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    Dear Mr. Andriukaitis, We are the proud parents and representatives of beautiful, funny, noisy children. Some of them live in our hearts, some of them survived cancer after a long and toxic treatment. When a child is diagnosed with cancer, people often comfort parents by invoking progress made in cancer treatments. The scandal… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

“President Trump’s announcement on Jerusalem has a very worrying potential impact,” EU’s Foreign Policy chief, Frederica Mogherini, said in Brussels. Making a surprise, unannounced visit to the EU Commission’s press room, she forecast that “it has a very fragile context and thus the potential to send us backwards to even darker times than the ones… » read more


On 20th of November, The European Council announced the new locations of the two European agencies that are going to be leaving London as a consequence of Brexit. The European Medicines Agency (EMA) will head to Amsterdam while the European Bank Authority (EBA) will head to Paris. Several EU member states tried to become a… » read more

  Posted by EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy

Today, 7 December 2017, in Brussels, 45.000 pro-independence Catalans are demonstrating the strength of their claim. The demonstration was organized by parties from the former government of the Generalitat de Catalunya, after the Spanish central government triggered the Article 155 of the Spanish Constitution. The former President of Catalunya, Carles Puigdemont, and six other counselors… » read more

  Posted by EU-Logos

On December 6, the European Commission presented the long-awaited package for the deepening of the European Economic and Monetary Union. In a debate we organised at FEPS to gather first reactions to the proposal, a member of the European Parliament put forward the right questions: how should it be explained to people in the different… » read more

  Posted by FEPS Fresh Thinking

Aujourd’hui, sur près de 11 millions de roms recensés, pas moins de 80% habite sur le territoire espagnol, tchèque, bulgare, grec, croate, hongrois, portugais, roumain et slovaque. Les Roms sont présents depuis plusieurs siècles sur le territoire européen, excepté que leur intégration au sein de la population européenne reste faible. La population Rom doit faire… » read more

  Posted by EU-Logos

Guest post by Tinatin Khidasheli, Georgian jurist and politician Once again Russia’s abysmal record on human rights is exposed for the world to see. On 30 November, Human Rights Watch slammed the Russian Government for the intensified enforcement of the country’s repressive legislation that blacklists foreign “undesirable” organizations – for the most part American, and… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

Guest post by Stefano Bonaccini, president of the Council of European Municipalities and Regions As African and European Heads of state and government have concluded their 5th African Union and European Union summit (AU-EU summit) in Abidjan, local and regional governments from both continents can be proud of a successful first Africa-Europe Local Government Forum.… » read more

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Guest blog post by Jennifer Baker, reporting from the SWITCH, the largest, open and free ICT and entrepreneurship event in the Baltic region. Blockchain could make Lithuania the world’s newest fintech hub says MEP Antanas Guoga, but while the potential is there, it won’t happen without great efforts in promoting the technology, education, and some… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

It is difficult to generate an accurate estimate for the number of children being educated in their home across Europe, but by many accounts, it appears to be a growing number. Education outside the traditional norm of the classroom is well established in the United States, where the U.S. Department of Education estimates that over… » read more

  Posted by The Freedom Blog

Guest post by Hans Korteweg, Managing Director, COGEN Europe   The message from European manufacturers and users of the latest smart home energy solution is clear: fuel cell micro-cogeneration is market-ready. Already, 3500 households and businesses across Europe are using fuel cell micro-cogeneration for their heating, hot water and electricity supply. Each unit is enabling… » read more

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