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Much of Europe is rooting for a Democrat, meaning most likely Evita, to replace George Bush in the White House. Be careful what you wish for. Neither Hillary Clinton nor either of the other major contenders for the Democratic presidential nomination Barack Obama and John Edwards would be good for Europe, much less for America.… » read more

As international trade ministers are meeting over the weekend at the Bali climate summit, WTO chief Pascal Lamy and Indonesia trade minister Mari Pangetsu published an interesting article in the International Herald Tribune, highlighting the challenges of climate change for international trade rules. Here is the article’s main message: “The international trading system cannot dictate… » read more

La présentation des résultats de l’enquête d’EurActiv.fr sur les attentes pour la Présidence française de l’Union européenne, mardi 4 décembre, a été l’occasion d’un échange libre et direct entre le secrétaire d’Etat chargé des Affaires européennes, M. Jean-Pierre Jouyet, et des personnalités de la société civile. L’événement a rassemblé plus de 350 participants, dont un… » read more

La présentation des résultats de l’enquête d’EurActiv.fr sur les attentes pour la Présidence française de l’Union européenne, mardi 4 décembre, a été l’occasion d’un échange libre et direct entre le secrétaire d’Etat chargé des Affaires européennes, M. Jean-Pierre Jouyet, et des personnalités de la société civile. Voir: L’événement a rassemblé plus de 350 participants, dont… » read more

Greetings to fellow bloggers and visitors. This are IMA-Europe’s first steps in the blogging world. New times, new trends – so we welcome the BlogActiv initiative as a new promising interactive channel to engage in a dialogue with our main interlocutors (EU and national policy makers and the public at large a.o.) on issues relating… » read more

Today, EUObserver runs a story about the EU’s year of intercultural dialogue 2008 – in German. See my comments over here at my other blog www.brusselsmedia.eu Original post by brusselsblogger

Here, that is, in our own “developed” world and not only in those countries which are traditionally being identified as “developing” countries (the now politically incorrect “third world” in the past). As the economic growth successes and the consumption abundance of our developed countries have been bought on the back of rapid over-exploitation of the… » read more

Following the Road to Copenhagen, another thematic web2.0 site on EU policy has just been launched: “SecurityCommunity.eu allows interested parties to share their views on EU security and defence issues. We hope to encourage an in-depth exchange between science, business and politics. … We hope to encourage an in-depth exchange between science, business and politics.… » read more

As usual in December, the upcoming EU Presidency has presented its logo and preliminary website. Slovenia is taking over the presidency of the Council of the European Union from Portugal on 1st January 2008. What does the logo represent: The outline of the symbol for Slovenia’s Presidency of the European Union represents an oak leaf,… » read more

One of the themes somehow neglected in the Lisbon strategy to date has been creativity. Indeed there has been much discussion about knowledge, r&d and innovation, but creativity is more than this. At some point I’d like to write a longer post about this, however, for now just let me share some slides. The deck… » read more

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