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So far Karen Coleman has created 30 blog entries.

Clare Daly on life as a new MEP

The Independents for Change MEP Clare Daly talks to Karen Coleman about settling into life as a new MEP and the work she's going to focus on during her [...]

Irish MEPs demand access to Parliament for Catalan separatists

The Independents 4 Change MEP Clare Daly and the Fine Gael MEP Maria Walsh talk to Karen Coleman about the protests that took place outside the European Parliament in [...]

The battle for the Presidency of the European Commission

21st June 2019. EU leaders failed to agree on who should become the next President of the European Commission when they met during an EU summit in Brussels this [...]

Interview with Ibrahim Halawa and Lynn Boylan MEP

In March 2018, the Irish man Ibrahim Halawa who spent more than 4 years in prison in Egypt, came to the European Parliament in Strasbourg to talk about his [...]

Worrying gaps in Europe’s readiness for the knowledge economy

There are worrying gaps in Europe when it comes to the ability of different EU countries, regions and cities to innovate and develop knowledge-based economies. That’s my take from [...]

Halawa’s acquittal a ray of hope in an otherwise bleak landscape

The news this week that Ibrahim Halawa was acquitted in Egypt of all charges against him caught many of us by surprise. After so many false hopes in his [...]

My weekly inspiration

I'm inspired by the French vote for liberalism over extremism, protectionism & racism. As I was away on holidays last week I didn’t get a chance to write about Emmanuel [...]

Trump’s firing of Comey “terrifying” “Nixonian” “thuggish”

When I turned on the radio this morning I nearly fell out of bed when I heard the news headlines announcing the bombshell that Donald Trump had fired the [...]

Macron win won’t alleviate massive voter dissatisfaction

The French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron did very well last weekend after receiving almost 24% of the vote in the first round of France’s presidential elections. But the far-right [...]

My weekly inspiration

My weekly inspiration this week are the families of the 4 courageous Coast Guard Helicopter crew who lost their lives when Rescue 116 crashed off the Mayo coast last [...]

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