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To analyse and keep track of important parameters of security in a long term perspective is an enormously complicated endeavour. My argument here is that no single European Union member state, not even the largest ones, maintains the capacity to fully understand these parameters and in particular the links between them. I would argue: no… » read more

  Posted by Europe and Security

Member States’ proposed aid funding in 2018 EU Budget is insufficient and attempts to divert money away from those most in need, argue a coalition of development and humanitarian organisations.   Today, EU Member States agreed their position on the bloc’s budget for 2018 with a proposal to cut €90million from the development aid budget… » read more

  Posted by Oxfam's EU Advocacy office in Brussels

Guest blog post by Elena Gerebizza from Energy Campaigner Re:Common, Adriana Paradiso from Counter Balance and Melanie Mattauch from 350.org.   In an open letter released today, climate scientists, indigenous leaders, environmental and social justice groups, actors and artists call on the European Union to immediately withdraw its support for a gas mega-pipeline that would… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

by Sandra Cabrera Alvarado Growing rise in Euroscepticism among its citizens, threaten by rising tides of economic instability, troubling nationalism, security concerns and political uncertainty both within the region and internationally; the European Union (EU) finds itself at the crossroads. As we celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Rome treaty, EU institutions must resolve to… » read more

  Posted by RSIEAblog

Author: Vanya Vulperhorst, Oceana Today’s agreement by EU bodies on a new regulation governing the European Union’s extensive external fishing fleet is a momentous step towards building sustainable fisheries globally and deserves wholehearted praise. After almost two years of negotiations, the European Commission, the Parliament and the Council of Fisheries Ministers have agreed on a… » read more

  Posted by Oceana Europe

Guest blog post by David Heibron Price, a Brussels-based writer and journalist, and editor of the Schuman Project. On US President Donald Trump’s eight-day visit abroad this week he will touch down in four countries, discussing global politics and religion. Will he be met in Brussels with confusion on defence, security, culture and religion? In… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

By Raphael Shilhav, Oxfam EU migration policy advisor The EU’s ‘hotspots’ for migrants arriving in Italy and Greece place people at risk. That is one of the findings of a report by the European Court of Auditors last week. ‘Hotspots’ are a key pillar of the EU’s migration response, aiming at helping Greece and Italy… » read more

  Posted by Oxfam's EU Advocacy office in Brussels

Guest blog post by Chris Wiersma, academic fellow in Media Law & Lucia Vesnic-Alujevic, Political Communication and Science and Technology Studies scholar. On 22 March, a communication has been issued by the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg (ECtHR) about 49 cases against Russia. The country’s Foreign Agent Act is now under scrutiny by… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

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 German cabinet on April 5 approved a “Draft Law to Improve Law Enforcement in Social Networks” (Netzwerkdurchsetzungsgesetz), ostensibly aimed at combatting disinformation and hate speech, that raises concerns about restrictions on free expression and the privatization of censorship. The law would compel social media companies to remove content or risk fines as high as… » read more

  Posted by Committee to Protect Journalists

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