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    Disinformation, ‘fake news’ and the EU’s response
    Nov08

    Disinformation, ‘fake news’ and the EU’s response

    Written by Naja Bentzen, © ommbeu / Fotolia The impact of the online spread of mis- and disinformation – including false news posing as factual stories – became increasingly visible in the context of the crisis in Ukraine, and gained notoriety as a global phenomenon during the 2016 presidential election campaign in the United States. Ahead of the...

    The European Council: What makes it to the agenda and why?
    Oct18

    The European Council: What makes it to the agenda and why?

    Written by Izabela Bacian, The Leaders’ Agenda presented by European Council President Donald Tusk in October 2017 sets priorities for action at the European level for the coming two years. Interestingly, the Leaders’ Agenda is based on the Bratislava and Rome declarations informally adopted by the EU27 leaders, and not on the...

    Plenary round-up – Strasbourg, October I 2017
    Oct07

    Plenary round-up – Strasbourg, October I 2017

    Written by Katarzyna Sochacka, EU negotiator Michel Barnier presents the state of play of the Brexit negotiations in plenary. © European Union 2017 – Source : EP The adoption of Parliament’s resolution on the state of play of the Brexit negotiations was one of the main points of the October I plenary session, as was a debate on the...

    North Korea [What Think Tanks are thinking]
    Sep23

    North Korea [What Think Tanks are thinking]

    Written by Marcin Grajewski, © Onur / Fotolia North Korea has stepped up its nuclear plans with the underground detonation of a hydrogen bomb and tests of its first suspected Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles (ICBMs), moves perceived as a major threat to global security. Speaking at the United Nations General Assembly on 19 September, U.S....

    North Korea [What Think Tanks are thinking]
    Sep23

    North Korea [What Think Tanks are thinking]

    Written by Marcin Grajewski, © Onur / Fotolia North Korea has stepped up its nuclear plans with the underground detonation of a hydrogen bomb and tests of its first suspected Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles (ICBMs), moves perceived as a major threat to global security. Speaking at the United Nations General Assembly on 19 September, U.S....

    How the EU budget is spent: Instrument for Nuclear Safety Cooperation
    Sep15

    How the EU budget is spent: Instrument for Nuclear Safety Cooperation

    Written by Matthew Parry, © alona_s / Fotolia In the early 1990s, following the fall of the Berlin Wall and the disintegration of the USSR, the EU began to provide support via its TACIS programme for structural adjustment and reform in 11 post-Soviet and post-communist countries. One form of support was for countries grappling with a Soviet-era...

    Next steps in the debate on the future of Europe
    Sep08

    Next steps in the debate on the future of Europe

    Written by Aidan Christie, A clearer view of the European Commission’s vision of the future of Europe should be one outcome of the 2017 State of the Union speech by President Jean-Claude Juncker. Set to take place in the European Parliament’s plenary session of 13 September, this year’s annual set-piece is to be a key moment in...

    Ukraine and the EU [What Think Tanks are thinking]
    Jul26

    Ukraine and the EU [What Think Tanks are thinking]

    Written by Marcin Grajewski, © alexlmx / Fotolia Relations between the European Union and Ukraine have been improving since the Maidan protests ousted President Viktor Yanukovych in 2014, leading to the election a pro-Western Petro Poroshenko as Head of State. At their meeting on 12-13 July, EU and Ukraine leaders welcomed the completion of the...

    Russia and security [What Think Tanks are thinking]
    Jul07

    Russia and security [What Think Tanks are thinking]

    Written by Marcin Grajewski, Relations between the European Union and Russia remain strained after the EU extended its sanctions against the country late in June until 31 January 2018, citing a lack of progress in the implementation of the Minsk agreements aimed to end of the Russian-Ukrainian conflict. Russia’s annexation of Crimea and its...

    EP Plenary Session July: Parliament continues efforts to promote democracy and sustainability
    Jun30

    EP Plenary Session July: Parliament continues efforts to promote democracy and sustainability

    Written by Clare Ferguson, New faces and old friends – Parliament continues to encourage the democratic process European Union, EP – 2015 There is a sense of an ending around this month’s plenary session, as European leaders say a final farewell to that quintessential citizen of Europe, Helmut Kohl, the personification of German...

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