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This story about European Commission plans for a communications revolution was published by EurActiv on 30th August 2010. The European Commission’s communication strategy is undergoing structural change in a re-branding centred on President José Manuel Barroso, increased centralisation of public communications, a new organisational chart and a key reshuffle of top officials, a person close… » read more

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This story about the anti-fraud commissioner investigating cigarette smuggling was published by EurActiv on 30th August 2010. Cigarette smuggling and fake designer goods will top the agenda when Europe’s Anti-Fraud Commissioner Algirdas Šemeta meets Chinese officials in Shanghai this week. The commissioner told EurActiv the EU has an “enormous problem” with illegal goods entering the… » read more

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This story about Europeans losing faith in the EU was published by EurActiv on 27th August 2010. Just 42% of Europeans say they trust the European Union, according to a new opinion poll, down six percentage points in just six months. The survey also found that fewer than half of Europe’s citizens see their country’s… » read more

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This story about the speaking rights of Catherine Ashton at the UN was published by EurActiv on 26th August 2010. European Council and Commission representatives yesterday (24 August) confirmed reports that the United Nations is to grant the EU the right to speak in the body’s General Assembly ahead of its 64th session, which starts… » read more

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This article about the future of EU cohesion policy was published by EurActiv on 24th August 2010. The future of the EU’s cohesion policy – which is currently being discussed in Brussels – is likely to divide member states, as some are said to be pushing for the re-nationalisation of European pro-employment funding while others… » read more

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This story about the expulsions of Roma from France was published by EurActiv on 19th August 2010. The European Commission is following very closely France’s dealings with its Roma, who the authorities are planning to expel in groups, Commission representatives said yesterday (18 August), after being asked by the Brussels press whether the expulsions were… » read more

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