#DaphneCaruanaGailizia – European Parliament agrees to new prize for investigative journalism

The Bureau of the European Parliament on 16 December decided to create a prize for investigative journalism named after the murdered Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia (pictured). MEPs supported the creation of a prize in 2019 in their resolution of 15 November 2017 on the Rule of Law in Malta. The decision comes as court proceedings in […]

#Brexit – ‘We are ready to start the next phase, to defend and promote Europe’s interests’ #EUCO

  The decisive victory by the British Conservatives in yesterday’s general election was widely and enthusiastically welcomed by European leaders attending today’s (13 December) European Council. Luxembourg’s Prime Minister Xavier Bettel said that they welcomed the certainty that the election provided and said that it had been difficult when things had been agreed in Brussels, […]

‘No one must be left behind’: #Climate and #EUBudget showdown at EU summit

European leaders rallied in Brussels on Thursday (12 December) at a Council summit where talk will focus on two major issues: the bloc’s budget and climate change, writes Matthew Holroyd. This December Council, which will continue on Friday (13 December), is the first summit for the new leaders of the European institutions, EU Commission President […]

#Beijing2022 Winter Games organizer recruits volunteers globally

The Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics organizer plans to recruit 27,000 volunteers for the Winter Games and 12,000 volunteers for Winter Paralympic Games by the end of June 2021. The plan was announced at Beijing 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games Launch Ceremony for Global Recruitment of Games Volunteers in Beijing on Thursday, December 5, which […]

‘The risk of #Brexit happening without a ratified deal still exists’ Phil Hogan 

European Commissioner for Trade, Phil Hogan Speaking at his first event in Ireland as the European Commissioner for Trade (6 December), Phil Hogan addressed what he described as the ‘seemingly endless’ question of Brexit, as well as other pressing trade issues.   Hogan is hoping that next week’s UK general election will provide clarity and […]

#Huawei ‘is a trusted ally of Europe’

In response to the opinion piece by US Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo published today (2 December) in Politico Europe Huawei issues the following statement: “Huawei categorically rejects the defamatory and false allegations spread by the government of the United States. These are malicious and well-worn accusations. All they do is to undermine the […]