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June: Brussels Briefing

Written by Giacomo Migliore The June 2019 Brussels Briefing Issue is a special edition covering exclusively the May 2019 European elections, the second biggest democratic exercise in the world after India’s elections. Besides a new parliament composition, the 2019  EU parliament… Continue Reading →

The Great Realignment: Who will own the cosmopolitan side of the debate?

Written by Juuso Järviniemi Disclaimer: This article has already been published with The New Federalist. You can find it here. Many say that the great Western political conflict of the 21st century won’t be over economic redistribution, but between cosmopolitanism and… Continue Reading →

It wasn’t Us, it was the EU!

Written by Elodie Arpa, Ambassador to Austria “The European Union is the perfect scapegoat”. National politicians travel to Brussels to vote on legislative proposals of the European Commission. They debate these proposals and modify them. To enact a law, a… Continue Reading →

Making Citizens Great Again: a Reflection on the State of the Union

Jean-Claude Juncker, the President of the European Commission, held his State of the Union address in Strasbourg on 13 September 2017. Herein he reiterated what he deems to have been successful during the last year and how he would like the EU… Continue Reading →

Lowering the Minimum Age for Voting: Good or Bad Idea?

In this term Spain’s Parliament refused to give to those who are under 18 the right to vote. Concretely, this proposition, which was redacted by Esquerra Republicana (left wing of the Catalonian independents), was rejected by the votes of Popular Party (PP)… Continue Reading →

Young generation = pro-Europe, Old generation=anti-Europe?

It might be the opposite! The result of the Brexit referendum made it crystal clear: Whilst the majority of young people voted for Britain to remain in the EU, the majority of older people decided to withdrawal. Many young Brits… Continue Reading →

Q & A with Member of European Parliament Jan Huitema (ALDE)

At 31 years old Jan Huitema is one of the youngest Members of the European Parliament, and the first Dutch full member of the Agricultural Committee of the EP. Before representing the People’s Party for Freedom and democracy in Brussels,… Continue Reading →

The Netherlands

 by Welmoed Roeten. Originally published on 2014/05/05 Traditionally a pro-European nation but more recently sceptical, the Netherlands will elect 26 MEPs in a few weeks time. The Netherlands was one of the founders of the European Coal and Steel Community… Continue Reading →

Country Profile: Bulgaria

by Dimitar Nikolov. Originally published on 2014/04/24 Once a major European power competing for regional supremacy against the Byzantine Empire, nowadays Bulgaria struggles to find its place in the European community. These days, the European media has is content with… Continue Reading →

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