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Guest blog post by Alexander Mohr, Secretary General of APEAL, the Association of European Producers of Steel for Packaging. APEAL is an active supporter of the Circular Economy Package (CEP) and has been following developments in the European Commission closely for many months now. The CEP’s stated ambition has always been to help European businesses… » read more

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Brussels, 17 February 2016 Dear President Tusk, We are writing to you today as representatives of eleven pan-European youth organisations – representing millions of young people across Europe – because we are seriously worried about the future of the Schengen Area. Open borders are one of Europe’s greatest milestones – we want to keep it… » read more

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Guest blogpost by Vladan Lausevic, member of Alliance of Liberals And Democrats for Europe (ALDE) and student of European Studies at University of Riga.   Somebody said once that you can’t nationalize success and Europeanize failures. After all, there is a multi-level system of governance within the EU where the discussions are necessary to be… » read more

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Guest post by Pavol Demes, a Bratislava-based foreign policy analyst and photographer. Following the political dispute over the 2-Euro coin design containing the halos and crosses at the apostles of Slavs – St Cyril and Methodius (see this earlier coverage on EurActiv), Slovakia’s commemorative coin was finally released on July 5, 2013. On this day… » read more

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Guest post by Dagfinn Høybråten, Chair of the GAVI Alliance Board and Secretary General of the Nordic Council of Ministers. He was previously Norway’s Minister of Health. World Immunization Week, which is being celebrated around the globe this week, is an important opportunity to highlight the power of immunisation in protecting children against life-threatening diseases,… » read more

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Last time the EU agreed on its seven-year budget was in December 2005, at a summit hosted at the time by the UK Presidency, under Tony Blair. Reading back into our archives, it is surprising how relevant the debates have remained today. Based on the 2005 experience, we could also risk making one prediction: The… » read more

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EU als Politische Union – Wer versagt: Politiker oder Bürger? Finanzkrise rauf, Zukunft der Europäischen Union runter, so geht das seit Wochen und Monaten. Wenn wir ehrlich sind, wird die Diskussion schon seit Anbeginn der europäischen Einigung apokalyptisch geführt. Denken wir nur an die Eurosklerose der 70er und 80er Jahre. Die derzeitige Krise in Europa… » read more

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Guest post by Andy Langenkamp, political analyst for ECR Research and Interest & Currency Consultants. Unemployment in the eurozone is at historic highs. Economic growth data are equally depressing while confidence is low among producers and consumers. In short, the stock market rallies of recent months are premature. The European “patient” will not get better… » read more

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