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60 years since the Treaty of Rome: let’s start by changing the captain of the ship

10 February 2017 | by

How should we celebrate 25th March 2017, the 60th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Rome? Many people are asking themselves this tricky question. In my own opinion, it would be better not to celebrate anything at all. I have no memory of any celebration in 2007 for the 50th anniversary of the […]

AmCham EU at forefront for a Transparency Register

8 April 2016 | by

I am amazed by the inability of this Juncker Commission to solve problems, big or small. How do we classify the problem of the Transparency Register? A small issue perhaps, but with big consequences in terms of openness, good governance and democracy.

Has the Juncker Commission changed policy making?

7 March 2016 | by

The arrival into power of the Juncker Commission in November 2014 crystallized many hopes, after several years of crisis. Depicted as the ‘last chance Commission’, promising to be ‘big on big things’ and to ‘break silos’, the new Commission has not skimped on communications to show everyone that it would bring a new era in […]

What should be in the 2015 State of the Union?

As President Juncker puts together the final touches to his State of the Union address, scheduled to be held at 09.00 CMT on Wednesday 9 September. EuropeanPublicAffairs.eu has provided a wishlist from each of our contributors on what they hope this year’s address will focus on, ranging from unemployment, social inequality, defence, skill development and energy. Feel free […]

The Truth Behind Youth Unemployment: Collective cost of individual disengagement

9 March 2015 | by

A week ago the Eurostat published the latest of the series of EU unemployment figures. There is good news and bad news. The level of unemployment level fell from December’s 9.9% to 9.8%. On a year-on-year comparison the overall unemployment rate decreased by 0.8% or 1.82 million people. That is certainly not an insignificant figure […]