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La représentation d’intérêts (dit vulgairement le « lobbying ») constitue un métier complexe qui repose sur un choix simple : ou l’on s’efforce de convaincre, de rapprocher les points de vue via une médiation, ou l’on s’oppose pour imposer la position d’un camp à un autre. L’Union européenne longtemps phare de la médiation glisse progressivement… » read more

  Posted by Daniel Gueguen

Brexiters Routed In Salzburg

It had to happen. Sooner or later someone was going to truly stand up to the Brexiters. Theresa May made the first attempt at this recently, but it was nowhere near enough. Since Prime Minister May has been unable to do it, the task has fallen to the leaders of the EU and it’s Member… » read more

  Posted by FinancialGuy Writes!

Any to-do list can be structured depending on whether tasks are urgent and/or important. While the “important not urgent” model should warrant lots of attention, it’s a common mistake that the “urgent, not important” pushes back more serious matters. We need to make sure that the EU’s media strategy is seen as an “urgent and… » read more

  Posted by Media4EU

Representing interests (more commonly known as ‘lobbying’) is a complex profession founded on a simple choice: either you try to convince and build consensus via mediation, or you work to impose one side’s view upon the other. The European Union, so long a beacon of mediation, is slowly drifting towards the second option. This is… » read more

  Posted by Daniel Gueguen

It is widely acknowledged that Europe is facing a number of formidable, sometimes unprecedented challenges. Rising inequality, terrorism, environmental concerns, crime, Brexit, fake news and immigration are some of the more pressing ones, according to both ordinary Europeans and political institutions. We can safely add the threat of radical, nationalist movements wishing to do away… » read more

  Posted by Drazen Simic

Jamais la situation générale du monde n’est apparue aussi dangereuse, instable et imprévisible – et l’Europe déchirée est mise au défi par de multiples turbulences qui la frappent avec insistance à ses portes. Au point que « Sauvons l’Europe », dans son Bulletin du 4 juillet dernier, en a appelé à l’esprit de la Résistance… » read more

  Posted by EU-Logos

In 2015, Europe faced its most serious crisis since the financial crisis of 2008; the so-called “migration crisis.” EU member states adopted different attitudes towards tackling the crisis, namely in case of acceptance of refugees and migrants in their countries. The states of Visegrad group (Czech Republic included) objected vehemently against the refugee quotas. The… » read more

  Posted by EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy

Guest blog post by Otto Ilveskero, MSc in EU Politics graduate from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and a European Affairs writer for Finland’s leading foreign and security policy publication, The Ulkopolitist With enough external political crises, threats, and conflicts to rewrite Billy Joel’s We Didn’t Start the Fire, the EU’s… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

Guest blog post by Helge Sigurd Næss-Schmidt, Partner and Director of Economics at Copenhagen Economics European finance ministers are expected to discuss digital taxation when they meet later this week. Discussions will focus on the Digital Services Tax (DST), proposed by the European Commission in March, which introduced a new 3 percent tax on revenues… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

Von Karl Aiginger und Philipp Brugner Migration wird heute nur als Problem wahrgenommen. Bei anderer Betrachtungsweise wird sie jedoch zur Chance auf einen Strategiewechsel – für die Europäische Union, besonders aber auch für Österreich. Wer die Medien verfolgt, glaubt, Europa habe momentan nur ein Problem: Migration und wie man diese durch Militär und abschreckende Aussagen… » read more

  Posted by EFF – European Future Forum

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