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Guest post by Matthew Walsh, Director of Corporate Affairs at Media Intelligence Partners. It is looking increasingly likely that the European Union will soon be looking into updating their Alcohol Strategy. Regrettably, cynical members of the NGO lobby appear to be preparing for the debate by trying to silence industry figures from participating in future… » read more

Posted by Laurens Cerulus

Brits go home

Guest post by “Yuri Diabolos”, European Commission civil servant, Brussels The current debate on Brexit in England is raising strange arguments in Brussels, the consequences of which may not be considered in London. Reading the outcome of last month’s summit, I was frustrated that most commentary focused on how much a given Member State had… » read more

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Goodbye Mr Euro?

By Michel Anderlini ”We politicians, we know very well what to do [to resolve the crisis]. But what we do not know is how to be re-elected if we do try to resolve the crisis”, used to say the farseeing Jean-Claude Juncker, Prime Minister of Luxemburg – a country besides which I grew up. As… » read more

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By Dagfinn Høybråten As economies grow in The South, countries hit by financial crisis in The North, including European countries, are rethinking their strategies for development cooperation. Rather than merely cutting back on their official development assistance (ODA) or retreating to programmes that merely serve their self-interest, donor countries should renew their thinking as well… » read more

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By an intern In times of high unemployment and economic crisis any opportunity to work is a precious one. An internship in Brussels is a great chance to develop practical skills and to gain work experience, and many of us interns here in Brussels greatly appreciate the efforts taken by all authorities involved in the… » read more

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A fistful of euros

By Alessandra Flora Alessandra FloraWhat is happening in Italy? We are selling our best family companies. It’s a very sad situation, getting more and more absurd. What about the eminent tradition we have built we our own hands? I could not believe the news: on 10 July the French giant LVMH (better known as Louis… » read more

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By Yevhen Magda The Guido Westerwelle’s visit to Kyiv showed that the issue of signing the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement (AA) remains on the bilateral relations agenda. The destiny of Yulia Tymoshenko remains a sticking point. The Chief of German Ministry of Foreign Affairs has showed a high rate of efficiency in Kyiv meeting the key… » read more

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