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To say that EU-Turkey relations are under strain is a strong understatement. Perhaps the only reason (NATO concerns aside) why EU member states have not officially put a stop to the accession negotiations is enlightened self-interest in the refugee deal. Megaphone diplomacy and diplomatic tactics at or over the far end of the spectrum of… » read more

  Posted by Antonius Voluptarius

This article is part of a series of papers based on the preliminary results of the 1989 Generation Initiative’s policy cycle “Tackling Populism: Hope over Fear”. The following article is based on the results of the Roundtable “Asylum and the EU” at its launching conference. Written by Martin Garrigue, External Content Officer. Tear down those… » read more

  Posted by 1989 Generation Initiative

  This article is part of a series of papers based on the preliminary results of the 1989 Generation Initiative’s policy cycle “Tackling Populism: Hope over Fear”. The following article is based on the results of the Roundtable “Mitigating Conflict” at its launching conference. By Martin Garrigue, External Content Officer. Tackling the roots of the… » read more

  Posted by 1989 Generation Initiative

Genval, 15th February – Today, the European Parliament has given its consent to the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA). In line with the usual European practice, CETA will be temporarily applied as from 1st March, a controversial practice which raises many eyebrows. This is a sad day for public health policy as now… » read more

  Posted by My European Civil Voice - Zoltán Massay-Kosubek @EU_ZMK

  By Jan Mayrhofer Last year, the European Union committed to fostering sustainable growth and development and tackling climate change. The proposed new framework for the EU’s development policy recognises the linkages between both issues, but the EU must be more innovative to fight the injustices of climate change. When the Paris climate deal was… » read more

  Posted by Oxfam's EU Advocacy office in Brussels

The upset was massive. The result of the referendum divided the country between cities, typically voting No, and periphery which voted Yes. Whilst all polls and experts predicted No would win, a tiny majority voted to exclude EU immigrants from moving in. All major world newspapers predicted the economy would be much affected by skills… » read more

  Posted by TAXI: Europa

Il y a 3 ans la Suisse surprenait l’Europe par sa votation fermant le pays à l’Immigration de masse. Ce mois-ci, le gouvernement Suisse a tranché. Au nom du libre accès des Suisses à l’Europe de la Connaissance il a confronté les populistes et les xénophobes en acceptant de laisser entrer les travailleurs Croates –… » read more

  Posted by TAXI: Europa

A Fulminating Wedding

We have recently assisted to the hurried attempt by Movimento 5 Stelle and Alde to close a “convenience marriage” at the expense of common sense. We EU citizens must be grateful to them both; they gave us a rare opportunity (rare to the common citizen) to plunge our view into their character in crystal-clear sharpness.… » read more

  Posted by Wishing on Europe

Written by Adele Marsullo, Content Officer. As a resounding 122 countries adopted in the UN General Assembly a Canada-led resolution to stop the violence and to support an inclusive Syrian-led political process facilitated by the UN, Aleppo was falling under the bombs of Russian and Syrian jets bringing the city under the control of President… » read more

  Posted by 1989 Generation Initiative

Genval, 18th December 2016 – According to the tiny human health case studies of an independent impact assessment, TTIP will not harm our health at all. I am wondering: how can an independent assessment come to that conclusion? According to the authors of the study, its impact on the trade of unhealthy commodities (alcohol, tobacco,… » read more

  Posted by My European Civil Voice - Zoltán Massay-Kosubek @EU_ZMK

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