The Pan-European Pen

Looking for European Chutzpah

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Israel European Union

  “The only natural resource we discovered is the human potential. Israel is an example where the people enriched the land more than the land enriched the people.”                – President Shimon Peres, from his EU parliament speech   In their book “Start-up Nation: The story of Israel’s economic miracle”, authors Dan Senor and Saul Singer describe  why and how […]

Debates and lectures

Impressions: Débat de JEF LLN (26 novembre 2013)

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Nous avons organisé un débat à Louvain-La-Neuve dans la soirée du 26 novembre. Il s’agissait de réunir des étudiants de tous bords autour du thème de l’Europe. Les quatre mouvances politiques représentées sur Louvain-La-Neuve étaient invitées, ainsi que tous les étudiants intéressés par la question. Étaient donc présents une trentaine d’étudiants, dont des représentants du COMAC, du MR, des Ecolos et […]


A Revolution with European Ramifications

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This article has also been published at the online webzine The New Federalist.  “The supply shock created by a surge in North American oil production will be as transformative to the market over the next five years as was the rise of Chinese demand over the last 15.” – International Energy Agency European policymakers have failed to grasp the geopolitical […]

JEF Cross Border Network

Second Cross Border Seminar Through Simona’s Eyes

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On Friday, November 8th, I found myself sitting in a train heading to Lille, France as a representative of JEF-Liège. Expectations, excitement, worries, feelings of unknown, maybe a bit of fear was crossing my mind when I was dragging my luggage through rainy Lille, passing magnificent Le Palais des Beaux-Arts. After asking eight strangers on the street, challenging my (poor) map […]