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My EuropCom 2015 workshop on online communities is taking shape. According to the EuropCom2015 site it’ll be held after lunch on Day 1, and will cover: Convening and managing an online community is an extremely effective way of achieving communications goals, but will probably fail if viewed primarily as a communications project. We will explore the Dos… » read more

I need three speakers for a EuropCom2015 workshop to share their thoughts on convening and managing communities in the context of public communications and policymaking. The following throwaway remark on Linkedin landed me with the task of setting up a workshop at EuropCom 2015: “I’d suggest combining “Setting-up and managing online communities” and “The power of events”, as… » read more

The Christian Democrat  EPP, Socialists and Liberals think they have the eternal right to select old and pensioned-off politicians to be their Commissioners. The European Commission, was once a politician-free zone. It was then much more effective politically. One Commission president was a law professor, another was an engineer, a third was formerly a trades… » read more

Most politicians hailed the outcome of the second referendum on the same Lisbon Treaty. Not surprisingly, the loudest amongst them were the Brussels Eurocrats whose proliferation and revenue are further secured by the Treaty (Apostolov 2009b, Apostolov 2009a).   Some politicians were even insolent enough to claim that the second referendum that the Irish folk… » read more

USSR Reloaded?

(Third edition)    One man with courage makes a majority. Andrew Jackson     In a historic second referendum on a treaty changing the way the European Community functions (the Treaty of Lisbon amending the Treaty on European Union and the Treaty establishing the European Community (Conference of the Representatives of the Governments of the… » read more

Sir,   Regarding ‘Barroso warns opponents not to weaken Europe’:   I would like to share with you my personal view on why José Manuel Barroso should not be re-elected as president of the Commission of the European Communities (alias the European Commission).   I would not support Mr. Barroso for a second term because:… » read more

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