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Citizen for sale

Austrian vice-chancellor and Steve Bannon in Paris demonstrated once again that extreme-right leaders are here for the money – not for the people The leader of extreme-right party FPÖ and vice-chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache had to…


Paris warms up to Vestager

Paris is warming up to the ALDE candidate after Barnier announced he would vote for Les Républicains. The competition commissioner is Brussels’s sweetheart. She is strong and resolute, she has contributed to revive the EU’s…


The race for EU top jobs is open

Barnier, Verhofstadt, Weidmann, Borrell: there are already candidates for the EU top jobs. It’s too early, OK. But one way to spark citizen vote for European election would be to tell them about what’s going…


So long, ‘Spitzenkandidaten’!

Macron has been willing to destroy the Spitzenkandidaten system to push his own people. But Orban is the one who definitely killed it. It did happen back in 2014, with Jean-Claude Juncker. But this time…



The flash campaign, a poker bet of Macron’s team

French citizens show little interest for EU issues and most of the 33 lists for the European elections call for a vote against Macron. The three weeks campaign might prove challenging. The previous government spokesman…



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