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Last night on the 2 July, the EURACTIV Project Team was pleased to attend an event organised by the Belgian NGO Refugees Are Not Alone (RANA) to support refugees in Brussels and to promote cultural fraternity at La Tricoterie in Brussels. The venue, an old furniture and shoe factory which has kept its industrial spirit… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

“Under certain circumstances, I think Israel has the right to retain some, but unlikely all, of the West Bank.” (US ambassador to Israel, David Friedman) Ever since the Six Day War in June 1967, innumerable plans have been put forward from the Left, the Right and the Center about what to do with the historic… » read more

  Posted by AriRusila's Conflicts

Guest post by Radu Dumitrescu, one of the Editors-in-Chief of The New Federalist. The resurgence of right-wing nationalism and hatred in Europe has been aptly met with condemnation from across the political spectrum, from conservatives and liberals to social democrats and greens. And yet, the centre-right and the Manfred Webers of the world have had… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

By Marissa Ryan, Deputy Director of Advocacy & Campaigns and Head of Oxfam’s EU office. Europe is not flourishing this spring. The European Union is beset by baying populism, Brexit, and a faltering economic model which bred an inequality crisis. Come the May elections, will the Union succumb to internal strife and selfishness, turning its… » read more

  Posted by Oxfam's EU Advocacy office in Brussels

The first popular works of Sigmund Freud in America strongly influenced the journalistic intelligentsia of the 1920s. They were fascinated and frightened by the Freudian image of a man with hidden perilous forces lying almost on the surface of the society of that time. Everyone was scared by the subconscious forces that could easily flare… » read more

  Posted by Institute for Postinformation Society

During the Global Energy Prize Summit, which took place at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany on 10 April 2019, international experts, including Nobel prize laureates, discussed possible scientific and technological solutions to avoid dangerous climate change in line with the commitments under Paris Agreement. The event was organised by the Global Energy Association,… » read more

  Posted by Dialogue for Europe

Stability and safety are not synonyms of today’s Europe. A possible terror motive behind the tram attack in the Netherlands where 3 people died; a Brussels “bomb threat” that was a false alarm but increased the tension near the European Union’s headquarters, forcing evacuation of the building; rampant anti-Semitism and Neo-Nazism across Europe—these are headlines… » read more

  Posted by Uniting Europe

Teachers of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) need more support, training and tools for implementing innovative pedagogies in schools, such as student-centred learning. It is of particular concern that more than 35% of STEM teachers think they get no pedagogical or technical support in their line of work, even from other teachers of the… » read more

  Posted by European Schoolnet

“The UN’s latest climate meeting ends positively. But there is a lot more to do if global warming is to be stopped” says The Economist about the 24th UN Conference of Parties, the so-called COP24, which came to an end in Katowice on Saturday 15th December. “The agreement struck in Poland is not strong enough,… » read more

  Posted by EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy

At the Eastern Partnership (EaP) Ministerial Meeting, held in Luxemburg on October 15, 2018, ministers of the EU member states and six partner states evaluated the progress made under the 20 Deliverables for 2020, provided by the working document “Eastern Partnership: Focusing on Key Priorities and Deliverables”. According to the document, cooperation between the European… » read more

  Posted by Ukrainian Think Tanks Liaison Office in Brussels

Representing interests (more commonly known as ‘lobbying’) is a complex profession founded on a simple choice: either you try to convince and build consensus via mediation, or you work to impose one side’s view upon the other. The European Union, so long a beacon of mediation, is slowly drifting towards the second option. This is… » read more

  Posted by Daniel Gueguen

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