How can animal suffering on European roads be…

The Commission and a majority of the EU member states do not want to make time limits on how long live animals can be transported across Europe. Instead, the Commission wants a better implementation of…

The Downside of the Digital Utopia

[caption id="attachment_7804" align="aligncenter" width="579"] (source: businesscrunch)[/caption] Digital technology is considered the solution to everything in the society we live in. One can do anything from organising a date to making a political decision, from paying…

EU threats may polarise Poland

Poland faces pressure from the EU after ignoring warnings to back down on judiciary reforms, which are deemed undemocratic and a violation of the rule of law. But EU efforts to defend democratic values and show resilience may have significant divisive repercussions for Poland. The ruling Law and Justice party (PiS) in…

Coal nation Poland continues to power fine print…

[caption id="attachment_6111" align="aligncenter" width="550"] Photo: Wikimedia Commons[/caption] The pressure felt by the EU to ratify the Paris Agreement on climate change is being used by Poland to gain concessions for their coal power plants. With…

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Politicians and media forget to credit EU

[caption id="attachment_6169" align="alignright" width="1024"] It's easy to blame EU when legislation is not popular back home. © European Union 2014 - European Parliament - Pietro Naj-Oleari[/caption]   Take the credit, when you can. Point fingers,…

The EU’s new path on the African migration…

As part of his State of the Union speech, President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker announced over €3 billion from the EU budget and the European Investment Fund to be invested in Africa. The…

Young, Wild and JobLESS

Image: flickr, Khalil Shah The 22-year-old Artūras Vilčiauskas looks handsome in his suit. Unemployed since June, he feels anxious about the job interview today. The Law graduate’s previous confidence for speaking three languages has shrunk…

Interpreters increasingly insignificant in EU

Some say bonjour, others say szia, goddag or hello. With 23 official languages in the EU few, if anyone, is able to speak them all. That is why the union employs interpreters. Without many slips…

Euro Crisis: Could France be next?

With all European eyes on Greece, with Spain and Italy in the periphery sight, a lack of financial reforms in France may escalate the crisis even further, threatening the Eurozone. Unrest spreads within the European…

EU to Danes: Ban snus or go to…

The Danish government must comply with the treaties and ban snus tobacco in no more than two months. Otherwise the EU Commission will take Denmark to the Court of Justice. By Morten Refsgaard Since Denmark…

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…

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…

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…