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Brexit Day

In cooperation with EuroBabble

The 29th March 2019 was engraved in many of our minds for 2 years as the day that the UK finally breaks away from its former EU family. Whether this day was eagerly anticipated or dreaded, it was unanimously deemed as a turning point for the future of Europe.

Alas, the date came and went and we are none the wiser. But far from a day to forget, this was also the date where members of the European Future Forum (EFF) gathered with like-minded European initiatives in the European Parliament. And appropriately enough, discussions revolved around the necessity for European states to break down barriers and join forces for a progressive future.

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A4E Dublin

Even if the news on migration flows are reported almost every day by national media, much confusion is present regarding the EU actions towards this issue. Concepts such as EU immigration policy and the Dublin regulation are often presented as synonymous, but they are not. In fact, the former refers to the broader concept of EU policy towards all types of migrants coming in the European Union. The latter is the EU legislative tool set to analyze the asylum status for people seeking international protection, a right guaranteed in international law by the UN Geneva Convention.

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New technologies are increasingly shaping the behaviour of institutional and political actors, who struggle to find the best ways to stimulate voter turnout. On 18 March 2019 the European Parliament’s Constitutional Affairs committee (AFCO) organised a public hearing with the title “European Parliamentary Elections, European Parties, European Voters”, where experts shared their point of view on this particular issue.
 

A New European Social Contract Rethinking Our Welfare State

In cooperation with EuroBabble

The welfare state is a universal concept in Europe. It is a pillar of society, underlying the idea that in Europe no one should be left too far behind and everyone has the right to a basic quality of life. However, that pillar is fracturing under the weight of new pressures and growing imbalances. Is it time for a new, European welfare state model? What should this look like and how do we really get there? Experts and academics are increasingly facing up to this problem, but it is clear that in spite of the common problems, there is not yet one unequivocal solution for the continent, and there may well never be.

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