Category Archive: EU topics

Mar 02

Who’s who in the EU? – SCHULZ

 Quite often, EU institutions and EU terms are hidden behind names, abbreviations or even word plays. So, if you do not know the key personalities of the EU (Schulz, Tusk, Juncker, Mogherini, etc.) and the main concepts under discussion, you can hardly guess, what is actually meant by a newspaper headline. Look at the headline …

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Mar 01

EU&NEWS – Brexit will shock world economy, warns G20

 A potential British exit from the European Union would be a “shock” that ranks among rising downside risks and vulnerabilities for the world economy, G20 finance ministers said Saturday (27 February) after a meeting in China. While reading the article by Euractiv, find synonyms for the terms and expressions marked in red.   The issue, …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.euenglish.hu/2016/03/eunews-brexit-will-shock-world-economy-warns-g20/

Feb 24

Who’s who in the EU? – JUNCKER

 Quite often, EU institutions and EU terms are hidden behind names, abbreviations or even word plays. So, if you do not know the key personalities of the EU (Tusk, Juncker, Mogherini, etc.) and the main concepts under discussion, you can hardly guess, what is actually meant by a newspaper headline. Look at the headline below …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.euenglish.hu/2016/02/whos-who-in-the-eu-jean-claude-juncker/

Feb 01

Tusk – EU&Headlines – Guess!

 Quite often, EU institutions and EU terms are hidden behind names, abbreviations or even word plays. So, if you do not know the key personalities of the EU and the main concepts under discussion, you can hardly guess, what is actually meant by a newspaper headline. Look at the headline below by POLITICO. Do you …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.euenglish.hu/2016/02/tusk-euheadlines-guess/

Jan 22

EU&News – Europe on the v……………. of collapse? Interview with Soros

 In an interview with the New York Review of Books, billionaire financier George Soros has warned that the European Union is on the “v…………………………. of collapse” over the migrant crisis, which has seen more than a million migrants and refugees arrive in the region in 2015. Read the article by Yahoo!Finance and learn some useful …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.euenglish.hu/2016/01/eunews-europe-verge-collapse-interview-soros/

Jan 20

Who said it? Star Wars & EU Political Discourse Quiz

 Politicians seem to talk alike on the big screen and in real life. Here are some key expressions that you may often hear in political discourse in the news.   committee a ​group of ​people ​chosen to ​represent a ​larger ​organization Examples: the school development committee, Committee of the Regions council  a ​group of ​people …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.euenglish.hu/2016/01/who-said-it-star-wars-eu-political-discourse-quiz/

Jan 20

Who is the EU’s Foreign Policy Chief?

 Who is the EU’s foreign policy chief? Do you know? In this short video you can learn about the EU’s top diplomat and her job. It comes with a quick, interactive listening quiz to help you get the main ideas. INTERACTIVE QUIZ Practice listening for key information (gist) about the EU’s foreign policy chief. Type …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.euenglish.hu/2016/01/who-is-the-eus-foreign-policy-chief/

Jan 18

EU&Abbreviations

 While reading the news or working with EU texts you often may come across abbreviations of English or French (!) origin. EPSO, IATE, DG and COREPER are all terms that may occur not only in EU texts but also in other contexts related to the EU.  Our Quiz below helps you recognise the most frequent …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.euenglish.hu/2016/01/euabbreviations/

Jan 12

Follow the Headlines DaybyDay – EU Brexit

 On the average, five times as many people read the headline as read the body copy. When you have written your headline, you have spent eighty cents out of your dollar.  —David Ogilvy Indeed, headlines are arguably more important than the article itself… They need to be tricky, unique, creative, super-clickable, irresistible and even sexy:)  …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.euenglish.hu/2016/01/3876/

Jan 11

EU in 2016: Reports of death exaggerated?

 The EU is struggling with problems never experienced before, at least not in this measure. Some analysts and politicans have even been predicting its death. Is the situation that bad? And what to expect from this year? Read the article by Andrew Rettman at euobserver to know more about the big issues at EU level, …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.euenglish.hu/2016/01/eu-in-2016-reports-of-death-exaggerated/

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