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This open letter is a guest contribution by Bruno Guillard, founder and CEO of 1PLUSV. Dear Ms Vestager, The death penalty was abolished in Europe decades ago – for human beings only. In the corporate world, it continues. In the Internet corporate world, it accelerates. My company, a French technology start up,1plusV, is just one… » read more

Posted by Laurens Cerulus

Caught between the appointment of the new EU leaders (European Parliament, European Commission, Council) and global crises involving the Islamic State, Russia, energy, unemployment among young, and immigrants in the Mediterranean, politicians run the risk of forgetting the message given by the European citizens too quickly. In May 2014, four months ago, the European Parliament… » read more

Posted by Dan Luca

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Guest blogpost by Emil Valdelin, Policy Manager of Facebook Brussels, on the occasion of the World Suicide Prevention Day. Making the Internet a safer place takes many different shapes and forms. With young people at the forefront of the technological revolution, spending increasing amounts o f time online, their digital behavior is crucial to foresee… » read more

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Guest blogpost by Simonas Klimanskis, Eastern Europe Studies Centre in Vilnius. The European Union (EU) signed Association Agreements with Georgia, Moldova and the Free trade Agreement, which is an essential part of the Association Agreement, with Ukraine on 27 June. If these countries were previously able to balance between the East and the West, they… » read more

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Scientific experts are attempting to explain the EU’s communications paradoxes. In 2009, Prof. Peter Van Aelst analyzed the election campaign of the first President of the European Council, Herman Van Rompuy, stressing that the basic rules of political campaigning were not applied. On the contrary, we have witnessed the opposite of the logic of campaigning.… » read more

Posted by Dan Luca

Guest blogpost by Heinrich Matthee, director of research of INEGMA-EU in Brussels. During the summer of 2014 the claws of geopolitics have also touched Europeans. It is a time of punctuated equilibrium, 25 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall. During the summer, pro-Russian rebels shot down the civilian airliner MH-17 over Ukraine. The… » read more

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Guest blogpost by Alfio Cerami, author and former international consultant for Unicef. During the last two decades, the social policy approach of the European Union (EU) has witnessed significant changes. This has primarily included a major shift: from social policies of inclusion seen as a mere outcome of economic development to factors contributing themselves to… » read more

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If we look at the European communication history, we see a crucial moment: the referendum of 1992, when the Danish rejected the Maastricht Treaty. They will finally provide their approval next year, after the government negotiated several sectorial amendments, especially in the field of justice and home affairs, but also in terms of defense cooperation.… » read more

Posted by Dan Luca

Guest blogpost by By Sascha Marschang, Policy Manager for Health Systems of the European Public Health Alliance (EPHA). It has already been one year since the European Union and the United States began negotiating the “Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership” (TTIP) and international agreement sets out to simplify and enlarge trade between the world’s two… » read more

Posted by Blogactiv Team