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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. 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. 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). 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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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. 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.
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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. 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. 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.