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From the Editorial Team: President Bush’s last official visit to Germany has sparked a vivid debate about the legacy of his presidency and the image of the US abroad. Will Europe forget about Bush soon after the elections and consider the US once again as a partner and friend? Or will the next president have… » read more

Located far away from the any sea or ocean, Slovakia has a continental climate with daytime temperatures in the East of the country varying between -10 degrees in winter to over 30 degrees in summer. I managed to plan my way around the cold of Northern Europe and the heat of Southern Europe, but may… » read more

Beer is a magic word in Slovakia as much as it is in Czech Republic. Few social gatherings in Slovakia go by without anybody yielding to the fresh-bitter taste of a decent pint of beer. More so than in Czech Republic, the Slovak taste for alcoholic drinks extends into the `stronger` direction. Slovaks are proud… » read more

After money, abortion, euthanasia, psychological or physical disabilities, sex and/or deviant sexual preferences and immigration issues, I think have come across another topic that qualifies as a taboo in big parts of Europe: doing nothing. The Greeks seem to be the only ones in the European Union to collectively accept and even praise the activity… » read more

Frank-Walter Steinmeier & David Miliband: Germany and the UK want to develop an effective European and multilateral strategy to anticipate the new policy challenges of climate security. Indeed, an off-balance global climate will spawn ravaging crises, conflicts, and disasters that require an international response. Original post by Atlantic Community

Blogactiv is rapidly expanding. Readership has doubled in the last two months. An increasing number of bloggers from all over Europe, individuals as well as organisations is joining our community. iScience, our event blog organised for the French national institute for research in computer science and control (INRIA) at the end of May, is a… » read more

Blogactiv is rapidly expanding. Readership has doubled in the last two months. An increasing number of bloggers from all over Europe, individuals as well as organisations is joining our community. iScience, our event blog organised for the French natio…

Quelques hypothèses : Pour l’Allemagne et la France, l’objectif européen est un nouveau commencement. Certains disent que la réconciliation franco-allemande est terminée et qu’il faut passer à autre chose. À l’inverse, je pense qu’il faut capitaliser sur cette réconciliation exemplaire dans le cadre du nouveau Traité de Lisbonne. Le moteur franco-allemand conserve tout son sens,… » read more

Christian Deblock & Michele Rioux: Canadians want to develop closer economic ties with Europe in order to reduce their dependence on the United States. However this new “European” policy is motivated by the wrong reasons and political and structural differences could prove insurmountable. Original post by Atlantic Community RSS-Feed

Dans un article du 7 juin 2008, « Sarkozy-Merkel, un couple laborieux“, initialement intitulé “Sarkozy-Merkel, la danse des crocodiles”, Henri de Bresson et Arnauld Leparmentier analysent les relations franco-allemandes sous l’angle de la rivalité. “Derrière les sourires, la méfiance et surtout une sourde rivalité pour prendre le leadership en Europe”. Tandis que Nicolas Sarkozy essaie… » read more

Three hundred and ten articles about culture and none of them has dealt with films.. Time to cast my ignorance about films aside, and ask a bunch of young Slovak about their preferences when it comes to projections on the wide screen. Original post by Bruno

Maximilian Müngersdorff: Beijing’s commitments to improve its environmental situation encouraged the IOC to accept its Olympic bid. The challenge is now to prevent economic growth outweighing the improvements that have been made and integrating these into a long-term and countrywide strategy. Original post by Atlantic Community RSS-Feed

Eight months after its official launch, Blogactiv, the leading blog platform dedicated to European affairs, will put a revamped version online on the 9thof June 2008 with the objective to provide Blogactiv bloggers with the best services and increase interactivity with the European blogosphere. Welcome to Blogactiv 1.0! After eight months of beta testing, we… » read more

The Slovenian presidency has compiled a progress report on the climate & energy legislative package ahead of Council meetings on Environment (Thursday 5 Jun) & Energy (Friday 6 Jun). The CO2 geological storage proposal is dealt with in Annex 2 (pages 11-14). Original post by markjohnston

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