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Democracy and Declarations: The Cost of an MEP

Democracy and Declarations: The Cost of an MEP

"Post tax, that salary emerges as €6,200 and up to €4,299 for expenses"

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European Parliament in Strasbourg (left) and Brussels (right)

Voices for a single seat are getting louder

The Lisbon treaty opened for serious debate on the Strasbourg issue

Casper Ravnsted-Larsen on

The European Union Budget

Where does the EU money come from? Where does it go?

Infographic revealing the European budget

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#Infographic - Seeing the World through British eyes

#Infographic - Seeing the World through British eyes

Does the Media portray the World fairly, democratically and in a balanced way? This map is quite revealing as to the focus of British media producers.

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„Now we have to find the courage to implement the changes in our society, which are necessary to come back to the top of the economic and social development in Europe.“ (Gerhard Schröder, translated from his speech in the Bundestag at the 14th of March 2003)

Could Schröder's "Agenda 2010" save Europe?!

Germany evolved from “the sick man” to the powerhouse of Europe after Chancellor Gerhard Schröder introduced his “Agenda 2010”. Could this also be a guide for Europe?

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The Euro and its Future

The Euro and its Future

If we keep patching things up temporarily, European voters will definitely have enough of having to pay for the mistakes of our governments.

The Eblana European Democratic Movement. Christos Mouzeviris on

The President of Europe.

The President of Europe.

Let's try a little imagination exercise and create the portrait of the perfect leader of a European Federation.

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The Croatian Flag

Welcome, Croatia!

If Croatia lives up to its ambitions, it could carve out for itself a very interesting and important role within the EU.

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The Eurozone crisis has made monetary issues the focal point of political debate about the nature of the European Union, not just within members of the common currency but across the 27 states that constitute the EU

Net Payments and Net Benefits from the EU Budget

This cartogram has been created by Benjamin Hennig, an academic geographer at the University of Sheffield, for the "In Focus" section of Political Insight.

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Bank bonus capping

Bank bonus capping

Will the capping of bankers’ bonuses lead to mass exodus from London? The Brits fought a lonely battle in the Council and lost.

Casper Ravnsted-Larsen on

Contributions and Payments of the EU Budget

Contributions and Payments of the EU Budget

These maps visualize the level of funds being paid into the EU budget, and those being payed back by the EU budget.

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The Population of the European Union

The Population of the European Union

This map displays "a gridded population cartogram of the EU27 member states without any borders drawn onto it."

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 Two Europes in one? Part Two

Two Europes in one? Part Two

The two-part series of articles examine the issue of European integration in light of state practice, with special regard to that of the British.

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Two Europes in one? Part One

Two Europes in one? Part One

The two-part series of articles examine the issue of European integration in light of separate state practice, with special regard to that of the British.

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Turkey in EU?

Turkey in EU?

There is a lot of heated debate whenever we discuss Turkey's entry in the EU. What are the real issues?

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How Safe is Your Region?

How Safe is Your Region?

This graphic shows the number of homicides in average per year, between 2007-2009 (per 100 000 inhabitants)

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Table: Selected Euro sovereign 5 year CDS historic spread (2010-2013, bps)

The Graphic that proves the End of the Financial Crisis

Table: Selected Euro sovereign 5 year CDS historic spread (2010-2013, bps)

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Share of agriculture in the economy, gross value added at basic prices, by NUTS 2 regions, 2009

Share of agriculture in the economy - statistics

Is the agricultural sector still worth spending the almost 50% of the EU's budget that it received in 2006? This map shows the actual value it adds to the economy.

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EU Parliament

Europe's Democratic Dilemma

The lack of democratic influence by the people of Europe is nothing new for the EU. Where is democracy now that we need it most?

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Real GDP growth rate - 2014

Real GDP growth rate - 2014

What can we do to stimulate growth?

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It is expected, within the inner circles of banking and finance, that the two large French banks BNP Paribas and Societe General will begin repaying ECB loans as well.

Insider: "Financial Crisis is Over"

An e-mail from a banker arrived in our inbox, with inside statistics and announcements not been made public yet, pointing out the end of the crisis.

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The economic crisis hit especially the European youth: According to Eurostat, every fourth between the age of 15 and 24 is unemployed.

A more efficient approach for job creation in the European Union

The concept of "flexicurity" could help to dimish unemployment across the EU in the long term.

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The EU has 23 official languages - a pan-European language might help overcome the language barriers.

Would a common EU language help?

A "European language" could help to encourage the free movement across the continent. But at what cost?

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European countries are no longer at war against each other as we all know, or so we are told, though it sometimes seems that only the weapons have changed.

A few thoughts from "Eurosceptic land" Part 3

When both Eurosceptics and Europhiles accuse each other of propaganda, how can you make your mind up?

Sofi Couvot on

Participatory Democracy in the European Union: The European Citizens’ Initiative

Participatory Democracy in the European Union: The European Citizens’ Initiative

Democracy belongs to those who exercise it. ~Bill Moyers

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The EU and Europe that I want

The EU and Europe that I want

...does this mean that I personally support everything that comes from the current effort for European integration? Definitely not.

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If they awarded the Prize after 2004, when Europe united after 5 decades of being cut in half by the Iron Curtain it would be more appropriate. The re-unification of the Continent was a reason to present the EU with the Nobel Prize.

The EU is awarded a Nobel Prize!

Europe will never go back to what it was before, a war torn continent because our economies are so intertwined now, that going to war would be something unthinkable!

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EU Commission website: "The European Commission is keeping in regular touch with the National Agencies to try to minimize the impact of the current shortage."

SOS for the Erasmus program!

To me the Erasmus program is a great opportunity to create more "Newropeans" in our continent, young people with a more broad knowledge and conscience.

Christos Mouzeviris on

Logo from the petition: "Europe: do not gamble with the future of the Erasmus programme"

Save Erasmus!

In response to the unbelievable news that Erasmus may be in danger, the pro-European community and thousands of young Europeans reacted with a number of campaigns.

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There are three Presidents of the European Institutions, but who leads the EU and Europe?

Who are the real "Presidents" of Europe?

There are three Presidents of the European Institutions, but who leads the EU and Europe?

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