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Guest blog post by John J. Martin, Global Transparency Fellow at Young Professionals in Foreign Policy (YPFP). John earned his BA in International Relations from New York University. A century after the words were first uttered by Winston Churchill, ‘business as usual’ does not appear to be on the agenda of British Prime Minister Theresa… » read more

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Guest blog post by Hans-Jochen Luhmann, Senior Expert at the Wuppertal Institut für Klima, Umwelt, Energie. The not even steadily but actually increasingly increasing discrepancy between target and real (NOx emission) values of cars and vans has not been a new phenomenon – it has been measured and published since more than a decade. In… » read more

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Guest blog post by Elena Gerebizza from Energy Campaigner Re:Common, Adriana Paradiso from Counter Balance and Melanie Mattauch from 350.org.   In an open letter released today, climate scientists, indigenous leaders, environmental and social justice groups, actors and artists call on the European Union to immediately withdraw its support for a gas mega-pipeline that would… » read more

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Ana Barreira1, Director at the Instituto Internacional de Derecho y Medio Ambiente (IIDMA)2 Chlorine has a diverse variety of uses ranging from health and medicine uses to high-tech applications. Three techniques have been used to produce it: mercury, membrane and diaphragm cells. Mercury and its compounds are highly toxic to humans, ecosystems and wildlife. It… » read more

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The Brexit process has, thus far, ignored the voices of children and young people. We, the undersigned, represent over 1800 children’s rights organisations across Europe and believe the rights of children and young people must be protected and championed as part of the process. Children and young people in the United Kingdom and across the… » read more

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Guest blog post by Adrian Sonder, policy advisor within the German Parliament. The German labour market has experienced a job boom over the past decade. The number of employees who are subject to social insurance contributions reached a new record level of 32.3 million (Institute for Employment Research). The total number of employees is estimated… » read more

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Guest blog post by Frederic Bouin, one of the world’s foremost art dealers, based in New York, and is a neighbour and friend of Donald Trump. The last time I saw Donald Trump, he was at his property in Florida, playing golf. His charm and calm contrasted sharply with the bustle and tension evident in… » read more

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Guest post by Kai Gehring, University of Zürich and Stephan A. Schneider, Heidelberg University. While Brexit negotiations are on their way, the remaining EU members issued a declaration outlining perspectives for future cooperation on the European level on the occasion of the 60-year anniversary of the Treaty of Rome. At the same time, the “Pulse… » read more

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