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Guest blogpost by Jana Hainsworth, Eurochild Secretary General. A mother from Bulgaria addressed Members of the European Parliament on 10th December to share her experience of the pressure put on parents to abandon children with disabilities into institutions. By bringing this testimony, the Opening Doors for Europe’s Children campaign hopes to illustrate everything that is… » read more

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Guest blogpost by Jakob Kucharczyk, Director of Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA). Yesterday we learnt that Google will shut down its ‘Google News’ service this year in Spain. This is just one consequence of the introduction in Spain of an ancillary copyright levy (known as the ‘AEDE levy’) affecting online services (apps and websites).… » read more

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Guest blogpost by David Crous, project consultant at Pracsis. The 17th European Forum on Eco-innovation explored the dynamics of green jobs creation. More than 150 experts debated the potential of circular economy to drive businesses’ competitiveness and create employment. Over the last decade 3 to 4.2 million jobs were created in European eco-industries. Green business… » read more

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Guest blogpost by Jallow Momodou, Vice-Chair of the European Network Against Racism (ENAR) and Chair of the Pan African Movement for Justice in Sweden. ‘Numbers count’ is a statement we often hear, especially when speaking of democratic weight and power as a means to influence a group’s socio-economic conditions. So far, however, people of African… » read more

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Guest blogpost by Christoph Klenner, Secretary General of the European Technology and Travel Services Association (ETTSA). At a time when Europe desperately needs to promote a proper functioning marketplace, European legislators have demonstrated how out of touch they can be with the reality of doing business. Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission, said at… » read more

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Guest blog post by Gerry Salole, Chief executive, European Foundation Centre. Our organisations, the European Foundation Centre (EFC) and the Donors and Foundations Networks in Europe (DAFNE) representing together over 7,000 foundations, would like to call your attention to the proposed EU regulation on the European Foundation (FE), and the critical role of all EU… » read more

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Guest blog post by Nikos Lampropoulos, Director of EurActiv.gr. After long discussions between Member States and the European Commission followed by a 3 months public consultation, the Commission officially launched the Strategy for the Adriatic and Ionian Region on June 18th. About the Strategy “The general objective of the new Strategy is to promote economic… » read more

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