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With rights being restricted worldwide, Europe must push for universal reproductive freedom

Mar 8, 2023, 2:30:21 PM
With reproductive rights under attack across the Atlantic, Europe must not waver on ensuring its citizens have access to vital healthcare.
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Part sale of European Infrastructure: One small step for Olaf Scholz, one giant leap for China’s silk road

Nov 15, 2022, 4:04:53 PM
Volt continues to criticise plan to give Chinese state-owned company stake in the port of Hamburg
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Why the EU must centrally procure arms

Sep 28, 2022, 9:35:35 AM
As NATO partners agree to jointly procure air defence systems, it’s time to reflect on how the EU could enhance its security through joint procurement
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Disability and ableism in the European Union, what politics can (and must) do

Apr 26, 2022, 6:04:48 PM
If we want to overcome the ableism still largely dominating the political debate, we also need to have much more diverse political representation.

The future of Poland is in the EU

Nov 18, 2021, 4:16:48 PM
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Where nationalism is born, support for Europe will grow

Dec 10, 2020, 1:39:20 PM
AUR's entry into Parliament was a shock to both the current political class and civil society.

Moldovan elections – Crossroads or hotfix?

Nov 6, 2020, 6:36:43 PM
Stakes are high as pro-European Maia Sandu won the first electoral round against incumbent President Igor Dodon.

Why the EU should push for Taiwan’s presence at the WHO assembly

Nov 5, 2020, 6:52:47 PM
With the World Health Assembly resuming its activities next week, Europe must rise to the occasion
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Europe. The last herbivore in a world full of carnivores.

Nov 5, 2020, 5:36:15 PM
From Government officials to European diplomats, we have heard this expression is repeated as a bleak assessment on the EU’s foreign policy.
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Reproductive healthcare is the foundation of gender equality!

Oct 28, 2020, 7:20:14 PM
Without safe and equal access to contraceptives for all, women’s sexual health and freedom will remain under siege.

Europe needs a ‘Two Chinas’ Doctrine

Sep 30, 2020, 11:00:44 AM
The EU will be able to truly make its mark when working with China only through a bold and comprehensive strategy.
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Missed Opportunity

Jul 29, 2020, 2:23:58 PM
Damian Boeselager, Valerie Sternberg, Friederike Schier und Sophie Trautmann in "FAZ Einspruch"
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Wanted: A Federalist Debate

Jul 27, 2020, 2:35:43 PM
Joel Boehme in "Europe Today"

Rutte should have looked beyond the Dutch interest

Jul 23, 2020, 2:31:39 PM
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Discussing Life on Lesbos with a Member of the European Parliament

Jul 5, 2020, 10:59:16 AM
Interview mit Damian Boeselager on Spotify
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Europeans’ moral grandstanding must be backed up with actions, not pretty words

Jun 18, 2020, 1:40:30 PM
Kim Leonard Smouter, Volt Belgium’s lead candidate in the European 2019 elections, writes a response to the killings of people of African descent...
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European Union, solidarity should not only be a word

Apr 28, 2020, 8:38:22 AM
Sofia Gentiloni Silveri and Joel Boehme in "La Repubblica"
Valerie Sternberg, Co-President of Volt Europa

Open Letter to the European Council

Apr 22, 2020, 5:00:00 AM
The current pandemic has brought us together as European citizens. Healthcare staff and key workers throughout Europe have...
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Third time's the charm - Europe must shockproof itself

Apr 1, 2020, 12:14:28 PM
Joel Boehme in "EURACTIV"
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Reform the European asylum rules

Mar 4, 2020, 10:00:00 AM
Mihaela Siritanu and Joel Boehme in "Europe Today"