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It is a shame that the Lisbon Reform Treaty looks like it is going to be ratified by all 27 countries with only one country putting it to a referendum (Ireland). Similarly it was the case with the EU constitution where only a handful of states had, or were planning, a referendum on […] Original… » read more

Très chers blogueurs, Nous tenons aujourd’hui à vous faire part d’une avancée notable dans le développement de Blogactiv, à savoir la création de notre Netvibes Universe. Le principal avantage est de cet outil Web 2.0 est d’avoir un synopsis dynamique et interactif à la fois de Blogactiv et d’EurActiv. Ci-dessous un copie d’écran de notre… » read more

A central issue of the ongoing Bucharest NATO summit is to find more commitments for the biggest ever military action of the alliance outside the transatlantic: the Afghanistani peacekeeping and counter-insurgency operations. It was widely quoted that our North-American allies are unhappy with the European commitment on this common mission. It turns out, that the… » read more

A report by a UK Parliamentary Committee on Communities and Local Government criticises the UK Government’s concentration on improving the energy performance new homes and paying too little attention to existing housing stock. The report highlights the energy deficiencies of existing stock, which, on average, emit twice as much carbon per home as one constructed… » read more

The European Union’s Common Foreign and Security Policy is still ineffectual; the ESDP is no better. Meanwhile, Russia’s sense of insecurity over NATO expansion to its borders is matched only by its aggressive use of energy as a tool of policy. So why not kill two birds with one stone? Forgive the metaphor… Granted, the… » read more

A new peer-reviewed study has just been published on the possible link between the onset of Parkinson’s disease and the use of pesticides during one’s lifetime. Not surprisingly, the story has been picked up by the press globally and if you only have time to read the headlines then it’s a foregone conclusion that pesticides… » read more

A new peer-reviewed study has just been published on the possible link between the onset of Parkinson’s disease and the use of pesticides during one’s lifetime. Not surprisingly, the story has been picked up by the press globally and if you only have time to read the headlines then it’s a foregone conclusion that pesticides… » read more

Another month gone by! It`s number 8 and there will be four more to go. I think that`s still quite a lot but if I look at how quickly the previous ones have gone by, it seems like the whole adventure will be over soon. Anyway, many people have been asking me about what kind… » read more

Tired of the blaming game over the name of present and would-be NATO allies? Cannot wait how the new Entente Cordiale will help the relations of EU and NATO? Do you think the the American president is gambling with offering entry into the military allience to Ukraine? The Bucharest NATO summit not only is held… » read more

Though EU has a Cohesion Policy, among the horizontal policies like Sustainable Development and Equal Opportunities, that are compulsory for the project financed from its structural instruments, there isn’t mentioned Community Development. Or, what kind of cohesion can these instruments create if people will continue to migrate in waves from a region to other in… » read more

10 years after the Franco-British St Malo accord, President Sarkozy’s successful visit to London brings hope for a strategic consensus between France, Germany and the UK, supported by most Member States. Beyond diplomatic initiatives, this could encompass energy policy, climate change and also development aid. This is the conclusion of an interesting article by Thierry… » read more

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