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Italy and the Euro

TwitterFacebookGoogle+LinkedinThe change of government in Italy calls into question the German leadership of the European Union, which was myopic at best. Italy has never benefited from the introduction of the euro. Its GDP per capita after the introduction of the common currency has stagnated. German-imposed austerity measures and the lack of solidarity among member countries… » read more

  Posted by Spotlight on Geopolitics

TwitterFacebookGoogle+Linkedin Since the advent of the financial crisis of 2008 and the migration crisis of 2015, populism and Euroscepticism has gained traction within the EU, particularly amongst the member states that joined the EU in its 2004 expansion. With this surge of populism, authoritarian state leaders have risen to challenge the foundations of the EU… » read more

  Posted by EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy

TwitterFacebookGoogle+LinkedinBy appointing 52 experts in the field of artificial intelligence (AI), the European Commission launched yesterday the European AI Alliance with the purpose of setting up a collaboration platform to help build a community of stakeholders. The experts will advise the Commission aiming at drafting ethical guidelines by the end of 2018 and setting recommendations… » read more

  Posted by EU-Logos

TwitterFacebookGoogle+LinkedinYesterday the German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas delivered a ground breaking speech in Berlin on how Europe should hold up its values and policies in a world radicalised by nationalism, populism and chauvinism, expressed by the US president and its behaviours. We have to concede that the world of multilateralism, constructed since World War II… » read more

  Posted by FEPS Fresh Thinking

TwitterFacebookGoogle+LinkedinYesterday, news of Georgia’s Prime minister’s resignation seems to have caught most of the country’s observers by surprise. Giorgi Kvirikashvili, who was the head of the government for the last three years, resigned amid internal tensions both inside the country and inside his party. At the root of those tensions, there is a man, Bidzina… » read more

  Posted by EU-Logos

TwitterFacebookGoogle+LinkedinDespite months-long negotiations between Bosnia and Herzegovina’s (BiH) politicians from two ethnic backgrounds regarding the new shape of an electoral law in the smaller entity of the country, there is no viable solution in sight ahead of the 2018 general elections. Croatian and Bosniak leaders need to agree on a new electoral law based on… » read more

  Posted by YPFP at EurActiv

TwitterFacebookGoogle+LinkedinFor months, European leaders have had a certain way of approaching negotiations with the United States on big-picture matters like trade, the Iran nuclear deal, and the future of NATO. In discussions with the Trump administration, European heads of state such as French President Emmanuel Macron have opted for a two-pronged approach: flatter and cozy… » read more

  Posted by YPFP at EurActiv

TwitterFacebookGoogle+Linkedin La guerre ou la persécution oblige 20 personnes chaque minute à tout quitter. Au moment où un bateau à la dérive en Europe, tel le radeau de la Méduse, est refoulé de ports en ports, cette journée doit être l’occasion de réaffirmer, d’imposer, de pratiquer une des valeurs fondamentales de l’Union européenne : La… » read more

  Posted by EU-Logos

TwitterFacebookGoogle+LinkedinGuest blog post by Edgar L. W. Morgenroth, professor of Economics at Dublin City University. A key advantage of EU membership is the internal market of the EU, which allows traders to trade goods and services with minimal barriers. While the impact of Brexit on the nature and extent of trade barriers will depend on… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

TwitterFacebookGoogle+LinkedinGuest blog post by Patrick Gibbels, owner of Gibbels Public Affairs This morning, I read a report stating that the German competition authority might be going after platforms, giving European Commissioner Margrethe Vestager (Competition) a new fuel injection for her own crusade. For the past year, maybe longer, the EU has been happily engaged in… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

TwitterFacebookGoogle+Linkedin« La disparition [des frontières] engendre fréquemment un étrange état intermédiaire, une atmosphère d’attente. Quelque chose de neuf semble se constituer, sans qu’on sache encore l’identifier»[i]. Les bouleversements géopolitiques consécutifs à l’effondrement successif du bloc de l’Est et de l’Union soviétique ont largement transformé les frontières de l’Europe. Par les valeurs qu’elle souhaite transmettre et… » read more

  Posted by EU-Logos

TwitterFacebookGoogle+LinkedinToday, the Aquarius, boat of the French NGO “SOS Mediterranean”, cannot find refuge for the 629 migrants it has saved in the Mediterranean Sea during six separate operations. Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte and Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat exchanged about the fate of this boat, on which stay 123 unaccompanied minors, 11 small children,… » read more

  Posted by EU-Logos

TwitterFacebookGoogle+LinkedinIn 2018, almost four in five (79%) people between the ages of 16 and 74 use the Internet at least once a week . In the European Union (EU), about 1 in 7 people have never used the Internet. Thus, if our society has become an information society in which communication is at the center,… » read more

  Posted by EU-Logos

TwitterFacebookGoogle+LinkedinBefore Donald Trump’s ascension to power, Washington, Berlin, and Paris were essentially on the same policy page toward pacifying the conflict in Donbas. The broad aim was to contain the violence and facilitate direct talks between Moscow and Kyiv. The Trump administration’s track toward Russia and Donbas has been disjointed, but lately, it appears to… » read more

  Posted by Ukrainian Think Tanks Liaison Office in Brussels

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