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After the introduction of the Brexit Bill – or ‘Great Repeal Bill’ – in the UK Parliament earlier this year, great debates and tensions have risen between the walls of the House of Commons. Last night, it escalated into a late-night debate, and eventually into the MPs’ decision to predominantly vote for the ‘Repeal Bill’.… » read more

  Posted by EU-Logos

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L’acquis communautaire, c’est-à-dire l’ensemble des lois et règlements de l’UE applicable aux Etats membres s’élève à plus de 14.000 textes (1.685 directives et 12.410 règlements). Le lendemain du Brexit cette masse législative continue à s’appliquer aux 27, mais aussi …. au Royaume-Uni, … ce qui surprendrait au plus haut point les citoyens britanniques s’ils en… » read more

  Posted by Daniel Gueguen

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  Over the years, step by step, the European Parliament has won a share of real constitutional power. At times, as in 1984 with the Spinelli Draft Treaty and in 2002-03 in the Convention on the Future of Europe, Parliament has had a decisive influence on the constitutive development of the European Union. At other… » read more

  Posted by Andrew Duff - On Governing Europe

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The current North Korean threat highlights one of the most troubling shortcomings facing today’s Western governments : the almost total inability of diplomacy to help solve such crises. For thousands of years, various states in different periods of history have nurtured the development of a special class of bureaucrats, employed exclusively in the diplomatic service.… » read more

  Posted by Spotlight on Geopolitics

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On September 6th 2017, the EU Court of Justice has officially ruled against appeals from both Hungarian and Slovakian governments concerning the 2015 decision which stated that asylum seekers must be relocated among EU Member States. On the contrary, with this ruling the ECJ showed support for this mechanism, and thus confirms its opinion that… » read more

  Posted by EU-Logos

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  Guest post by Eamon O’Hara, Executive Director and cofounder of ECOLISE On 22nd September, policy makers and representatives of the thousands of community-led initiatives on climate change and sustainability in Europe will gather at a conference in the European Economic and Social Council (EESC), Brussels, to launch the first ever European Day of Sustainable… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

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by Igor Tkalec The European Unemployment Insurance is a reawakened EU initiative imagined to function as a supranational coordination and stabilization mechanism. While its purpose is justified and its design viable, a pre-condition that underpins such a scheme is currently absent. The recent announcement of the European Pillar of Social Rights rekindled discussions about a… » read more

  Posted by RSIEAblog

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Guest post by Christian Borggreen, Vice President of CCIA Europe An often overlooked European success story is how hundred of thousands of European small companies have thrived thanks to the Internet. With a few clicks on the keyboard, the smallest European firm can now export to consumers across the EU, and the rest of the… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

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By Alexandra Tompson “Keep calm and carry on” is something of the British mantra when in crisis. The current threat level for international terrorism in the UK is severe. An attack is highly likely. Following the Manchester bombings, it was raised to its highest level – “critical” – something that had not been done since… » read more

  Posted by The Freedom Blog

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Last July 2017, Mr José Maria Costa, President of the Conference of Atlantic Arc Cities (CAAC), addressed a letter to the President of the French Republic, Mr Emmanuel Macron, about the Climate Change Summit that will be held next December 12 in Paris. Mr Costa praised this initiative and demonstrated the relevance of including a… » read more

  Posted by Atlantic Arc Cities

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By Chenoa Geerts, Associate Political Consultant Running up to the Brexit referendum it was often referred to as “scaremongering”, when politicians, industry representatives, academics or economists emphasised the adverse consequences of leaving the EU. Many today still say that those negative effects have not materialised over a year after the referendum. However, it is safe… » read more

  Posted by The Whitehouse Consultancy

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