Patrick Gomes: practical diplomat

The campaign has begun for a successor to the Cotonou Agreement, the treaty which frames the relationship between the European Union and the 79 states in the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group. Patrick Gomes, who becomes the ACP’s secretary-general on 1 March, thus becomes the man charged with making its case over the next five years of demanding negotiations.

People & Places

MEP sets sights on regional parliament

Teresa Rodríguez, a Spanish far-left MEP and member of the anti-establishment Podemos party, is leaving the European Parliament to fight for the presidency of the regional parliament …

A much-awaited strategy on completing the EU's energy union will be adopted next week. This special report looks at the obstacles the EU faces in its quest for energy harmony.

  • A high-energy proposal?
  • The European Commission’s forthcoming strategy on energy union will be an indication of the Commission’s ambition and commitment.

  • Imagining an EU energy union
  • There are many issues the European Commission will have to address if it is to achieve its ambitions of cross-border co-operation on energy.


European Food Safety Summit

24 March 2015

Paris, FR

Improving business performance and securing the global supply chain from farm to fork.

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Creating Europe's digital highways

Creating Europe’s digital highways: Competition, innovation and investment in high-speed broadband

24 March 2015

Résidence Palace, Brussels, BE

The debate will focus on whether there is sufficient competition in the European telecoms market, whether planned policy initiatives will boost or reduce the level of competition and how this affects innovation and investment.


With: Andrus Ansip, Marvin Ammori, Steven Tas, Mario Mariniello