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Analysis: Enlargement in the Balkans

Analysis: Enlargement in the Balkans

01/07/2013 - John O’ Brennan, Director of European Studies at the National University of Ireland Maynooth, asks if Croatia’s accession to the EU will encourage its neighbours to seek EU membership – or lead to enlargement fatigue.

Analysis: EU finding unity despite difficulties

Analysis: EU finding unity despite difficulties

14/06/2013 - An article in Swedish daily Dagens Nyheter argues that the economic crisis has pushed European countries to solve some divisive issues.

Policy: priorities for May European summit

Policy: priorities for May European summit

08/05/2013 - Commission calls for significant progress on completing the internal energy market and tackling growing tax fraud and evasion ahead of leaders’ meeting.

Analysis: Public trust in the EU drops to record low

Analysis: Public trust in the EU drops to record low

25/04/2013 - Euroscepticism is soaring as public confidence in the EU drops to an all-time low, according to a study of Eurobarometer polls.

Speech: more integration would boost European cooperation

Speech: more integration would boost European cooperation

22/04/2013 - European Commission President José Manuel Barroso said a ‘functional federalism’ would protect the European Union’s shared values and way of life.

Politics: European Economic and Social Committee wants to be more proactive

Politics: European Economic and Social Committee wants to be more proactive

18/04/2013 - The European Economic and Social Committee plans to be more proactive in engaging citizens in the debate on Europe's future and taking account of their views.

Online forum: vote on EU issues

Online forum: vote on EU issues

16/04/2013 - The ‘Debating Europe’ website has launched a new online forum to encourage people to debate topical issues with current MEPs and MEP candidates, and to vote in next year’s elections for the European Parliament.

Vote: Independence movements are internal state issues

Vote: Independence movements are internal state issues

12/04/2013 - Committee of the Regions says local and regional autonomy and independence movements are internal matters for EU countries.