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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 blogpost by Niels Gheyle, research intern at the Centre for EU Studies of Ghent University. With the heat of the European elections starting to drop, analysts have started to scrutinize the impact of the eurosceptic surge. For some, the results were nothing less than a political earthquake. Critical voices were expected to do well… » read more

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Guest blogpost by Diana Ondža, European Students’ Forum. After the 4-day-long European elections marathon that took place in 28 EU Member States between 22-25 May, journalists, political analysts, civil society organisations and ordinary citizens make judgements on the outcomes of this election as well as project potential composition of the Parliament and divine the next… » read more

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Guest blogpost by Catherine Castledine of Cancer Research UK. Like any milestone, World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) presents a chance to both take stock and look to the future. Where next for tobacco control? What are the challenges we face? How can we do more to prevent tobacco harm? As WNTD draws to a close… » read more

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Guest blogpost by Jago Kosolosky, Belgian political scientist who has worked with the European Parliament in Edinburgh, Scotland. The 27th of May Angela Merkel, after dining with her fellow heads of state and government, told the press that, two days after the elections, several options for the successor of José Manuel Barroso were still on… » read more

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The future of the EPP

Guest blogpost by Wes Himes, Managing Partner at Instinctif Partners, sent in via our ‘Submit a guest post’ form. In a few short days the composition of the new European Parliament will take shape. Leading up to the election most of the eyes of the press and pundits have been on the machinations of the… » read more

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Guest blogpost by Justina Vitkauskaite Bernard, member of the European Parliament (ALDE) and of the Lithuanian Darbo Party. The EU institutions are intriguing: many EU citizens feel attracted by the EU institutions’ work and have a dream to get a job in them, some EU citizens when coming to Brussels visit the EU institutions and… » read more

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Guest blogpost by Filip Kovacevic, a professor at the University of Montenegro. The confidential sources of Der Spiegel from the NATO Headquarters in Brussels claim that the NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen visibly “blossomed” after the violent turn of events in Ukraine. There is, however, nothing strange in this kind of behavior by Rasmussen.… » read more

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