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    EurActiv, the principal portal for information on EU policies, is one of the partners contributing to the success of the SSIX Project.   As this week guest blogger, we provide a collection of our most recent editorial coverage of financial markets and social media from across Europe. Now you only need to sit,… » read more

From “jobs and growth” to “innovation” via “better regulation” with a dash of “ambitious not throwing the baby out with the bathwater”, the EU is often guilty of mangled metaphors, jarring jargon and relentless repetition. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker will make his first State of the European Union speech on 9 September and seasoned… » read more

The SSIX Project will be sponsoring the annual SEMANTiCS conference taking place on 16-17 September in Vienna. SEMANTiCS  is the meeting place for professionals who make semantic computing work, and understand its benefits and know its limitations. Every year, the conference attracts information managers, IT-architects, software engineers, and researchers, from organisations ranging from NPOs, universities, public administrations… » read more

The Show Must Go On

In the aftermath of the bailout terms, one hysteria left and another came. People hailed the termed bailout as the beginning of the end for the European project, just as they hailed the avoided Grexit as another end of the European project. Suddenly, it’s December of 2012 and everyone is talking about the immanent dissolution… » read more

  Posted by C Shannon

As it happened, I was unable to attend the lecture by Prof. Finn E. Kydland and Prof. Edward C. Prescott, entitled ‘The Poor Economic Performances in the EU and the US: Problems are Political, not Economic’, which took place on June 24th in Warsaw. I was in Sopot at that time, presenting the energy and… » read more

By Otmar Lahodynsky, President of AEJ       A new EU-directive is likely to threaten investigative journalism throughout Europe. Its main objective is the protection against disclosure and theft of secret business information like patents, innovative technologies or recipes. But NGOs and journalists’ associations warn that this directive could endanger freedom of expression and… » read more

finalmente qualcun altro si è accorto che la selezione dei politici può prescindere dai voti … .leggete questo libro di Daniel Bell … The China Model: Political Meritocracy and the Limits of Democracy http://t.co/AX2harq8LQ by Daniel A. Bell (贝淡宁) Westerners tend to divide the political world into “good” democracies and “bad” authoritarian regimes. But the… » read more

The Moldovan secret services have begun to banish European citizens. Without any explanation, the civic activist George Simion was detained and driven outside the frontiers by the security services’ agents. No explanation was given, but Simion is known to plead for the European values. The Republic of Moldova suddenly leans towards the East, and that… » read more

  Posted by Lulea Marius Dorin

I hate “limited liability”. It sounds either technical & legalistic (who really knows what it means?), or mealy-mouthed and self-serving (“we don’t want to take responsibility”). There’s got to be a better name for it – a name that is catchy and simple and easy to understand. I am offering a holiday in Bali to… » read more

  Posted by The eCommerce Blog - by Allegro Group

I hate “limited liability”. It sounds either technical & legalistic (who really knows what it means?), or mealy-mouthed and self-serving (“we don’t want to take responsibility”). There’s got to be a better name for it – a name that is catchy and simple and easy to understand. I am offering a holiday in Bali to… » read more

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