The Guest Blog

Guest post by Daniel Guéguen, chairman of PACT European Affairs, and visiting professor at the College of Europe (Bruges). Orphacol is the tale of a 1,000-day battle between the European Commission and CTRS, a small laboratory. It will take you into the obscure labyrinth of EU comitology, with two court judgments, an exciting media saga,… » read more

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Guest post by David Crous, consultant at PRACSIS. Hanoi 13 November 2013 – The objective of the 15th forum and roundtable on eco-innovation which took place in Hanoi was to show how eco-innovations and new technologies can increase resource efficiency and cut waste within the whole food sector. The European Commission and the UNEP reunited… » read more

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Guest post by Matthew Walsh, Director of Corporate Affairs at Media Intelligence Partners. It is looking increasingly likely that the European Union will soon be looking into updating their Alcohol Strategy. Regrettably, cynical members of the NGO lobby appear to be preparing for the debate by trying to silence industry figures from participating in future… » read more

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* * * UPDATED on Thu. 18 Nov. – 10am * * * Dear bloggers, dear readers, BlogActiv has been doing some housekeeping, updating our host server. We experienced some technical issues on the way, but all should be fine now! For our users: if the maintenance has caused difficulties or you notice irregularities on… » read more

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Brits go home

Guest post by “Yuri Diabolos”, European Commission civil servant, Brussels The current debate on Brexit in England is raising strange arguments in Brussels, the consequences of which may not be considered in London. Reading the outcome of last month’s summit, I was frustrated that most commentary focused on how much a given Member State had… » read more

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Connecting a country of over 20 million people in the European Union is a complex process. No one can blame a particular person, a political party or even a public institution for this. Although paradoxical, the “macro procedure” of the national-European relationship is mostly a technical algorithm, requiring specific expertise in multiple sectors (legislation, social,… » read more

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Goodbye Mr Euro?

By Michel Anderlini ”We politicians, we know very well what to do [to resolve the crisis]. But what we do not know is how to be re-elected if we do try to resolve the crisis”, used to say the farseeing Jean-Claude Juncker, Prime Minister of Luxemburg – a country besides which I grew up. As… » read more

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By Dagfinn Høybråten As economies grow in The South, countries hit by financial crisis in The North, including European countries, are rethinking their strategies for development cooperation. Rather than merely cutting back on their official development assistance (ODA) or retreating to programmes that merely serve their self-interest, donor countries should renew their thinking as well… » read more

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By an intern In times of high unemployment and economic crisis any opportunity to work is a precious one. An internship in Brussels is a great chance to develop practical skills and to gain work experience, and many of us interns here in Brussels greatly appreciate the efforts taken by all authorities involved in the… » read more

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