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The EU as a ‘normative power’ is delusional, writes Emilie Naulot. Using the example of the diplomatic recognition of Taiwan, this article argues that when economic and security interests are at stake, ideological pretensions tend to be left aside. Indeed, Taiwan ticks all the boxes to be considered as a sovereign nation-state and exhibits good… » read more

  Posted by 1989 Generation Initiative

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

Elettra Di Massa, EU Politics postgraduate student at LSE discusses the consequences of increased EU-Libya cooperation on migration management, and why this approach is not feasible, both on grounds of human rights and effective migration management. Since the EU hammered out a deal with Turkey in March 2016, EU officials and national governments have been… » read more

  Posted by 1989 Generation Initiative

Ils ont réitéré leur engagement, leur volonté de maintenir la prospérité et la sécurité au cœur du projet européen. En s’engageant à agir de concert, si nécessaire, à des rythmes différents, tout en avançant dans la même direction. Ils ont aussi réaffirmé, en réponse au Brexit, que leur « Union est une et indivisible ». La Pologne… » read more

  Posted by EU-Logos

In less than a week, Article 50 will be triggered by the UK. On the same day of this announcement, the European Parliament Research Service published for the first time a document that reflects some of the thinking of inside the EU. Barbara Aubin, Head of Content at the 1989 Generation Initiative, explains why the… » read more

  Posted by 1989 Generation Initiative

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

L’année 2017 est une année cruciale pour les élections et les changements politiques. Elle pourrait avoir un impact important pour l’Union européenne et ses États membres. En Allemagne, comme aux Pays-Bas ou en France, les élections pour choisir les futurs dirigeants arrivent à grands pas. Les élections législatives allemandes de septembre prochain permettront de désigner… » read more

  Posted by EU-Logos

Le 7 décembre 2016, les ministres européens et le Comité des représentants permanents (Coreper), en accord avec les eurodéputés ont approuvé un texte proposé par la Commission européenne en décembre 2015, entrainant une modification du code des frontières Schengen. Ces modifications imposent aux États membres de mettre en place des vérifications (ce qui était déjà… » read more

  Posted by EU-Logos

Aux côtés de la terre, de l’air, de la mer et de l’espace strato-atmosphérique, le cyberespace constitue la cinquième composante du territoire d’un Etat. Or, de par la dépendance grandissante des Etats et des populations aux services assurés par le Net, il s’agit d’un enjeu sensible de par son caractère global et des difficultés qui… » read more

  Posted by EU-Logos

Lasse Gustavsson is the Executive Director of Oceana in Europe, the world’s largest international advocacy organisation focused solely on marine conservation.   For the first time ever, we know the full potential of fish recovery in Europe and it’s good news! If we fully implement the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) and manage stocks sustainably, fish… » read more

  Posted by Oceana Europe

In an effort to tackle unemployment among young Europeans and growing euroscepticism and nationalism, the European Commission launched European Solidarity Corps. This initiative is part of a broader campaign « Investing in Europe’s Youth ». The European Solidarity Corps is made for young people who want to invest themselves with the aim of building «… » read more

  Posted by EU-Logos

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