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The recent judgment of the Court of Justice CJEU) in the so-called Achmea case[1], has given rise to a lot of comments. Now we also dispose of the reaction of the Netherlands government to the case, which can be characterized as quite radical: in the end, all intra-EU bilateral investment treaties (BITs) should be terminated.… » read more

  Posted by ACELG

Dynamics of Public Opinion in Ukraine in the “Prewar” Period (2008–2013) From the start of monitoring of public opinion in Ukraine and Russia to the time of Russian military aggression against Ukraine in 2014, sociologists generally noted a relative stability in the dynamics of attitudes of Ukrainians toward Russia. This prewar period of monitoring of… » read more

  Posted by Ukrainian Think Tanks Liaison Office in Brussels

The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine has prepared an interim report on the implementation of the 2016-2020 Strategy for Public Administration Reform during 2016-2017. The Strategy was approved by the Government’s decision following the demands by Ukrainian and international experts when it became apparent that attempts at rapid economic and social reforms following the Revolution… » read more

  Posted by Ukrainian Think Tanks Liaison Office in Brussels

NATO soldiers scare to be in the epicentre of a possible military conflict in the territory of the Baltic states. Most likely, they could become those who need to be saved and not those who must protect. And that’s why… Soldiers clearly remember the words of former commanding general of US Army Europe General Ben… » read more

  Posted by NATO and Baltic states today

Brexit under the radar

If the House of Commons, Council and European Parliament are to approve any deal by 29 March 2019, negotiations will need to be done by the end of October 2018 at the latest. Taking into account the summer break, that is basically tomorrow! Not only have talks been advancing at a snail’s pace for months,… » read more

  Posted by Daniel Gueguen

The conference was eagerly welcomed among the world community and was widely acclaimed as a big success. For the first time in recent history, all active players in the region with all their diverse views on Afghan crisis gathered together to find common approaches on Afghanistan. Tashkent Conference on Afghanistan opened a broad path for… » read more

  Posted by UzbekmissiontoEU

Interview with Pierre Moscovici, European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation and Customs. The interview was conducted by Dimitris Rapidis, coordinator of the European Progressive Forum. How do you explain the surge of far-right parties in many member-states in the EU and Eurozone during the last years? First of all, far-right parties have not… » read more

  Posted by Dimitris Rapidis

Ukraine’s rapprochement towards the EU is long-lasting and has its own history: the launch of the DCFTA, the adoption of a visa-free regime for Ukraine, the Association Agreement entry into force and its implementation etc. These key steps were supported by civil society organizations, analyzed by think tanks, reported by the Government Office, while the… » read more

  Posted by Ukrainian Think Tanks Liaison Office in Brussels

In another series of unfortunate tweets, D. Trump stated that ‘trade wars are good and easy to win’. The latter came after global actors, including the EU, condemned the US decision to put tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum and promptly responded in kind, therefore possibly triggering a WTO dispute. The US tariffs were… » read more

  Posted by EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy

  Guest blog post by Stefano Quintarelli, Member of Parliament, Italy. Two weeks after the Cambridge Analytica scandal, it’s time to draw some conclusions and try to advance the debate with some structural proposals. Facts are clear: large-scale usage of a massive amount of user’s profiles collected from unaware and non-participating users, utilized to systematically… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

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