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I say Europe you say?Europe, Europe as well.What was the biggest myth about the EU that you had to dismantle during your career? Or to explain to your co-citizens?There were many, but I think the most common one, and to some extent, the most dangerous one, is the myth that the EU is going to take away national states and identities. I think that we have to make clear to people that we live in a world where you have different...

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When I think of the European Union, I always think of an old Irish word: “meitheal.” It’s an old tradition where people from the neighbouring farms came together to help each other, to save the crops, to save the hay. The essence of it was...

The Martens Centre is pleased to announce that this year’s awards for “best cooperation” and “best activity” during the year 2018 have been awarded to Kós Károly Akadémia Foundation (Romania) and Wetenschappelijk Instituut voor het CDA (CDA Research Institute) (Netherlands), respectively. Now in their seventh year, the annual...

The Executive Board of the Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies today approved the nomination of Professor Jamie Shea as its newest Senior Research Associate. Jamie Shea was an international public servant and a member of the International Staff of NATO for 38 years. He is a regular writer, lecturer and conference...

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More Europe! More solidarity! More communication! Why not, more humanity?

You have said that education is an often-overlooked element in emergency planning, and the EU has recently...

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Home. That’s what I say when you say Europe. I am Irish, I live in Ireland, it is my home. I work in Brussels, but I very much see Europe, the European Union, as also home. I hope that people look at it that way....

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Peace, freedom, good living standards, protection without protectionism.

You have been nominated by Alexander Stubb and his question was: Marianne, you had a fantastic career in Belgian...