The Recovery Fund Faces a Tricky Passage

By Christian Odendahl and John Springford The Commission’s proposed recovery fund is macroeconomically meaningful. The ‘frugals’ should focus less on negotiating away the transfers to harder-hit countries, and more on how the money is spent. The European Commission has turned the €500 billion EU recovery fund proposed by Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, and Emmanuel Macron, the…

Statement by New Europeans about the voting rights of EU citizens

We welcome the announcement by the UK government that EU citizens from Poland will continue to enjoy the same democratic rights in Britain as they did prior to Britain leaving the European Union. (Poland, UK sign bi-lateral voting rights treaty, Polandin.com This decision is long overdue and follows similar announcements in relation to the rights of Spanish,…

Aventure Parc Reopens

It’s back! After an enforced closure due to the coronavirus pandemic one of Wallonia’s most popular activities – Aventure Parc at Wavre – is back. The park reopened at the weekend and has already proved a huge hit with scores of visitors flocking through its doors for some thrills and adventure among the tree tops….

EU Dialogue with the Financial Sector

The European Commission has launched its first roundtable meeting with the European financial sector, including consumer and business representatives, to explore how it can develop best practices to support EU citizens and businesses. As announced in the Banking package on 28 April 2020 on 28 April 2020, this meeting marks the beginning of a dialogue…