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All eyes on EU court for decision on religious slaughter - 25/11/20 - EU OBSERVER - Stunning animals before slaughter and avoiding unnecessary suffering is surely the least we owe these fellow sentient beings.
EU representatives and voters without borders EU representatives and voters without borders - 21/09/20 - EURACTIV - Almost 30 years after the first transnational European party was formed, the European Parliament has proposed that in the 2024 European elections, all voters should be able to vote, in addition to their national representatives, for a second set of representatives, elected in a single European college.
Affaire Phil Hogan Affaire Phil Hogan: l’occasion de définir une responsabilité politique européenne - 14/09/20 - LE MONDE - La démission du commissaire irlandais sous la pression de la présidence de la Commission crée un précédent en faveur d’une autonomisation de l’examen éthique de la politique européenne, analysent les juristes Alberto Alemanno et Benjamin Bodson dans une tribune au « Monde ».
Physical distancing by Samuel Rodriguez Is COVID-19 philanthropy’s pandora’s box? - 28/05/20 - ALLIANCE MAGAZINE - The response to COVID-19 has revealed a gap between the rhetoric of philanthropies and the realities of the grantees. It remains to be seen how and by whom that gap will be bridged in a post-COVID-19 world.
covid EU borders We lived the European dream. Will any politician stand up for open borders? - 22/05/20 - THE GUARDIAN - Millions of us built our lives on the promise of free movement. Under cover of coronavirus, that dream is disappearing...
testing the limit of EU health Testing the Limits of EU Health Emergency Power - 18/04/20 - VERFASSUNGSBLOG - Due to its borderless nature, COVID-19 is a matter of common European interest since its first detection on the continent. Yet this pandemic outbreak has largely been handled as an essentially national matter. Each country adopted its own different health response, according to its own risk analysis framework, with little regard for the scientific and management risk advice provided by the EU, notably the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).
Europe doesn’t have to be so helpless in this crisis - 26/03/20 - THE GUARDIAN - European governments already have system for working together in a health emergency – it’s called the EU
We urgently need a coordinated European response to coronavirus. We are seeing the opposite - 19/03/20 - EURONEWS - As EU authorities struggle for any coordination at all, while still needing to pass fiscal and state-aid measures in support of the European economy, Germany has shut its borders. As a record number of citizens, including the most Eurosceptic, turn to the EU in search of emergency solutions, Brussels looks helpless.
« Si la tentation est d’accuser le projet européen en lui-même, cela serait une erreur. Malgré des attentes croissantes envers elle, l’Union européenne seule ne peut pas faire grand-chose face à une urgence sanitaire. » (Siège de la Commission européenne, à Bruxelles). Francisco Seco/AP Coronavirus : « Si vous pensez que l’Union n’en fait pas assez, tournez-vous plutôt vers les capitales européennes » - 18/03/20 - LE MONDE - Le professeur de droit Alberto Alemanno s’inquiète, dans une tribune au « Monde », des solutions nationales qui pourraient se révéler plus néfastes que bénéfiques, en offrant une illusion de sécurité et de sûreté à leurs ressortissants.
COVID-19. Por uma Europa mais coordenada - 18/03/20 - OBSERVADOR - As pandemias são um argumento para uma Europa mais coordenada. E estamos a assistir exatamente ao contrário.
The EU won’t fix its democratic deficit with another top-down ‘conference’ - 21/01/20 - THE GUARDIAN - Europe needs a new mechanism for involving citizens, not another talking shop chaired by the polarising Guy Verhofstadt.
Will the European Parliament agree? Photographer: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg Choosing Ursula von der Leyen Weakens the European Parliament - 03/07/19 - BLOOMBERG - Parliament has been building its authority lately. Accepting the Council’s decision for Commission President reverses that.
« L’avenir de l’Europe comme celui de Facebook n’ont jamais été aussi interdépendants. Aujourd’hui, cette étreinte est mortelle : il semble qu’un seul des deux puisse en sortir vivant. » Joel Saget/AFP Creative / Photononstop « Facebook a empêché les partis et la société civile de mener des campagnes transfrontières » - 01/06/19 - LE MONDE - Le professeur de droit Alberto Alemanno dénonce, dans une tribune au « Monde », le rôle néfaste joué par le réseau social lors de la campagne électorale européenne en limitant les messages politiques aux frontières nationales.
‘For all the talk of a pan-European debate, elections to the EU parliament tend to be a collection of national electoral competitions fought on mostly national issues.’ European parliament, Brussels. Photograph: Stéphanie Lecocq/EPA There are 17 million mobile EU citizens. We deserve a political voice - 09/05/19 - THE GUARDIAN - Those of us who reside in another member state live more ‘European’ lives than anyone. Yet we feel disenfranchised.
Citizens of some member states would be overrepresented compared to others - yet another breach of the treaties How Brexit may harm the new EU parliament - 17/04/19 - EU OBSERVER - Amid frantic negotiations, the EU-27 leaders ultimately conceded a further extension to the UK to ratify the withdrawal agreement by 31 October 31.
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lobbying ethique A Bruxelles, l’émergence de lobbyistes « éthiques » (8/27/2020) - LE MONDE - Aux yeux de ces influenceurs qui se revendiquent « durables », le lobbying est un moyen d’expression légitime mais qui doit être rééquilibré au profit de voix qui pèsent moins dans le processus législatif, comme les ONG.
Alemanno: «Le rejet de Sylvie Goulard est une défaite du leadership européen» (10/11/2019) - LE FIGARO - «Les électeurs européens demandent davantage d’Europe et non davantage d’État-nation» explique Alberto Alemanno, professeur de droit européen à HEC.
CNBC.com EU parliamentary elections and the future of Europe What the EU elections will — and won’t — tell us about the future of Europe (5/23/2019) - CNBC - Ahead of this year’s EU elections, Macron finds himself fighting the nationalist and Euroskeptic party of Marine Le Pen once again. In Italy, the elections will be a test on the anti-establishment coalition government, which has been in power for roughly a year.
«Les Européens mobiles dans l’UE sont les moins représentés politiquement» (5/8/2019) - LIBÉRATION - Face aux obstacles administratifs pour voter dans un autre pays et l’emprise des enjeux locaux, le juriste Alberto Alemanno prône un collège électoral unique dans l’Union et de vrais partis européens.
Luigi Di Maio et Matteo Salvini tirent à boulets rouge sur Emmanuel Macron, de sa politique africaine, migratoire en passant par sa gestion de la crise des "Gilets jaunes". AP/Thibault Camus/Andrew Medichini France-Italie : et si cette crise ouvrait de nouvelles perspectives européennes ? (2/11/2019) - TV5 MONDE - C'est une crise sans précédent, depuis l'après-guerre, entre deux pays fondateurs de l'Union européenne. La France vient de rappeler son ambassadeur à Rome, suite aux provocations verbales de Matteo Salvini, ministre italien de l'Intérieur et Luigi Di Maio, vice-président du gouvernement. Selon Alberto Alemanno, politologue, ces piques italiennes ne sont pas seulement conjoncturelles. Elles traduisent un déplacement de la polémique politique de l'espace national vers un cadre plus européen.
You — yes, you — can use your skills, ideas and energy to help fix democracy (1/10/2019) - IDEAS.TED.COM - “Lobbying” doesn’t have to be a dirty word; instead, it means using your talents and abilities to improve the world, says civic advocate Alberto Alemanno.
How to bridge the gap between Europe’s streets and Brussels’ corridors (8/6/2018) - EURONEWS - Professor Alberto Alemanno from HEC Paris answers Euronews' questions on the health of the European Union and potential consequences of next year's European elections.
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Věra Jourová, Europe’s ‘lonesome sheriff’ (12/1/2020) - POLITICO - Under fire in battles over EU values, Commission VP shoots from the lip.
Ursula von der Leyen Von der Leyen provoca las iras de socialistas y liberales al tomar partido en unas elecciones nacionales (7/6/2020) - EL PAÍS - La presidenta de la Comisión podría haber violado la obligación de neutralidad prevista en el código de conducta del organismo.
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen Von der Leyen admits ‘mistakes’ in Croatian campaign video (6/7/2020) - POLITICO - European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen's soundbite for a Croatian political campaign video lasted all of two seconds. But the repercussions have already lasted much longer and won't be over anytime soon.
President Donald Trump arrives at a “Hope for Prisoners” graduation ceremony at the Metropolitan Police Department headquarters in Las Vegas, Nevada, February 20, 2020. Kevin Lamarque | Reuters Trump’s travel ban on many European countries is ‘politically motivated,’ analysts say (3/13/2020) - CNBC - “The U.S. travel ban against the EU Schengen is a politically motivated, and largely ineffective measure,” Alberto Alemanno, a professor of EU law at H.E.C. Paris Business School, told CNBC Friday. The travel ban comes at a time when the number of cases is rising in both the Europe and the United States. The two countries agreed in January to improve their trade links, by negotiating a deal before the end of the year.
In this photo taken on January 11, 1990 Lithuanians demonstrate for independence from the Soviet Union, in Vilnius [Vitaly Armand/AFP] Lithuania fights info war as it marks independence anniversary (3/11/2020) - AL JAZEERA - Thirty years after independence from Soviet Union, some in Lithuania fight new battle to fend off Russian influence.
La tolerancia de Von der Leyen facilita la deriva autoritaria de Orbán y Kaczynski (1/13/2020) - EL PAÍS - La nueva presidenta apuesta por tender puentes hacia el Este para evitar que el choque con Polonia y Hungría resquebraje la UE.
Europe: l’échec de Sylvie Goulard, un camouflet pour Emmanuel Macron (10/10/2019) - LE FIGARO - Les parlementaires ont refusé jeudi d’adouber la candidate française, qui est visée par deux enquêtes.
Von der Leyen election European divisions on display as Ursula von der Leyen wins narrow approval for E.U.’s top job (7/16/2019) - THE WASHINTON POST - German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen was confirmed Tuesday for the European Union’s most powerful job, in a nail-biter of a vote that put Europe’s divisions on stark display.
Progressives becoming irrelevant by ceding ground to far-right populists (11/29/2018) - THE GUARDIAN - It would be wrong for the EU to say no to migrants, say Maarten Veldmans and Paul Ashley Singer, while Alberto Alemanno is concerned about Steve Bannon’s influence.
Activists show of solidarity with the press at a New York protest in February 2017. Photograph: Lopez/Zuma Wire/Rex/Shutterstock Global crackdown on fake news raises censorship concerns (4/24/2018) - THE GUARDIAN - In a world where false and misleading information reaches billions instantly and online manipulation is becoming ever more sophisticated, governments are increasingly turning to legislation to combat fake news.
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