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  Any independent Catalan state would undoubtedly find itself outside the European Union. This has now been determined beyond doubt and it is important that the Catalans know it. We have a statement by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker that unequivocally places Catalonia outside the organisation. Mr Juncker said that an independent Catalonia would have… » read more

  Posted by Drazen Simic

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©European Commission Yesterday, Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission, delivered his State of the Union speech in the European Parliament. As is usually expected, M. Juncker addressed diverse topics, not only economic and social, but also regarding important international subjects, such as migration and terrorism. He started his speech by talking about the European… » read more

  Posted by EU-Logos

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By Sabrina Huck, Political Consultant The UK has the Queen’s speech – the European Union has the annual State of the Union address. Delivered by the President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker’s performance might be lacking pomp and circumstance in comparison to the State Opening of Parliament, but it serves a similar purpose in… » read more

  Posted by The Whitehouse Consultancy

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Mientras escribo estas líneas, no dejan de llegar noticias acerca de la devastación del huracán Irma. No cabe duda de que la naturaleza está desatada. Los científicos han venido advirtiendo durante años que el calentamiento global conllevaría tormentas más intensas y circunstancias climáticas extremas cada vez con más frecuencia. Pero saber que esto puede suceder… » read more

  Posted by Uniting Europe

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  Education and training is a vital element of the Austrian water sector, improving the quality of the service     Austria has two associations in the water service sector: the Austrian Association for Gas and Water (ÖVGW) and the Austrian Water and Waste Management Association (ÖWAV). ÖVGW has a long history. Founded in 1881,… » read more

  Posted by EurEau

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Genval, 13th September 2017. – Despite the specific demand of civil society to prioritise health and the call of more than 70 MEPs, health did not make it to be mentioned by President Juncker in the State of the Union speech. He expressed himself strongly on equality of opportunities and mentioned that children in Romania… » read more

  Posted by EU ZMK's Diary

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After the introduction of the Brexit Bill – or ‘Great Repeal Bill’ – in the UK Parliament earlier this year, great debates and tensions have risen between the walls of the House of Commons. Last night, it escalated into a late-night debate, and eventually into the MPs’ decision to predominantly vote for the ‘Repeal Bill’.… » read more

  Posted by EU-Logos

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L’acquis communautaire, c’est-à-dire l’ensemble des lois et règlements de l’UE applicable aux Etats membres s’élève à plus de 14.000 textes (1.685 directives et 12.410 règlements). Le lendemain du Brexit cette masse législative continue à s’appliquer aux 27, mais aussi …. au Royaume-Uni, … ce qui surprendrait au plus haut point les citoyens britanniques s’ils en… » read more

  Posted by Daniel Gueguen

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  Over the years, step by step, the European Parliament has won a share of real constitutional power. At times, as in 1984 with the Spinelli Draft Treaty and in 2002-03 in the Convention on the Future of Europe, Parliament has had a decisive influence on the constitutive development of the European Union. At other… » read more

  Posted by Andrew Duff - On Governing Europe

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