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“But we need a European Union that is fit for today’s and tomorrow’s world. What I’m proposing… is radical change.”

Draghi: EU must enact ‘radical change’ as US and China refuse to ‘play by the rules’

Europe must undergo “radical change” to remain competitive in the face of China and the United States’ refusal to “play by the rules” of international trade, the former president of the European Central Bank Mario Draghi said

The judgment said that ‘The threat to public order appears to be deduced solely from the reactions that its organisation could arouse among opponents’. The principle of proportionality requires ‘…that measures are taken to curb demonstrations on public roads, rather than banning meetings in a closed space’,

‘Free debate and exchange of views is vital. Even when you disagree’.

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban will speak today at the National Conservatism Conference in Brussels, a two-day far-right conference

After the special council meeting came to a close on Thursday (18 April), Michel said that “substantial” decisions were taken after a “profound” discussion, highlighting three particular areas in which agreements were reached – greater harmonisation of insolvency frameworks, the “targeted convergence” of business conditions across the bloc, and the “strengthening” of EU-level financial market supervision.

A ‘difficult’ summit: Corporate tax, single supervision scrapped from conclusions

European Council President Charles Michel said the EU leaders’ competitiveness summit was tough, but significant decisions were still taken

In contrast to the ‘stop the boats’ mantras of southern European countries and the UK, 69 per cent of respondents in Eurobarometer’s most recent (2022) survey urge active efforts to integrate migrants.

Migration will decide the EU elections: True or false?

The European elections will be won or lost on the issue of immigration

As airlines try to sell themselves as greener than their competitor, how can claims about their fuels be verified?

Can citizens trust sustainable aviation fuel?

The market for low-carbon fuel for aeroplanes is still nascent, but it’s growing

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If Scholz spoke out about what is happening in Tibet, or his concerns about a war between China and Taiwan, or the treatment of the Uyghurs, no doubt Xi would point to the West’s double standards.

World

Scholz’s Visit to China Confirms Germany’s Political Weakness

Tuesday, April 16, 2024

An official visit to China is like a pilgrimage for German leaders and a ritual for German company bosses

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The NATO allies’ recent announcement, triggered by the outgoing Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, about a new package for Ukraine is nothing but a poor window-dressing exercise.

World

Should NATO Coordinate Military Support for Ukraine?

Tuesday, April 16, 2024

NATO has the tools and expertise to play a bigger role in providing Ukraine with military aid

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In an interview broadcast by RAC-1 radio on Tuesday, Puigdemont, who has been in self-exile in Belgium since 2017 and moved to the south of France at Easter, said he did not see himself “as the head of the opposition” in Catalonia, declaring he would leave active politics if he were not elected president.

Europe

Former Catalan president to leave politics if he doesn’t win regional elections

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Former Catalan president and leader of the right-wing separatist Together for Catalonia (JxCat), Carles Puigdemont, will quit politics if he does not win the snap regional elections on 12 May

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Yet a Europe-wide defence industry plan that would somehow include the UK is badly needed. It should arguably be presided over by an EU armaments czar able to knock heads together and coordinate planning.

Europe

Defending Europe: Brussels must be the cornerstone of EU security

Tuesday, April 9, 2024

Brussels is on the warpath, and not before time

Against this backdrop, three points are fundamentally important for political leaders to consider in this pivotal election year for Europe.

Europe

Europe’s Radical Right Is Formidable—but not Unstoppable

Tuesday, April 9, 2024

Europe’s political landscape is changing rapidly, with the dominant trend favoring the radical right

The aim of the reform is to try to reduce aviation’s impact on environment and climate. It also hopes to improve the performance, organisation and management of European airspace.

Europe

EU gives "take off" for more environmental-friendly skies

Monday, April 8, 2024

The EU Council presidency and European Parliament’s negotiators have reached a provisional agreement on the reform of the Single European Sky

To enter into law the proposal needs support from at least 55% of EU countries representing 65% of the bloc’s population. Hungary’s decision to withdraw support of the proposal means this requirement was not met.

Europe

Nature restoration law fails to secure support at critical member states meeting

Monday, April 8, 2024

Hungary’s last-minute decision to withdraw support for the proposal means that the law’s future is uncertain

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NATO has been labeled “the most successful alliance in history,” and depending on how one defines success, this label is fairly accurate. However, the alliance faces a fundamental challenge today, one that might mean the operative phrase in that superlative is “in history.”

World

At 75, NATO Is Still Worth the Price

Thursday, April 4, 2024

The North Atlantic Alliance should justifiably mark the seventy-fifth year since its founding, but this may not be the time to pop champagne corks

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Closer to home, Europe should be in a better position to act strategically.

Europe

Europe’s Strategic Deficit

Thursday, April 4, 2024

Europe has no influence over Israel’s war in Gaza

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The Western military alliance is considering ways to protect and assure long-term support to Ukraine, based on a plan tabled by NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg, dubbed the ‘Mission for Ukraine’ proposal.

World

NATO mulls safety net plans for Ukraine, concerned about US disengagement

Wednesday, April 3, 2024

NATO members are considering transitioning coordination of military deliveries to Ukraine as well as a €100 billion fund to secure long-term support and be able to weather any major political shift across the Western military alliance

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The battle for a sustainable food system and rural livelihoods isn’t a battle that farmers should have to fight alone. However, if farmers’ protests descend into violence as seen in the latest protests in Brussels, they may indeed be facing a losing battle in navigating the complexities the agricultural sector faces.

Europe

Are Farmers Fighting a Losing Battle?

Tuesday, April 2, 2024

Rather than propping up the status quo, farmers should focus on the transition to more sustainable methods of food production

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Romania’s government said Schengen rules would apply to four sea ports and 17 airports, with the country’s Otopeni airport near the capital Bucharest serving as the biggest hub for Schengen flights.

Europe

Bulgaria, Romania take first steps into Europe’s passport-free zone

Tuesday, April 2, 2024

Bulgaria and Romania joined Europe’s Schengen area of free movement, opening up travel by air and sea without border checks after a 13-year wait

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EU Actually

‘Free debate and exchange of views is vital. Even when you disagree’.

N. Peter KramerBy: N. Peter Kramer

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban will speak today at the National Conservatism Conference in Brussels, a two-day far-right conference

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Migration will decide the EU elections: True or false?

Migration will decide the EU elections: True or false?

The European elections will be won or lost on the issue of immigration

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Artificial intelligence and competitiveness in the retail sector

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The importance of AI and machine learning in the retail market is confirmed by the projected dramatic growth of AI services worldwide, which will skyrocket from $5 billion to $30 billion by 2030

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