The 2014 European elections and the European Parliament in five minutes flat!
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The 2014 European elections and the European Parliament in five minutes flat!

In one month, the 2014 European elections will be held, a very important election in the current political context we know today. The campaign has just started and most of our co-citizens still do not know how the Members are elected and how the Parliament, the only multinational institution democratically elected in the world, works. … Continue reading

Green Dany’s goodbye
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Green Dany’s goodbye

On this week, the European Parliament hold its last plenary session in Strasbourg, before the next May elections. Three emblematic MEPs have said goodbye to the Strasbourg hemicycle during this session: Joseph Daul, EEP group leader, Hannes Swodoba, S&D group leader and especially Daniel Cohn-Bendit, EFA/Greens co-leader. I couldn’t end this week without dealing with … Continue reading

Schulz, the challenger
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Schulz, the challenger

Martin Schulz has been confirmed by the Party of European socialists (PES) as candidate for the European Commission presidency which will be renewed in autumn 2014. This is not a surprise really insofar so as the current European Parliament chairman and the former PES than Socialist and Democrat group leader from 2004 to 2012 was … Continue reading

“Act, react, impact”
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“Act, react, impact”

The European Parliament kicked off at the Paris information office its campaign for the May 2014 elections, on the last 17th of September. This is already very important elections in a context dominated by a stronger and stronger euro-scepticism and a legitimistic query of the citizens regarding the European integration and its benefits. These queries … Continue reading

The strange Barroso-bashing
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The strange Barroso-bashing

Divorce seems to be consummated between France (its national leaders rather) and José Manuel Barroso, the current president of the European Commission. Indeed, Claude Bartolone, French National Assembly Speaker, recently declared in Le Parisien, ex-Portugal’s Prime minister was an outdated man. Some days before, Arnaud Montebourg, minister of Industry, even compared Barroso with Marine Le … Continue reading