Will Ireland be Europe’s Big Brother?

Will Ireland be Europe’s Big Brother?

by Editor | Posted on 28 Jun 2019 in Vulcan Insight

The Irish Regulatory Watchdog, Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI), have announced new powers to tackle harmful video content online. Dublin is home to the European Headquarters of Facebook, Twitter and Google and under new proposals being considered by the government, BAI will be responsible for regulating harmful video content. In the past number of months, […] Read more...

EU summit ends without agreement on top jobs

EU summit ends without agreement on top jobs

Posted on 21 Jun 2019 in Vulcan Insight

Leaders from the EU met in Brussels for a two-day summit in a bid to nominate the next president of the European Commission, as well as fill other key political posts. Negotiations over the top jobs have proved particularly complex in the aftermath of the recent European elections which resulted in the centrist coalition of […] Read more...

Renew Europe and Socialists select new leaders

Renew Europe and Socialists select new leaders

Posted on 21 Jun 2019 in Vulcan Insight

Renew Europe, the new name for the liberal group in the European Parliament, elected former Romanian Prime Minister and EU Agriculture Commissioner Dacian Cioloș as its leader. Cioloș had won the endorsement of French President Emmanuel Macron’s Renaissance delegation along with Ciudadanos, the Spanish liberal party.  He was elected with 64 votes against the 42 […] Read more...

Can Boris be hunted?

Can Boris be hunted?

Posted on 21 Jun 2019 in Vulcan Insight

After five rounds of voting, multiple hustings and two televised tv debates, Conservative MPs have chosen Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt as the two candidates who will go before party members in a bid to become the new Leader and most likely, the next Prime Minister. The elimination of International Development Secretary Rory Stewart and […] Read more...

European Commission Vice President Dombrovskis nominated once again

European Commission Vice President Dombrovskis nominated once again

by Editor | Posted on 14 Jun 2019

Valdis Dombrovskis, the current Vice President of the European Commission for the Euro and Social Dialogue, in charge of Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union and a former Prime Minister of Latvia from 2009 – 2014, announced this week that he had been nominated for a second term as Latvia’s European Commissioner. Dombrovskis […] Read more...

Macron reiterates support for a Merkel Presidency in bid to stop Weber

Macron reiterates support for a Merkel Presidency in bid to stop Weber

by Editor | Posted on 14 Jun 2019

In a bold, if unsurprising, move French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday told reporters that he would back German Chancellor Angela Merkel for European Commission president. Asked how he feels about the ongoing jostling for EU top jobs, Macron said: “Europe needs strong personalities, it needs people with personal credibility and skills to fill the positions.” Macron […] Read more...

Italy determined to avoid EU disciplinary action over budget violations

Italy determined to avoid EU disciplinary action over budget violations

by Editor | Posted on 14 Jun 2019

The effects of the eurozone crisis continue to be felt in Italy, as the country remains burdened with high public debt, low growth and a fragile banking sector. On Wednesday of this week, the EU issued the excessive deficit procedure (EDP) which acts as a formal warning and is the first in a number of steps that […] Read more...

Gang of 6 to meet over top EU posts

Gang of 6 to meet over top EU posts

Posted on 07 Jun 2019 in Vulcan Insight

After almost two weeks since millions of voters went to the polls across the European Union, citizens are no less clear on who will become the next President of the European Commission. Six EU leaders from the three main political parties will meet today, Friday, to discuss who should take up the key Commission post. […] Read more...

Finland Pledges Carbon Neutrality Ahead of EU Presidency

Finland Pledges Carbon Neutrality Ahead of EU Presidency

Posted on 07 Jun 2019 in Vulcan Insight

As Finland prepares to take over the rotating EU presidency from next month, the country’s new left leaning government said on Monday that it will aim to cut its carbon emissions completely by 2035. After lengthy talks following April’s general election, Finland agreed on a new five-party government which has pledged to increase public spending […] Read more...

Tories change rules to leadership race

Tories change rules to leadership race

Posted on 07 Jun 2019 in Vulcan Insight

The influential 1922 Committee of Conservative backbench MPs have changed the rules governing the party leadership race after at least 13 candidates put themselves forward to replace Theresa May. Up until now, candidates had only required the support of two fellow MPs in order to be on the first ballot. However, the party has now […] Read more...

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