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Since the referendum, we have heard from many leavers and some remainers that the vote was democratic and we must respect it. In recent weeks, the attitude of the Brexiteers has become somewhat shrill. We are told that the vote represents the will of the people[1]. There is increasing pressure for a second vote with… » read more

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_ Jurij Kofner, head, Eurasian sector, Centre for Comprehensive European and International Studies, Higher School of Economics; research assistant, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, IIASA (Vienna)[1]. First published for the Institute for Security Policy (ISP). Vienna, 5 August 2019.

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  Institute for Postinformation Society republishes materials of Ukrainian blogs on Russia aggression related issues (All rights reserved). Europe’s gas risks If we look at the message spread by the Russian media, then Europe’s powerful gas dependence is obvious. It is easier to list independent countries than vice versa. Only Norway, Sweden, Spain, Portugal and… » read more

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  Germany’s law demands a new process to integrate renewable energy resources in the redispatch process for solving congestion in the transmission and distribution grids. Such a process is already being tested by innogy and MITNETZ STROM in the German demonstrator of EU-SysFlex.   A change in the German law, including significant modifications related to… » read more

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During the beginning of the 14th G20 Osaka Summit, on June 28th, the European Union and MERCOSUR announced an ambitious – but controversial – trade agreement that promises to increase the political dialogue, the investment cooperations and to open a free market of goods and services between the blocs. The Mercosur (Southern Common Market, in… » read more

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On the 13-14th of May 2019 in Brussels, the 10th anniversary of the Eastern Partnership (EaP) was celebrated with the representatives of the European (EU) Member States and the Eastern Partners[1]. The EaP includes the European Union (EU), EU Member States and six countries that were members of the Soviet Union: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia,… » read more

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A resolution was adopted by the European Parliament (EP) in February 2014 that defined prostitution and forced prostitution as a matter of gender equality and recommended that all Member States took action to fight it, especially with the endorsement of the “Nordic model” implemented in Sweden, Iceland, Norway and, since 2016, in France. However, across… » read more

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Will BREXIT happen? Yesterday UK’s new Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, reaffirmed the date for leaving the “European Union” as 31 October. The next day the new European Commission will take office. Will UK still be a Member State? He gave a very upbeat speech in the Commons about how UK was going to be Great… » read more

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Suite au compte rendu de la  conférence-débat « L’Europe au défi des populismes » du 22 mai 2019 dispensé par Jean-Yves Camus et Cas Mudde, #LaRéplique a décidé de s’intéresser à l’ouvrage dont cette conférence faisait la promotion : Brève introduction au populisme par Cas Mudde et Cristòbal Rovira Kaltwasser. Cet ouvrage, dont nous présentons… » read more

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En 2017, à l’échelle mondiale, 42 % des femmes n’avaient toujours pas accès à l’interruption volontaire de grossesse (IVG) dans leur pays natal et près de la moitié des avortements étaient clandestins. Cela pose un problème majeur de santé publique, car ce type d’avortement se déroule souvent dans des conditions sanitaires dangereuses. Chaque année, 47… » read more

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In an interview with the Financial Times[1], Vladimir Putin claimed that liberalism was obsolete: ‘…the Russian president said “the liberal idea” had “outlived its purpose” as the public turned against immigration, open borders and multiculturalism’. He made the following statement. ‘This liberal idea presupposes that nothing needs to be done (about immigration). That migrants can… » read more

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