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Philip Geddes was European Editor for Financial Times Television for ten years in the 1990s. He then worked as an adviser to the Commission and other European bodies for 15 years. Europeans, feel for the suffering voters of Britain ! Accustomed to short three week election campaigns, the long suffering British now face a four… » read more

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Guest blog post by MONICA FRASSONI A cold wet wind is on us and on the soaked policemen, who in front of the makeshift barrier prevent our delegation of MEPs and Turkish ecologists to enter Derik a Kurdish village 70 km from Dijarbakir. Derik is the last on the list of locations suffering an amazing… » read more

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Guest blog post and Open Letter by the International Artist Organisation (IAO) Over 50 artists have added their names to this letter personally to reinforce the strength of feeling in the creator community to support the Digital Single Market – but to make sure it is an effective Digital Single Market that rewards creativity and… » read more

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Brussels, 17 February 2016 Dear President Tusk, We are writing to you today as representatives of eleven pan-European youth organisations – representing millions of young people across Europe – because we are seriously worried about the future of the Schengen Area. Open borders are one of Europe’s greatest milestones – we want to keep it… » read more

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The Schengen Agreement not only carries an historical importance for a continent where frontiers had long been a major cause for devastating conflicts. The abolition of border controls within the EU has also brought huge tangible benefits to individuals and businesses in a variety of ways including mobility, trade, and security. It is appalling how… » read more

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Guest blog post by Steven Moore, Principal Consultant, Sustainable Business at BT. Beyond energy use, the Paris climate change deal challenges economies to become far more resource efficient across a range of materials. The EU Commission’s Circular Economy Package could help achieve this, especially if it considers the enabling role of technology, says Steven Moore… » read more

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Energy efficiency and renewable energies are top priorities for an Europe running towards a low-carbon economy. Five protected areas from Austria, Hungary, Slovenia, Italy and Greece are proving that local, affordable and sustainable energy can be a reality for Europe, leading the way towards sustainable wood biomass exploitation. In the context of the EU’s policy… » read more

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Guest blog post by Andrea Lorenzo Capussela, author of State-Building in Kosovo: Democracy, Corruption and the EU in the Balkans. Kosovo’s authorities have illegally arrested one third of the parliamentary opposition, including its main leader. The European Parliament expresses concern, but refuses to condemn the arrests. In their desire to assist Kosovo, now in a… » read more

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