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Faced with yet another woefully pitiful set of growth figures, the European Central Bank (ECB) this week said it expects interest rates to remain at their record lows for a long time to come. Leaving the headline rate unchanged at 0%, the ECB also said it saw no need to alter its program of quantitative… » read more

  Posted by The Euro Economy

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Guest blog post by Melanie Sully, Director of Go-Governance Institute, originally published in Wiener Zeitung. Eine Untersuchung, die unmittelbar nach dem Referendum über die EU-Mitgliedschaft Großbritanniens durchgeführt wurde, behauptete, dass die Jugend einfach nicht abgestimmt habe. Spätere Daten (durch die London School of Economics) zeigen jedoch, dass die Jugend sehr wohl eine relativ hohe Beteiligung… » read more

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By Hendrik Bourgeois, General Counsel Europe – Government Affairs & Policy Europe, GE From our founding 140 years ago by Thomas Edison, GE has been at the forefront of innovation. From the first incandescent light bulb to the first voice radio broadcast, from jet engines to x-ray machines, high efficiency gas and wind turbines, and… » read more

  Posted by AmChamEU

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(Photo credit: Olivier Hoslet/EPA/Newscom) Big non-governmental organisations (NGOs) like Greenpeace can have enormous impact on people’s perceptions of environmental issues. Their campaign against genetically modified foods is a good example. However, when they use that influence to further their own agenda, rather than the public good, it can have very serious consequences. Businesses all over… » read more

  Posted by Politheor: European Policy Network

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Guest blog post by Alexander Mohr, Secretary General of APEAL, the Association of European Producers of Steel for Packaging. APEAL is an active supporter of the Circular Economy Package (CEP) and has been following developments in the European Commission closely for many months now. The CEP’s stated ambition has always been to help European businesses… » read more

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AEGEE Election Observation trains and deploys young people on election observation missions in Europe. We do this to provide a youth perspective on electoral processes. But what exactly does it mean to be involved with an AEGEE Election Observation mission?   AEGEE Election Observation missions are unique in that they focus specifically on young people’s… » read more

  Posted by AEGEE Election Observation

The EU in the Cliffs

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No, you’re in luck: I’m not about to talk about Brexit. I’ve just returned from yet another little trip back home to my most beautiful country of Malta. This is a repost of The EU in the Cliffs, originally published by Claire Bonello (@claire_bonello, Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr), and submitted to the Europe in My Region… » read more

  Posted by Europe in My Region

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Qu’attendre des gouvernements européens, ces éternels « intermittents de l’Europe » (Sylvie Goulard). On peut être tenté de répondre à la question pour les gouvernements européens :oui ! ils sont complices !Probablement à l’insu de leur volonté consciente, si non comment expliquer leur abandon de l’espace politique, médiatique sociétal, à toutes ces forces obscures rétrogrades… » read more

  Posted by EU-Logos

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C’est incroyable. Avant, les événements en Syrie occupaient les premières pages des journaux. Maintenant, pas une ligne, ou presque, sur ce qui se passe à Idlib ou à Alep. La situation y est pourtant dramatique. Idlib, c’est la grande ville du nord de la Syrie. Elle est en train de sa préparer au pire. Le… » read more

  Posted by Journal d'un réfugié syrien

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