Getting the EU news right

  By Jesper Ernlund Lassen: The EU-Commissions handling of faulty articles meets different opinions from experts, professionals and a European Parliamentarian. The EU-Commission daily has all European news monitored by an external company in Paris.…

Into Europe through Greece

Greece does not only have to worry about its failing economy, every day hundreds of illegal immigrants come into the country. But is it Greece or the European Union who has the responsibility to stop…

Turkish enlargement: current and future events

Turkey’s EU-admission case is one of the most controversial, as well as one of the most exciting and interesting ones. Even though the country is trying to meet the criteria that the EU requires for…

The EU is in a lonely climate fight

Right now the EU is pushing for a viable successor to the Kyoto Protocol at the COP17 conference in Durban. But a new deal on climate action is highly unlikely, says commissioner, and the EU…

The Powers That Be

[caption id="attachment_4740" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Seat of power. Photo: Rasmus Bagge Jensen."][/caption] Brussels, what about Brussels? What is so special about it, isn’t it just the capital of Belgium, a small country in Europe about to…

EU Keeping Quiet About Occupy

Brussels remains untouched by the Occupy movement, as protestors are absent, and the EU is turning a blind eye to demonstrations across the continent. It’s been almost two months since the occupy movement took to…

Video: A priest and a pirates day in…

In the corridors of power works a former priest and a former political activist that today is a pirate. Follow two Swedish members of the parliament at a normal day in Brussels.

Belgian Crisis: The EU has its head in…

After a year and a half of debate and negotiations between the Flemish and the Walloons, Belgium will finally have a government with full executive powers in the coming days. Still, Belgium is not out…

Euro-orphans: What about us?

The 6th annual European Forum on the Rights of the Child was held in Brussels last week, on the 23rdof November. The key actors from European Institutions, EU Member States, and Ombudspersons for children, international…

Holding the world’s climate hostage

Business and industry has a strangle-hold on the world’s climate efforts. To avert a humanitarian catastrophe we need ambitous climate policy, but the veto of business stand in the way. Read More

Europe from behind the glass

  [caption id="attachment_4549" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="There are a theoretical 506 possible language combinations in the EU. Photo source: kwintessential.co.uk"][/caption] BRUSSELS – The EU is running out of Dutch interpreters. If nothing is done, many Dutch…

Old Allies Take Traditional Steps into Cyber-Unknown

  [caption id="attachment_4541" align="alignleft" width="167" caption="On 3 November, the EU-US conducted 'readiness' tests against cyber-attacks."][/caption] Brussels Dec. 4--It’s hard but humorous to imagine world leaders getting together to play computer games.  Yet that’s what EU…

Difficult Times for Non EU Students. 


  [caption id="attachment_4524" align="alignleft" width="195" caption="Cecilia Malmström. Commissioner for Home Affairs"][/caption] Last month, the European commission on home affairs released a report assessing the implementation of the laid down rules in the 2004 Directive on…