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Guest blog post by Eugenio Cusumano, assistant professor in International Relations, University of Leiden The recent disembarkation in Valencia of the migrants rescued by the Aquarius, a ship operated by the charity SO-Mediterranée, solves a diplomatic standoff in danger of turning into a humanitarian crisis. The roads and sea routes to hell, however, are paved… » read more

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Guest blog post by Angela Mills Wade, Executive Director, European Publishers Council MEPs will vote this week on the controversial Publisher’s [neighbouring] right. There’s a lot at stake: As MEPs consider the details: the wording, the phrasing, the multiple possible interpretations, the nitty gritty of every line in every article of the draft EU Copyright… » read more

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Guest blog post by Lionel Rudant, Strategic Marketing, CEA-Leti and Bernard Strée, European Research Program, CEA-Leti The Industrial Revolution beginning in the mid-18th Century and its periodic echoes were driven by electronic miniaturisation that led to massive, low-cost production of consumer goods. From now on, new technologies will be deployed and adopted based on the… » read more

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Guest blog post by Patrick Gibbels, owner of Gibbels Public Affairs This morning, I read a report stating that the German competition authority might be going after platforms, giving European Commissioner Margrethe Vestager (Competition) a new fuel injection for her own crusade. For the past year, maybe longer, the EU has been happily engaged in… » read more

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Guest blog post by Garlich von Essen, Secretary General, European Seed Association (ESA) and Petra Jorasch, Manager Plant Breeding & Innovation Advocacy, European Seed Association (ESA) The Advocate General takes a differentiated view when assessing the regulatory status of plants resulting from new breeding methods. The latest plant breeding methods like genome editing can help… » read more

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Guest blog post by Erika Mastrorosa, a graduate of Italian philosophy. As of June 1st 2018, Italy officially has a new government. Giuseppe Conte was sworn in as PM taking an oath of loyalty to the Italian constitution in front of President Mattarella in the Quirinal, notwithstanding the doubts that were raised over the academic… » read more

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Guest blog post by 15 European Citizens’ Initiative organisers and 50 civil society organisations. On 20 June, the Constitutional Affairs Committee (AFCO) of the European Parliament will cast a vote of crucial importance for the future of the European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI).* With this open letter, civil society organisations and former ECI organisers call upon… » read more

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Europeans from all over the continent convened in The Hague this weekend to celebrate the seventieth anniversary of the Congress of Europe. The 1948 conference marked the beginning of the post-war process of European integration. The participants, whose deliberations stressed the importance of civic engagement in shaping Europe’s future, gathered in the ancient Knight’s Hall… » read more

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