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Reinder Rustema, creator of the Dutch public policy petitions website petities.nl, advocates a novel way to eliminate intrusive personal data requirements from ECI supporters. Guest blogpost by Reinder Rustema, founder and manager of the national Dutch petitioning website petities.nl. Frans Timmermans is in the position to make the European Citizens’ Initiative work, finally. After years… » read more

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Guest blogpost by Wilfried Ruetten, director of the European Journalism Centre, ahead of the News Impact Summit Brussels discussing new tools and approaches to cover the European Union. It is the business of journalism to generate and distribute relevant information, and its future depends on how well we manage to launch new journalistic products and… » 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 Jallow Momodou, Vice-Chair of the European Network Against Racism (ENAR) and Chair of the Pan African Movement for Justice in Sweden. ‘Numbers count’ is a statement we often hear, especially when speaking of democratic weight and power as a means to influence a group’s socio-economic conditions. So far, however, people of African… » read more

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Guest blogpost by Erik Redli, a Slovak journalist. He looks at the Danube Bridges project, the Slovak Charlemagne Youth Prize 2014. Negative experience from the conflict in former Yugoslavia points to the necessity of connecting the young generation of the nations that found themselves in a conflict. This is the main idea behind Danube Bridges… » 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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