The European Commission has recently proposed a European Defence Fund to support Member States’ more efficient spending in joint defence capabilities, strengthen European citizens’ security and encourage a competitive and innovative industrial base.
As negotiations on the Digital Single Market continue to develop, MEPs are discussing new reforms which could see the internal market enter the digital sphere to topple persisting barriers to trade.
Turkey’s accession talks potentially frozen; countries urged for cooperation on defence; and Lux film prize awarded for Toni Erdmann, a dark German comedy.
Thanks to yet another collaboration between Maltese MEPs and KSU, a group of eighteen Junior College and University students were recently given the opportunity to visit the European Parliament in Brussels.
There has been much speculation about Turkey joining the European Union in 2022. To many, the inclusion Southeastern European country is seen as the beginning of a new era — an era which welcomes an overwhelming mosaic of different traditions and cultures, much broadening the EU’s perspective on tolerance and, strengthening the notion that we are “United in diversity.”
Two young women who survived ISIS awarded the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought; imposed limits on a fat industry; and a youth-directed budget for 2017.
Last Sunday, on the 30th of October, the EU and Canada signed the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA). The European Union describes this as a milestone for EU companies and entrepreneurs as the highly controversial trade deal offers the latter more and better business opportunities in Canada and support jobs in Europe, since the trade deal would simplify access to the Canadian market and vice versa.
A glimpse at victory for European youth has been supported by the European Parliament in Strasbourg with MEPs supporting the idea of free InterRail passes for 18 year-olds in an attempt to help the younger generation better discover Europe and all it has to offer