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Romanians elect a new president in atmosphere of scandal

On Sunday, Romanian citizens will chose their next President from 14 candidates, many of which have done little, if anything, to promote themselves or their proposals and programs. EurActiv Romania reports. This is the first...more »


After recognising Palestine, Swedish legislators spar

One day after the Swedish government officially recognised the state of Palestine, members of the Parliament, Riksdagen, disagreed on whether this decision was right or "immature". The leftist government, which took office only a...more »


Barroso’s spokespeople say goodbye, Juncker team prepares to take over

The team of the outgoing European Commission's spokespeople said an emotional ‘goodbye’ to the Brussels press corps today, pending the commencement on Monday (3 November) of a revamped service working for the Juncker...more »


Italy names Paolo Gentiloni new foreign minister

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi on Friday named Paolo Gentiloni, a former communications minister, to be his new foreign minister after Federica Mogherini stepped down this week to become the European Union's new top...more »


Data protection tops the Commission's agenda

The ever-expanding flow of information, cloud computing and powerful search engines all come with the risk that personal data may fall into the wrong hands. A legislative package to improve the protection of European Union...more »


Reasons to be optimistic, despite modest EU climate targets

The EU's targets for emissions cuts, energy efficiency and renewables, agreed by EU leaders last week, were a disappointment, says Joris den Blanken. But there are reasons for hope that truly ambitious EU position can be set out...more »


The EU’s unsresolved issue of the Russian embargo against Lithuania’s oil refinery

Many have correctly perceived the 8 year-old oil embargo against the Lithuanian oil refinery Orlen Lietuva as Moscow’s political vendetta against Vilnius. Nonetheless, the complete picture is more complex, writes Agnia Grigas.more »

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