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Guest post by Carlos Astiz Chairman and spokesperson of Innovative Media Publishers The Commission proposal to introduce a EU-wide “neighbouring right” in the Copyright reform has become a polarized and sensitive topic where misperceptions are widely widespread. With a view to contribute to an informed debate, Carlos Astiz, Chairman of the European Innovative Media Publishers… » read more

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Guest post by Emmanuel Dupuy, President of the Institute for Prospective and Security in Europe (IPSE), an international and European affairs think-tank based in Paris with offices in London, Brussels, Geneva and Rabat. Back in 1982 Ruth First, the anti-apartheid activist, was assassinated by a parcel bomb sent by the South African security police. Almost… » read more

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Guest post by Tomáš Zdechovský MEP. Article 75 of the Treaty of the European Union clearly states that in order to “prevent and combat terrorism and related activities, the European Parliament and the Council, acting by means of regulations in accordance with the ordinary legislative procedure, shall define a framework for administrative measures with regard… » read more

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Guest post by MEP Alfred Sant, Head of Maltese (S&D) Delegation in the European Parliament   This afternoon the European Parliament’s plenary session, once again, will host a joint debate on the European Foreign Security and Defence Policy. This time the High Representative and Commission Vice President Mogherini will participate in the debate by welcoming… » read more

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Post en tant qu’invité par Thibaud Bodson, Chercheur à l’université libre de Berlin et à l’université hébraïque de Jérusalem   Conférence ministérielle de l’OMC, un moment important pour le multilatéralisme économique Du 10 au 13 décembre se tient à Buenos Aires la onzième Conférence ministérielle de l’Organisation Mondial du Commerce (OMC). Ce sommet bisannuel rassemble… » read more

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    Dear Mr. Andriukaitis, We are the proud parents and representatives of beautiful, funny, noisy children. Some of them live in our hearts, some of them survived cancer after a long and toxic treatment. When a child is diagnosed with cancer, people often comfort parents by invoking progress made in cancer treatments. The scandal… » read more

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Guest post by Tinatin Khidasheli, Georgian jurist and politician Once again Russia’s abysmal record on human rights is exposed for the world to see. On 30 November, Human Rights Watch slammed the Russian Government for the intensified enforcement of the country’s repressive legislation that blacklists foreign “undesirable” organizations – for the most part American, and… » read more

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Guest post by Stefano Bonaccini, president of the Council of European Municipalities and Regions As African and European Heads of state and government have concluded their 5th African Union and European Union summit (AU-EU summit) in Abidjan, local and regional governments from both continents can be proud of a successful first Africa-Europe Local Government Forum.… » read more

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