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Guest blog post by Massimo Lapucci, Secretary General of Fondazione CRT and Chair of the European Foundation Centre (EFC)   Growing nationalism and deepening populist sentiment across Europe make it all the more urgent to bolster our shared European values. Civil society, which includes philanthropy, is essential in this. But if civil society remains legally… » read more

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Guest blog post by Gary Machado, executive director of the European Emergency Number Association. When the European Parliament voted on reverse-112 last September, it seemed like we had taken a massive step forward for public safety. Agreed: telephone networks should be used to save lives with public warning. But what has happened since? Quite simply:… » read more

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Offener Brief an die Bürgerinnen und Bürger und die Staats- und Regierungschefs der Europäischen Union In einer Zeit geprägt von ökonomischem Aufschwung und relativer Stabilität vergessen wir Europäerinnen und Europäer oft, dass wir vor nicht allzu langer Zeit am Rande eines Abgrunds standen. Unsere derzeitige Situation ist noch immer gefährdet durch geopolitische und finanzielle Unsicherheiten… » read more

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Guest post by Ilya Plotnikov, a Ukrainian journalist and foreign policy analyst A Ukrainian oligarch with ties to the Kremlin and Donald Trump, who is ducking criminal charges in his homeland by living in exile in Spain, says he will run against President Petro Poroshenko in 2019. With his links to Russian power brokers, including… » read more

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Lettre ouverte aux citoyens de l’Union européenne et aux chefs d’Etat et de gouvernement des Etats membres Dans cette période de reprise économique et d’accalmie, n’oublions pas qu’il y a peu nous avons frôlé l’abime et que notre réalité reste pleine d’incertitudes géopolitiques et financières, avec un niveau de dette mondial record pouvant entraîner une… » read more

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Guest blog post by Fernando Morales-de la Cruz, Founder, Café for Change. The International Coffee Council of the International Coffee Organization meets in Mexico from 9 to 13 April at a time of crisis for coffee growers. They receive less than US $ 0.01 in net benefits per cup of coffee sold in “the north”… » read more

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Guest blog post / open letter by Dr. Yoav Shemer-Kunz, Director of EINAT Network – the European Israeli Network on Article Two. European and Israeli lawmakers urge Mogherini to voice its opposition to the ‘Jewish Nation-state Bill’ to be voted soon in the Knesset. Pier Antonio Panzeri, Chair of the European Parliament’s Subcommittee on Human… » read more

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Guest blog post by Thimios Tzallas, a writer and specialises in British and Greek politcs. A week before the nerve-agent attack in Salisbury, the University of Peloponnesus, in the presence of the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs George Katroungalos, declared Vladimir Putin Professor Emeritus, because of his “contributions to culture and democracy”. In the person… » read more

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