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The State of the Union speech was a big missed opportunity for Ursula von der Leyen The State of the Union speech was a big missed opportunity for Ursula von der Leyen | View - 16/09/21 - EURONEWS - The annual State of the European Union address provides a unique chance for all EU residents to get a sense of their lives’ shared direction.
The end of Euro-bashing - 15/09/21 - POLITICO - Euroskeptic posturing might win politicians votes at home, but it’s increasingly costing them on the European stage.
Releasing Europe’s democratic genie - 01/07/21 - SOCIAL EUROPE - The Conference on the Future of Europe might sow the seeds of a genuine European political space.
Il lobbying civico è la sola strada per salvare la nostra democrazia Il lobbying civico è la sola strada per salvare la nostra democrazia - 07/06/21 - DOMANI - In vista della pubblicazione in Italia il 9 giugno del suo libro The Good Lobby, il giurista Alberto Alemanno spiega perché il diffondersi di lobby civiche è una leva cruciale in un contesto in cui gli interessi pubblici sono sottorappresentati
Pourquoi il faut suivre la Conférence sur l’avenir de l’Europe - 10/05/21 - LE GRAND CONTINENT - Il est facile et tentant de disqualifier d'office la Conférence sur l'avenir de l'Europe, en la considérant comme un énième gadget bruxellois. Pourtant, elle pourrait bien être porteuse de réels changements, tant par sa méthodologie audacieuse que par son cahier des charges.
A Europa para a Escócia - 29/04/21 - PUBLICO - Somos europeus de todo o continente e de todo o mundo. Queremos que o povo da Escócia saiba que os europeus, onde quer que se encontrem, terão todo o gosto em os receber outra vez como membros da União Europeia se esse ainda for o seu desejo democrático.
The dangerous illusions of an EU ‘vaccine passport’ The dangerous illusions of an EU ‘vaccine passport’ - 09/03/21 - OPEN DEMOCRACY - Is the push for a vaccine certificate driven by an economic desire to boost travel and tourism rather than the safety of all Europeans?
Carte blanche: Manifeste pour une assemblée citoyenne européenne Carte blanche: Manifeste pour une assemblée citoyenne européenne - 08/03/21 - LE SOIR - Le déficit démocratique de l’UE affaiblit non seulement sa légitimité mais aussi la capacité des États membres à relever les grands défis d’aujourd’hui. Les auteurs de ce texte réclament d’urgence une réforme institutionnelle ambitieuse pour l’Europe de demain.
El valor político del técnico Draghi El valor político del técnico Draghi - 16/02/21 - EL PAÍS - El nombramiento de del técnico y alto funcionario italiano, merece ser entendida a partir del espíritu de la Constitución como una expresión puramente política.
La vocation politique de Mario Draghi - 12/02/21 - LE GRAND CONTINENT - La nomination de Draghi, le technique et grand commis, mérite d'être comprise comme une expression purement politique.
Letter: Set up common travel areas on UK-Ireland model - 29/01/21 - The loss of the freedom to settle, work and travel on the continent has smashed the amount of rights associated with UK citizenship.
Le passeport vaccinal européen, une idée au mieux prématurée, au pire irréfléchie - 26/01/21 - LE MONDE - Plutôt qu’un certificat de vaccination, les institutions européennes devraient mettre l’accent sur la distribution équitable des vaccins et conjurer l’émergence d’un marché noir.
Après le Brexit, le statut de citoyen britannique en Europe est équivalent à celui du touriste chinois - 26/01/21 - Le 31 décembre 2020, 67 millions de ressortissants britanniques ont perdu le droit de s’installer et de travailler au sein de l’UE et dans d’autres pays. De la même façon, les citoyens de l’UE ont perdu ces droits sur les territoires du Royaume-Uni. C’est la plus grande perte de droits dont on se souvienne.
Perché è sbagliato introdurre il passaporto vaccinale in Europa - 24/01/21 - LA REPUBBLICA - Invece di unire i Paesi riducendo le limitazioni agli spostamenti, il documento sanitario creerebbe nuove frontiere fra le persone schedate come sicure e quelle non sicure.
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.
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condizioni per la nascita di un vero spazio politico europeo Rivoluzione copernicana | Ci sono (finalmente) le condizioni per la nascita di un vero spazio politico europeo 09/07/2021 - LINKIESTA - In coincidenza con la giornata dell’Europa, il 9 maggio 2021 si è aperta la Conferenza sul futuro dell’Europa. Intervista a Alberto Alemanno dall’Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso Transeuropa.
Professori Alberto Alemanno opetti kesäkuussa Firenzessä Italiassa Pandemia katkaisi kansain­välisen elämäntavan, ja nyt tutkija pelkää, että paluuta ei ehkä ole 26/06/2021 - HELSINGIN SANOMAT - Professori Alberto Alemanno pitää liian pitkälle vietyjä rajatoimia uhkana vapaan liikkuvuuden tulevaisuudelle. Koronapassista on aikanaan vaikea luopua, hän ennustaa.
sixteen countries are now using the EU's COVID travel pass These sixteen countries are now using the EU’s COVID travel pass (EUDCC) 16/06/2021 - EURONEWS - Sixteen countries have begun using the EU's 'Digital COVID certificate' (EUDCC) to enable their citizens to easily travel across the bloc.
The EU wants its citizens to shape its future. And fend off a euroskeptic surge 11/05/2021 - CNBC - The EU launched Sunday the Conference on the Future of Europe. Anti-EU lawmakers strengthened their support following the sovereign debt and migration crises of the last decade.
Le pressioni della società civile costringono Pitruzzella a dimettersi da Aspen Le pressioni della società civile costringono Pitruzzella a dimettersi da Aspen 31/03/2021 - EDITORIALE DOMANI - Giovanni Pitruzzella, avvocato generale della Corte di giustizia europea, aveva preso parte a un incontro sui brevetti dei vaccini con Farmindustria. L’evento era organizzato da Aspen Institute Italia di cui era vicepresidente. La segnalazione di due ong al presidente della Corte ha avuto effetto.
C’è posta per la Corte Ue. Il caso Aspen allarma le ong C’è posta per la Corte Ue. Il caso Aspen allarma le ong. 30/03/2021 - EDITORIALE DOMANI - Giovanni Pitruzzella, membro della Corte di giustizia europea, era all’evento con Farmindustria di cui Domani ha scritto, ed è anche vicepresidente di Aspen Institute Italia. The Good Lobby e Corporate Europe Observatory hanno scritto una lettera per segnalare la questione al presidente della Corte.
Will COVID-19 spark reform of the EU's borderless Schengen Area? Europe facing ‘uphill battle’ with Covid vaccines as Italy blocks AstraZeneca shipment 05/03/2021 - CNBC - Europe’s coronavirus vaccine rollout has been thrust into the spotlight once again after the Italian government blocked a shipment of Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccines to Australia.
The future of Europe will be institutionalised 22/01/2021 - Financial Times - EU’s planned Conference on the Future of Europe delayed over who should run it
L’idée d’un certificat européen de vaccination sur la table des discussions 19/01/2021 - FINANCIAL TIMES - Budget stand-off over rule of law ends in neither victory nor defeat for Hungary and Poland.
lobbying ethique A Bruxelles, l’émergence de lobbyistes « éthiques » 27/08/2020 - 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.
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Lobbying, citizen assemblies and political entrepreneurs: the tools for changemakers to shape policies 03/12/2021 - PIONEERS POST - Changemakers should not shy away from using powerful tools to influence politicians – starting with lobbying, attendees of the Ashoka Changemaker Summit heard this week. And they can start by talking to the new breed of “political entrepreneurs”, often young and focused on social impact, who are looking for solutions.
Media-savvy business professors look beyond the lecture hall 03/12/2021 - Financial Times - From YouTube and TV to podcasts, academics are building on the shift to online teaching
Interpol must change its practices to protect human rights 16/11/2021 - STATEWATCH - Civil society organisations, elected representatives and other prominent public figures are calling on Interpol to take steps to prevent the abuse of international policing databases and alert systems by authoritarian and dictatorial regimes. A resolution sent to the policing organisation a week before its 89th General Assembly calls for the protection of human rights by the full implementation of recommendations made by the Council of Europe and European Parliament. Statewatch is one of the signatories of the resolution.
Lo strano incontro di Matteo Renzi con la commissaria europea Vestager 09/11/2021 - DOMANI - Renzi incontra la vicepresidente della Commissione UE Margrethe Vestager per "discutere le sfide future dell'UE"
Protests against the bill outside the Polish parliament Polish media and opposition fight to save press freedom from state control 20/08/2021 - OPEN DEMOCRACY - Government’s controversial bill ‘would wipe out one of last institutions to hold authorities accountable’ and could lead to US sanctions.
Ursula von der Leyen El poderoso arsenal de Bruselas para frenar los asaltos de Hungría y Polonia al sistema democrático 16/07/2021 - EL PAÍS - Los gobiernos de Budapest y Varsovia se arriesgan a multas millonarias y coercitivas si persisten en incumplir las normas comunitarias.
Quelle stratégie dans la Conférence sur l’avenir de l’Europe ? Perspectives croisées de Manon Aubry et Sandro Gozi 13/07/2021 - LE GRAND CONTINENT - Deux députés européens de deux bords politiques opposés, Sandro Gozi (Renew) et Manon Aubry (LFI) exposent leurs positionnements et leurs stratégies dans un exercice européen d’un nouveau genre. 
Coalition led by B Lab Europe calls for mandatory stakeholder governance across the EU 01/07/2021 - PIONEERS POST - A coalition of 60 companies led by B Lab Europe is calling for an EU-wide change in company law to make stakeholder governance mandatory in the bloc.
I governi indignati con Orbán lo spalleggiano da un decennio 26/06/2021 - EDITORIALE DOMANI - I governi europei usano parole infiammate per la legge anti Lgbt approvata in Ungheria e si accorgono delle derive illiberali di Orbán. Ma cosa facevano prima? Erano impegnati a perdonargli tutto, o quasi. 
Ursula von der Leyen insists citizens will ‘play a leading and active part in building the future of our union’ Lack of citizens at EU’s citizens’ debate raises eyebrows 18/06/2021 - THE. GUARDIAN - Analysis: legitimacy of Future of Europe talks called into question as only a quarter of citizens likely to take part
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