The Guest Blog

Guest blog post by Gary Machado, President of EU DisinfoLab. Mark Zuckerberg is finally coming to Brussels. We, Europeans, were granted a visit and it feels we had to beg for it. In the US, Mark Zuckerberg did not have a choice; he had to testify in front of both the Senate and Congress, publicly… » 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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Ideas for the Union

Guest post by Bart Gissac Peace. The first priority for Europe must be peace in the world. The United Nations Security Council should be replaced by the UN Peace Council. It would be composed of 15 UN members elected by the UN General Assembly for the period of 2 years. There would be no permanent… » read more

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Post en tant qu’invité par Bart Gissac La Paix. La première priorité pour l’Europe doit être la paix dans le monde. Le Conseil de sécurité des Nations Unies devrait être remplacé par le Conseil de paix des Nations Unies. Il serait composé de 15 membres de l’ONU élus par l’Assemblée générale des Nations Unies pour… » read more

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Guest post by Melina Sanchez, co-founder and chairwoman of the international think tank European Horizons.   “Are you a monopoly?”   U.S. Senator Graham asked billionaire Mark Zuckerberg that question when the CEO and chairman of Facebook testified last month. Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica scandal may have prompted the current clash between American lawmakers and the… » 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 Blog Margit Schratzenstaller, Österreichisches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung Die Europäische Kommission hat am 2. Mai 2018 nach monatelangen Vorarbeiten und Diskussionen mit allen EU-Mitgliedstaaten einen ersten Vorschlag für Gesamtvolumen und grobe Struktur des Mehrjährigen Finanzrahmens (MFF) sowie für das Eigenmittelsystem der EU für die Periode 2021 bis 2027 vorgelegt (European Commission 2018A, 2018B, 2018C, 2018D,… » read more

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Guest post by Ana Cristina Sánchez Delgado, Volunteer of Biderbost, Boscan & Rochin (BB&R)   It is really difficult to summarise the three experiences I have had with Erasmus+ in a few simple lines. The first project in which I participated was “Crossing Cultural Borders: A North-South Exchange” (in June 2015 in Vevang, Norway). Although… » read more

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