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By Dan Luca An MEP needs to communicate. They cannot hide, or better said: they can no longer hide. Modern technology, as pointed out by the Treaty of Lisbon, makes each of MEPs more visible. It is therefore imperative that an MEP has a sustainable communication strategy, both to the national space (where he/she is… » read more

eeb1.com_fichiers_news_fichiers1_1679_2014-06-LD-34 BACC 2014 CHEMISTRY VP Sefcovic made some commitments to the European Parliament. He said in 2013 ”Concerning European Baccalaureate 2012 exams, the Commission regrets the problems encountered at the mathematics and chemistry exams. The Commission requested a detailed report from the Office of the Secretary-General of the European Schools which was prepared by independent… » read more

With Jean-Claude Juncker, the European Union got its first elected major offical. Voter’s will has eventually prevailed over backroom-ism in Brussel, ushering a new era in the unification of Europe. The debate on his nomination in previous weeks turned into an unprecendented common display of democratic will, that might have ultimately sealed this turning point.… » read more

Poems for Europe

This article reminds me the poetry project for a better Europe in 2009 “European Constitution in Verse”.. http://www.shahrazadeu.org/en/content/european-constitution-verse-0 You can download the book European Constitution in Verse Passaporta Poems for Europe: 10 national portraits in verse What happened when 10 European poets were asked to portray their home country in verse ahead of the European… » read more

To Russia with Courage

By Žiga TurkThe recent events in Ukraine are a reminder that the European project is not finished. Historical experience in the European West and parallels to the European East challenge the introverted Europeans to think the unthinkable. The issue is not whether Ukraine should be in the Russian or European sphere of influence; it is… » read more

come 2019

We often blame those around us for the misfortunes of our lives. It is more comfortable to do this, and it is a protective mechanism that over the ages we have become proficient in employing when things don’t go our way. It’s hard however to imagine that we can all get what we want, all… » read more

I always wonder why there is no actual “freedom for the individual” party on the European scene. And I’m not talking of any extremes – just a right wing economical party, leaning on libertarian, that allows the individual to live his/her life according to their own devices. A party that doesn’t care what your religion… » read more

Over the last few weeks I have been involved in a pitch for comms and tech work for an EU lobbying organisation. No names, sorry. The process has been the same with every other EU project I have been involved in pitching for: 1. The process to pitch has an extremely short timeline. This is… » read more

— This is the first of two parts of my exclusive interview with Greens/EFA Vice President and MEP Ulrike Lunacek. — This year’s European parliamentary election will commence in less than 24 hours with the Netherlands and the United Kingdom among the first nations out of 28 to vote first. Most of the member states… » read more

— This is the first of two parts of my exclusive interview with Greens/EFA Vice President and MEP Ulrike Lunacek. — This year’s European parliamentary election will commence in less than 24 hours with the Netherlands and the United Kingdom among the first nations out of 28 to vote first. Most of the member states… » read more

Lately, Aalborg pilot has focused on people engagement for its Voluntary Help Service, piloted in the MyN project. The Aalborg’s Voluntary Help Service is coordinating voluntary assistance for people with handicap to engage in various social activities in their neigbourhood. On 24 april 2014, Aalborg pilot presented their new service at the activity centre ‘LejbjergCentret’,… » read more

Euro exchange rate reached nearly $1.40, the highest level since October 2011. This development is raising concerns. What is good for European tourists traveling to US or Asia is very bad for domestic industry and trade. It’s increasing the prices for their products. Even more concerning: It’s not only volatile business on the exchange markets… » read more

In March of this year the European Commission published a report on strengthening the Rule of Law. A noble effort and one worthy of support but with the Rule of Law principle continuing to defy definition EU Perspectives investigates whether the principle, so crucial to the EU and so representative of its values, is capable… » read more

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