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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… » 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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Guest blogpost from Pavel Telicka, Vice-President of the European Liberals and Democrats for Europe in the European Parliament.   This Commission has promised the European citizens better regulation. The European Liberals and democrats support this Commission in its endeavour to make European rules clear, simple and effective. Pavel Telicka, Vice President of the ALDE Group… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

  There are many interpretations of precaution used in policy debates today. But how is it that environmentalists can switch from one incantation to another without realising that they are contradicting other issues that they themselves are campaigning on. The Risk-Monger has never hidden his views that the precautionary principle is a tool used to… » read more

  Posted by The Risk-Monger

Recently, I have attended a debate on the re-industrialisation of Europe. Frankly, my response was simple. It was a question, really. What is this debate about? Europe has as much industry as it can retain (in the case of old EU member states) or attract (in the case of CEE countries). The process of industry… » read more

  Posted by Adam Czyzewski

Guest blog post by Caroline Jenner, CEO for JA Europe In 2011, Marta Panunzi was a 16-year-old student studying at a vocational school in Pomezia, a small town south of Rome, who found economics a turn-off. Four years later, she is studying that very subject at the University of Rome, with ambitions to start an… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

Recent attacks on environmental NGO activists by government officials have left many to conclude that environmentalism should be criminalised. The Risk-Monger finds this just a tad too harsh, and on the occasion of Earth Day, thought he should come to the defence of his green friends. Although I agree we should not act or design… » read more

  Posted by The Risk-Monger

Guest blogpost by François du Mortier, e-Government Manager, CIRB and Francesco Grillo, Director, Vision   A Comparative Analysis of e-Government Practices   The Jean-Claude Juncker Commission has set the creation of a digital single market as a first priority. The Digital Agenda appears to be ‘a key ingredient’ to reinvigorate the European economy and to… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

Government institutions have a considerable role to play in creating breakthrough innovations. However, as experience demonstrates, not all forms of the state’s involvement in promoting innovation give rise to revolutionary technologies, and they are always paid for with taxpayers’ money. According to the latest studies on how landmark innovations that emerged in the IT, pharmaceutical… » read more

  Posted by Adam Czyzewski

“..there would also be political impacts of TTIP for Turkey because according to Kader Sevinç, Representative of the Republican People’s Party in Brussels, TTIP represents a new Western world order. From her statement, it could be deduced that through TTIP the US would be able to create the new Western axis against China economically and… » read more

  Posted by Kader Sevinc - Smart Democracy & Smart Citizenship

Power of latent demand

An innovation is a newly-invented product (service or technology) which has been successful on the market. When the first tablet came out, I was sceptical. How could it be better than a laptop computer? Being half the weight and offering twice the battery life surely did not make up for the missing keyboard and USB… » read more

  Posted by Adam Czyzewski

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