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Increased transparency on TTIP

It was a request of many civil society activists: the outgoing European Commission and the Member States finally gave inand published the mandate of negotiations granted by the Council (i.e. the Member States) to the European Commission regarding the Transatlantic Tradede and Investment Partnership (TTIP) under discussion with the United States. This text will allow … Continue reading

The importance of the armament industry: a reaction to Jean Claude Juncker’s declaration
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The importance of the armament industry: a reaction to Jean Claude Juncker’s declaration

In an interview to be published in the next issue of Politique Internationale, Jean Claude Juncker, the newly elected president of the European Commission, admits that he “does not really like the  armament industry”, regretting at the same time that “it is necessary to rely on military research to make the other sectors progress”. Such … Continue reading

Europe’s Superhero Captain Europe: “I try to make Europe more real and less remote to citizens”
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Europe’s Superhero Captain Europe: “I try to make Europe more real and less remote to citizens”

A Superhero always arrives on time – so does Captain Europe when he agreed to meet up with us for an interview. His blue spandex costume, enveloped in a EU flagged-cape, stands out from the sea of suits on Place de Luxembourg, in the heart of Brussels European district. Yellow boots and a blue mask … Continue reading

Financing Europe’s economic recovery measures
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Financing Europe’s economic recovery measures

There has been a lot of talk in the past months about relaunching Europe’s fragile economies through major investments programmes. As recently as the last European Parliament’s session in late July 2014, Jean-Claude Juncker, the new European Commission president, announced an ambitious plan to invest €300 million. But where is this money to come from? … Continue reading