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In a groundbreaking bill approved by Irish parliament on Thursday 12th of July, the Irish government is set to completely divest its Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF) from companies with shares in the fossil fuel industry. The move makes the Irish government the first government in the world to divest from fossil fuels. The Fossil… » read more

  Posted by Arthur Wyns - environmental journalist

Even those who did not expect much of the NATO summit currently held in Brussels may end up disappointed. At the last minute, Jens Soltenberg, the secretary-general of the organization announced the holding of a last-minute meeting, following Trump’s last declaration about NATO’s budget. Almost caricatural, the American president keep putting the topic on the… » read more

  Posted by EU-Logos

Since his election, U.S. President Donald Trump, has drastically altered the basic fabric of international relations. Moving the country in a path of isolation, Trump has diluted European allies’ confidence that the United States is a reliable partner in upholding commitments and agreements. Trump’s “America First” approach has made it very difficult to maintain a… » read more

  Posted by EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy

NATO Summit kicks off today in Brussels. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg will start the meeting with an introductory press conference, waiting for the sessions that will bring together the 29 Heads of State and Government between today and tomorrow. The doorsteps of the leaders are expected on Wednesday afternoon, while a second press conference… » read more

  Posted by EU-Logos

C’est une façon de nous guérir de cette maladie chronique européenne ancienne : jouer au mécano institutionnel, un jeu stérile à ce jour qui exacerbe des conflits de toute nature et qui comme le répétait l’ancien Commissaire et président de l’Institut Jacques Delors, Monsieur Victorino, «est un alibi pour ne rien faire ». A traité… » read more

  Posted by EU-Logos

Thanks to the Association Agreement between Ukraine and the EU, significant changes will be made to the national food legislation, including the regulation of providing information to consumers, in accordance with the Regulation (EU) No 1169/2011 of the European Parliament and Council of 25 October 2011 on the provision of food information to consumers. Adoption… » read more

  Posted by Ukrainian Think Tanks Liaison Office in Brussels

About a month ago, on Thursday 31st of May, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) ruled that Romania and Lithuania allowed the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to operate on their territory, violating the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR). These States are accused to have imprisoned alleged terrorists in secret prisons, after… » read more

  Posted by EU-Logos

Dear Theresa May

Dear Theresa May, I feel compelled to write, expressing a desire and hope that the United Kingdom can change course from the current political disaster that is Brexit. My hope is not, surprisingly, that Brexit should be stopped. With such important issues at stake, the current state of negotiations between your government and the EU… » read more

  Posted by FinancialGuy Writes!

Suite à son intervention à Brasilia le 21 juin 2018, lors de la conférence ‘‘UE-Brésil: Fake news – Expériences et défis”, en présence du Président du Tribunal supérieur électoral, Luiz Fux, et de l’Ambassadeur de l’UE au Brésil, Christophe Leclercq a répondu en français aux questions de Gabriel Luiz, journaliste de la TV brésilienne Globo… » read more

  Posted by Media4EU

Faut-il réguler l’Internet ? Comment ? Jusqu’à quel point ? Probablement sont-ce des questions auxquels vous avez déjà été confronté en naviguant sur internet ou au cours de conversations. L’Union européenne s’est attelée à former un « marché numérique », le débat prend donc d’autant plus de sens et d’importance. Lors de mes précédentes publications… » read more

  Posted by EU-Logos

European Parliament votes to start interinstitutional negotiations on the revision of the European Citizens’ Initiative, but simultaneously commits to holding plenary debates on successful ECIs. On 5 July 2018, the European Parliament voted to start institutional negotiations on the European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) on the basis of the legislative report adopted by the Parliament’s Constitutional… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

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