EU guidelines on the “indication of origin of goods from the territories occupied by Israel since June 1967” are a long overdue step forward, writes MEP Alyn Smith.
Germany wants to send more Syrian refugees back to other EU countries, an idea supported by many in the CDU, but heavily criticised by the SPD.
Never underestimate how seriously the French take their wine
David Cameron presented on Tuesday in London the reforms that he proposes asconditions for the UK remaining in the EU. The EU must not let the British prime minister dictate the rules, some commentators argue. Others see the proposals as a good way out of the Union’s never-ending crisis.
What is the ‘Prague Café’, and why has it become the Czech President’s insult of choice for his opponents?
A cappuccino in a Prague cafe. Wikimedia/Jazzbobrown. Some rights reserved.Czech president Milos Zeman is currently halfway through his first presidential term and it has become more than obvious that his divisive election campaign was not just a calculated move to secure victory, but an enduring political tactic.
‘Mein Europa’ – ‘My Europe’ – the book published byHelmut Schmidt only two years ago, was not a new monograph, but a collection of different publications and speeches on European integration. It spans a lifetime – from his very first article about cooperation in a not yet existing community dating from June 1948 to his editorials about the crisis-ridden Union of the 21st century published in Die Zeit.