Avoid chaos, bet on the young democracies

Posted by Blogactiv Team on 26/01/15

Guest blogpost by Coen van de Ven, originally published on Europe’s Footsteps. In North Africa, the dust of the Arab Spring has settled and new regimes have been established. But while Tunisia is praised as ‘country of the year’ by The Economist, Libya has fallen into dissension and Egypt is back at the point it [...]

Who will be the next US President? Clinton? Bush?

Posted by Dan Luca on 26/01/15

Campaigning for the designation of “president of the United States” has already begun, although citizens are expected to vote only in November 2016 for their future president. That’s right, it is now almost two years before said election. But following the US electoral system, the “brand” of the new president, unlike that of the European [...]

Davos: How Europe can tackle extreme wealth inequality

Posted by Blogactiv Team on 22/01/15

By Àngela Corbalán, Oxfam’s Head of EU Communications, Deputy Head of EU Office As world leaders arrive in Davos for the first day of the World Economic Forum, storm clouds are gathering overhead. Skyrocketing global inequality has shone a flashlight onto the murky workings of global finance, with Davos becoming center stage this week of how [...]

EU Energy Future: What Role for Nuclear?

Posted by Blogactiv Team on 20/01/15

Guest blogpost by Hans Korteweg, Communications & Government Affairs Manager at Westinghouse Europe, Middle East & Africa 2015 promises to be an exciting and crucial year in which European Union (EU) energy policy-makers will play a particularly important role. Over the next months, members of the European Parliament’s Industry and Environment committees will be shaping the [...]

Iohannis of Romania/Luxembourg

Posted by Dan Luca on 19/01/15

Romania has surprised Europe by electing Klaus Iohannis, an ethnic German, as president of the country. There has been much speculation about an imminent powerful link of Romania to Berlin. It seems that Mr. Iohannis is also perfect in relating with the European Commission. Jean Claude Juncker, the ex-Luxembourg prime minister, has recently said that [...]

Born in a European capital…

Posted by Dan Luca on 16/01/15

Many have asked me if the title of “European Youth Capital 2015” is important to Cluj (Romania). Concrete benefits can still be seen from the period in which Sibiu (also in Romania) carried the title of “Cultural Capital” in 2007, but what matters is the great European symbolism for Cluj. Although I live in the [...]

Modern Political Communication – or how to tell a story

Posted by Blogactiv Team on 09/01/15

Guest blogpost by By Adam Mouchtar, Managing Director of the EU40 project in the European Parliament. We live in a world in which experts are constantly trying to tell us what is in and what is out. „Don’t write too long texts, nobody has the patience to read them anymore. Instead use pictures to exemplify.“ “Forget the old media, [...]

BlogActiv message: Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Posted by Blogactiv Team on 19/12/14

Dear bloggers, dear readers, 2014 has been a fascinating year for everyone involved in, and blogging about, Europe’s politics and policies. On the EU stage, citizens chose their representatives for the new Parliament in last May’s EU elections. We saw the end of a decade of José Manuel Barroso at the top of the EU [...]

What will be important in 2015?

Posted by Dan Luca on 19/12/14

From a European viewpoint… 2015 is officially the “European Year of Development”, but politically the upcoming elections in the UK (May 2015) will most likely intensify tensions in and reporting on the UK when looking at the European Union and even London’s EU membership. If 2014 was the year of the elections and new faces [...]

What was important in 2014?

Posted by Dan Luca on 17/12/14

From a European viewpoint… 2014 delivered on its promise of a full and exciting year at the European level: parliamentary elections in May, and the new Commission which took office this fall. This new beginning has come not only with new members in these institutions, but with a desire to increase the legitimacy and effectiveness [...]

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