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Mientras escribo estas líneas, no dejan de llegar noticias acerca de la devastación del huracán Irma. No cabe duda de que la naturaleza está desatada. Los científicos han venido advirtiendo durante años que el calentamiento global conllevaría tormentas más intensas y circunstancias climáticas extremas cada vez con más frecuencia. Pero saber que esto puede suceder… » read more

  Posted by Uniting Europe

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  Education and training is a vital element of the Austrian water sector, improving the quality of the service     Austria has two associations in the water service sector: the Austrian Association for Gas and Water (ÖVGW) and the Austrian Water and Waste Management Association (ÖWAV). ÖVGW has a long history. Founded in 1881,… » read more

  Posted by EurEau

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Genval, 13th September 2017. – Despite the specific demand of civil society to prioritise health and the call of more than 70 MEPs, health did not make it to be mentioned by President Juncker in the State of the Union speech. He expressed himself strongly on equality of opportunities and mentioned that children in Romania… » read more

  Posted by EU ZMK's Diary

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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

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L’acquis communautaire, c’est-à-dire l’ensemble des lois et règlements de l’UE applicable aux Etats membres s’élève à plus de 14.000 textes (1.685 directives et 12.410 règlements). Le lendemain du Brexit cette masse législative continue à s’appliquer aux 27, mais aussi …. au Royaume-Uni, … ce qui surprendrait au plus haut point les citoyens britanniques s’ils en… » read more

  Posted by Daniel Gueguen

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  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

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The current North Korean threat highlights one of the most troubling shortcomings facing today’s Western governments : the almost total inability of diplomacy to help solve such crises. For thousands of years, various states in different periods of history have nurtured the development of a special class of bureaucrats, employed exclusively in the diplomatic service.… » read more

  Posted by Spotlight on Geopolitics

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On September 6th 2017, the EU Court of Justice has officially ruled against appeals from both Hungarian and Slovakian governments concerning the 2015 decision which stated that asylum seekers must be relocated among EU Member States. On the contrary, with this ruling the ECJ showed support for this mechanism, and thus confirms its opinion that… » read more

  Posted by EU-Logos

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  Guest post by Eamon O’Hara, Executive Director and cofounder of ECOLISE On 22nd September, policy makers and representatives of the thousands of community-led initiatives on climate change and sustainability in Europe will gather at a conference in the European Economic and Social Council (EESC), Brussels, to launch the first ever European Day of Sustainable… » read more

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by Igor Tkalec The European Unemployment Insurance is a reawakened EU initiative imagined to function as a supranational coordination and stabilization mechanism. While its purpose is justified and its design viable, a pre-condition that underpins such a scheme is currently absent. The recent announcement of the European Pillar of Social Rights rekindled discussions about a… » read more

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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

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