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As the dust settles over the wreckage left by President Trump’s visit to Europe, two things have caught my attention. The first concerns his attitude to the allies of the US, in the form of NATO and members of the EU. He gave everyone a hard time but I noticed – perhaps I am alone… » read more

  Posted by Peter Bye

L’on n’ignore pas les défaillances techniques du Parlement européen. Je parle des bâtiments de Bruxelles. Faut-il les rénover ? Les restaurer ? Les reconstruire ? Un vent favorable nous transmet une note sûrement confidentielle qui examine chacune de ces trois options et en évalue le coût. Pour une « simple » rénovation il faudrait compter… » read more

  Posted by Daniel Gueguen

Since the Brexit referendum, The EU has launched numerous new initiatives in order to regain momentum and show decisiveness. Amongst other moves, on February 2018, the Commission published the Western Balkans Enlargement Package, which tried to break the so-called ‘enlargement fatigue’. In order to reflect its commitment towards a ‘greater than 27’ EU, this document… » read more

  Posted by EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy

The history of modern Turkey can be summarised as the history of military interventions. In the late Ottoman times, the army was the first and foremost institution through which the modernisation steps were taken. In parallel to that, the Army has been seen as the founder and the guardian of the newly founded regime in… » read more

  Posted by BBurak

The main priorities of the state anticorruption policy in Ukraine should be defined in a special regulatory act – the Anticorruption Strategy. This is an important document for combating corruption in Ukraine, as it defines the main priorities of the state anticorruption policy for a certain period and is the only basis for the elaboration… » read more

  Posted by Ukrainian Think Tanks Liaison Office in Brussels

In a groundbreaking bill approved by Irish parliament on Thursday 12th of July, the Irish government is set to completely divest its Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF) from companies with shares in the fossil fuel industry. The move makes the Irish government the first government in the world to divest from fossil fuels. The Fossil… » read more

  Posted by Arthur Wyns - environmental journalist

Even those who did not expect much of the NATO summit currently held in Brussels may end up disappointed. At the last minute, Jens Soltenberg, the secretary-general of the organization announced the holding of a last-minute meeting, following Trump’s last declaration about NATO’s budget. Almost caricatural, the American president keep putting the topic on the… » read more

  Posted by EU-Logos

Since his election, U.S. President Donald Trump, has drastically altered the basic fabric of international relations. Moving the country in a path of isolation, Trump has diluted European allies’ confidence that the United States is a reliable partner in upholding commitments and agreements. Trump’s “America First” approach has made it very difficult to maintain a… » read more

  Posted by EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy

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