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Archives for EU Priorities 2020

European Parliament votes to start interinstitutional negotiations on the revision of the European Citizens’ Initiative, but simultaneously commits to holding plenary debates on successful ECIs. On 5 July 2018, the European Parliament voted to start institutional negotiations on the European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) on the basis of the legislative report adopted by the Parliament’s Constitutional… » read more

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Guest post by Vidvuds Beldavs, strategist for NZP FOTONIKA-LV, the national photonics platform of the University of Latvia Juncker’s European Commission (EC) has until the end of its term 31 October 2019 to take decisive action to address Europe’s energy problematique – intermingled problems that cannot be solved independently. The EU needs to maintain robust… » read more

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Guest post by Matthew Spiegl, lawyer and the legal counsel for the Free Morgan Foundation (Netherlands) and Dr. Ingrid N. Visser, whale biologist and the co-founder of the Free Morgan Foundation. Words matter; the arrangement of words, the grammatical structure of sentences, the syntactical separation of subject and the disjunction of dissimilar provisions by paragraphs,… » read more

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Guest blog post by 15 European Citizens’ Initiative organisers and 50 civil society organisations. On 20 June, the Constitutional Affairs Committee (AFCO) of the European Parliament will cast a vote of crucial importance for the future of the European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI).* With this open letter, civil society organisations and former ECI organisers call upon… » read more

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Guest blog post by Massimo Lapucci, Secretary General of Fondazione CRT and Chair of the European Foundation Centre (EFC)   Growing nationalism and deepening populist sentiment across Europe make it all the more urgent to bolster our shared European values. Civil society, which includes philanthropy, is essential in this. But if civil society remains legally… » read more

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All economic activities related to research, development, production, trade and consumption of plants, animals and all other living things are defined as “bioeconomy”. Scientifically bioeconomy aims at producing economical gains by generating surplus values using new methods such as biotechnology with the targeted profits of improved health, increased productivity and higher quality in agricultural and… » read more

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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

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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

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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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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… » read more

To all Atlantic Mayors This year, the Conference of Atlantic Arc Cities will celebrate its 18th anniversary. This symbolic coming of age implies that we have to assume our political responsibilities at European level in a more energetic way. The moment we live is crucial for the survival of cohesion policy, at least as we… » read more

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Guest blog post by Margit Schratzenstaller, Austrian Institute of Economic Research In a few days the European Commission is going to launch its proposal for the post-2020 Multiannual Financial Framework, which is eagerly awaited by policy makers on the European and on Member State level alike. The documents released by the European Commission during the… » read more

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