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Brexit bill: MPs reject amendment to protect EU citizens in UK

Brexit bill: MPs reject amendment to protect EU citizens in UK | European Affairs | Scoop.it
Measure to force government to give all EU citizens living in Britain permanent residency defeated 332-290
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In Search of Post-Brexit England, and Swans

In Search of Post-Brexit England, and Swans | European Affairs | Scoop.it
A trip up the Thames to see a centuries-old custom and, perhaps, find out what it means to call a country home.
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Dutch woman with two British children told to leave UK after 24 years

Dutch woman with two British children told to leave UK after 24 years | European Affairs | Scoop.it
Monique Hawkins decided to apply for citizenship fearing her rights would be diminished after Britain leaves the EU
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10 everyday things on the web the EU Commission wants to make illegal: Oettinger’s legacy

10 everyday things on the web the EU Commission wants to make illegal: Oettinger’s legacy | European Affairs | Scoop.it
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EU takes step toward ending TV 'geo-blocking'

EU takes step toward ending TV 'geo-blocking' | European Affairs | Scoop.it
The EU has opened a public review of its two decades old Satellite and Cable Directive, a process which could ultimately lead to media companies being prevented from blocking access to pay-TV services and movies in specific countries.
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It's about time. To create a single digital and creative market within the EU, geo-blocking should disappear as soon as possible.

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ReindeR Rustema's comment, August 26, 2015 3:57 AM
Next step: subtitling in several languages common in the EU.
Stefan de Vries's comment, August 26, 2015 4:36 AM
You mean just like #Arte is going to do, starting this November?
http://www.la-croix.com/Culture/Medias/Les-programmes-d-Arte-bientot-en-anglais-et-espagnol-2015-08-25-1347810
ReindeR Rustema's comment, August 26, 2015 10:13 AM
cool!
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Europe Needs to Let the Migrants In

Europe Needs to Let the Migrants In | European Affairs | Scoop.it
Why an influx of new blood would be a shot in the arm for the aging continent.
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With 28 versions of Europe, it’s no wonder we barely recognise each other | Timothy Garton Ash

With 28 versions of Europe, it’s no wonder we barely recognise each other | Timothy Garton Ash | European Affairs | Scoop.it
The eurozone is close to Grexit because of deep structural flaws and incompatible national views. On Sunday its leaders will need all their courage to overcome these obstacles
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Global_Counsel_Impact_of_Brexit_June_2015.pdf

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The Netherlands would suffer from a #Brexit http://www.global-counsel.co.uk/system/files/publications/Global_Counsel_Impact_of_Brexit_June_2015.pdf (PDF)

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Ireland is preparing contingency plans for Britain leaving the European Union - The Independent

Ireland is preparing contingency plans for Britain leaving the European Union - The Independent | European Affairs | Scoop.it
The Irish government is preparing contingency plans in the event that Britain leaves the European Union, Ireland’s foreign minister has said.
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Slovakia: Successful European Union states have 'moral duty' towards migrants - International Business Times UK

Slovakia: Successful European Union states have 'moral duty' towards migrants - International Business Times UK | European Affairs | Scoop.it
Slovakia's president Andrej Kiska appeals to Slovak parliament to help migrants fleeing from war and poverty.
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The Switzerland Fantasy

The Switzerland Fantasy | European Affairs | Scoop.it
Politicians in the EU who claim their countries should leave the union and become like Switzerland are misguided. Quitting the EU will not restore lost sovereignty.
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How did Estonia become a leader in technology?

How did Estonia become a leader in technology? | European Affairs | Scoop.it
WHEN Estonia regained its independence in 1991, after the collapse of the Soviet Union, less than half its population had a telephone line and its...
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Britons living in the EU face Brexit backlash, leaked paper warns

Britons living in the EU face Brexit backlash, leaked paper warns | European Affairs | Scoop.it
Corbyn attacks No 10’s ‘Hunger Games approach’ after document shows UK treatment of EU nationals may colour EU27’s stance on reciprocal rights
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The Brexiteers turn on the plebs | Coffee House

The Brexiteers turn on the plebs | Coffee House | European Affairs | Scoop.it
The trouble with plebiscites is that they leave the plebs stranded. A complicated issue is reduced to one question: should…
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European Union Chief: We Must Keep Europe's Borders Open

European Union Chief: We Must Keep Europe's Borders Open | European Affairs | Scoop.it
According to Jean-Claude Juncker, the EU Commission President, the best way to fight terror is to continue to allow immigrants into Europe. Not long after the latest terrorist attack that rocked  Berlin, Juncker gave an interview with  Funke Mediengruppem, Germany’s largest newspaper, on Saturday. The EU boss warned that “rhetoric of exclusion” only strengthens terrorists. Instead, Juncker called for more EU involvement in nations’ internal security, and stated that Europe’s current policy of immigration “openness” must remain. Juncker said, “Terror only takes us if we allow it. The basic values for which the European Union stands remain unchanged,” and insisted the continent
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The European Union has agreed on two important questions regarding Brexit

The European Union has agreed on two important questions regarding Brexit | European Affairs | Scoop.it
But many in Brussels still hope that Article 50 will be delayed indefinitely
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Europe Can Cope With the Influx of Migrants

Europe Can Cope With the Influx of Migrants | European Affairs | Scoop.it
They need help for now, but over the longer term they offer the Continent valuable human capital, writes Eugenio Ambrosi in The Wall Street Journal.
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Alexis Tsipras, bon politique grec, mauvais négociateur européen

Alexis Tsipras, bon politique grec, mauvais négociateur européen | European Affairs | Scoop.it
Alexis Tsipras, le premier ministre grec, a décidé, jeudi dernier, de démissionner pour provoquer des élections législatives anticipées qui auront lieu le 20 septembre prochain. Voici son bilan européen.
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Brussels Making a Strong Bid for Art

Brussels Making a Strong Bid for Art | European Affairs | Scoop.it
“There’s a huge drive to make Brussels the new Berlin
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Now more and more people are hating Germany, “There’s a huge drive to make Brussels the new Berlin". 

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Britain and Europe: The Endgame. An Irish Perspective review: What would happen to Ireland after a Brexit?

Britain and Europe: The Endgame. An Irish Perspective review: What would happen to Ireland after a Brexit? | European Affairs | Scoop.it
This look at the impact of a British exit from the EU is an unlikely page-turner, says Brian Hayes
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Map: Where Europe is growing and where it is shrinking

Map: Where Europe is growing and where it is shrinking | European Affairs | Scoop.it
Despite a disconcerting population decline, some of the continent's growth patterns are surprising.
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Europe: Growing in the west, shrinking in the east...

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Waterloo Shows Why the Brits Need Europe - Bloomberg View

Waterloo Shows Why the Brits Need Europe - Bloomberg View | European Affairs | Scoop.it
The Duke of Wellington would have understood.
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The most exclusive dining club in Brussels - Politico

The most exclusive dining club in Brussels - Politico | European Affairs | Scoop.it
Inside the G5 where ‘the best jokes are told’ and major EU policies are pre-cooked.
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