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A quiet revolution in #Prague

A quiet revolution in #Prague

| June 20, 2019

On 4 June, protesters took to the streets of Prague in their thousands. Unfurling banners emblazoned with the words “Enough” and “Resign”, and chanting “Shame! Shame!” at  their Prime Minister Andrej Babus they flooded into the capital’s Wenceslas Square, writes Colin Stevens. The ram-packed half-mile-long square could not have been a more fitting stage for […]

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#EuropeanDevelopmentDays – Senegal’s Macky Sall defends his record on anti-corruption and economic growth

#EuropeanDevelopmentDays – Senegal’s Macky Sall defends his record on anti-corruption and economic growth

| June 19, 2019

For Senegalese President Macky Sall, this week’s European Development Days summit in Brussels has provided a double opportunity. On one hand, Sall has met some of the world’s most powerful leaders and strengthened co-operation efforts on key development aims. On the other, he’s been able to remind the world of his anti-corruption credentials after a […]

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Changing trends and challenges facing the European #Entertainment industry in 2019

Changing trends and challenges facing the European #Entertainment industry in 2019

| June 17, 2019

How we pursue entertainment is changing thanks to improvements in technology. Europeans now enjoy faster internet and more readily available mobile technology than ever before, with performance and connectivity improving year on year. For consumers, the cost of entertainment enjoyed via technology is also continually falling in price, meaning it’s often cheaper to stay at home than […]

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EU urged to help #Togo remove ‘Mask of Democracy’

EU urged to help #Togo remove ‘Mask of Democracy’

| June 14, 2019

The international community, including the  EU, has been urged to help Togo rid itself of its “mask of democracy”.  The plea was made by Nathaniel Olympio, who heads Parti Des Togolais, one of the main opposition parties in the country, during a visit to Brussels. He wants the EU to put pressure on the long-standing […]

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EU must follow British lead and tackle #SexualViolence

EU must follow British lead and tackle #SexualViolence

| June 14, 2019

On June 11, Nobel laureate Nadia Murad joined a group of senior British politicians to demand justice for the thousands of Vietnamese women raped by South Korean troops during their country’s war for independence. The event, held near the Houses of Parliament, was attended by several survivors as well as their children, who are known […]

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Is Europe’s “#Industrial Renaissance” in jeopardy?

Is Europe’s “#Industrial Renaissance” in jeopardy?

| June 12, 2019

The outgoing Juncker Commission has been adamant about the need to prompt an “Industrial Renaissance” in the European Union, recognising as early as 2014 that European industries are intimately intertwined with the entirety of the bloc’s economic fabric and setting an ambitious target of 20% of the Union’s GDP coming from manufacturing by 2020. Is […]

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Europe after the #EuropeanElections

Europe after the #EuropeanElections

| June 7, 2019

The European elections threw up few surprises but a lot of confusion. The major blocs in previous European Parliaments, the European People’s Party and the Socialists, lost a lot of seats, although relatively few went to the more extreme populists, writes Jim Gibbons. The success of Nigel Farage’s Brexit party in the United Kingdom may […]

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