• Ilhan Kyuchyuk: We cannot keep the Western Balkans in the EU backyard

    Ilhan Kyuchyuk: We cannot keep the Western Balkans in the EU backyard

    How much longer is the EU going to present an encouraging view of the situation and at the same time remain passive regarding the region? Continuing this policy of positive messages without corresponding action will only contribute to a further deterioration of sentiments towards the EU and will discourage people who are truly pro-European, says Ilhan Kyuchyuk, ALDE Party Vice-President, MEP from Renew Europe Group, in an interview to Europost.

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  • EU-China: WTO needs reforms

    EU-China: WTO needs reforms

    The 9th annual Europe-China Forum, held at TownHall Europe in Brussels, put the accent of the debate on 'Convergence, divergence and the vital space between'. This joint initiative of Friends of Europe, a leading think tank based in the Belgian capital, and the Mission of China to the EU, brought together policymakers, people from business and leading scholars from both sides to discuss key issues of mutual interest. 

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  • Pathways show how cities can be better place to live and work

    Pathways show how cities can be better place to live and work

    A comprehensive green campaign in Lousada, Northern Portugal, received on 21 November at the European Committee of the Regions in Brussels the Transformative Action Award. It goes to a city, region or civil society organisation which implements the 15 pathways outlined in the Basque Declaration and contributes to important transformation of their community.

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  • Artificial intelligence must generate benefits for all

    Artificial intelligence must generate benefits for all

    Artificial intelligence (AI) and the digital transformation must be inclusive and generate benefits for all Europeans, including vulnerable groups. At the high-level conference on AI, robotics and digital services for the wellbeing of citizens, organised by the EESC in Helsinki on 21 November, the Committee members reaffirmed that people must remain at the core of new technological developments.

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  • Crossroads of civilisations

    Crossroads of civilisations

    Less than 100 kilometres northwest of Sofia, perched on a steep rocky hill overhanging the left bank of the River Iskar in the outskirts of the city of Mezdra, lies a remarkable archaeological complex called simply Kaleto (which translates as “The Fortress”). The hill has the natural protection of its surroundings and is located at the intersection of major thoroughfares used from ancient times to this day.

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  • Troy between myth and reality

    Troy between myth and reality

    Battles, heroes, love triangles, kings and princes. And a horse. This is the story of Troy, retold hundreds of times during the last three millennia from Homer through Shakespeare to nowadays. And the British Museum also entered the game with a major exhibition, which was opened on Thursday under the name Troy: Myth and Reality, and will run until 8 March 2020.

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  • AI automatically evolves to circumvent censorship

    AI automatically evolves to circumvent censorship

    Internet censorship by authoritarian governments prohibits free and open access to information for millions of people around the world. Attempts to evade such censorship have turned into a continually escalating race to keep up with ever-changing, increasingly sophisticated internet censorship.

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  • New EPP leader Tusk pledges to fight populism

    New EPP leader Tusk pledges to fight populism

    The outgoing European Council President Donald Tusk, who was elected on Wednesday president of the European People’s Party, said that the center-right group “will not sacrifice values like civic liberties, the rule of law and the decency of public life on the altar of security and order.” Tusk (62), the only candidate for the position, becomes the first EPP president from central and eastern Europe. He succeeds Joseph Daul after 2 mandates as EPP president.

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