Wednesday 23 July 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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Could İhsanoğlu challenge Erdoğan?

Posted by Dimitris Rapidis on 21st July 2014

In August 10, Turkey holds its presidential election. This is the first time in the political history of the country that the President is going to be elected directly by [...]

MH17 should be a wake up call for Europe

Posted by AEGEE-Europe on 20th July 2014

By AEGEE-Europe The shooting down of a Boeing 777 is a shocking reminder of the fact that, while the international community divides its attention between the bombing in Gaza and [...]

City of Zagreb still playing with fire

Posted by Bankwatch on 20th July 2014

Seasoned Bankwatch-watchers may recall our successful four-year campaign to stop the EBRD from financing a waste incinerator just outside Zagreb. Between 2005 and 2008, we supported Zelena akcija/Friends of the [...]

The Ukraine Strategy Fiasco

Posted by Florian Pantazi on 20th July 2014

The tragic accident of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 has shocked the European public – and with good reason. Less justified, however, is the attitude of some EU national leaders who [...]

Getting rid of ECHR: Good for Cameron, bad for the rest of Europe

Posted by Bernhard Schinwald on 20th July 2014

As it is well known, David Cameron is ready to do everything in order to stay in Downing Street after next year’s general election. With his latest proposition, however, he [...]

The EU v Palo Alto: An EU perspective on privacy

Posted by EU Perspectives on 20th July 2014

One year on from the Snowden revelations and the global privacy debate is by no means settled. FB announced it will be exercising its rights to sell users’ data to third [...]

Israel’s ‘Protective Edge’: Why now?

Posted by Fadi Elhusseini on 20th July 2014

Another Israeli military operation in the Gaza Strip; it’s not the first and won’t be the last if the political equation in the region does not change. With the [...]

Life with Disability: “I am not Feeble-minded, I just Can’t Hear You Well”

Posted by mladiinfo on 20th July 2014

Dear Mr Juncker, Europe is ageing fast and action is needed

Posted by Blogactiv Team on 18th July 2014

Guest blogpost by Anne-Sophie Parent, AGE Platform Europe Secretary General. In 2012, we were already 190 million people aged 50 years and over in the EU, i.e. 37% of the population. [...]

27% ≠ 27% ≠ a good idea

Posted by epopress on 17th July 2014

By Adam White, Research Coordinator at WWF European Policy Office’s Climate and Energy Unit The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal. - Aristotle When it comes to [...]

EU as a Global Actor

Posted by Mose Apelblat on 17th July 2014

By Mose Apelblat Jean-Claude Juncker’s enlargement strategy reads as an anti-climax after his other ambitious guidelines. The Luxembourger’s approach on enlargement sends a negative message to all candidate countries telling [...]

EU enlargement freeze: Romania unites with Republic of Moldova

Posted by Lulea Marius Dorin on 17th July 2014

Long before the actual elections that lead to a new European Parliament, the leaders of the most powerful states had asserted that the European Union would stop its enlargement. This direct [...]

BBC is worth saving

Posted by Chris Whitehouse on 17th July 2014

Despite its failings, the UK state broadcaster, the British Broadcasting Corporation, is worth saving, argues Whitehouse Consultancy Chairman, Chris Whitehouse, as he warns that the future of its funding arrangements [...]

EU deploys innovative finance tools to improve energy efficiency

Posted by ManagEnergy on 16th July 2014

Ambitious energy efficiency targets will require significant investment from the private sector. Public authorities are learning fast from innovative financing mechanisms the EU is putting in place to achieve this. Energy [...]

Juncker and a Revival of the ‘European Social Model’?

Posted by FutureLab Europe on 16th July 2014

By Leticia Díez Sánchez, for FutureLab Europe Juncker’s priorities as the new president of the Commission demonstrate that what matters is not only having more or less Europe, but having [...]

To charge or not to charge: Paid vs. free access to Google’s Shopping box

Posted by Daniela Borlea on 15th July 2014

In order to resolve its dispute with the European Commission (EC) over its abuses in dominant position in search, Google has proposed to use an existing commercial product, the Google [...]

Post-Haiyan Postcard from Tacloban

Posted by The Risk Monger on 15th July 2014

The Risk-Monger recently went to Tacloban and was shocked to see how a new industry of aid risks undermining the long-term resilience of the local inhabitants. While there is still [...]

Statement on the election of Mr Jean-Claude Juncker as President of the European Commission

Posted by Huawei Europe on 15th July 2014

Huawei warmly welcomes the election of Mr Jean-Claude Juncker as the new President of the European Commission, approved by the European Parliament’s vote in Strasbourg today. Having made the creation of [...]

Slovenia: State of Denial

Posted by Žiga Turk on 14th July 2014

The landslide winner of snap elections in Slovenia is the “Party of Miro Cerar” that six weeks before the elections did not even exist. Its members and candidates are rather [...]

Business-as-usual is the big risk for this European Parliament

Posted by European Movement on 14th July 2014

by Jean Lambert MEP, Greens, London /// I was at the Green/EFA Group’s hearing for the European Commission President-designate, Mr Juncker. As far as I am concerned the priorities of the next [...]