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Article published on the Atlantic Treaty Association Website The NATO Alliance has a proud history of strengthening stability and prosperity among member states – from adapting to a post-war world to fostering a shared environment of democracy and freedom, writes The Honourable Hugh Segal, chair of the NATO Association of Canada The founding of… » read more

  Posted by EU-Logos

Le nombre impressionnant de lobbies présents à Bruxelles est une réalité bien connue et acceptée par l’Union européenne et ses institutions. Presque 30.000 lobbyistes travaillent au sein d’organismes privés dans la ville belge qui ne compte qu’un million d’habitants. C’est quasiment autant que la totalité des employés de la Commission européenne. Les lobbyistes occupent donc… » read more

  Posted by EU-Logos

Un acte délégué présenté en vertu de la législation européenne sur le tabac déclenche un débat interpellant sur la relation entre les traités internationaux et la législation secondaire de l’UE. La Commission européenne respecte-t-elle le protocole de l’OMS visant à éliminer le commerce illicite des produits du tabac? Telle est la question qui se pose.… » read more

  Posted by Daniel Gueguen

First of all the SPD got a very good result from the long negotiation process in deciding which party gets which ministry portfolio. SPD will hold the most important ones – Finance, Foreign affairs, Justice, Environment, Social affairs and Family, Youth and Senior Citizens affairs. It is also a positive sign that European policies are… » read more

  Posted by FEPS Fresh Thinking

By Simona DEMKOVA On 25 January 2018, the Court of Justice ruled in the second of the Schrems trials in what seems to be an overhaul of the possibility for collective redress by consumers in the digital settings via a simple transfer of their claims. While Mr Schrems was granted the status of a consumer… » read more

  Posted by RSIEAblog

A delegated act tabled under EU tobacco legislation has sparked off an intriguing debate about the relationship between international treaties and EU secondary legislation. Is the European Commission respecting the WHO Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products? In past years the Newsletter has spilt copious amounts of ink writing about the relationship between… » read more

  Posted by Daniel Gueguen

Suite au souhait des citoyens britanniques de quitter l’Union européenne exprimé en 2016 et à la montée de l’euroscepticisme partout en Europe, les dirigeants européens se réunissaient à Bratislava dans un contexte difficile mais propice pour combler les lacunes de l’Union européenne. Un an plus tard, en septembre 2017, le président de la Commission présentait… » read more

  Posted by EU-Logos

Deutsche Politik und Europas Klimaverpflichtungen Die Wahlergebnisse des vergangenen Jahres haben zu beispiellosen Schwierigkeiten beim Aufbau einer neuen Regierung in Deutschland geführt. Trotz schwerer Verluste bei den Parlamentswahlen, wurde Angela Merkel für weitere vier Jahre als Bundeskanzlerin wiedergewählt. Aber die geschwächte Position der beiden traditionell größten Parteien – Angela Merkels konservativer Union aus CDU und… » read more

  Posted by Arthur Wyns - environmental journalist

Article published on the Atlantic Treaty Association Website To achieve European peace and stability, conflicts of interest between NATO and Russia must be addressed, writes Marko Mihkelson In Western official discourse, NATO-Russia relations are often analysed by wishful thinking rather than by accepting realities. It is natural that the Alliance is vocal in clarifying… » read more

  Posted by EU-Logos

The European Commission’s president, Jean-Claude Juncker, expressed himself about the « Spitzenkandidat » He declared today that “There is a big danger that the Spitzenkandidat process will be abandoned for the 2019 European elections”. Furthermore, he told MEP’s at a meeting in Strasbourg that he has the feeling that a great majority of member states… » read more

  Posted by EU-Logos

  Due to the approximation to European standards in the field of food safety, Ukraine is becoming less and less exotic for the EU market. Thus, the implementation of the Association Agreement opens the way for those sectors of the economy, in which, through the successful coordination of key stakeholders, the political will of the… » read more

  Posted by Ukrainian Think Tanks Liaison Office in Brussels

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