Commission response to troika report falls short

15 Sep 2014, keywords :
The European Commission recently responded to the European Parliament’s report on the actions and social impact of the troika (ECB, European Commission and IMF) operations with regard to euro area programme countries. The verdict? The report falls short... Read more

Bad timing for citizens to be rejected on TTIP

12 Sep 2014
The European Commission this week threw out a proposal for a European Citizens Initiative organised by the campaign group “STOP TTIP”. CESI Secretary General Klaus Heeger warns of the signals this sends out.

TiSA: the threat to public services by the backdoor

11 Sep 2014, keywords :
Following a hearing on TTIP in the Luxemburgish Parliament, CESI President Romain Wolff sees TTIP as a distraction to another important trade agreement, the Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA). Here, Mr Wolff warns of a threat to public services by the... Read more

Juncker’s Commission: the people behind the portfolios.

10 Sep 2014, keywords : ,
With the Commissioners assigned to individuals, there is welcome news for social dialogue. A new Vice President for the Euro and Social Dialogue and a Commissioner for Employment and Social Affairs indicates the Juncker may live up to his promise to be... Read more

The Juncker Game: the pieces are in place, but do the players know the rules?

10 Sep 2014, keywords :
Jean-Claude Juncker, president designate of the European Commission, has revealed (10 September) his much-awaited portfolio designation among the future potential College of Commissioners. With different political priorities and various project teams... Read more