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Addressing Europe’s Unfinished Business 2015

Addressing Europe’s Unfinished Business or simply AEUB is a relatively new four year old program organized by the Initiatives of Change Foundation, which aims to engage European citizens from all backgrounds to interact, discuss and, more importantly, address Europe’s current issues and affairs and seeks to find solutions and establish a common narrative.

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Professor Giancarlo Elia Valori

Interview with Prof. Giancarlo Elia Valori

A conversation with Professor Giancarlo Elia Valori, a leading expert on international politics, discussing some of the most important areas of the planet. We talk about China, UK and US relations and the Italian role in the Mediterranean Sea.

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Infographics by Liam Crouse

Infographic: Top 10 Life Boring Things

What bores the most in our lifes


Manuela Carmena

Manuela Carmena, the New Head of Madrid

How a non-traditional candidate has won over the Spanish capital.

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The Turkish Election

Is this the end of the New Turkey?

Turkey held its 24th general election in its history last 7th of June. The new 550 MPs are now part of the 25th Grand National Assembly of Turkey. As expected, the Justice and Development Party (AKP) won the election but for the first time in power they did not achieved majority. A coalition government will now govern Turkey during next years if the parties agree of one. They have 45 days to achieve a consensus before a new elections can be marked.

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Elections in Turkey

Turkish Elections 2015

The news has thus far been packed with election news from many member states of the European Union. To name but a few: there were recently elections in Greece which saw Tsipras and Syriza take power, in the UK the Conservatives surprised many by winning a majority, and the local Spanish elections have also made the headlines due to the rise in new parties such as the Ciudadanos and Podemos, which have shaken the current ruling axis, it shows that the people of Spain are far from content with the status quo.

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Europe, Immigration and (the lack of) Debate

One challenge, two sides and zero solutions

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Is the European Parliament under too much pressure from lobby groups and corporate interests?

Lobbying & Political Intelligence: an Interview with Paolo Zanetto

The co-founder of one of Italy's leading public affairs, lobbying and political intelligence agencies discusses some of the myths around lobbying in Europe and explains why greater transparency in this sector is paramount.

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Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt at an EU summit in Brussels.

Meet the Women Who Lead Europe

8 March is International Women’s Day. To celebrate this special day we have put together a list of some of Europe’s leading women. Let them serve as inspiration and role models for a new generation of women in politics and public service.

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Party Donations in 2012

Campaign Money is Ruining Politics

Funding for political parties has for long been a source of contention in the UK. With little political consensus on this issue, political funding reform is overdue.

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Swedish PM Fredrik Reinfeldt talks to journalists before the European Council

Euroscepticism in Sweden

20 years have past since the Swedish EU referendum and since Sweden became a member of the European Union.

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Khor Virap Monastery

A general outlook on Armenia

A thorough view on the recent events in Armenian society and political life.

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Reichstag - former seat of Parliament, nowadays one of main Berlin's attractions

Germany made its choice

Now it is so far - the results of Parliament elections in Germany are announced. Angela Merkel's party Christian Democratic Union (CDU) triumphal victory with 41,5% guaranteed it the majority …


Is Germany "Too big for Europe, too small for the world"?

Is Germany "Too big for Europe, too small for the world"?

These words by Kissinger capture in a nut-shell the European and international perception of Germany. They are especially important today, with the up-coming elections. How important are the results of …


What makes the Syria situation so complex?

What makes the Syria situation so complex?

Syria is a pivotal player in the Middle Eastern house of cards.