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Guest blog post by Elisa Lironi, Digital Democracy Manager, European Citizen Action Service On Wednesday 14 September, President Juncker delivered the State of the Union Address 2016: Towards a better Europe – a Europe that protects, empowers and defends. As I work for a European association with 25 years’ experience in empowering citizens to exercise… » read more

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Guest blog post by EU-Reputation.EU Timeline Timeline – SOTEU – EU-Reputation.eu The graph shows the timeline of the speech and where the volume of tweets hit their cruising speed. The peaks correspond to the different announcements made by Mr Juncker and the reaction to them. Because the tweet rate decreased shortly after each announcement was… » read more

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Guest blog post by Emma Argutyan, Secretary General at the European Chemical Employers Group. Many EU countries show a continued high unemployment rate especially among young well-educated people also in the chemical industry, whereas in other EU member states these young people are needed. Through dedicated mentoring initiatives the chemical sector intends to rectify this… » read more

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Guest blog post by Angela Mills Wade, Executive Director, European Publishers Council. This week, the Commission is publishing a copyright reform package containing draft legal texts and an overarching Communication including a related right for press publishers. This new right aims to provide legal protection by introducing rights at EU level to protect the unauthorised… » read more

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Guest blog post by Yana Popkostova, Policy Director, European Centre for Energy and Geopolitical Analysis. Accustomed the world has become over the past few weeks to implausible scenarios turning into reality: from Brexit to Trump presidential nomination; Turkey’s failed coup and the quickly organised sweeping purges in its aftermath; a sting of dreadful attacks in… » read more

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Guest blog post by Andrii Lavreniuk, Brussels based Ukrainian journalist We will soon witness another of Kremlin’s attempts to push through the international recognition of annexation and occupation of Ukrainian Crimea by Russia. A key step in this hybrid of political and diplomatic processes will be the elections to the lower house of the Parliament… » read more

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Summer holidays in the country expecting the green light to start EU accession negotiations When you think about going on vacation to Albania, what first comes to your mind is the natural beauty, people’s hospitality and good food. But once you are in Albania, things may appear in a different light. And totally different to… » read more

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Guest blog post by Maxime BABLON, SAB, Professional Services. Jonathan Hill, former European Commissioner, took stock of his achievements on 12 July, during a speech at the Bruegel Institute. He drew up the work carried out during his mandate as Commissioner for Financial Stability, Financial Services, and Capital Markets (FISMA) and detailed upcoming challenges for… » read more

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