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Guest blog post by Adrian Sonder, policy advisor within the German Parliament. The German labour market has experienced a job boom over the past decade. The number of employees who are subject to social insurance contributions reached a new record level of 32.3 million (Institute for Employment Research). The total number of employees is estimated… » read more

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Guest blog post by Margit Schratzenstaller and Danuše Nerudová. The debate about tax-based own resources, which as “genuine own resources” may (partially) replace current own resources funding the EU budget, is as old as it is controversial. On the one hand, Núñez Ferrer (2008) and Begg (2011) rightly stress that the current EU system of… » read more

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The free movement of persons within the European Union is the subject of many erroneous assumptions. This fundamental freedom often falls under debate, pulled between its enthusiastic defenders and its sworn opponents. Preconceived ideas are deeply rooted in the collective imagination, such as the Polish plumber exploiting the directive on posted workers, or poor citizens… » read more

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Version française disponible apres la version anglaise. Lea el texto en Castellano despues de la version francesa. THE ALARM HAS RANG FOR A TRANSITION IN FOOD AND AGRICULTURAL, WAKE UP! CURRENT SITUATION All around the Mediterranean, the rich agricultural history and the diversity of the diet and food systems have given birth to some of… » read more

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Guest blog post by EUROCHAMBRES, On Thursday 13 October, over 700 entrepreneurs from across and beyond the EU filled the Brussels hemicycle for the 4th European Parliament of Enterprises, co-organised by EUROCHAMBRES and the European Parliament, the entrepreneurs discussed and voted on a range of issues relevant to the business community in 2016: trade, the… » read more

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Guest blog post by Jason C. Moyer. Georgetown University. Apocryphal warnings of the end of days for the European Union as the Brexit referendum looms have ignored an unintended benefit of the vote to the cohesion of the EU. If the UK does indeed vote to break away from the EU, it will struggle to… » read more

Posted by Maxime Sattonnay

Linda McAvan MEP, Chair of the Development Committee in the European Parliament, joined EurActiv and @eaDevPol for a Twitter chat on Development Policy. This #EUDevChat took place on Tuesday 19 April between 14:45 and 15:45 CET.   #EUDevChat with Linda McAvan MEP Storify by EurActiv.com   Thu, Apr 21 2016 13:53:38 Edit #EUDevChat with Linda… » read more

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