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Guest post by MEP Alfred Sant, Head of Maltese (S&D) Delegation in the European Parliament   This afternoon the European Parliament’s plenary session, once again, will host a joint debate on the European Foreign Security and Defence Policy. This time the High Representative and Commission Vice President Mogherini will participate in the debate by welcoming… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

The state of play In early 2017, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres called onto the international community to rethink its approach to peace and security. He deplored that far more time and resources are spent responding to crises rather than preventing them, and he encouraged world leaders to step up preventive action. Pointing out the… » read more

  Posted by 1989 Generation Initiative

On 20th of November, The European Council announced the new locations of the two European agencies that are going to be leaving London as a consequence of Brexit. The European Medicines Agency (EMA) will head to Amsterdam while the European Bank Authority (EBA) will head to Paris. Several EU member states tried to become a… » read more

  Posted by EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy

Guest post by Stefano Bonaccini, president of the Council of European Municipalities and Regions As African and European Heads of state and government have concluded their 5th African Union and European Union summit (AU-EU summit) in Abidjan, local and regional governments from both continents can be proud of a successful first Africa-Europe Local Government Forum.… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

The ongoing plight of refugees represents a concrete humanitarian emergency and disaster; at present, there is an unparalleled 65.6 million of displaced people, of which 22.5 million are refugees in acute need of international protection. Over the last decade, armed conflict, persecution, human rights abuses and other life-threatening situations engulfing Africa and the Middle East… » read more

  Posted by EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy

Beyond the successful efforts in multilateral projects of economic nature, the Eastern Partnership should also involve its partners in strengthening democratic institutions and civil society, argues René van der Linden. René van der Linden is the former president of the Dutch Senat and honorary president of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE).… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

COP23: summary of week 1

The first week of COP23 has come to an end, and an army of delegates has been negotiating the details of how to implement the Paris Agreement. The second week is kicking off with a a lot at stake, while many of the negotiating points are being delayed. With ministers arriving in Bonn, the pressure… » read more

  Posted by Climate Tracker - Tracking international climate change negotiations

BONN, Germany The European Union and Australia told a global conference to discuss climate policy that discussions on finance should not be included in negotiations for loss and damage because “not every disaster is caused by climate change.” By Alanah Torralba Loss and damage refers to inevitable costs of natural disasters and slow onset events… » read more

  Posted by Climate Tracker - Tracking international climate change negotiations

On Sunday, October 15 2017, according to the Venezuelan National Committee, the ruling Socialist party surprisingly won the regional elections, specifically in 17 of the 23 states of Venezuela, after a prolonged period of civil unrest. The opposition has alleged that the elections were rigged and thus invalid. They also called on the South American… » read more

  Posted by EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy

The members of the Conference of Atlantic Arc Cities (CAAC), in its first General Assembly (Rennes, 2000), defined as a major priority the advancement of the external promotion of cities and international cooperation – especially through cooperative relationships with cities in Latin America, the African Atlantic Arc and the Mediterranean basin. This early wish was… » read more

  Posted by Atlantic Arc Cities

Guest post by Matthias Dornfeldt Unter dem Titel „Erweitertes Partnerschafts- und Kooperationsabkommen zwischen der Europäischen Union und Kasachstan – Erfolge und Perspektiven“ fand die 21. Sitzung des Berliner Eurasischen Klubs (BEK) am 4. Oktober 2017 in Brüssel statt. Es ist bereits eine gute Tradition geworden, dass der Klub, der von der Botschaft der Republik Kasachstan… » read more

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