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Guest post by Hristiana Grozdanova and Anna Maria Barcikowska. Since the autumn of 2008, the financial crisis and its implications has dictated the EU policies. The pressures on EU governments to control expenditure continue to be enormous. Defence has not remain immune raising important questions how Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) of the EU… » read more

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Guest post by Dmitry Chernyshenko, President and CEO of the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games. Sports ministers and stakeholders from across the EU met last week at the SportsVision2012 conference in Copenhagen, organised by the Danish Presidency of the EU, to discuss vibrant and healthy sport for all, with a focus on increasing participation in… » read more

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Guest Post by Yannis Kechagiaras, Msc graduate in international relations, LSE. The Greek nation sends out a distress signal: we cannot bear the burden of new cuts on salaries, wages, pensions, allowances; we cannot pay out more special contributions and irregular taxes; we cannot afford saving the state. Greek people are literally cash-strapped: around thirty… » read more

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Guest Post by Paul Whaley, Editor, Health & Environment Last week, EFSA delayed publication of its opinion on the use of thresholds of toxicological concern (TTCs) in risk assessment. And it was right to do so: TTCs are not only unlikely to be sufficiently protective of human health, their deployment would fly in the face… » read more

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Guest post by Dan Luca & Nienke van Leeuwaarden. An interesting approach is taken by Stefan Lehne, visiting scholar at Carnegie Europe, about the European External Action Service (EEAS). The big paradox seems to be that since the EEAS has become active – European foreign policy is less visible and effective than before its existence.… » read more

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Guest post by Giuseppe Lenzo, university of Durham Today it is opposing the austerity measures promoted by Mario Monti’s government, accusing him of stealing money out of Italians’ pockets. However, yesterday it acted as protagonist as a key ally of Berlusconi’s coalition which was about to bring the country into the mire, with an alarmingly… » read more

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Guest post by Dan Luca The communication strategy of the EU institutions needs to be constructed and adapted in order to really connect with the citizens. People want to know what is going on, but they will focus on issues that are most important to them personally. It is therefore imperative to not annoy anyone… » read more

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Guest Post by Fitch F. Rich, Croatian Blogger The results of the referendum are clear – Croatia has chosen Europe! Two thirds of Croatian voters voted ‘YES’ in today’s referendum on country’s EU accession. Exactly 22 years after that historical day when Croatian delegation left the congress of the Yugoslav League of Communists in Sava… » read more

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Guest post by Dario GROPPI While Time Magazine publishes The Protester as the man of the year. Eyes on Europe, a magazine dealing with actual and future perspectives of European Union (EU), edited by students, organised a conference on What does European Union learn from the Arab Spring. Hosted by the Free University of Brussels,… » read more

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