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Reining in the U.S. Fed

Congress created America’s current central bank the Federal Reserve System in 1913. As with all central banks its role ultimately is determined by the political process. […]

2010 Video Review

Since I wrote one of these posts last year, the world of video within EurActiv has changed considerably. Our partnership with EUXTV adds lots in terms of the quality of content that I (we) certainly would have not managed alone. This list is in no particular order, but will hopefully highlight some of the good… » read more

Since I wrote one of these posts last year, the world of video within EurActiv has changed considerably. Our partnership with EUXTV adds lots in terms of the quality of content that I (we) certainly would have not managed alone. This list is in no particular order, but will hopefully highlight some of the good… » read more

Wouter Vermeulen, Coca-Cola Europe’s Corporate Responsibility Director, highlights the value of the private sector’s understanding of consumer behaviour. Coca-Cola has a wealth of information on consumer choices, and considers putting it to the disposal of different stakeholders active in the fight against obesity. [kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/l9q594pPVn8″ width=”425″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /]

This story about pension reforms was published on 14th December 2010 by EurActiv. The European Commission confirmed yesterday (13 December) it had reached an agreement with Poland on giving countries that have reformed their pension systems more leeway over fiscal policy. In the meantime, the parliament in Budapest voted to effectively dismantle pension reform. The… » read more

C’est au moment où, avec retard, les médias s’emparent de la situation des migrants à la frontière gréco-turc en multipliant reportages et enquêtes d’ordre général ou sur les individus et leur histoire personnelle, que le problème semble (provisoirement ?) perdre de son acuité. C’est du moins ce que nous indique Frontex : depuis le déploiement… » read more

La France a lancé le vendredi 3 décembre une procédure visant à mettre fin à l’hébergement sur son territoire du site WikiLeaks par le serveur français OVH, a annoncé le ministère de l’Industrie. Mais les juges ne se prononcent pas. Le ministre de l’Industrie et de l’Economie numérique Eric Besson a saisi une autorité administrative… » read more

EU-Logos Hits 800

Something pretty amazing has happened on Blogactiv today. This post (currently the Editor’s Choice) about the Swiss referendum by EU-Logos is the 800th he has published on the platform. This must be the Eurosphere’s most prolific writer… If you are not familiar with the blog, EU-Logos writes about a wide range of topics including human… » read more

At 4 billion USD, the amount of money at stake in India’s microcredit industry seems insignificant if compared to that of the US sub-prime mortage crisis . Yet India is not only a fast- growing economy but also home to a huge number of poor, who have become dependent on microcredits for their livelihood. This… » read more

Tania Runge, Senior Policy Advisor for Copa Cogeca in Brussels, explains the impact of both water quantity and quality to farmers and the agriculture sector. Ms Runge was attending the 6th Annual Conference of the European Water Association in Brussels. [kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/RiNXRozD-Lo” width=”425″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /]

[kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/BNHR6IQJGZs” width=”425″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /] It just shows how important links are to either your blog or website. If you aren’t taking linking seriously, you can’t really expect to receive any traffic from Google search queries.

After GM, Nissan and Peugeot BMW has decided to enter manufacturing of electric cars. On November 5th 2010, it has inaugurated its new building site in Leipzig where it hopes to produce several ten thousand “Megacity” vehicles per year as of 2013-14. Thanks to political and multi-billion Dollar financial support from governments across the world,… » read more

Angela Merkel scheint sich auf den G20-Gipfel in Seoul zu freuen. Die Bundeskanzlerin ist allerdings nicht völlig zuversichtlich. Sie macht sich über die Wiederbelebung des Handelsprotektionismus – nicht zuletzt im US-Kongress – Sorgen sowie über die Gefahr, dass die Währungsrivalität zu einem neuen Handelskrieg wird … Aber Merkel erklärt, wie sie hofft, in Seoul für… » read more

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