EU action against  rare diseases
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Though individual rare diseases (RDs) affect less than five in every 10,000 people, the aggregate number of individuals suffering from a rare disease is estimated to be nearly 400 million worldwide. The lack of efficient …

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DIGITIZING DEMOCRACY: How technology can help reinvigorate the bond between people and politics
28 Sep 2015 – 09:48
DIGITIZING DEMOCRACY: How technology can help reinvigorate the bond between people and politics

Following the lead of Estonia and Switzerland, will Britons get to vote online in 2020 General Election? While that might be one of the major outcomes of the The UK Parliamentary Commission on Digital Democracy, …

EU-Sri Lanka: MEP praises genuine and well-administered elections in Colombo
28 Sep 2015 – 09:05
EU-Sri Lanka: MEP praises genuine and well-administered elections in Colombo

Chief Observer of the Electoral Observatory Mission in Sri Lanka and member of European Parliament, Christian Preda has praised the election process in Sri Lanka, but was critical of the country’s ‘restrictive’ campaiging
For decades, politically …

The Insider’s view of Swiss e-voting
28 Sep 2015 – 09:05
The Insider’s view of Swiss e-voting

Voting via the internet is a key element in Switzerland’s e-government strategy. The authorities have decided to proceed with this project with caution. Corina Casanova, Federal Chancellor of Switzerland says the introduction of e-voting is …

Latin America offers Europe lessons in regional integration
24 Apr 2015 – 09:30
Latin America offers Europe lessons in regional integration

Europe is currently living a process of change. In Europe’s periphery, a growing number of people are challenging the aggressive neoliberal policies imposed on the working class by Europe’s institutions, which are perceived as undemocratic …

L’enfant terrible: TTIP and the birth of weak regulation
22 Apr 2015 – 17:03
L’enfant terrible: TTIP and the birth of weak regulation

 Lora Verheecke from Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO) argues that the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) will undermine the regulatory power of parliaments on both sides of the Atlantic. 
The EU-US negotiations on the Transatlantic Trade and …

Brexit looms large in the UK General Election
22 Apr 2015 – 11:46
Brexit looms large in the UK General Election

With two weeks until UK voters head to the polls in the General Election, Susi Dennison from the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) assesses the importance of anti-EU sentiment in the UK. 

What does the …

Scotland must not be dragged out of the EU against its will
21 Apr 2015 – 10:28
Scotland must not be dragged out of the EU against its will

As calls for a referendum on EU membership grow louder in the run-up to the UK General Election, Humza Yousaf MSP from the Scottish Nationalist Party (SNP) argues the case for Scotland’s place in the …

British politics is breaking open – the system is ripe for reform
15 Apr 2015 – 09:40
British politics is breaking open – the system is ripe for reform

Katie Ghose of the Electoral Reform Society argues the case for proportional representation in UK General Elections. 

At the time of writing, no one knows what the outcome of the UK General Election will be. But we …

INTERVIEW: Amelia Womack, Deputy Leader of the Green Party
09 Apr 2015 – 10:56
INTERVIEW: Amelia Womack, Deputy Leader of the Green Party

As the UK’s General Election 2015 race gets under way, Olivia Arigho Stiles speaks to Amelia Womack, the Deputy Leader of the Green Party about the party’s election priorities, mobilising young people and the sea change in European …

INTERVIEW: Professor Jan Zielonka — ‘Europe once had sex appeal’
26 Mar 2015 – 16:23
INTERVIEW: Professor Jan Zielonka — ‘Europe once had sex appeal’

Jan Zielonka is Professor of European Politics at the University of Oxford and Ralf Dahrendorf Fellow at St Antony’s College.  He is the author of Is the EU Doomed? (Polity Press, 2014) and Europe as Empire: The …