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  • I say Europe, you say…? Interview with Hans-Gert Pöttering

    I say Europe, you say…? Values. In our last interview, MEP David Mc Allister’s question to you was: “Where do you see the European Union in 20 years?” 
  • EU’s foreign policy needs values and muscle to survive

    “People tend to forget that it is not just about pro-bono work in the European neighborhood; it is also our own interests that are at stake there.” This point, made by Martens Centre Executive Tomi Huhtanen, kicked off a debate organised in Brussels on 31 January 2017 on the strategic rethink of the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP).
  • Brexit and Trump: 2-0 for populism, says centre-right MEP

    "Brexit and the election of Donald Trump as the new US president have brought the score to 2-0 for populism last year", according to Member of European Parliament Eva Maydell (Paunova). "The only thing left to figure out is whether we are in the half time or only ten minutes into the game".
  • If it's broken, let's fix it!

    Declining election turnouts and popular disillusionment with politics show that our political systems are being put to a test. Citizens are turning away from traditional political involvement (voting, party membership, contacting a local politician) and turning towards other forms of political participation (signing online petitions, taking up ad-hoc causes, organising demonstrations).
  • I say Europe, you say…? Interview with MEP David McAllister

    I say Europe, you say…?  Peace.  What was your first job?  Serving in the German Army (Bundeswehr) for two years.  Which was the most interesting myth about the EU you needed to bust in your career?  
  • Does global trade have a future?

    ‘Since the start of my academic career, I have never had a student critical of international trade. Only until recently has this positive opinion changed,’ stated Anu Bradford, Professor of Law and International Organization at Columbia University. The prolonged economic stagnation, she claimed, has played a role in changing attitudes, along with a failure of elites to recognise citizens’ legitimate concerns and promote an inclusive globalisation.