Category Archive: European Union

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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Permanent link to this article: https://www.euenglish.hu/2016/03/whos-who-in-the-eu-schulz/

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 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/

Jan 04

News&English – Angela Merkel’s Year of Living Dangerously

 In 2015, Angela Merkel evolved from Germany’s measured voice of reason into Europe’s voice of compassion. Loved and loathed (=hated), the German chancellor heads towards a tumultuous (=busy) 2016. Read the article by Matthew Karnitschnig in POLITICO along with some key terms explained in red and further expressions marked in green. Then take our Comprehension …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.euenglish.hu/2016/01/newsenglish-angela-merkels-year-of-living-dangerously/

Nov 22

Mea Culpa – Paris attacks show flawed use of Schengen rules?

 A ‘mea culpa’ emerged from the emergency meeting on security matters on Friday (20 November), as EU member states acknowledged they did not use all the tools at their disposal to address the terrorist threats. Read the EurActiv.com article by Jorge Valero along with some key expressions to know. Questions for You: Which expression is used to …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.euenglish.hu/2015/11/mea-culpa-paris-attacks-show-flawed-use-of-schengen-rules/

Nov 18

Eurotariff – Roaming prices to be cancelled?

 Did you forget to switch off the automatic updates on your smartphone? You don’t need to worry about accidentally running up a huge bill: unless you agree differently with your operator, the cost of your data roaming is automatically capped. Moreover, roaming charges will cease to exist in the EU as of 15 June 2017. …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.euenglish.hu/2015/11/eurotariff-roaming-prices-to-be-cancelled/

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