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Data Protection Day 2016

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On 28 January 2016, the 47 countries of the Council of Europe as well as European institutions, agencies and bodies celebrated the tenth annual European Data Protection Day. This date marked the anniversary of the Council of Europe’s Convention 108 on the protection of personal information, the first legally binding international law in the field… » read more

  Posted by EU-Logos

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Die Folgen sind in einigen Fällen schon gut sichtbar: Die Pendler zwischen Dänemark und Schweden müssen 45 Minuten mehr Zeit bei ihrer Reise einplanen, seitdem Kopenhagen die Grenzkontrollen wieder aufgenommen hat. Die Wartezeit für Autos und Lastwagen an der Grenze zwischen Frankreich und Belgien beträgt eine halbe Stunde. Der Flughafen Helsinki musste neues Personal einstellen,… » read more

  Posted by KARPFENTEICH

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It is a truth universally acknowledged that the future cannot be accurately predicted, and the same applies to oil prices. In the latter case, however, it is possible to consider alternative scenarios pertaining to certain fundamental factors which, while rather inert in a short-time horizon, can be shaped in the long term. These scenarios may… » read more

  Posted by Adam Czyzewski

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Le 9 Juin 2010, le Conseil de sécurité des Nations unies a adopté la résolution 1929 qui a introduit de nouvelles mesures restrictives contre l’Iran, en raison de son programme d’enrichissement d’uranium. Selon l’organisation, ceci représentait une menace contre la paix et la sécurité internationale. Pour la première fois, les sanctions touchaient l’Iran sur plusieurs… » read more

  Posted by EU-Logos

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Pitch perfect purpose. A New “Business as Usual” is on the horizon. Change. For the better. It’s what people want and they’ve realised that NGOs can’t do it alone.   From the meeting rooms of Davos to the boardrooms of Fortune 500 companies, it seems as though every CEO is talking “purpose”. A growing number… » read more

  Posted by Joanna M Sullivan

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The Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Thorbjørn Jagland, in his speech to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, talked about the European Convention on Human Rights, as “our best guidance in the many crises facing Europe” which is nowadays under threat. This speech, pronounced on 26 January in Strasbourg, is therefore… » read more

  Posted by EU-Logos

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Several expressions exist about the geometry of Europe. Variable-geometry Europe, Europe of concentric circles, multi-speed Europe, core Europe and periphery… I’ll add one more – Europe of many COWs. It looks like the new formats in the European Union will be inter-governmental, and not of community nature. Those are the “coalitions of the willing”, or… » read more

  Posted by Reuniting Europe

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Guest post by Dr Julian Little, former Chair of the Agricultural Biotechnology Council At the end of last year, I was invited to speak at a Knowledge 4 Innovation meeting in the European Parliament in Brussels on the subject of Smarter Regulation and Innovation for EU Agriculture chaired by West Midlands MEP Anthea McIntyre. This… » read more

  Posted by Trade Talk

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To start off 2016 on the right foot, the Sports Intergroup decided to mark the occasion by ambitiously setting up two consecutive high quality events. If the organizer were regrettably forced to cancel last minute the high level forum of FIFA presidential candidate (Peut-être inclure lien FIFARCE), the Sports Intergroup fortunately proposed a highly qualitative… » read more

  Posted by Sport et Citoyenneté

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On 29th January, the Boeing 737 MAX 8 took to the skies for the first time. The 737 MAX program achieved the milestone on schedule which begins a comprehensive flight-test program leading to certification and delivery.     With the latest technology LEAP-1B engines from CFM International and Boeing-designed Advanced Technology winglets, the first member… » read more

  Posted by The Aviation Blog

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Seventy years ago, the organization of United Nations was officially founded in San Francisco, the city I live in at this time. A few days ago, I went to see the mural commemorating this event in the city’s landmark cathedral, Grace Cathedral on California St. Painted by the Bolivian-American artist Antonio Sotomayor, the mural depicts… » read more

  Posted by Kovacevic on Geopolitics

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