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[En français plus bas] 60 years after the Schuman Declaration, Europe must reinvent itself by Jean-Louis Guigou, president of IPEMED and IPEMED’s Political Steering Committee* “Europe will not be made all at once, or according to a single plan. It will be built through concrete achievements which first create a de facto solidarity” declared Robert… » read more

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Guest blog post by Sebastiaan Wijsman, Economist at the KU Leuven Faculty of Economics and Business   Summary: Over the past four years, government deficits throughout the EMU have declined, but for some countries this is mainly due to decreasing interest rates. This hides the lack of real fiscal consolidation efforts, while it reduces the… » read more

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Guest blog post Dr. Andreas Jüttner, Senior Legal Officer at the European Stability Mechanism (ESM). On 28 February 2017 a typo at one of the leading US cloud providers took down a good chunk of the Internet, showing our dependency on few US providers. The IT industry is currently undergoing a paradigm shift, comparable to… » read more

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Guest blog post by March for Europe . Français & Deutsch below.   We European citizens are worried and scared. The economic and financial crisis has impoverished many of us. Youth unemployment risks creating a lost generation. Inequality grows and social cohesion is in peril. The EU is surrounded by war and instability from Ukraine… » read more

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Naufrage et langue de bois

Un blog de notre invitée Véronique Likforman, Secrétaire Générale, DLF Bruxelles-Europe. L’Europe pourrait couler, les Européens ne l’écoutent plus ; et presque personne ne se demande s’il ne faudrait pas leur parler une langue qu’ils comprennent : la leur. L’Europe, vingt-quatre langues officielles. Plutôt que s’exprimer chacun dans la sienne pour être parfaitement compris des… » read more

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Dear Donald Tusk (European Council President) / Federica Mogherini (High Representative / Vice-President) / Jean-Claude Juncker (European Commission President) / Antonio Tajani (European Parliament President) / We write with regard to U.S. President Donald Trump’s executive order banning the citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S. for 120 days, suspending the U.S. refugee… » read more

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Guest blog post by Dan Luca, Euractiv.   Recently I was invited as speaker at the “Innovation Conference” (Gearing up for digitisation – Adapting Retail Banking to the Digital Age) to present my view on how innovation disrupts the media sector.   My presentation focussed on some key points:   1.Democratization of media production The… » read more

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Caroline van Weede, Managing Director at Cable Europe. If you’re reading this you’re probably connected in some way to our industry, be it as an operator, a policy maker, an academic, an engaged generalist…..whatever your reason for being here you’re probably not wearing your consumer hat at this moment. But of course that’s what you… » read more

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