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Guest blog post by Gunnar Hökmark MEP (EPP).   If bureaucracy were an Olympic game, my country – together with a few others – would most likely be one of the contenders for gold medal. Swedish bureaucrats and politicians of most stripes have worked hard towards this goal with a combination of creativity and an… » read more

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How to trust Europe again?

Guest blogpost by Dorine van Woerden, adviser on European affairs. The European Union is in itself a remarkable achievement. It is the result of a process of voluntary economic and political integration between the nation states of Europe. Nevertheless, the EU currently faces a number of challenges that threaten the progress that has been made… » 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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The Next European Decade

By Dan Luca I recently read an interesting book, written by George Friedman, ‘The Next Decade’. Some parts of Friedman’s book touched upon Europe, and I would like to highlight some of his ideas: He states there are two dilemmas for Europe in the next ten years. The first one is linked with the relation… » read more

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Guest Post by Dan LUCA. Blog: Casa Europei The European Union can encourage and facilitate cooperation between Member States in order to develop quality education, however unlike in other policy area’s the EU cannot harmonise any law or regulation of the Member States. The content and organisation of education systems and their cultural and linguistic… » read more

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Guest post by Giuseppe LENZO, MA International Relations (Europe) awarded with Distinction – School of Government and International Affairs, Durham University (UK) After a long ‘reign’ lasted about seventeen years (he was elected Prime Minister the first time in 1994) Berlusconi finally resigned. He took the decision to step down after the loss of majority… » read more

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