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On 6th December 2016 the Coalition Against Illicit Trade (CAIT) launched its second White Paper at the EurActiv panel discussion event hosted by Catherine Stupp on the subject of ‘Enhancing Traceability to Combat Counterfeiting and Illicit Trade’. The paper’s focus on ‘Governance and Data Management for Cross-border Tracking, Tracing and Authentication Systems to combat Illicit… » read more

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Guest blog post by Noel Orsat, Secretary General, Via Charlemagne. Un précurseur étonnement moderne façonnant une Europe qui fut un creuset* favorisant une éclosion mille ans plus tard En effet il a bâti une première Europe qui rassemble déjà les ingrédients de la réussite d’aujourd’hui parce qu’il a posé les principes de gouvernement dont ont… » read more

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Although ratification of the ambitious climate agreement that was reached in Paris at the end of 2015 is still ongoing, Marrakech hosted a follow-up conference last month. The main objective of this COP22 gathering was to translate the ambitions of the first universal climate agreement into an agenda for concrete action. Here at ACEA, we… » read more

  Posted by Secretary General of the European Automobile Manufacturers' Association (ACEA)

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Guest blog post by Milos Labovic, founder of EUKNOWHOW.eu. Finalist 2012 EU Public Affairs Award. Author of “EU Superlobby: Winning in Brussels”. The recently proposed Transparency register is a storm in a teacup. What it will establish demonstrate is that lobbyist are at work in Brussels. No big surprises there. At best, the transparency register… » read more

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Guest blog post by Geoffrey Van Orden is Vice-Chairman of the European Conservatives and Reformists (ECR). Today, the relationship between Israel and our European nations and the EU could not be more important. When conflicts in Europe’s southern neighbourhoods are contributing to the flood of refugees on its shores and terrorist attacks in its cities,… » read more

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C’est en 1991, lors du démantèlement de l’URSS, que la Russie et l’Union européenne (UE) ont développé leur relation, qui s’est avérée par la suite être importante. La base légale de cette coopération est fondée sur l’accord de partenariat et coopération (APC) de 1994. Ainsi, les domaines de coopération entre l’UE et la Russie se… » read more

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Guest blog post by Pierre Baussand, Director of Social Platform, the largest civil society alliance fighting for social justice. The European Commission is considering whether to revise the EU Facilitation Directive, which allows Member States to criminalise organisations and individuals for offering humanitarian assistance to migrants and refugees. The decision presents a test on the… » read more

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Simona Lipstaite, European Policy Advisor at EU Dog & Cat Alliance.   The European Union should focus more on the protection of companion animal welfare. Surprisingly, never has this statement seemed so controversial as today. The EU has not had an easy couple of years. Facing multiple crises and a growing wave of citizen disillusionment,… » read more

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Guest blog post by Greg Foster, Area vice-president, Habitat for Humanity Europe, Middle East and Africa. In November 2016, the European Commission outlined its social and economic priorities for the year in the autumn package of the European Semester. Housing is mentioned. However, it is viewed as a commodity rather than a social right. And… » read more

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by Hilary Jeune Public services like health and education are one of the strongest weapons in the fight against inequality. They benefit everyone in society, but the poorest most of all. This is being recognised by the European Commission in its proposal for a new framework for EU development policy, which puts an emphasis on… » read more

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The meanings of Brexit

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What does Brexit really mean? A good place to start is the question voters were asked on 23rd June: should the UK remain a member of the European Union or leave the EU? So at the very least we can say that Britain will at some point cease to be a member of the EU… » read more

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Europe’s aviation market remained strong in 2015 despite significant economic uncertainties. Europe’s GDP grew by 1.9 percent in 2015 and is forecast to grow by 1.8 percent annually through 2035. The Association of European Airlines reports that member airlines carried approximately 307 million passengers, 4.3 percent more passenger traffic in 2015 than in 2014. Members… » read more

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