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Bilan accablant des six premiers mois de l’année par l’OMI (Organisation Internationale des Migrations). Exhortations de la Commission européenne , une fois de plus, des États membres à passer à l’action, alors que Guy Verhofstadt demande au président du Conseil des Ministres l’organisation d’un sommet extraordinaire, après une énième catastrophe en Méditerranée. L’éloquence de Jean-Claude… » read more

  Posted by EU-Logos

Es läuft immer nach dem gleichen Muster: Ein Boot gerät in Seenot, Hunderte sterben, man zeigt sich erschüttert… und dann macht man doch weitgehend nichts. – Gut, sicher ein bisschen was macht man schon, hat man gemacht… In jedem Fall ist Rettung für Flüchtlinge nach wie vor Glückssache. Auch jetzt kam ja die Hilfe deutlich… » read more


The Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) is an assessment program developed to evaluate education systems around the world while testing 15-year-old students on their skills and knowledge. Since 1997, PISA has been considered as the most reliable source of information on the quality of education systems worldwide. Upon disclosing results the “PISA-shock” or the… » read more

  Posted by Arif Shala

By SafeGov Contributor, Paul Rosenzweig. Earlier this year the European Union released its new Agenda on Security. But the agenda, while admirable, is incomplete. It is missing a vital component – reform of the Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty (MLAT) process. Europe’s new security agenda is an excellent first step toward greater EU cooperation in the… » read more

  Posted by SafeGovEU

Für Bundesinnenminister de Maizière ist die Sache klar: Mit der Reform des Aufenthaltsgesetzes setze die Regierung an viele tausend Geduldete in Deutschland ein Signal – und zwar: Ihr gehört zu uns. Tatsächlich wird die an diesem Wochenende in Kraft getretene Reform einiges zum Positiven verändern… Doch dies gilt nur langfristig Geduldete. Denn die Änderungen beim… » read more


Hungary needs to transform its energy sector. But can the Energy Union kickstart such change? The vision presented by the European Commission’s Vice President Maroš Šefčovič includes a few promising nuggets, but overall risks reinforcing the status quo. by Alexa Botár, cross-posted from the Bankwatch blog. In a series of blog posts, Bankwatch campaigners are… » read more

  Posted by Bankwatch

In Wolfgang Schaeuble’s Germano-centric EU, no institution is more important – apart from his Politburo-like Eurogroup and the Office of the Chancellor – than his Ministry’s Council of Economic Advisers. The most influential adviser among them is Professor Hans-Werner Sinn from Munich, a Christian missionary-manqué turned tele-economist. Like any good German, Professor Sinn has but… » read more

  Posted by Spotlight on Geopolitics

Last Thursday the Central Committee of Syriza convened to discuss over the preparation of an extraordinary or permanent party congress. As simple as this decision might sound, the discussions and speeches had a deeply disappointing tone with regards to the development of the bailout talks and the government policy on this issue so far. Notwithstanding,… » read more

  Posted by Dimitris Rapidis

La Cour européenne des droits de l’Homme (CEDH) a imposé à l’Italie, le 21 juillet 2015, d’autoriser les unions civiles pour les couples homosexuels. Si cet arrêt historique n’est pas contesté par Rome dans les trois mois, il devra s’appliquer automatiquement à tous les pays d’Europe. La CEDH a donné raison à trois couples gays… » read more

  Posted by EU-Logos

“I want to become an entrepreneur” – this is my personal conclusion after the first six months of our MY-WAY project ( Meeting great experts, change-makers, innovators and people who are passionate to support young wannabe entrepreneurs has radically changed my way of thinking. Before MY-WAY, I thought that I am too old to become… » read more

  Posted by Europa Media

The European Commission has recently released its publication “Horizon 2020 – First Results”, sharing data collected throughout the first year of implementation of Horizon 2020, the European Union’s research and innovation framework programme for 2014-2020. Let’s take a look at it together. By 1 December 2014, a total number of 100 calls for proposals had… » read more

  Posted by Europa Media

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