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When you are a senior civil servant or politician, can you apply for any position? Or does each post demand specific qualities? Recent news provides us with several striking cases. The best case: Martin Schulz After being elected for a second two-and-a-half year mandate as European Parliament President, Mr Schulz ran for Commission President as… » read more

  Posted by Daniel Gueguen

Kosovo’s elite might soon be facing justice, if of an imperfect kind. Whether and how justice will be made is up to the EU, writes Andrea Lorenzo Capussela. Guest post by Andrea Lorenzo Capussela. Capussela is the author of State-Building in Kosovo: Democracy, Corruption and the EU in the Balkans and The Political Economy of… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

Ukraine’s commitments under the Association Agreement with the EU in terms of customs regulations can be split into two major groups, as follows: Commitments regarding approximation of customs legislation (Annex XV of the Agreement) and Commitments of a general nature (Chapter 5 “Customs and Trade Facilitation” of the Agreement). With regard to the first group… » read more

  Posted by Ukrainian Think Tanks Liaison Office in Brussels

A Brexit negotiator said to me recently: “Don’t talk to me about Single Sky.” This tells us how sensitive the issue is – and the same could be said for REACH! The difference in attitude between the two negotiating teams is surprising. To this day the UK position remains unknown. But when I telephone the… » read more

  Posted by Daniel Gueguen

          Gastbeitrag von Maram Stern stellv. Generalsekretär Jüdischer Weltkongress „Hören Sie auf, aus Opfern Täter zu machen“   Sehr geehrter Herr Ministerpräsident,   Ich saß während der Münchner Sicherheitskonferenz im Saal, als Sie wortreich das „Holocaust-Gesetz“ Ihrer Regierung zu verteidigen suchten. In Berlin erklärten Sie nur einen Tag zuvor, man möge… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

  Guest post by Tom Parker, CEO of Cambre. Parker is an active member of the British business community in Brussels and is a regular commentator on lobbying practice and the future of the advocacy profession. With an eye to 2019, European Parliament elections and the appointment of a new Commission, Jean Claude Juncker set… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

The development of communication system in the modern era enabled the print-media outlets to take the center stage in building the bridge between communities throughout the globe, including Europe. The inception of online-media and its mass utilization have furthered the bridging process, and hence narrowed down the gap between the communities which lives far apart.… » read more

  Posted by Outsiders' View of Europe

Guest post by Nicholas Whyte, Senior Director of APCO Global Solutions.   The proposed new allocation of European Parliament seats may benefit ALDE and the EPP, at the expense of the Left and the hard Right. This week’s European Council meeting will consider the European Parliament’s proposals for the reallocation of MEPs between the different… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

By signing the Association Agreement with the European Union, Ukraine has demonstrated its commitment to raising the living standards of Ukrainians. They include a conceptually new quality of public service and an adequate level of communication culture between the administration and citizens and business. During the first years after Ukraine gained independence, living conditions of… » read more

  Posted by Ukrainian Think Tanks Liaison Office in Brussels

  As the Balearic Government launches its first climate law, the president of this autonomous Spanish community looks expectantly towards Madrid and Brussels. Guest post by Francina Armengol – President of the Balearic region of Spain Today my Government is presenting the first climate and energy transition law in Spain, in what we hope will… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

Ukrainian society is increasingly supporting the idea of Ukraine’s accession to NATO as a mechanism for guaranteeing national security. Over recent years a dynamic growth in the level of such support has been observed in all regions of Ukraine without exception. At the same time, such support does not prevail in all the regions: residents… » read more

  Posted by Ukrainian Think Tanks Liaison Office in Brussels

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