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The Lisbon Treaty introduced a new system of delegated and implementing acts to replace the previous ‘comitology’. The introduction of the system has caused interinstitutional woes, with the alignment of pre-Lisbon legislative acts being blocked on an issue of principle. After several postponements, the Commission is about to propose a way out of this situation.… » read more

  Posted by EIPA Institutional Geek blog

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Who buys Kazakhstan’s oil production today? Question:  How might the falling oil prices affect Kazakhstan’s ability to develop and deliver oil to other countries, especially Europe? Answer:  The Italian company ENI been major player in the Kazakhstan’s energy sector for nearly a quarter-century, involved in the development of Kashagan and Karachaganak fields. Italy is the… » read more

  Posted by Robert M. Cutler

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The Political Italian History of the past 20-plus years has shown that there is no more real demarcation between parties once “political”, between party ideologies, and especially among approaches to public management and / or national and international economic policy that still justify the presence of blocks of political power (the so-called parties) that had… » read more

  Posted by New Politics & Economics Actions

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When an industry lobbies to defend its market or interest, that is a normal part of the policy dialogue mechanism. When an industry lobbies to undermine trust in its competition, then we should have serious ethical questions about how that industry monitors its practices. When an industry knowingly spreads lies, or encourages others to do… » read more

  Posted by The Risk-Monger

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  On a recent trip to San Francisco and Austin, Texas, I found myself accompanied by two potential agents of change – Benjamin Barber’s book If Mayors Ruled the World and a newly appointed Swedish city mayor, Niklas Nordström. The former has the power to inspire and empower local politicians who wish to take on… » read more

  Posted by Kaj Embren

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www.medizin-am-abend.blogspot.com Was für ein besseres Prestigeprojekt könnte es für die EU geben, mit dem sie ihren Bürgern ihren eigenen Nutzen klar machen kann? Ein Europa, ein Wirtschaftsraum, ein Telefontarif. Dass in der EU auch heute noch viel mehr die wirtschaftlichen Interessen einzelner Unternehmen dominieren, stellen die Mitgliedsstaaten nun unter Beweis… Sie stellen sich strikt gegen… » read more

  Posted by KARPFENTEICH

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The Moldovan secret services have begun to banish European citizens. Without any explanation, the civic activist George Simion was detained and driven outside the frontiers by the security services’ agents. No explanation was given, but Simion is known to plead for the European values. The Republic of Moldova suddenly leans towards the East, and that… » read more

  Posted by Lulea Marius Dorin

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Once again, the self-appointed great and good of Europe claim to have a magic solution to the infinitely complex conflict between Palestinians and Israel. Under the ambitious (and misleading) heading of “a new EU approach to resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict”, this group is calling on Frederica Mogherini to adopt their opinions. Far from being a peace proposal or to a “new approach”,… » read more

  Posted by Watching the Watchers

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Die Würde des Menschen ist unantastbar, heißt es in Artikel 1 der Grundrechtecharta der Europäischen Union. Wohlgemerkt – unantastbar ist die Würde des Menschen, nicht nur die des Europäers! Doch Artikel 1 der EU-Grundrechtecharta ist in Brüssel leider nicht viel mehr als ein wohlfeiles Eingangszitat für Festreden zum Thema Flüchtlingsintegration. Flüchtlinge – bloß nicht bei… » read more

  Posted by KARPFENTEICH

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Greek PM Tsipras was invited last Monday to participate in Saint Petersburg International Economic Forum, an annual meeting held under the auspices of the President of Russia Vladimir Putin aiming -mainly- at boosting Russia’s export capacity. The same day, Greece was invited to become the sixth member of BRICS’s New Development Bank (NDB). International and… » read more

  Posted by Dimitris Rapidis

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As investors and officials are promoting a gas pipeline project from the Caspian Sea to Italy, the systematic repression of human rights in Azerbaijan is hardly on the official agenda. The Aliyev regime’s weakly veiled attempts to muzzle dissent illustrate how even the most repressive governments are acceptable partners for Europe’s pet energy projects. by… » read more

  Posted by Bankwatch