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After the implementation of the EU-Turkey deal, whereby Syrian refugees who made it to Greece are returned to Turkey, Austria, concerned about the ‘collateral outcome’, is unveiling plans to re-establish border controls with Italy at the Brenner Pass.   For a couple of decades, the Austro-Italian border – called ‘Brenner Pass’ – has been almost… » read more

  Posted by EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy

There is a standard mechanism in the Horizon 2020 proposal evaluation process (similarly to the previous framework programmes) that is not frequently discussed and covered compared to other aspects of the same sequence: the redress procedure. There are three possible outcomes of an Evaluation Summary Report (ESR) sent by the EC to inform the consortium… » read more

  Posted by Europa Media

  In light of the numerous important negotiations the EU engages in with its political and commercial partners, transparency remains an essential topic debated among scholars and also in the public sphere. Graham Smith discusses the role of the European Ombudsman in bringing greater transparency to EU negotiations and explains how a proactive approach to… » read more

  Posted by CERiM

No matter how detached an average Horizon 2020 R&I project in general may seem from global politics, certain aspects still can affect even the most research focused initiative with no ties whatsoever to politics or global security. Even though the suicide bombings in Madrid and London over a decade ago were terrible with devastating numbers… » read more

  Posted by Europa Media Now that 195 nations have promised to signed up to the Paris climate agreement, the hard work begins. The signatories have all committed to ramping up their fight against climate change, but what happens next will prove crucial. The new five-year national plans to reduce global warming will provide the roadmap for action. Continuing… » read more

  Posted by Kaj Embren is opening one of its media innovations to other media interested in increasing competitiveness through translated syndication. EurActiv has been a digital media innovator since its birth, as I pointed out when I returned for my current part-time gig here. So I should not have been surprised to see my colleagues’ names in this… » read more

  Posted by Mathew Lowry

I am amazed by the inability of this Juncker Commission to solve problems, big or small. How do we classify the problem of the Transparency Register? A small issue perhaps, but with big consequences in terms of openness, good governance and democracy. Consultation: a childish questionnaire For years we have been talking about making this… » read more

  Posted by Daniel Gueguen

Oil production has outstripped demand to the point that the world has a 1-billion-barrel surplus that will take at least five years to work off, industry analysts say. Until the backlog is gone, oil prices will wallow, although where they will be at in a given month or year is hard to predict, the experts… » read more

  Posted by The Eurasian Policy & Energy Hub

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