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En Août 2009, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, membre du Parti conservateur, a commencé son deuxième mandat en tant que président de la République islamique d’Iran. Son intention était de poursuivre son programme nucléaire débuté en 2002, dans lequel il avait voulu la création d’une usine secrète pour l’enrichissement de l’uranium appauvri par la méthode de centrifugation, ne… » read more

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Jetsetting MEPs have flown to the US during the presidential primaries for a tour taking in Boston, the setting for hit sitcom Cheers! But in stark contrast to the regulars of the eponymous bar that gave the much-loved comedy its title, nobody knew their names.

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Guest blog post by Steven More, Principal Consultant, Sustainable Business at BT. Beyond energy use, the Paris climate change deal challenges economies to become far more resource efficient across a range of materials. The EU Commission’s Circular Economy Package could help achieve this, especially if it considers the enabling role of technology, says Steven Moore… » read more

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  For the last twelve years, I have taught courses on Corporate Communications and Public Relations mostly to university law students. Towards the end of the course, after following a company’s communications activities for around three months, I poll my students on the class forum, asking if they could imagine working for their chosen corporations.… » read more

  Posted by The Risk-Monger

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Le Secrétaire Général Thorbjørn Jagland répond aux informations selon lesquelles la police française a évacué des centaines de Roms à Paris. « Il est essentiel que les autorités françaises fournissent à toutes les personnes qui ont été contraintes de quitter le campement – dont des enfants et des personnes âgées – un autre logement adéquat,… » read more

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Mardi 26 janvier le Folketing a adopté un paquet législatif contenant des amendements qui modifient la législation danoise relative à l’asile et à l’immigration. Les changements ont reçu le soutien d’une vaste majorité au sein du parlement danois, y compris celui du parti social-démocrate. Les amendements en question ont été fortement critiqués dans la presse… » read more

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I spent a few minutes viewing the Twitter profiles of some of the people who’ve followed me recently and I was struck by how much of their TweetStreams were simply RTs of other people here in Brussels. Don’t they have anything original to say? Perhaps not. More to the point, is there any better illustration… » read more

  Posted by Mathew Lowry

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On Friday the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention agreed that Julian Assange has been arbitrarily detained. For me, this whole situation is fascinating and rather than try to offer a profound insight, I am simply going to ask a couple of questions, out loud. Question One Why has Mr Assange not become an Ecuadorean… » read more

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Biofuels have been a matter of conflict in the EU policy agenda. Until recently, the EU had an “unlimited” biofuel production policy which was heavily criticised by NGOs like Oxfam, Greenpeace or political faces like the Green Party of the European Parliament. But not all biofuels deserve their criticism. Author: Ays Sirakaya The biofuel critics’… » read more

  Posted by Politheor: European Policy Network

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The Trans-Pacific Partnership was signed on Feb. 4 in Auckland. The TPP member states account for around 40% of the global economy and each have now two years to ratify or reject the agreement. This was to be expected and it is therefore not a geopolitical event. However, it is anticipated that media – and… » read more

  Posted by Global Perspectives - Antonia Colibasanu, Stratfor

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Many in Sweden believe the Scandinavian country is facing the hardest “refugee crisis” in a long time. According to Migrationsverket, the official Swedish migration agency, more than 160.000 asylum seekers have arrived in Sweden in 2015, mostly from Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq. What are the responses of civil society and the State authorities in the… » read more

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