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Welcome back to the weekly brief of the 1989 Generation Initative! This week we will discuss Merkel’s attempts to forge a coalition, the EU’s moves against Poland and other recent developments. On the 15th and 16th of February we will launch our next policy cycle “A New Contract: Reconnecting the EU and its Citizens” at… » read more

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With the recent development of the Banking Union and Outright Monetary Transactions (OMTs), it appears as if Eurozone reforms are on the rise. The adoption of OMTs into law came after an European Court Justice (ECJ) rebuke to German disapproval, arguably the first time in Eurozone history that German preferences were considerably overrode. In a… » read more

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The EU and Japan are set to agree a landmark trade deal that will see barriers lowered on almost all tradable goods between them. With the backdrop of Trump protectionism, this deal would serve as an affirmation of the inherent benefits of free trade-if it gets signed. Though all indications suggest a thumbs up for… » read more

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This article is part of a series of papers based on the preliminary results of the 1989 Generation Initiative’s policy cycle “Tackling Populism: Hope over Fear”. The following article is based on the results of the Roundtable “Labour Mobility” at its launching conference. Written by Martin Garrigue, Content Officer. Workers (of Europe) Unite! With labour… » read more

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This article is part of a series of papers based on the preliminary results of the 1989 Generation Initiative’s policy cycle “Tackling Populism: Hope over Fear”. The following article is based on the results of the Roundtable “Digital Single Market” at its launching conference. Written by Martin Garrigue, External Content Officer. Europe 2.0: Making the… » read more

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  There have been several populist and technical arguments in favour of exiting the euro, put forward over the past few years as the Eurocrisis has dragged on. But what are the real, political and economic costs involved? What’s the price of leaving the eurozone? by François Bares The French Front National (FN) and its… » read more

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Written by Anouk Canet Luxleaks and the Panama Papers have made awareness about tax evasion issues mainstream. But as painful for the global economy as it may sound, tax evasion still overshadows the broader issue of tax competition – the relative lowering of tax base and tax rate to attract investments – and the subsequent… » read more

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For almost two years the British media has been dominated by three topics: terrorism, refugees/immigration (often thrown into the same pot) and the EU referendum, or Brexit, as it has been coined. PM Cameron has successfully negotiated a deal with the EU on the special status of the UK within the EU, reinforcing the argumentative… » read more

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There was something ever so slightly annoying about the way David Cameron presented his EU reform settlement following the Council summit on Friday. “I don’t love Brussels; I love Britain”, quipped the Prime Minister. Not the best start to a campaign aimed at saving Britain’s troubled marriage with the EU. He will need to rediscover… » read more

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