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The Central European Initiative is holding its two-days summit on this weekend. The rather loose regional co-operation is not very high on the international political agenda. The first news I found in English was from the Chinese Xinhua agency. The only news they produced on the Hungarian radio is who abstained from the meeting. The… » read more

I find it very alarming that some people think that the Kosovo criss could be frozen like the division of Cyprus and postponed for later decades or generations. Just look at the per head gross income in Greece, Turkey, and the divided Cyprus: Greece: […] Original post by ANTAL Daniel

If you’d happen to be in Milwaukee, WI until 4 May 2008, or visit the Scottish National Galleries in Edinburgh, UK during the summer, you can watch a great exhibition of modern Central European photography from 1918-1945. This was the time when the Habsburg Empire gave way to the modern countries of today. In this… » read more

It`s not a coincidence that my coverage about Italy ended up being divided in three parts. The first two parts had a logistical explanation. I simply needed to travel to the South of Italy to get to Malta, and then up again to catch a ferry to Greece. My third passage in Italy can be… » read more

Ten member states, including most of Central Europe has been in the European Union for four years. Some people start to make assessments. Café Bábel’s Krisztina Fogas claims in Happy fourth birthday to Central and Eastern Europe that “it has been four years since the European Union opened its door wide open and welcomed fifteen… » read more

It does not happen often that I agree with the American Enterprise Institute but Steven Hayward’s analysis of the “real cost of tackling climate change” in the Wall Street Journal of 28 April is spot on: an 80% reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 will have dramatic implications for our way of life. Hayward… » read more

European love story

Spending a study semester abroad is a perfect way to get to know a new country, new customs and new people. The European student program `Erasmus` was set up to facilitate exchanges between European universities. The experience of living in another country for one or two semesters is refreshing, confronting and intense. Because of this,… » read more

Venice is the perfect city for observing tourists and trying to find out where they are from. Most tourists however don`t come to Venice to look at other people. They would much rather arrive in an empty Venice so they can actually see the city instead of walking in line from one place to the… » read more

Today is the last day of my stay in Slovenia. I am reporting from Nova Gorica, a small city right next to the former separation between the worlds of communism and capitalism. Nova Gorica was built shortly after World War II. It served as a compensation for the Yugoslavian loss of territory to Italy, decided… » read more

This week Yourspace welcomes Esteban Romero and other PES activists from Spain. Among other things they suggest a number of ideas from Zapatero and the Spanish government which could inspire socialists in other parts of Europe. Find lots of ideas from Spain right here! Another guest on Yourspace is Josep Borrell, Spanish socialist and Chair… » read more

Make all citizens aware of the 60 years of progress of the European idea by getting your Council local press and media involved in the civic activity of celebrating Europe Day on May 9th. Repeat this each year and reflect on 60 years of peace, prosperity and achievements that all citizens continue to enjoy. This… » read more

Orgalime will be participating in the ‘launch event of the year’ when Electra, an industrial policy initiative for the electronics and electrical sector, is presented at the Representation of the Free State of Bavaria to the EU (Bavaria House, rue Wiertz, 77) on the 25 June 2008. Industry, decision makers and media alike will be… » read more

When it comes to a new enlargement round in eastern Europe, the EU can’t go forward and can’t go back writes Krzysztof Bobinski. (SPRING 2008) In Ukraine, the EU’s failure to encourage the government in its European aspirations risks creating a growing disillusionment with the West. That would strengthen Russia’s position in Ukraine, where Moscow… » read more

This blog was very silent last week because I was in Washington DC participating in a fascinating two-day climate and energy conference organised by the Transatlantic Platform for Action on the Global Environment (T-PAGE). This dialogue forum was created to facilitate debate among members of EU and US civil society on climate and energy policies… » read more

When it comes to a new enlargement round in eastern Europe, the EU can’t go forward and can’t go back writes Krzysztof Bobinski. (SPRING 2008) In Ukraine, the EU’s failure to encourage the government in its European aspirations risks creating a growing disillusionment with the West. That would strengthen Russia’s position in Ukraine, where Moscow… » read more

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