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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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Guest blog post by Saskia Ozinga. For many living in the UK but feeling European, the UK’s referendum verdict was a great shock. The vote split across political parties and the traditional left and right allegiances. Those who believe that their lives are hampered by ‘foreign influences’ were united against the EU as a common… » read more

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Guest blog post by Yana Popkostova, Executive Director at The European Centre for Energy and Geopolitical Analysis (ECEGA.EU) A brave new world or a reality torn by uncertainty and fear we awoke to yesterday? The British voters have delivered what figured in many yearly forecasts as a worst-case, almost unthinkable overhaul of the status quo,… » read more

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Nobody can make it out here alone “Lying, thinking Last night How to find my soul a home….. …..I came up with one thing And I don’t believe I am wrong That nobody But nobody Can make it out here alone” These lyrical words by Maya Angelou, American poet and civil-rights activist, reveal in their… » read more

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Allow Brits to apply directly for EU citizenship An open letter to the EU presidents For the attention of: Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission Donald Tusk, President of the European Robert Fico, Prime Minister of Slovakia, representing the incoming Presidency of the EU Council Martin Schulz, President of the European Parliament Koen Lenaerts,… » read more

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Communicating Brexit

Guest blog post by Stavros Papagianneas, Managing Director at StP Communications. A few days ago, Labour MP Jo Cox has been shot dead in the UK by a man shouting “Britain First“. Both “Stronger In” and “Vote Leave” camps suspended campaigning following the incident, for a few days. It was the tragic apotheosis of a… » read more

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Guest blog post by Bendt Bendtsen MEP, Gunnar Hökmark MEP, Krišjanis Karins MEP, Tunne Kelam MEP, Gabrielius Landsbergis MEP, Henna Virkunnen MEP. We, six Nordic and Baltic members of the European Parliament, are great admirers of the UK and its heritage. From Shakespeare via the Scottish enlightenment to Monty Python (not to mention Yes Minister),… » read more

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Guest blog post by Yves Bertoncini, director of the Jacques Delors Institute. The Dutch “no” expressed on 6 April 2016 revived the myth claiming that “Brussels” is incapable of acknowledging the outcomes of national referenda, which supposedly highlight a democratic split between the EU and its citizens. This myth conveys a triple denial of democracy… » read more

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Guest blog post by Guy Edwards, a co-director of the Climate and Development Lab at Brown. And Geoffrey Edwards, his father, emeritus reader in European studies at the University of Cambridge, England. Britain is being battered by a torrid and intensifying internal debate. This Thursday, Britons will vote on whether to remain part of the… » read more

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Guest blog post by Philip Geddes.   (I spent 10 years of my life as a European Correspondent for the FT’s TV News Service, and 15 years as an adviser to various parts of the European Commission. Many people have now asked me what my views on the EU Referendum are, so here goes). You… » read more

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