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Guest post by Jean-Jacques Neuer, Lawyer-Solicitor On 27 February, the European Court of Justice – ECJ – is about to pronounce a judgement invalidating all agreements made by the European Union with China because of the latter’s presence in Tibet, with Russia as it has annexed Crimea and with the United States, which does not… » read more

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  Guest post by Tom Parker, CEO of Cambre. Parker is an active member of the British business community in Brussels and is a regular commentator on lobbying practice and the future of the advocacy profession. With an eye to 2019, European Parliament elections and the appointment of a new Commission, Jean Claude Juncker set… » read more

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By signing the Association Agreement with the European Union, Ukraine has demonstrated its commitment to raising the living standards of Ukrainians. They include a conceptually new quality of public service and an adequate level of communication culture between the administration and citizens and business. During the first years after Ukraine gained independence, living conditions of… » read more

  Posted by Ukrainian Think Tanks Liaison Office in Brussels

Talking Europe: News Brief #8

From the Initiative: On the 15th and 16th of February our annual conference “A New Contract: Reconnecting the EU and its Citizens” takes place in London. Make sure to register now for our public events, bringing together MEPs, academics and experts, among others former Vice President of the European Commission Joaquin Almunia, with young Europeans… » read more

  Posted by 1989 Generation Initiative

  Due to the approximation to European standards in the field of food safety, Ukraine is becoming less and less exotic for the EU market. Thus, the implementation of the Association Agreement opens the way for those sectors of the economy, in which, through the successful coordination of key stakeholders, the political will of the… » read more

  Posted by Ukrainian Think Tanks Liaison Office in Brussels

After 4 months of bickering about coalitions and policy measures, Germany’s 2 largest parties – Angela Merkel’s conservative party CDU/CSU and the Social Democrats (SPD) – have formed a grand coalition: the so-called GroKo. German politics plays a mayor role in the climate goals of the whole EU: which parties end up in the government… » read more

  Posted by Arthur Wyns - environmental journalist

    In June 2016, the constitutional reform in the area of justice took place in Ukraine, part of which was reforming the status of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine aimed at ensuring its independence. Politically motivated decisions of the Constitutional Court under the Yanukovych regime, notably the unconstitutional change of the Constitution in September… » read more

  Posted by Ukrainian Think Tanks Liaison Office in Brussels

  BRUSSELS – The Government of Indonesia regrets and rejects the discrimination of the European Parliament Report proposing the elimination of palm oil-based biofuels by 2021. The decision is contradictory to the principle of free and fair trade especially related to timely removal of palm oil a decade earlier than other biofuels by 2030. “The… » read more

  Posted by Business Indonesia

The migration crisis has been and still is a dominant issue within European politics. The European solution based on the solidarity principle was the refugee redistribution quota. In opposing to this plan, the V4 became a symbol of non-solidarity in Europe. The migration crisis exposed a clash of fundamental values in Europe. Particularly within the… » read more

  Posted by EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy

This week in Talking Europe: We will have a look at the Franco-British summit and see whether Germany will have a government anytime soon. Entente or Détente: A Franco-Britain Summit Franco British Military Summit: The French President, Emmanuel Macron, brought the British a long desired gift. During the summit with Theresa May, he announced that… » read more

  Posted by 1989 Generation Initiative

In November 2017, EU Member States expressed their will to create a Permanent Structured Cooperation on security and defence (PESCO)[1]. Twenty-Five Member States of the European Union have singed and published a list of projects that will be implemented under PESCO. Many areas of security are included under these projects, and this article aims to… » read more

  Posted by EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy

According to annexes to the Association Agreement, from December 1, 2016, until November 1, 2017, Ukraine had to fulfil 86 of commitments. But the reality was different – Ukraine fulfilled 10 commitments, that is about 11% of the total number of tasks on approximation of the national legislation of Ukraine to the legislation of the… » read more

  Posted by Ukrainian Think Tanks Liaison Office in Brussels

The lack of a well-defined European identity has framed the diversity of European citizens as a challenge to be overcome rather than an opportunity that must be seized. This has exacerbated political divisions, empowering nationalist sentiments, protectionism and ensuing Euroscepticism, supported by the spread of disinformation and over-reliance on national party proxies. It has also… » read more

  Posted by 1989 Generation Initiative

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