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The Catalan Independence Conundrum

The Catalan government is determined to go through with its plans to hold an independence referendum. With the country on the verge of a constitutional crisis, a negotiated solution becomes crucial

By Sonia Andolz-Rodríguez

Job Vacancy

The regional office of the Heinrich Böll Foundation in Warsaw is looking for a Coordinator in the regional programme of the European agricultural policy from 01.10.2017. The position is part-time (20 hours/week).

Una iniciativa a celebrar

Durante décadas, los movimientos feministas han denunciado que a las mujeres se les mata por el hecho de ser mujer. El llamado de NNUU para la creación de “feminicides watch” abre la puerta a grandes avances

By Ana Carcedo

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German Greens in Coalition Government

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How does good governing work? How does government participation change the decision-making processes and the political objectives of a party? The study by Arne Jungjohann analyzes Green government participation of previous years and arrives at interesting conclusions.

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External Relations

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European Integration

Hostile takeover: How Orbán is subjugating the media in Hungary

Viktor Orbán and his closest allies have taken control of most of the Hungarian media. Journalists at loyal outlets are expected to closely follow instructions from the state apparatus; in exchange, they receive advertising money from government institutions.

By Krisztian Simon, Tibor Rácz
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Democracy

Feminicidios: La necesidad de una movilización más amplia

El feminicidio permanece ausente del debate público francés. La legislación francesa recién comienza a reconocer los asesinatos por razón de género pero estos están lejos de ser una prioridad de las políticas pública

By Angela Muller, Anne-Cécile Mailfert

Political Parties & Participation

Still a Long Breath Needed Towards a Democratic Country

The first parliamentary elections in Armenia after the referendum revealed themselves to be well-administered and respectful of fundamental freedoms. But problems such as vote-buying and interference in the process remain

 

By Rebecca Wagner
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Human Rights & Gender

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Climate & Energy

European Energy Transition

Biodiversity: The Danger of Declining Diversity

Gourmets visiting Sylt, Germany’s idyllic North Sea vacation destination, can choose between fresh Pacific oysters and native blue mussels. But what seems like fine dining is actually a cautionary tale as the foreign oysters threaten to overrun the native mussels.

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Climate & Sustainable Development

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The TTIP Index: What's behind this?

The TTIP Index

In July 2013, the EU and the USA started negotiations to create the biggest global trade agreement, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership. The TTIP is unprecendented in size and scope.

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Dossier

Dossier: Europe's Future after Brexit

For the first time in the EU's history, a member state has voted to leave. In our dossier, we explore the international reactions: How are the EU member states as well as the US, Russia and Asian governments responding to Brexit? What will be the implications for other member states and the future of the EU?

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Regions for Green Economy

The European Commission, the European Council and the European Parliament have all repeatedly called for regional cooperation in the context of the 2030 framework on climate and energy and the Energy Union.

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