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Guest blog post by Fernando Morales-de la Cruz, Founder, Café for Change. The International Coffee Council of the International Coffee Organization meets in Mexico from 9 to 13 April at a time of crisis for coffee growers. They receive less than US $ 0.01 in net benefits per cup of coffee sold in “the north”… » read more

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Guest blog post / open letter by Dr. Yoav Shemer-Kunz, Director of EINAT Network – the European Israeli Network on Article Two. European and Israeli lawmakers urge Mogherini to voice its opposition to the ‘Jewish Nation-state Bill’ to be voted soon in the Knesset. Pier Antonio Panzeri, Chair of the European Parliament’s Subcommittee on Human… » read more

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Guest blog post by Thimios Tzallas, a writer and specialises in British and Greek politcs. A week before the nerve-agent attack in Salisbury, the University of Peloponnesus, in the presence of the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs George Katroungalos, declared Vladimir Putin Professor Emeritus, because of his “contributions to culture and democracy”. In the person… » read more

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Guest blog post by Nicolas Tenzer. Tenzer is chairman of the Paris-based Centre for Study and Research for Political Decision (CERAP). Institutions of democratic transparency and judicial independence recast as a “deep state.” A ruling party determined to stand by criminally tainted figures. George Soros invoked as an insidious force fomenting political instability. That description… » read more

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Guest post by the steering committee of the Progressive Caucus* – Guillaume Balas (MEP, S&D), Sergio Cofferati (MEP, S&D), Eva Joly (MEP, Greens/EFA), Curzio Maltese (MEP, GUE/NGL), Florent Marcellesi (Greens/EFA), Dimitrios Papadimoulis (MEP, GUE/NGL), Georgi Pirinski (MEP, S&D), Elly Schlein (MEP, S&D), Ernest Urtasun (MEP, Greens/EFA). *The Progressive Caucus is a space of dialogue based… » read more

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Open letter of French and German NGOs addressed to German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron on the occasion of the International Green week, the 55 anniversary of the signing of the Elysee Treaty and the upcoming informal European Council of 23 February 2018: Dear Chancellor Merkel and President Macron, The supporting French… » read more

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Guest post by Carlos Astiz Chairman and spokesperson of Innovative Media Publishers The Commission proposal to introduce a EU-wide “neighbouring right” in the Copyright reform has become a polarized and sensitive topic where misperceptions are widely widespread. With a view to contribute to an informed debate, Carlos Astiz, Chairman of the European Innovative Media Publishers… » read more

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Guest post by Emmanuel Dupuy, President of the Institute for Prospective and Security in Europe (IPSE), an international and European affairs think-tank based in Paris with offices in London, Brussels, Geneva and Rabat. Back in 1982 Ruth First, the anti-apartheid activist, was assassinated by a parcel bomb sent by the South African security police. Almost… » read more

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