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…

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…

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…