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Fichtre, who’s who dans le world wide web ? Qui dit quoi, qui se gausse, qui ose ? Histoire de faire plus ample connaissance, voici pour la rentrée une série de causeries jupons frivoles avec les bloggueurs les plus influents ou (im)pertinents de l’eurosphère. En anglais s’il vous plait ! NOSEMONKEY & EUtopia J. Clive… » read more

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The Irish referendum on the Lisbon Treaty is a tragedy, yes, but a tragedy in the sense of ancient Greek theater, in which both sides are right and both wrong. The Irish “no” camp claims it wants a better deal, more democratic, with a directly elected foreign minister and president of the European Council (EU… » read more

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Interest in transatlantic economic cooperation is hard to sell to the public. That is the conclusion of Philip Whyte at the Centre for European Reform: If the potential economic gains from deepening the transatlantic economy are marked, why is the TEC’s [Transatlantic Economic Council – Nanne] agenda not better known? The (largely justified) perception that… » read more

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Equity analysts divide into three distinct groups based on their climate change perspective, according to a new report from independent research firm Verdantix. The survey, entitled Equity Analysts Link Climate Change And Company Valuation shows that there are virtually equally sized groups of climate change believers, sceptics and cynics. Believers represent 30% of analysts. These… » read more

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Swat the Mosquito!

Discriminatory device violates the rights of children and young people On the occasion of the Education, Youth and Culture Council of the European Union on 21-22 May, youth organisations across Europe are calling on EU Member States to ban the Mosquito, a device emitting an irritating sound aimed at dispersing young people gathered in public… » 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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It is still four months before the start of the Olympic games in Beijing, but the Games are already threatened by controversy as protests grow over human rights abuse in Tibet. Having backpacked throughout China for almost three months last summer, I am surprised by the number of people in Europe, who have clear pro-independence… » read more

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The heat is on in the debate on Europe. Across different member states, the intensity and type of manifestations varies substantially. In the UK, MEPs even decided to dress up as chickens. This to protest against the European Parliament ‘disallowing a popular vote’ on the Lisbon Treaty. But could the chickens not be ostriches in… » read more

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According to an article on EurActiv, the Commission’s translation chief, Juhani Lönnroth, considers the multilingual nature of the EU institutions “too politically sensitive” an issue to be dramatically reformed. The equal treatment of all European languages without any exception is indeed the backbone for a peaceful European society. Each and every attempt to exclude a… » read more

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In a recent article entitled ‘Journalists sound alarm over press freedom in Europe‘, EurActiv.com wrote that in Slovakia there are marked tensions between journalists and government. That’s true – most notably the tension between Prime Minister Robert Fico and private media. The current Slovak government is everything but press-friendly. The past case of journalist Martin… » read more

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