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09.02.2017

ACRE to hold annual Liberty Summit in Europe in Albania, commemorating the fall of Communism

The dark legacy of the communist system, and the developments of post-communism, will be the focus of ACRE's The Liberty Summit in Europe....

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07.02.2017

The Conservative Launch: a Tremendous Success

The launch of The Conservative, a quarterly journal of and online platform for Centre-Right thought, was a phenomenal success....

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02.02.2017

Passionate discussions among Conservatives on the environment

ACRE’s Blue-Green Summit sparked lively debate yesterday, reigniting the discussion within the conservative family on the environment...

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01.02.2017

Jan Zahradil: if Tusk regards the US as a threat, he should consider leaving office

ACRE President Jan Zahradil said that the European Council President Donald Tusk should consider leaving office if he regards the US as a threat...

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24.01.2017

Why is it Important to Remember?

Eli Hazan (Likud Party) on the significance of International Holocaust Remembrance Day for the entire free world...

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23.01.2017

Jesse Norman: a politician should be a philosopher in action

At the Edmund Burke Award Ceremony in London, eulogist Jesse Norman MP described a politician as a philosopher in action...

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21.01.2017

One of the most murderous leaders in the world: 93 years ago Lenin died

On the 21st January 1924 Lenin died, having killed an estimated 3 million of his people...

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18.01.2017

Valuing nature through markets

Putting a price on natural capital is the most pragmatic way to avoid environmental debts...

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16.01.2017

European Parliament President Election – the usual farce

In stark contrast to the outdated, aimless candidates of EPP and ALDE, Helga Stevens (ECR) is the pinnacle of political cutting-edge...

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15.01.2017

ACRE Statement on Turkey

We deplore the violent coup attempt of 2016. We also appreciate the enormous burden placed on Turkey by the Syrian war and refugee crisis – a bu...

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13.01.2017

The Independence Party forming the new Icelandic government

The Icelandic Independence Party (Sjálfstæðisflokkurinn) has formed a new Centre-Right government under new Prime Minister Bjarni Benediktsson. ...

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11.01.2017

Albania: at EU’s door 71 years after founding of brutal Hoxhaist regime

Today marks the 71st anniversary of the foundation of the People’s Socialist Republic of Albania and the beginning of what would be horrible pur...

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06.01.2017

Why our Environment needs Capitalism

Capitalism is the only force powerful enough to save our environment. Join our Blue-Green Summit to discover how Conservatives make the best...

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05.01.2017

Commemorating the birth of the Albanian Free Press

Today Albania marked the 26th anniversary of the publication of its first free newspaper, Rilindja Demokratike...

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04.01.2017

The problem of corruption in the EU

Two thirds of the voting population in the EU believe both their political parties and their national parliaments to be ‘corrupt’...

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17.12.2016

Beata Szydło: nothing is more valuable than the common good

"Not political interests, but the interests of the nation and the homeland should prevail. This is what drives the Polish government and we want...

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15.12.2016

Prof Oliver Hart: the EU must decentralize

The British-born economics professor from Harvard University Oliver Hart argued that the European Union must start a process of decentralisation...

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13.12.2016

Prof Ryszard Legutko & Tomasz Poręba: Comments on Frans Timmermans’ Article on Poland

In his article published on 7 December Frans Timmermans repeats false arguments raised in connection with the Polish dispute regarding the Cons...

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09.12.2016

The great paradox of our age

Daniel Hannan MEP describes the great paradox of our age; found in a misconception of the effects of free trade...

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05.12.2016

Daniele Capezzone: Matteo Renzi blew his chance to kickstart Italy

Instead of reforming Italy's economy, Renzi decided to waste three years on the institutional architecture...

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30.11.2016

Andras Baneth: Requiem for a European dream

EU expert Andras Baneth analyses why the EU has lost its narrative and how it could learn from Steve Jobs...

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29.11.2016

Polsko-brytyjskie konsultacje międzyrządowe

At yesterday's UK-Poland summit at 10 Downing Street, Beata Szydło and Theresa May discussed Polish-British relations, trade and Brexit includin...

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29.11.2016

Historic UK-Poland summit on Brexit, trade and bilateral relations

Yesterday, British Prime Minister Theresa May met with Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydło to deepen the bilateral co-operation between Great Bri...

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25.11.2016

Russia - Sanctions and Dialogue Conference

High-level politicians and ambassadors discussed Europe's relationship with Russia at ACRE's Sanctions and Dialogue Conference in Helsinki...

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24.11.2016

Polsko-izraelskie konsultacje międzyrządowe

Intergovernmental consultations between Poland and Israel in Jerusalem...

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21.11.2016

Daniel Hannan στον ΑΘΗΝΑ 984: Με «περισσότερη Ευρώπη» δε λύνονται όλα τα προβλήματα της ΕΕ

ACRE Secretary-General Daniel Hannan discussing Brexit with the Greek magazine Athina 984...

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18.11.2016

Dobry Rok rządów Premier Beaty Szydło

The Cabinet of Beata Szydło celebrating its first anniversary...

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17.11.2016

Jan Zahradil: Brexit should serve as wake-up call

ACRE President comparing the Brexit referendum with a wake-up call to the EU...

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15.11.2016

Koca Pavlovic: Montenegro’s three-act play

ACRE member Koca Pavlovic MP describes the alleged coup d’état in Montenegro as a three-act play by prime minister Milo Djukanovic (Democratic P...

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14.11.2016

The root of conservatism

ACRE Secretary-General Daniel Hannan described conservatism as rooted in love...

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11.11.2016

Społeczne obchody w przededniu Narodowego Święta Niepodległości

PiS party leader Jarosław Kaczyński commemorated the anniversary of the restoration of Poland’s sovereignty as the Second Polish Republic....

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10.11.2016

Daniel Hannan: Το Brexit θα συμβεί το 2019

Exclusive interview of the Greek newspaper Liberal with Daniel Hannan...

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09.11.2016

Project Maja to help struggling Greek citizens

ACRE providing much needed support to homeless and excluded citizens in Athens....

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08.11.2016

Sanctions and Dialogue: seminar on EU-Russia relations

In an ACRE seminar, the Finns Party will analyse the Russian-European relations in the Parliament of Finland on 23 November 2016....

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07.11.2016

ACRE President at Ulster Unionist Party Conference

ACRE President Jan Zahradil MEP visited the Ulster Unionist Party conference in Belfast....

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04.11.2016

John Howard in defence of conservatism and classical liberalism

In his speech at the Edmund Burke Award 2016 ceremony, John Howard defended the right kind of conservatism....

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03.11.2016

Asanga Welikala: Burkean thought in contemporary constitution making

Edmund Burke's conservative approach has the capacity to consider change, its scope and its substance, dispassionately and deliberatively....

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31.10.2016

John Howard to receive Edmund Burke Award

Tomorrow, the Edmund Burke Award will go to the Honourable John Howard, in recognition of a lifetime’s achievement....

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30.10.2016

Iceland: Independence Party to form next government after great election success

ACRE member Independence Party will form Iceland's next government, after it emerged as the top party in Saturday's general election....

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27.10.2016

Social responsibility and action

ACRE operates a dedicated social action programme. Our humanitarian arm, Project Maja, allows parliamentarians to engage in practical hands-on w...

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26.10.2016

Conservatives discussing constitutional reforms in London

The UK Conservative Party is holding an ACRE autumn workshop on constitutional reforms within and without the EU in London....

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21.10.2016

Daniel Hannan on the danger of virtue-signalling politicians

Written declarations are only signs of good will, without any legislative impact...

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20.10.2016

Montenegro: Brussels and Washington turn a blind eye to voter fraud, violence, and faked coup d’etat

ACRE member Koca Pavlovic MP analysing the parliamentary elections in Montenegro...

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19.10.2016

European Youth for Liberty

The European Young Conservatives have published their video on the Freedom Summit 2016 in Porto....

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14.10.2016

Ian Duncan: Open Letter to European Migrants in Scotland

European migrants play a vital role in Scottish life....

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12.10.2016

The EU’s Strasbourg Plan and the consequences for Europe

The recent annual speech of President Juncker on the “State of the European Union” contained a strong dose of spending pledges and protectionism...

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11.10.2016

Jaroslaw Kaczynski: the EU must reform or it will collapse

The Polish ACRE member Jaroslaw Kaczynski (PiS) emphasized in an interview with the German newspaper Die Welt that the EU has to be reformed....

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11.10.2016

EAPL-CFA gaining seats in Lithuanian parliamentary election

EAPL-CFA winning seven seats in the Seimas election 2016....

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10.10.2016

Great pro-Western election success in Georgia

The governing Georgian Dream coalition is leading in Georgia's parliamentary election 2016....

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07.10.2016

Liberty Summit Tirana 2017

Between the 6th and 9th of April 2017 the ACRE will organise its next international high-level conference, which will be held in Tirana, Albania...

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06.10.2016

AECR to change its name to ACRE

The Alliance of European Conservatives and Reformists (AECR) has now officially changed its name to The Alliance of Conservatives and Reformists...

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05.10.2016

Gunnar Beck: Germany and the EU cannot afford to drive hard bargain over Brexit

At the latest European Council special summit meeting in Bratislava many EU leaders and the presidents of the EU Commission, Council and Parliam...

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01.10.2016

EYC Freedom Summit 2016 in Porto

The European Young Conservatives (EYC) Freedom Summit is being held in Porto, Portugal at the moment. ...

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29.09.2016

AECR’s Prague Conference 2016

Distinguished centre-right politicians met from 16 to 18 September 2016 in Prague, Czech Republic to analyse the migration crisis and its effec...

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24.09.2016

Marian L. Tupy: Slovakia’s Prime Minister Fico is a brash Putin apologist

Along with my Cato Institute colleague, the economist Daniel Mitchell, I spent the last weekend in Prague, at the annual meeting of the Alliance...

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23.09.2016

Opening speeches from AECR Prague Conference 2016 online now

Watch the uncut opening remarks at AECR’s Prague Conference 2016....

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21.09.2016

EU reform, international cooperation, and social action

At AECR's Prague Conference 2016, the Alliance adopted a statement on the continuation of genuine EU reform and international conservative coope...

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20.09.2016

Hernando de Soto’s keynote speech at Prague Conference 2016

The Peruvian economist Hernando de Soto was one of the keynote speakers of AECR's Prague Conference 2016....

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19.09.2016

Tony Abbott’s Address to the AECR

The Hon Tony Abbott MP, the former Prime Minister of Australia, was the guest of honour at AECR’s Gala Dinner at Lobkowicz Palace, Prague....

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17.09.2016

The AECR Prague Conference 2016 is live!

Watch our conference live at http://aecr.eu/livestream/...

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13.09.2016

New AECR publication provides cutting-edge analysis on European and global affairs

At AECR’s Prague Conference that starts this Friday, September 16th the Alliance will be launching its new publication, The Conservative....

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12.09.2016

Theresa May wishes Muslims a blessed Eid al-Adha

In a video message, British Prime Minister Theresa May expressed her Eid Mubarak wishes and paid tribute to Eid al-Adha’s ability to bring peopl...

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12.09.2016

Germany continues discussing migration

According to Welt, a leading German newspaper, refugees in Europe temporarily return to the very same country from which they have fled before. ...

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09.09.2016

Taking the EU in a new direction

The European Conservatives and Reformists (ECR) group was created in 2009 to campaign for urgent reform of the European Union. Watch this promot...

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07.09.2016

Daniel Hannan: our vision for the EU

Daniel Hannan MEP is the Secretary-General of the AECR. In this speech regarding the EU’s first federal elections (2014), he describes the Allia...

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05.09.2016

Hans-Olaf Henkel: Merkel suffers from “Helfersyndrom”

In an interview with the German news website Spiegel Online, AECR member Hans-Olaf Henkel MEP (ALFA) described German Chancellor Angela Merkel's...

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03.09.2016

Discussing migration with Tony Abbott

The AECR is looking forward to discussing the European migrant crisis with the former Prime Minister of Australia, the Rt Hon Tony Abbott MP....

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01.09.2016

Fact-finding mission in Turkey

From 28 to 30 August 2016 the AECR has met with AK Parti politicians in Ankara, Turkey....

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19.08.2016

RNH discussing the future of capitalism

The Icelandic Research Centre for Innovation and Economic Growth (RNH) organised 17 capitalism events as part of the AECR project "Europe, Icela...

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18.08.2016

Máté Hajba: Is this the right way to reform the EU? Orbán’s dream of Putinesque Hungary

Brexit has shaken Europe. While the European Union is still recovering from this blow, yet another referendum threatens its integrity....

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16.08.2016

Supported by Moscow: Communism in Iceland

The Icelandic Research Centre for Innovation and Economic Growth RNH has highlighted Russia’s influence on Iceland during Soviet times....

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02.08.2016

Danile Dalton MEP: EU Commission’s copyright proposals not fit for digital age

Copyright reform has been at the heart of the European Commission’s efforts under the digital single market reform programme since that vision w...

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28.07.2016

Fighting together for our values: an Israeli perspective on Europe’s terror summer

We feel great sorrow when we witness terrorist attacks in Jerusalem and around the world, especially in Europe....

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27.07.2016

AECR Conference and Summit

Prague, Czech Republic...

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26.07.2016

Bernd Kölmel: the terror has reached Germany

A Syrian migrant blew himself up outside a Bavarian festival. This is the latest incident of four terrible attacks in the last week...

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25.07.2016

I’m glad the Turkish coup was defeated – but the country’s future now hangs in the balance

The Internet has revolutionised everything – including revolutions. We all know what a coup d’état is meant to look like: tanks in the streets...

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22.07.2016

Higher Court confirmed sentence of Nikola Bajčetić

Yesterday, the Higher Court of Montenegro has confirmed the sentence of the President of the Movement for Changes (PzP) Youth Network, Nikola...

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20.07.2016

Kohl Martínez: Liberty and Austrian Economics in the Principality of Liechtenstein

In an era of rising superstates and increasing centralisation, or to word it otherwise; a time of intensifying conflict between the always...

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16.07.2016

AECR condemns military coup in Turkey

AECR condemns tonight’s attempted military coup in Turkey by an unidentified fraction of the army against the government of Binalli Yldirim...

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15.07.2016

AECR President condemns sickening Bastille Day attack in France

Jan Zahradil MEP, President of the AECR, strongly condemned last night’s horrific terrorist attack in Nice...

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13.07.2016

Congratulations, PzP!

The AECR congratulates its Montenegrin member Movement for Changes (PzP) on its 10-year party anniversary...

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13.07.2016

Entrepreneurs are sowing seeds of hope in Burundi

Farmers in southern Burundi are some of the poorest people in the world. High population density, small land holdings, unpredictable climate...

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11.07.2016

AECR to continue to work closely with MENA partners

In March this year, the AECR held the Conservative and Reformists Initiative (CRI) Summit in Antalya, Turkey...

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10.07.2016

AECR congratulating Australian Liberal Party

AECR congratulates its regional partner in Australia, the Liberal Party, on its great electoral success....

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06.07.2016

AECR wishing Eid Mubarak

The AECR wishes all its Muslim members and friends around the world a blessed and enjoyable Eid Al Fitr holiday. May Allah bring you joy...

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04.07.2016

Ronald Reagan: “What July Fourth Means to Me”

For one who was born and grew up in the small towns of the Midwest, there is a special kind of nostalgia about the Fourth of July....

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01.07.2016

Dear Herr Schulz: less instead of more EU

Your response to Europe’s challenges is always the same: the EU needs “more Europe,” you say...

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29.06.2016

AECR mourns with Istanbul

The AECR mourns with the victims and their families of yesterday’s gun and suicide bomb attack in Istanbul...

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24.06.2016

Syed Kamall: “we need an amicable agreement with the EU”

I have always said during this referendum campaign, that whatever our personal views might have been...

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21.06.2016

German Constitutional Court rejects legal challenges against ECB

Germany’s highest court ruled this morning that a legal challenge against the European Central Bank’s (ECB) key tool to fight the euro zone’s...

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17.06.2016

Paul Goodman: An MP is murdered. Shocking, yes – but not at all surprising. The portents were there.

When I served as MP for Wycombe, the Association’s office contained a bookcase (and for all I know still does)...

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13.06.2016

Defending freedom against hateful violence

It has been the deadliest mass shooting in American history. At least 50 people were killed and more than 50 others were wounded in Orlando...

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07.06.2016

Pencil it in: top-class event on European security, Brussels, 15 June 2016

The Brussels-based think-tank led by Tomasz Poreba MEP, New Direction – The Foundation for European Reform, will present its latest report on...

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06.06.2016

Eli Hazan: Unified Jerusalem — a situation report

In the 45 years since Jerusalem’s reunification, it seems that the consensus about keeping it unified has been eroded, even though a majority...

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26.05.2016

Professor Warde on the moral and legal implications of Islamic commerce

In a panel discussion at the Conservatives & Reformists Summit in Antalya 2016, Ibrahim Warde, a world-renowned scholar in the field of...

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25.05.2016

Netflix and Amazon could face EU content quotas

This week, the European Commission may decide to require video streaming services like Netflix or Amazon Prime to feature 20 percent European...

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24.05.2016

PzP: School of Modern Conservatism II

Over the last days, 23 party officials of PzP (Movement for Changes) discussed Montenegro’s NATO integration in Ulcinj, Montenegro...

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17.05.2016

Daniel Hannan: letting the grass grow

On what principle is it, that when we see nothing but improvement behind us, we are to expect nothing but deterioration before...

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13.05.2016

Happy Independence Day, Israel!

The State of Israel is celebrating 68 years of independence. The events of this year began yesterday evening with a traditional torch-lighting...

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