The 2014 European elections and the European Parliament in five minutes flat!
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The 2014 European elections and the European Parliament in five minutes flat!

In one month, the 2014 European elections will be held, a very important election in the current political context we know today. The campaign has just started and most of our co-citizens still do not know how the Members are elected and how the Parliament, the only multinational institution democratically elected in the world, works. … Continue reading

Green Dany’s goodbye
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Green Dany’s goodbye

On this week, the European Parliament hold its last plenary session in Strasbourg, before the next May elections. Three emblematic MEPs have said goodbye to the Strasbourg hemicycle during this session: Joseph Daul, EEP group leader, Hannes Swodoba, S&D group leader and especially Daniel Cohn-Bendit, EFA/Greens co-leader. I couldn’t end this week without dealing with … Continue reading

Maidan Echoes
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Maidan Echoes

Events are going fast in Ukraine, unexpectedly. On the last weekend, Viktor Yanukoviych was dismissed and run away to go to Kharkiv, a pro-Russian locality on the east of the country. Oleksandr Tourtchynov so far Speaker of the Ukrainian parliament so far was appointed interim president till the organisation of new legislative elections scheduled for … Continue reading

When Switzerland shoots itself in the foot
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When Switzerland shoots itself in the foot

Some days ago, Swiss people voted to limit immigration by a narrow majority, following a UDC (Union démocratique du centre, Democratic Union of the Centre) party proposition mainly targeting European Union’s people applying to work and/or settle within the Helvetic Confederation. Just after the outcome, the European Union and most of the Member States warned: … Continue reading

2014, the Europe Year
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2014, the Europe Year

I wish you (with 24 hours-late) a beautiful and happy new year 2014 made of happiness, hopes and new challenges in your personal and professional lives. A year in which the European elections are taking place, very important ballot for the national governments and for the European leaders in a context dominated by the crisis … Continue reading