On-line disinformation is infiltrating European everyday life and is influencing people's opinions and the decisions they are taking. The approach adopted by the Union to counter this threat must be all encompassing and joint deems the Commissioner for Digital Affairs, Mariya Gabriel.
The G20 summit in Osaka closed on 30th June. Crisis was avoided. Everyone can now move forward at the risk of further divergence. Hence the G7 summit from 24th to 26th August in Biarritz, will be a meeting and exercise for the world's main democracies to implement joint solutions with two major issues in view: inequality and climate change.
New Democracy (ND), the main right-wing opposition party led by Kyriakos Mitsotakis, easily won the general election in Greece on 7th July taking 39.85% of the vote and 158 of the 300 seats in the Vouli Ton Ellinon (parliament) (+83 in comparison with the previous elections on 20th September 2015). It came out ahead of the Radical Left Coalition (SYRIZA), a radical left-wing party led by outgoing Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras which won 31.53% of the vote and 86 seats (- 59).
In his new editorial, Jean-Dominique Giuliani writes about the nomination process for the EU top jobs and its implications for the future of the Union.
Aligning the continents of Africa and Europe with each other is now an existential imperative for Europe, at a time of growing security and migration threats, if it wants to continue to have influence in the world arena in the face of China and the USA. This strategic partnership might find inspiration in the experience Europe has had with Morocco after the recent 14th meeting of the EU-Morocco Association Council.
Five years' ago Jean-Claude Juncker referred to his Commission as the "last chance" Commission. At the end of his mandate, he had succeeded. In a particularly turbulent geopolitical environment the European Commission has been able to adapt and take its jurisdiction to the limits, making innovative proposals to take the European Union forward. Despite communication that still requires further improvement, it has shown that a strong and active Commission is essential for the correct functioning of the Union.
The new European Parliament, elected on 23rd-26th May, will meet for the first time on 2nd July. Our dedicated website provides details of results from the 28 Member States, the name of the 751 MEPs who will sit until 2024, the name of all presidents and vice-presidents of the political groups, and all news on installation of the new Parliament...
The 10th edition analyses the challenges Europe faces. With the contribution of the best experts, original maps and commented statistics, the Schuman Report 2019 on the State of the Union offers a complete view of the European Union.
The Robert Schuman Foundation has published a new edition of its Permanent Atlas of the European Union. The second edition of this unique book, written by experts from the Robert Schuman Foundation, provides a comprehensive and easily accessible overview of the Union, the euro area and each of its 28 Member States. It summarises historical milestones and political and statistical realities of the Union and offers more than 50 physical and geopolitical maps of Europe.