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Guest blog post by Robin Sclafani, Director, CEJI – A Jewish Contribution to an Inclusive Europe. First published November 28, 2016. We all know people who are the victims of hate crimes and hate speech. They are people of colour. Perhaps from another country or ethnicity. Or with a distinctive religion. Maybe they are disabled… » read more

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On 6th December 2016 the Coalition Against Illicit Trade (CAIT) launched its second White Paper at the EurActiv panel discussion event hosted by Catherine Stupp on the subject of ‘Enhancing Traceability to Combat Counterfeiting and Illicit Trade’. The paper’s focus on ‘Governance and Data Management for Cross-border Tracking, Tracing and Authentication Systems to combat Illicit… » read more

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Guest blog post by Noel Orsat, Secretary General, Via Charlemagne. Un précurseur étonnement moderne façonnant une Europe qui fut un creuset* favorisant une éclosion mille ans plus tard En effet il a bâti une première Europe qui rassemble déjà les ingrédients de la réussite d’aujourd’hui parce qu’il a posé les principes de gouvernement dont ont… » read more

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Guest blog post by Milos Labovic, founder of EUKNOWHOW.eu. Finalist 2012 EU Public Affairs Award. Author of “EU Superlobby: Winning in Brussels”. The recently proposed Transparency register is a storm in a teacup. What it will establish demonstrate is that lobbyist are at work in Brussels. No big surprises there. At best, the transparency register… » read more

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Guest blog post by Pierre Baussand, Director of Social Platform, the largest civil society alliance fighting for social justice. The European Commission is considering whether to revise the EU Facilitation Directive, which allows Member States to criminalise organisations and individuals for offering humanitarian assistance to migrants and refugees. The decision presents a test on the… » read more

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Guest blog post by Geoffrey Van Orden is Vice-Chairman of the European Conservatives and Reformists (ECR). Today, the relationship between Israel and our European nations and the EU could not be more important. When conflicts in Europe’s southern neighbourhoods are contributing to the flood of refugees on its shores and terrorist attacks in its cities,… » read more

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Guest blog post by Greg Foster, Area vice-president, Habitat for Humanity Europe, Middle East and Africa. In November 2016, the European Commission outlined its social and economic priorities for the year in the autumn package of the European Semester. Housing is mentioned. However, it is viewed as a commodity rather than a social right. And… » read more

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Simona Lipstaite, European Policy Advisor at EU Dog & Cat Alliance.   The European Union should focus more on the protection of companion animal welfare. Surprisingly, never has this statement seemed so controversial as today. The EU has not had an easy couple of years. Facing multiple crises and a growing wave of citizen disillusionment,… » read more

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Guest blog posat by: Sam Alvis, Policy Officer, Wellcome Trust; Tom Van de Putte, Policy Adviser, FWO, Phillip Hahn, Helmholtz Association. Over 66% of European citizens support the use of animals in research, which at this time is an essential tool to better our understanding of human, animal and environmental health and biology. It’s important… » read more

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Guest blog by Christian Friis Bach, Under Secretary-General of the United Nations and Irena Majcen, Minister of the Environment and Spatial Planning of the Republic of Slovenia. Sadly, the devastating effects of industrial accidents, with their far-reaching and severe consequences, continue to impact the lives and livelihoods of people across the globe. Major accidents keep… » read more

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