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On 6th December 2016 the Coalition Against Illicit Trade (CAIT) launched its second White Paper at the EurActiv panel discussion event hosted by Catherine Stupp on the subject of ‘Enhancing Traceability to Combat Counterfeiting and Illicit Trade’. The paper’s focus on ‘Governance and Data Management for Cross-border Tracking, Tracing and Authentication Systems to combat Illicit… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

by Hilary Jeune Public services like health and education are one of the strongest weapons in the fight against inequality. They benefit everyone in society, but the poorest most of all. This is being recognised by the European Commission in its proposal for a new framework for EU development policy, which puts an emphasis on… » read more

  Posted by Oxfam's EU Advocacy office in Brussels

On 24 November 2016, Mr Schulz, social democrat and current president of the European Parliament (EP), announced his resignation in order to present himself for the German presidential elections against Mr Merkel. Although the date of his departure from the European scene is unknown, that is certain is the next elections to succeed him will… » read more

  Posted by EU-Logos

Snapshot: Sarko No More

This is the first post in a series we call ‘snapshots’ – a short reaction from the 89ers to the latest European political developments. Written by Edoardo Ravaioli. François Fillon’s win on Sunday was a sign: France’s political landscape is heading into uncharted territories after polls failed (yet again) to predict Nicolas Sarkozy loss over… » read more

  Posted by 1989 Generation Initiative

Exigeons le récépissé lors des contrôles d’identité demande la société civile. Le mercredi 9 novembre 2016, la cour de cassation a décidé que : « Un contrôle d’identité fondé sur des caractéristiques physiques associées à une origine réelle ou supposée, sans aucune justification objective préalable, est discriminatoire : il s’agit d’une faute lourde qui engage… » read more

  Posted by EU-Logos

This is not the type of blog I usually write. But today is different. Winter is here. How does Twitter react to Donald Trump winning the US election 2016? Have a look at my personal impression of Twitter reactions. It may give you some hope – and perhaps even a brief smile. Will the outcome… » read more

  Posted by EU energy & climate blog by @StollmeyerEU

We are used to think that Fascism somehow belongs to the past, something that somehow is gone. But I don’t think that this is appropriate anymore. The last months have shown that Fascism seems to be very much alive, probably in a new way. Some of the typical characteristics of Fascism are having a very… » read more

  Posted by The future of the European Union

Le présent article expose les débats qui ont été soulevés durant la conférence tenue au Parlement Européen par la commission LIBE le 12 octobre 2016, intitulée « Schengen Cooperation : Present and Future ». Depuis plusieurs mois, l’espace Schengen est mis à mal par la réintroduction des contrôles aux frontières de plusieurs Etats de l’espace… » read more

  Posted by EU-Logos

Less than a year ago, 197 countries came together for the first time to deliver a universal climate Paris Agreement. And with it, a promise to work together to limit global temperature rise to avoid the worst impacts of climate change. Today, that agreement becomes the law of the planet — entered into force almost… » read more

  Posted by WWF Climate & Energy Blog

Heard in Europe almost spoke to Digital Commissioner Günther Oettinger in an exclusive interview today after he apologised for comments mocking the Chinese, gay marriage and Wallonia. We couldn’t reach him so we spoke to his parody Twitter account @GOettinger instead. Why did you decide to apologise today? My liver tell me what to say.… » read more

  Posted by Heard in Europe

At the beginning of October, an environmental landmark passed with little fuss: The last of the world’s 55 biggest greenhouse gases emitters ratified the historic Paris Agreement. The news generated fewer headlines than the initial deal. It also generated fewer headlines than April’s joint ratification statement by the US and China. But it was arguably… » read more

  Posted by Kaj Embren

By Salvatore Berger   The 2016 presidential campaign has polarized the United-States like never before. Between the two candidates, the trade-off is clear: political establishment or populism, status-quo or schism, openness or isolationism, another Clinton or another actor. This choice, left in the hands of the American people, will transcend the borders of the U.S.… » read more

  Posted by 1989 Generation Initiative

NATO has decided to enhance its contribution to the Global Coalition to Counter ISIS. The U.S.-led Coalition has been providing air support for Iraqi and Kurdish forces notably since the beginning of the battle of Mosul, which is considered to be one of the biggest military operation since 2003. Peshmerga and Iraqi forces have already… » read more

  Posted by EU-Logos

Irene Toporkoff [Media Demain/ Youtube] Irene Toporkoff is the co-founder of a Paris venture providing ‘translated journalism’, adapting articles into English from top national media. She talked with EurActiv Founder Christophe Leclercq, as part of the #Media4EU editorial series, about various approaches to syndication, market trends and hurdles that the EU could help overcome.  … » read more

  Posted by EuRoman

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