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Difficulty getting renewable energy from where it’s generated to where it’s consumed can be a big headache for countries wanting to go green. That’s the case with Germany, one of the world leaders in wind energy, Energy and Economics Minister Sigmar Gabriel says. Most of Germany’s wind energy is generated in plains in the north,… » read more

  Posted by The Eurasian Policy & Energy Hub

On April 27th, the 1989 Generation Initiative, or ‘89ers’ presented visions and proposals on the future of the European Union at the European Parliament, to an audience of MEPs, think tank professionals and young Europeans. The core message: The EU should always aim to improve its citizens’ lives. Their aspirations and livelihoods should be placed… » read more

  Posted by 1989 Generation Initiative

In 1995, the European Union’s Barcelona Conference launched the grand-sounding Euro-Mediterranean Partnership, a massive effort encompassing the countries of North Africa, Israel, Syria and Jordan. The main objective was to establish economic and political frameworks to stabilize the Arab regimes; the second goal was to compete with the US in Arab-Israeli peace making after Oslo.… » read more

  Posted by Watching the Watchers

Common values are the very foundation of the European Union. They play a decisive role for the inner cohesion and solidarity among the citizens of the Union. They unite them. That’s why they are laid down right at the beginning of the Treaty in Article 2. They include respect for human dignity, freedom, tolerance, democracy,… » read more

  Posted by The future of the European Union

Back in December, former USAID project officer Josh Cohen described the scale of corruption in Ukraine so breathtaking that “a Nigerian prince would be embarrassed.” Since then, the Nigerians actually were embarrassed, this time by British Prime Minister David Cameron’s who quipped that the country was “fantastically corrupt” prior to the May 12 Anti-Corruption Summit… » read more

  Posted by The Euro Economy

D’une victoire… ou d’une défaite. Du succès d’Alexander Van der Bellen à l’élection présidentielle autrichienne, plusieurs enseignements peuvent être tirés. Même remporté « à l’arraché » et avec une marge minime (31’000 voix), un succès est un succès, c’est le jeu ordinaire de la démocratie ordinaire. Il suffit d’imaginer les conséquences possibles d’un échec pour… » read more

  Posted by François Mennerat

The forthcoming European Referendum will determine how the UK resolves issues of clear importance to British working people, and yet, certainly compared to the business community, the trade union movement has been relatively muted on the issue. This is perhaps surprising, since trade unions have been amongst the staunchest supporters of continued European integration, on… » read more

  Posted by History and Policy

Why Machine Learning? Can computers learn how to perform complex tasks such as driving autonomous cars [1], spotting cancer cells [2] or analysing sentiment [3] without being specifically instructed? The answer is Yes – and Machine Learning (ML) provides the tools! Rather than relying on explicit instructions (rules), ML systems learn from examples. This allows… » read more

  Posted by Social Sentiment Indices powered by X-Scores

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