen enlargement process
With access to documents still being restricted for the European Parliament, whose role remains purely consultative on the Schengen enlargement issue despite beefed up powers in police matters, MEPs say the moment has come to reform the whole system.
January 25, 2011 | German foreign minister condemns expansion of EU bail-out fund
In an interview with the German newspaper Handelsblatt released on Monday, German Foreign Minister Guido Wersterwelle denounced EU leaders who “practically impose their demands for a top-up of the rescue fund.”
January 24, 2011 | Pan-Eurpean Party Hearing
On Wednesday, MEPs will investigate the question of pan-European political parties with the presentation of a new study, How to create a Transnational Party System,and a discussion of rule changes designed to boost the idea of European-level partisanship.
January 21, 2011 | Alleged nepotism by MEPs continues
The European Parliament's top official has admitted that around 20 MEPs continue the practice of employing family members as parliamentary assistants, in spite of a vote in 2008 to ban the practice.
January 19, 2011 | Euro to remain unstable
On Tuesday, the Hungarian EU presidency enjoyed renewed opprobrium from other member states when the country's finance minister made the gaffe of publicly saying the eurozone debt crisis could last another ten years.
January 18, 2011 | Euronews: Channel of Propoganda
Since 1998, Euronews can be watched in nearly every household that has cable TV. To get the channel started, the European Commission put in around 10 million euro over three years.
January 18, 2011 | Satelite project a waste of money
Europe's Galileo satellite navigation system is "stupid", "doomed to failure", and a "waste of EU taxpayers' money", Mr. Berry Smutny, the CEO of a large German company involved in the project, has claimed.
January 12, 2011 | Danish court case on Lisbon Treaty
On January 11, 2011, Denmark’s Supreme Court ruled that 35 citizens shall be allowed to take the Prime Minister and Foreign Secretary to court on the issue of the way in which the Lisbon Treaty was ratified by the Danish Government.
January 05, 2010 | Estonians never wanted the Euro
The first of January - the day Estonia started to replace the kroon with the euro, was a sad day for Estonia and for Europe. Estonia is switching to the euro during the worst crisis in the history of the common currency. And by joining the euro without a referendum, the Estonian government is not only gambling with the Baltic nation's economy and welfare but also with its democracy and its right to self-determination.