Young Perspective On Europe

Three weeks after Paris attacks, Europe is still in shock. 130 civilians are dead, sending a very clear message not only to French citizens, but to every European: ‘you are not safe at home’. For 70 years, no war has broken out in the EU’s territory and Europeans naturally want to keep this secure and… » read more

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David Cameron has been returned as prime minister in the UK general elections – not with a landslide victory but with a seat gain sufficient for the Tories to form a single party government. A central electoral pledge of Cameron was his promise to hold an in-or-out referendum on the UK’s EU membership, which he… » read more

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On 17 November, a conference on “EU Energy Policy and Competitiveness” took place at the European Commission´s headquarters in Brussels. This conference, central to the analysis of the EU Energy Union was aimed at redesigning the EU’s energy policy to foster European competitiveness. Indeed, out of Juncker´s €300bn investment package to revive European economies, €21bn… » read more

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This fall, the Romanian people had to choose from 14 candidates running for the presidential seat. Among these, the current Prime Minister Victor Ponta, MEP and independent candidate Monica Macovei, former Tourism Minister Elena Udrea, former mayor of Sibiu Klaus Iohannis, and former Prime Minister C.P. Tariceanu, were the most noteworthy candidates. Now, only Ponta… » read more

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It has been a very politically engaging end of summer this year, with a brand new institutional reshuffling in Brussels. Following the May parliamentary elections, the EU appointed its new leadership for the next 5 years. After the latest events of this summer – the spread of violence, insecurity and political turmoil in Ukraine, Gaza… » read more

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The election of Jean-Claude Juncker has with no doubt been part of a package-deal between (mostly) pro-European parties. A deal that secures institutional stability and defies the Eurosceptic rise experienced in the last European Parliament elections. Most accounts on whether Juncker is a good fit for the job tend to focus precisely on ‘the European… » read more

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José Manuel Durão Barroso, President of the European Commission, in one occasion said that the biggest asset of the Europe is that is a continent of creative social entrepreneurs who have designed systems to enhance education, health, social inclusion and the well-being of citizens. However, this risk taking, unreasonable, confident, value oriented entrepreneurs with a… » read more

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