Poland’s importation of coal from overseas reserves is an economic and environmental debacle, one that only makes sense in light of the EU’s environmental policies, which smothered coal mining for ‘green’ reasons.
A previous version of the draft legislation was condemned by the European Union and International Monetary Fund last year, but the Socialist-led government has continued to push the legislation forward.
An expert from an Austrian think-tank has predicted that European gas prices—despite already having skyrocketed across the continent following the onset of the Russo-Ukrainian war—may double or even triple by next year.
In keeping with the Conference on the Future of Europe, the EU seeks to take a lead in how children are educated about the EU, its history, and why it exists, and to develop an EU-wide and euro-centric approach to education.
Compared to the American economy, Europe is slow to get through the post-pandemic recovery, but these GDP numbers show that it is actually happening—almost everywhere, that is. The paltry numbers out of Germany, Italy, and Spain, three of the largest economies in Europe, tell us that these three countries have become a drag on the European economy.
Although this new minimum-wage agreement is not legally binding, it will in all likelihood be treated as such by the EU institutions. We can expect the price floor on labor to be frequently updated and rise regardless of whether businesses can afford it or not.
Europol’s chief has said that the massive quantity of weapons supplied to Ukraine by EU countries could end up flowing back into the bloc, warning that such a scenario could precipitate a level of street violence previously only seen in Latin America.
A misinformed ideal of humanitarianism has American and European ruling parties recklessly pushing open borders without considering the costs or long-term consequences—not just for the host country but also for the mass influx of immigrants.
Since its inception one year ago, the Conference on the Future of Europe has been widely regarded as little more than a thinly-veiled attempt by globalist eurocrats to secure additional power over the bloc’s decision-making processes.
The actual employment rates for young workers varies drastically across the EU. On average, the 27 member-state European Union had a 73.6% employment rate for the young workforce. The euro zone averaged 73.1%.
The Privacy Shield, struck down by the European Court of Justice in 2020, has now been replaced by a new data-sharing agreement between the U.S. and EU. How its implementation will ultimately fare, and whether it will arouse the scrutiny of European courts, remains to be seen.
A coalition of 36 MEPs spanning the entirety of the Left-Right spectrum have signed onto an initiative which, among other things, calls for the immediate resignation of EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, who’s accused of playing a central role in a “gigantic Covid-19 scientific fraud.”
While total government spending increased, total government revenue fell from 2019 to 2020. The decline of €247 billion was equal to 3.8% of 2019 revenue. A total budget deficit of €77 billion in 2019 widened to €921 billion in 2020.
The European Union’s Internal Market Commissioner Thierry Breton is drafting a new law to secure the European supply chain in both emergencies and normal market conditions. Some fear it will include measures that give the EU power to seize private property.
The main culprit for the drop in exports was a decrease in sales to the EU caused by both the COVID-19 pandemic and the new trade barriers with Europe. The UK lost 24% of its sales to the EU, worth £2.4bn.
President Macron wants the EU to reform budget rules to increase public-sector investments, which, he hopes, would lead to stronger economic growth and higher levels of employment. Macron’s vision is understandable, but his reforms are likely to defeat their own purpose.
Discriminating against Christians and banishing religion from the public sphere isn’t “a politically advantageous move since this attitude can push Catholics towards populist parties,” warns the Archbishop of Luxembourg.
The Social Democrats, Greens, and Free Democrats announced on Wednesday their plans for Germany’s transition to a green economy and other reforms that effectively mark the end of 16 years of government under Angela Merkel and her CDU. Social Democrat party leader Olaf Scholz is set to head the three-party coalition, along with the Greens and the Free […]
The European Commission, the executive arm of the European Union, said on Thursday that under no circumstances will the bloc negotiate with the Lukashenko regime over the future of migrants stranded along the Polish-Belarusian border.
Despite top officials within the French government having recently come out in opposition to the EU providing funds to Poland for the construction of its wall along the Belarusian border, President Emmanuel Macron claimed that France will push for action on the migration when it assumes the EU presidency at the beginning of next year.