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  • What’s next for the EU? – The 60th Anniversary of the Treaty of Rome

    The European Union celebrates the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome on 25 March 2017. The Treaty of Rome is the bedrock of the longest period of peace the continent has ever experienced. Yet as leaders of the EU celebrate this achievement, multiple challenges lie ahead, ranging from populism, the refugee crisis, Brexit, geopolitical…

  • Strasbourg Diary #2 – Christmas wonderland

    The city of Strasbourg turns into a Christmas wonderland for the final European Parliament plenary session of 2015 (minus real snow this year as parts of Europe experience incredibly mild festive weather….climate change anyone?) Famous for its Christmas market and buildings draped with festive decorations, there was a rare atmosphere of good cheer this week…

  • Law and Justice – they’re back…

    Yesterday, Poles handed the Law and Justice party (PIS) victory in the Polish parliamentary election. No surprise here, as their win was widely predicted, and exit polls gave them a resounding victory with 37.7% of the vote. The incumbent centrist Civic Platform was decimated, securing just 23% of the vote, less than half of what…

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