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The Munich Security Conference (MSC) is a three days long global platform where the elite gathers to discuss security threats and the future of security policies. No less than Angela Merkel, Mike Pence, António Guterres, Federica Mogherini, several European leaders, and about 47 foreign ministers, 30 defence ministers and 90 parliamentarians attended. This 53rd edition… » read more

  Posted by EU-Logos

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The High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini took an official Balkan tour last week from 1 to 4 March. Her visit comes at a difficult time when ethnic and political rising tensions are undermining the process of European integration. Nevertheless, the EU can’t stop at 27. The… » read more

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In the recent blog post “Employing Social Sentiment Data for Investment and Trading: An Introduction (Part 1)”, we’ve explained that paying attention to the sentiment in social networks can be of great value for traders and investors. Let’s now turn our attention towards those people who observe the world of finance and report about it:… » read more

  Posted by SSIX - Social Sentiment Indices powered by X-Scores

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On Wednesday 1st March 2017, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker presented his ‘White Paper’ on the future of Europe to the European Parliament in Brussels. The White Paper presents a range of scenarios for how the European Union could evolve within the next decade(s). ‘What future do we want for ourselves, for our children and… » read more

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The UK might be in a weak position to get itself a favorable deal out of the Brexit negotiations. From the European side things won’t likely become easier with the duration of the negotiations. Inter-institutional relations might come under increased pressure and intra-institutional coordination could come under increased demand for democratic intervention. One of the… » read more

  Posted by Antonius Voluptarius

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Του Άκη Κούτρα Η άποψη που υποστηρίζει ότι η ανθρωπότητα βαδίζει με σταθερά αυξανόμενη ταχύτητα προς μια περίοδο ισχυρών εντάσεων και ευρείας κλίμακας αλλαγών σε πολιτικό και οικονομικό επίπεδο κερδίζει συνεχώς έδαφος. Η ισχυρή επάνοδος του λαϊκισμού και της εθνικιστικής ρητορικής του απομονωτισμού σε Ευρώπη και Ηνωμένες Πολιτείες και η αδυναμία που εκφράζει η παγκόσμια… » read more

  Posted by Το blog της Ελληνικής EurActiv

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Guest post by Jo Antoons, Partner, and Andreia Ghimis, EU Legal Affairs Specialist, Fragomen. On January 17, the British Prime Minister, Theresa May, gave a speech explaining what she and her team understand ‘Brexit means Brexit’ is to be in fact. She took a strong stance, highlighting that her government prefers losing access to the… » read more

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Guest post by Bogdan C. Enache, former Bucharest journalist. Russia’s involvement in the Ukrainian crisis, followed by the annexation of Crimea in March 2014, as well as its increasingly belligerent behaviour in its neighbourhood, and even overseas, has rightly generated considerable anxiety among Eastern European countries. Although covered by the collective security arrangement provided by… » read more

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  What is democracy and how far do we go to defend it in the face of populists and demagogues who would defile democracy for their own selfish ends? These questions are answered in the following essay. By Dominik Kirchdorfer   Democracy is quite a simple concept. Yet the majority of citizens today do not… » read more

  Posted by 1989 Generation Initiative

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When vehicles are discussed from a policy perspective here in Brussels, I often caution other stakeholders that they shouldn’t lose sight of the many different roles that motor vehicles play in our daily lives. This is especially the case when talking about light commercial vehicles, or vans as they are commonly referred to. Light commercial… » read more

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

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