When claims on food don’t tell the (full)…

And EU citizens are consciously misled in their food purchase decisions The sliding door is opening. The uncomfortably hot air blasts your face whilst entering the big hall. And there you are, in the corridors…

Extended EU border control could cost a fortune

The EU Commission is proposing that member states can extend their ongoing control with borders – despite studies showing that billions of euros are being wasted due to delayed trade because of the border control.…

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…

Banking Union – a political crossroads

The Banking Union is an essential measure to combat the crisis within the Euro zone, but technical and political barriers might take it to nowhere More than a month ago, during the European Council press…

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…

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…

A speech? What speech?

By Agatha Akhabue & Enora Régnier The 28th of September, the president of the European Commission, José Manuel Barroso, made his annual speech about the state of the Union and solutions he proposed to end…

Turkey – a long day’s journey into membership

By Anna Buch, Ana Muñoz Padrós, Beatriz Paúl Naya and Anna Rydholm For over fifty years, Turkey has been knocking on the door to Europe. But negotiations have proved sluggish, obstructed by conceptions like religion,…

Reach for the Skype

By Piers d'Orgee, Steffen Windfeld-Hansen and Michael Huguenin Keeping in touch with people abroad used to be thought of as a pretty expensive process. To directly call someone by phone across a border often leaves…

Bigger is better in the EU

Increasing the role of the parliament may leave smaller member states in the dark by Andrew Codd, Miguel Duran de Barbozza, Margot Perrier, Alexandra Tengberg Smaller member states are becoming increasingly common within the EU…

Fine Details Threaten ECI Implementation

[caption id="attachment_2641" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="The ECI will make the EU accessible to all"][/caption] By Michael Huguenin, Piers d'Orgee and Steffen Windfeld-Hansen The European Citizens' Initiative is in its final stages of development, but negotiations over…