The Plan D final conference was for me an interesting experience, as I could witness an enthusiastic debate by ordinary citizens who had debated European issues already before they came to Brussels. Thus they were already a little bit better informed as the average citizen. It was interesting to see that these citizens not only… » read more
The event organised by the European Commission to wrap up the plan D projects was finally not so formal and official an affair as might have been thought from the programme. This was due to Pat Cox as a quite brilliant moderator drawing out people’s comments and really pushing the very institutional panel to make… » read more
A few days before the signature of the Lisbon Treaty, participants of the Plan D Citizen’s Project have called for a more social Europe that takes a more consistent approach to migration issues, teaches democracy and citizenship in schools and fosters diversity while it recognises common European values. In an Open letter to the EU… » read more
According to the Independent, the UK government will today announce what amounts to a real renewables revolution. In a remarkable U-turn, Gordon Brown’s government wants all households in Britain to be powered by off-shore windfarms in 2020. It could mean building 7000 wind turbines along the coast of the UK. Read further articles about this… » read more
Much of Europe is rooting for a Democrat, meaning most likely Evita, to replace George Bush in the White House. Be careful what you wish for. Neither Hillary Clinton nor either of the other major contenders for the Democratic presidential nomination Barack Obama and John Edwards would be good for Europe, much less for America.… » read more
As international trade ministers are meeting over the weekend at the Bali climate summit, WTO chief Pascal Lamy and Indonesia trade minister Mari Pangetsu published an interesting article in the International Herald Tribune, highlighting the challenges of climate change for international trade rules. Here is the article’s main message: “The international trading system cannot dictate… » read more
La présentation des résultats de l’enquête d’EurActiv.fr sur les attentes pour la Présidence française de l’Union européenne, mardi 4 décembre, a été l’occasion d’un échange libre et direct entre le secrétaire d’Etat chargé des Affaires européennes, M. Jean-Pierre Jouyet, et des personnalités de la société civile. L’événement a rassemblé plus de 350 participants, dont un… » read more
La présentation des résultats de l’enquête d’EurActiv.fr sur les attentes pour la Présidence française de l’Union européenne, mardi 4 décembre, a été l’occasion d’un échange libre et direct entre le secrétaire d’Etat chargé des Affaires européennes, M. Jean-Pierre Jouyet, et des personnalités de la société civile. Voir: L’événement a rassemblé plus de 350 participants, dont… » read more
Greetings to fellow bloggers and visitors. This are IMA-Europe’s first steps in the blogging world. New times, new trends – so we welcome the BlogActiv initiative as a new promising interactive channel to engage in a dialogue with our main interlocutors (EU and national policy makers and the public at large a.o.) on issues relating… » read more
Today, EUObserver runs a story about the EU’s year of intercultural dialogue 2008 – in German. See my comments over here at my other blog www.brusselsmedia.eu Original post by brusselsblogger
Here, that is, in our own “developed” world and not only in those countries which are traditionally being identified as “developing” countries (the now politically incorrect “third world” in the past). As the economic growth successes and the consumption abundance of our developed countries have been bought on the back of rapid over-exploitation of the… » read more
Guy Verhofstadt is back. The phrase “plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose” seems reality today in Belgium. Original post by brusselsblogger
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Following the Road to Copenhagen, another thematic web2.0 site on EU policy has just been launched: “SecurityCommunity.eu allows interested parties to share their views on EU security and defence issues. We hope to encourage an in-depth exchange between science, business and politics. … We hope to encourage an in-depth exchange between science, business and politics.… » read more