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[En français plus bas] 60 years after the Schuman Declaration, Europe must reinvent itself by Jean-Louis Guigou, president of IPEMED and IPEMED’s Political Steering Committee* “Europe will not be made all at once, or according to a single plan. It will be built through concrete achievements which first create a de facto solidarity” declared Robert… » read more

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Guest blog post by Luca Visentini, ETUC General Secretary. I am not looking forward to next Wednesday, when the British Prime Minister will send her Article 50 letter announcing the UK’s intention to leave the European Union. I respect the decision taken by a majority of British voters last June, but it is still going… » read more

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Guest blog post by Jean-Marc Leclerc, Government and Regulatory Affairs Executive at IBM IBM, in its long history, has witnessed a lot of digitalization and defined some of it. When the Digital Single Market strategy was launched in 2015, our experience taught us that that the journey from ambition to reality could be bumpy. Vigorous… » read more

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Guest blog post by Raphael Weyland, EU conservation policy officer for NABU (Naturschutzbund Deutschland), a member of the BirdLife partnership. If the European Commission wants to prove its democratic legitimacy, it would be wise to deliver on its promise to ensure better implementation and enforcement of the hugely popular Birds and Habitats Directives. Its new… » read more

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Guest blog post by: Anders Nordstrand, Managing Director, SABO ; Reinhold Lennebo, Managing Director, Fastighetsägarna ; Marie Linder, the chair of Hyresgästföreningen Riksförbundet It is of highest importance that our energy use decrease – to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and to make the Union less dependent on imported energy. The work that is now done… » read more

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Guest blog post by Alexander Kneepkens, Senior Account Manager at Cicero Group. The people have spoken; Brexit means Brexit. Oh wait, wrong result. The Dutch voters have voted for pro-European parties, giving the European ship the first nudge away from a populist uprising and the predicted demise of the European Union. Yes, Wilders’ anti-EU populist… » read more

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Guest blog post by Adrian Sonder, policy advisor within the German Parliament. The financial and economic crises that hit the Spanish economy contributed to a sharp increase in unemployment. In the six years since the start of the first phase of the Euro crisis unemployment rose from 8,23% in 2008 to 26,1% in 2013 (Federal… » read more

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Guest post by Jo Antoons, Partner, and Andreia Ghimis, EU Legal Affairs Specialist, Fragomen. On January 17, the British Prime Minister, Theresa May, gave a speech explaining what she and her team understand ‘Brexit means Brexit’ is to be in fact. She took a strong stance, highlighting that her government prefers losing access to the… » read more

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Guest post by Bogdan C. Enache, former Bucharest journalist. Russia’s involvement in the Ukrainian crisis, followed by the annexation of Crimea in March 2014, as well as its increasingly belligerent behaviour in its neighbourhood, and even overseas, has rightly generated considerable anxiety among Eastern European countries. Although covered by the collective security arrangement provided by… » read more

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