The EU Journalism Fellowship blog

MINIMUM pricing plans for booze have come under fire from the Bulgarian Government. The 50p minimum unit price for alcohol was passed by MSPs in Holyrood earlier this year. But the Bulgarian Government has objected to the European Commission about the plans, which are expected to be given the go-ahead this month. The Bulgarian Government… » read more

Posted by Jennifer McKiernan

SCOTS will lose European Union membership if the country wins independence, according to EU policy bosses. Nationalists believe an independent Scotland would have no problem remaining in the European Union. But European Commission head of growth and jobs Olivier Bailly said on Tuesday the move would take the EU into uncharted waters. He said: “We… » read more

Posted by Jennifer McKiernan

By Nikos Chrysoloras Unlike previous economic crises, today we know what to do, how to do it, and when. We have the know-how, the experience from the past, as well as a rich body of helpful academic literature and detailed policy proposals. The fact that we don’t use these resources, demonstrates the leck of leadership… » read more

Posted by Nikos Chrysoloras

Two parallel realities

There is no better proof that my country is drifting away from the eurozone than the sharp difference between the prevalent mood in Brussels and Athens, in the aftermath of May 6th’s elections. While Europe was desperately trying to figure out how to react to the inconclusive result and the huge blow that pro-bailout parties… » read more

Posted by Nikos Chrysoloras

Der Bosporus als Grenze zwischen der “europäischen” und “asiatischen” Seite Istanbuls Kritische Stimmen waren 1963 nicht zu hören, als mit dem Assoziierungsabkommen von Ankara die politische Basis für einen möglichen Beitritts der Türkei zur EU gelegt wurde. Walter Hallstein, erster Vorsitzender der Europäischen Kommission (CDU) hat damals ohne wenn und aber festgestellt: „Die Türkei ist… » read more

Posted by Hanna Gieffers

In Deutschland zieht sich ein Riss durch die Atomlandschaft. Angela Merkel hat sieben Kraftwerken vorläufig den Stecker gezogen. Kein Wort mehr zu hören über eine mögliche Energielücke. Noch im Herbst letzten Jahres hat die Regierung Merkel den Ausstieg aus dem Ausstieg beschlossen und die Lebensdauer der 17 deutschen Meiler verlängert – und dies vertraglich abgesichert.… » read more

Posted by Hanna Gieffers

Almost halftime of the ‘Robert Bosch Journalism Fellowship Program’ for me – a good time to review and let you know how the work as a journalist looks like in the area of rond-point Schuman and Place Luxembourg, in the triangle of the Commission, the Council and the Parliament. First, taking a look at most… » read more

Posted by Hanna Gieffers

First Day: Frank Piplat (Director of European Parliament’s Information Offices in Germany), Bernd Hüttemann (General Secretary of European Movement in Germany), Carsten Lietz (Spokesperson of European Commission Representation in Berlin), Daniela Vincenti Mitchener (Managing Editor at EurActiv.com) and Michael Kaczmarek (Editorial Staff Member at EurActiv.de) Second Day: Dr. Martin Henkelmann (Head of Policy Coordination Unit… » read more

Posted by Daniel Tost

Berlin, January 24th-28th Fondation EurActiv and the Robert Bosch Stiftung launched an innovative journalist training program to help young journalists gain experience of European Union policies and online media. One week of training in Berlin, in cooperation with EurActiv Germany, will be followed by an internship with Fondation EurActiv. The winning journalists will spend up… » read more

Posted by Daniel Tost