The extraordinary rise of Podemos, Spain’s eight-month-old protest party, continues. A new Metroscopia poll for El País, released on Sunday, showed that the party would win a Spanish general election, if held today, with 27.7% of votes. The Socialist Party would finish second on 26.2%, followed by Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy’s Partido Popular on 20.2% – less than half the 44.6% the party won in the November 2011 general election.
In an attempt to bridge cultural differences and break down national stereotypes among young people, Berlin and Athens have decided to establish a Greek-German Youth Institute. EurActiv Greece reports from Germany.
The new EU ‘Maritime Security Strategy’ neglects civil society and raises concerns over fundamental rights.
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International media revealed on Thursday that Luxembourg’s government has helped hundreds of companies to avoid taxes. Commentators call for a common European policy in the fight against tax evasion and the resignation of European Commission President and former prime minister of Luxembourg Jean-Claude Juncker
The Democratic Party in the United States suffered a crushing defeat in midterm elections on Tuesday. The Republicans won the majority of seats in both the Senate and the House of Representatives. That will weaken Obama and lead to a standstill on domestic and foreign policy, some commentators believe. Others see the Republicans’ strength as a new opportunity
Cultural differences in working arrangements, and the use of office space, lead to different levels of satisfaction among Europe’s workforce. The Dutch are the happiest, while the French are the least satisfied.EurActiv France reports.
The European Commission has considerably lowered its growth forecast for the Eurozone. A noticeable improvement is unlikely before 2016, the Commission announced on Tuesday. The economic outlook once more highlights how forced austerity is ruining Europe’s economy, some commentators criticise. Others call on Europe’s problem states to stop complaining about cuts and implement the necessary reforms
Almost 25% of the EU’s population, or 122.6 million people, were at risk of poverty or social exclusion in 2013, the EU’s statistics office Eurostat said on Tuesday (4 November).
First of all, let’s get the usual caveats out of the way – the auditors have signed off the accounts, which means that they are a reliable picture of EU revenue and spending. However, there remain significant errors in how the money was spent.
British townsfolk will burn an effigy of former European Commission President José Manuel Barroso this evening, as part of their Guy Fawkes Night celebrations
Though the fall of the Iron Curtain in 1989 did not bring about the perpetual peace and prosperity that some imagined, it did set in motion some true success stories. One of the most impressive is Poland’s rise as a political and economic heavyweight in Europe
As global developments challenge European values, welfare, and security, EU leaders must focus on building a new energy system that ensures a secure supply, competitive pricing, and ecological sustainability. The good news is that a framework to facilitate this initiative is already emerging.
Google, Amazon, and Apple are among the least transparent multinationals in the world, worse than Russian state-owned energy companies Gazprom, and Rosneft, according to a report published today (5 November) by anti-corruption campaigners.