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In an interview released to the Press Service of the European Parliament on Wednesday 28th February 2018, the ALDE member Javier Nart called for more ways to address a global security issue that has concerned Community and international institutions for a long time now, namely terrorism funding. The Spanish Member of the European Parliament (MEP)… » read more

  Posted by EU-Logos

Article published on the Atlantic Treaty Association Website NATO faces ‘hourly’ cyber intrusions and is moving to take its systems more resilient to a serious attack, according to the organisation’s director of infrastructure services, Dr Gregory B Edwards There are millions of cyber probes that we see within a week. These are not necessarily… » read more

  Posted by EU-Logos

On 2nd April 2018, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced an agreement with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), which he suspended a few hours later. The deal with the United Nations (UN) Refugee Agency envisaged the resettlement of 16,250 refugees from Israel into Western countries such as Germany, Italy and Canada in… » read more

  Posted by EU-Logos

Next May, 2nd, the Commission will launch the formal proposals for the Multiannual Financial Framework, which will shape Europe toward 2030.These proposals will arrive after a long preparation in the Commission but also in the Member States. These MFF are not a simple renewal but it is the first concrete response of the EUR 27… » read more

  Posted by European pratictioner and researcher

Gas transit contracts between Gazprom and Naftogaz will expire on December 31, 2019. It means that Russia won’t have legal grounds to supply gas to Europe via the Ukrainian gas system. In order to continue supplies, Europe has to make an important decision about the transit routes. Further use of the Ukrainian pipelines and construction… » read more

  Posted by Ukrainian Think Tanks Liaison Office in Brussels

Zusammenfassung: Nach Jahren der Stagnation sind die Westbalkanländer wieder auf der EU-Beitrittsagenda. Mitte Mai 2018 findet der Balkangipfel der bulgarischen EU Präsidentschaft in Sofia statt. Diese und ähnliche Entwicklungen passieren bislang ohne Einbeziehung der Ukraine, Moldaus und Georgiens. Kiew und Tiflis könnten, wie Chişinău das schon teilweise tut, ihre europäischen Ambitionen durch Teilnahme an neuen… » read more

  Posted by Andreas Umland

Greece’s Wrong Messiah

Guest blog post by Thimios Tzallas, a writer and specialises in British and Greek politcs. A week before the nerve-agent attack in Salisbury, the University of Peloponnesus, in the presence of the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs George Katroungalos, declared Vladimir Putin Professor Emeritus, because of his “contributions to culture and democracy”. In the person… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

Trade is a major pillar of our sector’s global competitiveness. In this respect, both Brexit and recent threats about ‘walling off’ national markets are posing a serious threat to jobs and growth in the European automotive industry. EU auto manufacturers exported more than 6.1 million motor vehicles last year, generating a trade surplus of more… » read more

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

By Sabrina Röttger-Wirtz Transparency is a persistently hot topic with regard to European Agencies. Especially the balance between granting access to documents and the protection of commercially confidential information, which might be contained in documents that third parties submit to Agencies in the context of administrative procedures, seems to be rather difficult to strike. As… » read more

  Posted by TARN

  Guest post by Johan Merlevede. Merlevede is the director of Leuven MindGate, an association that represents the knowledge, high-tech, and healthcare sectors in Leuven, Belgium. Shout the phrase ‘innovation hub’ into a crowd of European techies or start-up fanatics and they’ll probably assume you’re talking about one of the grand capitals known for their… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

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