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Guest blog post by Rosangela Berman Bieler, Senior Adviser, Children with Disabilities, UNICEF. Last week, to celebrate the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, I travelled to Brussels to take part in the Day of Persons with Disabilities conference organized by the European Commission and the European Disability Forum. This year, it focused on children… » read more

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Guest blog post by Inês Sofia de Oliveira, Research Fellow at the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI). The European Commission has put forward a proposal for a new Directive and Action Plan on Terrorism and illegal trafficking of firearms and explosives. The proposal intends to bring the European Union’s member states approaches closer together in… » read more

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Rodrigo Vaz is currently a Graduate Attaché Researcher at the British Institute in Eastern Africa.     “Rumsfeld said he didn’t want Old Europe anyway, but New Europe. By Old Europe he means old, established countries like France and Germany; by New Europe he means countries like Srovovia, Tlavokia, Vurviria, countries where tractors are heads… » read more

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Guest blogpost by Scottish journalist Jack Cairns, first published on Europe’s Footsteps. Find Jack Cairns on Twitter, here. The British government’s decision to send 75 military advisors to aid the Ukrainian army has been seen by many experts as more symbolic than significant. If this is the case: why bother? Rewind the clock fifty years,… » read more

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Guest blogpost by Daniele Brunetto. After the extension of EU sanctions against Russia and the Minsk-2 deal, one might seriously ask how effective economic coercion is compared to other factors: the answer is “it depends”, and the EU should seriously evaluate all the influencing factors before imposing sanctions – scaling back when needed. On 29… » read more

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While the western world is proud of its exhausted peace doves Merkel and Hollande, Kiev is facing an incredibly difficult task. The only winner of the Minsk-talks last week is Putin; he finally pushed back the EU and NATO from his borders, writes Coen van de Ven. Coen van de Ven is a Dutch journalist… » read more

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Guest blogpost by Alejo Vidal-Quadras, professor of Atomic and Nuclear Physics and former vice-president of the European Parliament (1999-2014). The recent assassination of Alberto Nisman, the top Argentinean prosecutor in charge of the investigation into the bombing of AMIA Jewish Community Centre in Buenos Aires in 1994 – one of the biggest terrorist attacks in… » read more

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Europe’s need for unity

Guest blogpost by Ian Hansen, program assistant with the Atlantic Council. By almost any measure, Europe has had a difficult start to 2015. The attacks in Paris, the increased unrest in Ukraine, and the elections in Greece are just three issues that underscore an increasingly vulnerable and divided continent. Yet, while Europe faces various challenges,… » read more

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Guest blogpost by Wolfgang Petritsch, Igor Mitschka and Nils Metter. New student conference at Yale initiates dialogue about TTIP and future of the EU Listening to the vocal campaigns on both sides of the Big Pond, one might think of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations as the Super Bowl of the Transatlantica:… » read more

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