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Guest blog post by Yves Bertoncini, director of the Jacques Delors Institute. The Dutch “no” expressed on 6 April 2016 revived the myth claiming that “Brussels” is incapable of acknowledging the outcomes of national referenda, which supposedly highlight a democratic split between the EU and its citizens. This myth conveys a triple denial of democracy… » read more

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Guest blog post by Guy Edwards, a co-director of the Climate and Development Lab at Brown. And Geoffrey Edwards, his father, emeritus reader in European studies at the University of Cambridge, England. Britain is being battered by a torrid and intensifying internal debate. This Thursday, Britons will vote on whether to remain part of the… » read more

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Guest blog post by Andrej Hunko, European policy spokesman of the Left Party parliamentary group in the German Bundestag and member of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. In an article[i] also published in German in DIE ZEIT and on EurActiv.de, Susan Stewart of the Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP), an… » read more

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Guest blog post by Philip Geddes.   (I spent 10 years of my life as a European Correspondent for the FT’s TV News Service, and 15 years as an adviser to various parts of the European Commission. Many people have now asked me what my views on the EU Referendum are, so here goes). You… » read more

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Guest blog post by Gunnar Hökmark MEP (EPP).   If bureaucracy were an Olympic game, my country – together with a few others – would most likely be one of the contenders for gold medal. Swedish bureaucrats and politicians of most stripes have worked hard towards this goal with a combination of creativity and an… » read more

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Guest blog post by Jason C. Moyer. Georgetown University. Apocryphal warnings of the end of days for the European Union as the Brexit referendum looms have ignored an unintended benefit of the vote to the cohesion of the EU. If the UK does indeed vote to break away from the EU, it will struggle to… » read more

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Guest blog post by Molly Walsh, community power campaigner for Friends of the Earth Europe. As the European Union’s sustainable energy week begins, the corridors of the European institutions will be buzzing with debate around empowered consumers and producers of renewable energy. Ever since the European Commission published its vision for the energy union in… » read more

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