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Guest blog post by Luca Visentini, ETUC General Secretary. I am not looking forward to next Wednesday, when the British Prime Minister will send her Article 50 letter announcing the UK’s intention to leave the European Union. I respect the decision taken by a majority of British voters last June, but it is still going… » read more

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When the UK made the decision to leave the EU in June, the country was thrown into a state of panic. No one had anticipated the Brexit camp would be successful, not least those fronting the Brexit campaign. Almost six months on and we’re still none the wiser about what the UK will look like… » 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 Farzad Henareh, European Managing Director, Stericycle ExpertSOLUTIONS Leading up to the June EU Referendum, one of the primary debates centred on the burden and benefits of single market regulation. With the UK now set to leave the EU, business leaders in every industry are considering what the implications are for the… » read more

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Guest blog post by John Chudleigh. ‘Brexit means Brexit’, so chimed the somewhat circular and cleverly obfuscated reassurance from the UK’s new PM Theresa May in her attempts to reassure both the Eurosceptic wing of the Conservative party and 17.4M (52%) of citizens voting to leave the EU on that momentous day June 23 2016.… » 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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Guest blog post by Melanie Sully, Director of Go-Governance Institute, originally published in Wiener Zeitung. Eine Untersuchung, die unmittelbar nach dem Referendum über die EU-Mitgliedschaft Großbritanniens durchgeführt wurde, behauptete, dass die Jugend einfach nicht abgestimmt habe. Spätere Daten (durch die London School of Economics) zeigen jedoch, dass die Jugend sehr wohl eine relativ hohe Beteiligung… » read more

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Guest blog post by Georges Dassis, President of EESC, and Conny Reuter, Co-Chairman of the Liaison Group. Europe has not changed over the past week, but the challenges have become clearer. A majority of the British people has expressed the wish to leave the European Union, a decision which we respect, but regret because of… » read more

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