Fidesz quits the EPP: A new powershift in the European Parliament?

By Robin Vandendriessche On Wednesday the 8th of March 2021, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán delivered on his promise to quit the European People’s Party group (EPP Group) in the European Parliament after new rules were approved that would allow the center-right block to suspend or exclude members. The motion, clearly intended to deal withContinue reading “Fidesz quits the EPP: A new powershift in the European Parliament?”

EU Green Deal: Facts, Possibilities & Limitations

By George Kyrkos Going into the 3rd decade of the 21st century, and experiencing the warning climate change, the rapid implementation of the European Union “Green Deal” is becoming increasingly necessary. As presented by the European Commission at the end of 2019, the Green Deal was proposed as a sustainable development strategy with the mainContinue reading “EU Green Deal: Facts, Possibilities & Limitations”

Rule of law conditionality on the EU budget: a necessary step to protect democracy in the EU

By Erika Frontini On 5 November 2020, negotiators from the European Parliament and the German Presidency of the Council agreed on a mechanism to link the disbursement of money from the 2021-27 Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) and the Next Generation EU – the Union’s package for the post-COVID-19 recovery – to respect for the ruleContinue reading “Rule of law conditionality on the EU budget: a necessary step to protect democracy in the EU”

The last difficult step towards the EU budget

By Myriam Marino In a European scenario where countries are currently being heavily confronted with the second wave of the Covid-19 epidemics, the veto enacted by Poland and Hungary has represented an impasse, which had to be necessarily overcome, in the path towards the economic recovery of the EU States. The adversities encountered as aContinue reading “The last difficult step towards the EU budget”