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Mr. James speaks about how the BBC covers European Union affairs. Download “Editors … are now interested in the role EU plays on the world stage … or isn’t playing and should play.” Original post by Mark F. Rendeiro

Greetings from high above the streets of Paris, where the biggest labor battle in a decade is taking place. As I strolled the streets last night you could feel the tension in the air.  The strike had begun, across the country transport workers were walking off the job.  At many of the nation’s universities, students… » read more

Greetings from high above the streets of Paris, where the biggest labor battle in a decade is taking place. As I strolled the streets last night you could feel the tension in the air. The strike had begun, across the country transport workers were walking off the job. At many of the nation’s universities, students… » read more

There are a lot of moral problems linked to the issue of climate change. One of them shows itself clearly in a recent report published by international development agency Christian Aid. Its 19-pages ”Truly Inconvenient” report looks at ways to “tackle poverty and climate change at once” and concludes that developed countries like the US and the EU… » read more

Mr Dickinson, of RFI, speaking as a panelist (in French) during the EurActiv conference [kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.dailymotion.com/swf/13RO8NlLQPoa2ooAn” width=”320″ height=”240″ wmode=”transparent” /] Original post by Mark F. Rendeiro

There is a drastic difference between two recent speeches by Nicolas Sarkozy: The one in Washington last week and his speech today in Strasbourg. Sarkozy’s address to the US congress was impressive. His declaration of love to the United States was so full of praise that one could indeed forget that France has ever had… » read more

At Leonardo ENERGY, we’re starting a reflection about the elements of the super-efficient society. Many of you have heard of Factor 4, and the derived Factor 10 or even Factor 20 schools of thought. In the milestone book ‘Factor 4′, many solutions are more like an incremental improvement rather than a step change. The building… » read more

A recent article on the BBC got me thinking: Plaid Cymru’s Adam Price has won the British Computer Society’s best MP website award. His site, which can be used by both English and Welsh speakers, was considered “an outstanding example” of design, engagement and accessibility. He has a blog, too, and like most people/organisations has… » read more

Leonard Orban, EU Commissioner for Multilingualism, speaking at the Euractiv conference on next year’s Multilingualism policy. Download “I take advantage of this conference to launch an appeal to you to add your ideas and suggestions to the almost 2200 contributions to the online consultation on multilingualism … I want to address the needs of citizens,… » read more

Leonard Orban, EU Commissioner for Multilingualism, speaking at the Euractiv conference on next year’s Multilingualism policy. Download “I take advantage of this conference to launch an appeal to you to add your ideas and suggestions to the almost 2200 contributions to the online consultation on multilingualism … I want to address the needs of citizens,… » read more

The article (french, german) provides the usual (documents, summaries of positions, links), as well as a four minute video:
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The article (french, german) provides the usual (documents, summaries of positions, links), as well as a four minute video: [kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/wJufCHpJ2oU” width=”320″ height=”240″ wmode=”transparent” /] Original post by Andreas

European Commission for Consumers, Meglena Kuneva, gives the first speech at the Euractiv Conference. Note: The first few seconds of Mrs. Kuneva’s audio will sound strange, don’t be discouraged from listening on. Download “A continued dialogue with the capitals is a crucial elements …  [and] a core activity for this college of Commissioners.”

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