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23-01-2008: Eu has set european targets for Sustainable Energy. This is again an important milestone for European energy policy implementation by the Commission. It shows their commitment to combatting climate change. International agreements for the post-Kyoto period hasn’t been set yet, national policies within old en new EU-member states are ‘divers’ in ambitions and quality.… » read more

The opening plenary session of the European Business summit (EBS 2008) workshop will feature speakers as diverse as the European Commissioner for Environment, the Director General of the WWF and the President of Microsoft International. This post sets out the scope of this EBS 2008 plenary (see EBS ‘08 programme). Everyone interested in the topic,… » read more

This European Business summit (EBS 2008) workshop will discuss the possible contributions of Information & Communication Technologies to the development ofa low carbon economy. This post sets out the scope of this EBS 2008 workshop (see EBS ‘08 programme). Everyone interested in the topic, whether they’re coming to EBS 2008 or not, is welcome to… » read more

Commission President Barroso today (25 Jan) expressed his support for a Davos declaration on the Millennium Development Goals and promised to “discuss with Member States the importance of scaling up aid budgets”. By putting this issue in the context of “financial aid”, developed countries can feel good about themselves. They are helping (or at least… » read more

Commission President Barroso today (25 Jan) expressed his support for a Davos declaration on the Millennium Development Goals and promised to “discuss with Member States the importance of scaling up aid budgets”. By putting this issue in the context of “financial aid”, developed countries can feel good about themselves. They are helping (or at least… » read more

The future of ecology-friendly technologies will be at the centre of discussion at this workshop of the European Business Summit on 22 February. In order to deliver sustainable, secure and competitive energy, the EU needs to accelerate the development and deployment of cost-effective low carbon technologies. In a carbon constrained world, the mastery of technology… » read more

After all that has been said this year on the Turkish application to enter the European Union, either by the ‘pro’ people like the Portuguese Manuel Lobo Antunes – Secretary of State of European Affairs -, the British Geoffrey Hoon – same position for the United Kingdom – or Massimo d’Alema, the Italian Minsitry of… » read more

This European Business summit (EBS 2008) workshop will discuss and debate EU policies for stimulating green investment. This post sets out the scope of this EBS 2008 workshop (see EBS ‘08 programme). Everyone interested in the topic, whether they’re coming to EBS 2008 or not, is welcome to use this blog to comment or submit… » read more

After having a look at the Greek Cypriot side of the `Cyprus dispute`, the logical next step is to cross to the North side of the island to ask for some opinions there. So, off I go today, across the UN-patrolled Green Line that splits Nicosia and all of Cyprus in two. Welcome to the… » read more

The second plenary session of the European Business summit (EBS 2008) workshop will discuss energy security. This post sets out the scope of this EBS 2008 plenary (see EBS ‘08 programme). Everyone interested in the topic, whether they’re coming to EBS 2008 or not, is welcome to use this blog to comment or submit their… » read more

This European Business summit (EBS 2008) workshop will discuss nuclear energy. This post sets out the scope of this EBS 2008 workshop (see EBS ‘08 programme). Everyone interested in the topic, whether they’re coming to EBS 2008 or not, is welcome to use this blog to comment or submit their own ideas – see About… » read more

This opening European Business summit (EBS 2008) workshop will discuss the development of a global carbon market. This post sets out the scope of this EBS 2008 workshop (see EBS ‘08 programme). Everyone interested in the topic, whether they’re coming to EBS 2008 or not, is welcome to use this blog to comment or submit… » read more

French president has proposed a new framework for the “bassin Méditerranéen”. That is what he calls the Mediterranean Union. If Europe wants to develop its southern neighbours the technical assistence of the Neighbourhood Policy is not sufficient. I think it is a good starting point but the idea has to be reformulated to be less… » read more

Philip Stephens, in today’s Financial Times writes that European leaders have a better opportunity than for some time to “stop asking what Washington can do for them and start thinking about what they might do for themselves.” The Lisbon agenda should be ratified and the new leadership is not tainted by the fall-out over Iraq.… » read more

Energy Efficiency (EE) efforts have fallen off The International Energy Agency (IEA) compiled an interesting graph, based on information about 10 European countries plus the U.S., Canada, New Zealand and Japan. It can be found on the Executive summary of the book ‘Energy Use in the New Millennium: Trends in the IEA countries’, published on… » read more

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