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It is fascinating watching US news shows in recent weeks. While they may not be using these words, it is clear that anchors like Rachel Maddow and Joe Scarborough believe that the United States is now in an existential crisis for the soul and future of American democracy. Democracy or authoritarianism? Who will win? Nobody… » read more

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Guest blog post by Denis MacShane, the UK’s former minister for Europe. His latest book is Brexit, No Exit. Why (in the End) Britain Won’t Leave Europe (IB Tauris). Recently the London Eurosceptic political weekly, the Spectator, published an article by the most fervent EU federalist to be found in Europe. Jean Quatremer is a… » read more

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  Guest post by Tom Parker, CEO of Cambre. Parker is an active member of the British business community in Brussels and is a regular commentator on lobbying practice and the future of the advocacy profession. With an eye to 2019, European Parliament elections and the appointment of a new Commission, Jean Claude Juncker set… » read more

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Guest post by Nicholas Whyte, Senior Director of APCO Global Solutions.   The proposed new allocation of European Parliament seats may benefit ALDE and the EPP, at the expense of the Left and the hard Right. This week’s European Council meeting will consider the European Parliament’s proposals for the reallocation of MEPs between the different… » read more

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First of all the SPD got a very good result from the long negotiation process in deciding which party gets which ministry portfolio. SPD will hold the most important ones – Finance, Foreign affairs, Justice, Environment, Social affairs and Family, Youth and Senior Citizens affairs. It is also a positive sign that European policies are… » read more

  Posted by FEPS Fresh Thinking

Guest post by Maximilian Wirth, policy advisor in Berlin The negotiations for a potential government coalition in Germany collapsed today. Since the elections in September, the conservative CDU under the guidance of Chancellor Angela Merkel had tried to form a new alliance with the Greens and the free-market FDP. However, the FDP leader Christian Linder… » read more

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Thursday, on the 8th of June 2017, the British citizens elected their new MPs. Although she was holding an absolute majority, Theresa May moved forward in time this legislative election, in the hope of strengthening her position both in the United Kingdom and in front of Brussels. The outcome of this vote is everything Theresa… » read more

  Posted by EU-Logos

Emmanuel Macron, a 39 years old former banker from Rothschild and France’s former Minister of the Economy, is likely to become the new President of the French Republic. His victory against the National Front and the French political establishment in the first round of the French Presidential election was largely anticipated by the latest polls,… » read more

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On Tuesday 18th, Theresa May has called for snap general election “to make a success of Brexit”. She claimed that division at Westminster could obstruct the Brexit negotiations. Election would help to unify Parliament and to prevent instability. “I think it is right now to ask the British people, to put their trust in me… » read more

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Dutch-Turkish relations are at a record low, and this crisis is spreading in Western Europe. Germany, Austria, Denmark are also concerned about the possible tensions a debate on the Turkish referendum would create inside their Turkish minorities. The Turkish constitutional referendum will take place on the 16th of April 2017. Turkish citizens from home and… » read more

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We all know there will be a number of crucial decisions taken in 2017. And we have to re-think how the European project continues in-line with the upcoming negotiations.   Let us remind ourselves that we are celebrating 60 years of the Treaty of Rome this year. This marks the moment of Europe coming together,… » read more

  Posted by FEPS Fresh Thinking

Last Sunday, Austrians were voting for the second time to elect their president. The past elections, in May, had been annulled by the constitutional court following irregularities in the counting procedure in several constituencies. Alexander Van der Bellen, a Green politician who ran as an independent, had then won the elections with a very small… » read more

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