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Kosovo versus Brexit

Guest blog post by Alba Xhixha, Western Balkans specialist, Senior Communications and EU Affairs Manager at Aspect Consulting . It has become something of a truism over the years to say that the Western Balkan region is often associated with war and animosity. Of course, it is true that ethnic tensions flare up from time… » read more

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Guest blog post by Katrien Alen, educational sciences student at the Catholic University of Leuven. While in the western society, education is focusing on internationalization and the global war on talents, other areas in the world are still facing serious problems with their provision of education. When we take a look around the globe, we… » read more

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Guest blog post by Omeed Alerasool, Managing Editor of the Fellowship Program at Young Professionals in Foreign Policy. On June 23 2016, the United Kingdom will vote on whether to remain within the European Union. The impending ballot will not only shape the futures of Britain and Europe, but also that of the United States… » read more

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Guest blog post by Birgit Schmidhuber, Environmental Lawyer and Board Member of J&E The Environmental Liability Directive, adopted in 2004 holds a huge potential for preventing and remedying damage to European environment. Unfortunately it is currently seriously underperforming. Decisive action must be taken by the European Commission to change this, J&E, an environmental law NGO… » read more

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Guest post by Andres Ginestet, Assistant Professor at Martin Buber University & complexity theory expert. Humanity exists evolving and growing complexity. Violence is its counterpart and threatens European democracy, and one of the many facets of the threat is terrorism. Generally speaking, complexity is a term that has come into fashion but is not yet… » read more

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Guest blog post by Mark Demesmaeker, MEP, European Conservatives and Reformists. A wave of politically motivated persecution has swept the territory of Eastern Ukraine and Crimea. Yet it barely makes it on to our television screens. The methods being deployed by Russian special services are inhuman, using “state terrorism” against civilians. We owe it to… » read more

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Guest blog post by Claudia Broyer, Rolf Schneider, Alexander Schramm, Katharina Utermöhl, Allianz Research The eurozone economy is moving in the right direction, gradually tackling economic imbalances and becoming more resilient. The risk of complacency, however, is high. Europe’s reform journey is still long. The good: Towards a more stable economy With 1.5%, economic growth… » read more

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Guest blog post by Sanford Henry, Partner of Global Resources Partnership. His book “Only Trade Works: A History of Transatlantic Trade’ will be out later this year. “It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you in trouble. It what you know for sure that just ain’t so.” Of the many Mark Twain aphorisms in… » read more

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By Madi Sharma, UK Member of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), Entrepreneur Europe has always played a key role in the innovation and development of personal care, body hygiene and beauty products. However, its leading position has been progressively eroded in the process of global competition. In promoting European initiatives in this sector,… » read more

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Guest blog post by Bruno Kaufmann, Editor-in-Chief at People2Power. Whether on basic income or animal protection, social insurance or basic rights, citizens’ initiatives give the people a voice both in Switzerland and in the EU. And in both political communities, there are discussions about the future of direct democracy. The European Union has become a… » read more

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