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EurActiv’s Founder Christophe Leclercq has written a short story about unintended consequences in European politics. Set nearly two years from now, after a close ‘no’ to remaining in the EU. And several other events… All fictional. Well, not quite… 10 Downing Street. The year is 2018. Friday, March 16, at 5 pm GMT. It is… » read more

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International Women’s Day has a bit of a translation problem. In men-dominated France, it has long been denied any plural. People call it “Journée de LA femme”, referring to the abstract idea of womanhood, whatever that is. “Women are concrete and real, but the woman is vague” as Najat Vallaud Belkacem, the education minister puts… » read more

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So far, the National Front and other far-right parties have been alone in drawing direct links between immigration and terrorism. But times are changing: now even the Commission is joining in. The DG Home website tries to explain the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (Amif), a €3 billion facility supposed to help tackle the refugee… » read more

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