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Euractiv reports that Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt thinks the Lisbon Agenda has failed in putting Europe on the map for the world’s most innovative region. Sweden will hold the EU Presidency for the second half of this year starting 1st July and preparing for a ”bumpy ride”. “Even if progress has been made it… » read more

The economic and social future of Europe is mainly outlined in a strategy called “Lisbon Strategy for Growth and Jobs”. Launched in 2000 it provides the blueprint for Europe staying competitive in the globlized economy. It so happened that at the Spring European Council ending Friday, Europe is launching the next three year cycle. The… » read more

ENAR has issued a Memorandum putting forward a seven-point call for action for the Slovenian Presidency to act upon when implementing its priorities in the fields of anti-discrimination and anti-racism. It calls on the Presidency to put the fight against racism at the heart of its commitments. ENAR in particular believes that the following actions… » read more

The Social Platform announced its seven tests for the Slovenian Presidency, upon which it will assess the government in Ljubljana at the end of its mandate in June 2008. The forthcoming Spring Council will launch a a new three year cycle of the Lisbon Strategy. Today, the Slovenian Presidency will submit to […] Original post… » read more

One of the nice traditions of the Joint Technology Center of the European Commission is that they maintain “semesters” according to the schedule of the European Council presidencies. So the Slovenian semester started a few days ago. I was asked to take part at the kick-off of the Slovenian semester at Ispra, Italy and gladly… » read more

Most Germans say they aren’t benefiting from the country’s economic expansion, a poll conducted by market researcher Forsa showed in December 2007.Eighty-three percent of Germans said economic growth is neither to their personal advantage nor do their friends and relatives profit from it, the poll for stern magazine and RTL television found. Seventeen percent said… » read more

The “Lisbon Strategy” alias “the strategy for growth and jobs” is resulting in growth, does create jobs, but is not something that the Europeans would care about. I tried to run “lisbon strategy” through Google Trends and the results was: Your terms – “lisbon strategy” – do not have enough search volume to show graphs.… » read more

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