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The European Union lives between agony and ecstasy. An agony related to the economic crisis and the trust of the citizens in the EU institutions, but also an enthusiasm linked to the recent national elections. After a distressing year 2016, the March elections in the Netherlands have isolated Geert Wilders, and the “Brussels option candidate”… » read more

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Guest blog post by Dan Luca, Euractiv.   Recently I was invited as speaker at the “Innovation Conference” (Gearing up for digitisation – Adapting Retail Banking to the Digital Age) to present my view on how innovation disrupts the media sector.   My presentation focussed on some key points:   1.Democratization of media production The… » read more

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Guest blog post by Dan Luca, Euractiv. In 2017 we will celebrate 30 years since the implementation of Erasmus programme and the results are incredible: 3 million beneficiaries and … (surprisingly) one million children from mixed couples facilitated by the European mobility offered … We can say that Erasmus has formed a European spirit? Is… » read more

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Guest blog post by Dan Luca, EurActiv. Undoubtedly, Brexit casts a shadow also to the development of the European primary election system. If by spring 2016 we had meaningful discussions regarding primary elections in 2019, even on the funding approach, this British shockwave froze the constructive thinking. Primary elections are seen by some parties as… » 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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I have studied the EU, in theory and in practice, on a daily basis for years now and I am glad to have been invited to various European universities in cities such as Brussels, Bucharest and Cluj, to deliver lectures to their students about EU communication techniques. Over 7 years ago I launched a blog… » read more

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In 2014 the European Union introduced the Spitzenkandidaten system with primary elections for the first time at the European level. Each party put forward one candidate who would become the new President of the European Commission should they win the most votes. The appointment of Mr. Juncker as the new European Commission President confirmed that… » read more

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On the 2nd of April 2015, I was invited by Kellen Europe as one of the panellists during the Brussels event Euroconference 2015. I had promised the participants that I would not use a PowerPoint presentation, but that I would publish a blog message about some ideas on working with the EU affairs media. I… » read more

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