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Guest blog post by John Chudleigh. ‘Brexit means Brexit’, so chimed the somewhat circular and cleverly obfuscated reassurance from the UK’s new PM Theresa May in her attempts to reassure both the Eurosceptic wing of the Conservative party and 17.4M (52%) of citizens voting to leave the EU on that momentous day June 23 2016.… » read more

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Guest blog post by Yousuf Zubair, student. After the attempted military coup in Turkey on 15 July, President Erdogan and officials within the Turkish government seem to have unequivocally blamed sympathisers of the Hizmet movement and have begun a purge of ‘Gulenists’ (and any other opposition to the President). The reclusive Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen… » read more

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Guest blog post by Simon Anderson, Director at Green Energy Options. Earlier this summer, Commissioner Cañete outlined his vision of the “21st Century energy consumer” and confirmed the EU’s commitment to a new flexible, clean energy system that provides sustainable and affordable energy. Smart meter programmes should be at the centre of this plan and… » read more

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Guest blog post by Andrii Lavreniuk, Brussels based Ukrainian journalist. For two years Putin’s Russia has been terrorising the entire civilised world. The occupation of Ukrainian Crimea and military aggression in eastern Ukraine became the first stages of a hybrid, undeclared war unleashed by the Kremlin regime. Russia cynically and insidiously destroyed the security of… » read more

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The future of an EU with 27 member states. The future of Europe. Such statements raise a lot of questions. Will the shock of Brexit call into question the EU governance, the future of the institutions? Even after the famous Article 50 which enabled Britain to leave the European Union is activated, we have a… » read more

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Guest blog post by Roberto Yunquera Sehwani, Law and Political Science student at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. As a result of Goldman Sachs’ recent recruitment of former President of the European Commission, Jose Manuel Durao Barroso many have wondered whether Brussels has any rules to control the European Commission’s revolving doors. The EU indeed has… » read more

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Guest blog post by Philip Stevens is director of Geneva Network, a UK-based research organisation working on international trade and intellectual property issues. After decades of discussions in Brussels, the European Unitary Patent System is entering its final stages of negotiations. Companies seeking to enforce and maintain their patents across the 28 members of the… » read more

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