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Recently, a landmark decision was passed in Germany, positioning the country in line with Norway, France, Netherlands, and other European nations, which have already approved legislation in favor of same-sex marriage. Although Merkel personally voted against, the Chancellor paved the way for legalizing same-sex marriage by calling for a ‘vote of conscience’. This has allowed… » read more

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Guest blog post by Mehmet Ö?ütçü, chairman of the Global Resources Partnership, a boutique energy investment and geopolitical advisory consultancy Millions of tourists are descending on Croatia’s sun-kissed coast for the summer season, enjoying the tranquil Mediterranean waters. If only Croatia’s domestic political situation and external environment were as calm and carefree. For prime minister… » read more

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An issue of key importance was underscored in the 2017 Employment and Social Developments in Europe Review published by the European Commission Yesterday, July 17th. This year’s review — which focused on analysing how various structural, technological and demographic changes in the labour market are affecting younger generations relative to older generations — noted the… » read more

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Article originally published in French and English by the Schuman Foundation in issue 437 of European issues of 13 June 2017. The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the authors. Article en français disponible ici When the then Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan entered the meeting room of the European… » read more

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Guest post by Jakob Kucharczyk, Director of Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) Europe   It’s not entirely clear who first coined the term “data is the new oil”. But as people scrambled to explain data as the ‘new something’ – the new currency, the new coal, the new gold, and even the new bacon… » read more

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Συμπληρώνεται ένας χρόνο από το αποτυχημένο πραξικόπημα ενάντια στην κυβέρνηση ΑΚΡ και τον Πρόεδρο Ερντογάν. Ένας χρόνος στον οποίο η ροπή της χώρας προς την απολυταρχία και την υπερσυγκέντρωση εξουσίας στο πρόσωπο του Προέδρου αφυδάτωσαν σε μεγάλο βαθμό τις συνταγματικές αντιστάσεις του τουρκικού πολιτικού συστήματος διακυβέρνησης.

  Posted by Dimitris Rapidis

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Das Gedenken an den vereitelten Putsch vor einem Jahr könnte sich die Türkei eigentlich sparen, denn niemand im Land hatte bisher auch nur die Möglichkeit, die Ereignisse vom 15. Juli 2016 zu vergessen. Kaum ein Tag verging, ohne dass jemand entlassen, festgenommen oder verurteilt wurde. Das Jahr wurde genutzt, um die öffentlichen Einrichtungen zu säubern….… » read more

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C’est le moment de profiter du regain de faveur incontestable mais encore fragile pour la construction européenne. Le sursaut des Européens doit être consolidé, aller bien au-delà du simple redémarrage du couple franco-allemand. L’Europe vient de connaître une décennie de crises qui lui ont été cruelles. Ces crises ont failli la désintégrer et lui on… » read more

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Ces dernières années, le ‘droit à l’oubli’ a fait couler beaucoup d’encre. Si les procédures pour opposer son droit à l’oubli ont été simplifiées, peu de personnes en connaissent aujourd’hui l’étendue et les moyens de recours possible. Plus de trois ans après l’arrêt Google Spain (C-131/12, FR) rendue par la Cour de justice de l’Union… » read more

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