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The UN expects the world temperature to rise of about 2.7°C, well above the target maximum of 1.5°C to 2°C agreed upon in Paris. Even if countries manage to match this ambition with results, people in many parts of the globe still face a future of more frequent flooding, drought and storms. Urban population growth… » read more

  Posted by Kaj Embren

« The Western Balkans strategy is all about a European perspective, but it is a merit-based process, meaning each country has to do its homework first. Let’s use the momentum we created now and make decisive progress on the EU path » declared Commissioner Johannes Hahn. More than 15 years after the Thessaloniki Summit in… » read more

  Posted by EU-Logos

The amber “Klondike” of Ukraine provide “jobs” to thousands of people living nearby this gem deposits in the Polissya – North-West part of Ukraine (Volyn, Zhytomyr, and most of all in Rivne region). A few decades ago one could hardly imagine how to turn the solar stone into profits. People would dig up amber in… » read more

  Posted by Ukrainian Think Tanks Liaison Office in Brussels

By Tobias Tesche Mind the compliance gap The Stability and Growth Pact (SGP) has been plagued by chronic non-compliance and a lack of local ownership of the fiscal rules. To remedy this dysfunctional state of affairs a technocratic consensus has emerged between the European Commission, the ECB, the IMF and the OECD that fiscal councils… » read more

  Posted by TARN

Yesterday, Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), apologized again. This time it wasbefore the European Parliament (EP) in Brussels. During this meeting, Mark Zuckerberg defended his company after the scandal of the improper sale of millions of users’ data to the British political consultancy firm Cambridge Analytica, inwhich up to 2.7 million Europeans were… » read more

  Posted by EU-Logos

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

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Guest blog post by Gary Machado, executive director of the European Emergency Number Association. When the European Parliament voted on reverse-112 last September, it seemed like we had taken a massive step forward for public safety. Agreed: telephone networks should be used to save lives with public warning. But what has happened since? Quite simply:… » read more

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Guest post by Bart Gissac Peace. The first priority for Europe must be peace in the world. The United Nations Security Council should be replaced by the UN Peace Council. It would be composed of 15 UN members elected by the UN General Assembly for the period of 2 years. There would be no permanent… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

Post en tant qu’invité par Bart Gissac La Paix. La première priorité pour l’Europe doit être la paix dans le monde. Le Conseil de sécurité des Nations Unies devrait être remplacé par le Conseil de paix des Nations Unies. Il serait composé de 15 membres de l’ONU élus par l’Assemblée générale des Nations Unies pour… » read more

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Bernard Lewis, a preeminent scholar of Middle Eastern history whose work profoundly shaped Western views of the region died on May 19. He was 101 years old. Beyond the polarizing arguments among the academics, Dr. Lewis was a man of expansive intellectual appetites…Lewis wrote more than 30 books, hundreds of articles and had competence in… » read more

  Posted by BBurak

Offener Brief an die Bürgerinnen und Bürger und die Staats- und Regierungschefs der Europäischen Union In einer Zeit geprägt von ökonomischem Aufschwung und relativer Stabilität vergessen wir Europäerinnen und Europäer oft, dass wir vor nicht allzu langer Zeit am Rande eines Abgrunds standen. Unsere derzeitige Situation ist noch immer gefährdet durch geopolitische und finanzielle Unsicherheiten… » read more

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