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Archives for EU Priorities 2020

On 12 June, 1985, Portugal and Spain formally signed the Accession Treaty to join the European Community. For both countries, this followed a period of democratic transition and set in chain a complex process of adjustment that has seen both contributing to European integration. Membership in the European Community led to a sharp increase of… » read more

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Guest blog post by Bror Salmelin, Adviser Innovation Systems to the Directorate General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology of the European Commission Open Innovation 2.0 is the new innovation space for creativity. It replaces the traditional triple helix innovation model with enterprises, research and public sector players with the co-creative quadruple helix innovation model… » read more

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Guest blogpost by Vladan Lausevic, member of Alliance of Liberals And Democrats for Europe (ALDE) and student of European Studies at University of Riga.   Somebody said once that you can’t nationalize success and Europeanize failures. After all, there is a multi-level system of governance within the EU where the discussions are necessary to be… » read more

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Guest blog post by Matthias Kurth, Executive Chairman of Cable Europe. If the European Commission was aiming for high visibility with the Digital Single Market Strategy, they certainly hit their mark. Before the full text of the document was even published, the topic had been embraced by mainstream media with debate stretching way beyond the… » read more

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Guest blog post by Frédéric Bourguet, a french lawyer specialized in IT questions. Behind these terms, with almost pleasant connotations, hides a worrying development of the economics of patents. Certain sectors, where innovation is law (notably telecommunications) seek to manage their large portfolios of patents more effectively, requiring surveillance, validity checks, market strategies, as well… » read more

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Guest blog post by Peter Van Elsuwege, Professor of European Union Law at Ghent University. On 18 May 2015, the European Commission, Russia and Ukraine held their third trilateral meeting at ministerial level to discuss the implementation of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement, more precisely on the establishment of the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area… » read more

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In 2014 the European Union introduced the Spitzenkandidaten system with primary elections for the first time at the European level. Each party put forward one candidate who would become the new President of the European Commission should they win the most votes. The appointment of Mr. Juncker as the new European Commission President confirmed that… » read more

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Guest blogpost from Pavel Telicka, Vice-President of the European Liberals and Democrats for Europe in the European Parliament.   This Commission has promised the European citizens better regulation. The European Liberals and democrats support this Commission in its endeavour to make European rules clear, simple and effective. Pavel Telicka, Vice President of the ALDE Group… » read more

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Guest blog post by Caroline Jenner, CEO for JA Europe In 2011, Marta Panunzi was a 16-year-old student studying at a vocational school in Pomezia, a small town south of Rome, who found economics a turn-off. Four years later, she is studying that very subject at the University of Rome, with ambitions to start an… » read more

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