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[En français plus bas] 60 years after the Schuman Declaration, Europe must reinvent itself by Jean-Louis Guigou, president of IPEMED and IPEMED’s Political Steering Committee* “Europe will not be made all at once, or according to a single plan. It will be built through concrete achievements which first create a de facto solidarity” declared Robert… » read more

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Guest blog post by Luca Visentini, ETUC General Secretary. I am not looking forward to next Wednesday, when the British Prime Minister will send her Article 50 letter announcing the UK’s intention to leave the European Union. I respect the decision taken by a majority of British voters last June, but it is still going… » read more

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Guest blog post by Jean-Marc Leclerc, Government and Regulatory Affairs Executive at IBM IBM, in its long history, has witnessed a lot of digitalization and defined some of it. When the Digital Single Market strategy was launched in 2015, our experience taught us that that the journey from ambition to reality could be bumpy. Vigorous… » read more

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Authorities decry the proliferation of misinformation and propaganda on the internet, and technology companies are wrestling with various measures to combat fake news. But addressing the problem without infringing on the right to free expression and the free flow of information is extremely thorny, Courtney C. Radsch, CPJ Advocacy Director, explains. A look at abuse… » read more

  Posted by Committee to Protect Journalists

Guest blog post by Raphael Weyland, EU conservation policy officer for NABU (Naturschutzbund Deutschland), a member of the BirdLife partnership. If the European Commission wants to prove its democratic legitimacy, it would be wise to deliver on its promise to ensure better implementation and enforcement of the hugely popular Birds and Habitats Directives. Its new… » read more

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Guest blog post by Alexander Kneepkens, Senior Account Manager at Cicero Group. The people have spoken; Brexit means Brexit. Oh wait, wrong result. The Dutch voters have voted for pro-European parties, giving the European ship the first nudge away from a populist uprising and the predicted demise of the European Union. Yes, Wilders’ anti-EU populist… » read more

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Guest blog post by Adrian Sonder, policy advisor within the German Parliament. The financial and economic crises that hit the Spanish economy contributed to a sharp increase in unemployment. In the six years since the start of the first phase of the Euro crisis unemployment rose from 8,23% in 2008 to 26,1% in 2013 (Federal… » read more

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According to the European Commission, Apple made more than €50 Billion over the 2012-2014 period on the European markets. It took advantage of the single market to repatriate all its profits to Ireland, where it negotiated paying less than 0.01% in taxes rather than the 12.5% rate applied to other companies. This is unfair. The… » read more

  Posted by TAXI: Europa

The UK might be in a weak position to get itself a favorable deal out of the Brexit negotiations. From the European side things won’t likely become easier with the duration of the negotiations. Inter-institutional relations might come under increased pressure and intra-institutional coordination could come under increased demand for democratic intervention. One of the… » read more

  Posted by Antonius Voluptarius

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