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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 post by Doriane de Lestrange, lawyer focusing on EU Regulatory law   The High Level Group on Fake News is about to hold its inaugural meeting this January 2018, at a time where more and more Member States are addressing this topic at national level thus pressuring the EU Commission to act against… » read more

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Guest post by Dr. Laurens Ankersmit, ClientEarth trade lawyer   On the website promoting the EU-Canada trade deal (CETA), the Canadian government proudly lists the ‘opportunities and benefits of CETA for Canada’s oil and gas exporters’. However, provisions on combatting climate change are completely absent from this ‘progressive’ agreement. It was one of the main… » read more

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Guest post by MEP Alfred Sant, Head of Maltese (S&D) Delegation in the European Parliament   This afternoon the European Parliament’s plenary session, once again, will host a joint debate on the European Foreign Security and Defence Policy. This time the High Representative and Commission Vice President Mogherini will participate in the debate by welcoming… » read more

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Guest post by Stefano Bonaccini, president of the Council of European Municipalities and Regions As African and European Heads of state and government have concluded their 5th African Union and European Union summit (AU-EU summit) in Abidjan, local and regional governments from both continents can be proud of a successful first Africa-Europe Local Government Forum.… » read more

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Beyond the successful efforts in multilateral projects of economic nature, the Eastern Partnership should also involve its partners in strengthening democratic institutions and civil society, argues René van der Linden. René van der Linden is the former president of the Dutch Senat and honorary president of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE).… » read more

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Guest post by Matthias Dornfeldt Unter dem Titel „Erweitertes Partnerschafts- und Kooperationsabkommen zwischen der Europäischen Union und Kasachstan – Erfolge und Perspektiven“ fand die 21. Sitzung des Berliner Eurasischen Klubs (BEK) am 4. Oktober 2017 in Brüssel statt. Es ist bereits eine gute Tradition geworden, dass der Klub, der von der Botschaft der Republik Kasachstan… » read more

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