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Brexit will fail

Guest post by Juliet Lodge, Professor Emerita Univ. of Leeds UK, founding Jean Monnet Professor of European Integration, and senior research analyst at Saher UK   Lest we forget – integration is about people: Brexit will fail Watching the UK implode is one thing. Not calling out autocracy, lies, deceit and the denial of EU… » read more

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  Guest post by Michal Smyk, Member of the European Commission Expert Group on electricity interconnection targets and Deputy Head of Strategy, Polska Grupa Energetyczna (PGE), representing Polish Electricity Association (PKEE). In the past months, the subject of interconnectivity seemed to temporarily disappear from the agenda as other legislative initiatives have taken priority. However, after… » read more

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Guest post by Maximilian Wirth, policy advisor in Berlin The negotiations for a potential government coalition in Germany collapsed today. Since the elections in September, the conservative CDU under the guidance of Chancellor Angela Merkel had tried to form a new alliance with the Greens and the free-market FDP. However, the FDP leader Christian Linder… » read more

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Guest post by Robert C. Thomas, YPFP Asia-Pacific Fellow   Inward-looking US politics and policy under the current presidential administration have proven to be a source of geopolitical concern for US allies and trade partners. Uncertain about US policy and leadership, they have been looking for ways to secure their interests in a world where… » read more

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Guest post by W. Julian Korab-Karpowicz Many foreign media sources, including The Guardian and CNN, have described the Independence March in Warsaw on November 11, in which between 60,000 to 100,000 participated, as nationalist, fascist or white supremacist, creating thus a negative image of this event. While a massive demonstration can attract people with many… » read more

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Guest post by Tin Gazivoda, Senior Program Officer at The Open Society Initiative for Europe. Big changes are underway in Gdansk, Poland today. Since July 2016, some of the city’s most vexing problems have been dealt with calmly – even enjoyably — by a changing, randomly-selected “citizens assembly” made up of approximately 60 ordinary city… » read more

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Guest post by Gabriel A. Giménez Roche, assistant professor of economics at NEOMA Business School, and associate researcher at the Institut Économique Molinari   At a time when the nuclear menace of North Korea becomes increasingly serious, South Korea is also threatened from within by a series of high impact financial scandals. To face it,… » read more

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Beyond the successful efforts in multilateral projects of economic nature, the Eastern Partnership should also involve its partners in strengthening democratic institutions and civil society, argues René van der Linden. René van der Linden is the former president of the Dutch Senat and honorary president of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE).… » read more

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Glyphosate: le scandale enfle

Post en tant qu’invité par Marcel Kuntz, directeur de recherche au CNRS   Une tribune d‘Euractiv (https://www.euractiv.com/section/agriculture-food/opinion/from-the-monsanto-papers-to-iarc-gate-a-glyphosate-story/) a déjà révélé les soubassements de la campagne d’interdiction du glyphosate. Ces faits, mis au jour en juillet 2017, ne semblent pas avoir touchés le personnel politique européen. Ont-ils besoin de plus d’éléments ? Eh bien justement, il… » read more

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