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After money, abortion, euthanasia, psychological or physical disabilities, sex and/or deviant sexual preferences and immigration issues, I think have come across another topic that qualifies as a taboo in big parts of Europe: doing nothing. The Greeks seem to be the only ones in the European Union to collectively accept and even praise the activity… » read more

Frank-Walter Steinmeier & David Miliband: Germany and the UK want to develop an effective European and multilateral strategy to anticipate the new policy challenges of climate security. Indeed, an off-balance global climate will spawn ravaging crises, conflicts, and disasters that require an international response. Original post by Atlantic Community

Blogactiv is rapidly expanding. Readership has doubled in the last two months. An increasing number of bloggers from all over Europe, individuals as well as organisations is joining our community. iScience, our event blog organised for the French national institute for research in computer science and control (INRIA) at the end of May, is a… » read more

Blogactiv is rapidly expanding. Readership has doubled in the last two months. An increasing number of bloggers from all over Europe, individuals as well as organisations is joining our community. iScience, our event blog organised for the French natio…

Quelques hypothèses : Pour l’Allemagne et la France, l’objectif européen est un nouveau commencement. Certains disent que la réconciliation franco-allemande est terminée et qu’il faut passer à autre chose. À l’inverse, je pense qu’il faut capitaliser sur cette réconciliation exemplaire dans le cadre du nouveau Traité de Lisbonne. Le moteur franco-allemand conserve tout son sens,… » read more

Christian Deblock & Michele Rioux: Canadians want to develop closer economic ties with Europe in order to reduce their dependence on the United States. However this new “European” policy is motivated by the wrong reasons and political and structural differences could prove insurmountable. Original post by Atlantic Community RSS-Feed

Dans un article du 7 juin 2008, « Sarkozy-Merkel, un couple laborieux“, initialement intitulé “Sarkozy-Merkel, la danse des crocodiles”, Henri de Bresson et Arnauld Leparmentier analysent les relations franco-allemandes sous l’angle de la rivalité. “Derrière les sourires, la méfiance et surtout une sourde rivalité pour prendre le leadership en Europe”. Tandis que Nicolas Sarkozy essaie… » read more

Three hundred and ten articles about culture and none of them has dealt with films.. Time to cast my ignorance about films aside, and ask a bunch of young Slovak about their preferences when it comes to projections on the wide screen. Original post by Bruno

Maximilian Müngersdorff: Beijing’s commitments to improve its environmental situation encouraged the IOC to accept its Olympic bid. The challenge is now to prevent economic growth outweighing the improvements that have been made and integrating these into a long-term and countrywide strategy. Original post by Atlantic Community RSS-Feed

Eight months after its official launch, Blogactiv, the leading blog platform dedicated to European affairs, will put a revamped version online on the 9thof June 2008 with the objective to provide Blogactiv bloggers with the best services and increase interactivity with the European blogosphere. Welcome to Blogactiv 1.0! After eight months of beta testing, we… » read more

The Slovenian presidency has compiled a progress report on the climate & energy legislative package ahead of Council meetings on Environment (Thursday 5 Jun) & Energy (Friday 6 Jun). The CO2 geological storage proposal is dealt with in Annex 2 (pages 11-14). Original post by markjohnston

Il est évident que l’Ukraine, située au bord de la mer Noire, est incontestablement une zone de contrastes. En effet, elle constitue le théâtre de luttes d’influence tant à travers l’histoire qu’à présent. Ce pays pendant trois millénaires s’est trouvé dans le milieu d’une histoire troublée. Maintenant, deux […] Original post by Alexandru Baltag

The Atlantic Community think tank recommends a daily selection of five commentaries from leading international newspapers, which are written by decision-makers, academic experts, and journalists. Here are the best from last week: Shashi Tharoor, former UN under-secretary general, is concerned about the growing popularity of John McCain’s League of Democracies among US voters of both… » read more

Séminaire en Croatie

Le MedILS (orthographe exacte) signifie Mediterranean Institute for Life Sciences. L’Institut se trouve en Croatie, près de Split, une ville étonnante construite au Moyen Age dans le palais de l’Empereur Dioclétien. La ville est aujourd’hui classée au patrimoine mondial de l’Unesco. Les labos du MedILS conduisent des recherches en biologie moléculaire dans le domaine des… » read more

Qu’entend-on par « gouvernance » ? Le concept s’est répandu au début des années 90 dans le domaine des relations internationales. Par opposition au mot government, qui désigne l’activité autonome ou conçue comme telle d’un gouvernement, le terme governance renvoie à l’action en réseau qu’entretiennent entre eux les acteurs publics et privés. Depuis la fin… » read more

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