The Corona crisis offers Europe an unprecedented opportunity - nestled within the spectre of global upheaval are new economic and political possibilities. Ones that can lift us out of crisis and prepare us to tackle an even bigger challenge: Climate change. Read more "Why the Corona crisis should boost the Green Deal"
The debate over Europe’s collective future has reached a critical level. Three countries oppose 'coronabonds', while thirteen see them as essential. The Eurogroup’s President told Investigate Europe: “We cannot let this health crisis morph into a deep and protracted economic and financial crisis.” Read more "Europe divided over ‘Coronabonds’"
The Council of the European Union: 28 Governments. 150 committees. Unnamed diplomats. Secret negotiations. Thousands of paragraphs written into the laws that govern our lives. That's why we've launched a new project to investigate the Council of the European Union. Read more "Secrets of the Council"
Doctors and UN experts call for an end to the psychological torture of Julian Assange amid contrived espionage charges. What is happening to him is not only a terrible injustice, it’s a major threat to the freedom of the press and something all journalists should be concerned about. Read more "Jailing of Assange: An attack on press freedom"
Does politics in Eastern Europe mean wide support for authoritarian parties and governments? Not if you take a look at recent developments. We challenge assumptions in our latest column about a ‘Summer of Democracy’ from which the rest of Europe could take some lessons on spirit and courage. Read more "Summer of democracy in Eastern Europe"
The leaders of the European Union guide democracy in name only. In practice, they constantly override it and violate fundamental democratic norms on a grand scale. The anti-democratic practices in the Council of the EU, also known as the Council of Ministers, are a real scandal. IE-member Harald Schumann is convinced: Anyone who follows the passage of legislation in the EU, and in particular the means by which monetary union is controlled, must come to this conclusion. Read more "Legislation from closed chambers – how (un)democratic is the EU?"