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Europe’s need for unity

Guest blogpost by Ian Hansen, program assistant with the Atlantic Council. By almost any measure, Europe has had a difficult start to 2015. The attacks in Paris, the increased unrest in Ukraine, and the elections in Greece are just three issues that underscore an increasingly vulnerable and divided continent. Yet, while Europe faces various challenges,… » read more

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Guest blogpost by Wolfgang Petritsch, Igor Mitschka and Nils Metter. New student conference at Yale initiates dialogue about TTIP and future of the EU Listening to the vocal campaigns on both sides of the Big Pond, one might think of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations as the Super Bowl of the Transatlantica:… » read more

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Guest blogpost by Hans Korteweg, Communications & Government Affairs Manager at Westinghouse Europe, Middle East & Africa 2015 promises to be an exciting and crucial year in which European Union (EU) energy policy-makers will play a particularly important role. Over the next months, members of the European Parliament’s Industry and Environment committees will be shaping… » read more

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Dear bloggers, dear readers, 2014 has been a fascinating year for everyone involved in, and blogging about, Europe’s politics and policies. On the EU stage, citizens chose their representatives for the new Parliament in last May’s EU elections. We saw the end of a decade of José Manuel Barroso at the top of the EU… » read more

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Guest blogpost by Jana Hainsworth, Eurochild Secretary General. A mother from Bulgaria addressed Members of the European Parliament on 10th December to share her experience of the pressure put on parents to abandon children with disabilities into institutions. By bringing this testimony, the Opening Doors for Europe’s Children campaign hopes to illustrate everything that is… » read more

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Guest blogpost by Jakob Kucharczyk, Director of Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA). Yesterday we learnt that Google will shut down its ‘Google News’ service this year in Spain. This is just one consequence of the introduction in Spain of an ancillary copyright levy (known as the ‘AEDE levy’) affecting online services (apps and websites).… » read more

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