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After Tony Blair’s Brexit speech last week, former Deputy Director of Britain Stronger in Europe (and now Edelman exec) Lucy Thomas tweeted this: Not all former Remain campaigners agree with this. #Brexit was democratic vote & need to work for best possible version not fight it. https://t.co/5rvPKvh3wX — Lucy Thomas (@lucycthomas) February 17, 2017 Shortly… » read more

  Posted by Jon Worth Euroblog

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« Est citoyen de l’Union toute personne ayant la nationalité d’un État membre. La citoyenneté de l’Union s’ajoute à la citoyenneté nationale et ne la remplace pas » (article 9 du TFUE). La citoyenneté européenne diffère radicalement des citoyennetés nationales auxquelles les Européens sont habitués. D’abord, elle n’existe pas par elle-même et ne peut pas… » read more

  Posted by EU-Logos

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L’UE réitère son engagement dans la lutte contre la violence à l’égard des femmes et la violence domestique. Que ce soit, pour demander une ratification plus étendue de la convention d’Istanbul (Convention du Conseil de l’Europe contre la violence à l’égard des femmes et contre la violence domestique) ou pour condamner les récentes mesures russes… » read more

  Posted by EU-Logos

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Guest blog post by Bernardo Pereira Spain’s Rajoy government is driving the country’s energy policy, and the nuclear interests of big industry players Iberdrola, Endesa and GasNatural Fenosa, into a full up-front collision with non-nuclear neighbour Portugal. As the deadline to decommission the old Almaraz nuclear power plant approaches, owners are planning to build a… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

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Political responsibility of Member States for sensitive EU executive action will be hard to get, but it is worth trying. On 14 February 2017, the European Commission submitted a proposal to reform the EU comitology system. It aims at enhancing the transparency and accountability of implementation of EU law in certain highly contentious policy areas,… » read more

  Posted by ACELG

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The following article was selected among the best from Christophe Leclercq’s seminar “EU Reporting on Expert Debates”, which he teaches at ULB together with Director of theInstitute for European Studies Ramona Coman. The course is part of the The Executive Master in European Union Studies (MEUS).   Last 28th October, the yearly conference of the… » read more

  Posted by EuRoman

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The possibility that the efforts of the UK to leave the European Union (“Brexit”) could be undermined by their unelected upper Chamber (the House of Lords) is indicative of the problems of the European Union itself. The power wielded by the unelected British Lords perhaps reflects the power of the mostly unelected (directly) “Eurocrats” that… » read more

  Posted by Ve la do io l'Europa

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Photo [Frederico07/Wikipedia]   Domenico Lenarduzzi is former Director General of DG EAC at the European Commission and initiator of the Erasmus programme. When asked to comment on the Erasmus4media initiative, he released the following statement:   The initial ERASMUS programme was set-up 30 years ago, as I was in charge. It has been diversifying in… » read more

  Posted by EuRoman

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  Romania experienced in the last two weeks a great instability in the political sphere that brought half a million people on streets protesting. In order to better understand the situation, we asked AEGEE members to share their experience from the protests in Romania. “I think more and more people realize what it means to… » read more

  Posted by Key to Europe

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Genval, 15th February – Today, the European Parliament has given its consent to the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA). In line with the usual European practice, CETA will be temporarily applied as from 1st March, a controversial practice which raises many eyebrows. This is a sad day for public health policy as now… » read more

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