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Guest blog post by Saskia Ozinga. For many living in the UK but feeling European, the UK’s referendum verdict was a great shock. The vote split across political parties and the traditional left and right allegiances. Those who believe that their lives are hampered by ‘foreign influences’ were united against the EU as a common… » read more

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Guest blog post by Yana Popkostova, Executive Director at The European Centre for Energy and Geopolitical Analysis (ECEGA.EU) A brave new world or a reality torn by uncertainty and fear we awoke to yesterday? The British voters have delivered what figured in many yearly forecasts as a worst-case, almost unthinkable overhaul of the status quo,… » read more

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Guest blog post by K. Winther. 1. Freedom and Power The transition from Stone Age to a modern high-tech society is a result of human innovation, and future improvements in our standard of living will depend on continued innovation. But all too often that progress is hindered by the societies and social structures created. If… » read more

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Guest blog post by Mella Frewen, Director General of FoodDrinkEurope.   Food waste is a scourge that must be stopped. Treating food as a disposable commodity exacerbates resource scarcity and hunger, both of which are amongst the 17 UN sustainable development goals (SDGs). Agreed in September 2015, the UN recognises reducing food waste as a… » read more

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Guest blog post by Gustaf Almqvist, Ph D, researcher, fish ecology and fisheries, at Baltic Eye/Baltic Sea Center at Stockholm University. The new multi-annual plan for fisheries in the Baltic Sea, which which on 23 June was formally adopted by the European Parliament, will be able to provide Baltic fishermen with better stability and opportunities… » read more

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Allow Brits to apply directly for EU citizenship An open letter to the EU presidents For the attention of: Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission Donald Tusk, President of the European Robert Fico, Prime Minister of Slovakia, representing the incoming Presidency of the EU Council Martin Schulz, President of the European Parliament Koen Lenaerts,… » read more

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Communicating Brexit

Guest blog post by Stavros Papagianneas, Managing Director at StP Communications. A few days ago, Labour MP Jo Cox has been shot dead in the UK by a man shouting “Britain First“. Both “Stronger In” and “Vote Leave” camps suspended campaigning following the incident, for a few days. It was the tragic apotheosis of a… » read more

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Guest blog post by Bendt Bendtsen MEP, Gunnar Hökmark MEP, Krišjanis Karins MEP, Tunne Kelam MEP, Gabrielius Landsbergis MEP, Henna Virkunnen MEP. We, six Nordic and Baltic members of the European Parliament, are great admirers of the UK and its heritage. From Shakespeare via the Scottish enlightenment to Monty Python (not to mention Yes Minister),… » read more

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