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Blogactiv is pleased to have received the following contribution from Corina Cretu, a Romainian MEP and Vice Chairwoman of the Development Committee in the European Parliament. I am not very sure that in Washington there have been fully understood the reasons of bitterness and frustration in the former communist countries to the news that the… » read more

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Blogactiv is proud to publish this article about the Lisbon strategy by Maria João RODRIGUES, Professor, Institute of European Studies, Université Libre de Bruxelles, ULB. The preparation of post 2010 Lisbon strategy in the European Union should start with a clear identification of the challenges ahead. Some were already there but they are changing, and… » read more

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The following article has been sent to Blogactiv by Dr Conor McGrath. It is not a novel idea to note the paradox that while we know more about interest groups in the United States (US) than in any other political system, America is an exceptional case. Lobbying is different in the US for reasons of… » read more

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Below you´ll find a written opinon of the fresh MEP Judith Merkies of the Dutch PvdA-delegation in the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats (former PES) on the policial situation in the Netherlands after the recent elections for the European Parliament. As you certainly know, the social-democrats (PvdA) lost dearly, four of the seven EP-seats,… » read more

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As a passionate, curious young person coming from Rétság, a small town in Nógrád country in northern Hungary, I studied European affairs and international relations. I have to admit, a special feeling embraced my soul when I heard my professor talking about the European ideas of Jean Monnet and Robert Schuman. I fell in love… » read more

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Tiny Georgia has become the front line in West-Russia tensions for the past month. It began at the NATO Bucharest Summit in early April, when NATO members rebuked immediate progress toward full NATO membership for Georgia, due largely to protests from Russia – while nonetheless promising future membership. In the month since Bucharest, Russia-Georgia relations… » read more

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