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Genval, 14th April 2017 – Harassment of independent and critical NGOs, attempt to close the Central European University, mass anti-European campaign called ‘Let’s stop Brussels!’, violating Human Rights of Asylum seekers and antigypsyism resulting segregated education are the recent scandals in Hungary. If you look at them one-by-one and together, they can be considered as… » read more

  Posted by EU ZMK's Diary

Genval, 28th March 2017. – Triggering article 50 tomorrow is one of the known knowns. The exact content of the future EU-UK trade deal is one of the known unknowns, while the in-depth health consequences of Brexit are still unknown unknowns. Brexit means Brexit (On the photo – Infographic from the NHS European Office explaining… » read more

  Posted by EU ZMK's Diary

The High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini took an official Balkan tour last week from 1 to 4 March. Her visit comes at a difficult time when ethnic and political rising tensions are undermining the process of European integration. Nevertheless, the EU can’t stop at 27. The… » read more

  Posted by EU-Logos

This is a guest blog post by Olaf Böhnke, head of the Berlin office of the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR), and Darius Reinhardt, a Berlin-based researcher who focuses on EU affairs and the Middle East. Reports about the innumerable numbers of drowned refugees in the Mediterranean Sea have become a permanent part of our… » read more

As Angela Merkel comes under increasing pressure to soften Germany’s obsession with austerity in the eurozone, Ms Merkel stubbornly stands firm. The debate on austerity vs. growth seems far from over. Meanwhile Europe is on the brink of catastrophe. More world and European leaders stress now that cutting public expenditure too fast and too far… » read more

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