Europe

Malta assumes the EU presidency with a pledge to “rEUnite”

Paris, January 2017 – On 1 January, Malta became the smallest EU Member State ever to take the rotating, six-month presidency of the European Council at a time when the Union is facing daunting political challenges posed by the refugee … More

Local and regional elected officials from 28 countries united against violent extremism

Rotterdam, Netherlands, 10 November 2016 – One hundred and thirty-one local elected officials and representatives of local authorities from 28 European countries gathered in Rotterdam for the Summit of Mayors for the “Alliance of European cities against violent extremism”, on … More

Efus at the annual meeting of the Civil Society Forum on Drugs

Brussels, November 2016 – Efus took part in the 11th annual meeting of the European Union’s Civil Society Forum on Drugs (CSF), a consultative group gathering representatives of civil society tasked with informing the EU’s policies on drugs, on 7-8 … More

Slovakia takes on the presidency of the EU at a time of unprecedented challenges

Paris, July 2016 – Slovakia (5.4 million inhabitants) took over from the Netherlands the rotating presidency of the European Union on 1st July at a time of unprecedented challenges following the ‘Brexit’ vote in Great Britain, which was to succeed … More

Migration and international security main priorities of the Dutch presidency of the Union’s Council

Migratory crises, risk of implosion of the Schengen system, terrorist threat, more questions about Britain’s future within the EU and the rule of law dispute with the new Polish government: the European Union is facing a series of crises at the beginning … More

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