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Data Protection: good for citizens but bad for business?

29 March 2013 | by

The future for data protection in Europe has finally arrived in the form of an EU Data Protection Regulation. Taking the stage after being leaked onto the virtual world, the new law will modernise the EU Data Protection Directive of 1995 in the form of a directly applicable Regulation. The European Commission presented this proposal […]

A small step for the European Parliament, a giant leap for CAP

15 March 2013 | by

The news which hit the Brussels based Associated Press on Monday evening (11th March 2013) may not sound like a big deal to many Europeans. The announcement that over 350 proposed amendments to the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) will go before the full European Parliament (EP) plenary session on Wednesday (13th March) will probably just […]

EU-Ukraine Summit: empty words or a step forward?

8 March 2013 | by

A couple of days ago – on the 25th February 2013– Ukraine was once again at the heart of Brussels dialogue. Another incident with Missis Tymoshenko, or a gas crisis with Russia you might think? No, it was simply the 16th EU-Ukraine summit. Simple or not, let’s reflect on who said what and why?

The Migrant’s Journal, Vol.1: Voting Rights

26 February 2013 | by

“A man without a vote is a man without protection”, according to Lyndon B. Johnson. About 3% of EU citizens live in a EU member state other than their own, according to Eurostat. A very simplistic Aristotelian syllogism at this point would lead to the conclusion that almost 3% of EU citizens live with only […]

Island-Nation or Island-Notion?

25 February 2013 | by

On Jan. 23rd 2013, the British Prime Minister David Cameron gave-in to Eurosceptic pressure and promised to hold a referendum on British EU-membership, should the Conservative Party win a parliamentary majority in 2015. This decision is a gamble with the British economy causing waves of uncertainty across the Union. The reasons for this move are […]