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Written by: Margarita Chrysaki
Posted on: 19 March 2018

ISS Commander Frank De Winne talks building villages on the moon, cooperation with China and more.

Written by: Yuriy Sheyko
Posted on: 5 March 2018

Germany's recent political turmoil has prompted renewal among the country's main parties - except for the SPD, writes Yuriy Sheyko.

Written by: Geoffrey Van Orden
Posted on: 20 February 2018

Geoffrey Van Orden, who knew Tsvangirai, reflects on his legacy and on Zimbabwe's future.

Written by: Mariela Baeva
Posted on: 2 February 2018

Governments must step up to fill the UNRWA funding gap left by the US, and ensure continued access to education for children in war-torn countries, writes Mariela Baeva. 

Written by: Eleni Marianou
Posted on: 20 December 2017

The potentially damaging effects of Brexit on Europe's regions remains absent from negotiations between the EU and UK, says Eleni Marianou.

Written by: Ceyhun Osmanli
Posted on: 24 November 2017

The new the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars (BTK) railway is good news for the EU, says Ceyhun Osmanli.

Written by: Bryn Watkins
Posted on: 10 November 2017

On International Interns Day, the European Parliament is both a champion and a hypocrite, writes Bryn Watkins.

Written by: MEPs Jussi Halla-aho & Nicolas Bay
Posted on: 26 October 2017

Pakistan’s disregard to the Islamic terrorism ripping through its cities is inexcusable, argue MEPs Jussi Halla-aho and Nicolas Bay

Written by: Adrià Salvador Palau and Jon Roozenbeek
Posted on: 2 October 2017

The former President of Catalonia, Artur Mas, discusses what Catalan independence could mean for Spain and the EU and what lies ahead for possible future negotiations.

Written by: Giles Merritt
Posted on: 22 September 2017

Thanks to Brexit, the value of the European project is now coming into full view, says Friends of Europe Chairman

Written by: Alexander Fiuza
Posted on: 22 September 2017

Angela Merkel's CDU party in coalition with the FDP would likely be the best result in assisting the UK's EU exit, argues Alexander Fiuza.

Written by: Karen Taylor
Posted on: 8 September 2017

The violence that erupted in Charlottesville was widely condemned in European political and media circles, but they are more reluctant to recognise or address similar issues closer to home, writes Karen Taylor.

Written by: Martin Banks
Posted on: 5 September 2017

The UK's former Europe minister Denis Macshane explains why he believes Brexit may never happen.

Written by: Andrew Duff
Posted on: 22 August 2017

The Brexit talks cannot progress until a financial settlement is reached, says Andrew Duff.

Written by: Christian Moos
Posted on: 21 August 2017

The EU must be more strategic when thinking about military capabilities, writes Christian Moos.

Written by: Jan Creamer
Posted on: 21 August 2017

There are concerns that regulations on animal experiments could be lost after Brexit, writes Jan Creamer.

Written by: Alexander Fiuza
Posted on: 10 August 2017

Brexit has motivated the architects of a federal Europe not to re-think, but to double-down on their own propaganda, claims Alexander Fiuza.

Written by: Rio Praaning Prawira Adiningrat
Posted on: 3 August 2017

Due to the turmoil in the Middle East and in the Gulf, regard should be given to Oman as the only peaceful and internationally active actor, writes Rio Praaning Prawira Adiningrat. 

Written by: Christina Slade
Posted on: 2 August 2017

Connections into Europe fostered by the European Union have been enormously valuable for the UK, writes Christina Slade.

Written by: Kristina Howells
Posted on: 1 August 2017

The position of expatriate EU citizens living in the UK and that of UK citizens living in other EU member states has singularly failed to be addressed, writes Kristina Howells. 

Written by: Giandonato Caggiano
Posted on: 31 July 2017

Giandonato Caggiano guides us through the legal intricacies of Brexit and the culture and education sectors.

Written by: Andrew Duff
Posted on: 28 July 2017

The UK general election has provided Theresa May with one final shot at Brexit, writes Andrew Duff.

Written by: Shada Islam
Posted on: 27 July 2017

Political changes in three key western democracies have obvious and important repercussions for their own citizens - but they also impact strongly on Europe and the world, writes Shada Islam.

Written by: Eleni Marianou
Posted on: 26 July 2017

Earlier this year, the Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions (CPMR) launched its own reflection on the future of Europe, set within the wider context of the debate at EU level, explains Eleni Marianou.

Written by: Fraser Cameron
Posted on: 24 July 2017

Federica Mogherini is on the right track with the global strategy, but its success depends on the political will of the member states, argues Fraser Cameron.

Written by: Martin Siecker and Richard Adams
Posted on: 20 July 2017

A 'responsible' recycling licence fee should ensure proper dismantling of oil rigs and merchant ships, say Martin Siecker and Richard Adams.

Written by: Bernd Fesel
Posted on: 19 July 2017

Brexit has already started having a negative impact on Europe's creative industries, warns Bernd Fesel.

Written by: Willy Fautré
Posted on: 17 July 2017

North Korean workers in Poland earn less than €120 a month, claims Willy Fautré.

Written by: Spiro Dhapi
Posted on: 12 July 2017

The internet has already started to reshape our world - how will this look in a few years, asks Spiro Dhapi.

Written by: Mike Rann
Posted on: 7 June 2017

The UK's general election will be no coronation for Theresa May, writes Mike Rann.