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Guest blog post by Georges Dassis, President of EESC, and Conny Reuter, Co-Chairman of the Liaison Group. Europe has not changed over the past week, but the challenges have become clearer. A majority of the British people has expressed the wish to leave the European Union, a decision which we respect, but regret because of… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

Brexit, rightly seen as inadvisable, will turn out to be impossible both technically and politically. Far from destroying the EU, Brexit is a chance to re-launch it by creating a two-circle community: a circle based on Eurozone integration and a circle for the Single Market. Everyone would benefit from this. I do not agree with… » read more

  Posted by Daniel Gueguen

Brexit n’est que le début. Lorsque des nations qui ont été en désaccord pendant des siècles sont contraintes de s’unir, il leur faut, pour se connecter, une motivation plus profonde que le désir de contrebalancer la puissance économique des États-Unis et de la Chine. Sans véritable désir de s’unir, toute union est, par défaut, fictive,… » read more

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Guest blog post by Saskia Ozinga. For many living in the UK but feeling European, the UK’s referendum verdict was a great shock. The vote split across political parties and the traditional left and right allegiances. Those who believe that their lives are hampered by ‘foreign influences’ were united against the EU as a common… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

Nicolas Sarkozy – qui ne doute de rien – promet un nouveau Traité avant la fin de l’année avec une méthode très « sarkozienne » consistant à imposer par le haut (quel haut ?) une réforme de l’Union esquissée en quelques lignes. Une telle option est vouée à l’échec. Pour l’avenir de Union, en réalité,… » read more

  Posted by Daniel Gueguen

Guest blog post by K. T. Winther. 1. Freedom and Power The transition from Stone Age to a modern high-tech society is a result of human innovation, and future improvements in our standard of living will depend on continued innovation. But all too often that progress is hindered by the societies and social structures created.… » read more

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Allow Brits to apply directly for EU citizenship An open letter to the EU presidents For the attention of: Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission Donald Tusk, President of the European Council Robert Fico, Prime Minister of Slovakia, representing the incoming Presidency of the EU Council Martin Schulz, President of the European Parliament Koen… » read more

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BREXIT le 23 juin; fin de la saga glyphosate le 24, grandes politiques ou petits dossiers, l’UE doit se reconstruire de A à Z   Voici 20 ans j’ai publié « L’Europe à contresens ». Un petit ouvrage avec un fort retentissement médiatique. Son message-clé était simple. Partant du constat que l’élargissement de l’Union à… » read more

  Posted by Daniel Gueguen

Communicating Brexit

Guest blog post by Stavros Papagianneas, Managing Director at StP Communications. A few days ago, Labour MP Jo Cox has been shot dead in the UK by a man shouting “Britain First“. Both “Stronger In” and “Vote Leave” camps suspended campaigning following the incident, for a few days. It was the tragic apotheosis of a… » read more

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Guest blog post by Yves Bertoncini, director of the Jacques Delors Institute. The Dutch “no” expressed on 6 April 2016 revived the myth claiming that “Brussels” is incapable of acknowledging the outcomes of national referenda, which supposedly highlight a democratic split between the EU and its citizens. This myth conveys a triple denial of democracy… » read more

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