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Trump's travel ban is an opportunity for the EU to be a leader in the international realm, writes Madi Sharma.
After Brexit and Trump victories showed younger voters did not vote in the same numbers as older people, Matteo Bergamini argues that better 'political education' is needed to counter voter indifference.
Several of Europe’s centre-left parties have suffered disappointing election results since the financial crisis, but is this slide in support permanent or can they arrest their decline, asks Sheri Berman.
Populists flourish after financial crises - but they get found out in the end, writes Dan Hannan.
Brexit will allow the UK to look globally in terms of trade, while simultaneously being good neighbours with the EU, writes Jayne Adye.
Scientific revolutions may be on the horizon, but most of this shift isn't credible science or a step forward, argues Christopher J. Borgert.
Brexit may well provide an unintentional boost to EU Federalist hopes of running pan-European transnational party lists at the 2019 European elections, writes Andrew Duff.
They may be invisible, but every day our countries face attacks in cyber-space. Nato is adapting to this increasing threat, writes Jens Stoltenberg.
Most people will have never read a single article of the Treaty on European Union (TEU) before they stumbled recently across Article 50.
The Brexit referendum should be seen as an opportunity to reform Europe and place citizens at the heart of decision making, says Henri Malosse.
In a two-horse race the odds overwhelmingly favoured Remain, so why did the betting industry still predict that the vote would be close? Khalid Ali explains.
As India strives to become a global super power, its economic ties with the UK would be seriously weakened in case of Brexit, says Madi Sharma.
World Refugee Day: The large influx of refugees should not be used as an excuse to soften improvements to the EU's asylum laws, writes Denis Haveaux.
In the wake of recommendations by Pakistan's constitutional religious body that a husband can "lightly beat" his wife to ensure her obedience, Madi Sharma argues that the EU must take steps to compel the country's leaders to implement laws that protect women against violence.
New EU ISDS proposal undercuts the very basis of the European Union and is the best example of how the EU has become a vehicle for business rights at the expense of democracy, argue Cecilia Olivet and Pietje Vervest.
5G will form the backbone of the digital society, writes Tony Graziano.
The EU-US privacy shield is a step in the right direction, but is still likely to face considerable opposition from citizens and the ECJ, writes Spiro Dhapi.
With three quarters of Europe's population living in urban areas, the problem of youth unemployment is concentrated in cities, but that may also be where the solution lies, writes Anna Lisa Boni.
Which strawberries have the higher carbon footprint, those grown in the blazing suns of Africa and jetted into Europe, or those grown in bleak midwinter albeit under glass and heated by local energy? The answer might surprise you, writes Ian Duncan.
As India enjoys continued growth and moves to modernise its infrastructure, it's time the EU relaunched trade negotiations with the country, writes Madi Sharma.
As the battle lines form in the UK ahead of June's Brexit referendum, Fact checking NGO Full Fact asked EU expert Eleanor Spaventa to explain what exactly the EU is and does, in 500 words. Here's what she came up with.
The triumph of the right-wing AfD in Germany's regional elections show that the country is no longer immune to the European trend towards nationalism, writes Amandine Crespy.
Former High Representative in Bosnia & Herzegovina Lord Ashdown 'has seen the benefits of this international cooperation first hand' and writes that the EU 'is a massive soft power that helps to build peace after conflict'.
Could social media be the solution to engaging young people in politics, wonders Jasna Maric Krajacic.
The best way to safeguard democracy against extremism is to provide the insights that empower policymakers to make informed decisions, argues Seyed Mostafa Azmayesh.
Have Brussels Eurocrats saved the UK from Brexit, or will Boris Johnson lead Britain out of Europe? Denis MacShane analyses the fallout from David Cameron's Brexit deal.
Europe has been neglecting India as a trading partner, but with China on the decline, now could be an ideal time to renew ties, argues Madi Sharma.
Although the four Brexit elements may be welded together in the febrile imagination of the British Prime Minister, nothing connects them in a technical way, making the demands highly problematic, writes Andrew Duff.
Layers of Eurospeak and smoke and mirrors cannot hide the paucity of change in Tusk's Brexit concessions, writes Denis MacShane.
An EU refusal to grant China market economy status may impose unforeseen political costs on the EU, argue Yan Shaohua, and Song Xin.