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Open letter by the Council of European Municipalities and Regions. Last September, the President of France, Emmanuel Macron, invited all Europeans to think together about the future of our Union. Without waiting for this invitation, the Council of European Municipalities and Regions, a federation of national associations of towns and regions from 42 countries launched… » read more

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By Margherita Tolotto, the EEB Policy Officer for Air and Noise. This week’s summit of EU environment ministers is a welcome opportunity to move air pollution to the top of the political agenda. Announcing the summit in a blog post last week, Commissioner Vella said that a Europe that cares “cannot sit by as 400,000… » read more

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Gastbeitrag von Yves Bertoncini und Dr. Rainer Wend. Die verstärkte deutsch-französische Zusammenarbeit bringt neuen Schwung in die europäische Integration. Die EU muss neue Wege gehen im Bereich Sicherheit und Verteidigung und neuen wirtschaftlichen Investitionen zur Stärkung des Euroraums und vor allem den Bürgerinnen und Bürgern dienen! Die Präsidenten der Europäischen Bewegung in Frankreich und Deutschland… » read more

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Guest post by Luis Pablo, PhD student in Financial Economics. When Spanish President Rajoy announced in October that he would start the legal procedures to remove the Catalan government and call for regional elections, many people, especially in Catalonia, breathed a sigh of relief: the trip to nowhere initiated a few years ago by Catalan… » read more

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Open letter of French and German NGOs addressed to German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron on the occasion of the International Green week, the 55 anniversary of the signing of the Elysee Treaty and the upcoming informal European Council of 23 February 2018: Dear Chancellor Merkel and President Macron, The supporting French… » read more

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Guest post by Ahmed Aboutaleb, mayor of Rotterdam (Netherlands) and member of the European Forum for Urban Security (Efus) Executive Committee. In the past few years, Europe has endured a series of terrorist attacks that have set Europeans on edge. While these attacks are devastating, the proportion of terrorist attacks in EU countries was in… » read more

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Gastbeitrag von Vlad Plahotniuc, Vorsitzender der Demokratischen Partei Moldaus. Es gibt Zeiten, in denen sich jedes Land einmal an einem Scheideweg befindet: etwa wenn es vor der Aufgabe steht, wandelnden Ansprüchen und Möglichkeiten gerecht zu werden, wichtige strukturelle Herausforderungen zu bewältigen oder zentrale gesellschaftliche Werte neu zu definieren. Besonders in der heutigen Zeit, in der… » read more

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  Guest post by Doriane de Lestrange, lawyer focusing on EU Regulatory law   The High Level Group on Fake News is about to hold its inaugural meeting this January 2018, at a time where more and more Member States are addressing this topic at national level thus pressuring the EU Commission to act against… » read more

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Guest post by Zachary Ellis, intern at Biderbost, Boscan & Rochin (BB&R) Over the past couple of weeks of 2017, an innovative phenomenon has been taking place in local Salamancan schools. The European project eParticipation is making its presence known within classrooms, and it is positively affecting youth all across Salamanca, London, and Palermo. The… » read more

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Guest post by Dr. Laurens Ankersmit, ClientEarth trade lawyer   On the website promoting the EU-Canada trade deal (CETA), the Canadian government proudly lists the ‘opportunities and benefits of CETA for Canada’s oil and gas exporters’. However, provisions on combatting climate change are completely absent from this ‘progressive’ agreement. It was one of the main… » read more

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