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Candidates to the Commission's Presidency.

by Yana Prokofyeva. Originally published on 2014/04/16

Contrary to most countries of the world which were quite successful in tackling the global economic crisis of 2008, the challenge proved to be more tougher for the European Union. 1,166 more words

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FLI Research Project: Middle East Research

Author Koert Debeuf lives in Cairo, Egypt, where he represented the EU parliament’s Alde group for many years. Currently he is Project Coordinator “World Leaders on Transitions towards Democracy” at International IDEA. 61 more words

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Huggable & Compounding Musings

It sends adrenaline pumping through your veins. The heart beats faster as the flush colors, bright lights, and spinning of the wheels sends a rush to the brain each time you finish pulling the lever. 354 more words


By Alex Calvo

Faced with growing support for independence, some Loyalist voices have tried to embarrass the Catalan Government and parties by leaking information about the setting up of some of the institutions traditionally associated with a sovereign state. 546 more words


ALDE Congress Lisbon

The congress of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE) this week brought 600 delegates to Lisbon to discuss Reclaiming Liberalism. Though it was the first such gathering since May’s European elections, not too much time was spent looking backwards but rather forwards, as to how we can hone our message on the basis of our liberal principles in a context of growing illiberalism and nationalism. 211 more words

Federal union now! [PDF]

Here’s an interesting essay on the future of european integration written in 2011 by Andrew Duff, a British federalist MEP (Member of the European Parliament). Three years have passed since its publication but I think it is still a very actual read indeed. 6 more words


Inside the Arab Revolution

The 7R Future Leadership Institute* encourages readers to discover management and leadership books through the “Books for Brains” chapter. (*Between 2007 and 2011 the Institute carried temporarily the name ‘The Wall Street Journal Future Leadership Institute’) 256 more words

Koert Debeuf