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Guest post by Mark Temnycky, graduate of Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University   As Ukraine celebrated its “Ukrainian Literacy and Language Day” on 9 November, controversy surrounding its education law remains.   Passed in September, the legislation stated secondary education in public schools would be taught in Ukrainian. This sparked… » 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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Brexit will fail

Guest post by Juliet Lodge, Professor Emerita Univ. of Leeds UK, founding Jean Monnet Professor of European Integration, and senior research analyst at Saher UK   Lest we forget – integration is about people: Brexit will fail Watching the UK implode is one thing. Not calling out autocracy, lies, deceit and the denial of EU… » read more

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  Guest post by Michal Smyk, Member of the European Commission Expert Group on electricity interconnection targets and Deputy Head of Strategy, Polska Grupa Energetyczna (PGE), representing Polish Electricity Association (PKEE). In the past months, the subject of interconnectivity seemed to temporarily disappear from the agenda as other legislative initiatives have taken priority. However, after… » read more

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Guest post by Maximilian Wirth, policy advisor in Berlin The negotiations for a potential government coalition in Germany collapsed today. Since the elections in September, the conservative CDU under the guidance of Chancellor Angela Merkel had tried to form a new alliance with the Greens and the free-market FDP. However, the FDP leader Christian Linder… » read more

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