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Increased transparency on TTIP NEW
Europe’s Café 2 Months, 1 Week, 3 Days, 18 Hours, 13 Minutes ago
It was a request of many civil society activists: the outgoing European Commission and the Member States finally gave inand published the mandate of negotiations granted by the Council (i.e. the Member States) to the European Commission regarding the...
The importance of the armament industry: a reaction to Jean Claude Juncker’s declaration NEW
Europe’s Café 4 Months, 21 Hours, 18 Minutes ago
In an interview to be published in the next issue of Politique Internationale, Jean Claude Juncker, the newly elected president of the European Commission, admits that he “does not really like the  armament industry”, regretting at t...
Europe’s Superhero Captain Europe: “I try to make Europe more real and less remote to citizens” NEW
Europe’s Café 4 Months, 1 Week, 6 Days, 22 Hours, 11 Minutes ago
A Superhero always arrives on time – so does Captain Europe when he agreed to meet up with us for an interview. His blue spandex costume, enveloped in a EU flagged-cape, stands out from the sea of suits on Place de Luxembourg, in the heart of B...
Financing Europe’s economic recovery measures NEW
Europe’s Café 4 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 23 Hours, 27 Minutes ago
There has been a lot of talk in the past months about relaunching Europe’s fragile economies through major investments programmes. As recently as the last European Parliament’s session in late July 2014, Jean-Claude Juncker, the new Europ...
Making the case for free movement in the European Union NEW
Europe’s Café 4 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 21 Hours, 52 Minutes ago
Free movement of workers is one of the founding pillars of the Single Market and, by extension, of the European Union. Free movement of citizens then followed in the 1990s, much supported by the case law of the Court of Justice of the European Union...
Claude Moraes MEP (UK, S&D): “The problem with MEPs from extreme parties is that it’s all just talk, but no action” NEW
Europe’s Café 4 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 13 Hours, 52 Minutes ago
MEP Claude Moraes (48) is considered to be one of the key figures of the British Labour party and the S&D in the European parliament. Moraes, who is of Indian origin and who has worked as a lawyer for several NGOs before going into politics, has...
Interview with Ulrike Trebesius, MEP for the German conservative party Alternative für Deutschland and the ECR NEW
Europe’s Café 4 Months, 4 Weeks, 13 Hours, 53 Minutes ago
“The elections of Schulz and Juncker are two totally wrong signals to EU citizens” All across the EU, the results of the May 2014 European elections brought substantial gains for Eurosceptic parties in the European parliament. In the comi...
Interview with Angelika Mlinar, MEP for the Austrian liberal party NEOS and ALDE NEW
Europe’s Café 4 Months, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 13 Hours, 53 Minutes ago
Alongside with the Greens, the EPP and the S&D, the European liberal party ALDE lost several seats in the May 2014 European Elections. While in countries such as UK liberal losses were substantial, the now fourth-largest party in the plenary (beh...
Jean-Claude Juncker’s programme: for Europeans to be truly « united in diversity » NEW
Europe’s Café 5 Months, 14 Hours, 6 Minutes ago
On 15 July, Jean-Claude Juncker was elected President of the European Commission by the European Parliament with 422 votes. Appearing before MEPs as the candidate nominated by the Member States at the European Council in late June, the Luxembourg can...
EU news: 30 June – 6 July 2014 NEW
Europe’s Café 5 Months, 2 Weeks, 11 Hours, 51 Minutes ago
We are not yet returning to the full newsletter, since the political orientations and developments for the five next years are still being discussed and top EU jobs are still being filled. Nevertheless, here are some key developments that took place...
JEF Europe’s resolution: “Thinking ahead to empower young people” NEW
Europe’s Café 6 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 1 Hour, 40 Minutes ago
Fully alarmed by unprecedented levels of youth unemployment arising in the fourth year of the crisis, amounting to currently 23 per cent across Europe, with alerting peaks of over 50 per cent in Greece and Spain; Deeply concerned by the pro...
The 2014 European elections results from the point of view of an EPP voter NEW
Europe’s Café 6 Months, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 1 Hour, 49 Minutes ago
Rather than expressing immediately anger or even despair as the representatives of other political currents will surely do, I would first like to point out the positive things that a supporter of the Christian Democrats and Conservatives from the EPP...
EU candidates’ quotes: 23 May NEW
Europe’s Café 6 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 2 Hours, 3 Minutes ago
Jean-Claude Juncker (PPE) 3 calls to European citizens: “I call on all European citizens, first of all to make use of their right to vote in the days to come. […] My second call is: Do vote, but do not give your votes to extremists, xeno...
Right to answer: Why Jean-Claude Juncker should not be the next president of the European Commission NEW
Europe’s Café 6 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 8 Hours, 43 Minutes ago
A few days ago, Pierre-Antoine Klethi wrote on this blog a call to vote for Jean-Claude Juncker, candidate of the European People’s Party (EPP) for the commission presidency. Considering the latest projection of seats in the 2014 European elect...
Testimony: Why I am #withJuncker and will vote for an EPP member party NEW
Europe’s Café 7 Months, 2 Days, 17 Hours, 12 Minutes ago
I choose Jean-Claude Juncker, because we need a strongly pro-European President of the Commission. Member of the Christian Social Party, coming from one of the founding Member States, Jean-Claude Juncker’s commitment to a deeper European integr...
EU candidates’ quotes: 16 May NEW
Europe’s Café 7 Months, 4 Days, 1 Hour, 14 Minutes ago
Ska Keller (Greens) Europe: “Europe must deliver on social protection and climate change. That way, we will revive the European dream.” (Eurovision debate) Voting: “People care about what happens in Europe, but they mistrust the ins...
EU candidates’ quotes: 9 May NEW
Europe’s Café 7 Months, 1 Week, 5 Days, 4 Hours, 50 Minutes ago
Martin Schulz (PES) Credits to SMEs: “First of all I would try to make cheap loans available for small and medium-sized companies. This should be handled by the European Investment Bank and by European Structural Funds. If those companies hire...
JEF Europe’s resolution: “Facing the rise of Eurosceptic Parties” NEW
Europe’s Café 7 Months, 2 Weeks, 4 Hours, 44 Minutes ago
Below is the text of a resolution I have co-written and which was adopted by JEF Europe’s Federal Committee at the end of March. Please, do not hesitate to spread the text to all those fighting for the European integration and against the...
The challenges pro-Europeans face during the European elections campaign NEW
Europe’s Café 7 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 21 Hours, 53 Minutes ago
The team of “Au Café de l’Europe” was awarded the prize of “Citizen Media of 2014″ by the European Civic Forum. Please find below an English version of my speech held on this occasion at Strasbourg’s City Ha...
EU candidates’ quotes: 2 May NEW
Europe’s Café 7 Months, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 12 Hours, 53 Minutes ago
Guy Verhofstadt (ALDE) Energy policy: “The EU needs interconnectivity and an energy super-grid is a priority for me.” (Twitter) Economy: “A European employment scheme would not create jobs for young people. We need to relaunch the E...