Catalonia’s main pro-independence parties are proposing the holding of a new referendum in Catalonia on a future constitution for the “Catalan Republic” that was proclaimed in October but remains a dead letter.

EU women earn on average 16% less than men

Thursday, 08 March 2018 13:39
In 2016, women earned on average 16% less than men in the European Union, according to an article published Wednesday by Eurostat, the European Statistics Office. In Belgium, the gap is 6.1%.
Under conditions of limited budget resources for support of farmers in Ukraine, funding must be allocated effectively and efficiently in order to reach those who really need it. But this does not seem to be the case.
President Trump’s announcement last week on imposing tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum has prompted EU to plan countermeasures to protect its economic interests.

Passports for sale in EU corruption risk

Tuesday, 06 March 2018 13:17
A consortium of investigative journalists disclosed on Monday a series of case studies of Golden Visa programmes in EU member states. The programmes allow non-EU citizens to circumvent national citizenship rules and to buy residency permits and citizenship by investing large sums in property or businesses.
The Catalan Parliament president began party consultations Monday in Barcelona, looking for a new presidential candidate for the region, after the withdrawal of the separatist leader Carles Puigdemont.
The parliamentary elections in Italy on Sunday, with a turnout of 73 %, resulted in a rise in Eurosceptic, populist, anti-immigration and even pro-Russian parties which received more than half of the vote.

Marine Le Pen targeted by tax audit

Monday, 05 March 2018 16:51
The French weekly Le Journal du Dimanche (JDD) wrote Sunday that the president of the far-right French party Front National (FN), Marine Le Pen, is "currently subject of a tax audit".
On Sunday, the francophone Socialist party (PS) adopted, during a conference in Brussels, the programme which its candidates will focus upon ahead of next year’s European elections.

Roundtable on Agriculture in the Ukraine

Monday, 05 March 2018 10:49
When the EU gives money to Ukraine for maintenance and development, does the State disposes of them efficiently? This question is particularly pertinent in the agricultural sector.