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Guest post by Nicholas Whyte, Senior Director of APCO Global Solutions.   The proposed new allocation of European Parliament seats may benefit ALDE and the EPP, at the expense of the Left and the hard Right. This week’s European Council meeting will consider the European Parliament’s proposals for the reallocation of MEPs between the different… » read more

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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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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 blog post by Gunnar Hökmark MEP (EPP).   If bureaucracy were an Olympic game, my country – together with a few others – would most likely be one of the contenders for gold medal. Swedish bureaucrats and politicians of most stripes have worked hard towards this goal with a combination of creativity and an… » read more

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