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By John Higgins, Director General of DIGITALEUROPE The digital single market has been identified as a key plank in Europe’s economic revival, after the worst recession in living memory. I’d go a step further and say that the digital single market isn’t just about getting Europe’s economy back on its feet, it’s about re-fitting Europe… » read more

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Janice Atkinson will continue as a member of the European Parliament, despite being kicked out of the UK Independence Party for allegedly fiddling her drinks expenses. The MEP’s chief of staff was filmed by The Sun – Britain’s best-selling newspaper – asking for a cocktail party bill to be tripled so she could “repatriate” the money… » read more

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  There can be created a complex mechanism at the national level with strengthening measures for the Romanian economy. This mechanism must recreate a proper business environment for foreign investors. Now we are facing two challenges, one of maintaining the companies we already have, and collaborate with them to boost economic growth, and another of… » read more

  Posted by Adrian Marius Dobre

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Guest blogpost by Arif Shala, doctoral student at the Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich, Germany, and executive director at the Institute for Economic Development Studies in Prishtine, Kosovo. What is good governance and why is it important for economic and social development? Good governance is the striving for rule of law, transparency, equity, and accountability in… » read more

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(Press release about Waste2Go Project (FP7) of our partner company, Geonardo Ltd)           Transforming household waste into an environmentally and financially valuable resource is the aim of the EU funded Waste2Go project, which seeks to valorise municipal solid waste (MSW) for social and economic benefit. The Project’s main objective is the… » read more

  Posted by Europa Media

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Collaboration with TUI Group, NASA to reduce fuel use, carbon emissions New technologies include active flow control, bug-phobic wing coatings   Boeing has begun several months of flights with its ecoDemonstrator 757 to evaluate new technologies to improve commercial aviation’s efficiency, reduce noise and carbon emissions. Boeing is collaborating with TUI Group and the National Aeronautics… » read more

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Guest blog post by Jim Orson from the National Institute of Agricultural Botany (NIAB). I made a big mistake at the end of a recent blog when I mentioned that we could soon expect to cultivate GM glyphosate tolerant oilseed rape. This optimism chimed with recent reports stating that we could soon grow waves of… » read more

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Le mois prochain, l’Université de Southampton, Royaume-Uni, accueillera la toute première conférence pour discuter du droit d’exister d’Israël. Si la raison de ce débat est « l’occupation » israélienne d’un peuple indigène, et en mettant un instant de côté la revendication d’Israël pour cette terre, pourquoi la légitimité des Etats-Unis n’est-elle pas mise en cause,… » read more

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Ten years after the French referendum killed off the Constitutional Treaty, it is right to turn our attention again to the question of how better to govern the Union. The financial crisis has provided an unexpectedly tough stress test for the Treaty of Lisbon in its implementation phase – and the weaknesses of that treaty,… » read more

  Posted by Andrew Duff - On Governing Europe

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Western Balkan countries have ambitious plans to increase their electricity generation over the next years. But what will happen if they all become a regional energy hub? Will there be a demand for all the available electricity? by Pippa Gallop, cross-posted from the Bankwatch blog Hardly a week goes by without the media in the… » read more