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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

  Posted by EU-Logos

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

  Posted by EURDEMOCRACY

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

  Posted by EU-Logos

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

  Posted by EU-Logos

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

  Posted by Peter Bye

Tribune – Michel Thibault, consultant en stratégie de développement, ancien chargé de mission en collectivités territoriales, à savoir le Conseil Régional Provence Alpes Côtes d’Azur. Validée par le Conseil constitutionnel, la privatisation de Groupe ADP continue de défrayer la chronique et à faire monter au créneau des élus de tous bords. Le gouvernement n’a de… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

Deux mois après les élections européennes qui se sont déroulées du 23 au 26 mai 2019, les désignations des présidences des différentes institutions se sont accélérées. Dans cet article, nous allons aborder le renouveau de quatre postes clés de l’Union européenne, dit « top jobs » : la présidence de la Commission européenne, la présidence de la Banque… » read more

  Posted by EU-Logos

The recent escalation of the conflict over natural resources near Cyprus is likely to worsen the relationship between the European Union and Turkey and has already led to sanctions being imposed on Ankara by the EU. However, European elections taking place amid this dispute produced a landmark result on the ethnically and politically divided island.… » read more

  Posted by EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy

Having hardly enough time to come round from the presidential campaign, Ukrainian voters will march to the polling stations again as soon as this Sunday, but this time – to elect a new Parliament. Which parties advocate moving toward the EU and are willing to implement corresponding reforms, and which will presumably sabotage this movement?… » read more

  Posted by Ukrainian Think Tanks Liaison Office in Brussels

Just over a year ago, on May 25, the General Data Protection Regulation (commonly known as the GDPR[1]) was adopted by the European Union (EU) Member States. This regulation marked not only an important development for the field of data protection and its harmonisation across the Union, but also highlighted the debate between security and… » read more

  Posted by EU-Logos

In November 2017, The European Commission launched the contest “Challenge to Solve” which invites citizens and scientists to rethink the way new technologies are used in the context of humanitarian aid[1]. With this contest that ends in January 2020, the EU sheds light onto the “Agenda for Humanity” brought forward by the UN Secretary-General Ban… » read more

  Posted by EU-Logos

The French Minister of Economy and Finance Bruno Le Maire was invited to give his point of view about European macroeconomics and governance and more precisely about the last month’s agreement (June) on the Eurozone budget, meant to take effect by 2021. According to him, this agreement can be considered as a real revolution because… » read more

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