The Brits’ comeback

I see no Brexit. Indeed, once the bloc unanimously granted an extension for Brexit requested, both pundits and politicians feel relieved as the have perceptualised the trap that they had fallen in with the self-inflicted blunder that they committed three and half years ago. It was one of the biggest...

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The right to affordable housing: Europe’s neglected duty

Increasingly making the headlines is the fact that the scarcity of affordable housing in Europe is a serious and growing problem that pushes an...

Europe’s nuclear energy solution

The transition from firewood to coal and empire to national liberation was, at the time that the events took place, a radical change to...

Von der Leyen, Michel, Sassoli pledge to fight anti-Semitism in Europe

The European Commission's chief, Ursula von der Leyen, along with EU Council President Charles Michel and EP President David Sassoli, travelled for the first time to...

Greece looking for a seat at the Libya table

When the Berlin Summit on Libya was first announced, Greece was not a part of the process. The fact that the country was not...

Brexit bill passes first EP test, gets signed by von der Leyen, Michel

Ursula von der Leyen, EU Commission's chief and Charles Michel, EU Council President formally signed on Friday the Withdrawal Agreement Bill (WAB) that paves the...

NEWSROOM

Tesla’s market value hits $100bn

Tesla reached a $100 billion market cap for the first time on 22 January. The market value reached more than $107 billion, up by...

Soros accuses Facebook of working to reelect Trump

US financier George Soros pledged $1 billion for a new university network project to battle the erosion of civil society in a world he...

UK prepares to allow Huawei into 5G

The UK is preparing to allow Huawei to supply 5G equipment, and resist the pressure of the United States, who is trying to push...

Democrats present arguments at Trump’s impeachment trial

Democrats laid out their arguments that US president Donald Trump met the standard for impeachment. He is accused of obstruction of Congress, as well...

The right to affordable housing: Europe’s neglected duty

Increasingly making the headlines is the fact that the scarcity of affordable housing in Europe is a serious and growing problem that pushes an...

Print Edition

Focus

The right to affordable housing: Europe’s neglected duty

Increasingly making the headlines is the fact that the scarcity of affordable housing in Europe is a serious and growing problem that pushes an...

A Nobel approach to tackling poverty: Interview with Nobel Prize winner Abhijit Banerjee

Indian-American Abhijit Banerjee, along with Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer, won the 2019 Nobel Prize in Economics for their work on finding new ways...

EU Affairs

Europe’s demographic crisis needs to be addressed

The major demographic change that plagues Eastern and Southern European is one of the EU's biggest challenges in the new decade. Brussels now has...

EU and EBRD to boost renewable energy in Ukraine, Jordan, Lebanon and Tunisia

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the European Union have agreed a new €50 million programme of financial guarantees aimed at...

EIB to help Greece enhance energy efficiency and tackle climate change

The European Investment Bank on 23 January agreed to continue support for new priority investment across Greece intended to enhance energy efficiency and tackle...

EIB backs innovative electric power company in Spain

The European Investment Bank (EIB) is providing Arteche Group with a €27 million loan to finance its Research and Innovation strategy, the European Commission...

EU eyes hydrogen for zero emissions energy

ATHENS – The Commitment of the new European Commission to a clean energy transition that includes an important role for hydrogen is very clear,...

Poland to buy F-35 stealth fighters from the US

Poland's defense minister Mariusz Błaszczak announced that Warsaw’s deal to buy dozens of fifth-generation F-35 stealth aircrafts from the US will be signed next...

Two very different Presidents, an activist, and power in the European Commission

For those who didn’t already realise, the new European Commission chief, Ursula von der Leyen, is nothing like her predecessor, Jean-Claude Juncker. Jean-Claude Juncker nearly...

Finding Europe’s way in the world

The European Union, and particularly Germany, have yet to rise to the challenge posed by the United States’ retreat from global leadership. But, given...

Von der Leyen, Michel, Sassoli pledge to fight anti-Semitism in Europe

The European Commission's chief, Ursula von der Leyen, along with EU Council President Charles Michel and EP President David Sassoli, travelled for the first time to...

Greece looking for a seat at the Libya table

When the Berlin Summit on Libya was first announced, Greece was not a part of the process. The fact that the country was not...

Brexit bill passes first EP test, gets signed by von der Leyen, Michel

Ursula von der Leyen, EU Commission's chief and Charles Michel, EU Council President formally signed on Friday the Withdrawal Agreement Bill (WAB) that paves the...

Leaders' Perspectives

Dunja Mijatović

Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights

The right to affordable housing: Europe’s neglected duty

Increasingly making the headlines is the fact that the scarcity of affordable housing in Europe is a serious and growing problem that pushes an ever-larger… Read More »

Basil A. Coronakis

Founder of New Europe

The Berlin Libyan Conference fiasco

The Berlin Libyan Conference ended on January 19, it left the impression of a public policy exercise set by Germany in an effort to reclaim… Read More »

KASSANDRA

Two very different Presidents, an activist, and power in the European Commission

For those who didn’t already realise, the new European Commission chief, Ursula von der Leyen, is nothing like her predecessor, Jean-Claude Juncker. Jean-Claude Juncker nearly...

The Berlin Libyan Conference fiasco

The Berlin Libyan Conference ended on January 19, it left the impression of a public policy exercise set by Germany in an effort to...

Trump, China, the New Ideology and the “Useful Idiots”

The two dominant issues these days are both of great future importance and after a year’s time may come one and will signify the...

From the Revolution of 2020 to the Evolution of 2050

European societies are already on the move and 2020 will shape the direction that they go in. Within 30 years, in one way or...

L’ancienne alliance resumes

The result of the UK election of December 12, which gave the Conservative party a clear majority, is a further confirmation that Europe is...

17 Black: From Daphne to Dalli

Daphne Caruana Galizia. The name has become so familiar in the EU capital, that everyone (even European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen at...

An optimistic view of enlargement

The concept of a perfectly disciplined, regulated, and technocratic Europe, admittedly, must succeed. The operation was successful, but the patient is about to die. It’s true...

EUROPEAN COMMISSION

EU and EBRD to boost renewable energy in Ukraine, Jordan, Lebanon and Tunisia

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the European Union have agreed a new €50 million programme of financial guarantees aimed at...

EIB backs innovative electric power company in Spain

The European Investment Bank (EIB) is providing Arteche Group with a €27 million loan to finance its Research and Innovation strategy, the European Commission...

EU eyes hydrogen for zero emissions energy

ATHENS – The Commitment of the new European Commission to a clean energy transition that includes an important role for hydrogen is very clear,...

Two very different Presidents, an activist, and power in the European Commission

For those who didn’t already realise, the new European Commission chief, Ursula von der Leyen, is nothing like her predecessor, Jean-Claude Juncker. Jean-Claude Juncker nearly...

Von der Leyen, Michel, Sassoli pledge to fight anti-Semitism in Europe

The European Commission's chief, Ursula von der Leyen, along with EU Council President Charles Michel and EP President David Sassoli, travelled for the first time to...

Brexit bill passes first EP test, gets signed by von der Leyen, Michel

Ursula von der Leyen, EU Commission's chief and Charles Michel, EU Council President formally signed on Friday the Withdrawal Agreement Bill (WAB) that paves the...

EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT

Von der Leyen, Michel, Sassoli pledge to fight anti-Semitism in Europe

The European Commission's chief, Ursula von der Leyen, along with EU Council President Charles Michel and EP President David Sassoli, travelled for the first time to...

Brexit bill passes first EP test, gets signed by von der Leyen, Michel

Ursula von der Leyen, EU Commission's chief and Charles Michel, EU Council President formally signed on Friday the Withdrawal Agreement Bill (WAB) that paves the...

MEPs want global CO2 binding targets to save biodiversity

Members of the European Parliament want the upcoming global biodiversity conference COP 15 to agree on legally binding targets, as was the case for...

EU supports Poland in its dispute with Russia over WWII

Commissioner Vera Jourova told the EU parliament that she rejects claims that paint Poland as a perpetrator instead of a victim of World War...

Scotland could return to the EU after Brexit, MEP says

David McAllister, the German chair of the EU parliament's foreign affairs committee, said that the return of an independent Scotland into the European Union...

Timmermans writes ‘love letter’, says goodbye to the UK

European Commission Vice-President Frans Timmermans wrote a letter to Britain, expressing his "deep hurt" over Brexit. "Since I went to a British school, you have...

EUROPEAN COUNCIL

Von der Leyen, Michel, Sassoli pledge to fight anti-Semitism in Europe

The European Commission's chief, Ursula von der Leyen, along with EU Council President Charles Michel and EP President David Sassoli, travelled for the first time to...

Brexit bill passes first EP test, gets signed by von der Leyen, Michel

Ursula von der Leyen, EU Commission's chief and Charles Michel, EU Council President formally signed on Friday the Withdrawal Agreement Bill (WAB) that paves the...

EU-Kazakhstan to deepen ties

The European Union and Kazakhstan pledged on 20 January mutual commitment in deepening ties, partnership, political dialogue and strengthening the contact between their citizens....

Private sponsorships of Council presidencies ruin EU’s reputation, ombudsman warns

The European Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly announced it had launched an investigation into the private company sponsorship of the rotating presidencies of the Council of...

Croatia takes over EU Presidency, faces “challenging” 2020

Croatia officially assumed for the first time since it joined the bloc, the rotating Presidency of the Council of the EU on 1 January...

Austria to reject Mercosur deal

The new Austrian government will not support the trade deal between the EU and South American nations. The EU and the South American trade bloc...

EU National News

UK prepares to allow Huawei into 5G

The UK is preparing to allow Huawei to supply 5G equipment, and resist the pressure of the United States, who is trying to push...

Europe’s demographic crisis needs to be addressed

The major demographic change that plagues Eastern and Southern European is one of the EU's biggest challenges in the new decade. Brussels now has...

EU and EBRD to boost renewable energy in Ukraine, Jordan, Lebanon and Tunisia

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the European Union have agreed a new €50 million programme of financial guarantees aimed at...

EIB to help Greece enhance energy efficiency and tackle climate change

The European Investment Bank on 23 January agreed to continue support for new priority investment across Greece intended to enhance energy efficiency and tackle...

EIB backs innovative electric power company in Spain

The European Investment Bank (EIB) is providing Arteche Group with a €27 million loan to finance its Research and Innovation strategy, the European Commission...

IEA says oil and gas companies must embrace clean energy

As government and industry leaders gathered during the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting in Davos on January 21, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said...

EU eyes hydrogen for zero emissions energy

ATHENS – The Commitment of the new European Commission to a clean energy transition that includes an important role for hydrogen is very clear,...

Poland to buy F-35 stealth fighters from the US

Poland's defense minister Mariusz Błaszczak announced that Warsaw’s deal to buy dozens of fifth-generation F-35 stealth aircrafts from the US will be signed next...

Merkel in Turkey for talks with Erdogan

German Chancellor Angela Merkel visited Turkey where she held talks with the country’s president Recep Tayyip Erdogan on a number of issues, ranging from...

Brexit bill passes first EP test, gets signed by von der Leyen, Michel

Ursula von der Leyen, EU Commission's chief and Charles Michel, EU Council President formally signed on Friday the Withdrawal Agreement Bill (WAB) that paves the...

World News

EU and EBRD to boost renewable energy in Ukraine, Jordan, Lebanon and Tunisia

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the European Union have agreed a new €50 million programme of financial guarantees aimed at...

UN court tells Myanmar to prevent Rohingya genocide

The International Court of Justice ordered Myanmar to do all it can to prevent genocide against the Rohingya Muslims. The country rejected claims that it...

Italy’s ENI and UAE’s ADNOC ink MoU on sustainable energy research

UAE Minister of State Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber and Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) Group CEO, and ENI’s CEO Claudio Descalzi, signed on...

Great Britain discuss bilateral cooperation issues with Kyrgyzstan

Bishkek: Kabar/. Deputy Foreign Minister of Kyrgyzstan Azizbek Madmarov received Ambassador of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Nothern Ireland to the Kyrgyz Republic...

Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un Visits Bier of Hwang Sun Hui

Pyongyang: Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea, chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea...

Gloria in Excelsis Deo

Every year, in all schools and public offices in Turkmenistan, must buy an hung in the walls an updated version of the President’s portrait....

World Report: Namibia-The lying-down school

While observing her mother's grave, Flora pulls aside the kids who, unintentionally, fall and step on it. "Her name was Maria Claudia," says the...

France and Sahel partners step up jihadist fight

France and Africa's Sahel countries have agreed to step up military cooperation to fight the jihadist presence in the region. The G5 Sahel framework for...

EBRD, IRENA agree to rapidly increase share of renewables

During the 10th IRENA Assembly in Masdar City, Abu Dhabi, at United Arab Emirates, the International Renewable Energy Agency and the European Bank for...

In Abu Dhabi, Simson to discuss global efforts to deploy renewable energy

On 11-12 January, EU Energy Commissioner Kadri Simson is expected to travel to Abu Dhabi to attend the 10th session of the IRENA Assembly. The...

THE ENLARGEMENT MONITOR

US diplomatic engagement helps reopen Kosovo-Serbia flights

Representatives of Serbia, Kosovo, the US, and Lufthansa Group signed a milestone agreement on January 20 to establish an air link between Serbia and...

Greece’s Balkan diplomacy currently a sideshow

While keeping up the appearances of an active diplomatic campaign in Southeast Europe, the net impact of Athens’ recent initiatives will yield next to...

An optimistic view of enlargement

The concept of a perfectly disciplined, regulated, and technocratic Europe, admittedly, must succeed. The operation was successful, but the patient is about to die. It’s true...

Greece champions EU Enlargement in the Western Balkans

As a consequence of French President Emmanuel Macron’s decision in October to call for a temporary hold on EU accession discussions for Albania and...

Zaev-Mitsotakis Thessaloniki meeting explores EU Enlargement delays

The prime ministers of Greece and North Macedonia met on the sidelines of the Thessaloniki 2019 Summit on November 14. This was their second...

Brussels casts Zaev a thin lifeline

Brussels cast a thin Italian-flavoured political lifeline to North Macedonia’s Prime Minister Zoran Zaev over the last ten days, something sorely needed after Zaev...

Zaev fumbles after EU Enlargement let-down

North Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev fumbled badly this week when discussing the relationship between his country’s now-frozen EU accession bid and the standing...

Internet & ICT

Tesla’s market value hits $100bn

Tesla reached a $100 billion market cap for the first time on 22 January. The market value reached more than $107 billion, up by...

Soros accuses Facebook of working to reelect Trump

US financier George Soros pledged $1 billion for a new university network project to battle the erosion of civil society in a world he...

UK prepares to allow Huawei into 5G

The UK is preparing to allow Huawei to supply 5G equipment, and resist the pressure of the United States, who is trying to push...

Brussels steps up disinformation fight, Facebook warns of free expression

Facebook has warned over freedom of expression as the European Union considers measures to stop disinformation campaigns across online platforms. Nick Clegg, Facebook’s VP for...

EU companies must be ones profiting from European data, Commissioner warns

The EU’s internal market Commissioner Thierry Breton said the bloc must ensure that Europe’s own companies are the ones capitalizing on data generated within...

Artificial intelligence needs to be regulated, says new Google CEO

Alphabet and Google chief Sundar Pichai called for a global regulation of artificial intelligence at a conference in Brussels. "There is no question in my...

Germany’s interior minister opposes Huawei exclusion

Germany’s interior minister Horst Seehofer warned that if Huawei is excluded from the country’s 5G rollout project, it could be stalled for as long as...

Energy

EU and EBRD to boost renewable energy in Ukraine, Jordan, Lebanon and Tunisia

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the European Union have agreed a new €50 million programme of financial guarantees aimed at...

Europe’s nuclear energy solution

The transition from firewood to coal and empire to national liberation was, at the time that the events took place, a radical change to...

EIB to help Greece enhance energy efficiency and tackle climate change

The European Investment Bank on 23 January agreed to continue support for new priority investment across Greece intended to enhance energy efficiency and tackle...

EIB backs innovative electric power company in Spain

The European Investment Bank (EIB) is providing Arteche Group with a €27 million loan to finance its Research and Innovation strategy, the European Commission...

IEA says oil and gas companies must embrace clean energy

As government and industry leaders gathered during the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting in Davos on January 21, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said...

EU eyes hydrogen for zero emissions energy

ATHENS – The Commitment of the new European Commission to a clean energy transition that includes an important role for hydrogen is very clear,...

Kazakhstan invites Shell to invest in Caspian exploration

NUR-SULTAN, Kazakhstan – Kazakhstan’s Ecology, Geology and Natural Resources Minister Magzum Mirzagaliev met on 23 January with Shell Kazakhstan Country Chair Olivier Lazare and...

Faith and Religious Freedom

UN court tells Myanmar to prevent Rohingya genocide

The International Court of Justice ordered Myanmar to do all it can to prevent genocide against the Rohingya Muslims. The country rejected claims that it...

World leaders gather in Jerusalem to remember Holocaust

Dozens of world leaders gathered on 22 January in Jerusalem for a three-hour-long ceremony focused on commemorating the Holocaust and combating rising modern-day anti-Semitism. The...

Muslim leaders visit Auschwitz to help encourage interfaith support

High-ranking Muslim leaders from around the world visited the former Nazi death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau in Poland, where more than a million people massacred by...

China continues to destroy Muslim cemeteries

The Chinese government appears to have systematically destroyed several cemeteries belonging to its Muslim minority, the Turkic-speaking Uyghurs, for years. Cooperating with the Uyghur community...

Zelensky says antisemitism in Ukraine is the lowest in Europe

The history of the Jews in Ukraine is one that stretches back over a thousand years to the days before the Slavs of Kievan...

India’s top court refuses to halt citizenship law

India's Supreme Court has refused to put on hold a controversial new citizenship law, offered by the prime minister Narendra Modi, as part of...

Myanmar panel finds war crimes but no genocide in Rohingya crackdown

A commission investigating Myanmar’s 2017 crackdown on its Rohingya Muslim minority, has concluded that there were probably war crimes but there was no genocide....

STAKEHOLDER VIEWS

Association of European Journalists(AEJ)
By Otmar Lahodynsky

An alpine role-model for Europe?

Austria’s newly-inaugurated ‘Turquoise-Green’ coalition government of Christian Democrats (ÖVP) and Greens has high hopes of pioneering a different kind of politics in Europe. Hammered...
NOVA COMPETITIVIDADE
By Francisco Jaime Quesado

Education and society

Education will play a central role in the future of society as a real collaborative space where teachers and students share a common strategy...

New Europe Columns

Monnet Matters
By Editorial

Their discontent, our problem

If we have learnt anything from the last decade of European elections, it is that with all certainty we can say two things: (a)...
ICI Washington
By Alec Mally

US diplomatic engagement helps reopen Kosovo-Serbia flights

Representatives of Serbia, Kosovo, the US, and Lufthansa Group signed a milestone agreement on January 20 to establish an air link between Serbia and...
Energy Insider
By Kostis Geropoulos

EU eyes hydrogen for zero emissions energy

ATHENS – The Commitment of the new European Commission to a clean energy transition that includes an important role for hydrogen is very clear,...
Eurasia Watch
By Nicholas Waller

Danilyuk’s resignation is an ominous sign for Ukraine

The young pro-Western reformers who came into government with great fanfare alongside anti-establishment President Volodymyr Zelensky six months ago were dealt a serious blow...

WELLNESS

Four things you never knew massage could do

Promoting muscle regrowth after injury, helping premature babies become strong enough to leave hospital, improving sleep quality and creating social bonds. The power of...

Why everyone should try boxing

Far from being the exclusive domain of the uber-fit, boxing is a great full-body workout that’s suitable for everyone. Reney Nazim, passionate boxing fan...

5 ways to stay energised this autum

Don’t let the arrival of autumn sap you of your energy. Our expert advice will keep you firing on all cylinders! As autumn sets in...

Gym or sofa? How to make the healthy choice

Do you sometimes struggle to find the willpower to work out? The Aspria experts shares five top tips for staying motivated. You’ve told yourself you’ll...

BACK TO SCHOOL: TIPS FOR A SMOOTH TRANSITION FROM HOLIDAY MODE

The time is almost here for children to go back to school. Are you ready? Christine Cornet, Academy manager at Aspria Brussels Royal La...

Sauna in Heat

HOW A SUMMER SAUNA CAN ACTUALLY COOL YOU DOWN Sauna in the middle of the summer? It may seem like a strange idea, but in...

The perfect water workout

So, you’re heading off on holiday and you’ve decided to take a break from full-on gym workouts, but you’d still like to keep in...