MEPs adopt greener funds for regional development and cooperation

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Parliament adopted on Wednesday three EU funds to strengthen the EU’s economic, social and territorial cohesion with a total of 243 billion euro. The so-called “cohesion package” comprises the European Territorial Cooperation Goal (Interreg), the European Regional Development Fund and Cohesion Fund, as well […]

Fight against organised crime: New 5-year strategy for boosting cooperation across the EU and for better use of digital tools for investigations

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission is presenting a new EU Strategy to tackle Organised Crime, focusing on boosting law enforcement and judicial cooperation, tackling organised crime structures and high priority crimes, removing criminal profits and ensuring a modern response to technological developments. Organised crime groups continue to develop and evolve, as shown by their rapid adaptation to the coronavirus pandemic, for example […]

EU-UK relations: MEPs approve rules to ensure Eurotunnel safety and cooperation

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Parliament supports legislation that aims to ensure the tunnel railway connecting continental Europe and the UK continues to operate safely and efficiently. MEPs endorsed on Thursday two proposals concerning the Channel Tunnel with the goal to maintain the same set of rules governing the […]

To Fight the Pandemic, Put Trust and Cooperation Before Politics

This article was published first at The European Sting and was written by the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary and Head of Mission of the People’s Republic of China to the European Union, His Excellency Mr. Zhang Ming. The opinions expressed in this article belong to our distinguished writer. This spring is never going to be […]

Future EU-UK relations: EU is offering ‘cooperation of an unprecedented nature’

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Statement by David McAllister, Chair of the European Parliament’s UK Coordination Group, on the publication of a draft legal agreement on the future EU-UK partnership. ”I welcome the fact that the European Commission has transmitted to the United Kingdom a draft agreement on a […]

Why cooperative and competitive federalism is the secret to India’s success

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Amitabh Kant, NITI Aayog Competitiveness is an idea that has stood the test of time. From early macroeconomic ideas of comparative advantage and competitive advantage, our understanding of the determinants of competitiveness has evolved considerably. More recently, the concept […]

Italy should boost spending and strengthen cooperation and integration of employment services to help more people into work

Mr Giuseppe CONTE, Italian Prime Minister. Copyright: European Union Event: Special meeting of the European Council (Art. 50) This article is brought to you in association with OECD. Italy should boost spending and cooperation at national and regional levels as part of broader efforts to help more people into work and reduce the country’s high unemployment […]