The Guest Blog

Guest Post by Alexander Misharin, Governor of the Ekaterinburg region For Russia’s regions and citizens last month’s EU-Russia summit has cleared away a lot of the obstacles that made building closer ties with Europe a challenging undertaking. Europe’s support for Russia’s WTO membership will strengthen trade, the reform of the visa requirements will make it… » read more

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Guest Post by Dan LUCA. Blog: Casa Europei The European Union can encourage and facilitate cooperation between Member States in order to develop quality education, however unlike in other policy area’s the EU cannot harmonise any law or regulation of the Member States. The content and organisation of education systems and their cultural and linguistic… » read more

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Guest post by Katheryn Rivas Copenhagen has been bustling and buzzing this past week with formal induction ceremonies as Denmark for the seventh time takes the helm of the EU. The Danish government has put concentrated most of their six-month rotating presidency agenda this term in what they call “green growth” — even the Danish… » read more

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Guest Post by Dan Luca Brussels hosts more than 100.000 persons working in EU affairs. Less than 50% are based in the EU institutions, the vast majority: over 50.000 people, have a job in industry federations, consultancies, media, corporate, nonprofit organizations, think tanks or region and city representations. As Europe’s capital, Brussels has an a-typical… » read more

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Guest post by Fitch F. RICH, Croatian Blogger- Blog: Croatia Calling After parliamentary elections which haven’t really changed anything despite the defeat of Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ), the time has come for us to decide whether we would like to be a part of (Dis)United Europe. The breaking news is that the referendum on our… » read more

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Guest post by Dario GROPPI While Time Magazine publishes The Protester as the man of the year. Eyes on Europe, a magazine dealing with actual and future perspectives of European Union (EU), edited by students, organised a conference on What does European Union learn from the Arab Spring. Hosted by the Free University of Brussels,… » read more

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Es lebe die Krise!

Guest Post by Hubertus DROSTE, Graduate student, School of Law, University of Edinburgh. Der Euro ist noch lange nicht gerettet. Aber der Eurofog lichtet sich. Britannien hat sich entschieden – für eine wirtschaftliche Union, gegen eine politische Union. Endlich. Jahrelang kamen nur faule Kompromisse dabei heraus. Immer wurde auf britische Sonderinteressen Rücksicht genommen, sei es… » read more

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Guest post by David MORENO (EN) and Dario GROPPI (FR) Europe is all around us. We feel it whenever we look at our bank account, buy a newspaper or listen to people speaking a foreign European language on our way to work. But what is Europe’s impact in the European capital itself? How do the… » read more

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Guest post by Kaj EMBREN, Sustainable Development export and blogger, Stockholm, Sweden. In the middle of some of the most turbulent political and economic crises of modern times, UN climate negotiators will meet in Durban, South Africa, on November 28th. Their greatest challenge will be making their voices heard above the noise of the ailing… » read more

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Guest post by Roeland SCHOLTALBERS, Media & Communication Officer at the international alliance of Catholic development agencies CIDSE. There is much at stake as the international community gathers in Durban, South Africa, for the yearly UN summit on climate change (28/11/11 – 09/12/11). The Kyoto protocol, the only binding international agreement on emission reductions, expires… » read more

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