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  • MEP’s on Twitter in February 2016 – overrepresenting the extremes

    More than 75% of Members of the European Parliament  share their views with the public on Twitter.  But what does this say about the influence of social media on the balance of power in the European Parliament and about the impact of MEPs on the general audience? To gain a better understanding, we have monitored…

  • Strasbourg Diary #4: part 2 – Besides Brexit…

    …there were other items on the Strasbourg agenda too! Here are a few quick summaries on the other key discussions that took place in Strasbourg. Anti-Tax Avoidance Package Tuesday: The European Parliament held a lively debate on the long awaited Anti-Tax Avoidance Package (ATAP) that the European Commission presented last week. The package, the Commission’s…

  • Trade for all… but are all for trade?

    With its new strategy Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström wants to address the new challenges EU trade policy is facing. The strategy reflects changes in global trading patterns but also the growing interest and scepticism among the general public in global trade. One of the overarching objectives of the strategy is to ensure that trade benefits…

  • It’s high time to modernise digital trade rules

    The digitalization of trade is transforming what we understand as “traditional trade” today. Besides a constant flow of goods, services, capital and people, a seamless cross-border flow of data is becoming absolutely necessary for competitive production, underpinning whole value chains across all sectors of our economy. This economic transformation is as significant to our age…

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