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#Article50: Leaving the EU ‘is a historic mistake’

#Article50: Leaving the EU ‘is a historic mistake’

The leader of the European People’s Party, the European Parliament’s largest group, Manfred Weber (pictured) spoke to journalists on the eve of the United Kingdom triggering Article 50 to withdraw from the European Union, writes Catherine Feore. Weber said that the EPP would support the two step approach Chief Negotiator Michel Barnier is taking, addressing […]

| March 28, 2017 | 1 Comment

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#Brexit: A lesson from Donald Tusk on meaningful sovereignty

#Brexit: A lesson from Donald Tusk on meaningful sovereignty

Sovereignty is something that all free societies cherish. The ability to make your own decisions, for your own people, mandated by a democratic vote. What experience has shown – and in particular, Europe’s experience – is that a quaint and puritanical attachment to a pur et dur sovereignty that doesn’t recognize the need to pool […]

| March 30, 2017 | 0 Comments
#Hungary: After cracking down on the media, Orbán focuses on controlling academia

#Hungary: After cracking down on the media, Orbán focuses on controlling academia

Prime Minister of Hungary Viktor Orbán’s much-vaunted support for ‘illiberal democracy’ is well known. Hungary only has the last vestiges of an independent and plural media, businesses must curry favor with Orbán if they want to do business, he has packed the constitutional court and now he is turning his sights on academia. All of […]

| March 30, 2017 | 0 Comments
Legal response to #Article50 trigger – DLA Piper

Legal response to #Article50 trigger – DLA Piper

Brexit will initiate long and complex legal negotiations over the coming two years. In response a global law firm, DLA Piper issued the following statement: “After more than nine months since the referendum in the United Kingdom, the clock now starts ticking on a two-year period in which the terms of the UK’s exit from […]

What to know about the protests in #Belarus

What to know about the protests in #Belarus

Late March saw a heavy-handed government response and mass arrests at a series of protest rallies in Belarus. Keir Giles takes a closer look at what has been going on. 25 March is the anniversary of a short-lived independent Belarusian state in 1918, and traditionally a day for rallies organized by opposition groups. This year […]

| March 30, 2017 | 0 Comments
Post-#Brexit Europe must turn health-care ‘negatives’ into ‘positives’

Post-#Brexit Europe must turn health-care ‘negatives’ into ‘positives’

On 28 March, around about the same time as the European Alliance for Personalised Medicine (EAPM) conference was wrapping up, UK Prime Minister Theresa May signed the historic letter announcing Britain’s intention to leave the EU.  By having this communication delivered to European Council President Donald Tusk on Wednesday (29 March), May formally triggered Article […]

#China: My view of the #Netherlands

#China: My view of the #Netherlands

I have been living in the Netherlands for ten years, studying here, working here, and settling down here. I am deeply in love with this country. This country is not only in good shape of being state-wealthy, it is also relatively economic-social in both its democracy and resource equality for citizens, and also embraces respect […]

#Brexit: Cefic calls for certainty for continued EU-UK trade

#Brexit: Cefic calls for certainty for continued EU-UK trade

With the triggering of Article 50 by UK Prime Minister Theresa May, Cefic, the EU chemical industry association, calls for EU and UK politicians to take a pragmatic approach to negotiations. Today (29 March), Britain confirmed its objective to withdraw from the European Union. While Prime Minister May states the UK will be looking to […]

#Spain: Spanish media denounces xenophobia and unjustified use of pre-trial detention

#Spain: Spanish media denounces xenophobia and unjustified use of pre-trial detention

The Spanish Courts have so far ignored the request to identify the Judge of the High Court (Audiencia Provincial) of Las Palmas (Spain) who made xenophobic and offensive remarks in the courtroom during a deliberation with three other judges, writes Colin Stevens. The tape of the conversation taking place between judges Salvador Alba, Emilio Moya […]

| March 30, 2017 | 0 Comments
#Brexit: MEPs set out conditions for approving the UK withdrawal agreement

#Brexit: MEPs set out conditions for approving the UK withdrawal agreement

The Conference of Presidents endorsed a motion for a resolution drawn up by the leaders of four political groups and the Constitutional Affairs Committee, in which they set out their conditions for a final approval by the European Parliament of any withdrawal agreement with the United Kingdom. The draft resolution will be debated and voted […]

#ECCAM17: Healthy eating and obesity – EuropaColon calls for new approach

#ECCAM17: Healthy eating and obesity – EuropaColon calls for new approach

The Maltese Presidency led their health activity with a reappraisal of the effects of obesity on health, with the intention of disseminating good practice. The aim is to determine actions likely to achieve the overarching goal; to halt the rise in overweight and obesity in children and young people (0-18 years) by 2020. The EU […]

#Brexit: ‘I will not collude in a pretence that Brexit is good for Britain’

#Brexit: ‘I will not collude in a pretence that Brexit is good for Britain’

In a letter to supporters of the European Movement in the UK, Stephen Dorrell (pictured), former Conservative minister, says that in a healthy democracy those who oppose Brexit have the right to continue to make their case. “Today (29 March) the prime minister has formally begun our withdrawal from the European Union in triggering Article […]

#Brexit: May offers EU fine words, but pushes British interests

#Brexit: May offers EU fine words, but pushes British interests

Theresa May’s Brexit letter to European Union President Donald Tusk will please EU leaders by sounding constructive and acknowledging Britain must settle obligations before leaving. But the prime minister also made some tougher demands, writes Alastair Macdonald. In the six-page document delivered on Wednesday to the EU summit chair to trigger a two-year countdown to withdrawal, […]

| March 29, 2017 | 0 Comments
#EIB: European Investment Bank to help research organizations access finance

#EIB: European Investment Bank to help research organizations access finance

Research and Technology Organisations (RTOs) play a pivotal role in the European business landscape by bridging industry and academia and by innovating the entire value chain. However there is a need to optimise and complement RTOs’ traditional business model and funding strategies with additional models that allow them to successfully navigate a changing funding landscape […]

Testing times for #Ukraine anti-corruption reforms

Testing times for #Ukraine anti-corruption reforms

Ukraine’s new National Anti-Corruption Bureau (NABU) may have netted its first big fish. The arrest of State Fiscal Service Head, Roman Nasirov on 2 March on suspicion of helping to embezzle 2 billion hryvnias ($75 million) suggests that Ukraine’s anti-corruption reforms are breaking new ground, writes John Lough, Associate Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme at Chatham […]

| March 29, 2017 | 0 Comments
#Brexit and the joys of starting over

#Brexit and the joys of starting over

Anniversaries are special moments. They can be sombre affairs, such as the first anniversary of the Brussels terror attacks, an occasion made even grimmer by the 22 March tragedy in London. Anniversaries can also be a time for reflection and sober deliberation. The European Union’s celebration of its 60th anniversary on 25 March was just […]

| March 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

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