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#EU2019 – Dutch PM Rutte turns EP campaign into duel with far-right

By Robert Steenland

Prime Minister Mark Rutte has upped the ante in the Dutch campaign for the European Parliament elections, turning the vote into a two-way battle between his liberal-conservative VVD party and the far-right FvD, led by the controversial, ideologically extreme Thierry Baudet.

Five clauses for a new European Social Contract

By Dan Kersch, Franziska Giffey, Hubertus Heil, JΓ‘n Richter, JosΓ© AntΓ³nio Vieira da Silva, Magdalena Valerio Cordero, Romain Schneider, Ylva Johansson

A group of Socialist employment ministers set out five requirements for a new European Social Contract, ranging from equal pay and social dialogue to reducing inequality.

EU elections 2019: What do parties propose for young people?

By Beatriz Rios

Only 28% of Europeans aged 16 to 24 voted in the last EU election in 2014 compared to a total turnout of 42%. Ahead of this week's vote, EURACTIV looked at the proposals for young people coming from the main European political parties.

Change UK sets sights on Britain’s political tribes

By Benjamin Fox

If British politics has always had a strong streak of tribalism, Scotland often gives the impression of being a one-party state, with the nationalists now firmly in power. But a pro-EU "Remain Alliance" for the European elections promises to shake things up.

Romanian socialists β€˜whitewash’ EU far right, see no danger

By EURACTIV Network

The Capitals brings you the latest news from across Europe, through on-the-ground reporting by EURACTIV’s media network. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.

Theresa May’s β€˜new Brexit deal’ set for rejection, again

By Benjamin Fox

Theresa May offered warring British MPs “one last chance” to pass her Brexit deal next week, but her pleas were met with stony silence from UK lawmakers on Tuesday (21 May).

BP shareholders demand climate action, but reject calls for hard targets

By Dave Keating

An overwhelming vote in favour of climate action at BP's annual meeting yesterday (21 May) shows how activist investors have started to move the oil and gas industry. But it also showed the limits to their appetite for change.

Climate progress is key to reinvigorate European project

By Martin Porter

If the EU is to regain trust and achieve a renewed social contract, the most progressive response to the climate crisis must be at the core of its new mission, writes Martin Porter.

Frontex launches first joint operation outside EU, in Albania

By Georgi Gotev

The European Union's border agency Frontex said it had launched Tuesday (22 May) in Albania its first-ever joint operation outside the bloc's territory.

Dutch minister resigns over manipulated report of crimes committed by asylum-seekers

By Georgi Gotev

The Netherlands' minister for migration, Mark Harbers, resigned Tuesday (21 May) after a parliamentary outcry over elided data on crimes committed by asylum-seekers, in a bad blow to the government just ahead of European elections.

Vote for a Europe for cancer patients, survivors and carers on May 23-26th [Promoted content]

By The European Cancer Patient Coalition

As citizens across the EU vote for the future of Europe this week, the European Cancer Patient Coalition urges all to recognise our collective responsibility to ensure the next European Parliament addresses the challenges faced by those affected by cancer.

  • May 22nd 2019 at 07:00

EU renewable electricity hopes get welcome jolt

By Sam Morgan

Fifty percent of the EU’s electricity will have to come from renewable energy sources by 2030 but the issue is more than just a matter of building more solar panels and wind turbines. The structure of Europe’s power grid will have to change.

The Brief, powered by WindEurope – Fat Balkan lies

By Georgi Gotev with Zoran Radosavljevic

There is a saying that “the biggest lies come before elections, during a war and after hunting”.

Manfred Weber, a late convert to environmentalism

By FrΓ©dΓ©ric Simon

Despite his Christian convictions, the lead candidate for the European People’s Party (EPP) at this week’s EU elections has remained remarkably silent on defining environmental issues such as climate change before suddenly changing gear at the end of his campaign.

Huawei: US founding fathers would be β€˜alarmed’ with Trump administration

By Samuel Stolton

The US founding fathers would be ‘alarmed’ by the recent actions of the Trump administration to restrict access to the American market for Chinese businesses, Huawei’s EU chief, Abraham Liu, said on Tuesday (21 April).

Fact-check: Do the polls indicate a win for Le Pen’s Rassemblement National?

By Aline Robert

Marine Le Pen's Rassemblement National and Emmanuel Macron's La République En Marche appear to be neck and neck in the European election polls but Macron's party still retains a statistical advantage. But media coverage appears to be hailing a possible victory for Rassemblement National, rather than for Macron's party. EURACTIV France reports.

EU socialists say Romania’s Victor Ponta is β€˜fully unreliable’

By Sarantis Michalopoulos

Romania’s former Prime Minister Victor Ponta, who has left the ruling Social Democratic Party (PSD) and formed his own ProRomania party, cannot be trusted as he changes his mind every week, a high-ranking EU socialist told EURACTIV.com.  

Joint horizon2020 workshop: TSO-DSO cooperation in flexibility market integration [Promoted content]

By EU-SysFlex

On 13 May 2019, EU-SysFlex organised the joint Horizon2020 workshop: TSO-DSO cooperation in flexibility market integration. A number of transmission and distribution system operators (TSOs and DSOs) presented their flexibility use cases and discussed large-scale integration of variable renewable electricity sources.

Transport Brief – Battery behemoth, train tweaks and scooter surge

By Sam Morgan

This is your weekly EURACTIV Transport Brief, the one port of call for all the news from the world of mobility and much more!

European vote in the UK: Silence is a mistake

By Stavros Papagianneas

Labour and the Tories will be equally to blame for not having challenged Nigel Farage, who is likely to be the big winner of the European elections in the UK, writes Stavros Papagianneas.

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