Security of 5G networks: EU Member States complete national risk assessments

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Following the Commission Recommendation for a common European approach to the security of 5G networks, 24 EU Member States have now completed the first step and submitted national risk assessments. These assessments will feed into the next phase, a EU-wide risk assessment which will be completed by […]

Member States agree to Commission proposal to support Irish beef producers impacted by market uncertainty

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. EU Member States today agreed to a proposal from the European Commission to make €50 million available to Irish beef farmers, which can be matched by national funds to reach a maximum of €100 million. The establishment of the fund reflects the Commission recognition […]

EU Member States test their cybersecurity preparedness for free and fair EU elections

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Parliament, EU Member States, the Commission and the EU Cybersecurity Agency tested the EU’s response to and crisis plans for potential cybersecurity incidents affecting EU elections. The objective of the exercise, which took place today in the European Parliament, was to test how effective […]

Welfare of transported animals: MEPs urge EU states to do a better job

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The EU and its member states must enforce existing rules on protecting transported animals better and penalise all offenders, the Agriculture Committee said on Thursday. In a resolution, adopted by 22 votes in favour to 12 against, with four abstentions, the Agriculture Committee reiterated […]

EU fundamental rights under threat in several member states

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The European Parliament denounces gender violence and discrimination, breaches of rule of law and hate speech in its assessment of fundamental rights in the EU in 2017. In a non-legislative resolution adopted on Wednesday with 390 votes to 153 and 63 abstentions, MEPs call […]

“Cyber security is a shared responsibility: stop, think, connect”, a Sting Exclusive by EU Commissioner Gabriel

This cutting-edge article on Cybersecurity was exclusively written for The Sting by the European Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society, Ms Mariya Gabriel. The opinions expressed hereby belong to our distinguished writer. Most of us in Europe are fortunate to live in a world that is safe. From the food we eat to the homes we live […]

EU Summit/Migration: Parliament calls for joint solutions based on solidarity

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. MEPs urge EU leaders to work out a solution to the current impasse on migration and asylum and stress their readiness to start talks to reform existing rules. Ahead of a crucial European Council, during which EU leaders will discuss how to best deal […]

Assembly of European Regions @ European Business Summit 2014: The European regions on the path to recovery

  Written by Marian-Constantin Vasile, President of AER Committee on ‘Economy and Regional development’ The European Union is emerging from a lasting crisis. This longest-ever recession seems to end, while the EU28 GDP grew by 0,2 in the third quarter of 2013. The upturn in business sentiment and confidence indicators suggests that structural reforms, macroeconomic governance […]

Court of Auditors: EU budget money is there to be spent not to create value

The European Court of Auditors, the independent audit institution of the EU, today signed off the 2012 EU Budget, but it added a lot of asterisks and remarks over the Union’s payments for last year, singling out inappropriate, ineligible and illegal spending. A first and general comment by the ECA is that “Looking at the […]

EU economic governance: More exploitation for the weaker countries

Last Tuesday 15 October was the last day the 28 EU member states, and more so the 18 Eurozone countries, had to submit to the Commission for approval their draft budgets for 2014. It is the first time that the European Union member states and more particularly the euro area countries, before presenting their state […]