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The Latest Bump In The Road Of Turkey's Quest To Join The EU: European Ultra-Nationalism

The Conversation Global | Posted 03.21.2017 | Home
The Conversation Global

Emel Parlar Dal, Marmara University; Ali Murat Kurşun, Marmara University, and Hakan Mehmetcik The rift between Turkey and Europe is growing. From ...

U.S. Citizens Could Have Visa-Free EU Travel Suspended

Reuters | Paul Vale | Posted 03.02.2017 | Home

United States citizens should be denied visa-free access to the European Union before summer because Washington does not allow some EU nationals to en...

As Another Economic Crisis Approaches, Greece and Euro Should Consider a Divorce

Doug Bandow | Posted 01.21.2017 | Home
Doug Bandow

ATHENS, GREECE--Constitution Square has been uncommonly quiet. When looking at the parliament building from my hotel window last month all I could see...

The Growing Severity Of Cyber-Attacks And How To Protect Against Them

Daniel Wagner | Posted 12.14.2016 | Business
Daniel Wagner

Despite the fact that cyber-attacks occur with greater frequency and intensity around the world, many either go unreported or are under-reported, leav...

Why don't refugees just stay in Turkey or Greece?
We asked them

The Conversation Global | Posted 12.13.2016 | Home
The Conversation Global

Better living conditions in Greece would encourage more migrants to stay. Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters Katie Kuschminder, European University Instit...

Why it's so hard for Europeans to get compensation after Dieselgate

The Conversation Global | Posted 11.22.2016 | Technology
The Conversation Global

Francesca Colli, Katholiek Universiteit of Leuven More than a year after the Dieselgate scandal, which uncovered cheating by Volkswagen and other car...

How Can The EU Play A Role in Making The Promises of The SDGs a Reality For Older Men and Women in Tanzania?

Erifyli Nomikou | Posted 10.13.2016 | Impact
Erifyli Nomikou

Photo credit: Clemence Eliah/HelpAge International It has been a year since EU Member States agreed to make bold and transformative steps towards cha...

European Ruling Highlights Apple's Corrupted Business Model

William Lazonick | Posted 09.01.2016 | Business
William Lazonick

There is much for U.S. authorities to learn from the European example of forcing corporations to pay their fair share of taxes, but more far-reaching oversight of executives' allocation of resources is also required.

How I Got There: Jyrki Katainen

Lan Anh Vu | Posted 07.15.2016 | Impact
Lan Anh Vu

Jyrki Katainen is the Vice-President of the European Commission for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness. He served as Prime Minister of Finla...

From 1 To 16: How Brexit Was A Clear Win For The Good Guys

Doug Bandow | Posted 07.08.2016 | Home
Doug Bandow

For Britain the virtues of remaining appeared to this American to pale compared to the likely costs of continued subservience to Brussels. In a variety of admittedly imperfect ways Brexit promoted liberty, community, democracy, and the rule of law. In short, the good guys won.

Britain's Vote Leave Says No Need To Swiftly Begin Formal EU Divorce Negotiations

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 06.25.2016 | Home

LONDON, June 25 (Reuters) - Britain should begin informal negotiations on a full settlement governing its post-Brexit relationship with the European U...

Brexit Is Worse For The European Union Than For Britain

Georges Ugeux | Posted 06.24.2016 | Home
Georges Ugeux

By putting the debate on economic issues, British leaders have made the Brexit debate an economic one while it is fundamentally a political one.

How I Got There: Peter Balazs

Lan Anh Vu | Posted 06.17.2016 | Education
Lan Anh Vu

Photo: AFP Peter Balazs is the former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Hungary and the former European Commissioner for Regional Policy. He currently h...

How I Got There: Vytenis Andriukaitis

Lan Anh Vu | Posted 04.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Lan Anh Vu

Vytenis Andriukaitis is the European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety. Andriukaitis is the first doctor ever put in charge of EU health policy....

Google Faces Charges For Abusing Market Power In Europe

Reuters | Casey Williams | Posted 04.20.2016 | Technology

BRUSSELS - The European Union charged Google on Wednesday with abusing the dominant position of its Android mobile operating system, opening a second ...

Let Us Not Make Ukraine a Forgotten Crisis

Christos Stylianides | Posted 03.18.2017 | Home
Christos Stylianides

The humanitarian situation remains serious. Over three million people are in need of humanitarian assistance.

The LSE and Deutsche Boerse Merger is the Last Opportunity to Build a Truly European Platform

Georges Ugeux | Posted 03.17.2017 | Business
Georges Ugeux

The next weeks will answer the question of LSE and the next few months the question of Brexit. The consequences of those choices will redefine the European landscape. I truly hope that, for once, the European vision will prevail.

How I Got There: Vera Jourova

Lan Anh Vu | Posted 03.02.2017 | Impact
Lan Anh Vu

Image: European Commission Vera Jourova is the current European Union's Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality. She was previously t...

With Increased Commitment, Europe Demonstrates Leadership in Global Health

Dr. Mark Dybul | Posted 03.04.2017 | Impact
Dr. Mark Dybul

Ending epidemics that affect the lives of millions of people in low-income and middle-income countries is one of the smartest investments anyone can make to create opportunity, promote social justice and foster growth and security.

The Lousy Brexit Negotiations Threaten To Dissolve What's Left Of European Integration

Juan Fernando López Aguilar | Posted 02.25.2017 | Home
Juan Fernando López Aguilar

The European negotiators have chosen to become reckless in order to prevent the "prodigal son" from the leaving the house and slamming the door behind him.

The U.S. Just Struck A Crucial Deal With Europe On Data Privacy

Reuters | Casey Williams | Posted 02.03.2016 | Technology

European and U.S. negotiators agreed to a data pact on Tuesday that should prevent European Union regulators from restricting data transfers by compan...

Keeping the Dream of an Open Europe Alive

Enika Bushi | Posted 01.23.2017 | Politics
Enika Bushi

Friday 22 January 2016, the College of Europe, Brugge Campus, welcomed Prime Minister of Albania Edi Rama, in what was the first high official visit f...

Europe Could Kick Majority of Teens Off Social Media, and That Would Be Tragic

Larry Magid | Posted 12.10.2016 | Technology
Larry Magid

While I'm sure there are well-meaning intentions behind this proposal, I worry that it could actually endanger and disenfranchise young people at the very time when we should be doubling down on their engagement in social media and world events.

Moms Rally Around Pregnant Scientist After She's Uninvited From Conference

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 12.04.2015 | Parents

After a female scientist's invitation to speak at a conference was allegedly revoked due to her pregnancy, a group of women rallied around her with a ...

Why Jews Should Celebrate Thanksgiving 2015!

Rabbi Levi Welton | Posted 11.26.2016 | Religion
Rabbi Levi Welton

As a Jew, I remind myself that for 4000 years, my ancestors cried and prayed for the extraordinary era in which I live, a day in which the Jewish people enjoy both sovereignty in our homeland and freedom in the Diaspora!