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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

In central Europe, for twenty-six years, there have not been any murder of journalists. This changed on the 25th February, 2018, when journalist Jan Kuciak and his fiancée, Martina Kušnírová, were murdered in cold blood outside Bratislava. In its aftermath, Slovakia is dealing with a crisis of democracy; the murder started a discussion about freedom… » read more

  Posted by EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy

  Guest post by Mark Cummins. Mark Cummins is Professor of Finance at the Dublin City University Business School and Head of the Economics, Finance and Entrepreneurship Academic Group. He holds a PhD in Quantitative Finance. He will speak further on this topic at a special event on “Brexit and Financial Services” on 12 April… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

Changes in the foreign policy attitudes of Ukrainians over the period 2014–2016 represent one of the most significant transformations in public opinion in recent years. They are characterized by changes in both quantitative and qualitative indicators evident nationally as well as at the regional level. Regarding European integration, one can speak of the disappearance of… » read more

  Posted by Ukrainian Think Tanks Liaison Office in Brussels

Gas transit contracts between Gazprom and Naftogaz will expire on December 31, 2019. It means that Russia won’t have legal grounds to supply gas to Europe via the Ukrainian gas system. In order to continue supplies, Europe has to make an important decision about the transit routes. Further use of the Ukrainian pipelines and construction… » read more

  Posted by Ukrainian Think Tanks Liaison Office in Brussels

Trade is a major pillar of our sector’s global competitiveness. In this respect, both Brexit and recent threats about ‘walling off’ national markets are posing a serious threat to jobs and growth in the European automotive industry. EU auto manufacturers exported more than 6.1 million motor vehicles last year, generating a trade surplus of more… » read more

  Posted by Eric-Mark Huitema

Shared responsibility

Guest post by Joakim Palme, Chair, Delmi and Professor of political science at Uppsala University and Kristof Tamas, Director and Head of Secretariat, Delmi. The 2015 refugee crisis led to a series of changes in European Union migration policy, including the reintroduction of border controls and an arrangement with Turkey. Although the influx of asylum… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

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