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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

  Posted by KARPFENTEICH

  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

Throughout two decades of the Israeli-Palestinian “peace process,” direct negotiation with aim of ‘Two-State’ solution has been perceived as the only paradigm of international community and it has been the main option for Israeli and Palestinian authorities. The outcome has been a serial of repeated failures reaching peace agreements and implementing e.g. Oslo accords, combined… » read more

  Posted by AriRusila's Conflicts

Guest post by MEP Alfred Sant, Head of Maltese (S&D) Delegation in the European Parliament   This afternoon the European Parliament’s plenary session, once again, will host a joint debate on the European Foreign Security and Defence Policy. This time the High Representative and Commission Vice President Mogherini will participate in the debate by welcoming… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

The EU and Japan are set to agree a landmark trade deal that will see barriers lowered on almost all tradable goods between them. With the backdrop of Trump protectionism, this deal would serve as an affirmation of the inherent benefits of free trade-if it gets signed. Though all indications suggest a thumbs up for… » read more

  Posted by 1989 Generation Initiative

Today, 7 December 2017, in Brussels, 45.000 pro-independence Catalans are demonstrating the strength of their claim. The demonstration was organized by parties from the former government of the Generalitat de Catalunya, after the Spanish central government triggered the Article 155 of the Spanish Constitution. The former President of Catalunya, Carles Puigdemont, and six other counselors… » read more

  Posted by EU-Logos

Aujourd’hui, sur près de 11 millions de roms recensés, pas moins de 80% habite sur le territoire espagnol, tchèque, bulgare, grec, croate, hongrois, portugais, roumain et slovaque. Les Roms sont présents depuis plusieurs siècles sur le territoire européen, excepté que leur intégration au sein de la population européenne reste faible. La population Rom doit faire… » read more

  Posted by EU-Logos

Guest blog post by Jennifer Baker, reporting from the SWITCH, the largest, open and free ICT and entrepreneurship event in the Baltic region. Blockchain could make Lithuania the world’s newest fintech hub says MEP Antanas Guoga, but while the potential is there, it won’t happen without great efforts in promoting the technology, education, and some… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

« Je ne suis pas d’accord avec ce que vous dites, mais je me battrai jusqu’au bout pour que vous puissiez le dire ». Cette phrase mythique souvent attribuée à Voltaire a en réalité été écrite par Evelyn Beatrice Hall, écrivaine anglaise. Elle incarne l’essence de la liberté d’expression et de la liberté de presse,… » read more

  Posted by EU-Logos

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