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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

Interview with Ulrike Trebesius, MEP for the German conservative party Alternative für Deutschland and the ECR
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Interview with Ulrike Trebesius, MEP for the German conservative party Alternative für Deutschland and the ECR

“The elections of Schulz and Juncker are two totally wrong signals to EU citizens” All across the EU, the results of the May 2014 European elections brought substantial gains for Eurosceptic parties in the European parliament. In the coming legislative term, more than 200 of the 751 MEPs of the plenary will be occupied by … Continue reading

Right to answer: Why Jean-Claude Juncker should not be the next president of the European Commission
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Right to answer: Why Jean-Claude Juncker should not be the next president of the European Commission

A few days ago, Pierre-Antoine Klethi wrote on this blog a call to vote for Jean-Claude Juncker, candidate of the European People’s Party (EPP) for the commission presidency. Considering the latest projection of seats in the 2014 European elections, it seems likely that Juncker and his party will take the presidency: they are currently leading … Continue reading