Helping Those Fleeing Terror

The European Commission has announced a series of measures to continue supporting those fleeing what it calls “the unprovoked Russian aggression.” A new online job-search tool launched on Monday will help people fleeing Russia’s invasion of Ukraine to successfully find a job in the European Union. After registering with the EU Talent Pool pilot initiative, those under…

Truss and von der Leyen Underline Support for Ukraine at UN

Liz Truss

President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen and Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Liz Truss, met at the UN General Assembly in New York on Tuesday. They strongly condemned Russia’s actions in Ukraine and agreed that Putin’s recent calls to mobilise parts of the population were a sign that Russia’s invasion is failing. It…

Humanitarian Aid to Ukraine

Ukraine Humanitarian Aid

The EU says it has coordinated the delivery of 66,224 tonnes of in-kind assistance to Ukraine from 30 countries via the EU Civil Protection Mechanism.  The assistance delivered includes 180 ambulances, 125 fire-fighting vehicles, 300 power generators, 35 heavy machinery vehicles, and 4 pontoon bridges.  This is by far the largest, longest lasting and most…

European Political Community

Emmanuel Macron

French President Emmanuel Macron is committed to creating a ‘European Political Community’, distinct from the EU. European states not in the EU – including the UK – should take the concept seriously, writes Charles Grant. Speaking to the European Parliament in Strasbourg on May 9th, Emmanuel Macron called for a ‘European Political Community’ (EPC), a…

Youth Holds the Key to the Future

Andrej Zorko

To secure a more prosperous future for their citizens,Western Balkans governments need to address the problems encountered by young people , who hold the key to such a future. That is the view of the the European Economic and Social Committee represents the various economic and social components of organised civil society. It is an institutional…

Accountability in an Era of Instant Messaging

Emily O'Reilly

The  European Ombudsman inquiry into the Commission’s handling of a request for text messages between its President and the CEO of a pharmaceutical company is, she says, a wake-up call for all EU institutions about ensuring accountability in an era of instant messaging. One year after the initial request by a journalist, the Commission has…

Corporate Europe Criticises Uber’s Lobbying

Lobby watchdog Corporate Europe Observatory say the so called Uber file revelations in The Guardian, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, Le Monde, and others, “illuminate the laissez-faire approach of the European Commission to revolving doors, conflicts of interest, privileged access, and corporate capture.” A CEO statement said, “Indeed across Europe, Uber seems to have put…

Will Russia be able to preserve its sovereignty?

“The end result of the special military operation in Ukraine will be achieved in any case, and it will lead to the strengthening of Russia’s sovereignty,” Russian President Vladimir Putin continues to declare. At least, he has tried to push such messages during a meeting with the leaders of the factions of the State Duma….

The Turning Point in the Russia-Ukraine War is Coming: Russia Can’t Resist HIMARS on the Battlefield

HIMARS

Having received HIMARS artillery rocket systems and other long-range weapons, Ukraine has changed its tactics of war against the Russian invaders.  “Western weapons are already changing the course of the war, and we haven’t even started yet,” said Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Alexei Danilov. In Ukraine, U.S. multiple rocket…