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  Guest post by Tom Parker, CEO of Cambre. Parker is an active member of the British business community in Brussels and is a regular commentator on lobbying practice and the future of the advocacy profession. With an eye to 2019, European Parliament elections and the appointment of a new Commission, Jean Claude Juncker set… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

On 20th January 2018, Turkey began its military operation called « Olive branch » in Afrin, a city in the north-western part of Syria dominated by the People’s Protection Units (YPG), the mainly-Kurdish militia in the country. Ankara’s goal is to create a 30-kilometer deep safety belt that serves as a buffer zone for its… » read more

  Posted by EU-Logos

As president of the Conference of Atlantic Arc Cities, a city network representing more than 300 local authorities, I do not feel identified with the proposals issued by the Commission on February 14th. The suggested cuts and reorganisation of the multiannual financial framework do not respond neither to the expectations of the EU territories, nor… » read more

  Posted by Atlantic Arc Cities

The development of communication system in the modern era enabled the print-media outlets to take the center stage in building the bridge between communities throughout the globe, including Europe. The inception of online-media and its mass utilization have furthered the bridging process, and hence narrowed down the gap between the communities which lives far apart.… » read more

  Posted by Outsiders' View of Europe

Guest post by Nicholas Whyte, Senior Director of APCO Global Solutions.   The proposed new allocation of European Parliament seats may benefit ALDE and the EPP, at the expense of the Left and the hard Right. This week’s European Council meeting will consider the European Parliament’s proposals for the reallocation of MEPs between the different… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

by Ixchel Pérez- Durán One of the most widespread notions about European Union agencies (EAs) is their nature as independent expert bodies. For this reason, it is important to analyze the relationship that the main decision-makers of such agencies have with politicians and stakeholders (e.g. business associations/firms, trade unions, civil society organizations). In this blog,… » read more

  Posted by TARN

By signing the Association Agreement with the European Union, Ukraine has demonstrated its commitment to raising the living standards of Ukrainians. They include a conceptually new quality of public service and an adequate level of communication culture between the administration and citizens and business. During the first years after Ukraine gained independence, living conditions of… » read more

  Posted by Ukrainian Think Tanks Liaison Office in Brussels

« Le principe des listes transnationales nécessite qu’on accepte l’idée d’une démocratie européenne à part, en plus des 28 démocraties nationales des États membres » dit Yannick Jadot (cf. Une démocratie « en plus » ? C’est comme si, en France, on prétendait qu’une fois élu son conseil municipal, on n’avait plus besoin d’autres… » read more

  Posted by François Mennerat

Article published on the Atlantic Treaty Association Website In the interest of tackling populist movements in the Western Balkans, NATO must generate momentum for its “open door” policy, explains Lazar Elenovski. But who will take the lead? More than 20 years have passed since NATO published the merits of its “open door” policy in… » read more

  Posted by EU-Logos

Dans une interview récente réalisée avec plusieurs grands titres de la presse européenne, Tony Blair demande fermement aux Européens de prendre conscience que le Brexit est aussi dangereux pour eux. Si l’on en croit Tony Blair les Européens sous-estimeraient l’impact du Brexit et devraient laisser aux Britanniques la capacité de changer d’avis. Tony Blair a… » read more

  Posted by EU-Logos

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