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Guest blogpost by Lucio Laccarino, Optima Erasmus Advisor, on the left. Optima Erasmus is a new model of governance, in which private companies provide resources of their own and invest in the European integration. The investment is material, because we are dealing with an italian company that is able to finance special bursaries for Erasmus… » read more

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Guest blogpost by Soulaima Gourani is a member of Europe’s “40 under 40” club of thinkers, a member of the “Nordic Thinkers 20”, an author and blogger (full profile on LinkedIn). Youth unemployment remains a major issue in most EU countries. Eurostat estimates that 26.231 million men and women were unemployed in January 2014. It’s… » read more

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How to trust Europe again?

Guest blogpost by Dorine van Woerden, adviser on European affairs. The European Union is in itself a remarkable achievement. It is the result of a process of voluntary economic and political integration between the nation states of Europe. Nevertheless, the EU currently faces a number of challenges that threaten the progress that has been made… » read more

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Guest contribution by Molly Walsh, climate and energy campaigner at Friends of the Earth Europe. A public consultation on state support for renewable energies closes today. The proposed guidelines Commissioner Almunia’s DG Competition are consulting on have caused consternation in the renewable sector and particularly among citizens and communities involved in running smaller renewables projects.… » read more

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Guest blogpost by Julia A. Glidden, managing director of 21c Consultancy. Despite all the buzz about Open Data these days one hears very little about the practical steps that a city administrator needs to take to open local government data and unleash innovation. Too often Open Data advocates, for all their commitment and passion, forget… » read more

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Guest post by Mikuláš Dzurinda, president of the Centre for European Studies (CES) and former Prime Minister of Slovakia. The topic of young people and politics has recently been outside of the comfort zone of many politicians. There is sometimes an – to my opinion erroneous – gloomy perception of young people being absent from… » read more

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Guest Blog post by Emma Hughes, External Energy Policy Officer, Platform and Elena Gerebizza, Energy and Climate Campaigner, Counter Balance When it comes to securing energy supply, human rights principles are easily set aside it seems as EU leaders will be attending the signing ceremony of the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) in Azerbaijan tomorrow. Citizens of… » read more

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Guest blog post, sent in by Stive Griffing. At the present time Ukraine is in the world limelight. The specific character of the present situation is that the country happened to be at a crossroads of external economic and political vectors. Decision making concerning the line of further development by the country occupying exceeding territory… » read more

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Guest post by Daniel Guéguen, chairman of PACT European Affairs, and visiting professor at the College of Europe (Bruges). Orphacol is the tale of a 1,000-day battle between the European Commission and CTRS, a small laboratory. It will take you into the obscure labyrinth of EU comitology, with two court judgments, an exciting media saga,… » read more

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