Prospects for Europe – How to enhance European Democracy
Jo Leinen, 11 April 2018 at the 9th Brussels Wednesday Social
On 11 April 2018, Jo Leinen discussed with our guests how to improve the current electoral system in the EU to create a real "European" democracy through more transparent and visible elections supported by bottom-up citizen engagement.
Prospects for Europe – time for a new bargain?
Janis A. Emmanouilidis , 8 November 2017 at the 8th Brussels Wednesday Social
On 8 November Janis Emmanouilidis discussed with our guests how the EU27 could exploit the current window of opportunity to re-energise the integration process and regain the trust of the citizens.
News from Brussels / Week 25 September - 01 October 2017
Last Week, the French President Emmanuel Macron gave a speech at the Sorbonne University on the Future of Europe on Tuesday. The Commission issued a set of guidelines on the application of EU food and consumer laws to dual quality products. On Thursday, the fourth round of the Brexit negotiations were concluded. And on Friday, the Digital Summit took place in Tallinn.
News from Brussels / Week 25 February - 3 March 2017
Last week the European Commission launched a public debate on the future of Europe by presenting a White Paper on the possible scenarios for the further development of the EU. The Commission’s Directorate-General for Agriculture published a study, in which it shows how trade agreements help boost European agricultural exports. The Council took a position on the revision of the emissions trading system and is now ready to start the negotiations with the Parliament.
"We are remarkable if we are a European team"
Günther H. Oettinger at the 6th Brussels Wednesday Social on 19th October, 2016
Asking „Can the digital single market re-connect citizens with Europe?“ Commissioner Günther H. Oettinger discussed with our guests the need for a European strategy to accelerate digitalisation and thereby emphasised the importance of appropriate infrastructure, common standards and skills to stabilise the European project.
News from Brussels | Week 19 – 23 September 2016
A LATE SUMMER FULL OF NEWS
Despite the nice temperatures and sunny days in September, the activity didn’t cease in the European institutions, including a plenary session in Strasbourg, where Commission’s President Juncker addressed his State of the Union speech (#SOTEU) and an extraordinary meeting of the 27 Heads of State and Government (without the UK) in #Bratislava. Here a short overview of other topics that featured high in the EU news during the last days.