The Guest Blog

Jago Russell is Chief Executive of Fair Trials, a not-for-profit organisation that advocates for the fundamental human right to a fair trial. International crime: Add it to the list of challenges facing Europe and the rest of the world these days – from counterfeit products to prescription drugs. And unlike street crooks, the criminal enterprises… » read more

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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 David Dechamps, Senior Vice President, Digital Payments & Labs, Europe – Mastercard. From one click payments to drones as the delivery service of the future, we often talk about the benefits and innovations of e-commerce businesses. But what about the consumer? At the heart of any retail service is the consumer… » read more

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[En français plus bas] 60 years after the Schuman Declaration, Europe must reinvent itself by Jean-Louis Guigou, president of IPEMED and IPEMED’s Political Steering Committee* “Europe will not be made all at once, or according to a single plan. It will be built through concrete achievements which first create a de facto solidarity” declared Robert… » read more

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Guest blog post by Luca Visentini, ETUC General Secretary. I am not looking forward to next Wednesday, when the British Prime Minister will send her Article 50 letter announcing the UK’s intention to leave the European Union. I respect the decision taken by a majority of British voters last June, but it is still going… » read more

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Guest blog post by Jean-Marc Leclerc, Government and Regulatory Affairs Executive at IBM IBM, in its long history, has witnessed a lot of digitalization and defined some of it. When the Digital Single Market strategy was launched in 2015, our experience taught us that that the journey from ambition to reality could be bumpy. Vigorous… » read more

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Guest blog post by Sebastiaan Wijsman, Economist at the KU Leuven Faculty of Economics and Business   Summary: Over the past four years, government deficits throughout the EMU have declined, but for some countries this is mainly due to decreasing interest rates. This hides the lack of real fiscal consolidation efforts, while it reduces the… » read more

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Guest blog post by Raphael Weyland, EU conservation policy officer for NABU (Naturschutzbund Deutschland), a member of the BirdLife partnership. If the European Commission wants to prove its democratic legitimacy, it would be wise to deliver on its promise to ensure better implementation and enforcement of the hugely popular Birds and Habitats Directives. Its new… » read more

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