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Archives for EU Priorities 2020

Dear readers (yes there where more than 100 of you say the Blog stats…) a quick update on the date when MEPs will debate it out to elect their first democratically elected president. The Europe group of the Union of European Federalists has contacted the 7 candidates for the European Parliament (EP) Presidency asking them… » read more

  Posted by TAXI: Europa

Guest blog post by Ann Cairns, President International for Mastercard, responsible for the management of all markets and customer-related activities outside North America. For too long financial inclusion has been considered an issue which mainly affects the developing world. In fact, according to recent Mastercard research, over 130 million people are unbanked or underbanked across… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

2017 begins under a busy schedule for the newly appointed Maltese presidency of the Council of the European Union. For the next six months, the smallest member of the European Union, in the heart of the Mediterranean, is undertaking an ambitious leadership for the first time. Maritime affairs, with its potential for growth, competitiveness and… » read more

  Posted by Oceana Europe

The European Refugee Crisis

In the aftermath of the United Kingdom opting to leave the European Union, one fundamental concern on the European plateau has been the constant ballooning refugee crisis. The crisis has been responsible for numerous terrorist attacks, which happened because European citizens who had carried out the attacks could travel from one European country to another.… » read more

  Posted by The European Politics Blog

What if #Brexit, that supposedly fatal – for the EU – event, were to eventually help an old Eurofederalist dream to become true? It is now more than 70 years that European Federalist groups and associations ask for a Parliament elected by all Europeans on European lists. Pse play Vous êtes lents (A.Souchon – 1985… » read more

  Posted by TAXI: Europa

By Michael Cottakis, President of the 1989 Generation Initiative Years of widening inequality, economic hardship and stagnant social mobility have contributed to a populist backlash of destructive ferocity. As the liberal order watches inanely on – gawping with consternation and impotence – the question is: should we really be surprised? History has taught us that… » read more

  Posted by 1989 Generation Initiative

Guest blog post by John Mitchell, President and CEO of IPC. Manufacturing gets a bad rap. Today’s advanced manufacturing companies require engaged, intelligent and highly-trained workers. Those working at these cutting-edge facilities would scarcely recognize the old assembly lines from the 1950’s. And yet, manufacturers today cannot find enough trained workers to fill their open… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

Lasse Gustavsson is the Executive Director of Oceana in Europe, the world’s largest international advocacy organisation focused solely on marine conservation.   For the first time ever, we know the full potential of fish recovery in Europe and it’s good news! If we fully implement the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) and manage stocks sustainably, fish… » read more

  Posted by Oceana Europe

Guest blog post by Daan Fonck, PhD Researcher at the University of Leuven. This Sunday, long-awaited snap parliamentary elections will take place in Macedonia, almost two years after the outbreak of the worst political crisis since the inter-ethnic violence of 2001. The EU’s mediation throughout the last two years has been helpful, yet also late… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

On 6th December 2016 the Coalition Against Illicit Trade (CAIT) launched its second White Paper at the EurActiv panel discussion event hosted by Catherine Stupp on the subject of ‘Enhancing Traceability to Combat Counterfeiting and Illicit Trade’. The paper’s focus on ‘Governance and Data Management for Cross-border Tracking, Tracing and Authentication Systems to combat Illicit… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

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