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Guest blog post by Charles De Serres and Vanja Stenius, Lagom House Yes, but he will need a crowbar to do it. It will take an experienced and sometimes autocratic person to force through the changes needed for the European Union either to survive, or to be rebuilt from the ground up. Whatever path will… » read more

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The future of an EU with 27 member states. The future of Europe. Such statements raise a lot of questions. Will the shock of Brexit call into question the EU governance, the future of the institutions? Even after the famous Article 50 which enabled Britain to leave the European Union is activated, we have a… » read more

Posted by Dan Luca

Guest blog post by Luca Jahier, President of the Various Interests Group of the EESC. In the 7th Century B.C., Sappho was regarded as one of the greatest lyric poets of her time. Described by Plato as Ancient Greece’s tenth muse, Sappho is reputed to have commented “I declare that later on, even in an… » read more

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Guest blog post by Andrew Roberts, freelance investigative journalist, part-time political observer of the European Union. People continue to wonder what all of these politicians are doing in Brussels throughout the year… You would be surprised at how many laws and regulations being created and passed that you have never heard of…and yes, a lot… » read more

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Guest blogpost by Arif Shala, doctoral student at the Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich, Germany, and executive director at the Institute for Economic Development Studies in Prishtine, Kosovo. What is good governance and why is it important for economic and social development? Good governance is the striving for rule of law, transparency, equity, and accountability… » read more

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Europe: the story of why

Guest blogpost by Ewoud Lauwerier, researchers at the University of Lausanne writing a PhD on the democratic legitimacy of the EU. In order for the EU to escape the spiral of negativity that surrounds it and to become again a cause worth believing in, it should refocus its story on why it is, rather than… » read more

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Guest blogpost by Arne Friedrich, sent in via our guest blogpost form. Europa ist ein Symbol für den Frieden und die Freiheit der Menschen aller europäischer Staaten. In keinem Teil der Welt gibt es diesen intensiven Austausch der Völker zwischen Ländern verschiedener Kulturen und Nationen. Nur Europa und die EU ermöglicht mit ihren vielfältigen Netzwerken,… » read more

Posted by Laurens Cerulus

Brits go home

Guest post by “Yuri Diabolos”, European Commission civil servant, Brussels The current debate on Brexit in England is raising strange arguments in Brussels, the consequences of which may not be considered in London. Reading the outcome of last month’s summit, I was frustrated that most commentary focused on how much a given Member State had… » read more

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