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The Paris Climate Conference must agree on abolishing fossil energy subsidies NEW
Blogactiv 1 Day, 11 Hours, 40 Minutes ago
During the last years international organisations from IMF to IEA have called for the abolition of subsidies on oil and gas consumption. At its meeting in September 2009, the G20 has also agreed to phase them out in the medium term. Without much avai...
Irony alert as Poles ride to UKIP’s rescue in a classic Brussels stitch-up NEW
Blogactiv 2 Days, 1 Hour, 15 Minutes ago
We reported only a few days ago that UKIP's EFDD group in the European Parliament collapsed after a Latvian MEP resigned, meaning the group no longer met the criteria of having MEPs from at least seven different EU member states. The news drew a lot...
Open Letter to the European Council, by Orgalime NEW
Blogactiv 2 Days, 2 Hours, 18 Minutes ago
President, Hon. Heads of State and Members of the European Council, Orgalime, the European engineering industries association, whose members’ annual turnover is some 1800 billion euro and which employ over 10 million staff in the EU, is writing...
Again and again the same play in Eurozone? NEW
Blogactiv 2 Days, 3 Hours, 22 Minutes ago
Mr Pierre Moscovici takes office in less than 10 days, after a tumultuous hearing a couple of weeks earlier. During this month, stock markets were shockingly destabilized with distrust over Eurozone to put again into the spotlight. Recent reports unv...
Zagreb Mayor arrested – and not before time NEW
Blogactiv 2 Days, 3 Hours, 36 Minutes ago
Something quite amazing happened yesterday evening in Zagreb. The Croatian police and the State Prosecutor announced that several people had been arrested on suspicion of a number of criminal corruption offences, abuse of office and peddling influenc...
We should be concerned about Ukip’s approach to overseas aid NEW
Blogactiv 2 Days, 5 Hours, 12 Minutes ago
We should be concerned about Ukip’s approach to overseas aid, argues Whitehouse Chairman Chris Whitehouse in his latest piece for The Universe magazine. To read Chris’ article, please click here. The Whitehouse Consultancy is one of...
Cybersecurity in Europe must remain focused on critical infrastructures NEW
Blogactiv 2 Days, 6 Hours, 7 Minutes ago
By John Higgins, Director General of DIGITALEUROPE The 28 member states of the European Union run the risk of undermining a new cybersecurity  law that will play a central role in protecting Europe’s critical infrastructures from cyber att...
Circus6: OOPS! The EU slept through Einstein’s ‘Wake-up Call to Europeans’! NEW
Blogactiv 2 Days, 11 Hours, 4 Minutes ago
All this year EU’s Commission’s headquarters Berlaymont building has been sporting a hypocritical reminder to all Europeans to remember the lessons of World War One. This year commemorates its centenary. The huge banner with WW1 soldiers...
Mayors network listed – will Mayors take the lead on a climate deal? NEW
Blogactiv 3 Days, 2 Hours, 3 Minutes ago
National governments have proven that they do not have what is required to meet the global challenges of climate change and the unsustainable use of our planet’s resources. The shortcomings of the COP meeting since Copenhagen acts as testament...
Le Danemark va-t-il renoncer à ses opt-outs et rejoindre la classe des bons élèves de l’UE ? NEW
Blogactiv 3 Days, 2 Hours, 34 Minutes ago
Helle Thorning-Schmidt, Première ministre du Danemark (issue du parti social-démocrate danois), a annoncé mardi 7 octobre qu’un référendum serait organisé sur une plus grande intégration du pays...
Personal and Private? Correspondence between DG Enterprise and the Pharmaceutical Industry. NEW
Blogactiv 3 Days, 2 Hours, 36 Minutes ago
Citing Regulation (EC) 1049/2001, I asked last month for access to the following documents: ‘All communications in any form, and notes or records in any form of communications between DG Enterprise and any pharmaceutical Industry association co...
Irony with Goji Berries NEW
Blogactiv 3 Days, 3 Hours, 35 Minutes ago
By Jason Anderson, Head of European Climate and Energy Policy at WWF European Policy Office Earlier this year I got a blood clot while flying home from a climate meeting in Peru, demonstrating God’s firm approach to high carbon footprint activi...
UK takes another blow over bankers’ bonus cap NEW
Blogactiv 3 Days, 3 Hours, 38 Minutes ago
EBA HQ in LondonThe European Banking Authority (EBA) on Wednesday released the results of its investigation into whether banks across Europe have been using ‘allowances’ to skirt the EU’s bankers’ bonus cap. This is obviously...
Building a career in non-institutional EU Brussels NEW
Blogactiv 3 Days, 4 Hours, 3 Minutes ago
Brussels hosts more than 100.000 persons working in EU affairs. Only 50% of the jobs are to be found in the EU institutions. The other 50.000 EU actors work at industry federations, consultancies, media, corporate organisations, non-profit organizati...
A Power Shift in China and the EU NEW
Blogactiv 3 Days, 4 Hours, 16 Minutes ago
Just how fast can China and Europe change? And just how fast can the relationship between them change? The answer, at least sometimes, is very fast. A recent report from the International Energy Agency (IEA) predicting that solar PV could, in one sce...
Uncertain times NEW
Blogactiv 6 Days, 1 Hour, 17 Minutes ago
Oil prices surprise us again as Brent falls to below USD 90 on Thursday (9/10). What is going to happen next? Will the downward trend continue? Or should we rather expect the prices to hit USD 100 and above again? The answer depends on the time frame...
Seven reasons we love Slovenia’s new Commission nominee Violeta Bulc NEW
Blogactiv 6 Days, 1 Hour, 51 Minutes ago
The first (and only) causality of the European Parliament hearings for Jean-Claude Juncker's new Commission so far, is Slovenia's Alenka Bratusek, who withdrew her candidacy for the post of Vice-President for Energy Union after a being effectively ve...
Frage: “Sollten die Deutschen mit dem Sparen aufhören?” NEW
Blogactiv 6 Days, 2 Hours, 13 Minutes ago
Frage:…Sollten die Deutschen mit dem Sparen aufhören? Antwort:… Tatsache ist, dass die Politik langsam keine Optionen mehr hat, dass dieser Einbruch hier vielleicht viel gefährlicher ist als der, den wir 2008 hatten. Das haben...
EU BANS TEDDIES IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS! NEW
Blogactiv 6 Days, 2 Hours, 21 Minutes ago
True? False? Who cares? It’s a great headline. With many shops, particularly in the UK, already displaying Christmas baubles in their windows it’s a timely news item certain to grab reader’s attention – especially that broad d...
EU-Russia Relations: Reloading again? NEW
Blogactiv 6 Days, 3 Hours, 33 Minutes ago
The Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) will be held on October, 16-17, in Milano (Italy). German Federal Chancellor, British Prime-minister, Presidents of Ukraine and France confirmed their participation at the forum. Russian Prime-minister Medvedev was decl...