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A Message from Wales on Refugees: “People Are Very Keen to Help”  

Across the UK, a community-based sponsorship program is offering an alternative approach to refugee resettlement.

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With NGOs Under Attack, the European Union Needs an Early Action Plan

The European Union’s commitment to a “sharper and more coherent” effort to support embattled civil society groups around the world requires a bold and structured approach.

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Film Screening and Q&A: Cries from Syria

Oscar-nominated director Evgeny Afineevsky presents his powerful new film about the Syrian civil war.

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Brussels Economic Forum 2017

Open Society Foundations founder and chairman George Soros gives the keynote speech at the flagship annual economic event of the European Commission.

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Facing Europe’s Crisis of Alienation and Mistrust

The European Union won’t resolve its many problems until elites begin to listen and talk to regular people.

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How Will Today’s Aging Voters Shape Tomorrow’s Democracies?

Amid a series of divisive political campaigns, media depictions of the young as idealistic and full of hope and the elderly as fearful and nostalgic are remarkably common. But is this actually the case?