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Europeans from all over the continent convened in The Hague this weekend to celebrate the seventieth anniversary of the Congress of Europe. The 1948 conference marked the beginning of the post-war process of European integration. The participants, whose deliberations stressed the importance of civic engagement in shaping Europe’s future, gathered in the ancient Knight’s Hall… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

Summary of the decision On May 24, the European Commission has published its final and binding decision in its antitrust/cartel case 39816 on Upstream gas supplies in Central and Eastern Europe by virtue of which it has obliged Gazprom to rectify numerous abuses on the European gas market. Namely, in pursuance to Article 9 of… » read more

  Posted by Ukrainian Think Tanks Liaison Office in Brussels

On April 26, 2018, the Constitutional Court declared unconstitutional the Law “On All-Ukrainian Referendum”, which was adopted at the time of Yanukovych. The decision of the Constitutional Court to declare the Law “On All-Ukrainian Referendum” unconstitutional has stopped the possibility of conducting manipulative national referenda in Ukraine. Thus, the state remains protected from conducting referenda,… » read more

  Posted by Ukrainian Think Tanks Liaison Office in Brussels

Guest blog post by Stefan Crets, Executive Director, CSR Europe and Louise Scott, Director, PwC Are European associations and industry sectors working with their members to raise sustainability impact? Do they engage in collaborative projects with other sectors to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals? In partnership with PwC, CSR Europe releases a new White Paper… » read more

Guest blog post by David Ibsen, Executive Director of the not-for-profit Counter Extremism Project (CEP). Last just over a month ago, Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg survived his much anticipated first appearance before the U.S. Congress, in large measure because Senators and Representatives tried to focus too narrowly on how technology works, rather than how it… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

How will non-adaptation of Ukrainian legislation to the EU directives in the transport sector affect the transit potential of the country? An increase of Ukrainian export to the EU cannot be achieved without the development of transport infrastructure. Therefore, the Association Agreement aims to bring Ukrainian legislation closer to the requirements of the European Union,… » read more

  Posted by Ukrainian Think Tanks Liaison Office in Brussels

The recent judgment of the Court of Justice CJEU) in the so-called Achmea case[1], has given rise to a lot of comments. Now we also dispose of the reaction of the Netherlands government to the case, which can be characterized as quite radical: in the end, all intra-EU bilateral investment treaties (BITs) should be terminated.… » read more

  Posted by ACELG

Dynamics of Public Opinion in Ukraine in the “Prewar” Period (2008–2013) From the start of monitoring of public opinion in Ukraine and Russia to the time of Russian military aggression against Ukraine in 2014, sociologists generally noted a relative stability in the dynamics of attitudes of Ukrainians toward Russia. This prewar period of monitoring of… » read more

  Posted by Ukrainian Think Tanks Liaison Office in Brussels

The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine has prepared an interim report on the implementation of the 2016-2020 Strategy for Public Administration Reform during 2016-2017. The Strategy was approved by the Government’s decision following the demands by Ukrainian and international experts when it became apparent that attempts at rapid economic and social reforms following the Revolution… » read more

  Posted by Ukrainian Think Tanks Liaison Office in Brussels

Ukraine’s rapprochement towards the EU is long-lasting and has its own history: the launch of the DCFTA, the adoption of a visa-free regime for Ukraine, the Association Agreement entry into force and its implementation etc. These key steps were supported by civil society organizations, analyzed by think tanks, reported by the Government Office, while the… » read more

  Posted by Ukrainian Think Tanks Liaison Office in Brussels

In another series of unfortunate tweets, D. Trump stated that ‘trade wars are good and easy to win’. The latter came after global actors, including the EU, condemned the US decision to put tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum and promptly responded in kind, therefore possibly triggering a WTO dispute. The US tariffs were… » read more

  Posted by EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy

In recent years several leaks of information from tax heavens, some of them are called Swiss leaks, Panama papers or Paradise papers, have raised public awareness of massive tax evasion. Those documents shocked the entire world by how many people, including public officials, were involved. From then on, the endeavour to prevent these tax avoidances… » read more

  Posted by EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy

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