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  Guest post by Michal Smyk, Member of the European Commission Expert Group on electricity interconnection targets and Deputy Head of Strategy, Polska Grupa Energetyczna (PGE), representing Polish Electricity Association (PKEE). In the past months, the subject of interconnectivity seemed to temporarily disappear from the agenda as other legislative initiatives have taken priority. However, after… » read more

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Guest post by Maximilian Wirth, policy advisor in Berlin The negotiations for a potential government coalition in Germany collapsed today. Since the elections in September, the conservative CDU under the guidance of Chancellor Angela Merkel had tried to form a new alliance with the Greens and the free-market FDP. However, the FDP leader Christian Linder… » read more

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Guest post by Robert C. Thomas, YPFP Asia-Pacific Fellow   Inward-looking US politics and policy under the current presidential administration have proven to be a source of geopolitical concern for US allies and trade partners. Uncertain about US policy and leadership, they have been looking for ways to secure their interests in a world where… » read more

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On November 17th, Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, visited the biggest refugees’ camp of Bangladesh: the Kutupalong camp in Cox’s Bazar. During the visit, Ms. Mogherini met representatives of humanitarian organisations and a group of women who recently fled Myanmar. The Rohingya exodus from Myanmar to Bangladesh… » read more

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Guest post by Gabriel A. Giménez Roche, assistant professor of economics at NEOMA Business School, and associate researcher at the Institut Économique Molinari   At a time when the nuclear menace of North Korea becomes increasingly serious, South Korea is also threatened from within by a series of high impact financial scandals. To face it,… » read more

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After the victory the conservative People’s Party (ÖVP) during the Austrian Elections, Sebastian Kurz was asked by President Alexander van der Bellen to start coalition talks. Though widely criticized, but nevertheless not totally unexpected, Kurz started talks with Austria’s far right Freedom Party (FPÖ). The far-right party became third-strongest party. First analyses suggested voters had… » read more

  Posted by 1989 Generation Initiative

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

In the last days of COP23, a final text came out that defines the Tanaloa Dialogue, and thus lays out the path for an inclusive climate dialogue during 2018. The COP22 and COP24 presidencies consulted all the countries to agree on how this process will look like.   But what is the Tanaloa Dialogue? It… » read more

  Posted by Climate Tracker - Tracking international climate change negotiations

  [Shutterstock] CRACOW, POLAND – JULY 23, 2017: People protest against violation the constitutional law in Poland. Defense of the triad of division of power and independence of the highest court in Poland.   On November 15th, on the radio show CQFD broadcasted on La Première, I debated with Nicolas Gros-Verheyde (@bruxelles2) on this topical… » read more

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Guest post by Tin Gazivoda, Senior Program Officer at The Open Society Initiative for Europe. Big changes are underway in Gdansk, Poland today. Since July 2016, some of the city’s most vexing problems have been dealt with calmly – even enjoyably — by a changing, randomly-selected “citizens assembly” made up of approximately 60 ordinary city… » read more

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Whistleblowers, an increasingly widespread phenomenon On 24th October 2017, the European Parliament largely approved the report by MEP Virginie Rozière, Socialist and Democrats group, on legitimate measures to protect whistleblowers acting in the public interest. The report refers to all those people who, with an outburst of civic sense, endanger their working and private tranquility… » read more

  Posted by EU-Logos

In the digital age, with the rise of social media platforms, information has become prolific. News and reports are accessible in one click. The challenge for media and communication will be the attention of users. Fake news and disinformation are impacting political campaigns, social media and communication, as well as people’s daily lives and the… » read more

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