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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

Guest blog post by Otto Ilveskero, MSc in EU Politics graduate from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and a European Affairs writer for Finland’s leading foreign and security policy publication, The Ulkopolitist With enough external political crises, threats, and conflicts to rewrite Billy Joel’s We Didn’t Start the Fire, the EU’s… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

Il 17 agosto 2018 si sono riuniti circa 20 cittadini per parlare d’Europa in una Convenzione Cittadina (CoCi) organizzata da Giorgio Clarotti per Alliance Europa sul modello ispirato dalle CoCi lanciate dai Presidenti Juncker, Macron e dalla Cancelliera Merkel. La riunione mirava ‘Adulti attivi’ nel lavoro o in associazioni perché avevano poco partecipato al “pilota”… » read more

  Posted by TAXI: Europa

BY JONAS DRINGELIS The Spanish Eurofighter Typhoon 2000 launched an AMRAAM-type air-to-air missile over Estonian territory Tuesday afternoon. All the Estonians are very shocked. The incident occurred on Aug. 7, 2018 at around 3:44 PM local time in the Pangodi area of Estonia’s Tartu County, which is situated less than 50 miles west to the… » read more

  Posted by NATO and Baltic states today

Guest post by Pedro-Manuel López In a summer in which an average of five refugees crossing the Bavarian-Austrian per day can cause a German government crisis and wrangling over European harbor access for half a dozen ships transporting rescued refugees leads to an emergency EU summit, it seems fitting to conceive new elite border patrol… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

For more than one year your author has been avidly following the regular news and gossip updates from the United States regarding the Mueller investigation. It is one of the reasons why this blog has been so quiet – the news I am most interested in appears to have little EU relevance. Then this weekend… » read more

  Posted by FinancialGuy Writes!

As the dust settles over the wreckage left by President Trump’s visit to Europe, two things have caught my attention. The first concerns his attitude to the allies of the US, in the form of NATO and members of the EU. He gave everyone a hard time but I noticed – perhaps I am alone… » read more

  Posted by Peter Bye

Thanks to the Association Agreement between Ukraine and the EU, significant changes will be made to the national food legislation, including the regulation of providing information to consumers, in accordance with the Regulation (EU) No 1169/2011 of the European Parliament and Council of 25 October 2011 on the provision of food information to consumers. Adoption… » read more

  Posted by Ukrainian Think Tanks Liaison Office in Brussels

US divorces Europe

Europe is in the anticipation of NATO summit which will take place on June, 11-12 in Brussels. Before this meeting the Pentagon thoroughly analyzed all allies’ expenses on collective defence. It turned out that NATO members’ defence budgets don’t reflect real needs of the Alliance. Among the twenty-nine members, only the United States is really… » read more

  Posted by News from the Baltic States

The European Union and Ukraine have a broad range of tools of integration covering different aspects of relations: Association Agreement, law enforcement and readmission cooperation, visa liberalization, Creative Europe etc. Both parties expressed intention to cooperate on joining Ukraine to Customs Union, Energy Union, and Single Digital Market. Launch of visa-free regime was the second… » read more

  Posted by Ukrainian Think Tanks Liaison Office in Brussels

The changes made by the Treaty of Lisbon (making the European Council a proper institution, appointing a permanent EU president) and related practices (electing the Commission President via Spitzencandidaten, systematic use of trilogues at first reading) have reduced the European Union to a big bureaucratic body led by a Commission that takes refuge in low-level… » read more

  Posted by Daniel Gueguen

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