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The United Kingdom wants to leave the EU, Catalonia wants to get back in! Two curiously star-crossed destinies that raise a disturbing question: does national sovereignty still exist? The answer, a cruel one, is ‘no’. National sovereignty no longer really exists, a fact that frustrates the independence wishes of some and the emancipation of others.… » read more

  Posted by Daniel Gueguen

After 4 months of bickering about coalitions and policy measures, Germany’s 2 largest parties – Angela Merkel’s conservative party CDU/CSU and the Social Democrats (SPD) – have formed a grand coalition: the so-called GroKo. German politics plays a mayor role in the climate goals of the whole EU: which parties end up in the government… » read more

  Posted by Arthur Wyns - environmental journalist

German power struggle leads to GroKo coalition   Last year’s election results have led to unprecedented difficulties to build a new government in Germany. Despite heavy losses in parliamentary elections, Angela Merkel was re-elected as Chancellor for another four years. But the weakened position of the traditionally 2 largest parties – Angela Merkel’s conservative party… » read more

  Posted by Arthur Wyns - environmental journalist

  From huge problems with pollution, Poland is now facing the positive challenges of EU membership. With knowledge sharing, Poland is a cleaner country Poland is one of the countries that suffered the most during the Second World War. Our country’s course took a dramatic and unexpected turn in the post-1939 period. The country came… » read more

  Posted by EurEau

Article published on the Atlantic Treaty Association Website http://www.atahq.org/2018/02/projecting-stability-hybrid-warfare-cooperation-eu/ Dr Federico Yaniz explains how a coordinated approach between NATO and the European Union to countering hybrid warfare is being formulated, to the benefit of both organisations   On 4-5 September 2014, NATO Heads of State and Government met in Newport, Wales, only a few months… » read more

  Posted by EU-Logos

It is astonishing that even the current, ‘doing less’ Commission which believes in no regulation and self-regulation, decided to act on countries breaching the air pollution standards. But is it enough to make a difference? How many scandals do we need until policy action on air quality is being seriously considered? Air pollution infrigements on… » read more

  Posted by My European Civil Voice - Zoltán Massay-Kosubek @EU_ZMK

    In June 2016, the constitutional reform in the area of justice took place in Ukraine, part of which was reforming the status of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine aimed at ensuring its independence. Politically motivated decisions of the Constitutional Court under the Yanukovych regime, notably the unconstitutional change of the Constitution in September… » read more

  Posted by Ukrainian Think Tanks Liaison Office in Brussels

Article published on the Atlantic Treaty Association Website http://www.atahq.org/2018/01/protecting-stability-transatlantic-partnership/ Seventy years ago, the Global Marshall Plan initiative was launched by the United States to help Europeans rebuild the continent, and the creation of NATO in 1949 added a security-political dimension to this partnership. Both events helped end American isolationism and created the transatlantic partnership, a… » read more

  Posted by EU-Logos

Every year, the month of January kicks off with the Brussels Motor Show. While the latest cars on display there clearly proved that vehicles are undergoing a not-so-quiet revolution, coming with state-of-the-art connectivity technology and an expanding range of powertrain options, there are also other players in the automotive supply chain that are changing rapidly.… » read more

  Posted by Secretary General of the European Automobile Manufacturers' Association (ACEA)

In fourteen months time the European Union treaties will cease to apply to the United Kingdom. This event will bring to an end almost half a century of Britain’s unquiet membership of the continental bloc. Britain will have rejected the closer unity to which the EU is committed, marking a signal failure for Europe as… » read more

  Posted by Andrew Duff - On Governing Europe

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