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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 Ahmed Aboutaleb, mayor of Rotterdam (Netherlands) and member of the European Forum for Urban Security (Efus) Executive Committee. In the past few years, Europe has endured a series of terrorist attacks that have set Europeans on edge. While these attacks are devastating, the proportion of terrorist attacks in EU countries was in… » read more

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Gastbeitrag von Vlad Plahotniuc, Vorsitzender der Demokratischen Partei Moldaus. Es gibt Zeiten, in denen sich jedes Land einmal an einem Scheideweg befindet: etwa wenn es vor der Aufgabe steht, wandelnden Ansprüchen und Möglichkeiten gerecht zu werden, wichtige strukturelle Herausforderungen zu bewältigen oder zentrale gesellschaftliche Werte neu zu definieren. Besonders in der heutigen Zeit, in der… » read more

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  Guest post by Doriane de Lestrange, lawyer focusing on EU Regulatory law   The High Level Group on Fake News is about to hold its inaugural meeting this January 2018, at a time where more and more Member States are addressing this topic at national level thus pressuring the EU Commission to act against… » read more

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Guest post by Zachary Ellis, intern at Biderbost, Boscan & Rochin (BB&R) Over the past couple of weeks of 2017, an innovative phenomenon has been taking place in local Salamancan schools. The European project eParticipation is making its presence known within classrooms, and it is positively affecting youth all across Salamanca, London, and Palermo. The… » read more

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Guest post by Dr. Laurens Ankersmit, ClientEarth trade lawyer   On the website promoting the EU-Canada trade deal (CETA), the Canadian government proudly lists the ‘opportunities and benefits of CETA for Canada’s oil and gas exporters’. However, provisions on combatting climate change are completely absent from this ‘progressive’ agreement. It was one of the main… » read more

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Guest post by Doriane de Lestrange, lawyer focusing on EU Regulatory law   On last 20 December, the European Commission made the crucial decision to trigger Article 7 of the Lisbon Treaty against Poland. This article, which has never been used before, allows the European commissioners to deprive Warsaw from its voting rights as it… » read more

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Guest post by Luis Pablo, PhD student in Financial Economics. The European Commission remains committed to undertaking an ambitious economic and fiscal reform for the European Monetary Union. The Commission recently released a roadmap where it puts forward a set of guidelines aimed at strengthening “the unity, efficiency and democratic accountability of Europe’s Economic and… » 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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