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By Savvas Poulos OPEN LETTER To: Chairman of the European Council, Mr. Herman Van Rompuy Chairman of the European Committee, Mr. Jose Manuel Barroso Chairman of the European Parliament, Mr. Martin Schulz Athens, March 19th, 2013 Honorable Gentlemen, The befalling privatization of the Greek Public Gas Corporation (DEPA) reveals the deadlock into which the European… » read more

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By Stavros Papagianneas The Great Train Robbery is the name given to a £ 2.6 million (£ 46 million = € 53,8 million today) train robbery committed on 8 August 1963 at Bridego Railway Bridge in Buckinghamshire, UK. This is peanuts in comparison to what happened with Cyprus last weekend. After markets closed for the… » read more

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By Pauline GESSANT, President of JEF-Europe On 18 March 2013, on the occasion of the 7th unfortunate anniversary of Lukashenka’s condemned election victory, we, representatives of European youth, denounce the persisting human rights violation in Belarus. The last presidential elections on 19th of December 2010 ended in mass detentions of protesters, with leaders of opposition… » read more

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By Alessandra Flora (Italian) We Italians must be proud of this woman who will chair the lower house of our Parliament. 51 years-old, journalist and writer, Mrs Boldrini is one of the most honest, sober, expert women of our times. Neither a showgirl, nor an old politician, she started her career at the United Nation… » read more

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By Russell Blair One of a person’s most important identities is their membership in a language community. In Europe, the nation-state and a national language community are mutually reinforcing. This is the result of conscious decisions to privilege one indigenous language or dialect and suppress all others. The goals, largely achieved, were administrative efficiency and… » read more

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By Andres Laiapea, conservative and a member of the Pirate Party in Estonia. There has been a lot of talk on how the direct election of the President of the European Commission could provide democratic legitimacy. But it might in fact backfire in the most devastating manner. It appears many agree by now that there… » read more

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By Uta Dirksen, Björn Hacker, Maria João Rodrigues, and Winfried Veit. The Eurozone is standing at a crossroads, facing the biggest challenges in its history: the systemic crisis and the political attempts to overcome it have far-reaching consequences for the future of the Economic and Monetary Union, European integration and Europe in the world. By… » read more

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By Fadi Elhusseini As we are approaching spring, it reminds us of Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu theatrical gesture at the United Nations General Assembly last September, while holding up a cartoon-like drawing of a bomb with a fuse as he drew the famous “red line” for Iran’s nuclear program. That red line represents this spring and… » read more

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According to a publication, recently released by the European Commission, Romania ranks 3 on the list of energy independent countries among the 27 states, after Denmark and Estonia. This performance was achieved as the country only imports 21% of the energy it consumes, while the EU average reaches somewhere around 53%. “From a strategic perspective,… » read more

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By Alessandra Flora I have been asked to describe Beppe Grillo: It’s a hard task but I’ll try to do it. His result in the last political elections is now one of the hot topics in Italy. His name is becoming more and more popular, but nobody seems to know him well. Italian media attack… » read more

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