The MEPs say #MeToo against sexual harassment

Two words were said around the world to fight against sexual harassment and assault: Me Too. Those two words began a campaign that also reached the European Parliament putting on the table the fact that…

There is something a little fishy about Brexit

[caption id="attachment_7807" align="aligncenter" width="519"] Photo: European Commission[/caption]   Whilst Britain pull their nets out from the vast expanse that is the European Union, the issue of fish is largely unheard of by the consumers whose…

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…

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…

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…

Things Looking Grim for Pro-European Brits

EU scepticism is in fine form and the urge for a referendum on Britain’s participation in the union is growing. Great Britain and EU are heading in different directions, expert says. By Adam Charles and…

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…

The uncertainty constrains Ukraine

On Thursday, October 20th, Ukraine and the EU finalized the technical negotiations on the creation of the deep and comprehensive free trade area, even though the EU had cancelled the visit of the president of…

Orphaned by the EU

On the 30th of November the Annual Eurochild's Conference will take place in Cardiff, Wales (UK). During 8thconference this organisation will provide inputs to EU policy debates on fighting child poverty, promoting children’s rights and…

Opinion: EU not an environment for Muslim states

When the European Union was discussing what to put in a proposed constitution, the three pillars suggested were Christianity, Judaism and humanism. Although the pillars (and the constitution) were eventually turned down the idea is…

Icelandic Foot In The Door

By Carlos Encinas and Wyatt McCall. The Little Northern European Island is the EU’s Key Step for the Arctic. [caption id="attachment_4323" align="alignleft" width="203" caption="PHOTO courtesy BBC Mark Serreze, NSIDC"][/caption] The melting Arctic is more than…

Trust is not a good value when it…

The European Arrest Warrant (EAW), meant to speed up the process of extradition in the EU, depends on a country's willingness to trust another country's legal system. Yet this shared recognition of judicial decisions without…

France, an outlaw country ?

After France and Belgium, the Netherlands prohibited the wearing of the veil in September. The same month, the first criminal convictions took place in France, the first country to have passed the law. Today, Muslims…