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Has the Juncker Commission changed policy making?

7 March 2016 | by

The arrival into power of the Juncker Commission in November 2014 crystallized many hopes, after several years of crisis. Depicted as the ‘last chance Commission’, promising to be ‘big on big things’ and to ‘break silos’, the new Commission has not skimped on communications to show everyone that it would bring a new era in […]

What should be in the 2015 State of the Union?

As President Juncker puts together the final touches to his State of the Union address, scheduled to be held at 09.00 CMT on Wednesday 9 September. EuropeanPublicAffairs.eu has provided a wishlist from each of our contributors on what they hope this year’s address will focus on, ranging from unemployment, social inequality, defence, skill development and energy. Feel free […]

The Truth Behind Youth Unemployment: Collective cost of individual disengagement

9 March 2015 | by

A week ago the Eurostat published the latest of the series of EU unemployment figures. There is good news and bad news. The level of unemployment level fell from December’s 9.9% to 9.8%. On a year-on-year comparison the overall unemployment rate decreased by 0.8% or 1.82 million people. That is certainly not an insignificant figure […]

Power struggle for the EU Presidency: will the UK manage to block Juncker?

3 June 2014 | by

With the recent European Parliament (EP) elections now past, the month long wrangling over whom will be selected as EU Commission President in place of President Barroso has begun. With the introduction of the Lisbon Treaty procedure due to be enacted for the first time – which sees the European Council (national Government’s) put forward […]

Any Questions…? #8

7 May 2014 | by and

A Selection of the best questions MEPs asked EU institutions on your behalf. Whether you think of them as a democratic Antichrist or quite the opposite, a manifestation and celebration of (trans-) democracy, the European elections are finally upon us. That means MEPs are packing their precious belongings and heading back home to campaign for […]