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Guest blogpost by Dr. Gülistan Gürbey of the Otto-Suhr-Institute for Political Science, Free University Berlin. Currently, there is a broad consensus in Turkish society and politics for a new constitution. The debate on a constitution has been running since 2007. In October 2011, the parliamentary consensus Commission has started to work on a new constitution.… » read more

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Guest contribution by Pauline Gessant, President of the Young European Federalists (JEF). European citizens have made a democratic choice at the European elections. Citizens have a say over who will become the next President of the European Commission. This is what we were told before the elections. It is in line with the spirit and… » read more

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Guest blogpost by Niels Gheyle, research intern at the Centre for EU Studies of Ghent University. With the heat of the European elections starting to drop, analysts have started to scrutinize the impact of the eurosceptic surge. For some, the results were nothing less than a political earthquake. Critical voices were expected to do well… » read more

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A new team of MEPs was elected in the May 2014 European Parliament elections. Across 28 countries, 751 people were elected, but those are not the only statistics: a record number of euro skeptics got elected, some MEPs are already so solidified in Brussels that they have no idea about the national reality (anymore), and… » read more

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Guest blogpost by Diana Ondža, European Students’ Forum. After the 4-day-long European elections marathon that took place in 28 EU Member States between 22-25 May, journalists, political analysts, civil society organisations and ordinary citizens make judgements on the outcomes of this election as well as project potential composition of the Parliament and divine the next… » read more

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Guest blogpost by Catherine Castledine of Cancer Research UK. Like any milestone, World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) presents a chance to both take stock and look to the future. Where next for tobacco control? What are the challenges we face? How can we do more to prevent tobacco harm? As WNTD draws to a close… » read more

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Guest blogpost by Jago Kosolosky, Belgian political scientist who has worked with the European Parliament in Edinburgh, Scotland. The 27th of May Angela Merkel, after dining with her fellow heads of state and government, told the press that, two days after the elections, several options for the successor of José Manuel Barroso were still on… » read more

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