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Rather than acquiescing to the reckless impulses of populist politicians eager to capitalize upon the mess that is Brexit, Czech leaders should resort to common sense and urge patience and restraint. Contrary to what populists would like to purport, support for the EU is rising in several countries following Brexit, including Denmark who is traditionally… » read more

  Posted by EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy

At press conferences debriefing today’s EU27 Summit, the French and German leaders differed by more than nuances. Here are straight quotes, to avoid translation losses: – Francois Hollande stated: ‘Ce mandat [exit negotiations] sera exercé par le Conseil, avec l’appui de la Commission européenne, et celui du Parlement car c’est l’émanation, aussi, de la légitimité… » read more

  Posted by Media4EU

Current EU-Turkish relations are all but tranquil. Controversial issues like the ‘refugee deal’, the visa waiver roadmap and the promise of revitalized accession negotiations continue to be front page news. Not surprisingly, they eclipse developments in the EU-Turkey Association, the institutionalized international regime established as long ago as 1963 that is intended to foster cooperation… » read more

  Posted by ACELG

Common values are the very foundation of the European Union. They play a decisive role for the inner cohesion and solidarity among the citizens of the Union. They unite them. That’s why they are laid down right at the beginning of the Treaty in Article 2. They include respect for human dignity, freedom, tolerance, democracy,… » read more

  Posted by The future of the European Union

Back in December, former USAID project officer Josh Cohen described the scale of corruption in Ukraine so breathtaking that “a Nigerian prince would be embarrassed.” Since then, the Nigerians actually were embarrassed, this time by British Prime Minister David Cameron’s who quipped that the country was “fantastically corrupt” prior to the May 12 Anti-Corruption Summit… » read more

  Posted by The Euro Economy

Bunga Berlusconi

I have met Silvio Berlusconi twice. Well, met, every time there were so many bodyguards around him that it is better to say that I have seen him twice. Except for that second time, no, no sensation, it was not during one of those infamous bunga bunga-parties. The great Berlusconi. Although great was a big… » read more

  Posted by Wytze Russchen's 'Oliemannetje'

Ahead of a referendum in the Netherlands on the association agreement between the European Union and Ukraine, Olexi Pasyuk from the National Ecological Centre of Ukraine discusses the agreement’s importance for Ukraine’s civil society and why Europe must still improve how it engages with the country. by Olexi Pasyuk, cross-posted from the Bankwatch blog. (The… » read more

  Posted by Bankwatch

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