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Guest post by Zuzana Stratilová from the Ministry of Agriculture of the Czech Republic in cooperation with Biotrin. Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and their use, especially in agriculture and food industry, remain a controversial topic in the EU. Opinions of different member states are highly polarized. On the one hand, there are member states which… » read more

  Posted by Trade Talk

  May is parade month in Brussels, but one cannot help but already notice the impressive parade of stupid marching through this town, and nowhere more can this be better exemplified than in the activism surrounding bee health and neonicotinoid pesticides. For much of the last four years, campaigners have been falling over themselves using… » read more

  Posted by The Risk-Monger

Russian propaganda has descended to discourtesy, infamy and mercilessness. In Moscow, in “Ukraina” hall there was an exhibition held entitled “Material evidence. Donbass. 365 days.” The whole scenes of combat actions taking place on the East of Ukraine were reconstructed with a disgusting and shocking naturalism. For instance, exhibited were pieces of disrupted houses, apartments… » read more

  Posted by Tyszecki

With regard to the production of geopolitical discourses, the field of critical geopolitics distinguishes between the “intellectuals of statecraft” and the “dissident intellectuals”. The intellectuals of statecraft are those whose activities are directed toward the extending and deepening the power of the status quo, whereas the dissident intellectuals endeavor to demystify and deconstruct the existing… » read more

  Posted by Kovacevic on Geopolitics

By 2020 Europe aspires to have a smart, sustainable and inclusive economy, to which education is the key component. So far Europe aims to reach this goal by creating partnerships, domestically and internationally, supporting student mobility and finally by creating a compatible and comparable higher education system. In addition much is being done to create… » read more

  Posted by Arif Shala

The impact autonomous cars will have on personal mobility and cities will dwarf the disruption Uber and AirBnB have wrought on their respective industries. Joined-up European policies seem in short supply. Google Now chimes to let me know that it’s summoned a car a few minutes earlier than normal because it expects the bad weather… » read more

  Posted by Mathew Lowry

Emmanuel Macron, the French economy minister, made his way to Strasbourg to introduce his much-vaunted structural reforms to French MEPs on Tuesday (28 April). But, as in Paris, the ex-banker’s plans proved an easier pill to swallow for members of the political right than for his own Socialist Party. His “loi Macron” is a cocktail… » read more

  Posted by Heard in Europe

The London stage is well-known for its shameless attempts to publicise productions, usually through thinly veiled references to current events. So is it just Heard in Europe, or is the Barbican’s latest staging of Sophocles’ Antigone channeling the our own present day Greek financial tragedy? More specifically, is the casting of Patrick O’Kane (pictured) as… » read more

  Posted by Heard in Europe

For several weeks now, a key issue on the radar of the European Union is the question of illegal immigrants from war-stricken African and Middle East countries arriving on the shores of Italy. Due to internal conflicts that are tearing apart nations like Syria or Nigeria, the Mediterranean has now become a scene of a… » read more

  Posted by wzory

I am currently in Latvia for the 3-day Multilingual Digital Single Market #RigaSummit2015 and was asked to present EurActiv’s experiences as a multilingual media in the Empowering Multilingual Content, Media, and Data Economy plenary session. Check out my presentation here : [embeddoc url=”” download=”all” viewer=”google”]  

  Posted by Media4EU

I hate “limited liability”. It sounds either technical & legalistic (who really knows what it means?), or mealy-mouthed and self-serving (“we don’t want to take responsibility”). There’s got to be a better name for it – a name that is catchy and simple and easy to understand. I am offering a holiday in Bali to… » read more

  Posted by The eCommerce Blog - by Allegro Group

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