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Trio-presidency programme: A relay with a German sprint

” Germany, Portugal and Slovenia presented their joint EU presidency programme for the next 18 months on Tuesday (16 June), seeking to focus primarily on social recovery in the wake of the pandemic. Despite expectations, the 31 pages are otherwise filled with little substance. EURACTIV Germany reports. One week before Germany’s Federal Cabinet…

Challenges to local democracy in the Western Balkans – opinion of the Committee of the Regions

Author: Senada Šelo Šabić, Senior Research Associate, Institute for Development and International Relations, Zagreb The European Committee of the Regions will discuss and likely adopt an opinion entitled Challenges to Local Democracy in the Western Balkans at its plenary session scheduled for October this year. The opinion accurately detects the…