The seven-year financial framework and the recovery budget of the European Union have been taken hostage by a bitter dispute over the rule of law. The European Parliament (EP) asserts itself as a guardian of EU values, imposing its requirements at last on the spending machinery of the Union. The declaration by the four leaders […]
On the 1st of July, Germany took over the rotating presidency of the EU Council. For some, and especially for the readers of the late sociologist Ulrich Beck, the significance of this might be questionable.