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The Eurozone has demonstrated its Darwinian side in recent years, with the tides of change sweeping across the continent. This process of change has served as a powerful tool for examining pre-existing infrastructures, and in the process highlighting areas in need of change. Whether it be politics, or in particular, business, the prevalent trend is… » read more

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(Italian translation here)  Last month, I wondered how innovation and tech start-ups were funded by public (at European level) and private sector in the European Union (EU). During the last weeks, I had the opportunity to meet several experts on the topic of small and medium enterprises (SMEs), innovation, and start-ups. In particular, two events… » read more

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BREAKING: In the future young people will read news on their smartphones! Who do we have to thank for this as yet unheard-of revelation? Why none other than Digital Commissioner Günther Oettinger! During a meeting at the European Council on Tuesday, Oettinger gave a room full of European culture ministers this pearl of wisdom.

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In 2014 the European Union introduced the Spitzenkandidaten system with primary elections for the first time at the European level. Each party put forward one candidate who would become the new President of the European Commission should they win the most votes. The appointment of Mr. Juncker as the new European Commission President confirmed that… » read more

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Le fédéralisme ne serait-il pas une véritable épine dans le pied du Royaume-Uni? Le nouveau gouvernement conservateur issu des élections générales britanniques va devoir faire face à de nombreux défis. Mais deux sujets éclipsent tous les autres. Je pense d’une part à la redéfinition de la position du Royaume-Uni dans l’Union européenne et d’autre part… » read more

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EU foreign and defence ministers recently approved an armed maritime mission targeting migrant smugglers operating in Libya, in the hope of stemming the flow of irregular migrants crossing the Mediterranean Sea to reach Europe. The mission’s ultimate – and rather controversial – goal is to destroy smugglers’ boats before they can be used, in Libya,… » read more

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Michèle Finck, University of Oxford Next month, voters in Luxembourg will have to participate in a referendum (voting is mandatory in Luxembourg) that raises three different questions, among which is the following: do you agree that those residents that are not Luxembourg nationals should be entitled to participate in national legislative elections under the condition… » read more

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Folkemødet, Denmark’s annual political festival, brings together politicians, the press, business leaders and advocacy organisations with the public, for four days. This year, it will be invaded by European extremists. Held on the island of Bornholm, and inspired by a Swedish tradition, the June festival is meant to be an informal gathering, which, apart from panel… » read more

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EU Community was presented to an audience of investigative journalists during the DataHarvest2015 organised by the Journalism Fund in Brussels last Friday 8 May 2015. David Mekkaoui presented EurActory and Policyline to an audience of investigative journalists during a conference focused on data journalism. The attendants shown a particular interest in the fact that both platforms… » read more

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EU Community is developing several tools to identify relevant experts and key documents in the EU legislative process. EURACTORY – Identifies the relevant experts EurActory identifies relevant experts and key stakeholders on EU policy-making. EurActory’s beta version was presented at the European Parliament on 29 January 2015. More than 150 invitees confirmed their interest in… » read more

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Guest blogpost from Pavel Telicka, Vice-President of the European Liberals and Democrats for Europe in the European Parliament.   This Commission has promised the European citizens better regulation. The European Liberals and democrats support this Commission in its endeavour to make European rules clear, simple and effective. Pavel Telicka, Vice President of the ALDE Group proposes the following six… » read more

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by Jos Dings, director of Transport & Environment April 2015 will enter history as the month in which the EU reversed course on its energy policies in transport. It adopted its long-mooted reform of biofuels policy – especially regarding indirect land-use change (ILUC). The practical implications in the next years may not be so big.… » read more

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