The Guest Blog

Guest blogpost by Soulaima Gourani is a member of Europe’s “40 under 40” club of thinkers, a member of the “Nordic Thinkers 20”, an author and blogger (full profile on LinkedIn). Youth unemployment remains a major issue in most EU countries. Eurostat estimates that 26.231 million men and women were unemployed in January 2014. It’s… » read more

Posted by Laurens Cerulus

Entretien de Dominique Hoppe avec Monsieur Michel Soubies, nouveau représentant de l’Assemblée des Fonctionnaires Francophone des Organisations Internationales (AFFOI monde) à Bruxelles. Précision apportée par Monsieur Soubies : Les considérations qui suivent ne doivent pas être prises comme une attaque contre l’anglais mais bien comme un appel à valoriser une des grandes richesses de l’Union… » read more

Posted by Blogactiv Team

The European Parliament elections on May 25 will have the première of a powerful wave of euro populist and euro-extremists. Euroscepticism will increase, although it already has its representatives in Parliament, albeit in low numbers. Where before there could not be a sustainable and distinct euro populist group in the European Parliament, operating in parallel… » read more

Posted by Dan Luca

Matteo Renzi, just 39, is the new Italian prime minister, but not without attracting some controversy. Beyond his political skills, he considers his relatively young age one of his strengths. Renzi is considered an exponent of the Erasmus generation, comprised of young people who have almost exclusively lived in the time of the Euro, and… » read more

Posted by Dan Luca

Guest blogpost by Arnaud Gavard via our contribution form. Selon Bo Manderup Directeur Géneral de Cabinet du Parlement Européen, élever des animaux pour la fourrure ou pour la viande ne change rien pour ces derniers. Il rejoint en ce sens les propos du couturier Karl Lagerfeld qui avait déclaré il y a peu que “dans… » read more

Posted by Laurens Cerulus

How to trust Europe again?

Guest blogpost by Dorine van Woerden, adviser on European affairs. The European Union is in itself a remarkable achievement. It is the result of a process of voluntary economic and political integration between the nation states of Europe. Nevertheless, the EU currently faces a number of challenges that threaten the progress that has been made… » read more

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Guest contribution by Molly Walsh, climate and energy campaigner at Friends of the Earth Europe. A public consultation on state support for renewable energies closes today. The proposed guidelines Commissioner Almunia’s DG Competition are consulting on have caused consternation in the renewable sector and particularly among citizens and communities involved in running smaller renewables projects.… » read more

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Regionalization – more important than decentralization, which I mentioned in earlier posts – needs the endorsement of a new Romanian constitution. In the current situation a constitutional referendum would likely overlap with the European elections. If we look at the context, we know that the USL has received a substantial mandate for constitutional leadership of… » read more

Posted by Dan Luca

This content was originally posted by the Europe Brussels liaison office.     The concept of European citizenship was introduced by the Treaty of Maastricht in 1992. As a result, citizens of the European Union living in another member state have the right to vote in elections for the European Parliament in their place of… » read more

Posted by Laurens Cerulus