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A tragic turn The 1989 Generation initiative was born in London, the most diverse city in Europe and capital of the country that promoted and defended many of the principles at the core of European integration. Regrettably, it seems, the United Kingdom is now turning its back on these same values. Our mission is to… » read more

  Posted by 1989 Generation Initiative

The EU Green Week 2016, the annual occasion to explore and discuss European environment policy, took place betweem 30 May and 3 June 2016, under the slogan “Investing for a greener future”. ‘Investing’ in the broadest sense of the word, means to use any capital goods in hopes of making a profit for a sustainable… » read more

  Posted by Europa Media

  L’Euro 2016 de Football représente une occasion unique de parler aux jeunes de l’Europe, ou plus précisément, de l’Union européenne. Une UE tant décriée, à la croisée des chemins et dont la construction politique ne fait plus rêver personne, particulièrement pas ces jeunes en question. Le Think Tank Sport et Citoyenneté a décidé, dans… » read more

  Posted by Sport et Citoyenneté

  Who is the most influential on EU Energy Efficiency policy? The second #EurActory40 ranking of The top 40 policy experts with influence in EU Energy Efficiency policy was unveiled at a roundtable debate titled: “Energy efficiency, 2016: The year of delivery?”. Download the full ‘#EurActory40 – #EnergyEfficiency’ list (PDF) A video provides a summary… » read more

  Posted by EU Community

Only Love

De Clercq was one of the most famous MEPs. At that time, there were a few other celebrities in the house. A real Von Habsburg for example. Or the Finnish world champion rally car racing and a blonde Italian porn star. And Jean-Marie Le Pen of course, who stayed in the Metropole hotel in Brussels… » read more

  Posted by Wytze Russchen's 'Oliemannetje'

On April 27th, the 1989 Generation Initiative, or ‘89ers’ presented visions and proposals on the future of the European Union at the European Parliament, to an audience of MEPs, think tank professionals and young Europeans. The core message: The EU should always aim to improve its citizens’ lives. Their aspirations and livelihoods should be placed… » read more

  Posted by 1989 Generation Initiative

In its EU funds spending plans, Slovakia has shown commendable dedication to making bioenergy more sustainable. Taking over the EU presidency in June, it will have a unique chance to apply its expertise to improve European regulations on biomass.   by Miroslav Mojzis cross-posted from the Bankwatch blog   After pressure from Slovak non-governmental organisations,… » read more

  Posted by Bankwatch

Twenty years ago, thinking how Europe, faced with its demographic and industrial decline, could develop a competitive and harmonious model, I posited it could become the world’s museum (of clean air and quality of life) or the muse of a new manufacturing Renaissance. Then, I hoped Italy, led by a ‘Red Catholic’ from Emilia (Romano… » read more

  Posted by TAXI: Europa

My belief that Bilbao is a stronghold of sustainable city developments is growing immeasurably. Why? Because after visiting for a week of creative dialogue between 800 participants from 200 cities, I found myself inspired by the city’s culture of social change. Further out from Bilbao (which recently hosted a series of events entitled New Pathways… » read more

  Posted by Kaj Embren

Guest blog post by Dr. Caroline Pauwels, Professor at the department of media & communications at the Free University of Brussels. Caroline is also the Director of iMinds-SMIT and the founder of DifferenceDay.com. As early as 1993 the General Assembly of the United Nations declared May 3rd World Press Freedom Day. It so happened that… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

Who are the experts?

Guest blog post by Daniel Freund, Head of Advocacy EU Institutions at Transparency International. The term “expert group” evokes images of scientists in white coats with test tubes explaining complex equations to politicians in suits. The reality is quite different. Expert groups are a mix of industry lobbyists, NGOs, trade unions and other practitioners chosen… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

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