EU warns Russia of military, financial and energy sanctions
Member states name possible economic sanctions as they demand full co-operation into investigation into the shooting down of Malaysian airliner over Ukraine.
The European Union today (22 July) threatened to limit Russia’s ability to raise funds on Europe’s financial markets and to buy energy and military equipment unless it helps ensure that international investigators gain unfettered access to the crash site of the Malaysian airliner shot down on Thursday.
Tim King and Toby Vogel give their thoughts on the national leaders' inability to come to a decision on the EU's top jobs.
Bretton Woods demonstrated that it takes a major crisis to produce a political dynamic of reform, write the professor of History at Princeton University and the director of the global economy programme at the Center for International Governance Innovation.
- Why pick on BNP Paribas?The fine against BNP was disproportionate – which was precisely the point, writes a professor from Harvard Law School.
- The cure to France's economic worriesFrance needs a more agile and open economy and cannot rely on the same growth model it has used before, writes a professor at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin.
Quote of the Week
People are frightened of reform. They see it as a threat and they worry about it. But we have to take risks in order to make Europe more competitive.Jean-Claude Juncker addresses MEPs after being approved as president of the European Commission on Tuesday (15 July).
The week in numbers
Profile of Turkey's Europe minister.
When a corruption probe dislodged Turkey’s minister for European affairs in December last year, his place in negotiations with the European Union was taken by Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu. The first Turk to preside over the Council of Europe’s Parliamentary Assembly, Çavuşoğlu comes to the table at a time when EU accession talks are unfrozen but not yet flowing freely.
People & Places
Nicole Fontaine was among those whose elevation to the honour of chevalier of the Légion d’Honneur, was announced to coincide with France’s Bastille Day celebrations. Fontaine was …
Exploring EU migration, including what the statistics reveal, how member states are reacting to migration and the need for an EU model to manage it.
- Is the EU experiencing a great migration crisis?
Europeans are unhappy with their governments’ migration policy, and many are blaming the EU.
- Is EU migration getting out of control?
- Tough immigration rules threaten economic growth
- Migration: what the polls are saying
- Finding a way to manage migration
- Why citizenship matters when it comes to migration
The figures on asylum and other forms of migration in the EU are dramatic, but are they still manageable?
Growing skill shortages and an ageing working force pose problems for growth within the European Union, while emerging economies will ramp up competition for talent and labour.
Opinion polls provide a snapshot of Europe's anti-immigration mood.
Trends and policies are converging, but no European model of management has yet emerged.
Rainer Bauböck, professor of social and political theory at the European University Institute in Florence, tells Toby Vogel why citizenship is an important factor in immigrant integration and outlines some recent changes to the concept of EU citizenship.
18 September 2014
The Crowne Plaza, Brussels, BE
Connected vehicles hold the promise of increased safety and security, better network efficiency, improved traffic management and reduced environmental impact. Car makers, mobile-network operators, insurers, IT solutions …
With: Pierre MASAI, Stefano FRATTA, Fotis Karamitsos, Klaus SCHIERHACKL, Arndt OHLER, Fabrizio CORTESI, Frans OP DE BEEK
Cyber-security in 2014
23 September 2014
Regulatory compliance, internal controls, crisis management... best practices to protect data and intellectual property
With: WIM BARTSOEN, DAVID CALLEBAUT, UDO HELMBRECHT, MATTHEW JOHNSON, Troels Oerting, JAAN PRIISALU, QUENTYN TAYLOR, Steve Wright, Simon TAYLOR