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An EU-wide constituency: Be careful what you wish for!

Nicholas Whyte is a director at APCO Worldwide's Brussels office, and a Visiting Professor at Ulster to the Faculty of Social Sciences University.more »


New Circular Economy Package ‘less ambitious’ than axed predecessor

The European Commission’s draft waste and incineration laws to replace the package it axed under its drive for “better regulation”, has weaker targets for recycling and landfill than its predecessor.more »


TAXE committee to fight tax evasion for another six months

After six months of examining tax optimisation practices in Europe, the European Parliament's Special Committee on Tax Rulings (TAXE committee) presented its report to MEPs at the Strasbourg plenary this week.more »


Red meat linked to increased stroke risk

Red meat – but not other types of protein - is linked to an increased stroke risk, and the odds go up the more meat people eat, a recent study suggests.more »


Remembering Holodomor

As Ukrainians commemorate the 83rd anniversary of Holodomor, a famine planned by the Soviets, Russia's leadership has no intention of distancing itself from the legacy of Stalin, writes Luibov Nepop. Luibov Nepop is acting Head...more »


Turkey picks a side

Turkey's careful balance with Russia and differences with the West over working with Islamist forces have long been a source of frustration for other members of NATO, writes Stratfor.more »


Jean-Paul Chanteguet: ‘Laurent Fabius must stay on as minister of foreign affairs post-COP21’

He hopes to see Laurent Fabius stay on as France’s foreign affairs minister in 2016. Jean-Paul Chanteguet is the President of the Environment Committee in the French National Assembly and a Socialist MP for the Indre department.more »

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