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EU energy security needs new infrastructure

The EU’s plans for an energy union, proposed by the European Commission on Wednesday (February 25), aims to bring together the different energy mixes of the EU member states. It aims to improve energy security and decrease dependence on countries such as Russia. New infrastructure to share available supplies across borders, such as liquefied … [Continue]

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EU lacks options if ceasefire collapses in Ukraine

Despite a ceasefire deal between Russia and Ukraine that took effect on February 15, fighting continues in eastern Ukraine. During the weekly "U Talking to Me?" debate in the Euranet Plus studio in Brussels, Anna Fotyga, chair of the subcommittee on security and defence in the European Parliament, said the EU should push for more sanctions on … [Continue]

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European press roundup: EU-Greece saga and Ukraine after ceasefire

This week, our press review of the European media focuses on the ongoing debt conflict between Greece and the EU after Athens decided to go ahead and ask for a six-month bailout programme extension. According to the German newspaper “Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung,” the EU member states are “running out of patience”. The other focus is … [Continue]

Citizens’ Corner debate on new rules for freedom of movement on February 24, 2015

Citizens’ Corner debate on new rules for freedom of movement

Euranet Plus, the leading radio network for EU news, hosted a Citizens’ Corner debate on "new rules for the freedom of movement" in the EU at the European Parliament in Brussels on February 24. The debate was jointly produced by Euranet Plus and RTBF, the Belgian member of the Euranet Plus network.  The bilingual debate was moderated by … [Continue]

Citizens’ Corner debate on EU citizens and their digital rights on January 20, 2015

Citizens’ Corner debate on EU citizens and their digital rights

Euranet Plus, the leading radio network for EU news, hosted a Citizens’ Corner debate on the digital rights of EU citizens at the European Parliament in Brussels on January 20. The debate was jointly produced by Euranet Plus and Latvijas Radio, a member of the Euranet Plus network. The bilingual debate was moderated by journalist Artjoms … [Continue]


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Citizens’ Corner debate on new rules for freedom of movement on February 24, 2015

Citizens’ Corner debate on new rules for freedom of movement

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EU lacks options if ceasefire collapses in Ukraine

Despite a ceasefire deal between Russia and Ukraine that took effect on February 15, fighting continues in eastern Ukraine. During the weekly "U Talking to Me?" debate in the Euranet Plus studio in … [Continue]

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Energy union to make EU ‘fit for the future’

The European Parliament took on the contentious topic of the EU’s proposed energy union on Wednesday (February 25), with MEPs debating the European Commission’s strategy to “reform how Europe … [Continue]

Maroš Šefčovič, Vice-President of the European Commission, on the strategy of the European Commission to achieve a resilient energy union with a forward-looking climate change policy at the press press conference in Brussels/Berlaymont on February 25, / ec.europa.eu

EU energy union to decrease dependence on Russia

The European Commission wants to create an energy union that is supposed to be beneficial for consumers and industry alike. In addition it should improve energy security and decrease dependence on … [Continue]

Pierre Moscovici at the joint press conference with Valdis Dombrovskis following the College decision on the Economic Semester 2015 / ec.europa.eu

France gets two years-delay to meet EU deficit target

The European Commission will not sanction France for its imbalanced budget. If the Council agrees, the country will get two more years to correct its excessive deficit. France did not benefit from a … [Continue]

President of the Eurogroup Dijsselbloem at the ECON Committee meeting in European Parliament on February 24, 2015 / European Union 2015 EP

EU gives green light to Greek reform plans

Eurozone finance ministers and the European Commission have approved the list of reforms submitted by the Greek government on Monday night. This condition was requested in order to approve the … [Continue]

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Vestager: We need new laws to fight tax avoidance

LuxLeaks data and information given by EU member states show that tax rulings are being used to give specific companies better deals than others. In an interview with Euranet Plus, EU Competition … [Continue]

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Greece: Bailout extension will not restore trust in eurozone

On Friday (February 20), the EU finance ministers agreed on a four-month extension of the current Greek financial rescue programme. This bailout extension is expected to be confirmed by the … [Continue]

Yanis Varoufakis, Greek Minister for Finance, at the press conference after the Eurogroup meeting on February 18, 2015 with extensive discussions for an agreement on the Greek bailout programme / tvnewsroom.consilium.europa.eu/

One Week in Europe: Last minute bailout deal for Greece

To be (in a bailout programme), or not to be (in a bailout programme). That was the main question for the Greek government this week. The Eurogroup gave Greece an ultimatum - extend the current reform … [Continue]

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European press roundup: EU-Greece saga and Ukraine after ceasefire

This week, our press review of the European media focuses on the ongoing debt conflict between Greece and the EU after Athens decided to go ahead and ask for a six-month bailout programme extension. … [Continue]

Participation of Neelie Kroes, Vice-President of the European Commission at the time, in the high level conference on the EU Cybersecurity Strategy in Brussels / Charlemagne in February 28, 2014 / ec.europa.eu

Cyber crime hits Spain: Can European cyber security strategy help?

Spain is the third country with the most cyber attacks of the world, only the United States and the United Kingdom are attacked more. Data presented by the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs warns … [Continue]

German Finance minister Wolfgang Schäuble at his arrival at the Eurogroupe meeting on February 16 / tvnewsroom.consilium.europa.eu/

Eleventh-hour deal for Greece?

Following Athens’ request for a six-month bailout extension, the Eurogroup has decided to hold an emergency meeting on Friday afternoon. But the German Finance Ministry has rejected the current … [Continue]

Participation of Maroš Šefčovič Miguel Arias Cañete at the

Energy Union: What will Commission offer EU member states?

The European Commission will soon reveal the much-awaited strategy on completing the EU's energy union. What are the obstacles the EU faces in its quest for energy harmonisation? To get some … [Continue]