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Guest post by Dan Luca, Senior Director at EURACTIV. European Political Context In less than a year, European Parliament elections will lead us to the next European Commission. Following the current polarising trend in global politics, the debate in Europe is mainly conducted between pro-Europeans and anti-Europeans. The ever-growing gap between decision-makers and citizens could… » read more

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Guest blog post by Gaffar Abdul, Communications Officer at Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF). ‘Fake news’, ‘misinformation’, ‘online falsehoods’ – call it what you may, but let us not be mistaken – this is not a recent phenomenon. Neither is it truly a new problem, though arguably it has gained new relevance in today’s information society, largely… » read more

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Guest blog post by Denis MacShane, the UK’s former minister for Europe. His latest book is Brexit, No Exit. Why (in the End) Britain Won’t Leave Europe (IB Tauris). Recently the London Eurosceptic political weekly, the Spectator, published an article by the most fervent EU federalist to be found in Europe. Jean Quatremer is a… » read more

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Guest post by Dan Luca, Senior Director of EURACTIV and lecturer on communication techniques and the European Union at VUB, ULB Brussels and SNSPA Bucharest. Why do I work in Brussels? The “blue city” has gradually become the political pole with the largest multicultural community. Apart from the European Parliament or the famous European Commission,… » read more

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I’ve been starring at this blank page for the past 6 months, almost on a daily basis. I’ve been meaning to write more on the federalist quest, but I’ve been turned back again and again by news reaching me on developments on the EU scene. Today, as I have been more or less removed from the… » read more

Mathew’s great post about Mediacafé – Europe: no medium, no message?, picks up on the phrase (Mathew’s emphasis) “The production of qualitative EU coverage should be incorporated in the charters of public broadcasters and it should be supervised as well.” As Mathew sums up: “State-coerced, force-fed media should not be what Europe is about.” An appeal for… » read more

Some EU bloggers, from time to time, tend to promote the use of Web 2.0 tools – social media – to develop a so-called European online public space. Actually, they are easily recognizable for using that kind of expressions which I extracted directly from the Web 2.0 Bullshit Generator: “post semantic weblogs” “engage A-list mashups”… » read more

Hello everyone, my name is Chiara,i’m 18 and i’m italian. i would suggest to all the webmasters of the european portals to send e-mails with informations about the European Parliament,about the international camps,about the information which is SO POOR!! I discovered this site casually,and i think it’s soo bad.You should send an e-mail in every… » read more

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