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Didier Malherbe, Administrateur-délégué UCB Pharma Belgium: “If working on the greening of the economy makes the companies more competitive, more attractive to new talents, it’s a win-win situation.” [kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/4CqBhw06F7c” width=”320″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /] Original post by Greening the Economy

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Didier Malherbe, Administrateur-délégué UCB Pharma Belgium: “If working on the greening of the economy makes the companies more competitive, more attractive to new talents, it’s a win-win situation.” [kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/4CqBhw06F7c” width=”320″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /]

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Gerd Leipold, Executive Director of Greenpeace International, on nuclear energy and its climate change promises – and on the paradigm shift in energy policy. [kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/N6nViBN4gCI” width=”320″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /] Original post by Greening the Economy

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Recognition of Kosovo’s independence is an unfortunate solution, but there is currently no better a solution. It is easy to say that EU foreign policy has failed because we could not unanimously agree this recognition. But is it to be expected that Spain and Cyprus could join in? Or some of the central […] Original… » read more

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The 366 page report of the Party School entitled “Storming the Fortress” was delivered shortly after the Party’s Five Year Congress in October 2007 but is only now being sold in bookshops. This is not the first Party School report pointing to systematic governance problems and grassroots anger at corruption. It […] Original post by… » read more

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We have European political parties. We have a statute for them, so that at least some financial independence is guaranteed from their national parties. Yet, what is missing? EUROPEAN elections! Now, how to change the situation? Three ideas seem reasonable: 1. Have common campaigns and a more visible face of the European Parties. Posters should… » read more

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Reading and writing are among the first skills Greek children learn in primary school. However, they won`t learn to write A`s, B`s and C`s, but Alpha`s, Beta`s and Gamma`s. Only by the time they start learning English they will get familiar with the Latin characters. Before then, it`s the Greek alphabet they learn. What else… » read more

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This year, the European Business Summit’s theme is “Greening the Economy”. However, instead of inviting companies that are pioneers in environmental technologies, the programme boasts some of the most polluting companies in the world and some of the worst performers in their sector. Instead of green leaders, the EBS presents dirty laggards. With an action… » read more

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Pierre Hermant, General Manager of the European Business Forum, organiser of the European Business Summit. [kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/ZpM4Qd-0In0″ width=”320″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /] Original post by Greening the Economy

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Michel Wurth (ArcelorMittal) on carbon trading and energy efficiency at the European Business Summit 2008. [kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/K21TWYAA2i4″ width=”320″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /] Original post by Greening the Economy

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The process to appoint the triumvirate of European Council President, Commission President and Foreign Policy Chief/Commission Vice-President is complicated enough with timing problems. Assuming that the Lisbon Treaty will be ratified and come into force on 1 January 2009, the European Council President and the Foreign Policy Chief will need to be agreed this […]

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Greetings from Slovakia, my name is František and let us share some thoughts together, The EU is unique in its languages as well and I think we all do support this, but let us look at it closer, is is not possible to figure out a language witch colud be used as an EU language… » read more

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What’s the difference? In these times of climate change concern, individuals and organizations alike are eager for measurable criteria to compare the impact of products and services on global warming. The notions of ‘Life Cycle Assessment’, ‘Carbon Footprint’, and ‘Ecological Footprint’ often appear in the media, but their exact meaning and the differences between them… » read more

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