Multilevel Collaboration For Intercultural Peace

Multilevel Collaboration For Intercultural Peace

Radical ideologies play a key role in brainwashing individuals and  encouraging them to commit violent acts. Correct tools are needed to address different radicalisation scenarios so that effective prevention can be realised, writes Hande Bozatli.  All stakeholders, including civil society, cultural networks,  national, local and regional governments,  have a crucial role to play in early detection and prevention of the root causes…

To Fear or Not to Fear? The Question that Will Decide Who Wins Ukraine’s Presidential Election

The Question that Will Decide Who Wins Ukraine's Presidential Election

The outcome of the presidential election in Ukraine is going to be decided not so much by the programmes or the personalities of the candidates, but by one question: whether more voters fear disruptive changes or rather deplore the current situation, writes Yuriy Sheyko. The Ukrainian leadership that has governed the country since the Revolution…

EP gives thumbs up to management of the EU’s 2017 budget

Gives thumbs up to management of the EU’s 2017 budget

At this week’s plenary session in Strasbourg MEPs welcomed the fact that the error rate for payments – as estimated by the ECA – had reached an all-time low of 2.4%. However, they raised some concerns about how testing samples were selected. MEPs are worried about the mounting payments backlog, which reached a new record of…

Italian MPs pledge support for Green Card for Europe campaign

Presentation in Roma pledge support for Green Card for Europe campaign

Following the hearing on the #EUGreenCard proposal which took place at the European Parliament’s Constitutional Affairs Committee on 18 March, New Europeans has embarked on a series of briefings of national parliaments of EU member states to promote the initiative. At a press conference at the Italian Chamber of Deputies, Roger Casale, Founder and CEO…

European Parliament Calls for End to Daylight Saving

Calls for End to Daylight Saving

MEPs have voted to end the practice of adjusting clocks by an hour in spring and autumn from 2021. EU countries that decide to keep their summer time should make their final clock change on the last Sunday in March 2021. Those that prefer to keep their standard (winter) time, can adjust their clocks for…

Copyright Directive will make Internet Ready for the Future

Copyright Directive will make Internet Ready for the Future

Developers of creative content and news publishers will be empowered to negotiate with internet giants thanks to new copyright rules which also contain safeguards on freedom of expression. MEPs adopted the directive in plenary by 348 votes in favour, 274 against and 36 abstentions. This marks the end of the legislative process for the European…

Cluj-Napoca Progressing with Strategic Challenges

Cluj-Napoca Progressing

The investment backed by EU cohesion policy 2014/2020 is improving the life of millions of citizens across Europe, focusing on those who are weaker. But more should be done to ensure that the European Structural and Investment (ESI) funds over the next decade are more flexible and effective to counter the worrying trend of regional…

Bitter Lemons

Bitter Lemons

Cyprus emerged as the number one issue on the international political arena recently, writes Leyla Tavsonoglu. The Greek Cypriot Government, enjoying the full benefits of being the sole EU member of the island, disregarding the Turkish Cypriot side, in partnership with Israel and Egypt, continues drilling for natural gas and oil on the Cypriot continental shelf. …

ACP and EU join forces in Fight Against Climate Change

Partnership ACP and EU in Fight Against Climate Change

MEPs and African, Caribbean and Pacific MPs discussed the future of the partnership and agreed to enhance support for education and the fight against climate change. During the 37th session of the Joint Parliamentary Assembly (JPA), which took place from 18 to 20 March in Bucharest, Members of the European Parliament and their counterparts from 78…

Could an #EUGreenCard ring fence citizens rights post Brexit?

Green Card ring fence citizens rights post Brexit?

MEPs from the Constitutional Affairs Committee of the European Parliament have held a hearing to discuss a proposal to ring fence the status and the rights of EU27citizens in the UK and Britons in Europe post Brexit. The proposal to introduce an #EUGreen Card was drawn up by Roger Casale, former Labour MP and founder of the…