Issue 389 | 28 April 2014
Scottish independence, eHealth week, bioeconomy strategy and more...
Scotland’s first minister Alex Salmond kicks off our Scottish independence feature by saying that his “ancient European country… has a great future as an independent and equal member of the 21st century family of European nations”. “Continued membership of Europe is central to our vision of an independent Scotland,” writes Salmond, adding that Scotland’s membership will surely be accepted in an "EU which is true to the union’s founding ideals”. Salmond is also critical of the “virulent Euroscepticism” affecting the UK’s government and underlines than an independent Scotland would be “an enthusiastic, engaged and committed contributor” to the European project.
Theresa May has been urged to be bold and ambitious in her speech on Brexit in Italy on Friday.
Two years after her decision to welcome thousands of refugees into Germany, Angela Merkel has completely shut the topic out of her electoral campaign, writes Jo Leinen.
European Parliament President Antonio Tajani has urged UK Prime Minister Theresa May to use her major Brexit speech in Florence on Friday to “come clean” with the British public about how much...
The EU must 'take the lead' in tackling alcohol-related harm, writes Mariann Skar.
As presidency candidates call for 'new start', very few concrete plans are being put forward on 'Europe's youth', says Patrik Kovács.
Who is controlling the counter-narratives to extremism? This is the question that many EU policymakers want answered, argues Tehmina Kazi.