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The ongoing plight of refugees represents a concrete humanitarian emergency and disaster; at present, there is an unparalleled 65.6 million of displaced people, of which 22.5 million are refugees in acute need of international protection. Over the last decade, armed conflict, persecution, human rights abuses and other life-threatening situations engulfing Africa and the Middle East… » read more

  Posted by EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy

Guest post by Tin Gazivoda, Senior Program Officer at The Open Society Initiative for Europe. Big changes are underway in Gdansk, Poland today. Since July 2016, some of the city’s most vexing problems have been dealt with calmly – even enjoyably — by a changing, randomly-selected “citizens assembly” made up of approximately 60 ordinary city… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

The Conference of Atlantic Arc Cities (CAAC) has been advocating the potential of cities and territorial cohesion since 2000. The members of the network have also implemented this philosophy through projects; in particular through European programmes such as URBACT. Launched in 2002, URBACT aims at promoting the sustainable and integrated development of cities by offering… » read more

  Posted by Atlantic Arc Cities

Η 25η Σεπτεμβρίου 2017 είναι ημερομηνία-ορόσημο όχι μόνο για το ιρακινό Κουρδιστάν, αλλά συνολικά για τους Κούρδους της Μέσης Ανατολής, είτε αυτοί βρίσκονται σε ιρακινό, τουρκικό, συριακό ή ιρανικό έδαφος.

  Posted by Dimitris Rapidis

Συμπληρώνεται ένας χρόνο από το αποτυχημένο πραξικόπημα ενάντια στην κυβέρνηση ΑΚΡ και τον Πρόεδρο Ερντογάν. Ένας χρόνος στον οποίο η ροπή της χώρας προς την απολυταρχία και την υπερσυγκέντρωση εξουσίας στο πρόσωπο του Προέδρου αφυδάτωσαν σε μεγάλο βαθμό τις συνταγματικές αντιστάσεις του τουρκικού πολιτικού συστήματος διακυβέρνησης.

  Posted by Dimitris Rapidis

Guest post by Kai Gehring, University of Zürich and Stephan A. Schneider, Heidelberg University. While Brexit negotiations are on their way, the remaining EU members issued a declaration outlining perspectives for future cooperation on the European level on the occasion of the 60-year anniversary of the Treaty of Rome. At the same time, the “Pulse… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

At “regulations” level Starting from the principle that “all is communication”, 500 pages of regulations are the first difficulty to convey the “structural” message. Language and titles are also important, above of all when working with different language and cultural contexts. Ex. Why do we call it “European fund for Maritime and Fisheries Affairs” instead… » read more

  Posted by Atlantic Arc Cities

On April 16, the Turkish people voted in a constitutional referendum deciding whether to broaden the Presidential office’s influence at the expense of the parliament, further undermining the fragile Turkish parliamentary democracy and pushing it further towards authoritarianism. Erdogan’s razor-thin victory of (51,3%), allowed for the realization of his long-time effort to redefine his position… » read more

  Posted by EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy

Guest blog post by Yana Popkostova, is a Director of The European Centre for Energy and Geopolitical Analysis (ECEGA.EU) A realistic assessment of the potential of the Levantine resources to reach Europe provides a rather sober perspective, much different from the hype surrounding the flurry of diplomatic activity related to the East Med gas. Hopes… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

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