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Guest blogpost by Arif Shala, doctoral student at the Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich, Germany, and executive director at the Institute for Economic Development Studies in Prishtine, Kosovo. What is good governance and why is it important for economic and social development? Good governance is the striving for rule of law, transparency, equity, and accountability… » read more

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Guest blog par Virginie Roziere MdPE du Groupe de l’Alliance Progressiste des Socialistes et Démocrates au Parlement européen.   Ce Parlement est-il à la hauteur ? L’Espagnol Miguel Arias Cañete, commissaire désigné à l’Énergie et à l‘Action pour le climat, est mis en cause par plusieurs ONG pour de possibles liens avec l’industrie pétrolière, ce… » read more

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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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By Savvas Poulos OPEN LETTER To: Chairman of the European Council, Mr. Herman Van Rompuy Chairman of the European Committee, Mr. Jose Manuel Barroso Chairman of the European Parliament, Mr. Martin Schulz Athens, March 19th, 2013 Honorable Gentlemen, The befalling privatization of the Greek Public Gas Corporation (DEPA) reveals the deadlock into which the European… » read more

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By Andres Laiapea, conservative and a member of the Pirate Party in Estonia. There has been a lot of talk on how the direct election of the President of the European Commission could provide democratic legitimacy. But it might in fact backfire in the most devastating manner. It appears many agree by now that there… » read more

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By Uta Dirksen, Björn Hacker, Maria João Rodrigues, and Winfried Veit. The Eurozone is standing at a crossroads, facing the biggest challenges in its history: the systemic crisis and the political attempts to overcome it have far-reaching consequences for the future of the Economic and Monetary Union, European integration and Europe in the world. By… » read more

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Guest post by: Simone d’Antonio, Board Member, European Youth Press 71% per cent of young Europeans did not vote in European elections. When the topic of next European Parliament elections is debated in Strasbourg, MEPs should take into account the figures of this particular aspect of the question, that risks to became an emergency of… » read more

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The website trendsmap.com, which monitors hashtag activity on Twitter in the world’s capitals, revealed today (12 September) that Brussels was the city most interested in European Commission President Barroso’s State of the European Union (SOTEU) address, with London and Paris in second and third… Don’t all shout “Well, duh” at once… Perhaps more intriguing was… » read more

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