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Fundamental questions

Broadly speaking, scientific research takes two forms. One is applied research, which aims at practical results, such as more efficient and smaller batteries, or electricity generation from solar power. The other form is fundamental research, which is driven by curiosity and aims to expand human knowledge without any specific practical goal in mind. However, fundamental… » read more

  Posted by Peter Bye

      by Katrijn Siderius and Miroslava Scholten EU agencies’ number and powers have grown tremendously in the recent years. Despite the so-called Meroni ‘non-delegation’ doctrine, EU agencies perform a wide range of tasks. They can contribute to or pass (soft) rules of general applications and impose sanctions for violation of EU laws vis-à-vis… » read more

  Posted by TARN

  Bosnia-Herzegovina (BiH) is an artificial administrative creature made by foreign powers in Dayton agreement on 1995. It has two political semi-independent entities (federal units) – Serb dominated Republika Srpska (RS) and Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (FBiH) inhabited mainly by Croats and Bosniacs. The outcome has been some kind of confederal arrangement set up… » read more

  Posted by AriRusila's Conflicts

  La ville de Chemnitz située dans la région de la Saxe, fortement marquée à droite, est depuis plusieurs semaines le théâtre d’importantes manifestations anti-migrants portées principalement par des groupes d’extrême droite. La troisième ville de la Saxe est devenue l’épicentre de la contestation, depuis l’arrestation de deux suspects de nationalité afghane pour le meurtre… » read more

  Posted by EU-Logos

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

  Posted by The Guest Blog

NATO Military Chiefs met at the end of September in Warsaw, Poland to discuss future Alliance’ s military strategy. According to NATO press release, during the meeting, “discussions focused on allied operations, missions and activities, the development of NATO’s military strategy, responsiveness, reinforcement and the NATO Readiness Initiative, as well as the Alliance’s ongoing modernization.”… » read more

  Posted by News from the Baltic States

Ci-dessus, sur la toile peinte par Paolo Uccello vers 1470, on peut y reconnaître Saint Georges (le bien) combattant le dragon (le mal). Mais ce qui nous intéresse sur ce tableau c’est la princesse symbolisant l’âme humaine, origine et but de la lutte. Elle est à la fois spectatrice et dépendante (par la corde) de… » read more

  Posted by EU-Logos

C’est à Molenbeek, au Centre Communautaire Maritime, que s’est tenue la dernière conférence d’EU Logos sur le thème de la citoyenneté européenne à l’ère du numérique. Touchant des thèmes aussi variés que la fracture numérique, la question des inégalités et celle de la protection des données personnelles, l’objectif principal était de rendre compte de la… » read more

  Posted by EU-Logos

Every other year in September, the global truck industry meets in Hanover for the International Motor Show dedicated to commercial vehicles. Given that ACEA represents the EU’s seven major truck manufacturers, we were also present in Hanover to set out the industry’s joint position on the EU proposal for truck CO2 standards. Most notably, we… » read more

  Posted by Secretary General of the European Automobile Manufacturers' Association (ACEA)

Le débat au Parlement européen a été d’une rare intensité et la majorité recueillie exceptionnellement forte, en conclusion d’une demande de lancer contre la Hongrie une procédure, celle de l’article 7 du Traité sur l’Union européenne, pour violation de l’Etat de droit. Les valeurs européennes ne sont pas négociables .L’Union européenne est fondée sur la… » read more

  Posted by EU-Logos

Latvia votes for future

The general elections in Latvia will take place on October 6, 2018. On Saturday Latvians will choose their future. Though it sounds very pathetic, future of the country really depends on the results of these elections. In an interview with Latvian information agency LETA, Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics, commenting the atmosphere during this pre-election period,… » read more

  Posted by News from the Baltic States

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