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Guest post by Laura Shields, director of the Brussels’ office of The Media Coach We’re less than three weeks into the shadow UK-EU referendum campaign and already companies and business groups have started drip feeding negative warnings about vague threats to jobs and growth into the public debate. Airbus, JCB and Vodafone are just three… » read more

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Guest blog post by Frédéric Bourguet, a french lawyer specialized in IT questions. Behind these terms, with almost pleasant connotations, hides a worrying development of the economics of patents. Certain sectors, where innovation is law (notably telecommunications) seek to manage their large portfolios of patents more effectively, requiring surveillance, validity checks, market strategies, as well… » read more

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Guest blogpost by Béatrice Tardieu, Senior Director for Communication & Public Affairs at Janssen, a pharmaceutical company, which is part of the Johnson & Johnson family of companies. Every year, Cancer claims over 7 million lives. It’s a staggering number, and one that will only get worse. The World Health Organisation (WHO) predicts that annual… » read more

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Guest blog post by Egons Mudulis and Dienas Bizness. Ministers of Transport and Heads of Delegations of the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) member countries, the European Union (EU), international transport organizations and institutions, transport associations, business leaders of the transport and logistics industry participating at the 3rd ASEM Transport Ministers’ Meeting agreed to promote multimodal transport… » read more

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Guest blog post by Peter Van Elsuwege, Professor of European Union Law at Ghent University. On 18 May 2015, the European Commission, Russia and Ukraine held their third trilateral meeting at ministerial level to discuss the implementation of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement, more precisely on the establishment of the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area… » read more

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In 2014 the European Union introduced the Spitzenkandidaten system with primary elections for the first time at the European level. Each party put forward one candidate who would become the new President of the European Commission should they win the most votes. The appointment of Mr. Juncker as the new European Commission President confirmed that… » read more

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Guest blogpost from Pavel Telicka, Vice-President of the European Liberals and Democrats for Europe in the European Parliament.   This Commission has promised the European citizens better regulation. The European Liberals and democrats support this Commission in its endeavour to make European rules clear, simple and effective. Pavel Telicka, Vice President of the ALDE Group… » read more

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Guest blogpost by Stefanie Glinski, freelance journalist in Kathmandu, writing for Time Magazine and Der Spiegel, among others. After a 7.8 magnitude earthquake left much of Nepal in a pile of rubble, hundreds of Europeans remain unaccounted for almost two weeks later. EU Ambassador to Nepal, Ms. Rensje Teerink announced last week that over 1,000… » read more

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