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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

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

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