Time for Strong New EU Leaders

posted in: European Union, News

As the EU prepares to replace its top officeholders, the union needs leaders who can confront bullying international actors, navigate through a turbulent political scene, and rebuild public trust in the European project. The EU’s Game of Thrones, which will … Read More

European Elections 2019: Candidates for the top EU job

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Manfred Weber, the conservative candidate for the EU Parliament elections in May, is considered the front-runner in the race to lead the European Commission. DW takes a closer look at him, and the other candidates. Manfred Weber (EPP) The center-right … Read More

EU Commission candidate backs call for European NATIONALITY – ‘Not a bad idea’

posted in: European Union, News

EUROPEAN Commission candidate Violeta Tomic expressed her support for creating a “European nationality”, suggesting a European Union-wide policy on nationhood could lead to citizens being more independent. European Commission Violeta Tomic voiced her support for the concept of a “European nationality” … Read More

Martin Selmayr’s ruthless rise

The top EU official was handed his job by illegal means. Martin Selmayr is one of the most powerful officials in the EU today, and yet nobody voted for him and most people have likely never heard of him. Now the European … Read More

Martin Selmayr’s ruthless rise

The top EU official was handed his job by illegal means. Martin Selmayr is one of the most powerful officials in the EU today, and yet nobody voted for him and most people have likely never heard of him. Now the European … Read More

2019: Europe’s year of reckoning

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What with Brexit and EU parliament elections looming, dramatic change could happen in Europe next year, writes Joschka Fischer, a former German foreign minister. Politically, 2019 will be an extraordinarily important year for the European Union. The United Kingdom is … Read More

Merkel Calls for EU to Lead the World As It Is “Reorganized”

posted in: Germany, News

During Wednesday’s meeting of the European People’s Party (EPP) in Munich, German Chancellor Angela Merkel took the opportunity to take a cheap shot at President Trump while calling for the European Union (EU) to rise up and lead the world. … Read More