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Guest post by Dan Luca, Senior Director at EURACTIV. European Political Context In less than a year, European Parliament elections will lead us to the next European Commission. Following the current polarising trend in global politics, the debate in Europe is mainly conducted between pro-Europeans and anti-Europeans. The ever-growing gap between decision-makers and citizens could… » read more

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Guest blog post by Gaffar Abdul, Communications Officer at Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF). ‘Fake news’, ‘misinformation’, ‘online falsehoods’ – call it what you may, but let us not be mistaken – this is not a recent phenomenon. Neither is it truly a new problem, though arguably it has gained new relevance in today’s information society, largely… » read more

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Guest blog post by Patrick Gibbels, owner of Gibbels Public Affairs This morning, I read a report stating that the German competition authority might be going after platforms, giving European Commissioner Margrethe Vestager (Competition) a new fuel injection for her own crusade. For the past year, maybe longer, the EU has been happily engaged in… » read more

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Guest blog post by Denis MacShane, the UK’s former minister for Europe. His latest book is Brexit, No Exit. Why (in the End) Britain Won’t Leave Europe (IB Tauris). Recently the London Eurosceptic political weekly, the Spectator, published an article by the most fervent EU federalist to be found in Europe. Jean Quatremer is a… » read more

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Guest post by Dan Luca, Senior Director of EURACTIV and lecturer on communication techniques and the European Union at VUB, ULB Brussels and SNSPA Bucharest. Why do I work in Brussels? The “blue city” has gradually become the political pole with the largest multicultural community. Apart from the European Parliament or the famous European Commission,… » read more

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It’s very interesting from a communication point of view, to analyses the books written by Dan Brown. The impact of ‘The Da Vinci Code’ was huge, and the controversies born from it exceed the scope of the traditional literature circles and critics. Brown managed to create a discussion about Da Vinci’s oeuvre that could not… » read more

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Guest Post by Dan Luca When it comes to involve and engage citizens in the decision-making process on a European level, there is confusion about terminology. Some see “asking the interested citizens what they prefer” as active public participation. It is not: “asking the interested citizen” falls under consultation. Consultation is a top-down professional or… » read more

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Guest post by Dan Luca The communication strategy of the EU institutions needs to be constructed and adapted in order to really connect with the citizens. People want to know what is going on, but they will focus on issues that are most important to them personally. It is therefore imperative to not annoy anyone… » read more

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