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Guest blog post by Bernardo Pereira Spain’s Rajoy government is driving the country’s energy policy, and the nuclear interests of big industry players Iberdrola, Endesa and GasNatural Fenosa, into a full up-front collision with non-nuclear neighbour Portugal. As the deadline to decommission the old Almaraz nuclear power plant approaches, owners are planning to build a… » read more

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2016 was a year that sent shockwaves through the Western world. Donald Trump was elected President of the United States, Britain voted to leave the European Union. All amidst a backdrop of terrorist attacks across Europe. 2017 could very well provide new shocks, with elections coming up in the Czech Republic, Germany, France and the… » read more

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Guest blog post by François-Régis Mouton, Chairman of GasNaturally. The Energy Union was one of the major initiatives that the present European Commission launched when it was appointed in 2014. It even created a specific Vice-President position to oversee its execution. More than two years on – and thousands of pages in legislative documents later… » read more

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Guest blog post by Dr. Maikel Pellens, senior researcher in the Research Department “Economics of Innovation and Industrial Dynamics” at the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) in Germany.   The commercialisation of research is one of the bottlenecks in European science and innovation policy. The economic impact of the billions of euros invested in… » read more

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Dear Donald Tusk (European Council President) / Federica Mogherini (High Representative / Vice-President) / Jean-Claude Juncker (European Commission President) / Antonio Tajani (European Parliament President) / We write with regard to U.S. President Donald Trump’s executive order banning the citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S. for 120 days, suspending the U.S. refugee… » read more

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“Energy has always been a strategic element for national governments, which they had to control in order to signal strength and power. In the new energy world, national borders will not have the same meaning anymore.” says Jo Leinen, German S&D Member of the European Parliament. His colleague Benedek Jávor, Hungarian Member of the European… » read more

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Guest blog post by Cécile Philippe, Institut économique Molinari. The rise of populism is a worrisome democratic phenomenon in that it appears to be threatening the very foundations of our democracies. In France, the next presidential election opens the risk of a very strong showing for the National Front. Elsewhere, the Brexit vote, the election… » read more

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Photo – El Confidencial El Confidencial is a successful Pure Player, profitable and growing despite not charging for content. Its investigative model implies strict independence, but it is open to advertising and even to sponsored content, as well as to innovation projects based on R&D and EU Funding. As part of the #Media4EU series, Christophe… » read more

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Guest blog post by Nick Stringer, Chair of the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance (EDAA). Amid the recent (and continuing) redrawing of the European data privacy landscape, it is of crucial importance for the digital economy that the freedom to deliver advertising matched to the interests and preferences of people (otherwise known as online behavioural… » read more

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The subtle difference between Democracy and Ochlocracy: Italian Populism, Media and the European Response Written by Luca Lo Scavo What is populism and does it affect the EU? Sloterdijk’s seminal article offers a very compelling analysis and a debatable conclusion. The German philosopher defines populism as an ‘aggressive form of simplification [that] withdraws from reality’,… » read more

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Guest blog post by Margit Schratzenstaller and Danuše Nerudová. The debate about tax-based own resources, which as “genuine own resources” may (partially) replace current own resources funding the EU budget, is as old as it is controversial. On the one hand, Núñez Ferrer (2008) and Begg (2011) rightly stress that the current EU system of… » read more

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