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Guest contribution by Pauline Gessant, President of the Young European Federalists (JEF). European citizens have made a democratic choice at the European elections. Citizens have a say over who will become the next President of the European Commission. This is what we were told before the elections. It is in line with the spirit and… » read more

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Guest post by: Simone d’Antonio, Board Member, European Youth Press 71% per cent of young Europeans did not vote in European elections. When the topic of next European Parliament elections is debated in Strasbourg, MEPs should take into account the figures of this particular aspect of the question, that risks to became an emergency of… » read more

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Guest post by the European Centre for a Modern Ukraine (ECFMU) In the lead up to Ukraine’s 28 October Parliamentary elections, polling indicates support moving toward the governing Party of Regions, with a close race between Batkivshyna and UDAR for second place. Those two parties had flirted with forming an official coalition, but amid a… » read more

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Richard Wilson argues that if we are not careful electoral reform could be a distraction from the new politics we need. I never marched against the Iraq war. I can’t remember why; I was probably ‘busy’. I did, though, construct quite an elaborate intellectual defense. An argument which hinged largely on a critique of our… » read more

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Here on Blogactiv we very rarely feel the need to publish press releases and communiques related to an annual conference. However, we feel that the contribution from the Club de Madrid warrants close attention. DECLARATION Club of Madrid, Annual Conference ‘The Political Dimensions of the World Economic Crisis’ November 13, 2009 We, Members of Club… » read more

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The following article has been sent to Blogactiv by Dr Conor McGrath. It is not a novel idea to note the paradox that while we know more about interest groups in the United States (US) than in any other political system, America is an exceptional case. Lobbying is different in the US for reasons of… » read more

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A recent article on the BBC got me thinking: Plaid Cymru’s Adam Price has won the British Computer Society’s best MP website award. His site, which can be used by both English and Welsh speakers, was considered “an outstanding example” of design, engagement and accessibility. He has a blog, too, and like most people/organisations has… » read more

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