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Henry Kissinger famously asked “Who do I call if I want to call Europe?” This is the idea about how to answer that question. With the Treaty of Lisbon to be ratified by 2009 it would be possible for there to be one person to call – the same person as President of the Commission… » read more

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When I speak about Europe and the European future, I mean future of all people in it. It is crucial that all these diverse people feel integrated despite the common currency, no borders, free movement of goods and numerous other common outlays. In spite of the fact that we are of different religion, nationality and… » read more

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EU supported television channel Most people like to travel, but we can´t all do it as much as we like- but we need to know more about each other. My suggestion will be to encourage national or local filmmakers from each of the 27 countries to produce short stories from their country for a common… » read more

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The intercultural dialogue implies communication among people that come from different national, social, religious, generational and similar living environments. The purpose of the intercultural dialogue is to encourage the reflection about diversity that we connect to particular associations with language, ethnicity, society, culture or religion in everyday life. By such a dialogue we are fighting… » read more

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Climatic alteration is the greatest challenge a humankind has to confront. Our planet is getting warmer because we release great amount of gases into the atmosphere, which retain the heat of the sun. These gases are created with the combustion of great amount of coal, oil and gas, as well as with the industrial agriculture… » read more

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During their years under Soviet influence, Bulgarians hardly had any opportunity to travel to Western Europe or even neighbouring Greece. The isolation of Bulgaria from the Western world lasted to 1989 and beyond, as most European countries still required visa for Bulgarians until 2007. The lengthy isolation of Bulgaria from the Western world does not… » read more

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If we consider the way we get interested into a subject, one constant resides in the distance between oneself and the object or idea. What touches me is not the symbolic weight of an anthem or a flag, because such symbols are already made for people who partly feel themselves European.Before starting my studies I… » read more

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We are living in the era of Globalization, and democratization of the countries which still have the style of Stalinism or one political party system, which rules those countries. There are genuine efforts to open up such societies like the Arab countries, but the political reforms as well as the work of NGO are going… » read more

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Will CSP and Ocean Energy become the next booming technologies? Mention renewable energy and the first examples most people think of are hydroelectric power, wind power, photovoltaic panels, and various types of biomass. These are indeed the renewable technologies that have been implemented on the largest scale in recent years. But with the ever increasing… » read more

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In addition, one out of five doesn’t know at all about elections to the European Parliament. These are the findings of a new Eurobarometer survey. The document, with a lot more interesting info, is definitely a must-read for all campaigners who prepare for next year’s European elections. Original post by brusselsblogger

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The Barroso Commission has lost Markos Kyprianou, who has become Cypriot Foreign Minister. Joaquin Almunia could become a Spanish minister if Zapatero is re-elected this week-end. Franco Frattini is expected to join the next Italian government if Berlusconi wins the forthcoming Italian election. There was a time when this was most unlikely to […] Original… » read more

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Listening to two Israeli Knesset members, Dani Yatom and Isaac Ben-Israel, talking about the Iranian nuclear threat brought into stark focus that there is not a lot of time left to avert a potential disaster. According to the Israelis, Iran could have a nuclear weapon with delivery mechanism within one year; others say that the… » read more

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European schools have a unique position to contribute to a more secure world. The independent Life-Link Friendship-Schools organisation promotes a program based on peace lessons around the ethics of Care for Myself – Care for Others – Care for Nature. Students preferably age 12-19 in classes perform concrete peace actions during few hours such as… » read more

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After spending almost two weeks in Greece, it is now time to move on to country number 19 on the list: Bulgaria. More than just passing a national border, this change of country also feels like heading for an entire different part of Europe. From Mediterranean Europe into the former Eastern Bloc. When traveling from… » read more

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