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By Hilary Jeune, Oxfam’s EU policy advisor The leadership of a handful of countries is masking the failure of the majority of European governments to deliver on their overseas aid promises, as shown today by new figures for overseas aid spending by EU-19 by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). In times of… » read more

  Posted by Oxfam's EU Advocacy office in Brussels

Old Elite in a New World

As Kader Sevinç said in her paper for Euractiv , one of the main challenges for our generation is to better conduct the transition toward a transnational world in order to be able to providing solutions in accordance with our expectations and values. EU has difficulties to find solutions, and should deal with institutional and… » read more

  Posted by Kader Sevinc - Turkish Progressive View - Brussels

In recent years social scientists and policy makers have thought about the major objectives of socio-economic policy and come to the conclusion that the maximisation of per capita income should not be the only objective to be pursued. In 2012/13 the UN “Sustainable Development Solutions Network” has come up with the idea of measuring citizens`… » read more

  Posted by Rhein on Energy and Climate

By Silvia Romano   Those watching the Data Protection Regulation (DPR) can breathe a sigh of relief now that EU Ministers have reached an agreement on a number of critical provisions of the proposal. However, more work remains to be done to achieve a robust and clear legislative framework which can effectively address the challenges […]

At a time when BlogActiv.eu hosts over 500 EU-bloggers and an abundance of great blogposts, the BlogActiv team has finished plumbing work to take our platform one step further. We’re glad to announce that BlogActiv is getting a technical upgrad…

Heard in Europe’s spies at today’s European Council have heard that Chancellor Angela Merkel has agreed to fly to Finland on an official visit. Mutti’s timing couldn’t be better. Finnish Prime Minister Alexander Stubb is hot on the campaign trail for reelection. The vote will be held on 19 April, and most polls suggest Stubb’s […]

On the 5th of February, 2015, spokespeople for the European cereal, vegetable oil and animal feed importers, labelled the EU’s “missing GM authorisations” a ticking bomb. But let’s face it; few people heard that news at breakfast time. The still fresh Greek election result, attempts to renegotiate Greek debt obligations, and the declining value of […]

Guest blogpost by Ewoud Lauwerier, researchers at the University of Lausanne writing a PhD on the democratic legitimacy of the EU. In order for the EU to escape the spiral of negativity that surrounds it and to become again a cause worth believing in,…

From March 13th to 15th 2015 Egypt held a jumbo meeting in Sharm-el-Sheikh, gathering 2000 investors, bankers, officials, ministers, royalties and heads of government from some 100 countries to celebrate a “new” Egypt. The purpose of this well-planned event was to show the international business community that after three decades Mubarak and four years unrest […]