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This content was originally posted by the Europe Brussels liaison office.     The concept of European citizenship was introduced by the Treaty of Maastricht in 1992. As a result, citizens of the European Union living in another member state have the right to vote in elections for the European Parliament in their place of… » read more

Posted by Laurens Cerulus

Guest blogpost by Julia A. Glidden, managing director of 21c Consultancy. Despite all the buzz about Open Data these days one hears very little about the practical steps that a city administrator needs to take to open local government data and unleash innovation. Too often Open Data advocates, for all their commitment and passion, forget… » read more

Posted by Laurens Cerulus

Guest post by Peter Matjaši, President of the European Youth Forum. Today the European Youth Forum, along with the European Students’ Union (ESU), has published an open letter to five UK universities, which are taking a stand against unpaid internships and are from now on refusing to advertise these (undoubtedly popular) unpaid internships to their… » read more

Posted by Blogactiv Team

Guest blog post de Arnaud Gavard, chargé de campagne chez “merci la mode” pour une mode sans fourrure et responsable de la collecte “ethicScience”. Cette semaine, les acteurs de la filière fourrure sont attendus au Parlement Européen pour exposer leurs arguments. Une communication séduisante et inventive qui ne suffit pas à cacher la vérité. Les… » read more

Posted by Blogactiv Team

La Conseillère communale d’Ixelles, Solange Pitroipa a fait voter une motion sur l’Europe à l’unanimité au Conseil communal du 28 novembre 2013. Solange Pitroipa est conseillère communale (MR) d’Ixelles et conseillère de Police de la Zone Bruxelles Capitale – Ixelles. Le siège de la plus grande assemblée démocratique du monde, le Parlement européen, est élu… » read more

Posted by Blogactiv Team

Sustainable communication, both with the European Union member states and the European institutions, must be a priority of any European capital. Over the last couple of years Romania has made progress in this regard, but still has some steps to go in order to achieve sustainability. What do we need to achieve this? What is… » read more

Posted by Dan Luca

The left of European politics needs to acknowledge the dual character of the EU. On one hand it is peaceful force for international co-operation and human rights, yet on the other it is business-centric bureaucracy that forces austerity on some of the poorest of people. The challenge for the left it is to be able… » read more

Posted by Blogactiv Team

Does an environmental policy at the European level have a chance? Most EU states want to keep it a national competency, although the economic crisis pushes them to do frequent cost-benefit analyses. In a time when every job counts, governments are not comfortable in taking measures that lead to layoffs in industries, regardless of pollution.… » read more

Posted by Dan Luca