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Die Farben der Niederlage sind Rot-Grün. Das ist die politische Geschichte aus Niedersachsen in diesen Tagen. Die letzte rot-grüne Landesregierung in einem Flächenland hat ihre Mehrheit verloren. Es reicht nicht mehr zu Zweit in dieser Konstellation. Was als ‘historisches Projekt’ begann, wird Episode. Die Bundes-SPD reagiert in Gestalt ihres Generalsekretärs mit wohlgesetzten Worten. Je aussichtsloser… » read more

  Posted by KARPFENTEICH

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Manch politischer Beobachter befürchtete gar einen Wahlkampf im Schlafwagenstil – zumal der eigentlich vorgesehene Wahltermin mitten in die Winterpause, drei Wochen nach Weihnachten, gelegt worden war. Doch spätestens seit Donnerstag scheint klar: Mit gemütlichem Punschtrinken am Partei-Infostand wird es nichts. Stattdessen wird kurz, aber heftig gestritten werden, wenn nach der Bundestagswahl Ende September in Niedersachsen… » read more

  Posted by KARPFENTEICH

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By Alexandra Tompson Tensions are high over North Korea’s aggressive pursuit of its nuclear program. With conflict looming, we face an urgent diplomatic and political problem. But also a moral obligation. Disregarding international norms, the world’s most isolated country has to-date staged five nuclear tests, two of them last year. Engagement with North Korea is… » read more

  Posted by The Freedom Blog

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Q&A: Impunity and journalist safety are priority says new OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, Harlem Désir Tom Gibson/CPJ European Union Representative The OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media plays a vital role that is valued by journalists and media freedom groups for its ability to speak out in defense of press freedom… » read more

  Posted by Committee to Protect Journalists

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Whistleblowers provide a critical checking function in ensuring accountability, fighting corruption and protecting the public interest as they have direct access to valuable information and insights of their organisations. This role is widely recognized by EU institutions and discussions are ongoing for possible EU wide legislation on whistleblower protection. This blog examines whether EU agencies… » read more

  Posted by TARN

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(Author: George Thurley, Policy Officer Healthy Trade and Food, Drink and Agriculture at EPHA) Diet is the foremost risk factor for non-communicable diseases (NCDs): the average European consumes too much sugar, too much saturated fat, and too much salt. The share of people who are overweight or obese has steadily increased between 2010 and 2014… » read more

  Posted by EU ZMK's Diary

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by Teresa Alegra Quintel Context [Joined cases C-203/15 Tele2 Sverige AB v Post-och telestyrelsen and C-698/15 Secretary of State for the Home Department v Tom Watson & Others] In joined cases C-203/15 and C-698/15, Tele2 Sverige AB (C-203/15) and Watson (C-698/15)[1], the CJEU set clear limits for the derogations under Article 15(1) of Directive 2002/58… » read more

  Posted by RSIEAblog

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Remember Montesquieu and his “doux commerce” ? “L’effet naturel du commerce est de porter à la paix. Deux nations qui négocient ensemble, se rendent réciproquement dépendantes: si l’une a intérêt d’acheter, l’autre a intérêt de vendre; et toutes les unions sont fondées sur des besoins mutuelles. Mais si l’esprit de commerce unit les nations, il… » read more

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