press review focused on Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras who is expected to present its reforms package to its Eurozone partners by March 30

European press roundup: Germanwings crash and Greece’s expected reforms plan

This week, the Euranet Plus press review of European media focuses on the crash of the Germanwings Airbus in the French Alps on Tuesday (March 24), that killed 150 people. The crash is raising questions about EU aviation safety rules, especially on the number of crew members in the cockpit during flights. Another topic is the Greek Prime Minister … [Continue]

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Greece: Fresh funds urgently needed

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has asked for fresh money from Greece's EU creditors in order to cover urgent cash needs. Otherwise, he warned, the country may run out of money in the coming weeks. During the weekly Euranet Plus "U Talking to Me?" debate, Sander Loones, member of the European Parliament (MEP) from the European Conservatives … [Continue]

press review focused on Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras who is expected to present its reforms package to its Eurozone partners by March 30

European press roundup: Germanwings crash and Greece’s expected reforms plan

This week, the Euranet Plus press review of European media focuses on the crash of the Germanwings Airbus in the French Alps on Tuesday (March 24), that killed 150 people. The crash is raising questions about EU aviation safety rules, especially on the number of crew members in the cockpit during flights. Another topic is the Greek Prime Minister … [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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The Topol-M is the first Russian ballistic missiles to be developed after the dissolution of the Soviet Union / Flickr / Dmitry Terekhov / CC BY-SA 2.0

One Week in Europe: Russian nuclear threat, roaming and road safety

This week started in warning mode as NATO warned of continued Russian activities in Ukraine while Russia threatened Denmark with nuclear missiles. Disappointment was the lead word in the European … [Continue]

Extra maternity paternity leave (extra time off for young mothers and fathers) / IPTC Copyright European Union 2012

Maternity leave extension may be abandoned

The European Parliament voted a text in 2010 to extend maternity leave in the EU from 14 to 20 weeks. But since then the Council has blocked the proposal. If no progress is made by June, the European … [Continue]

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The clock is ticking for Greece

The new Greek government has spent the first two months in office meeting with important EU leaders across Europe. But little real progress has been made in the negotiations about the country's … [Continue]

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13 EU countries ratified convention to block human organ trafficking

Punishment for medical doctors who close their eye on suspicious transplants: Italy and other 13 countries of the European Council signed in Santiago de Compostela the convention against trafficking … [Continue]

Statement by Andrus Ansip on the EU Commission's plans to create a Digital Single Market on March 25, 2015 / ec.europa.eu

Commissioner Ansip criticises EU governments on roaming

European Commission Vice President Andrus Ansip has spoken out against national EU governments for not being willing to end roaming charges by the end of the year. Negotiations between the Commission, … [Continue]

Is Greece at the edge of the crunch? - U Talking to Me? debate

Greece: Fresh funds urgently needed

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has asked for fresh money from Greece's EU creditors in order to cover urgent cash needs. Otherwise, he warned, the country may run out of money in the coming … [Continue]

MEP Michele Rivasi and individuals call on the EU for action to reduce pesticide use on March 25, 2015 /  www.semaine-sans-pesticides.fr

NGOs call for action on EU pesticide use

As NGOs and representatives of the chemical industry met with the European Commission on Wednesday (March 25) in Brussels, a small group of protesters, among them young mothers and babies, gathered … [Continue]

Press conference by Violeta Bulc following the publication of the new road safety statistics for 2014 on March 24, 2015 / ec.europa.eu

2014: Bad year for road safety in Europe

The road traffic death toll in the EU may have decreased by 1 percent in 2014, but this result was nowhere near the previous year's positive trend, when fatalities dropped by 8 percent. European … [Continue]

Russian President Vladimir Putin at the EU/Russia Summit in January 2014 / ec.europa.eu

NATO warns about ongoing Russian activities in Ukraine

After EU leaders agreed last week on a possible extension of sanctions towards Russia if the Minsk Agreement is not fully implemented, NATO and the US have said that Russia is still "pouring" arms … [Continue]

Martin Lidegaard, Danish Foreign minister during a Council meeting on February 10 in Brussels

Russia threatens Denmark with nuclear attacks

The Russian ambassador to Denmark has said that Danish warships could end up as targets for Russian nuclear missiles if Denmark decides to join the NATO missile shield. The Danish foreign minister … [Continue]

Angela Merkel at European Council on March 20, 2015 (Day 2) / tvnewsroom.consilium.europa.eu/

EU and Greece: EU member states hide behind Germany

In the EU, Germany is the most practical for all other members states. In fact, it is the ideal EU member state. If any EU member state is tired of Greece, but doesn't have the confidence to say … [Continue]

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European press roundup: Greece’s loneliness and EU’s support to Libya

This week, the Euranet Plus press review of the European media focuses on Greece and the ongoing tensions with its EU partners. The Greek newspaper Kathimerini highlighted the growing lack of … [Continue]