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Guest post by Kris Beyens, VP and COO of eBay EMEA Racing to keep up with a rapidly evolving digital world can be exhausting for everyone, and when you’re just starting out, it is even more important to find that competitive edge.   For digital businesses, whether that’s an artisan baker in L’Aquila, Italy, or… » read more

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Guest blog post by Cécile Philippe, Institut économique Molinari. The rise of populism is a worrisome democratic phenomenon in that it appears to be threatening the very foundations of our democracies. In France, the next presidential election opens the risk of a very strong showing for the National Front. Elsewhere, the Brexit vote, the election… » read more

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Guest blog post by Gunnar Hökmark MEP (EPP).   If bureaucracy were an Olympic game, my country – together with a few others – would most likely be one of the contenders for gold medal. Swedish bureaucrats and politicians of most stripes have worked hard towards this goal with a combination of creativity and an… » read more

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Guest post by Pavol Demes, a Bratislava-based foreign policy analyst and photographer. Following the political dispute over the 2-Euro coin design containing the halos and crosses at the apostles of Slavs – St Cyril and Methodius (see this earlier coverage on EurActiv), Slovakia’s commemorative coin was finally released on July 5, 2013. On this day… » read more

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EU als Politische Union – Wer versagt: Politiker oder Bürger? Finanzkrise rauf, Zukunft der Europäischen Union runter, so geht das seit Wochen und Monaten. Wenn wir ehrlich sind, wird die Diskussion schon seit Anbeginn der europäischen Einigung apokalyptisch geführt. Denken wir nur an die Eurosklerose der 70er und 80er Jahre. Die derzeitige Krise in Europa… » read more

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Es lebe die Krise!

Guest Post by Hubertus DROSTE, Graduate student, School of Law, University of Edinburgh. Der Euro ist noch lange nicht gerettet. Aber der Eurofog lichtet sich. Britannien hat sich entschieden – für eine wirtschaftliche Union, gegen eine politische Union. Endlich. Jahrelang kamen nur faule Kompromisse dabei heraus. Immer wurde auf britische Sonderinteressen Rücksicht genommen, sei es… » read more

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Guest Post by Joan-Marc SIMON, Analyst and Blogger on EU Affairs. Unless the macroeconomic diet imposed to southern countries it is complemented with fiscal transfers, it will asphyxiate economic recovery which in turn is going to break-up the already unstable countries. A new European Convention is necessary to build the new European fiscal Union. As… » read more

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