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Chris Patten has signalled his interest in the High Representative for the Common Foreign and Security Policy position, something I’m going to give my support to. If you want to look at important conflicts that Britain has been involved with since the EU’s foundation – Falklands, Kosovo, Gulf War, Iraq, Afghanistan, etc. the EU has… » read more

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Some of the world’s top experts on maritime and international law are meeting, for the first time, to discuss the establishment of an international court to try piracy cases. The focus is purely legal and certainly groundbreaking — nationally and internationally. It is also, very timely since pirate-seized ship stories have been in the news… » read more

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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 Stéphane Desselas, Managing Director of Athenora Consulting The work of a lobbyist in Brussels today seems to be well marked out: working upstream with the Commission, submitting amendments to the Parliament, making contacts with the Permanent Representations and national administrations in the Council. For several years… » 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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Written by Kelly Sonora, www.MastersInHealthCare.com A pandemic, or the spread of an infectious disease worldwide or over a large geographical area, can be frightening to anticipate. Not knowing where the disease will spread next or if you will be able to protect yourself may leave you feeling vulnerable. The best way to empower yourself is… » read more

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