As reported on Euroactiv, the Hungarian Prime Minister Victor Orban clashed with MEPs last Tuesday when he visited the European Parliament in Strasbourg. Complaining that a recent European Parliament (EP) report was against the Hungarian people, Orban defended the constitutional changes he has been pushing through in his home country. The EP report joined the […]
There was a very interesting debate on Channel 4 News in the UK about the repercussions of austerity in Europe and the UK. Paul Krugman, Guy Verhofstadt and Matthew Hancock took part. The result: austerity does not work and the UK government is more and more desperate in its attempt to justify its failing policies.
In their new book, ‘For Europe’, Guy Verhofstadt and Daniel Cohn-Bendit outline a manifesto for the creation of a fully federal Europe, complete with a new European constitution. In an interview with EUROPP editors Chris Gilson and Stuart A Brown, they discuss their manifesto, arguing that the current eurozone crisis leaves EU Member States with no alternative but to […]
It is not easy to detect where the euro debate stands after coming back from a holiday in India. In fact the euro crisis was hardly mentioned in the The Hindu, one of the most important Indian newspapers. However, I think there is a tangible game change happening this year. Still, we are faced with many […]
Europe returns from the summer vacation and a busy schedule starts in Brussels. The most important issue is the election of the President of the next Commission: who will it be and how will he be appointed? The two questions are, of course, related. For the moment only the incumbent José Manuel Barroso is an […]