The Guest Blog

Archives for Uncategorized

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

Posted by Maxime Sattonnay

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

Posted by Blogactiv Team

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

Posted by Blogactiv Team

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

Posted by Dan Luca

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

Posted by Blogactiv Team

Guest Blog post by David Evangelista, Special Olympics Europe Eurasia President and Managing Director. For an issue that has gained such strong visibility, too many remain invisible. We have seen stark images through the airwaves. Long lines of refugees streaming through the countryside. They carry what they can, the heaviest of which is the uncertainty… » read more

Posted by Blogactiv Team

Rest In Peace TTIP

Guest blog post by Maximilian Wirth, a recent graduate from King’s College London in Political Economy. He works now in the field of trade policy in Washington D.C. The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is dead. It was never really popular on either side of the Atlantic, but the election of Donald Trump finished… » read more

Posted by Blogactiv Team

Guest blog post by Isabelle Ryckbost is Secretary General at ESPO, the European Sea Ports Organisation. ESPO has led the campaign of 30 transport organisations for the current review of the Multi-Annual Financial Framework. “Many transport projects, with high added value in terms of achieving Europe’s energy and climate goals, face important financial gaps. For… » read more

Posted by Blogactiv Team