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Guest blog post by Dr. Magdi Birtha, Policy and Advocacy Officer, COFACE Families Europe. Family carers fill an important gap in social care provision and provide support to their disabled, or older relatives, or to their children with chronic disease, or complex needs. One thing is clear: the current situation, in which 80% of care… » read more

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SMEs help each other grow

Guest blog post by Thomas Myrup Kristensen, EU Affairs Director, Facebook. For small businesses across Europe, being connected matters. European SMEs are depending on other small businesses to openly share what’s working – and what’s not. With SMEs being key to the economy, helping businesses share best practices is a key way to boost economic… » read more

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  Guest post by Michal Smyk, Member of the European Commission Expert Group on electricity interconnection targets and Deputy Head of Strategy, Polska Grupa Energetyczna (PGE), representing Polish Electricity Association (PKEE). In the past months, the subject of interconnectivity seemed to temporarily disappear from the agenda as other legislative initiatives have taken priority. However, after… » read more

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Guest post by Sabine Lösing (MEP, DIE LINKE) and Jürgen Wagner (managing director of Informationsstelle Militarisierung e.V.) It is the prevalent perception in Brussels that if the EU wants to establish itself as a veritable global player within the group of major powers, the construction of a powerful military establishment is inevitable. Great Britain has… » read more

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Guest blog post by John J. Martin, Global Transparency Fellow at Young Professionals in Foreign Policy (YPFP). John earned his BA in International Relations from New York University. A century after the words were first uttered by Winston Churchill, ‘business as usual’ does not appear to be on the agenda of British Prime Minister Theresa… » read more

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Guest blog post by Hans-Jochen Luhmann, Senior Expert at the Wuppertal Institut für Klima, Umwelt, Energie. The not even steadily but actually increasingly increasing discrepancy between target and real (NOx emission) values of cars and vans has not been a new phenomenon – it has been measured and published since more than a decade. In… » read more

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Guest blog post by Elena Gerebizza from Energy Campaigner Re:Common, Adriana Paradiso from Counter Balance and Melanie Mattauch from 350.org.   In an open letter released today, climate scientists, indigenous leaders, environmental and social justice groups, actors and artists call on the European Union to immediately withdraw its support for a gas mega-pipeline that would… » read more

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Guest post by Kai Gehring, University of Zürich and Stephan A. Schneider, Heidelberg University. While Brexit negotiations are on their way, the remaining EU members issued a declaration outlining perspectives for future cooperation on the European level on the occasion of the 60-year anniversary of the Treaty of Rome. At the same time, the “Pulse… » read more

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