Among other ideas, the EU diplomats discussed the option of creating a certificate of security in the sphere of tourism under the provisional name “COVID-19 passport”, which would refer to the health status of the owner of the document, and enable him/her to travel to the EU and Schengen States.Read more . . .
Dual nationals – those holding the citizenship of both an EU Member State and a non-EU state- will also be included in the database, despite protests from international legal experts who argue that doing so will create two ‘tiers’ of EU citizenship and thus discriminate against dual nationals.Read more . . .
In 2015, a number of journalists and journalism associations requested access from the Parliament to documents relating to the subsistence allowances, travel expenses and parliamentary assistance allowances of Members of the European Parliament (‘MEPs’). Those requests were all refused by the Parliament, as were the confirmatory applications which followed them. The General Court confirms the Parliament’s refusal to grant access to documents relating to MEPs’ subsistence allowances, travel expenses and parliamentary assistance allowances.Read more . . .
The ‘Russian Threat’, the ideology driving the US and German offensive throughout Europe and the Caucuses, is a replay of the same doctrine which Hitler used to secure support from domestic industrial bankers, conservatives and right wing overseas collaborators among extremists in Ukraine, Hungary, Rumania and Bulgaria.Read more . . .
In place of the need to deepen democratic openness and accountability in EU the Council has entrenched a system of secrecy based on its discretion to decide whether and when to make documents public. The result is that the European legislature – the Council of the European Union and the European Parliament – meet in secret trilogues to decide over 80% of new laws going through the EURead more . . .
This article deals with the challenges and barriers that trade unions now face in the European Union. There are a number of structural barriers that the European Union as a supranational institution represents, as well as internal political-ideological barriers that prevent unions from fulfilling their role in the current situation. The most important developments that are challenging, as well as threatening, what many people call Social Europe will be described: attacks on public services, pensions, wages, and working conditions, as well as strong anti-democratic tendencies. But first, it is necessary briefly to address the role of social democracy in Europe today in light of its history.Read more . . .
How the EU subsidises Israel’s military-industrial complex Ben Hayes 6 March 2013 The EU is providing generous R&D (research and development) subsidies to Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), the state-owned manufacturer of Israeli ‘drones’ and other ‘battlefield solutions’. Some of the … Read more . . .
EU “determined” to support government in Bamako By Lénaïc Vaudin d’Imécourt | Europolitics, Monday 15 October 2012 The EU’s 27 foreign ministers agreed, on 15 October, that it was essential to assist the Malian government in regaining control of … Read more . . .
The EU Instrument for Stability: Blueprint for global intervention … Read more . . .
Europe as Empire: The Nature of the Enlarged European Union Jan Zielonka Jan Zielonka is Ralf Darhrendorf Fellow in European Politics at St. Antony’s College of the University of Oxford. He presented his new book by the same title … Read more . . .
Instrument for Stability – The EU’s response to some of today’s global threats Reference: MEMO/09/164 Brussels, 17/04/2009 Responding to threats posed by the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, terrorism and organised crime will remain a major security and … Read more . . .
G6-G8-Prum: Behind closed doors– policy-making in secret intergovernmental and international fora Policy-making in EU institutions has its problems when it comes to getting access to the documents (positions, proposals etc) which shape and influence the final text. But when it … Read more . . .
An Imperial Transatlantic Market by Jean-Claude Paye Jean-Claude Paye is a Belgian sociologist. He is author of Global War on Liberty (New York: TELOS Press, 2007). Translation by James H. Membrez. The process of establishing a transatlantic free trade area … Read more . . .
From The Sunday Times March 22, 2009 The Sunday Times interview with Vaclav Klaus, President of the Czech Republic Mr President, thank you for kindly agreeing to an interview with The Sunday Times. 1. Could you please elaborate on the … Read more . . .