Friday 24 October 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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Branding federations in EU Affairs

Posted by Dan Luca on 24th October 2014

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 [...]

Why is the UK being asked to pay in more to the EU budget and what can it do about it?

Posted by Open Europe blog team on 24th October 2014

By Open Europe 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. [...]


Posted by Günter K.V. Vetter on 24th October 2014

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 [...]

It’s Not All Bad News

Posted by jim on 23rd October 2014

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 [...]

A European narrative: Propaganda or debate?

Posted by EU Perspectives on 23rd October 2014

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 [...]

Boeing partners with Chinese firm on sustainable biofuel from waste cooking oil

Posted by Boeing on 23rd October 2014

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 [...]

Are you a good neighbour? [VIDEO]

Posted by David Brito on 23rd October 2014

MyN Platform Concept Video was presented today in Bologna at the Smart City Exhibition! Check out why you should go to :

Report highlights Vitamin D deficiency among children

Posted by Chris Whitehouse on 23rd October 2014

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 [...]

Unpaid intern work is on the way out

Posted by Chris Whitehouse on 22nd October 2014

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 [...]

The Paris Climate Conference must agree on abolishing fossil energy subsidies

Posted by Blogactiv Team on 21st October 2014

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 [...]

Irony alert as Poles ride to UKIP’s rescue in a classic Brussels stitch-up

Posted by Open Europe blog team on 20th October 2014

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 [...]

Open Letter to the European Council, by Orgalime

Posted by Orgalime on 20th October 2014

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 [...]

Oops! EU slept through Einstein’s ‘Wake-up Call to Europeans’

Posted by David on 20th October 2014

By David 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. Back in 1914, [...]

Again and again the same play in Eurozone?

Posted by Dimitris Rapidis on 20th October 2014

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 [...]

Zagreb Mayor arrested – and not before time

Posted by Bankwatch on 20th October 2014

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 [...]

We should be concerned about Ukip’s approach to overseas aid

Posted by Chris Whitehouse on 20th October 2014

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 [...]

Cybersecurity in Europe must remain focused on critical infrastructures

Posted by digital-europe on 20th October 2014

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 [...]

Mayors network listed – will Mayors take the lead on a climate deal?

Posted by Kaj Embrén on 19th October 2014

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 [...]

Personal and Private? Correspondence between DG Enterprise and the Pharmaceutical Industry.

Posted by jim on 19th October 2014

Citing Regulation (EC) 1049/2001, I asked last month for access to the following documents: ‘All communications in any form, and notes or records in any form of communications between DG Enterprise [...]

Irony with Goji Berries

Posted by epopress on 19th October 2014

By Jason Anderson, Head of European Climate and Energy Policy at WWF European Policy Office Earlier this year I got a blood clot while flying home from a climate meeting in [...]