04.04.2020

A resilient EU economy must be built on strong local communities – euractiv.com

By  Dirk Vansintjan Dirk Vansintjan is President of the European Federation of Renewable Energy Cooperatives, REScoop.eu. Over the coming weeks, EU leaders will be working on a plan to help rebuild the economy after the crisis brought about by the Corona virus. In a meeting among Heads of State last week, European Council President Charles Michel emphasised the […]

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26.03.2020

COVID-19 emergency makes EU budget deal more urgent than ever – euractiv.com

Enrico Rossi, President of Tuscany Region, addressing the plenary of the Committee of Regions. [EU/GUERDIN] By Enrico Rossi The seriousness of the coronavirus outbreak makes hefty cuts to cohesion policy in the EU’s next long-term budget all the more unjustified, writes Enrico Rossi, the governor of Italy’s Tuscany Region. Enrico Rossi is President of Tuscany […]

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26.03.2020

How a green recovery can help modernise Europe – euractiv.com

Europe’s recovery package should be designed for sustainability and help SMEs go green while supporting modernisation, writes Mats Engström. [Wayne National Forest / Flickr] By Mats Engström EU institutions and member states must act quickly and coherently in response to the COVID-19 crisis, writes Mats Engström. He suggests six points to consider when EU institutions […]

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03.03.2020

Goodbye competition. Hello industrial strategy. – politico.eu

https://www.politico.eu/article/goodbye-competition-hello-industrial-strategy-europe/ By Simon Van Dorpe Paris and Berlin want strategy to prioritize industrial ‘champions’ over antitrust rulebook. Europe’s cozy competition bubble is about to be burst by politics. Brussels is the global capital of competition law and for decades it has been a relatively safe pond for thousands of slow-swimming lawyers and officials. While politics […]

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15.02.2020

EU budget battle joined ahead of summit showdown – politico.eu

Geoffroy van der Hasselt/AFP via Getty Images https://www.politico.eu/article/eu-budget-battle-joined-ahead-of-summit-showdown/ Hans von der Burchard contributed reporting  Welcome to the Hunger Games, EU edition. Every seven years, leaders from each EU country convene in Brussels for a fierce competition over the size of the bloc’s next long-term budget, and an even more ferocious fight over how — and […]

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07.02.2020

Brexit and the EU’s future – euractiv.com

BREXIT. It does feel strange, but from now on, Brussels will be considering relations with the United Kingdom as ‘external action’. While the irony of this was perfectly caught in this tweet, EURACTIV’s Brexit editor looked at the ‘dawn of a new era’. But even before the European Parliament sealed the Brexit bill for good and the United […]

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