Brexit: A senseless vote

Brexit: A senseless vote -  CO.EUR.

 British citizens voted to leave the European Union on June 23, with 51.9 percent of voters choosing to exit. Migration was the cornerstone of the Leave campaign, which objected to the European Union’s insistence on the free movement of  labor, capital, goods and services.

The results of the referendum have ushered in greater political uncertainty, a heightened sense of financial market risk and deep division in British society. 

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EU: Union without power

EU: Union without power -  CO.EUR.

The European Union has been the most extraordinary experiment in the history of political institutions. For the first time  huge numbers of people from  nations stretching from Scandinavia to Portugal  have come together to form a bigger society without anyone using force to make them to do so. For more than 60 years after its beginnings in the late 1940s, the European Union's revolutionary path of state formation without centralized coercive power gradually mastered its members'  local strategic interests. 

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We All Share the Same Dreams

05/08/2016. To tackle discrimination against Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex (LGBTI) people in the EU, the European Commission has put forward a  'List of actions to advance LGBTI equality' and  a communication campaign to improve the social acceptance of LGBTI people

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Campaign “We All Share the Same Dreams”

Immigration: a turning point for Europe

Immigration: a turning point for Europe -  CO.EUR.

Europe has seen a surge in migration, mainly due to the  increased number of people from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan who made the journey thorough Greece and the Balkans. This has led to political problems both within and between countries and has undermined  existing EU immigration agreements that are unlikely to survive in their current form. If the  first approach to the problem was centered on how accommodate the influx of refugees then the focus has shifted to stemming that flow and restricting entry.

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The innovation performance of the EU countries

The innovation performance of the EU countries -  CO.EUR.

14 July 2016. The European Commission released the 2016 results of the European Innovation Scoreboard,  the Regional Innovation Scoreboard and the Innobarometer.

The main findings are that EU innovation is catching up with Japan and the US, Sweden is once again the innovation leader, and Latvia has become the fastest growing innovator. 

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The EU in the world: a statistical portrait

2 September 2016. Population, living conditions, health, education & training, labour market, economy & finance, trade, industry & services, research...

We All Share the Same Dreams

05 August 2016. To tackle discrimination against Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex (LGBTI) people in the EU, the European Commission has put forward...

UK students may lose access to Erasmus after Brexit

25 July 2016. The Erasmus scheme’s UK director, Ruth Sinclair-Jones, said  “we face a sad moment of uncertainty, after 30 years of this enrichment of so many...

Horizon 2020: €8.5 billion in research and innovation in 2017

25 July 2016. The European Commission announced an investment of €8.5 billion to be released during 2017 into research and innovation, following an update to the...

The innovation performance of the EU countries

14 July 2016.  The European Commission released the 2016 results of the European Innovation Scoreboard,  the Regional Innovation Scoreboard and the Innobarometer. The...