The French government intends to introduce rent control. Cécile Duflot, the newly appointed Minister of Territorial Equality and Housing in the Ayrault Cabinet, wants to draw on the German rent control system.
With their recent electoral successes in Sweden and Germany, European Pirate Parties are becoming more visible on the political scene in their respective countries. They are hoping to present a joint list at the next European elections. But how many are they?
The European Union has a policy of promoting university foreign-exchange programmes within the community. But now, austerity is also on the agenda. Host countries are wondering if they can afford scholarships for young Europeans who plan to go home as soon as they complete their degrees.