Friday 28 November 2014

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The EU should mobilise an Alliance of the Willing against Climate Change

By Eberhard Rhein Between November 26th and December 7th the international community will again come together and discuss on what to do against climate change. Since its turbulent 2009 meeting in Copenhagen the international community has not achieved much worth mentioning. Above all, it has failed to define a global a strategy for containing the increase of global temperature within 2°C, its agreed objective.


Latest Posts

Who leaked the Luxleaks?

Posted by Georgi Gotev on 28th November 2014

Yesterday a Ukrainian television asked me who leaked the Luxleaks. Not that they thought I knew. Their basic question was “Quid prodest”, who benefits from Luxleaks? They had in mind [...]

European Citizens’ Initiative is Plan D for civic society

Posted by Iveta Kazoka on 27th November 2014

By Iveta Kazoka Despite what’s commonly assumed, the European Citizens’ Initiative is not the alpha and omega of EU citizens’ engagement in EU decision-making.  There is a variety of other [...]

The UK’s EU policy, progressive meltdown and rejection of `bankers’ bonus’

Posted by European Movement on 27th November 2014

by Graham Bishop, EU Political, Financial, Economic and Budgetary policy expert and founder of /// The pace of collapse seems to be accelerating – and the commercial consequences for the [...]

Why Cameron should stay clear of an ‘emergency brake’ on EU free movement

Posted by Open Europe blog team on 27th November 2014

David Cameron’s ‘immigration speech’ is expected to take place very soon. As we have noted several times, one of the options that he potentially could go for is an “emergency brake” [...]

Debate: Reunification of two Romanian states

Posted by Lulea Marius Dorin on 27th November 2014

Wednesday 25 November 2014 a debate organized by the Romanian Centre for Studies and Strategies regarding the “reunification of the two Romanian states in the context of the presidential elections [...]

We need new & effective global regulation of finance

Posted by Francesco Totino on 27th November 2014


Gender justice is key for the next development framework

Posted by Blogactiv Team on 27th November 2014

Guest blogpost by Anjali Sen, member of the VSO International Board and South Asia Regional Director of the International planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF). I have been part of the quest for [...]

The EU & ‘benefit tourists’: Quo vadis European citizenship?

Posted by ACELG on 26th November 2014

By Annette Schrauwen for ACELG On 11 November, the Court ruled in Dano that Member States can deny social assistance to EU citizens who do not work and are not [...]

Coming Soon: Another Cameron Speech

Posted by Andrew Duff on 26th November 2014

The Prime Minister is to make another much anticipated Big Speech about Europe. This time, the theme is immigration – or, rather, how to stem the alleged tide of EU [...]

Innovation Summit: better policy-making, beyond R&D programmes

Posted by Christophe Leclercq on 26th November 2014

The Innovation Summit hosted by the European Parliament on 17-20 November reviewed policies under the headline ‘a mandate for innovation’. The MEP-led organiser, K4I (Knowledge for Innovation), gathered 4 Commissioner, [...]

Parliament’s support for innovation and inter-institutional approach

Posted by Christophe Leclercq on 26th November 2014

Knowledge for Innovation, an MEP-led association, organized its 6th Innovation Summit this week, in partnership with several organisations including EurActiv, which covered several sessions, and moderated the conclusions (separate post). [...]

Juncker’s investment plan gets cool reception

Posted by Open Europe blog team on 26th November 2014

This is the name which has been given to the long touted €315bn investment fund which European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has put front and centre of his programme to [...]

Higher inflation does not guarantee more jobs

Posted by Eberhard Rhein on 26th November 2014

On Friday (21 November) Mario Draghi, the ECB President, has provoked fireworks at EU stock exchanges after promising he would do all in his power to push inflation in the [...]

Gambling on China’s Energy Revolution

Posted by Duncan Freeman on 26th November 2014

The joint announcement signed by presidents Xi Jinping and Barack Obama at the Asia-Pacific Cooperation (APEC) summit in Beijing brought climate change back to the international headlines. The document set [...]

25 years into transformation – what’s next?

Posted by adamczyzewski on 26th November 2014

A conference commemorating 25 years of Poland’s political transformation was held at the Warsaw School of Economics on November 19th 2014. Interested in what conclusions can be drawn from past [...]

Addressing the investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) nightmare

Posted by Blogactiv Team on 25th November 2014

By Sorin MOISA MEP The importance of ISDS is blown out of proportion by its supporters, some of whom may suffer from a degree of strategic blindness. It is simply not [...]

What EU funded low-carbon energy solutions in Polish regions?

Posted by Bankwatch on 24th November 2014

The low-carbon energy ambitions of Polish regions for future EU funding are very diverse with only a few promising cases as an analysis of the Operational Programmes of Polish regions [...]

Has Owen Paterson called for EU exit or #EUReform?

Posted by Open Europe blog team on 24th November 2014

BBC reports is is #Brexit Former Cabinet Minister Owen Paterson has just made a hard hitting speech on the UK’s relationship with the EU. He made a familiar case that the [...]

New study warns of sugar content in children’s juice drinks

Posted by Chris Whitehouse on 24th November 2014

Political Consultant Sam Blainey highlights a new report on sugar levels in children’s drinks. To read Sam’s article, please click here. The Whitehouse Consultancy is one of Europe’s leading public affairs and communications [...]

Boeing 787 ecoDemonstrator begins new round of sustainability tests

Posted by Boeing on 24th November 2014

Boeing has launched a new round of tests with its specially outfitted B-787 ecoDemonstrator, employing it to test more than two dozen technologies to improve the aircraft’s environmental performance. The [...]