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Pascal Lamy, Director General of the World Trade Organization, has been invited as a keynote speaker in the EBS workshop entitled “Protectionism: an increasing concern?”. In his keynote address to the WTO Public Forum on 24 September 2008, he explicitly warned against possible surges in protectionism that the global financial crisis could bring about. Referring… » read more

Highlights of this edition: – European Union: Closer than you thought! – by Judith Schilling, Publication Manager, European Commission Representation in UK. – Invisible? Unintelligible? Pointless? Euro elections in historical perspective – by Juliet Lodge, Prof. of European Studies, University of Leeds. – Harvard Conference on Networks in Political Science – by Francisco […] Original… » read more

It’s not a secret, and yet, cybercrime becomes more and more dangerous, and it develops very fast. The latest findings of a report explore the trend of loosely organized clusters of attackers trading stolen data online being replaced by hierarchical cybercrime organizations. These organizations deploy sophisticated pricing models, crimeware business models refined for optimal operation,… » read more

The heat is on in the debate on Europe. Across different member states, the intensity and type of manifestations varies substantially. In the UK, MEPs even decided to dress up as chickens. This to protest against the European Parliament ‘disallowing a popular vote’ on the Lisbon Treaty. But could the chickens not be ostriches in… » read more

The EU is determined to ensure that globalisation is a source of opportunity rather than a threat, a declaration to be signed at the end of the week by heads of state and government states. Read the document here (500 kB pdf): eu-declaration-on-globalisation.pdf The two-page document explaining what the Lisbon Reform Treaty – and at… » read more

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