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Every Commission must be judged on how far it has been able to deepen the polity of the Union and widen the scope of European integration. The outgoing college of Jean-Claude Juncker has not had many big successes on that score. There has been no enlargement, no treaty change, and only a stuttering effort at… » read more

  Posted by Andrew Duff - On Governing Europe

Not serious! The European Commission have announced extra measures and emergency subsidies in the case of a No Deal Brexit scheduled for 31 October 2019. But neither the EU, the Irish or the British government are taking seriously the date of 31 October as the definitive date of Leave. What do they know that they… » read more


On Saturday 24th of August, the Kadiköy district governorate of Istanbul banned the third edition of the “Queer Olympix”, a pro-LGBTI+ sporting event. The authorities stated the need to prevent possible crimes, to protect public health, public order and public morality as official reasons for the ban. This is the first time ever this event… » read more

  Posted by Key to Europe

The three eminent, self-confessed Remainers have published a legal plan to avoid Prime Minister Johnson’s cliff-edge of No Deal on 31 October. Law Professors Joseph Weiler, NYU and lately of Florence EUI, Daniel Sarmiento of Complutense University of Madrid and Sir Jonathan Faull, formerly head of the European Commission Legal Service, published their plan called… » read more


The concepts for enhancing system flexibility are tested in seven European large-scale demonstrators. EU-SysFlex focuses on improving flexibility and system services to address technical challenges arising from the continuously increasing share of renewable energy resources (RES) in our electricity supply. The concepts for enhancing system flexibility are tested in seven European large-scale demonstrators. Concepts and… » read more

  Posted by Renewables at >50% in European grids

On Thursday 1st of August, an 18 year-old woman was allegedly raped by a group of six men between 18 and 36 years-old in Bilbao, Spain. They raped her, they threw 17€ on her, and left her alone. On Monday 5th of August, it was announced that two of them are going to prison while… » read more

  Posted by Key to Europe

Amazon is the largest rainforest in the world. It hosts 80% of the world’s terrestrial biodiversity and it plays a significant role in soil conditioning, clean air, the water cycle, and a vital carbon store that slows down the pace of global warming. However, the most recent analysis suggests a sharp growth in deforestation over… » read more

  Posted by EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy

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

  Posted by Peter Bye

_ 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.

  Posted by Lisbon 2 Vladivostok

  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

  Posted by Institute for Postinformation Society

  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

  Posted by Renewables at >50% in European grids

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