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How should the EU deal with Gaza?

By Jacek Zakowski / 18 January, 2018

It is no overstatement to describe the current situation in the Gaza Strip as a serious humanitarian disaster. A recent report by the UN stated that Gaza will become unliveable by 2020. Rather than providing temporary remedies, the world should address the root cause of the humanitarian crisis in Gaza....

social Media : Fighting fake news should be a priority as it poses an existential threat to the EU

Fighting fake news should be a priority as it poses an existential threat to the EU

By Paolo Celot / 18 December, 2017

‘Fake news’ is a hot political subject, in particular given that it is frequently spread quickly via social media. In an interview with Alain Bloëdt, Editor-in-Chief of The Progressive Post, with Paolo Celot, Secretary General of the European Association for Viewers’ Interests (EAVI), gives his views on the trends behind...

asylum Lessons to learn from what has worked and what has failed

Lessons to learn from what has worked and what has failed

By Gerald Knaus / 15 December, 2017

The EU needs a humane policy on asylum and borders that can obtain majority support in elections and produce an immediate impact in the Mediterranean. To get there it needs to learn from what has worked and what has failed, and apply it in Greece and Italy.   The state...

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Portugal’s left wing success story

By Pedro Nuno Santos / 15 December, 2017

Following Portugal’s parliamentary elections on 4 October 2015, the Socialist Party (PS) was forced to take a decision: either to join the right-wing parties (PSD and CDS) in a grand coalition or to nd an alternative solution that would allow a left-wing majority in Portugal’s Parliament.   Given the country’s...

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Curbing migration from Libya: are the EU and Italy heading in the right direction?

By Giulia Laganà / 14 December, 2017

“Italy is saving Europe’s honour in the Mediterranean,” declared European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker at his annual State of the Union address in mid-September. In addition to its long-standing efforts to rescue migrants at sea, the Italian government had also succeeded – with EU support – in bringing migrant crossings...

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Speech by Josep Borrell about Catalonia’s Democratic Crisis

By Josep Borrell / 14 December, 2017

Citizens of Catalonia, We are here because we have summoned ourselves to defend coexistence, pluralism and solidarity. And we must defend them. Because coexistence has been ruptured in this country. And we need to rebuild it. Political pluralism must be defended because it is not being recognised.   When a...

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No favourable winds for Brussels

By Uwe Optenhögel / 8 December, 2017

This could not have been the way in which European Commission President Jean Claude Juncker imagined the elections in Germany would turn out. After, from a Brussels perspective, we had got through the Dutch and French elections better than many had expected, Brussels would have preferred a continuation of the...

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Brexit: EU and UK citizens’ rights

By Jonathan Portes / 8 December, 2017

The British government has come up with proposals to safeguard the rights of UK citizens in EU countries and of EU citizens in the UK after Brexit. However, leading lights from the European Union have criticised the proposals for lacking clarity and have many concerns, including that they may lead...

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Europeans Not Wanted in Britain – The Ugly Side of Brexit

By Denis MacShane / 8 December, 2017

While most focus in the UK-EU Brexit negotiations has been on the money that the UK has to pay in order to meet all its obligations as part of the divorce, there is still no clarity on the rights of European Union citizens to live, work, marry, form partnerships, bring up...

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Portugal’s left wing coalition government is delivering stability and growth

By Ana Catarina Mendes / 23 November, 2017

Portugal currently has a Socialist government that is underpinned by an agreement between all political forces on the left of the country’s political spectrum. The agreement has made it possible to achieve a political union of all the left wing parties. In government, these parties have delivered stability and growth....

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