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Democracy and beyond

Democracy has been heavily challenged over the course of history and has found its place in the bedrock of our western ideals. In the various media outlets, I have encountered articles stating that so and so leader is damaging the democracy of the nation, or that acts implemented are of authoritarian nature. To be undemocratic… » read more

  Posted by Studies of the European Union

On April 26, the European Commission presented its plan to address disinformation. So far (48 hours after publication), there has not been much press reporting, the following links are however not exhaustive. The EU Communication encompasses a code of practice developed by online platforms, to be published by July 2018. It also encourages media literacy… » read more

  Posted by Media4EU

Cette Europe Centrale et Orientale qui dit non à Bruxelles ; L’ombre portée de la Russie et du chaos en Ukraine ; L’espace européen de la criminalité internationale organisée l’emportera-t-il sur l’espace de Liberté, Sécurité et Justice (ELSJ) ? Face au meurtre de Jan Kuciak, toujours cette relative indifférence européenne que challenges a qualifié d’affolante… » read more

  Posted by EU-Logos

According to the Report’s overview, the following has been said:   President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s Justice and Development Party (AKP) has been the ruling party in Turkey since 2002. After initially passing some liberalizing reforms, the government has shown growing contempt for political rights and civil liberties in recent years, perpetrating serious abuses in areas… » read more

  Posted by BBurak

Mardi 17 avril 2018, l’IRIS, en partenariat avec l’Institut GLOBSEC, organisait une conférence débat. Il s’agissait d’identifier les « types de criminalité » qui agissent comme autant d’antichambres du terrorisme. C’était également l’occasion de présenter les premières hypothèses d’un projet de recherche européen de grande ampleur, piloté par l’Institut GLOBSEC en partenariat avec l’IRIS, dont… » read more

  Posted by EU-Logos

The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine has prepared an interim report on the implementation of the 2016-2020 Strategy for Public Administration Reform during 2016-2017. The Strategy was approved by the Government’s decision following the demands by Ukrainian and international experts when it became apparent that attempts at rapid economic and social reforms following the Revolution… » read more

  Posted by Ukrainian Think Tanks Liaison Office in Brussels

The many numbers with which we are bombarded every day can be misleading for two main reasons. First, they can simply be wrong. The most egregious example is the £350 million per week we were told by the Brexiteers during the referendum campaign that we would save on our annual payments to the EU. It… » read more

  Posted by Peter Bye

Gastbeitrag von MdEP Alberto Cirio. Jede achte Frau erkrankt im Laufe ihres Lebens an Brustkrebs. Und bei fast jeder dritten Brustkrebspatientin entwickeln sich Metastasen. In Italien allein leiden 30.000 Frauen an metastasiertem Brustkrebs (MBK). Und die Zahlen scheinen weiter anzusteigen. Die gute Nachricht ist allerdings, dass laut der italienischen Überwachungsagentur für seltene Krankheiten die Überlebensrate… » read more

  Posted by Metastatic Breast Cancer (MBC) in Europe

  On 5thSeptember, Ambassador Alejandro Alvargonzalez, NATO Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs and Security Policy inaugurated the NATO’s Strategic Direction South Hub, a centre designed to promote and enhance cooperation amongst the Alliance and partners, in a ceremony at the Allied Joint Force Command in Naples. On 2ndOctober, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, together… » read more

  Posted by EU-Logos

  The whistleblowers’ initiative presented by the European Commission on Monday, April 23th, obtained a generally positive welcome at the European Parliament and with civil society. Nevertheless, some reservations persist. Currently, the whistleblowers’ protection is totally unequal between Member States of the European Union. Only ten countries assure them an entire protection. In others, there… » read more

  Posted by EU-Logos

Brexit under the radar

If the House of Commons, Council and European Parliament are to approve any deal by 29 March 2019, negotiations will need to be done by the end of October 2018 at the latest. Taking into account the summer break, that is basically tomorrow! Not only have talks been advancing at a snail’s pace for months,… » read more

  Posted by Daniel Gueguen

The scheduled OTG (united territorial communities) elections will take place in Ukraine on April 29, 2018. The three leaders are known: Batkivshchyna Party of Yulia Tymoshenko, “Petro Poroshenko Bloc” of the current President of Ukraine and the “Agrarian Party”. However, the leading pack might change. One cannot underestimate the Ukraine’s demand for politicians who could… » read more

  Posted by Taras Semenyuk

Pour permettre à la Chambre des Communes, au Conseil des Ministres et au Parlement européen d’approuver le paquet de négociations avant le 29 mars 2019, celles-ci doivent se terminer fin octobre 2018 au plus tard. Compte tenu des mois d’été, fin octobre 2018, c’est demain ! Non seulement les négociations avancent depuis des mois à… » read more

  Posted by Daniel Gueguen

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