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Guest blogpost by Wilfried Ruetten, director of the European Journalism Centre, ahead of the News Impact Summit Brussels discussing new tools and approaches to cover the European Union. It is the business of journalism to generate and distribute relevant information, and its future depends on how well we manage to launch new journalistic products and… » read more

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Guest blogpost by Christoph Klenner, Secretary General of the European Technology and Travel Services Association (ETTSA). At a time when Europe desperately needs to promote a proper functioning marketplace, European legislators have demonstrated how out of touch they can be with the reality of doing business. Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission, said at… » read more

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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

The website trendsmap.com, which monitors hashtag activity on Twitter in the world’s capitals, revealed today (12 September) that Brussels was the city most interested in European Commission President Barroso’s State of the European Union (SOTEU) address, with London and Paris in second and third… Don’t all shout “Well, duh” at once… Perhaps more intriguing was… » read more

Posted by Marc Hall

Guest post by Geert BOURGEOIS, Vice-Minister-President of the Flemish Government ABSTRACT: In his speech at the opening ceremony of the 20th Global Forum , held on 7 November 2011 at the Flemish Parliament in Brussels, Minister Geert Bourgeois, Vice-Minister-President of the Flemish Government stressed out the Citadel Statement, a pan-European declaration initiated by the Flemish… » read more

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Guest post by André SANTINI, Former French Minister, Member of Parliament and Mayor of Issy-les-Moulineaux   The Global Cities Dialogue on Information Society is, as you probably know, an international association with a clear objective: to stimulate initiatives which facilitate the development of the digital society in cities. Our goal is to share our experiences… » read more

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