Dear Mr Juncker, Europe is ageing fast and action is needed

Posted by Blogactiv Team on 18/07/14

Guest blogpost by Anne-Sophie Parent, AGE Platform Europe Secretary General. In 2012, we were already 190 million people aged 50 years and over in the EU, i.e. 37% of the population. In 20-30 year time, we – including you and me – are going to be three times more to reach the age of 80 and [...]

Danube Bridges: A small step towards tolerance in Europe

Posted by Blogactiv Team on 18/07/14

Guest blogpost by Erik Redli, a Slovak journalist. He looks at the Danube Bridges project, the Slovak Charlemagne Youth Prize 2014. Negative experience from the conflict in former Yugoslavia points to the necessity of connecting the young generation of the nations that found themselves in a conflict. This is the main idea behind Danube Bridges [...]

EU energy policy: It must be done right

Posted by Blogactiv Team on 14/07/14

This guest blogpost is a contribution by Hans Martens, special adviser to Fipra, the global network of senior, strategic advisers, and former Chief Executive at the European Policy Centre (EPC) in Brussels. * * * Energy policy will be in the EU focus for the next five years – at least. However energy policy can [...]

Open letter to Juncker: Why EU enlargement matters

Posted by Blogactiv Team on 14/07/14

Guest blogpost by Shenoll Muharremi, Executive Director at the Development Group LLC, Prishtina. He is an expert on EU membership processes and economic development. * * * Open letter to EC President Designate Jean Claude Juncker Why EU Enlargement matters There have been discussions if the next European Commission should keep position of the Enlargement [...]

It’s time to help Europe! It’s time to communicate!

Posted by Dan Luca on 14/07/14

Over the last 15 years EurActiv has developed a unique concept of understanding the EU affairs landscape, both in Brussels and in the main EU capitals. Combining expertise in political science with communication and technology, EurActiv is now more than a media: it is a knowledge centre of expertise on EU communication techniques. To support [...]

The Future of Balkans: Embracing Education

Posted by Blogactiv Team on 10/07/14

Guest post by Arif Shala, doctoral student at the Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich, Germany, and executive director at the Institute for Economic Development Studies in Prishtine, Kosovo. How does a country pave its way towards economic growth and prosperity? Why is it that some countries simply never seem to be able to overcome their economic [...]

Innovative Tools for the 2014-2019 Mandate

Posted by Dan Luca on 01/07/14

EurActiv Institute is in the midst of organising an unusual event at the premises of the European Parliament for July 8, 2014. Several “project promoters” are aiming to highlight a range of the latest innovative tools available to MEPs during their 2014-2019 Mandate. Over the last 15 years EurActiv has developed a unique concept of [...]

The new constitution and fragile constitutional process in Turkey

Posted by Blogactiv Team on 19/06/14

Guest  blogpost by Dr. Gülistan Gürbey of the Otto-Suhr-Institute for Political Science, Free University Berlin. Currently, there is a broad consensus in Turkish society and politics for a new constitution. The debate on a constitution has been running since 2007. In October 2011, the parliamentary consensus Commission has started to work on a new constitution. [...]

European governments, respect our votes!

Posted by Blogactiv Team on 14/06/14

Guest contribution by Pauline Gessant, President of the Young European Federalists (JEF). European citizens have made a democratic choice at the European elections. Citizens have a say over who will become the next President of the European Commission. This is what we were told before the elections. It is in line with the spirit and letter [...]

Eurosceptics in the Parliament: a stop sign for TTIP?

Posted by Blogactiv Team on 13/06/14

Guest blogpost by Niels Gheyle, research intern at the Centre for EU Studies of Ghent University. With the heat of the European elections starting to drop, analysts have started to scrutinize the impact of the eurosceptic surge. For some, the results were nothing less than a political earthquake. Critical voices were expected to do well [...]

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