Wednesday 27 August 2014

Editor's Choice

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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Understanding the Google Antitrust Case: Horizontal vs Vertical Search

Posted by Chris Sherwood on 26th August 2014

In various conversations over recent months, I have noticed that a lot of people don’t understand the difference between general, or horizontal search on the one hand, and specialised, or [...]

Will the economic sanctions of US and the EU against Russia fail?

Posted by Tyszecki on 26th August 2014

Further escalation of an armed conflict in Eastern Ukraine and killing of 298 passengers of Malaysian Boeing, finally, induced both the United States and the European Union, as well as [...]

In praise of Anne Glover

Posted by The Risk Monger on 26th August 2014

As activists along the halls of the Mundo-B building smell blood and put their PR machines into high gear, a bit of rationality should be restored to the question of [...]

Berlin – The Heaven of Internship Opportunities

Posted by mladiinfo on 26th August 2014

Maternity leave reform: a Neverland

Posted by aleflo on 26th August 2014

In July the European Parliament announced to open talks over the maternity leave reform. In 2010 the EP approved in first reading the draft proposal, but it never came into [...]

EU voted with its feet – it chose to put them up in front of the TV!

Posted by Chris Whitehouse on 25th August 2014

Despite much hyped reports in May that turnout in the European Parliament elections had increased compared to the previous elections, the truth has now been revealed – the opposite is [...]

Ebuzzing: International´s Top blogs

Posted by Emilio Fuentes on 25th August 2014

Ebuzzing publishes monthly a ranking blog. This list organizes in a “General” section (integrated by 300 blogs) and others almost forty sections of very varied subject matter that goes from [...]

The SCO expands

Posted by Florian Pantazi on 25th August 2014

The EU’s expansion into Ukraine obeys the law of unintended consequences. Alliances that were probably decades into the making are starting to take shape in months, if not weeks. Thus, after [...]

Shinzo Abe’s Nationalism

Posted by Osmi Anannya on 25th August 2014

Japanese nationalism was first introduced at the end of the 19th century. During the Meiji period, industrialisation, centralisation, mass education and military conscription resulted in a shift in popular allegiances. [...]

Captain Schettino’s conference at la Sapienza University

Posted by aleflo on 6th August 2014

Italy never fails to astonish us. In the beginning of July 2014 Costa Concordia Captain Francesco Schettino, who is still on trial over manslaughter and abandoning ship, took part in a [...]

Karel De Gucht’s press team not insane

Posted by rebentisch on 5th August 2014

European Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht recently faced serious communication issues. First, in a yesterday documentary by German broadcaster ARD he was portrayed as a clueless politician, when confronted with [...]

The European Ombudsman needs to protect whistleblowers in EU

Posted by Mose Apelblat on 4th August 2014

Last week the European Ombudsman announced that it had launched an inquiry into the internal rules for whistleblowing which the EU institutions are required to adopt as of 1 January [...]

NATO Wales Summit: Security Puzzles for Transatlantic Community

Posted by George Gamkrelidze on 3rd August 2014

Russian invasion of Crimea has partially demolished European security system, as neither international organizations nor super power states could stop Kremlin on its way. Ukrainian crisis showed that the European [...]

The new European Commission must lead the global shift to sustainability

Posted by European Movement on 2nd August 2014

by Catherine Bearder MEP, Liberal Democrat, South East of England/// The nomination of Jean Claude Juncker as Commission President has been something of a bumpy process to say the least. [...]

What Israel and Turkey can learn from each-other

Posted by Mose Apelblat on 1st August 2014

Surely countries can learn from each-other. Mustafa Akyol, a Turkish columnist and author, illustrates this with the Kurdish issue in Turkey (INYT, July 24). During the civil war in the [...]

Israel: When is enough enough?

Posted by financialguy on 31st July 2014

By Financial Guy It has been relatively easy for the international community to start imposing economic sanctions against Russia. So what about Israel? One hopes that national governments and international [...]

US Senate urges the President to liberate Republic of Moldova

Posted by Lulea Marius Dorin on 31st July 2014

The US Senate has recently urged the President to take all the necessary measures in order to determine Russia to withdraw its military troops. In a Resolution backed by the American [...]

ODS showcased in Bucharest

Posted by ODS_EU on 31st July 2014

OpenDiscoverySpace was showcased during the international conference on ‘Agriculture for Life, Life Agriculture’, which took place in Bucharest from the 5th to the 6th of June. On the second conference day, [...]

Public believes that parents should be able to take their children on holiday in term time

Posted by Chris Whitehouse on 30th July 2014

A majority of Britons (55%) believe that parents should be able to take children on holiday for a week if it means a “significant financial saving” for the family, according [...]

‘Good law’: When intellectual property meets Open Innovation

Posted by Blogactiv Team on 30th July 2014

Guest blogpost by Martha Suda, who works at the Open Innovation team in the EU Commission’s DG CONNECT.   Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) is an omnipresent topic. What is more, it [...]