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European Commission for Consumers, Meglena Kuneva, gives the first speech at the Euractiv Conference. Download Note: The first few seconds of Mrs. Kuneva’s audio will sound strange, don’t be discouraged from listening on. Original post by Mark F. Rendeiro

The European Parliament has recently gathered some hundred EU citizens to discuss major European topics at the European Parliament in Brussels. The so called Agora has been complemented by an online forum, which allows online discussion of the same topics on a special section on the Parliament’s website. To date, there have been just a… » read more

In the next few weeks or so hope to start to address some of the following questions: * What are the issues that Europe (as the EU) speaks to when it deals with asia; * How are these issues different and separate from those that are dealt with at a single Member State level; *… » read more

Well known Eursceptic Nigel Farage spoke as part of the first panel at the conference. Sitting next to Romanian Commissioner Leonard Orban, he stated, among other things: Put yourself in the place of a Romanian. You see yourself earning 10 to 20 times what your are worth at home. That is […]

Download Journalist and blogger Willy De Backer comments on the “communication gap” theory. Original post by Mark F. Rendeiro

Many of you are here checking for material from todays conference, and we have lots of material to share with you over the next few days. Check back often as there will be more videos and blog posts discussing the proceedings of the conference. The first video today will be a comment by Jean Lambert,… » read more

I was in London yesterday attending the launch of the International Energy Agency’s World Energy Outlook 2007 and I must admit that the report shocked me (because of its content) but also positively surprised me (because of the new ”soft” realism of the IEA) The new Outlook states in cautious and, of course, more diplomatic words that our world is increasingly on… » read more

Seit Oktober 2007 können Blogger ihren Blog in jeder der zehn oben im Banner angezeigten Sprachen veröffentlichen. In der Praxis bleibt allerdings noch einiges zu tun, bis wir in vollem Umfang mehrsprachig sind. Während der “Beta-Phase” von Blogactiv: Sind wir noch dabei, die Seite zum Einrichten eines Blogs zu übersetzen. Wenn Sie diese Seite erst… » read more

Seit Oktober 2007 können Blogger ihren Blog in jeder der zehn oben im Banner angezeigten Sprachen veröffentlichen. In der Praxis bleibt allerdings noch einiges zu tun, bis wir in vollem Umfang mehrsprachig sind. Während der “Beta-Phase” von Blogactiv: Sind wir noch dabei, die Seite zum Einrichten eines Blogs zu übersetzen. Wenn Sie diese Seite erst… » read more

How to explain that since 1979 and the first European elections the powers of the European Parliament have increased but voter participation has gone down to reach below 50% at the 2004 elections?  ECAS believes that this does not reflect general disenchantment with the European construction – since the turnout in the European referenda was… » read more

How to explain that since 1979 and the first European elections the powers of the European Parliament have increased but voter participation has gone down to reach below 50% at the 2004 elections? ECAS believes that this does not reflect general disenchantment with the European construction – since the turnout in the European referenda was… » read more

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