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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 Nienke van Leeuwaarden I recently read the book “EU Accession Negotiations (A Handbook)” written by Prof. Vasile Puscas. The material – well structured, accessible and clear – provides a comprehensive overview of EU accession negotiations, combining theory with practical experience. The main aim of the book could be considered to make the know-how regarding… » 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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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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