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The following is largely based on Carlota Perez theory of the Great Surges of development, exposed in Technological Revolutions and Financial Capital[1]. It evidences the connection between technological change and capital markets, and suggests paths to rejuvenate the productive economy. Finance and technology The need to boost the real economy through capital markets is admitted,… » read more

  Posted by 1989 Generation Initiative

In the current economic and political context, solidarity is shattered by the spillover of the economic problems Member States have been struggling to deal with in the aftermath of the economic crisis, and now, the refugee crisis. Meanwhile Euroscepticism is rising along with extremist, nationalist movements and the European Union’s values and pillars – labour… » read more

  Posted by 1989 Generation Initiative

Citizens are concerned about lobbyists’ influence in EU policy-making. They want better regulation of their lobbying activities, as well as increased transparency. In 2011, the Commission jointly launched with the European Parliament the Transparency Register. The register requires information about who is engaged in lobbying activity, the reason for it, and with what resources. It… » read more

  Posted by 1989 Generation Initiative

Last Saturday, after a six-year deadlock and following a long series of negotiations, an internal burden-sharing agreement on Belgium’s climate obligations seemed to have been within reach. The four environment ministers representing Belgium’s three regions – Wallonia, Flanders and Brussels – and the Federal government announced that an agreement had been found on the division… » read more

  Posted by Charlotte Flechet

Blackshirts of all lands unite! The language spoken by the extreme Right in Europe has turned leftward. “C’est ce pouvoir qui se couche devant la Finance et les grandes banques, mais qui laisse crever les PME et les artisans”. #UDTFN — Marine Le Pen (@MLP_officiel) Claims and slogans have become anti-capitalist and and the pursuit… » read more

  Posted by PostPolitik - The blog of Alessio Postiglione

    par Emmanuel Morucci Chronique RCF29 du 29 octobre 2015   Décidément les Européens que nous sommes avons bien du mal à surmonter l’arrivée massive des migrants dans l’Union européenne. C’est un révélateur. Au point même qu’un de mes collègues allemand parle dans un de ses éditos, et je partage son avis, de gâchis.… » read more

  Posted by Morucci Europe Blog

Let’s be frank: after one year, the Juncker Commission has been a disappointment. Admittedly, it has excuses: too many Member States, an unmanageable decision-making process, intractable geopolitical and humanitarian crises…but be that as it may, the “last-chance Commission” risks living up to its name, if can’t find a path to better governance soon.   The… » read more

  Posted by Daniel Gueguen

Last month, more than 900,000 people visited the Frankfurt Motor Show to explore this year’s ‘Mobility Connects’ theme. ACEA took the occasion to present the European industry’s approach to tackling CO2 from road transport, with a particular focus on the potential of intelligent transport systems (ITS). The role of ITS technologies in reducing CO2 emissions… » read more

  Posted by Secretary General of the European Automobile Manufacturers' Association (ACEA)

On 20-22 October 2015, MY-WAY, a Horizon 2020 project Europa Media is currently coordinating, participated at the ICT2015, the yearly event organised by the European Commission and gathering the main policy, research and business players in the Information and Communication Technology field. A perfect networking occasion, the event was held in warm, welcoming Lisbon and… » read more

  Posted by Europa Media

News coming from the Western Balkans states resembles much with news coming from Moldova, with protests against the government being the current norm. Popular unrest relates first of all to the socio-economic reality in these countries, but it also refers to the East-West balance of power. The so called ‘normalization process’ between Kosovo and Serbia,… » read more

  Posted by Global Perspectives - Antonia Colibasanu

  By Jan Vandermosten     A quote from Goldman Sachs perfectly summarizes the structural decline in which the global coal market finds itself today: ‘just as a worker celebrating their 65th anniversary can settle into a more sedate lifestyle while they look back on past achievements, we argue that thermal coal has reached its… » read more

  Posted by WWF Climate & Energy Blog

Daily news reminds us of the terrible crisis in the Mediterranean, with people fleeing their countries in any way possible with the aim of landing somewhere safer than what used to be home. The EU reaction, rumor has it, has been slow and plain insufficient according to the majority. Somehow, we still need the picture… » read more

  Posted by 1989 Generation Initiative

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