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Ramush Haradinaj, former leader of the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) and soon to be Prime Minister reached a coalition agreement last week. Resulting from the snap legislative elections organized on June 12th that followed the motion of censure against Isa Mustafa’s government (who was president of the LDK), it appeared that Haradinaj’s so-called “Warriors Coalition”… » read more

  Posted by EU-Logos

  Any independent Catalan state would undoubtedly find itself outside the European Union. This has now been determined beyond doubt and it is important that the Catalans know it. We have a statement by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker that unequivocally places Catalonia outside the organisation. Mr Juncker said that an independent Catalonia would have… » read more

  Posted by Drazen Simic

By Sabrina Huck, Political Consultant The UK has the Queen’s speech – the European Union has the annual State of the Union address. Delivered by the President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker’s performance might be lacking pomp and circumstance in comparison to the State Opening of Parliament, but it serves a similar purpose in… » read more

  Posted by The Whitehouse Consultancy

After the introduction of the Brexit Bill – or ‘Great Repeal Bill’ – in the UK Parliament earlier this year, great debates and tensions have risen between the walls of the House of Commons. Last night, it escalated into a late-night debate, and eventually into the MPs’ decision to predominantly vote for the ‘Repeal Bill’.… » read more

  Posted by EU-Logos

  Over the years, step by step, the European Parliament has won a share of real constitutional power. At times, as in 1984 with the Spinelli Draft Treaty and in 2002-03 in the Convention on the Future of Europe, Parliament has had a decisive influence on the constitutive development of the European Union. At other… » read more

  Posted by Andrew Duff - On Governing Europe

Guest post by Christian Borggreen, Vice President of CCIA Europe An often overlooked European success story is how hundred of thousands of European small companies have thrived thanks to the Internet. With a few clicks on the keyboard, the smallest European firm can now export to consumers across the EU, and the rest of the… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

By Alexandra Tompson “Keep calm and carry on” is something of the British mantra when in crisis. The current threat level for international terrorism in the UK is severe. An attack is highly likely. Following the Manchester bombings, it was raised to its highest level – “critical” – something that had not been done since… » read more

  Posted by The Freedom Blog

By Chenoa Geerts, Associate Political Consultant Running up to the Brexit referendum it was often referred to as “scaremongering”, when politicians, industry representatives, academics or economists emphasised the adverse consequences of leaving the EU. Many today still say that those negative effects have not materialised over a year after the referendum. However, it is safe… » read more

  Posted by The Whitehouse Consultancy

Guest post by Antonio Calcara – Ph.D. Candidate at the LUISS Department of Political Science – Rome   The prospect of an integrated EU defence stance at the international level has always been a controversial issue. Despite more than 30 Common Security and Defence Policy civilian and military crisis management missions, EU member states` political,… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

“This invaluable report suggests a practical course of action for governments and civil society. While every conflict has different causes and solutions, we know from Northern Ireland that long-term grassroots peacebuilding between the contending parties is always essential to achieving peace.” (Jonathan Powell, the chief British negotiator during the Northern Ireland Peace Process )  … » read more

  Posted by AriRusila's Conflicts

Q&A: Impunity and journalist safety are priority says new OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, Harlem Désir Tom Gibson/CPJ European Union Representative The OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media plays a vital role that is valued by journalists and media freedom groups for its ability to speak out in defense of press freedom… » read more

  Posted by Committee to Protect Journalists

Thorrrbjorn Jagland, Secrétaire général du Conseil de l’Europe, Gianni Buquicchio, président de la Commission de Venise et Nils Muiznieks, commissaire aux droits de l’homme du Conseil de l’Europe ont exprimé leur profonde inquiétude face aux projets de réforme du système judiciaire adopté le 12 juillet par la chambre basse du Parlement polonais – le Sejm… » read more

  Posted by EU-Logos

Das Gedenken an den vereitelten Putsch vor einem Jahr könnte sich die Türkei eigentlich sparen, denn niemand im Land hatte bisher auch nur die Möglichkeit, die Ereignisse vom 15. Juli 2016 zu vergessen. Kaum ein Tag verging, ohne dass jemand entlassen, festgenommen oder verurteilt wurde. Das Jahr wurde genutzt, um die öffentlichen Einrichtungen zu säubern….… » read more


Ces dernières années, le ‘droit à l’oubli’ a fait couler beaucoup d’encre. Si les procédures pour opposer son droit à l’oubli ont été simplifiées, peu de personnes en connaissent aujourd’hui l’étendue et les moyens de recours possible. Plus de trois ans après l’arrêt Google Spain (C-131/12, FR) rendue par la Cour de justice de l’Union… » read more

  Posted by EU-Logos

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