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Posted by Arianna Vitali (WWF), Vanessa Bulkacz (CAN-E), Erica Hope (CAN-E), Brook Riley (FoEE) and Christian Debono (EEB) Yesterday we swapped goulash and red wine for perogis and vodka as our energy-savings tour arrived in Poland from Hungary. Our expectations for Poland weren’t the highest. In Brussels, one gets the impression that the inhabitants of… » read more

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This post was submitted by Rafael. Cómo se lo pasan. La política francesa es un gran guiñol. Bueno, es que la palabra guiñol es francesa. El teatrillo de ‘guignol’ nació por aquí, en Lyon, pero esa es otra historia. Ahora Villepin, el guaperas que dijo ‘No a la Guerra’ de Irak ante la ONU como… » read more

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Posted by Brook Riley (FoEE), Erica Hope (CAN-E), Arianna Vitali (WWF), Christian Debono (EEB) In six weeks time Hungary will take over the EU presidency. With many major legislative proposals under preparation for 2011, this is a critical time for the EU’s climate and energy policy. Decisions made next year will set the stage for… » read more

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Brook Riley, Friends of the Earth Europe writes: The European Parliament seems set on categorizing energy efficiency as the unglamorous policy that nobody takes seriously. Tomorrow, the Parliament’s Energy Committee (ITRE) will vote on a report on the Energy Efficiency Action Plan – the communication from the European Commission which first proposed a 20% energy… » read more

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Sir, Two recent articles transported me to lecture hall a decade ago on a brisk Dublin morning. There my fellow MBA classmates and I received a sound dose of advice, delivered with an unmistakable wink of understanding, from a visiting British lecturer: “Banking is fundamentally a confidence game.” Recently one writer to the Financial Times… » read more

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European Commission estimates that nowadays at least 4,5 million illegal economic immigrants live in the EU member-states. Almost 500.000 persons are every year arrested throughout the European Union. They are usually illegal economic immigrants looking for a better life in a democratic territory. Many of them ask for political asylum, but the political asylum grants… » read more

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