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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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Guest blog post by Chris Torney, ABN AMRO. It may still be unclear exactly what the impact of Britain’s departure from the EU will be, but there are still countless opportunities to grow your business. The British economy has proved to be more resilient than many people expected in the wake of last summer’s referendum… » read more

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Guest post by Jo Antoons, Partner, and Andreia Ghimis, EU Legal Affairs Specialist, Fragomen. On January 17, the British Prime Minister, Theresa May, gave a speech explaining what she and her team understand ‘Brexit means Brexit’ is to be in fact. She took a strong stance, highlighting that her government prefers losing access to the… » read more

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Guest post by Bogdan C. Enache, former Bucharest journalist. Russia’s involvement in the Ukrainian crisis, followed by the annexation of Crimea in March 2014, as well as its increasingly belligerent behaviour in its neighbourhood, and even overseas, has rightly generated considerable anxiety among Eastern European countries. Although covered by the collective security arrangement provided by… » read more

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Guest blog post by Christian Borggreen, Brussels Director at Computer & Communications Industry Association. The French and German Interior Ministers called this week for EU legislation which could undermine the use of encryption in communication in Europe. Worse still, a European Commission spokesperson appeared to endorse this proposal by stating that “encryption technology should not… » read more

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Guest blog post by Bernardo Pereira Spain’s Rajoy government is driving the country’s energy policy, and the nuclear interests of big industry players Iberdrola, Endesa and GasNatural Fenosa, into a full up-front collision with non-nuclear neighbour Portugal. As the deadline to decommission the old Almaraz nuclear power plant approaches, owners are planning to build a… » read more

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