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Guest blog post by Otto Ilveskero, MSc in EU Politics graduate from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and a European Affairs writer for Finland’s leading foreign and security policy publication, The Ulkopolitist With enough external political crises, threats, and conflicts to rewrite Billy Joel’s We Didn’t Start the Fire, the EU’s… » read more

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Guest blog post by Helge Sigurd Næss-Schmidt, Partner and Director of Economics at Copenhagen Economics European finance ministers are expected to discuss digital taxation when they meet later this week. Discussions will focus on the Digital Services Tax (DST), proposed by the European Commission in March, which introduced a new 3 percent tax on revenues… » read more

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Guest post by Pedro-Manuel López In a summer in which an average of five refugees crossing the Bavarian-Austrian per day can cause a German government crisis and wrangling over European harbor access for half a dozen ships transporting rescued refugees leads to an emergency EU summit, it seems fitting to conceive new elite border patrol… » read more

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European Parliament votes to start interinstitutional negotiations on the revision of the European Citizens’ Initiative, but simultaneously commits to holding plenary debates on successful ECIs. On 5 July 2018, the European Parliament voted to start institutional negotiations on the European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) on the basis of the legislative report adopted by the Parliament’s Constitutional… » read more

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Guest blog post by Fernando Morales-de la Cruz, Founder, Café for Change. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted in December 1948, almost 70 years ago. The Convention of the Rights of the Child was ratified by all EU member states almost 30 years ago. The European Parliament passed a resolution in 2012 on… » read more

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Guest blog post by Mauricio Ruiz, Freelance Journalist “Morocco has made significant progress in promoting democracy and the respect of human rights,” said Willy Fautré, Director and Co-founder of Human Rights Without Frontiers (HRWF), on Tuesday June 26th, at the European Parliament. “There are nonetheless a number of issues that still need to be addressed,… » read more

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Guest blog post by Austeja Trinkunaite, Secretary General The Council of European Professional Informatics Societies (CEPIS) According to our recent study, 38 % of the analysed European National Cybersecurity Strategies (NCSS) fail to represent a holistic and political-strategic approach to cybersecurity. Many EU member states focus almost exclusively on short-term, operational aspects, and neglect the… » read more

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Guest post by Vidvuds Beldavs, strategist for NZP FOTONIKA-LV, the national photonics platform of the University of Latvia Juncker’s European Commission (EC) has until the end of its term 31 October 2019 to take decisive action to address Europe’s energy problematique – intermingled problems that cannot be solved independently. The EU needs to maintain robust… » read more

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