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At the beginning of December, ACEA launched its automated driving roadmap. This landmark publication sets out the steps towards deployment and lists the required legislative changes. We should, however, not forget about the wider implications of this transformation. Because the impact of automation on society, and particularly how it will improve social inclusion and access… » read more

  Posted by Eric-Mark Huitema

The UK’s general election on 12th December resulted in a majority of 80 for the Conservative Party, a larger number than anticipated. Some had expected a much closer result or even a hung parliament. The way is now open for the UK to leave the EU at the end of January. It would take a… » read more

  Posted by Peter Bye

Over the last years, Ukraine has intensified its trade links with the EU driven by both the positive stimulus provided by the Association Agreement and a negative stimulus, namely the need to replace lost trade links with Russia. Between 2013 and 2018, the share of EU in Ukraine’s international trade in goods increased to 42%… » read more

  Posted by Ukrainian Think Tanks Liaison Office in Brussels

Le Mardi 10 Septembre 2019, le Collège des commissaires de la Commission européenne (CE) a été nommé par sa  nouvelle Présidente, Ursula Von Der Leyen. Dans son discours, elle a défini les priorités et l’approche de la nouvelle CE, laquelle, en la comparant avec celle de Junker, a été empruntée sur le « gender-balanced », un principe… » read more

  Posted by EU-Logos

    Where is the Democracy, Ursula? Is it behind you? The truth is: Democracy is Dictated behind closed doors. No public debate. Secretive Politburo-like manoeuvres in the European Council. Reducing the most important European institution of democracy to a Secretariat. What lay hidden when Frau Ursula von der Leyen introduced her team of 26… » read more

  Posted by EURDEMOCRACY

Not serious! The European Commission have announced extra measures and emergency subsidies in the case of a No Deal Brexit scheduled for 31 October 2019. But neither the EU, the Irish or the British government are taking seriously the date of 31 October as the definitive date of Leave. What do they know that they… » read more

  Posted by EURDEMOCRACY

On Saturday 24th of August, the Kadiköy district governorate of Istanbul banned the third edition of the “Queer Olympix”, a pro-LGBTI+ sporting event. The authorities stated the need to prevent possible crimes, to protect public health, public order and public morality as official reasons for the ban. This is the first time ever this event… » read more

  Posted by Key to Europe

The three eminent, self-confessed Remainers have published a legal plan to avoid Prime Minister Johnson’s cliff-edge of No Deal on 31 October. Law Professors Joseph Weiler, NYU and lately of Florence EUI, Daniel Sarmiento of Complutense University of Madrid and Sir Jonathan Faull, formerly head of the European Commission Legal Service, published their plan called… » read more

  Posted by EURDEMOCRACY

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