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On 5th September, Ambassador Alejandro Alvargonzalez, NATO Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs and Security Policy inaugurated the NATO’s Strategic Direction South Hub, a centre designed to promote and enhance cooperation amongst the Alliance and partners, in a ceremony at the Allied Joint Force Command in Naples. On 2nd October, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg,… » read more

  Posted by EU-Logos

The digital world offers unprecedented opportunities, especially from an automotive perspective. Today’s vehicles are increasingly ‘connected’ – data is wirelessly exchanged between vehicles, the infrastructure surrounding them and service providers. Tomorrow’s vehicles will be automated and autonomous, capable of sensing their environment and navigating through cities without human input. Undoubtedly, these advances will increase comfort… » read more

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

Conditions for success

In many years of experience of IT-intensive projects, I have found that there are four conditions that must be met to maximise the chances of success. Putting it another way, if some or all of the conditions are not met, the likelihood of failure is raised. The first condition is that there must be a… » read more

  Posted by Peter Bye

This week, we discuss the break down of the German coalition talks. Our populist watch zooms in at the newest party in the German Bundestag: the ‘Alternative für Deutschland’. Want to discuss how to curb Populism? Make sure to register for our presentation event in Brussels on the 13th of December! Mutti Merkel: Make it… » read more

  Posted by 1989 Generation Initiative

While all stakeholders – including key Member States, Members of the European Parliament from all political groups and even the Commission’s own Health Directorate – agree upon the strong EU added value of the Health Programme, reducing EU health policy to the absolut minimum post 2020 is still on its making. Despite the worrying signs,… » read more

  Posted by My European Civil Voice - Zoltán Massay-Kosubek @EU_ZMK

By Juliette Beaulaton and Cristina Cumbreño Feminicide, domestic violence, sexual and economic exploitation, assault, harassment, rape, mutilation, forced marriage… The reality of violence against women and girls is multiform and occurs continuously and systematically in our society. It remains one of the most serious and widespread form of human rights violations. Gender inequality and discrimination… » read more

  Posted by Key to Europe

A seemingly insignificant debate is going on in the European Union, which will soon reveal its true magnitude if Brussels isn’t careful. A new regulation is being drafted, with a possible dramatic lowering of the cadmium levels admitted in phosphate-based fertilizers. The commission, lobbied by Russia, wants 20 mg per kilo, and Parliament barely voted… » read more

  Posted by Ethics, compliance and consumer goods

Le terme de populisme est dans toutes les bouches. Pourtant il s’agit d’un « mot valise » dans lequel on peut ranger des sens et des projets politiques très différents. Souvent utilisé de manière péjorative, il est régulièrement utilisé pour discréditer un adversaire politique. On peut tout de même parler d’une rhétorique populiste. Celle-ci peut… » read more

  Posted by EU-Logos

This Wednesday, 22nd November was held the high-level Euro-African conference organized at the European Parliament in Brussels. The conference was organized in the presence of Antonio Tajani, President of the European Parliament, to prepare the first African Union/EU summit to be held on 29th and 30th November in Abidjan, bringing together more than 80 heads… » read more

  Posted by EU-Logos

First published at: http://politheor.net/ The pan-European Personal Pension is the Commission led proposal to close the pension gap in a cost-effective manner. Its benefits spread across multiple fronts: improving pension system sustainability, strengthening current fiscal and macroeconomic coordination framework, unlock long-term investment, and contributing to deeper economic integration. Europe is getting old. Ageing population is… » read more

  Posted by RSIEAblog

As negotiations to design the Paris Rulebook developed during COP23, finding an agreement on the sensitive topic of climate finance proved to be a major obstacle in bringing the guidelines for Paris forward. Specifically Article 9.5 of the Paris Agreement brought discussions to a full stop during the second week of COP23. But what is… » read more

  Posted by Climate Tracker - Tracking international climate change negotiations

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