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Two titles on trade secrets NEW
The IPKat 2 Years, 2 Months, 1 Week, 13 Hours, 3 Minutes ago
It seems that the IPKat's friends at Oxford University Press are trying to corner the market for publications in the area of trade secrecy. For, just when the second edition of Gurry, enrobed in its magisterial jacket of red, breaks forth from the le...
Law At Web review: Actualiteiten openbaarheid van bestuur NEW
Publiekrecht en Politiek 2 Years, 2 Months, 1 Week, 13 Hours, 12 Minutes ago
Lobbyisten in Den Haag. Foute belastingaangiften door bedrijven. Verstoringen op het spoor. Een willekeurige greep uit krantenberichten die niet waren verschenen zonder de Wet openbaarheid van bestuur (Wob). En dan noem ik nog niet eens de meer sappi...
The Closer NEW
FT Alphaville 2 Years, 2 Months, 1 Week, 13 Hours, 26 Minutes ago
ROUND-UP The FT’s markets round-up: The FTSE All-World equity index rose 0.3 per cent after an earlier decline, and copper fell 0.2 per cent to $3.31 a pound, pointing...
La présidence chypriote, coté calendrier… (maj) NEW
Bruxelles2 2 Years, 2 Months, 1 Week, 13 Hours, 30 Minutes ago
(BRUXELLES2) Le Comité politique et de sécurité (COPS) entame les « hostilités », en se déplaçant à Nicosie du 4 au 6 juillet, au moment où s’ouvre la présidence avec le traditionnel déplacement de la Commission eu...
P.A.R.T.S. New Works (III) NEW
Martin Westlake 2 Years, 2 Months, 1 Week, 13 Hours, 38 Minutes ago
This evening we went back to the Kaaistudio for the third and last instalment of P.A.R.T.S.’s New Works (see my previous post here). An important element in the P.A.R.T.S. course is research and with that comes reflection, starting from the b...
Chypre et ses voisins turbulents NEW
Bruxelles2 2 Years, 2 Months, 1 Week, 13 Hours, 45 Minutes ago
(BRUXELLES2) C’est dans une Europe et une Méditerranée tourmentées, que Chypre prend la présidence. Elle est en « en première ligne » sur plusieurs fractures. L’ile reste toujours divisée. Et la présence turque comme britannique...
Chypre et ses voisins turbulents ou envahissants NEW
Bruxelles2 2 Years, 2 Months, 1 Week, 13 Hours, 45 Minutes ago
(BRUXELLES2) C’est dans une Europe et une Méditerranée tourmentées, que Chypre prend la présidence. Elle est en « en première ligne » sur plusieurs fractures. L’ile reste toujours divisée. Et la présence turque comme britannique...
Direktwahl des EU-Kommissionspräsidenten: Mehr Schaden als Nutzen NEW
Verfassungsblog 2 Years, 2 Months, 1 Week, 13 Hours, 58 Minutes ago
Von CHRISTIAN JOERGES und FLORIAN RÖDL Mattias Kumm hat in diesem Blog kürzlich Vorschläge vorgelegt, wie die demokratische Legitimation der EU im Angesicht der Eurokrise gestärkt werden könnte, ohne dass man dazu die europäischen Verträge än...
"Albert Einstein's famous 1905 paper on relativity was not peer reviewed" NEW
The New Nostradamus of the North 2 Years, 2 Months, 1 Week, 14 Hours, 2 Minutes ago
Australian palaeoclimatologist and - climate realist - Bob Carter explains why the "gold standard" of peer reviewed climate science is not what people like R.K. Pachauri pretend it is: Peer review is a technique of quality control...
Good News and Bad News NEW
FT Alphaville 2 Years, 2 Months, 1 Week, 14 Hours, 8 Minutes ago
That’s 1211 Avenue of the Americas, New York.We didn’t actually see the editors of some of the world’s most famous newspapers walking into the building to...
Charts and fact du jour, US personal income edition NEW
FT Alphaville 2 Years, 2 Months, 1 Week, 14 Hours, 17 Minutes ago
From a new CreditSights note on US personal incomes:Nominal income growth since the recessionary trough has been lagging that of most prior recoveries, and the trough itself was quite deep....
Incredibil! Victor Ponta vrea ca Traian Băsescu să-i cedeze puterea NEW
Contributors 2 Years, 2 Months, 1 Week, 14 Hours, 21 Minutes ago
Incredibil. „Sabotaj, lovituri sub centura, blocaj total. In timp ce toata Europa e in criza, noi suntem blocati in orice actiune a Guvernului si parlamentara, noi suntem blocati de un presedinte care nu a accepta, cum nu a acceptat nici altul in 1...
EU sends tractors to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea NEW
Bruselská spojka 2 Years, 2 Months, 1 Week, 14 Hours, 23 Minutes ago
Yes, indeed, the EU is fostering peace among the nations. EuropeAid (DG for Development and Cooperation) organizes a tender for the supply of agricultural tractors, implements & spare parts (lot1); harvesting & post-harvest treatment (lot2);...
EU posiluje mír mezi národy. Posílá do KLDR traktory NEW
Bruselská spojka 2 Years, 2 Months, 1 Week, 14 Hours, 39 Minutes ago
Když je potřeba ocel, volejte Brusel…:)  Evropská komise (resp. její Generální ředitelství pro rozvoj a spolupráci – EuropeAid) vypsala opravdu velmi zajímavý tendr. Poptává “dodávku, doručení, montáž, školení a s...
Bra om Montenegro NEW
Carl Bildt (SE) 2 Years, 2 Months, 1 Week, 14 Hours, 39 Minutes ago
BRYSSEL: Det blev en bra utgång på diskussionen om Montenegro i Luxembourg tidigare i dag, där vi fick gehör för vårt förslag om en särskild rapport från Europol om organiserad brottslighet vars resultat tas in i underlaget för de verkliga...
Bra om Montenegro NEW
Carl Bildt (SE) 2 Years, 2 Months, 1 Week, 14 Hours, 39 Minutes ago
BRYSSEL: Det blev en bra utgång på diskussionen om Montenegro i Luxembourg tidigare i dag, där vi fick gehör för vårt förslag om en särskild rapport från Europol om organiserad brottslighet vars resultat tas in i underlaget för de verkliga...
Enfin gradé ! NEW
EGEA 2 Years, 2 Months, 1 Week, 14 Hours, 42 Minutes ago
Puisque l'université française a le monopole de la collation des grades universitaires, je suis très heureux d'avoir reçu aujourd’hui le grade de docteur : dix ans de travail récompensés. Un grand merci à JChR, DH, JD, FR, FCh, et les p...
Conclusions du Conseil relatives au rapport 2011 de la Commission sur l'application de la Charte des droits fondamentaux de l'Union européenne (Luxembourg - 26 June 2012) NEW
Regards citoyens 2 Years, 2 Months, 1 Week, 15 Hours, 17 Minutes ago
Le Conseil a adopté les conclusions suivantes: "1. Le Conseil remercie la Commission pour son rapport 2011 sur l'application de la Charte des droits fondamentaux de l'Union européenne, dans lequel l'accent est mis sur l'importance de...
A delicate proposal NEW
Charlemagne's notebook (The Economist) 2 Years, 2 Months, 1 Week, 15 Hours, 28 Minutes ago
A new report from the president of the European Council tries to split the difference between France and Germany...
A delicate proposal NEW
Charlemagne's notebook (The Economist) 2 Years, 2 Months, 1 Week, 15 Hours, 28 Minutes ago
HOW TO resolve the euro's woes? Angela Merkel says Germany will not agree to pool sovereign debt or share banking liabilities with other countries until there is greater political union. François Hollande says France cannot accept the loss of so...
Pour Bernard Cazeneuve, le ministre délégué aux affaires européennes, "l'intégration politique ne peut être le préalable aux mesures d'urgence" NEW
Regards citoyens 2 Years, 2 Months, 1 Week, 15 Hours, 44 Minutes ago
Le ministre français aux Affaires européennes Bernard Cazeneuve a estimé que l'intégration politique de l'Europe ne peut pas être le préalable aux mesures urgentes de redressement, dans un entretien au Monde mardi 26 juin, à deux jours du...
L'Union européenne prête à se doter d'outils pour défendre la démocratie NEW
Regards citoyens 2 Years, 2 Months, 1 Week, 15 Hours, 49 Minutes ago
Les Etats membres, en la personne de leurs ministres des affaires étrangères, ont accepté, hier lundi 25 juin, la création d'un fonds européen destiné à défendre démocratie et droits de l'homme. Premier objectif de ce fonds, le...
What’s been pushing up US repo rates? NEW
FT Alphaville 2 Years, 2 Months, 1 Week, 15 Hours, 52 Minutes ago
A few things, actually — it’s not all Operation Twist.Dealer holdings of US Treasuries have been climbing since the middle of last year, enlarging the pool of collateral...
Finding Ways To Make Cheap Calls To Anywhere You Want NEW
WeAreProEU Community Blog 2 Years, 2 Months, 1 Week, 15 Hours, 54 Minutes ago
In today's world there are lots of families that are spread out. There are people who have family members living in another country. With this distance, sometimes it can be difficult to communicate with one another. Thankfully, communication technolo...
Council leader faces axe over £210,000 chauffeur-driven travel NEW
Political Scrapbook 2 Years, 2 Months, 1 Week, 16 Hours, 27 Minutes ago
The leader of Leicestershire County Council stands to be given the boot by his Tory colleagues next month after clocking up bills of more than £200,000 on chauffeur-driven travel. The last straw for came for David Parsons when it emerged he had been...
Cyprus's request for a bailout greatly raises the fear of contagion | Charlie Charalambous NEW
Comment is free (Europe) 2 Years, 2 Months, 1 Week, 16 Hours, 41 Minutes ago
Cyprus has finally run out of quick-fix solutions to save its economy - just as it takes the reins of the EU presidencyThe timing could not be worse. Just days before Cyprus is due to take up the European Union's presidency and the task of guiding Eu...
Il fondo blocca spread NEW
Il lato €. 2 Years, 2 Months, 1 Week, 16 Hours, 42 Minutes ago
Il presidente della Consob, Giuseppe Vegas — parlando più come ex sottosegretario alle Finanze che come Garante — ha lanciato una proposta che merita attenzione. Questa: creare un fondo del Tesoro che possa emettere titoli con rating “tripla A...
Couleur Café a Bruxelles NEW
Nouvelles Bruxelles 2 Years, 2 Months, 1 Week, 16 Hours, 45 Minutes ago
Il festival multiculturale di Bruxelles, il Couleur Café, si svolgerà quest'anno dal 29 giugno all'1 luglio. Tra gli ospiti di punta della ventitreesima edizione della manifestazione, che avrà luogo a Tour & Taxis, ci sono Gogol Bordello, Eryk...
La crème du journalisme européen @stefandevries et @bruxelles2 ... NEW
Le bloc note (de l'expérience européenne) 2 Years, 2 Months, 1 Week, 16 Hours, 58 Minutes ago
La crème du journalisme européen @stefandevries et @bruxelles2 (Pris avec Instagram)...
China’s remarkable short USD position NEW
FT Alphaville 2 Years, 2 Months, 1 Week, 17 Hours, 5 Minutes ago
Remember the days when Chinese banks used to routinely drain dollars from Chinese corporates? The days when the Chinese corporate sector was a net dollar seller?Those days, it seems,...
Melodramma tedesco NEW
Il lato €. 2 Years, 2 Months, 1 Week, 17 Hours, 17 Minutes ago
Secondo la stampa tedesca la cancelliera Angela Merkel avrebbe detto: “Non ci saranno mai eurobond fino a quando vivrò”. Tira una gran brutta aria alla vigilia del vertice europeo. I casi sono due: se la Cancelliera è sincera, c’è po...
Science: it's a girl thing...Pulled videos: a Commission thing? NEW
Virginia Take 3 2 Years, 2 Months, 1 Week, 17 Hours, 18 Minutes ago
I had posted, some time ago, a video on European enlargement, produced for the European Commission, that was accused of being racist.... I thought it was a clumsy attempt to capture young audiences, but that it did not strike me as racist; especially...
A Cyprus liquidity switch NEW
FT Alphaville 2 Years, 2 Months, 1 Week, 17 Hours, 23 Minutes ago
The world’s 81st-biggest island fell off the European Central Bank’s collateral lists on Tuesday. At least its sovereign debt did.From an ECB statement to FT Alphaville:...
Merkel comes out swinging against debt pooling NEW
Open Europe blog 2 Years, 2 Months, 1 Week, 17 Hours, 27 Minutes ago
Debt pooling in practice? (h/t Phil's Stock World)In recent weeks Chancellor Merkel has come under ever-increasing pressure to “do what is necessary” and take the plunge on debt pooling within the eurozone. This pressure has been applied from a w...
Consecintele grele ale insolventei Hidroelectrica – nimic nu va mai fi la fel de acum incolo NEW
Contributors 2 Years, 2 Months, 1 Week, 17 Hours, 39 Minutes ago
Cind, in data de 18 iunie, pe la ora 12, am fost sunat de ziaristii care mi-au cerut sa imi expun parerea asupra cererii de insolventa voluntara depusa de Hidrolectrica, am fost nu doar surprins, ci chiar socat. Era vorba totusi de o companie publica...
Impactul implementarii celui de-al Treilea Pachet Energetic NEW
Adina Valean (MEP) 2 Years, 2 Months, 1 Week, 17 Hours, 40 Minutes ago
Impactul implementarii celui de-al Treilea Pachet Energetic asupra pietei de energie din Romania Puteti descarca de aici studiul. (click aici)...
Hjemmelekse fra Herman & co NEW
Europabloggen.no 2 Years, 2 Months, 1 Week, 17 Hours, 42 Minutes ago
“Firerbanden” som har hatt den greie jobben å plotte kursen ut av eurokrisen har levert sin rapport, to dager før ukens toppmøte i Brussel. Det står ikke mindre enn fire presidenter bak (van Rompuy, Barroso, Juncker, Draghi). Det er a...
Dokumentation: Vorschlagspapier von Barroso, Draghi, Juncker und Van Rompuy für den EU-Gipfel NEW
Blick Log 2 Years, 2 Months, 1 Week, 18 Hours, 6 Minutes ago
Gerade hatte ich auf FTD Online etwas darüber gelesen, wie die Vierergruppe die Euro-Zone umkrempeln will. EU-Ratspräsident Herman Van Rompuy, Kommissionschef José Manuel Barroso, der Präsident der Europäischen Zentralbank Mario Draghi und Euro-...
Dokumentation: Vorschlagspapier von Barroso, Draghi, Juncker und Van Rompuy für den EU-Gipfel NEW
Blick Log 2 Years, 2 Months, 1 Week, 18 Hours, 6 Minutes ago
Gerade hatte ich auf FTD Online etwas darüber gelesen, wie die Vierergruppe die Euro-Zone umkrempeln will. EU-Ratspräsident Herman Van Rompuy, Kommissionschef José Manuel Barroso, der Präsident der Europäischen Zentralbank Mario Draghi und Euro-...
100 000 Suspected Adverse Drugs Reactions NEW
Blogactiv 2 Years, 2 Months, 1 Week, 18 Hours, 13 Minutes ago
In an unusual move the European Medicines Agency has criticised the Roche pharmaceutical company for not analysing and reporting on over 100 000 suspected adverse drug reactions in the US and elsewhere. About 80 000 reports from a company sponsored &...
Grécia | Convalescentes | Cartoon (I Kathimerini, Atenas) NEW
Presseurop Blogue (PT) 2 Years, 2 Months, 1 Week, 18 Hours, 16 Minutes ago
Ver mais.
Grécia | Convalescentes | Cartoon (I Kathimerini, Atenas) NEW
Presseurop Blogue (PT) 2 Years, 2 Months, 1 Week, 18 Hours, 16 Minutes ago
Ver mais.
Divergence in the Euro-Zone: Famous, Obscure and Predictable Facts NEW
Place du Luxembourg 2 Years, 2 Months, 1 Week, 18 Hours, 17 Minutes ago
In a previous post about the theory of optimum currency areas (OCA), asymmetric shocks, structural problems and the intrinsic need that this creates for the institution of a fiscal union, I argued that incomplete by monetary unions (i.e.: lacking a &...
Audierile de ambasadori, o poveste... NEW
Menaru 2 Years, 2 Months, 1 Week, 18 Hours, 18 Minutes ago
Audierile de ambasadori de astazi au fost asa cum ma asteptam. O poveste! Incepand cu inceputul, adica cu faptul ca fusesera anuntate pentru ora 15.00, dar ele au inceput, de fapt, la ora 13.30. Intr-o sala micuta pentru interesul manifestat, a comis...
The Ukrainian government is losing two PR battles NEW
Eastern approaches (The Economist) 2 Years, 2 Months, 1 Week, 18 Hours, 24 Minutes ago
THE Ukrainian government is not good at PR. This week has seen another blunder, as Yulia Tymoshenko was summoned to two court hearings on the two days' break in Euro 2012. The jailing of the former prime minister and de facto opposition leader has al...
Hungarian Central Bank Sees Economy in Recession NEW
New Europe - WSJ 2 Years, 2 Months, 1 Week, 18 Hours, 32 Minutes ago
Hungary's central bank released new forecasts indicating that the country's economy will go into recession this year.
Note geopolitice – iunie 2012 (4) / Egipt NEW
Contributors 2 Years, 2 Months, 1 Week, 18 Hours, 38 Minutes ago
Dupa 58 de ani de dictaturi militare sau de regimuri civile conduse de militari, in alegeri libere, in cel mai transparent scrutin a fost ales un civil in fruntea statului Egiptean. Aceaste alegeri transforma de facto “Primavara Araba” in “Prim...
The end of impunity for bankers? How Spain’s indignados are using crowdfunding to bring them to justice NEW
Global Dashboard 2 Years, 2 Months, 1 Week, 18 Hours, 44 Minutes ago
Following the collapse of the bank he was running until earlier this year, Rodrigo Rato probably thought he would be able to slip into a quiet, if tarnished retirement. A former managing director of the IMF and minister of the economy during Spain...
Hacker Claims to Have Compromised Kremlin Critic’s Email NEW
New Europe - WSJ 2 Years, 2 Months, 1 Week, 18 Hours, 51 Minutes ago
A day after Alexei Navalny, a popular leader of opposition protests and an anticorruption and shareholder activist was elected as independent director of Russia’s flag carrier Aeroflot, his e-mail and Twitter accounts were compromised, and an alleg...