A combination of persistence and an affinity with development issues has allowed ONE’s young campaigners to, against all odds, achieve their objective of persuading half the members of the European Parliament to sign a petition to end extreme poverty in the world by 2030, writes Karen Ercoli,
Karen Ercoli is Italian Youth Ambassador for The ONE campaign
One year ago, Lithuania’s Prime Minister made no effort to encourage Chevron to stay and explore the possibility to develop shale gas in the country. Today the country may regret it, writes Ramūnas Bogdanas.
Ramūnas Bogdanas is a columnist in Lithuania’s EN.DLEFI.LT
On Wednesday (22 October), Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker received the go-ahead from the European Parliament to lead the EU executive for the next five years, starting 1 November. The first 100 days will be crucial in showing European citizens and parliaments that the former Prime Minister of Luxembourg is preparing to deliver on his promise: a new start for Europe. EurActiv will keep a close eye on #TeamJuncker. Follow all developments here.
The inauguration of the Juncker Commission brings to a close a nomination process in which Commissioners' party ties played an important role. It is nevertheless balanced, on fairly stable partisan grounds, in comparison with the Barroso Commission, and is likely to move towards political choices oscillating between continuity and a break with the past, argues Yves Bertoncini.
President-elect Jean-Claude Juncker secured confirmation for his new Commission from MEPs today (22 October), winning over a grand coalition of Socialists and centre-right MEPs, using a combination of charm and a few last-minute tweaks to policy.
Jean-Claude Juncker has responded to pressure from the European Parliament with some final modifications to Commission portfolios, ahead of today's vote in Strasbourg. EurActiv France reports.
The 2203 German businesses operating in France are doing well. Despite reporting a downturn in France's economic situation, German investors remain optimistic about the future. EurActiv France reports.
The European Commission Tuesday (21 October) issued rules for calculating the contributions of banks to national resolution funds and a proposal for banks contributing to the banking union’s Single Resolution Fund that would see largest banks hardest hit.
The proposal, which must now be agreed with the Parliament, foresees banks paying contributions in proportion to their size and risk profile, sparing smaller lending banks from large contributions.
The liberals in the European Parliament have called for a last-minute reshuffle while the Greens decided to vote against the new European Commission led by Jean-Claude Juncker. EurActiv France reports.