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Elections night is over: what follows for the Euro Parliament?

    Five of the Commission Presidency candidates, as well as a graphic showing the elections’ provisional results. The European elections are now behind us, but many questions have yet to be answered. The next few days should cast more … Continue reading

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2014 European elections

From 22 to 25 May the European elections were held. In Belgium it were very important elections on Sunday the 25th of May because they would be a turning point for the country itself and for it stance in the … Continue reading

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The first hemicycle of the European Parliament

Originally posted on European Parliamentary Research Service:
During its first years of activity, the European Parliament held its plenary sittings in different locations, made available by other Institutions or by the hosting countries. It was only in 1973, with the…

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Ukrainians should be free to shape the future of their country

26-27 February 2014 EESC, Brussels: Ukrainians should be free to shape the future of their country. Europe looking at 2014 2014 was going to be a crucial year for all Europeans, having them to bring their vote once again and … Continue reading

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2013-2014 Money to be put on hold or to be used

“Optimism is a moral duty” said Sir Karl Raimund Popper (1902-1994). Such a good tiding was not in the mind of the visual press and television channels bombarded the world with negative news. After five years of economic crisis and … Continue reading

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Milestones for women ordered

Three days after the United Nations’ International Day for the elimination of Violence against Women we may look at an other women event which need the attention of the whole world.  Women in Parliaments Global Forum commemorated the 25th of … Continue reading

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Looking with Argus-eyes to EU budgets

The EU is more aware now than ever before of the importance of listening to, and properly representing the demands, hopes and aspirations of its citizens, who still have not the trust in the institution which it should get. Many … Continue reading

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Transparency is the key to credibility for the EU

A little country in a big union Belgians may quarrel about having to split the country in two or three, having Walloon, Flemish and German speaking people having to live in their own little state, but how would they feel … Continue reading

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Doomthinking or a real problem for Europe

The European  Union may well be at a cross-roads, facing a serious legitimacy crisis, with its citizens “threatened with an unconscious drift to disharmony, a loss of social cohesion, a recurrence of racism and a deficit of democratic accountability.” A … Continue reading

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Damas de Blanco honoured in Brussels

Ladies in White or the Damas de Blanco, the courageous mothers and wives of Cuban political prisoners, were finally allowed to come to Brussels to pick up the Sakharov Prize they were awarded in 2005. Laura Inés Pollán Toledo (1948 … Continue reading

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