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For Labour Day Yourspace welcomed the European Trade Union Confederation – or ETUC in short – to have their say! Advisor Ronald Janssen shares ETUC’s visions for the PES manifesto: [kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/MzuFRtLSyOE” width=”320″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /] Original post by pesmanifesto

For Labour Day Yourspace welcomed the European Trade Union Confederation – or ETUC in short – to have their say! Advisor Ronald Janssen shares ETUC’s visions for the PES manifesto: [kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/MzuFRtLSyOE” width=”320″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /] Original post by pesmanifesto

While it is good to see progress at the European level to deal with threats to human health that do not recognise borders, the steps that may be taken to ensure security in the name of health many lead to greater threats to civil liberties. Integral to coordinated responses to public health threats are efforts… » read more

By all facts of historical six enlargements of the Union, one gets the galring impression that the socio, politico, economico and the cultural values of the Europaen Union-( now the club of the 27 members Europaen states, respectively belonging to the Central, Eastern, Western, Northern and the Southern Europe)-the European goal of political and economic… » read more

Grüss Gott .AT

More than nine months behind and less than three more months to go. Austria is country number 22 and the magic number 27 is slowly getting in sight. So, what is there to know about Austria? First of all: it`s not a province of Germany and it has nothing to do with Australia. As the… » read more

The upcoming commemorations of the end of WWII remind me of the many statues I have seen across Europe, all the military graveyards, former concentration camps or other types of scars from the past. They all mean to express one and the same message: We never want this to happen again. No more slavery, no… » read more

More than nine months behind and less than three more months to go. Austria is country number 22 and the magic number 27 is slowly getting in sight. So, what is there to know about Austria? First of all: it`s not a province of Germany and it has nothing to do with Australia. As the… » read more

The gradual melting of the Arctic ice cover offers attractive prospects for substantially shorter shipping lanes between Europe and the Pacific. That may become a welcome by-effect of global warming. But it also raises speculations and appetite about what may be the last unexplored and non-attributed oil and gas reserves on our tiny planet. According… » read more

Fashion statements

Italians rarely ever lack a subject of conversation. In case it does happen, it only takes one person to start talking about food before the situation is restored. Or about fashion, as I learn today. Opinions and preferences about dress codes differ by the individual, but every Italian for sure has clear cut opinions about… » read more

Italian extremes

It`s not a coincidence that my coverage about Italy ended up being divided in three parts. The first two parts had a logistical explanation. I simply needed to travel to the South of Italy to get to Malta, and then up again to catch a ferry to Greece. My third passage in Italy can be… » read more

European love story

Spending a study semester abroad is a perfect way to get to know a new country, new customs and new people. The European student program `Erasmus` was set up to facilitate exchanges between European universities. The experience of living in another country for one or two semesters is refreshing, confronting and intense. Because of this,… » read more

Venice is the perfect city for observing tourists and trying to find out where they are from. Most tourists however don`t come to Venice to look at other people. They would much rather arrive in an empty Venice so they can actually see the city instead of walking in line from one place to the… » read more

Today is the last day of my stay in Slovenia. I am reporting from Nova Gorica, a small city right next to the former separation between the worlds of communism and capitalism. Nova Gorica was built shortly after World War II. It served as a compensation for the Yugoslavian loss of territory to Italy, decided… » read more

This week Yourspace welcomes Esteban Romero and other PES activists from Spain. Among other things they suggest a number of ideas from Zapatero and the Spanish government which could inspire socialists in other parts of Europe. Find lots of ideas from Spain right here! Another guest on Yourspace is Josep Borrell, Spanish socialist and Chair… » read more

Portrait of a Slovenian

Selecting respondents for my daily interviews is a rather random process. While walking around town, the very few criteria I use to decide whether somebody is a suitable respondents are the following: 1) Looks like speaks English, 2) Looks friendly 3) aged roughly between 20 and 30 years old. I thought of today as a… » read more

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