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Guest blog posat by: Sam Alvis, Policy Officer, Wellcome Trust; Tom Van de Putte, Policy Adviser, FWO, Phillip Hahn, Helmholtz Association. Over 66% of European citizens support the use of animals in research, which at this time is an essential tool to better our understanding of human, animal and environmental health and biology. It’s important… » read more

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Guest blog by Christian Friis Bach, Under Secretary-General of the United Nations and Irena Majcen, Minister of the Environment and Spatial Planning of the Republic of Slovenia. Sadly, the devastating effects of industrial accidents, with their far-reaching and severe consequences, continue to impact the lives and livelihoods of people across the globe. Major accidents keep… » read more

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Guest blog post by John Dale Grover is a Young Voices Advocate and M.S. in Conflict Analysis Resolution candidate at George Mason University. The election of Donald Trump does not bode well for embattled Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko. Speaking to reporters, Poroshenko downplayed concerns that Trump is too cosy with Russia’s President Vladimir Putin, saying… » read more

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The free movement of persons within the European Union is the subject of many erroneous assumptions. This fundamental freedom often falls under debate, pulled between its enthusiastic defenders and its sworn opponents. Preconceived ideas are deeply rooted in the collective imagination, such as the Polish plumber exploiting the directive on posted workers, or poor citizens… » read more

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Guest blog post by Franc Bogovic MEP. Today more than 4.5 million young people are unemployed in the EU, with peaks of more than 40% in some countries. For the near future some specific drivers of job creation can be identified in Europe, such as the ICT sector boom and the transition to more sustainable… » read more

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Guest blog post by Marion Labouré, Visiting Scholar at Harvard University & Juergen Braunstein, Senior Associate with LSE Enterprise. The Brexit vote, as well as the recent Trump elections, are only symptoms of a larger underlying problem. Voting for populist and extremist campaigns is a mean of expressing discontent with the status quo, but with… » read more

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Guest blog post by Dan Luca, EurActiv. Undoubtedly, Brexit casts a shadow also to the development of the European primary election system. If by spring 2016 we had meaningful discussions regarding primary elections in 2019, even on the funding approach, this British shockwave froze the constructive thinking. Primary elections are seen by some parties as… » read more

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Guest blog post by Tamara Puhovski Following the fall of the center right Government, snap elections were held in Croatia on September 11th this year. Although they came about due to corruption affair of the former Deputy Prime Minister and president of the HDZ (Croatian Democratic Community) Mr. Karamarko, they haven’t produced a significant shift… » read more

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