Wednesday 17 September 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.


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Juncker’s digital crack team: Connecting the dots

Posted by Huawei Europe on 16th September 2014

How many European Commissioners does it take to get grandma online? 28. Now don’t expect a punchline – this is not a joke. The publication of the names and portfolios of [...]

Could Springer/Politico succeed where most ‘European media’ failed?

Posted by Christophe Leclercq on 15th September 2014

By Christophe Leclercq Axel Springer (‘Bild’ and others, beyond Germany) and Politico (chiefly Washington, also NY) will jointly launch a media, covering Europe, probably branching out of Brussels. This new [...]

Macedonia rams into yet another ‘historic’ controversy with Bulgaria

Posted by Georgi Gotev on 15th September 2014

“On the occasion of the 1150th anniversary of the mission of Saints Cyril and Methodius to Great Moravia, the Czech Television and Barrandov Studios Prague, along with co-producers from Slovakia [...]

#B2B4ME: Back to Blogging

Posted by Mathew Lowry on 15th September 2014

B2B once meant ‘Business to Business’. After the first online bubble popped, it became ‘Back to Banking’ (alongside its close cousin ‘Back to Consulting’), as legions beat a retreat to [...]

Sustainable energy means business in the Port of Amsterdam

Posted by ManagEnergy on 15th September 2014

Profitability and sustainability go hand in hand with the Amsterdam Investment Fund; a network of financing tools that is propelling the city towards energy transition. Four years ago, Amsterdam chose to [...]

Up or out. Business models and innovation

Posted by financialguy on 15th September 2014

In the EU world we hear about “innovation” all the time, but what does that actually mean? I am currently re-reading “More Money Than God” by Sebastian Mallaby. It tells [...]

Who’s to blame for the crisis in Ukraine?

Posted by Florian Pantazi on 15th September 2014

After almost a year of sustained anti-Russian propaganda in the Western press, Foreign Policy – published by  the American Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) – has decided to print an [...]

The AfD bangwagon rolls on – what are the implications?

Posted by Open Europe blog team on 15th September 2014

Germany’s anti-euro AfD party has hit a rich vein of electoral form building on its success in Saxony two weeks ago (where it scored 9.7% and won its first seats [...]

Arms trade: The crux of the MIC

Posted by AriRusila on 15th September 2014

One aspect in geopolitical game is arms trade – from whom to buy and to whom to sell. Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) has studied for 2012-2013 to see [...]

Interns said ‘No’ to unfair working conditions

Posted by mladiinfo on 15th September 2014

What leaders have been chosen by Europe in 2014?

Posted by Dan Luca on 12th September 2014

Scientific experts are attempting to explain the EU’s communications paradoxes. In 2009, Prof. Peter Van Aelst analyzed the election campaign of the first President of the European Council, Herman Van [...]

The Juncker Commission: New orientation should have been different

Posted by feps on 11th September 2014

The day after the official presentation of the new European commission by the President-designate Jean-Claude Juncker, the press remains ambiguous in its analyses. Some have praised the audacity to try [...]

Portrait: Frans Timmermans vs geopolitics

Posted by Blogactiv Team on 11th September 2014

Guest blogpost by Heinrich Matthee, director of research of INEGMA-EU in Brussels. During the summer of 2014 the claws of geopolitics have also touched Europeans. It is a time of [...]

What to expect from the Commission’s new economics team

Posted by Open Europe blog team on 11th September 2014

Will France’s Moscovici (left) be effectively shackled by Finland’s Katainen (centre) and Latvia’s Dombrovskis (right)? The new European Commission (EC) also sees the overhaul of its approach to the Eurozone. While Pierre [...]

Climate action will help the economy, report says

Posted by epopress on 11th September 2014

By Jason Anderson, Head of EU Climate and Energy Policy, WWF European Policy Office A Cambridge Econometrics report released yesterday responds to the simple question: what would the economic implications be [...]

On liberal Jews and the Israeli left

Posted by Mose Apelblat on 11th September 2014

If the ceasefire between Israel and Hamas holds, it should be an opportunity for Israel to revisit its policy and offer Hamas a comprehensive deal which it cannot reject without [...]

Coordinating Europe’s social policies: not there yet

Posted by Blogactiv Team on 11th September 2014

Guest blogpost by Alfio Cerami, author and former international consultant for Unicef. During the last two decades, the social policy approach of the European Union (EU) has witnessed significant changes. This [...]

Jean-Claude GSOH*

Posted by andrewduff on 10th September 2014

By Andrew Duff One knew, of course, that Jean-Claude Juncker is well possessed with a dry sense of humour. How delightfully on display is his sharp wit in the disposition [...]

Lord Hill is the EU’s new financial services Commissioner – but what is his remit and who does he report to?

Posted by Open Europe blog team on 10th September 2014

With the future of the UK seemingly hanging by a thread it is understandable that events north of the border are dominating attention, but today’s announcement of the new European [...]

Education and Youth are not a ‘small thing’

Posted by AEGEE-Europe on 10th September 2014

Today the European Commission’s president-elect Jean-Claude Juncker announced his “winning team”, a commission in which portfolios are given “to people, not to countries”. AEGEE / European Students’ Forum sees some [...]