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Is it really eleven years ago that Cyprus became a member of the EU, during the largest-ever round of enlargement? I have a fairly vivid recollection of 2004, a turning point in Cyprus political history. The referendum rejection of the UN reunification (Annan) plan by the Greek Cypriots had as result the complete isolation of… » 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

EU Community is developing several tools to identify relevant experts and key documents in the EU legislative process. EURACTORY – Identifies the relevant experts EurActory identifies relevant experts and key stakeholders on EU policy-making. EurActory’s beta version was presented at the European Parliament on 29 January 2015. More than 150 invitees confirmed their interest in… » read more

EU Community was presented to an audience of investigative journalists during the DataHarvest2015 organised by the Journalism Fund in Brussels last Friday 8 May 2015. David Mekkaoui presented EurActory and Policyline to an audience of investigative journalists during a conference focused on data journalism. The attendants shown a particular interest in the fact that both… » read more

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EU Community is developing several tools to identify relevant experts and key documents in the EU legislative process. EURACTORY – Identifies the relevant experts EurActory identifies relevant experts and key stakeholders on EU policy-making. EurActory’s beta version was presented at the European Parliament on 29 January 2015. More than 150 invitees confirmed their interest in… » read more

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EU Community was presented to an audience of investigative journalists during the DataHarvest2015 organised by the Journalism Fund in Brussels last Friday 8 May 2015. David Mekkaoui presented EurActory and Policyline to an audience of investigative journalists during a conference focused on data journalism. The attendants shown a particular interest in the fact that both platforms… » read more

You’ve got to admire the Americans and their can-do attitude. Europeans simply pale in comparison. For years national media conglomerates from across Europe have been trying to establish a viable market for EU news. The greatest challenge to any media seeking to cover EU affairs and break even? Bursting out of the “Brussels Bubble” and… » read more

The Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) is an international court located outside The Hague. The Tribunal was established in 2009 to prosecute the perpetrators in the terror attack in Beirut on 14 February 2005. In the attack the former prime minister of Lebanon Rafiq Hariri and 21 other persons were killed. More than 220 people… » read more

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There are serious reasons to believe that Euronews, perceived by millions in the world as “the television of the European Union”, is becoming the voice of Moscow. Or the next Sputnik, the latest multi-lingual news service operated by the Russian government. First, Naguib Sawiris, the Egyptian billionaire who has taken a 53% stake in Euronews, […]

“…So much the Spanish diaries as those of other countries of the European Union, they present the following characteristics: 1. The exchange of contents between European diaries is scanty. 2. The mobility between his drafts, void. 3. The integration of the journalistic companies to European, non-existent scale. 4. During these years of crisis, we see […]

Dans ses relations avec la Turquie comme avec la Russie, l’Union européenne n’a certes pas toujours fait preuve de lucidité et de perspicacité, mais ce constat n’exonère pas ces deux pays de leurs responsabilités. Les épisodes concernant Charlie Hebdo dans ces deux pays ne sont que de gros nuages noirs supplémentaires dans les relations avec […]

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