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Guest blog post by Udo Helmbrecht, Executive Director at ENISA. It’s just another day for businesses and citizens across Europe. Except it’s not. Without warning, almost all internet services are offline. A spate of customer data leaks follows; then a city-wide blackout, and a fire in a data-centre. Rumours surface of a shadowy organisation attempting… » read more

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Guest blog post by Franc Bogovic MEP. I recently accepted an invitation from Nestlé to visit their research facilities in Lausanne. Food looks deceptively simple. People are making yoghurts, biscuits, ice creams for ages. The processes are always the same: boiling, steaming, churning, drying, freezing… Nothing high tech about it. And yet, why is Nestlé… » read more

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Guest blog post by Tomas Wyns and Matilda Axelson, Institute for European Studies, Vrije Universiteit Brussel In 2015, the Paris Agreement adopted at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) committed 195 countries to limit global average temperature increase to well below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, to aim to keep it… » read more

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Guest blog post by Teodor Kalpakchiev, graduate of College of Europe in Natolin, Warsaw, Poland. Citizens’ concerns have triggered a new wave of anti-globalization sentiments in the EU, voiced adamantly by the Walloon regional government of Belgium, which accounts solely for 0.7% of EU’s population and 150 million Euros trade with Canada. Despite the EU’s… » read more

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Guest blog post by Clara Gaymard, CEO, Women’s Forum for the Economy & Society. The Women’s Forum for the Economy & Society shines light into the murky corners of gender inequality – but that’s not the only thing we do. At our upcoming Women’s Forum Global Meeting (30 November – 2 December in Deauville) and… » read more

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Guest blog post by Pál Belényesi, Lecturer in Economics and Law at the John Cabot University. In a recent EUobserver article signed by the code name Civis Europaeus, an internal European Commission employee argues for a fundamentally revised communication strategy in order to win acceptance for Europe and thereby save the European unification process. The… » read more

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Do you read me Brussels?

Guest blog post by Laura Sullivan, Vice-President of CONCORD, the European Confederation of Development NGOs and Regional Director for Europe and the Americas of ActionAid International. If one thing is clear from Friends of Europe’s annual ‘State of the EU’ event, it is this: Europe’s leaders need to decide whether to hang out with the… » read more

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Guest blog post by Alison Coleman, Policy Officer on Development Policies at Transparency International EU. At the heart of most global challenges lies one problem: corruption. Poverty, climate change, hunger, inequality and conflict are all fuelled to varying degrees by corruption. In the poorest countries, one out of every two people has paid a bribe… » read more

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