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Guest blog post by Lionel Rudant, Strategic Marketing, CEA-Leti and Bernard Strée, European Research Program, CEA-Leti The Industrial Revolution beginning in the mid-18th Century and its periodic echoes were driven by electronic miniaturisation that led to massive, low-cost production of consumer goods. From now on, new technologies will be deployed and adopted based on the… » read more

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Guest blog post by Patrick Gibbels, owner of Gibbels Public Affairs This morning, I read a report stating that the German competition authority might be going after platforms, giving European Commissioner Margrethe Vestager (Competition) a new fuel injection for her own crusade. For the past year, maybe longer, the EU has been happily engaged in… » read more

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Guest blog post by Garlich von Essen, Secretary General, European Seed Association (ESA) and Petra Jorasch, Manager Plant Breeding & Innovation Advocacy, European Seed Association (ESA) The Advocate General takes a differentiated view when assessing the regulatory status of plants resulting from new breeding methods. The latest plant breeding methods like genome editing can help… » read more

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Guest blog post by Erika Mastrorosa, a graduate of Italian philosophy. As of June 1st 2018, Italy officially has a new government. Giuseppe Conte was sworn in as PM taking an oath of loyalty to the Italian constitution in front of President Mattarella in the Quirinal, notwithstanding the doubts that were raised over the academic… » read more

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Guest blog post by 15 European Citizens’ Initiative organisers and 50 civil society organisations. On 20 June, the Constitutional Affairs Committee (AFCO) of the European Parliament will cast a vote of crucial importance for the future of the European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI).* With this open letter, civil society organisations and former ECI organisers call upon… » read more

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Europeans from all over the continent convened in The Hague this weekend to celebrate the seventieth anniversary of the Congress of Europe. The 1948 conference marked the beginning of the post-war process of European integration. The participants, whose deliberations stressed the importance of civic engagement in shaping Europe’s future, gathered in the ancient Knight’s Hall… » read more

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Guest blog post by Nicolas Bauer, legal counsel, European center for law and justice Without any reasonable justification, the trial of pastor Andrew Brunson has been delayed again, this time to 18 July, that is 21 months after the beginning of the detention. He is accused of “Christianization” associated with terrorism and became an emblematic… » read more

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Guest blog post by Edward Danks, Programme Coordinator, European Institute for Asian studies As new, digital platforms have precipitated journalistic innovation, the simultaneous rise of fake news and the spread of disinformation throughout the media has left the industry in a state of flux. The implications of this issue however, spread far beyond the undermining… » read more

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Guest blog post by Juliette Albiac, Fire Safe Europe Managing Director The European Commission is currently reviewing the Construction Products Regulation (CPR). Its review is an opportunity to address major fire safety issues from measuring smoke toxicity to assessing the fire risks from new construction products and methods. The Construction Products Regulation (CPR), which dates… » read more

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