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At a time when BlogActiv.eu hosts over 500 EU-bloggers and an abundance of great blogposts, the BlogActiv team has finished plumbing work to take our platform one step further. We’re glad to announce that BlogActiv is getting a technical upgrad…

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Guest blog post by Jim Orson from the National Institute of Agricultural Botany (NIAB). I made a big mistake at the end of a recent blog when I mentioned that we could soon expect to cultivate GM glyphosate tolerant oilseed rape. This optimism chimed with recent reports stating that we could soon grow waves of… » read more

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Le mois prochain, l’Université de Southampton, Royaume-Uni, accueillera la toute première conférence pour discuter du droit d’exister d’Israël. Si la raison de ce débat est « l’occupation » israélienne d’un peuple indigène, et en mettant un instant de côté la revendication d’Israël pour cette terre, pourquoi la légitimité des Etats-Unis n’est-elle pas mise en cause,… » read more

  Posted by Michael Laitman - Uniting Europe

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Ten years after the French referendum killed off the Constitutional Treaty, it is right to turn our attention again to the question of how better to govern the Union. The financial crisis has provided an unexpectedly tough stress test for the Treaty of Lisbon in its implementation phase – and the weaknesses of that treaty,… » read more

  Posted by Andrew Duff - On Governing Europe

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Western Balkan countries have ambitious plans to increase their electricity generation over the next years. But what will happen if they all become a regional energy hub? Will there be a demand for all the available electricity? by Pippa Gallop, cross-posted from the Bankwatch blog Hardly a week goes by without the media in the… » read more

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The technological developments from the last 20 years have an impact on journalism. In the 90s print publications were in power and to be a journalist particularly meant to write an article for the newspaper of the next day. Internet was invented and publications have appeared online – some even existing online only, which led… » read more

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By Silvia Romano   Those watching the Data Protection Regulation (DPR) can breathe a sigh of relief now that EU Ministers have reached an agreement on a number of critical provisions of the proposal. However, more work remains to be done to achieve a robust and clear legislative framework which can effectively address the challenges […]

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Heard in Europe’s spies at today’s European Council have heard that Chancellor Angela Merkel has agreed to fly to Finland on an official visit. Mutti’s timing couldn’t be better. Finnish Prime Minister Alexander Stubb is hot on the campaign trail for reelection. The vote will be held on 19 April, and most polls suggest Stubb’s […]

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On the 5th of February, 2015, spokespeople for the European cereal, vegetable oil and animal feed importers, labelled the EU’s “missing GM authorisations” a ticking bomb. But let’s face it; few people heard that news at breakfast time. The still fresh Greek election result, attempts to renegotiate Greek debt obligations, and the declining value of […]

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Guest blogpost by Ewoud Lauwerier, researchers at the University of Lausanne writing a PhD on the democratic legitimacy of the EU. In order for the EU to escape the spiral of negativity that surrounds it and to become again a cause worth believing in,…

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From March 13th to 15th 2015 Egypt held a jumbo meeting in Sharm-el-Sheikh, gathering 2000 investors, bankers, officials, ministers, royalties and heads of government from some 100 countries to celebrate a “new” Egypt. The purpose of this well-planned event was to show the international business community that after three decades Mubarak and four years unrest […]