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In the Arab world Morocco is one the very few countries without oil or gas resources. To cover its fast rising energy consumption it has been totally dependent on imports. Fortunately it possesses a big potential of renewable energy, in particular wind and solar: more than 1000 km coast line with winds blowing almost continuously;… » read more

  Posted by Rhein on Energy and Climate

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The Akhal-Teke are thoroughbred horses native to Turkmenistan in Central Asia. Known for their intelligence, endurance, and speed, they were brought to China’s Central Plains during the Han Dynasty to breed. Unfortunately, China lacked the pedigree systems needed to support their development, and the horses perished. Creating an environment where innovation flourishes is a bit… » read more

  Posted by Huawei - For a better connected Europe

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Europe, where art thou? Following Podemos’ victory in Spain, we feel threatened by a new wave of euroscepticism. However, if we consider Podemos as eurosceptic, we miss a decisive point of view regarding the nature of that party and also of the crisis we have been facing since 2008. In the case of Podemos, its… » read more

  Posted by PostPolitik - The blog of Alessio Postiglione

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  Many in industry and government get attacked quite often by activists or journalists with claims and allegations that are often outrageous, slanderous or simply ridiculous. As facts don’t matter and evidence is not necessary for those with an agenda, how you respond is the essential means to shape the public perception and trust of… » read more

  Posted by The Risk-Monger

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Audio Version   It is increasingly apparent that the way cosmopolitanism is conceptualised is neither a productive ideal for cosmopolitans, nor particularly accurate to describe the phenomenon. Since cosmopolitanism and transnationalism share qualities, cosmopolitanism should interest the EU, even if there is clear evidence that, in the purest sense, it does not. Traditionally, we view… » read more

  Posted by cshannon

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Cela fait exactement dix ans que le traité sur l’Union européenne, encore appelé traité constitutionnel, était présenté aux Européens. Composé de trois parties, le traité regroupait en un seul document l’ensemble des traités précédents depuis le traité de Rome. La deuxième partie concernait la réorganisation institutionnelle et la troisième consacrée au champ social traitait de… » read more

  Posted by Morucci Europe Blog

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If I were to ask you the question, ‘What is a banana?’ I very much doubt many of you would earnestly answer ‘Well, to me, a banana is a symbol of political freedom in Europe’. I even doubt any of you would even respond that a banana is a luxury food. Today, in Western Europe… » read more

  Posted by Trade Talk

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By SafeGov Contributor, Tracy Mitrano. Last week the world recognised Global Accessibility Awareness Day, which aims to draw the attention of all communities to digital accessibility. Making technology accessible to all, especially in today’s digital era, is critical to ensuring every person can live an informed, content-rich and fulfilling life. But to truly promote digital… » read more

  Posted by SafeGovEU

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Guest post by Laura Shields, director of the Brussels’ office of The Media Coach We’re less than three weeks into the shadow UK-EU referendum campaign and already companies and business groups have started drip feeding negative warnings about vague threats to jobs and growth into the public debate. Airbus, JCB and Vodafone are just three… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

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Guest blog post by Jean-Paul Oury. Behind these terms, with almost pleasant connotations, hides a worrying development of the economics of patents. Certain sectors, where innovation is law (notably telecommunications) seek to manage their large portfolios of patents more effectively, requiring surveillance, validity checks, market strategies, as well as, at the centre of these portfolios,… » read more

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Guest blog post by Egons Mudulis and Dienas Bizness. Ministers of Transport and Heads of Delegations of the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) member countries, the European Union (EU), international transport organizations and institutions, transport associations, business leaders of the transport and logistics industry participating at the 3rd ASEM Transport Ministers’ Meeting agreed to promote multimodal transport connectivity between… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog