In a European Union hit by an economic crisis as never before in its history, the Parliament is the only institution directly elected by the European citizens. For this reason the European elections in May 2014 have been a unique moment for strengthening – through participation – the European political project.

Through BeEu, Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso and 7 other media partners in 6 European countries (Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Greece, Romania and Slovenia) wish to contribute to reinforcing European citizenship by producing information and stimulating debate on the activities and decisions of the Parliament, the house we share, and on the most crucial themes for Europe's future: migration, sustainability, rights and enlargement. 

BeEu is a way to approach the European Parliament and understand its policies for the future of our Europe.

17 December 2014

Geothermal energy lands in the Balkans, saving money on bills and curbing global warming. An interview with Marco Meggiolaro, coordinator of the LEGEND project

24 November 2014

Is the European Neighbourhood Policy responsible for the crisis in Ukraine? Have your say and comment the opinions of two MEPs, Jacek Saryusz-Wolski and Helmut Scholz


6 November 2014

The EU is struggling to save the credibility of its Kosovo mission, but is walking on thin ice. Our report

3 October 2014

The European Parliament is running the hearings of the members of the new Juncker Commission. Johannes Hahn will be responsible for enlargement and neighbourhood policies. An analysis

30 September 2014

Despite the crisis, years of investment have led to the construction of 139 wind farms. Greece's wind is today one of the most attractive energy resources in Europe, and the trend is likely to continue

15 September 2014

Increasing the production of electricity from renewable sources: this is one of the objectives that the EU Member States must achieve by 2020. Croatia has been slowing down its program and might be sanctioned by Brussels

5 September 2014

The mysterious sturgeon, an indicator of the river's health, is at risk. Bulgaria, Romania and the WWF strive to protect it

22 July 2014

Dysfunctional politics, institutional crisis, banking fever. This is the image of Bulgaria after last May's European vote. Our report

4 June 2014

The EU elections confirmed traditional electoral trends in Cyprus, with a record level of abstention and two seats each for the two main Greek-Cypriots parties. Controversies mounted about thousands of Turkish-Cypriots citizens not allowed to vote

3 June 2014

Crushing defeat for the Social Democrats of Prime minister Milanović. The HDZ, currently in opposition, ranks first party in the country

2 June 2014

Alexis Tsipras' radical left (SYRIZA)is the winner of the European elections in Greece. Yet, despite the defeat, conservative prime minister Samaras rejected the request for early elections and is preparing for a government reshuffle

30 May 2014

The environmentalist party ORaH, born just six months ago, managed to rank third in the European elections in Croatia with 9.4%. The celebrations at the headquarters and the preparations for the upcoming 2015 political elections

Online Debate

Renewable Energy in the Balkans

[2014] The energy issue is high on the agenda of the European debate. The Balkans are often mentioned as a gateway, the one European region that can become an ideal host for corridors and pipelines. But, what about the internal production of energy from renewable sources in South East Europe? This dossier, produced in the frame of the BeEU project , analyses what is at stake and the current positioning of green energy in some of the region's EU member States

The Environment Protection in a New Europe

[2014] In many Balkan countries in these years environmental movements have been struggling to defend common goods. Are these protests creating a new idea of Europe? Our dossier

The European vote

The citizens of the European Union have expressed their choice between 22 and 25 May renovating the EU Parliament. In our dossier the poll results in Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia, Greece, Romania and Slovenia

European elections 2014

[2014] From 22 to 25 May the European citizens will choose the next MEPs. For the first time, these elections will also help to determine who the president of the European Commission will be. Our dossier in the frame of the BeEU project, with a special focus on the South East Europe member states


Media partners

Courrier des Balkans  (France)

The main French on-line news provider on South East Europe

Dilema Veche  (Romania)

Romania's main weekly, focusing on culture and social issues. It has both a paper and on-line version

H-Alter  (Croatia)

Independent on-line news provider, with a special focus on civil society

Radio Capodistria  (Slovenia)

The radio of the Italian community in Slovenia and Croatia

Unimondo  (Italy)

Information on civil society in Italy and abroad, part of the OneWorld network

La Nuova Ecologia (Italy)

Voice of the Italian environmentalism, it is a monthly magazine of the Legambiente association

Slow Food (Italy)

The journal of the association that defends and promotes on a global level good, clean and fair food

The project "BeEU - 8 Media outlets for 1 Parliament" is funded by the European Union