Saturday 19 April 2014

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UK Government agency lacks resources to do its basic job

By Chris Whitehouse Staffing crises and soaring workloads at a UK Government Agency have forced it to throw up its hands in bureaucratic despair, a bizarre email acknowledgment suggests. Two main causes come straight to my mind...

 

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The EU and Contemporary Democracy

Posted by The Eurocrat on 17th April 2014

The notion of democracy derives from ancient history; it originates from the Greek words dêmos and kratos, which means ‘rule of the people’. Its modern definition lies in the eye [...]

UK Government agency lacks resources to do its basic job

Posted by Chris Whitehouse on 17th April 2014

By Chris Whitehouse Staffing crises and soaring workloads at a UK Government Agency have forced it to throw up its hands in bureaucratic despair, a bizarre email acknowledgment suggests. Two [...]

Pro-Russia Donetsk Republic orders all Jews “to register”

Posted by Georgi Gotev on 17th April 2014

I am based in Brussels and cannot confirm the authenticity of this document, but I guess it deserves attention. A website of the Ukrainian city of Donetsk has published a photograph [...]

So why is manufacturing so important in Europe?

Posted by Orgalime on 17th April 2014

  Maybe the answers to this question and indeed all those posed below can be found at http://manufacturingatheart.eu One market for all? The European Union is built on the idea of a single [...]

NGOs should be further involved on the implementation of the Youth Guarantee

Posted by AEGEE-Europe on 17th April 2014

Last week, AEGEE attended the conference “Youth Guarantee: Making It Happen” organised by the European Commission in Brussels. Both Miguel Gallardo (member of the board of AEGEE-Europe) and Mathieu Savary [...]

Zeigefinger nach Brüssel

Posted by Günter K.V. Vetter on 16th April 2014

Der Spitzenkandidat der Sozialdemokraten bei der Europawahl, Martin Schulz, brachte es am Politischen Aschermittwoch auf den Punkt: “Scheint die Sonne nicht – Brüssel. Schweißfüße – Brüssel.” Man muss [...]

Are all EU citizens equal?

Posted by Chris Whitehouse on 16th April 2014

By Chris Whitehouse For many years the European Commission has operated a voluntary register in which political consultants, political lobbyists, campaign groups and public affairs advisors are able to register [...]

Never again.

Posted by Horatiu Ferchiu on 16th April 2014

As I am writing this I am listening to the speeches in the EP plenary in Strasbourg, on the WW I and lessons of the past as we look to [...]

Post-2015 agenda: "UN" discusses the place of women in development

Posted by EU-Logos on 16th April 2014

What is the place of women in development? What are the challenges and achievements of the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals for women and girls? How should the promotion [...]

United States supported – Europe abstained?

Posted by Tyszecki on 16th April 2014

  On April 1, United States Congress voted for allocation of financial aid to Ukraine. The bill that also includes sanctions against Russiawas supported by 378 deputies of the [...]

Google versus Union européenne, un nouvel épisode : le temps se gâte pour la Commission européenne ! A quelques jours du vote, les consommateurs du Beuc entrent dans la danse.

Posted by EU-Logos on 15th April 2014

Lassés par les lenteurs et les atermoiements des uns et des autres, les députés européens décident de passer à l’offensive à quelques jours de la fin de la législature (le [...]

EU membership: the local economic impact

Posted by European Movement on 15th April 2014

By Tony Travers, LSE Britain will need to strengthen its trading and investment links with our European allies. Local government and LEPs will be very much a key part in [...]

Prix Pulitzer : "The Washington Post" et "The Guardian US" primes. Un prix prestigieux bien mérité.

Posted by EU-Logos on 15th April 2014

Les deux journaux sont récompensés le 14 avril à New York par le prix Pulitzer pour avoir publié les révélations d’Edward Snowden, ex-consultant de la NSA. Et les journaux l’ont [...]

Aid was promised, but where is the money?

Posted by Tyszecki on 15th April 2014

At the end of February of this year the EU leaders in reply to changing of State power in Ukraine promised to give financial help, aimed at financial system stabilization [...]

Mehr Gehalt für Putin und Medwedew

Posted by Günter K.V. Vetter on 15th April 2014

Russlands Präsident und der Regierungschef bekommen künftig 2,65 Mal so viel Gehalt wie bisher. Bislang bekam Putin 74.000 Euro pro Jahr, Medwedjew 85.000 Euro. Mit der Erhöhung werden [...]

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