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Guest post by Fitch F. RICH, Croatian Blogger- Blog: Croatia Calling After parliamentary elections which haven’t really changed anything despite the defeat of Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ), the time has come for us to decide whether we would like to be a part of (Dis)United Europe. The breaking news is that the referendum on our… » read more

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Guest post by Dario GROPPI While Time Magazine publishes The Protester as the man of the year. Eyes on Europe, a magazine dealing with actual and future perspectives of European Union (EU), edited by students, organised a conference on What does European Union learn from the Arab Spring. Hosted by the Free University of Brussels,… » read more

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Es lebe die Krise!

Guest Post by Hubertus DROSTE, Graduate student, School of Law, University of Edinburgh. Der Euro ist noch lange nicht gerettet. Aber der Eurofog lichtet sich. Britannien hat sich entschieden – für eine wirtschaftliche Union, gegen eine politische Union. Endlich. Jahrelang kamen nur faule Kompromisse dabei heraus. Immer wurde auf britische Sonderinteressen Rücksicht genommen, sei es… » read more

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Guest post by David MORENO (EN) and Dario GROPPI (FR) Europe is all around us. We feel it whenever we look at our bank account, buy a newspaper or listen to people speaking a foreign European language on our way to work. But what is Europe’s impact in the European capital itself? How do the… » read more

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Guest post by Kaj EMBREN, Sustainable Development export and blogger, Stockholm, Sweden. In the middle of some of the most turbulent political and economic crises of modern times, UN climate negotiators will meet in Durban, South Africa, on November 28th. Their greatest challenge will be making their voices heard above the noise of the ailing… » read more

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Guest post by Roeland SCHOLTALBERS, Media & Communication Officer at the international alliance of Catholic development agencies CIDSE. There is much at stake as the international community gathers in Durban, South Africa, for the yearly UN summit on climate change (28/11/11 – 09/12/11). The Kyoto protocol, the only binding international agreement on emission reductions, expires… » read more

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Guest Post by Joan-Marc SIMON, Analyst and Blogger on EU Affairs. Unless the macroeconomic diet imposed to southern countries it is complemented with fiscal transfers, it will asphyxiate economic recovery which in turn is going to break-up the already unstable countries. A new European Convention is necessary to build the new European fiscal Union. As… » read more

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Guest post by Giuseppe LENZO, MA International Relations (Europe) awarded with Distinction – School of Government and International Affairs, Durham University (UK) After a long ‘reign’ lasted about seventeen years (he was elected Prime Minister the first time in 1994) Berlusconi finally resigned. He took the decision to step down after the loss of majority… » read more

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Guest post by Kaj Embrén, Sustainable Development export and blogger, Stockholm, Sweden.   I don’t know about you, but I have tried to find out exactly what is in the bailout package offered to Greece by the European partners, but I could not find much. Banks are mentioned in all the newspapers articles, sometimes because… » read more

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Guest post by Geert BOURGEOIS, Vice-Minister-President of the Flemish Government ABSTRACT: In his speech at the opening ceremony of the 20th Global Forum , held on 7 November 2011 at the Flemish Parliament in Brussels, Minister Geert Bourgeois, Vice-Minister-President of the Flemish Government stressed out the Citadel Statement, a pan-European declaration initiated by the Flemish… » read more

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