Sunday 21 September 2014

Editor's Choice

France and the EU: there is no “exception française”

By Ernst Stetter In a speech earlier this week, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said, “it is France and France alone that decides what the country has to do”, stipulating that there should be a serious talk with Germany, which has to assume its responsibilities for Europe. Helpful? Not so much...


Latest Posts

France and the EU: there is no “exception française”

Posted by feps on 18th September 2014

By Ernst Stetter In a speech earlier this week, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said, “it is France and France alone that decides what the country has to do”, stipulating [...]

#TranslatingEurope Forum: my keynote on Multilingualism in Europe(an) Media

Posted by Christophe Leclercq on 18th September 2014

The translation community had an stimulating day, which I addressed in a keynote from the viewpoint of users and media. Overall: yes, innovations work and are being rolled-out. Background on [...]

Scotland votes, Catalonia waits: Will there soon be another independence referendum in Europe?

Posted by Open Europe blog team on 18th September 2014

FC Barcelona supporters waving Scottish flags at Camp NouThe world is watching Scotland today, and the Catalans will watch closer than most.Spanish news sites are featuring pictures of FC Barcelona [...]

Scotland teaches Britain to think federal

Posted by Michael on 18th September 2014

One positive result of the referendum about the independence of Scotland can be seen already now: the central government in London starts finally to think about a more “federated” United [...]

Words of praise and criticism to Poland

Posted by Mose Apelblat on 18th September 2014

First a few words of credit to Poland. During my work with evaluation and auditing in DG Enlargement, I visited Poland a few times before its accession to EU. Later [...]

Folklore in Europa?

Posted by Günter K.V. Vetter on 18th September 2014

Bis vor wenigen Wochen war alles Folklore. Aber was außerhalb Schottlands wie Folklore aussieht, ist innerhalb Schottlands ein gewissermaßen nur folkloristischer Ausdruck sehr viel tieferer Empfindungen. Man [...]

Turkish Coffee Briefings: Public Private Partnerships & Innovation Economy?

Posted by kadersevinc on 18th September 2014

How Can Public Private Partnerships Stimulate Innovation Economy? What Can be the Role of the Industry?   Guest speaker Sinan Tumer : Senior Director SAP Co-Innovation Lab Sinan Tumer is the Senior [...]

Le Sport en danger , mais des progrès !

Posted by EU-Logos on 18th September 2014

A plusieurs reprises Nea say de Eulogos a titré : « le sport en danger » !Qu’il s’agisse de dopage, de racisme, de violence, de paris et match truqués, de corruption, de discriminations à [...]

The pharmaceutical industry against patients, doctors and pharmacists

Posted by jim on 18th September 2014

Joint letters with like-minded organisations are never easy to write, even among friends. Each organisation wants to add its own nuance.Different organisations may have different rules for sign-off on final [...]

Help a friend in need

Posted by Blogactiv Team on 18th September 2014

Guest blogpost by Emil Valdelin, Policy Manager of Facebook Brussels, on the occasion of the World Suicide Prevention Day. Making the Internet a safer place takes many different shapes and [...]

Not the best start for the new French government

Posted by Open Europe blog team on 17th September 2014

The new French government, led by Prime Minister Manuel Valls, yesterday won its first vote of confidence in the National Assembly. That was expected, but the big news is that [...]

Association Agreements benefits the EU and Eastern Partners, but will Russia allow it?

Posted by Blogactiv Team on 17th September 2014

Guest blogpost by Simonas Klimanskis, Eastern Europe Studies Centre in Vilnius. The European Union (EU) signed Association Agreements with Georgia, Moldova and the Free trade Agreement, which is an essential [...]

#Media4EU 2|4 0f 20 media groups to ‘go European’: most failed, not all

Posted by Christophe Leclercq on 17th September 2014

I count around 30 attempts to develop ‘European media’ since the EU was set-up in 1958  (no, I was not there). Including nearly 20 by what can be called ‘media [...]

L’équilibre entre droit à l’oubli et droit à l’information est-il possible? Google lance sa campagne « TAKE ACTION »

Posted by EU-Logos on 17th September 2014

Google vient de lancer la campagne « Take Action » sur le droit à l’oubli. Pour cette occasion Google se rendra dans 7 capitales européennes ( Madrid, Rome, Paris, Bruxelles…) [...]

Which MEPs voted against EU-Ukraine association?

Posted by Georgi Gotev on 17th September 2014

By Georgi Gotev It were mostly extreme-left and extreme-right MEPs who voted against the ratification of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement yesterday, according to the monitoring by VoteWatch Europe. Have a [...]