#LUXAward – Audiences and MEPs to choose the winning film

LUX Award, the European Parliament’s film prize, is undergoing major changes to bring even more European films to an even larger European audience. The film award, created 13 years ago by the European Parliament to support the distribution of European films, is being made over. From now on, audiences will be directly involved in choosing […]

European Union starts to open its borders publishing a 14 country list

The Council today (30 June) adopted a recommendation on the gradual lifting of the temporary restrictions on non-essential travel into the EU. Travel restrictions should be lifted for countries listed in the recommendation, with this list being reviewed and, as the case may be, updated every two weeks. Based on the criteria and conditions set […]

#Russia once again caught in attempts to poison foreign citizens

Prior to this, information was leaked to Czech media 3 that on 14 March a Russian spy had arrived in Prague via airplane and was able to freely transport ricin in his suitcase because of his diplomatic status. Later, this person, now identified as Konchakov, was escorted in a diplomatic vehicle to the Russian embassy […]

#Coronavirus crisis: ‘Commission will use all the tools at its disposal to make sure the European economy weathers the storm’

After the videoconference, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said: “Let me be very clear: The Commission is working flat out on both fronts. The European Commission will, in a daily phone conference with the health ministers and the ministers of internal affairs, coordinate the necessary measures. Secondly, the Commission will assemble a team of epidemiologists […]

#Brexit – ‘We are ready to start the next phase, to defend and promote Europe’s interests’ #EUCO

  The decisive victory by the British Conservatives in yesterday’s general election was widely and enthusiastically welcomed by European leaders attending today’s (13 December) European Council. Luxembourg’s Prime Minister Xavier Bettel said that they welcomed the certainty that the election provided and said that it had been difficult when things had been agreed in Brussels, […]

#EuropeanGreenDeal to be presented in plenary by Commission president

MEPs will debate the ‘European Green Deal’ to make Europe the first climate-neutral continent today (11 December) at 14:00, in an extraordinary plenary sitting in Brussels. Following the Commission’s expected announcement of the European Green Deal on Wednesday 11 December, the European Parliament will have a first debate on it with Commission President Ursula von […]

EU ministers criticize recent memorandum between #Libya and #Turkey on the #EasternMediterranean

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Fayez al-Sarraj, chairman of the Presidential Council of Libya Arriving at today’s (9 December) EU Foreign Affairs Council, Josep Borrell Fontelles, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission was asked about the recent memorandum between Turkey and Libya that would give […]

‘The risk of #Brexit happening without a ratified deal still exists’ Phil Hogan 

European Commissioner for Trade, Phil Hogan Speaking at his first event in Ireland as the European Commissioner for Trade (6 December), Phil Hogan addressed what he described as the ‘seemingly endless’ question of Brexit, as well as other pressing trade issues.   Hogan is hoping that next week’s UK general election will provide clarity and […]