Although the current situation in the Euro zone is good, a lasting return of inflation still depends on broad monetary support from the European Central Bank (ECB), the bank’s president, Mario Draghi, said on Monday at the European Parliament in Brussels.
European Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström said on Monday that the European Union (EU) and Mercosur - Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay – were very close to a trade agreement whereas the negotiations appeared to have stalled.
The European Commission is looking at the possibility of regulating trade conducted with cryptocurrencies, its deputy chairman Valdis Dombrovskis said on Monday, stressing that while Europe needs to live with the times, it also has to pay attention to the risks.
Cohesion is the glue that holds Europe together. If member states are not willing to cooperate and citizens not willing to interact, the European project is in danger. Lack of cohesion undermines EU’s capacity to formulate and implement policies. A recent study on structural and individual cohesion shows interesting but…

Labour for a Customs Union with the EU

Sunday, 25 February 2018 19:25
The British Labour Party, the main opposition party, is for the creation of a new Customs Union with the European Union after Brexit.
Yair Lapid, chairperson of Israel’s centre party Yesh Atid (There is a future), met last week with the ambassadors to the Political and Security Committee of the Council and EU’s foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini. He urged that the European Union should add Hezbollah’s political wing to its terrorism blacklist…
At the informal meeting of EU leaders in Brussels last Friday an agreement was reached that there is no automaticity in the election of a lead candidate from one of the political party groups in the European Parliament to the post as a president of the European Commission.
The primary UN body monitoring child rights urged this week European countries to end the detention of children in the context of migration. EU directives on reception conditions and return procedures allow detention of minors and families with minors as a last resort if other less coercive alternative measures cannot…
In three separate decisions this week, the European Commission find seven companies a total of 546 million euros for taking part in different cartels relating to cars and car parts, in breach of EU antitrust laws.
The European Union is “ready to react swiftly and appropriately” if the United States takes trade measures that would affect European industry, a spokesperson of the European Commission said on Tuesday.