The long-awaited and much-debated conference on the future of Europe finally seems to be gaining some traction now that the European Parliament has signed a joint declaration by the Parliament, Commission and Council. The project was set to launch in May 2020 already but hit a brick wall due to the outbreak of COVID-19.
Orbán’s ruling party, Fidesz, leaves the European People’s Party (EPP). In a letter addressed to Manfred Weber, the group’s leader, he informs him that all Fidesz MEPs resign their membership of the Christian Democrat group. The letter comes as a response to today’s meeting where the EPP decided to vote in favour of changing the rules of member party exclusion.
On the 25th of June 2018, Bloomberg News published an article which they dubbed “The Big Brexit Short”. In this article, journalists Cam Simpson, Gavin Finch, and Kit Chellel published the results of their investigation into the role private polling companies and hedge funds played in the Brexit referendum of the 23 of June 2016. Private polls, they found, correctly predicted the outcome of the referendum and were used by hedge funds to profit from the collapse of the British Pound.
In response to the treatment of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny since his return to Russia, EU foreign ministers decided on Monday to impose a new set of sanctions on individuals in the country. The heads of state and government will likely agree in their next European Council meeting, and when they do, at least four more individuals will be hit by asset freezes and entry bans to the EU.
新年快乐! Happy Chinese New Year! Or, to be precise, Happy Lunar New Year! Because the Chinese aren’t the only ones celebrating this turn of the calendar. But is it such a happy new year for […]
Admit it. You forgot about the refugee crisis. COVID-19 does a lot of nasty stuff to us, and one of its most neglected symptoms is our ability to forget about all the other crises in Europe. The massive waves of asylum-seekers seem gone, mostly. But how come they are?
Etienne Ansotte – EC – Audiovisual Service In our latest piece on Brexit, we discussed the developments in the Brexit saga up until the second half of October. Since then, a lot has happened, so […]
On Monday, EU ambassadors met to discuss the EU’s budget, or multi-annual financial framework (MMF), for the upcoming seven years and a COVID-19 recovery fund aimed at supporting member states in tackling the world wide pandemic – but Hungary and Poland did not play along…
The European Parliament and the Council have come to a provisional agreement on the conditionality of the distribution of funds based on the state of rule of law in Member States. Now if this sentence didn’t make any sense to you at all, that’s understandable. I threw some Brussels Bubble vocabulary in for you. But don’t be alarmed. I’m going to explain it as best I can…
Nowhere in Europe has the Coronavirus impacted society as much as in Belarus. For the past two months, the streets of Minsk have been turned into the stage of a possible revolution. Together with Budapest-based […]