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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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Guest post by Tomáš Zdechovský MEP. Article 75 of the Treaty of the European Union clearly states that in order to “prevent and combat terrorism and related activities, the European Parliament and the Council, acting by means of regulations in accordance with the ordinary legislative procedure, shall define a framework for administrative measures with regard… » read more

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Guest blog post by Jennifer Baker, reporting from the SWITCH, the largest, open and free ICT and entrepreneurship event in the Baltic region. Blockchain could make Lithuania the world’s newest fintech hub says MEP Antanas Guoga, but while the potential is there, it won’t happen without great efforts in promoting the technology, education, and some… » read more

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Guest post by Arnaldo Abruzzini, CEO of EUROCHAMBRES, the Association of European Chambers of Commerce and Industry. European business prospects for 2018 are bright, but concerns about the lack of skilled workers are rising. This summarises the main findings of the EUROCHAMBRES Economic Survey 2018 (EES2018), a study based on feedback from more than 50.000… » read more

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Guest blog post by Vít Dostál and Zsuzsanna Végh. Vít Dostál is a Research Director at the Association for International Affairs (AMO). Zsuzsanna Végh is a Research Fellow at the European University Viadrina and an Associate Researcher at the European Council on Foreign Relations. The Visegrad Group (consisting of the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, and… » read more

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SMEs help each other grow

Guest blog post by Thomas Myrup Kristensen, EU Affairs Director, Facebook. For small businesses across Europe, being connected matters. European SMEs are depending on other small businesses to openly share what’s working – and what’s not. With SMEs being key to the economy, helping businesses share best practices is a key way to boost economic… » read more

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