2010*50Years of Traineeships at the European Commission*

2010*50Years of Traineeships at the European Commission*
*Creation since 2006. From Paris, France. Fondatrice du HUB UE, Morgane BRAVO* "United in diversity", that's the motto of the EU! *Mieux informer les citoyens UE! « So that Europe, as a global player, is not far from Europeans » * *Ancienne stagiaire ("Blue Book") de la Commission Européenne, au Secrétariat Général. Bruxelles* Présidente et Fondatrice du «Think Tank» Europe-Mexique.



Thursday, May 01, 2014

*Big Crunch Presidential Debate*

Big Crunch Presidential Debate 

Who will be the next president of the European Commission? And how will he -- or she -- deal with the big election issues, like mobility, energy and unemployment? With just weeks to go before the EU-wide election in May, Euranet Plus talk directly with the top candidates. On April 29, the presidential hopefuls came together to answer these questions and more, outlining their plans for the next five years.

- Jean-Claude Juncker (European People's Party),
- Ska Keller (European Green Party),
- Martin Schulz (Party of European Socialists) and
- Guy Verhofstadt (Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe)

- Brian Maguire
- Ahinara Bascuñana López

On Energy
All the candidates opposed an immediate introduction of fracking. Ska Keller (Greens) opposed any use of nuclear power and fracking for gas or oil in Europe. Calling fracking a dirty and unsafe technology she said Europes energy security was to be found in its own resources – renewable resources such as wind and solar energy.
Each of the candidates acknowledged a new energy mix was necessary, with only Jean-Claude Juncker (EPP) arguing that this should remain a matter for member states individually. Keller, Schulz and Verhofstadt each agreed that a European energy solution was necessary, though they differed as to how this should be achieved.
On Immigration
The key themes were movement within the Schengen area, the access of Bulgaria and Romania to the Schengen zone; the free movement of European citizens; and the sharing of the immigration burden. Martin Shulz argued that Europe lacked a coherent immigration law. By creating a clear immigation framework, he said, much progress could be made in balancing Europes immigraton issues. All candidates agreed that immigration was necessary for the maintenance of a prosperous economy, though they diverged when it came to explaining how immigration and migration across Europe could be funded and how benefit tourism could be avoided.
Link : http://euranetplus-inside.eu/big-crunch-presidential-debate-on-april-29/

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