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Guest post by Kai Gehring, University of Zürich and Stephan A. Schneider, Heidelberg University. While Brexit negotiations are on their way, the remaining EU members issued a declaration outlining perspectives for future cooperation on the European level on the occasion of the 60-year anniversary of the Treaty of Rome. At the same time, the “Pulse… » read more

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The European Union lives between agony and ecstasy. An agony related to the economic crisis and the trust of the citizens in the EU institutions, but also an enthusiasm linked to the recent national elections. After a distressing year 2016, the March elections in the Netherlands have isolated Geert Wilders, and the “Brussels option candidate”… » read more

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Guest post by Bogdan C. Enache, former Bucharest journalist. L’Europe – ce mot qu’en français désigne à la fois une géographie et une politique – fut à juste titre au cœur du programme électoral d’Emmanuel Macron. Mais l’Europe que le président élu de la France souhaite renforcer risque d’être à nouveau partielle. Bien entendu, l’urgence… » read more

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Guest blog post by Lucy Anns, research and advocacy assistant in the European office of Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW). On 14 March, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled that companies can ban their employees from wearing the headscarf as long as it is part of a company ‘neutrality’ policy which requests staff to dress… » read more

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Guest blog post by Pierre Bois d’Enghien, agronomist and environmental expert, who has worked with many of Europe’s leading players in plantations and agricultural development. On April 4th, the European Parliament will vote on a report from the Environment Committee entitled ‘Palm Oil & Deforestation’, drafted by MEP Katerina Konecna from the Czech Republic. As… » read more

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Guest blog post by Alexander Kneepkens, Senior Account Manager at Cicero Group. The people have spoken; Brexit means Brexit. Oh wait, wrong result. The Dutch voters have voted for pro-European parties, giving the European ship the first nudge away from a populist uprising and the predicted demise of the European Union. Yes, Wilders’ anti-EU populist… » read more

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Guest blog post by Elinor de Pret, Head of Policy at EVPA & Suzanna Sobolewska, Public Affairs Manager at EVPA (European Venture Philanthropy Association) It is not every day that the social entrepreneurship agenda draws so much attention at EU level. The Expert Group of the European Commission on Social Entrepreneurship (GECES) has released an… » read more

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Guest blog post by Adrian Sonder, policy advisor within the German Parliament. The financial and economic crises that hit the Spanish economy contributed to a sharp increase in unemployment. In the six years since the start of the first phase of the Euro crisis unemployment rose from 8,23% in 2008 to 26,1% in 2013 (Federal… » read more

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