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On April 16, the Turkish people voted in a constitutional referendum deciding whether to broaden the Presidential office’s influence at the expense of the parliament, further undermining the fragile Turkish parliamentary democracy and pushing it further towards authoritarianism. Erdogan’s razor-thin victory of (51,3%), allowed for the realization of his long-time effort to redefine his position… » read more

  Posted by EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy

by Prof. Herwig Hofmann and Catherine Warin Le droit de l’Union n’est plus ce qu’il était aux premiers jours de l’intégration il y a soixante ans. Née sous la forme de la CECA, conçue comme une organisation de nature administrative dans un but spécifique de régulation, l’Union s’est peu à peu dotée de cadres constitutionnels… » read more

  Posted by RSIEAblog

The movement towards energy efficiency financing continues to gather pace – and now the international passive house community are joining in. Taking place on 25 April, the Vienna Energy Efficiency Finance Forum kicks off the International Passive House conference week. “We’re aiming to make energy efficiency the new normal across the globe,” according to Rob… » read more

  Posted by ManagEnergy

In a recent interview with Hospodarske Noviny, Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka said that he is open to cooperation between the Social Democrats (CSSD) and the Communists (KSCM) on government level. Up until now, this has been hindered by the so-called Bohumin resolution of 1995. The resolution was put in place to ensure that the… » read more

  Posted by EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy

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

  Posted by EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy

Λαμβάνοντας υπ’ όψιν το προεκτεθέν ισχύον νομικό-θεσμικό αλλά και πολιτικό πλαίσιο του Προγράμματος, η συμμετοχή του ΔΝΤ, όπως έχει ήδη επισημανθεί από τον Μάιο του 2016, φαίνεται αναπόφευκτη. Αυτό που θα πρέπει, όμως, να επιτευχθεί είναι τουλάχιστον η ορθή κρίση από το ΔΝΤ των μέτρων που προτείνουν οι εντός-Ευρώπης δανειστές για το Ελληνικό χρέος, ώστε… » read more

  Posted by EU and Greece

Stimulate the economy by boosting public investment! This “old” idea reconnecting with Keynesian theory has never elicited such unanimous consent. In recent months, many mainstream economists and fiscally-conservative international organisations (IMF, OECD)have been pleading in unison for an increase in public investment in infrastructure.[1] On the political front, the “Juncker Plan” at European level and… » read more

  Posted by Stand Up for Europe

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

  Posted by The Guest Blog

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

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