Shall the EU have an EU framework on minimum wage? As Social Platform we said that we would like to see EU standards for a minimum wage as part of our EU minimum social floor. That is our intention – so that it can benefit all people who cannot make ends meet at the end… » read more
This story about Hungary’s energy summit was published on 14th December 2010 by EurActiv. Hungary plans to concentrate on the big picture of EU energy policy as it takes on the EU’s rotating presidency in January. Energy will feature prominently at the new presidency’s first EU summit on 4 February. At the February summit, EU… » read more
Welcome to The Digital Picture – I’m looking forward to using this platform to share stories relevant to technology, the opportunities it presents, and the challenges it allows us to address in Europe. A lot is being written and said at the moment about the EU2020 and the developments of the Digital Agenda associated with… » read more
The Donostia Declaration, which was unanimously endorsed by the EU Competition and Research Ministers, in February 2010 highlights the practical role of science in economic recovery and growth. At the same time the document also highlights the role of science in social issue, primarily as a means to combat poverty. – t his will be… » read more
Work more, to earn more, to waste more, to borrow more, to work more. Until death happens. In short, that’s how the dogma of growth translates, for most of us. What has growth ever meant to us ? More cement. More towers. More motorways. More cars. More gadgets. More loans. More screens. More bureaucracy. ‘More’ being intrinsically enough to justify the outgrowths of growth.
In the times of Adam Smith, CO2 was described as “wild spirit”. CO2, ozone, methane, energy, entropy, pollution were not discovered. They were “spiritus sylvestre”, “vis viva”. If anything, their were ghosts-like diffuse concepts.