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Branding federations in EU Affairs NEW
Blogactiv 1 Day, 6 Hours, 37 Minutes ago
Due to the complexity of the EU institutions and its mechanisms, visibility and branding are a priority for European Federations, especially if they have an operational office in Brussels. I already touched upon EU federations more generally in earli...
Why is the UK being asked to pay in more to the EU budget and what can it do about it? NEW
Blogactiv 1 Day, 7 Hours, 35 Minutes ago
There are a number of headlines today around the EU’s request for a further €2.1bn from the UK in terms of its contribution to the EU’s budget.Below we breakdown exactly how and why this has happened and what options the UK has now.H...
Klima NEW
Blogactiv 1 Day, 8 Hours, 28 Minutes ago
An einem Klimagipfel teilnehmen zu müssen erinnert an Zähneputzen: Es ist wichtig, aber lästig.Lange schritt Angela Merkel beim Klimaschutz voran. Teils so forsch, dass sie sich den Titel Klimakanzlerin einfing. Jetzt ist das Geschrei...
It’s Not All Bad News NEW
Blogactiv 1 Day, 18 Hours, 37 Minutes ago
In telling the Parliament on Wednesday that the units on medicines and pharmaceutical products will stay with DG Sanco Mr Juncker added “..I agree with you that medicines are not goods like any other”. I couldn’t have put it better...
A European narrative: Propaganda or debate? NEW
Blogactiv 1 Day, 22 Hours, 25 Minutes ago
Kathleen Garnett Last week the Committee of the Regions organised its fifth EuroPCom conference at the Committee of the Regions on how to communicate Europe to a wider public. With the rise of vocal, populist right-wing parties that tap into people&r...
Les droits fondamentaux sont niés dans les prisons grecques NEW
Blogactiv 1 Day, 22 Hours, 38 Minutes ago
La situation en Grèce n’est pas un cas isolé, la situation des prisons dans l’UE est « alarmant », comme l’a signalé le Parlement européen dans une résolution de décemb...
Boeing partners with Chinese firm on sustainable biofuel from waste cooking oil NEW
Blogactiv 1 Day, 23 Hours, 21 Minutes ago
Boeing recently announced a partnership with Chinese aerospace company COMAC to test turning waste cooking oil — also known as “gutter oil” in China — into sustainable aviation biofuel. Boeing and COMAC estimate that used...
Are you a good neighbour? [VIDEO] NEW
Blogactiv 2 Days, 2 Hours, 25 Minutes ago
MyN Platform Concept Video was presented today in Bologna at the Smart City Exhibition! Check out why you should go to www.my-n.eu :...
Report highlights Vitamin D deficiency among children NEW
Blogactiv 2 Days, 2 Hours, 39 Minutes ago
A report published by the charity Vitamin D Mission earlier this week revealed that, alarmingly, the number of children with vitamin D deficiency has soared by more than 200% in the past five years, with 4,638 under-16s admitted to hospital with vita...
Svelato il vincitore del Premio Sacharov 2014 NEW
Blogactiv 2 Days, 3 Hours, 50 Minutes ago
A fine settembre gli eurodeputati hanno presentato le candidature del Premio Sacharov 2014 (si veda l’articolo Premio Sakharov 2014. Chi sarà il campione dei diritti umani del 2014?) e nella seconda settimana di ottobre sono stati decisi...
Unpaid intern work is on the way out NEW
Blogactiv 3 Days, 1 Hour, 53 Minutes ago
Whitehouse Associate Director Alex Singleton urges students not to take up unpaid work. To read Alex’s article, please click here. The Whitehouse Consultancy is one of Europe’s leading public affairs and communications agencies.
The Paris Climate Conference must agree on abolishing fossil energy subsidies NEW
Blogactiv 4 Days, 8 Hours, 16 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 4 Days, 21 Hours, 51 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 4 Days, 22 Hours, 53 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 4 Days, 23 Hours, 58 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 5 Days, 12 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 5 Days, 1 Hour, 48 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 5 Days, 2 Hours, 43 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 5 Days, 7 Hours, 40 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 5 Days, 22 Hours, 39 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...