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Prof. Dr  Wolfgang Schumann

21.09.2006: New member states too slow to spend EU aid - 0 views

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    The newest and poorest EU member states have spent only a quarter of the bloc's regional aid package put aside for them in 2004-2006, with Cyprus, the Czech Republic and Poland scoring the worst results. More...
Prof. Dr  Wolfgang Schumann

22.09.2006: Meeting EU Justice Ministers Tampere - 0 views

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    Germany and Ireland are gearing up for a collision with the European Commission and the Finnish EU presidency over plans to abolish the national veto on justice and policing at a justice ministers meeting on Friday.
Prof. Dr  Wolfgang Schumann

05.10.2006: Conclusions Amato-Group - 0 views

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    Members of a select group of EU politicians tackling the bloc's constitutional deadlock have told EUobserver they are open to changes to the EU constitution, welcoming the fact that French minister Sarkozy recently re-opened the debate on the charter. [.
Prof. Dr  Wolfgang Schumann

EU Politics Today - News Media Monitoring - 0 views

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    An excellent News-Portal, which allows monitoring EU-news either by politics-section, institution or country. Moreover it includes sections about the countries of the Western Balkans with in-depth information about important internal developments with imp
Prof. Dr  Wolfgang Schumann

BBC NEWS Inside Europe - 0 views

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    News and excellent background informations covering all aspects of European Union polity, politics and policies
Prof. Dr  Wolfgang Schumann

EUobserver.com - 0 views

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    The EUobserver.com is the largest online daily news site focused on the European Union.
Prof. Dr  Wolfgang Schumann

Former EU leaders call for 'political leap' in Europe - 0 views

  • Several former EU politicians have called for a "leap" on the European political scene to create enough impetus to see through institutional reform in the bloc by 2009.

    A joint declaration, published in Florence on Friday (17 November) urges member states to "get back on the path to reform of the European institutions."
Prof. Dr  Wolfgang Schumann

09.11.2006: Irish prime minister defends EU constitution - 0 views

  • Irish prime minister Bertie Ahern has spoken out against picking and choosing parts of the EU constitution saying it risks unravelling if member states simply take out the bits they like best.

    "This finely balanced package, once unravelled, will be impossible to put together again", the Irish leader told European Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso in Brussels on Wednesday (8 November).
Prof. Dr  Wolfgang Schumann

06.12.2006: EU constitution talks mainly between the governments of the memberstates - 0 views

  • EU member states are likely to deal with reviving the EU constitution alone, without involving "Brussels machinery", or else a solution will not be found in time for a 2009 deadline, according to Germany's ambassador to the EU, Wilhelm Schönfelder.
Prof. Dr  Wolfgang Schumann

05.12.2006: Majority voting in the third pillar? - 0 views

  • EU member states are still deeply divided over giving up their national veto in matters of counterterrorism and cross-border crimes, with the matter set to be discussed by EU leaders next week.

    Although just over half of EU justice and home affairs ministers meeting in Brussels on Monday (4 December) are against a push for scrapping the veto, Finland – the current holder of the EU presidency – will put the matter on the agenda at the 14-15 December summit.
Prof. Dr  Wolfgang Schumann

14.12.2006: EU-Gipfel zur Erweiterung, Justiz- und Innen- sowie Einwanderungs- und Asyl... - 0 views

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    Während sich Bulgarien und Rumänien auf ihren Beitritt zur EU am 1.
    Januar 2007 vorbereiten, soll auf dem EU-Gipfel, der vom 14. bis 15.
    Dezember 2006 stattfindet, ein Konsens unter den Mitgliedstaaten über
    die künftige Erweiterungsstrategie gefunden werden.
    Einen weiteren Schwerpunkt des EU-Gipfels wird Justiz und Inneres
    bilden. Die Staats- und Regierungschefs werden sich mit der Frage
    beschäftigen, wie die Entscheidungsfindung und Maßnahmen im Bereich der
    Freiheit, der Sicherheit und des Rechts verbessert werden können. Zur
    Debatte stehen zudem Wege zu einer gemeinsamen Einwanderungs- und Asylpolitik sowie die Einigung auf konkrete Maßnahmen, die 2007 umgesetzt werden sollen.
Prof. Dr  Wolfgang Schumann

13.12.2006: EP -> Parliament nations group gets more members - 0 views

  • Mid-term political shuffles in the European Parliament have given a major boost to a rightist nations group while the assembly's eurosceptic group has lost five of its members.
Prof. Dr  Wolfgang Schumann

09.01.2007: Conference for memberstates that have ratified the constitution - 0 views

  • EU states that have ratified the shelved European constitution must defend it with pride, say senior officials in Luxembourg and Spain ahead of a "friends of the EU constitution" conference in Madrid later this month.
Prof. Dr  Wolfgang Schumann

23.01.06: German Presidency wants EU Constitution deal by 2009 - 0 views

  • Presenting the presidency programme to the Parliament, German Chancellor Angela Merkel also made clear that institutional change was necessary before further enlargement.
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