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Guest blog post by Ayaz Rzayev, Expert Adviser in the Foreign Policy Analysis Department of the Center for Strategic Studies under the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan. The arrest of Aleksandr Lapshin, a Russian blogger who was detained in Belarus and then extradited to Azerbaijan to stand trial, prompts a salient question about the… » read more

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Guest blog post by March for Europe . Français & Deutsch below.   We European citizens are worried and scared. The economic and financial crisis has impoverished many of us. Youth unemployment risks creating a lost generation. Inequality grows and social cohesion is in peril. The EU is surrounded by war and instability from Ukraine… » read more

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Guest blog post by François-Régis Mouton, Chairman of GasNaturally. The Energy Union was one of the major initiatives that the present European Commission launched when it was appointed in 2014. It even created a specific Vice-President position to oversee its execution. More than two years on – and thousands of pages in legislative documents later… » read more

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Un blog de notre invitée Véronique Likforman, Secrétaire Générale, DLF Bruxelles-Europe. L’Europe pourrait couler, les Européens ne l’écoutent plus ; et presque personne ne se demande s’il ne faudrait pas leur parler une langue qu’ils comprennent : la leur. L’Europe, vingt-quatre langues officielles. Plutôt que s’exprimer chacun dans la sienne pour être parfaitement compris des… » read more

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Guest blog post by Dr. Maikel Pellens, senior researcher in the Research Department “Economics of Innovation and Industrial Dynamics” at the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) in Germany.   The commercialisation of research is one of the bottlenecks in European science and innovation policy. The economic impact of the billions of euros invested in… » read more

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Dear Donald Tusk (European Council President) / Federica Mogherini (High Representative / Vice-President) / Jean-Claude Juncker (European Commission President) / Antonio Tajani (European Parliament President) / We write with regard to U.S. President Donald Trump’s executive order banning the citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S. for 120 days, suspending the U.S. refugee… » read more

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“Energy has always been a strategic element for national governments, which they had to control in order to signal strength and power. In the new energy world, national borders will not have the same meaning anymore.” says Jo Leinen, German S&D Member of the European Parliament. His colleague Benedek Jávor, Hungarian Member of the European… » read more

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Guest blog post by Cécile Philippe, Institut économique Molinari. The rise of populism is a worrisome democratic phenomenon in that it appears to be threatening the very foundations of our democracies. In France, the next presidential election opens the risk of a very strong showing for the National Front. Elsewhere, the Brexit vote, the election… » read more

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Guest blog post by Nick Stringer, Chair of the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance (EDAA). Amid the recent (and continuing) redrawing of the European data privacy landscape, it is of crucial importance for the digital economy that the freedom to deliver advertising matched to the interests and preferences of people (otherwise known as online behavioural… » read more

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