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Gas transit contracts between Gazprom and Naftogaz will expire on December 31, 2019. It means that Russia won’t have legal grounds to supply gas to Europe via the Ukrainian gas system. In order to continue supplies, Europe has to make an important decision about the transit routes. Further use of the Ukrainian pipelines and construction… » read more

  Posted by Ukrainian Think Tanks Liaison Office in Brussels

By Margherita Tolotto, the EEB Policy Officer for Air and Noise. This week’s summit of EU environment ministers is a welcome opportunity to move air pollution to the top of the political agenda. Announcing the summit in a blog post last week, Commissioner Vella said that a Europe that cares “cannot sit by as 400,000… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

The Greek members of Parliament have adopted on 15 January a very controversial measure, by a 154 to 141 vote, that affects the right to go on strike in the country. Already overwhelmed by many fiscal crises in recent years, Greece must continually face new austerity reforms proposed by its government. This time, the population… » read more

  Posted by EU-Logos

  Guest post by Doriane de Lestrange, lawyer focusing on EU Regulatory law   The High Level Group on Fake News is about to hold its inaugural meeting this January 2018, at a time where more and more Member States are addressing this topic at national level thus pressuring the EU Commission to act against… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

The HLG on “fake news” will advise the EU Commission on misinformation spreading across traditional and social media, and how to cope with its social and political consequences. All foreseen categories are present: 8 academics, 11 representatives of the written press & journalist unions, 7 from broadcast news, 7 from civil society and fact-checking, and… » read more

  Posted by Media4EU

Brexit Seen from Luxembourg

Brexit is the dominant topic in the British media. Hardly a week goes by without a Brexit-related discussion in the media – even in times where no EU-UK negotiations take place: disagreements with the EU, strife between parties, arguments within parties, visions and counter-visions of Brexit… there is an inexhaustible source of news stories. But… » read more

  Posted by RSIEAblog

According to annexes to the Association Agreement, from December 1, 2016, until November 1, 2017, Ukraine had to fulfil 86 of commitments. But the reality was different – Ukraine fulfilled 10 commitments, that is about 11% of the total number of tasks on approximation of the national legislation of Ukraine to the legislation of the… » read more

  Posted by Ukrainian Think Tanks Liaison Office in Brussels

Die meisten Ukrainer feiern erst in zwei Wochen Weihnachten, das orthodoxe Weihnachtsfest. Trotzdem gilt schon seit heute um Mitternacht wieder einmal eine Waffenruhe, die wenigstens über die Festtage halten soll. Ein Weihnachten, ein Neujahrsfest ohne Granateinschläge, ohne Nachrichten über getötete Soldaten und Zivilisten, das wäre für die Menschen in der Ostukraine sicher das größte Geschenk.… » read more


  By Emilia Korkea-aho and Päivi Leino In November 2017, after a great deal of political maneuvering, the EU Member States decided to extend authorization for glyphosate, the world’s best-selling herbicide, for a period of five years. Eighteen Member States voted in favour of the extension, nine voted against and one abstained. The decision came… » read more

  Posted by TARN

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