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Value of Freedom

Guest blog post by K. T. Winther. 1. Freedom and Power The transition from Stone Age to a modern high-tech society is a result of human innovation, and future improvements in our standard of living will depend on continued innovation. But all too often that progress is hindered by the societies and social structures created.… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

Own goals can play a critical part in football. Northern Ireland has just been knocked out of the Euro 2016 tournament by Wales; the only goal was an own goal. I suspect there was much wailing and gnashing of teeth in the dressing room afterwards. The UK has, however, scored the own goal to end… » read more

  Posted by Peter Bye

Well, It happened. Sort of. Did it really? Or let me rephrase that: does it have to? I am about to argue that Brexit is not still a done deal and that British politicians have opportunities to laugh nervously and pretend it didn’t happen to begin with. I’m about to argue that this is precisely… » read more

  Posted by C Shannon

There is still a slight chance to come out of this post-Brexit vote with a Win-Win for everyone- For the UK, for the Union, and for Democracy. “Democratic deficit” is, of course, one of the strongest arguments of the brexiteers. Today, Merkel, Hollande and Renzi may propose to address it at European level, in three… » read more

  Posted by Nicoli

Thursday’s shock Brexit referendum in the UK immediately triggered reactions… and wild ideas. Here is what was heard from a self-critical, British panel in Brussels over the weekend. This includes remarks by two former MEPs, who spoke off the record and were not exactly politically correct. Denial Many “Remain” campaigners seem to have difficulties accepting… » read more

  Posted by Heard in Europe

Allow Brits to apply directly for EU citizenship An open letter to the EU presidents For the attention of: Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission Donald Tusk, President of the European Council Robert Fico, Prime Minister of Slovakia, representing the incoming Presidency of the EU Council Martin Schulz, President of the European Parliament Koen… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

23/06/16 09:00 – 14:00 CET   The average Brexit opinion remains stable on the ‘Remain’ side, as identified during the last days. The volume of the ‘Remain’ tweets is slightly bigger than ‘Leave’. Per minute there are more tweets for ‘Remain’ than for ‘Leave’. Volatility of the signal remains low and stable.   The vote… » read more

  Posted by Social Sentiment Indices powered by X-Scores

A slight weakening in the ‘Remain’ side can be noticed. ‘Remain’ opinion is still within the positive range, showing small volatility but a slightly downward trend, while ‘Leave’ opinion is gaining some momentum. Overall the monitoring performed shows us a side-ways/ horizontal ‘Remain’ trend as preference of Twitter users. Percentage share of Tweets: 59.9% ‘Remain’… » read more

  Posted by Social Sentiment Indices powered by X-Scores

A message to Jo Cox

Jo Cox, the British MP murdered last week, helped setting up Oxfam’s EU office in Brussels. Oxfam staff will join Jo’s friends and former colleagues at Ancienne Belgique in the city centre of Brussels on Wednesday, the day that would have been her 42nd birthday, to celebrate this incredibly strong woman. Here is a message… » read more

  Posted by Oxfam's EU Advocacy office in Brussels

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