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Effects of the coronavirus pandemic on jobs and incomes

On the 22nd of December the European Commission published the December 2020 edition of the Employment and Social Developments Quarterly Review, analysing the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on jobs and incomes. It shows that policy measures cushioned the impact … Continue reading

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Defeating populism in the EU by education of the young people

We sincerely should make some more work to have the young people come to see how it comes we may live in a peaceful Western Europe for nearly 75 years. Some years ago students still had separate classes of geography … Continue reading

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“If Perestroika Fails…”: The Last Summer of the Cold War – June-July 1991.

Originally posted on Andrew James:
President Gorbachev had been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1990, but gave his acceptance speech in Oslo on 5 June 1991, twenty-five years ago. In it he warned that, if perestroika fails, the prospect…

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Could Brexit lead to Frexit – or Czexit?

Originally posted on UCL Europe Blog:
Seán Hanley, Senior Lecturer in Comparative Central and East European Politics at UCL, examines the claims that Brexit may lead to significant political repercussions in other EU member states, including potentially a domino effect…

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Foreign workers and immigrants

In the past there always have been many flows of migration. Several countries before they were part of the European Union have in the past welcomed workers from Europe and beyond and had a migration policy. All Western countries of … Continue reading

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2015 Economy

Aid to the Most Deprived In the second half of December, the European Commission approved the operational programmes for eight EU countries to use the new Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived (FEAD), including a €560 million package … Continue reading

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Asylum seekers crisis and Europe’s paralysis

According to Peter Sutherland, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for International Migration and Development, former Director General of the World Trade Organization, EU Commissioner for Competition, and Attorney General of Ireland, populists are having a field day whilst bitter … Continue reading

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bORDER-Gastrofest

(Reuters) – A bunch of restaurants in Budapest have found a mouth-watering way to challenge Hungarian attitudes to Europe’s migrant crisis – by serving up tasty dishes from Syria and other countries that are providing many of the refugees. It … Continue reading

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Schengen area and Freedom for Europeans being put to the test as never before

Are Steven Erlanger and James Kanter from the NYTimes putting the finger at our Western sore wound? One must be ‘blind and deaf’ if one does not come to understand that the refugee crisis has tested the limits of Europe’s … Continue reading

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If Europe fails on the question of refugees, then it won’t be the Europe we wished for

Having come together for the umpteenth time the European Union’s 28 nations have once more been unable to agree on a solution. Ahead of a European Commission proposal  Wednesday for a system to spread asylum-seekers across all E.U. countries. Big … Continue reading

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