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From the Initiative: On the 15th and 16th of February our annual conference “A New Contract: Reconnecting the EU and its Citizens” takes place in London. Make sure to register now for our public events, bringing together MEPs, academics and experts, among others former Vice President of the European Commission Joaquin Almunia, with young Europeans… » read more

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The lack of a well-defined European identity has framed the diversity of European citizens as a challenge to be overcome rather than an opportunity that must be seized. This has exacerbated political divisions, empowering nationalist sentiments, protectionism and ensuing Euroscepticism, supported by the spread of disinformation and over-reliance on national party proxies. It has also… » read more

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This year, the Socialists & Democrats group did not vote in favour of the annual EU budget for the first time in the group’s existence. One of the justifications was the EU’s refusal to increase humanitarian aid spending. They deem, with some truth, that the challenges ahead for the Union are great. But, in terms… » read more

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  Just as the European level influences the local and regional levels, local and regional levels should be able to exert their full influence at European level. For there to be mutual benefit, there must be complete interaction. The voices of cities and regions must be heard. – K.-H. Lambertz On October 10, the President… » read more

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