Professor ULB, Brussels, Senior Expert #EC #EUPolicies #Digitaltechnologies #AI #EU & #International Affairs; #EUinfluencer 2019-2021 @ZNConsulting, PhD Leiden

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Hi everyone! Exactly one year ago today, I was travelling for @Europarl_EN work, it was great. Now we are all in a single room, exchanging screens; we have the chance to rediscover our interior force that will transform us individually and collectively. Let's hope for the best!
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#Macron, the French president's speech in the European Parliament garners wide attention across Europe! Some ideas from his speech below. Remarks on the need to update the charter on #humanrights to insert #environment protection and the right to abortion into it #MyThread 1/1
Je suis né en 1977. Ma jeunesse fut celle de l’évidence européenne. Sur les terres ensanglantées du nord de la France sur lesquelles j’ai grandi, l’Europe, c’était la paix.
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President Emmanuel #Macron listed #ClimateAction #climatechange, the #digitaltransformation and #security among the main challenges facing the EU at the moment, adding the importance of reforming Schengen and the need to update #European Charter for #HumanRights 1/2
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#Macron called on #EU countries to launch new security negotiations with #Russia in order to defuse the increasing military tensions on the Continent 1/3
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#Macron advocated dialogue with #Russia to build a new order of stability and security in #Europe. "Macron hopes for "a new security order" in Europe against Russia" 1/4
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#Macron also called for a rethinking of #EU relations with the #WesternBalkans, whose "geography and history are part of the European continent". He confirmed the French presidency's intention to hold an event on the Western Balkans but did not set a date.1/5
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If there is the possibility of aliens existing in our Galaxy, they would be laughing at us in this moment, because they would observe how incapable we are of stopping all ridiculous things that are happening including wars we are waging #mythread on #Russia #Ukraine #USA #EU 1/1
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#NYT reports on an exodus of Russian diplomats from Kyiv, which has left security officials puzzling over what Moscow’s next move might be. 1/14
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Turkish PM #Erdogan on Tuesday urged #Russia not to “invade” #Ukraine stating Russia should “re-examine the global situation and its own situation”. #Anadolu agency 1/14
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US sources are reported as saying that the US “wants peace”& that significant diplomatic progress can only occur in an environment of de-escalation. US #Blinken is reported to have told #Lavrov of the US’ unwavering support for Ukrainian sovereignty. 1/15
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#FAZ notes that #Russian government criticised Britain’s sale of arms to #Ukraine as “extremely dangerous”. A spokesman in Moscow said the #British action "does not contribute to reducing tensions”. 1/16
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Friday in Geneva! #Blinken will meet #Lavrov to discuss the crisis in Ukraine and visit Kyiv & Berlin to coordinate next steps with #Ukrainian leadership & allies in EU. US would not take any decision on #NATO or #Ukraine without being in agreement with its partners. /17
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#Bloomberg: #Baerbock made clear to Moscow: #NordStream2 pipeline would be a target for retaliation. #Lavrov contended it was "counterproductive" to politicise the pipeline, which he said was a commercial project aimed at securing energy supplies for #Germany & #EU 1/13
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#LeMonde: #Russia has begun moving an unknown number of troops to Belarus for a joint military exercise due to take place in mid-February. Part of this is "repelling a foreign attack", according to Russian Deputy Defence Minister Fomin. 1/14
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US sources are reported as saying that the US “wants peace”& that significant diplomatic progress can only occur in an environment of de-escalation. US #Blinken is reported to have told #Lavrov of the US’ unwavering support for Ukrainian sovereignty. 1/15
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