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Guest blog post by Nicolas Bauer, legal counsel, European center for law and justice Without any reasonable justification, the trial of pastor Andrew Brunson has been delayed again, this time to 18 July, that is 21 months after the beginning of the detention. He is accused of “Christianization” associated with terrorism and became an emblematic… » read more

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Guest blog post by Edward Danks, Programme Coordinator, European Institute for Asian studies As new, digital platforms have precipitated journalistic innovation, the simultaneous rise of fake news and the spread of disinformation throughout the media has left the industry in a state of flux. The implications of this issue however, spread far beyond the undermining… » read more

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Guest blog post by Juliette Albiac, Fire Safe Europe Managing Director The European Commission is currently reviewing the Construction Products Regulation (CPR). Its review is an opportunity to address major fire safety issues from measuring smoke toxicity to assessing the fire risks from new construction products and methods. The Construction Products Regulation (CPR), which dates… » read more

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Guest blog post by Pedro M. Lopez Those who have been to Latin America probably remember keywords such as the “tropics,” “music,” “steaks,” and “exotic fruit.” Terms such as “free trade,” “trade deficit” or “ trade agreement” are less likely to be associated with Latin America. When we buy the newest smoothie creation in Europe,… » read more

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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 James Organ, Lecturer at the University of Liverpool and researcher of the legal framework for citizen participation through instruments of direct democracy, particularly the European Citizens Initiative and UK referenda. This weekend a group of citizens will meet in Berlin, Rome and Budapest to discuss how they can make Europe a… » read more

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Guest blog post by David Ibsen, Executive Director of the not-for-profit Counter Extremism Project (CEP). Just over a month ago, Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg survived his much anticipated first appearance before the U.S. Congress, in large measure because Senators and Representatives tried to focus too narrowly on how technology works, rather than how it has… » read more

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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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