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Calls grow for a ‘Europe of Citizens’ as MEPs test Commissioner-designates in parliamentary hearings this week

Civil society organisations and groups campaigning for a Europe of citizens are increasingly setting the agenda at Commissioner-designate hearings at the European Parliament this week. Following intense lobbying by European Civic Forum (ECF), a body representing over 800 third sector organisations across Europe, the nominations of Rovana Plumb of Romania, and Hungary’s Lászkló Trócsányi have […]

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Brexit chaos continues with possibility of a UK General Election looming

After the divisive Boris Johnson taking over as UK Prime Minister and winning a long-contested battle for the Tory leadership race, the possibility of a general election is growing ever larger – with Johnson being keen on Britain exiting the European Union by the 31st October deadline. On the other side of the political spectrum, […]

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Easy Victor: the Kremlin and the Rule of Law in the West

Originally published by our partners at CFEP here. “[Russian] money laundering and mafia activity went on in Angela Merkel’s constituency for years, in the hope that Russian-owned dockyards would bring local employment.” On the 19th of June, the Martens Centre and the Free Russia Foundation held a report launch on the Kremlin’s attack on the rule of […]

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“When You Think European Elections, Think Human Rights!”

This article was produced thanks to our partnership with EU Events. The EU claims to promote human rights and fundamental freedoms both within Member States and elsewhere – but to what extent do the European Institutions really secure the personal safety and liberty of individuals? And how can our participation in this week’s long-awaited European […]

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The relaunch of the EU’s social dimension

This article was originally published by our partners at Eyes on Europe. https://eyes-on-europe.eu/eus-social-dimension/ The EU institutions have been trying to cope with the social challenges imposed by the economic crisis. Despite their efforts, concrete action is still needed for supporting the further development of the social agenda especially before the 2019 European elections in order to […]

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Why Italy’s Right Wing Will Change Europe In 2019

In view of the upcoming European elections, Salvini has a disruptive strategy. When the Five Star Movement leader Luigi Di Maio after the March 4 elections proudly announced that Italy’s Third Republic would start with them, he couldn’t honestly imagine it would be somewhat true, but no thanks to themselves. Indeed, while the Movement got […]