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Members of the Birmingham MyNeighbourhood team joined EurActiv and manned a stand this week at DataDays 2014, a three-day conference held in Gent, Belgium, dedicated to the use of open data to improve city services. Delegates were impressed to see that the MyNeighbourhood initiative had placed citizens and people at the heart of its approach […]

By Jason Anderson, Head of European Climate and Energy Policy at WWF European Policy Office Today much of civil society, including environmental NGOs, social movements and labour unions walked out of the UNFCCC negotiations to protest the lack of urgency reflected in the talks. The action was not taken to say that the negotiations are […]

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The other days, at the session of the Valdai Discussion Club in Russia the former head of the European Commission Romano Prodi called Ukraine a bridge between the EU and the Customs Union. Meanwhile, at the tenth Yalta meeting “Changing Ukraine in a Changing World: Factors of Success” our country was talked of as an […]

Le Conseil de l’Europe a réclamé mercredi 20 août des "clarifications" du Royaume-Uni concernant les méthodes employées à l’égard du quotidien The Guardian dans le cadre de l’affaire Snowden, qui "pourraient" menacer la liberté d’expression.Le secrétaire général de l’organisation paneuropéenne, Thorbjorn Jagland, "va écrire au gouvernement britannique pour qu’il s’explique" sur la détention de David […]

Two days before his inauguration, President of Iran, Hasan Rouhani said, “The Zionist regime has been a wound on the body of the Islamic world for years and the wound should be removed”. A bit similar words were given by former President Ahmadinejad for years. On the other side Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu went on […]

Last Saturday in Kyiv Russia’s president Vladimir Putin was describing longly the benefits what Ukraine got in Russia and Soviet empires. It was really funny to watch that nothing changed in the mind of Kremlin leaders. The rhetoric used in communist times remains the same in nowadays. “No man putteth new wine into old bottles”, said […]

Issu du Conseil de l’Europe, Moneyval est l’organe en charge du monitoring des cadres nationaux en matière de lutte contre le blanchiment des capitaux et le financement du terrorisme (LBC/FT).Il adresse également des recommandations sur mesure aux Etats. Son dernier rapport souligne les améliorations intervenues, tout en pointant le doigt vers les lacunes qui restent […]

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