The conference held in Paris last Sunday (15 January) resulted in a joint declaration that reaffirmed that a negotiated solution with two states, Israel and Palestine, living side by side in peace and security, is the only way to achieve enduring peace.  The meeting took place after a preparatory ministerial…
President-elect Donald Trump said yesterday that Brexit was smart and that more member states would follow UK and leave EU that anyway was dominated by Germany in a trade war against the US. The Eurosceptic statements were made in two interviews published yesterday (15 January) in the German newspaper Bild…
EU’s chief negotiator for Brexit, Frenchman Michel Barnier, told European MEPs they need a “special” agreement with the British financial sector.
The European Commission launched this week a new initiative to promote Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) in the EU. The main focus is on preventing accidents and work-related illness. Actions to improve the socio-psychological environment at work and prevent harassment are largely absent in the initiative. "Today (10 January) we…
The European Commission is proposing new legislation to ensure stronger privacy in all electronic communications. The proposed Regulation on Privacy and Electronic Communications will replace the so-called ePrivacy directive from 2009 and is expected to increase the protection of people's private life and open up new opportunities for business. The…
Belgium’s Guy Verhofstadt officially announced on Friday that he would run for the post of president of the European Parliament, in a brief video posted on social media.
Malta, an island nation in the Mediterranean Sea with 423 000 inhabitants, took over the rotating presidency of the Council of the European Union on 1 January 2017 and will hold the presidency until 30 June 2017.
US Secretary of State John Kerry warned last Wednesday (28 December) that the two-state solution is in serious jeopardy but hoped that there was still a way forward if the responsible parties are willing to act. In a frank and passionate speech at the State Department in Washington he told…
UN Security Council resolution (2334) last Friday (23 December) states among others that the establishment of Israeli settlements in Palestinian territory occupied since 1967, including East Jerusalem, has no “legal validity”. The settlements constitute a flagrant violation under international law and a major obstacle to the achievement of the two-State…
Immigration and terrorism are considered the most important issues by EU citizens. This emerges from a Eurobarometer published today (Thursday) by the European Commission.