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In amongst all the hullabaloo of the impending Royal Wedding, it may have skipped your attention that the Wikileaks team has just launched another release. Blimey. I have no idea where they get this stuff from, but the world just changed again… T…

E3G’s Jesse Scott finds the Energy Efficiency Action Plan a relatively weak document. The reason, she says, is that we still do not know how to ‘do’ energy efficiency: lots of work is still needed to define the policy detail and build the political consensus needed to support the policies. [kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/-fJ45Bh4vJg” width=”425″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” […]

On 30 November, the AFCO Committee voted on the regulation for the Citizens’ Initiative. Following the recommendations issued by the AFCO rapporteurs on the Citizens’ Initiative (MEPs Alain Lamassoure from EPP and Zita Gurmai from S & D), as well as the opinion by MEPs Gerald Häfner (Greens) and Diana Wallis (ALDE), rapporteurs for the… » read more

Turkish press The party leader visited Diyarbakır and Şanlıurfa, two prominent cities in Southeast Anatolia, over the weekend in an attempt to boost the CHP’s popularity in the region, where its support has diminished over the last decade. The head of the main opposition expressed optimism over the weekend about closer ties with the country’s… » read more

Dear members! Thank you, for filling in the poll on our debates project. The results have shown that people mostly tend to prefer Skype, they are mostly willing to participate in debates on Sunday evenings, once a month, as well as do some background reading. The topic, selected by the majority was […]

UK Foreign Minister, William Hague this week sent a warning shot to the European Union – the sovereignty of the British parliamentary system is paramount and any future EU treaty will be put to a referendum – by law. Mr Hague was giving his keynote…

Tempers are still frayed in the Berlaymont this week. Nerves are still raw and noses not yet quite back into joint following what was probably the most ill-tempered working lunch of Europe’s leaders for a long time.Despite the earnest agenda that had…

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Starting today there is a new way for your readers to share the posts on your blog with friends. This feature allows you to add sharing functionality from a range of services to the bottom of your blog posts. Here’s a quick video introduction: To begin with we have the following services for you to… » read more

From PlaytheGame.org FIFA is preparing to monitor the World Cup’s most vulnerable matches for match-fixing threats. FIFA legal director Marco Villiger said Friday that the final group-stage games are at the highest risk of being fixed, especially those that involve teams which have already qualified for the second round or have been knocked out. “We… » read more

Current List of Texas Approved Publishers This link will take people to the current list of social study publishers for Texas. These publishers are NOT as of yet part of the new standards but one can imaging the implications here. What a surprise???? For Grades 1-12 the Social Studies and History Texts are from […]

Time for Tobin?

On 25th March, the European Parliament’s Financial, Economic and Social Crisis (ECON) Committee met to discuss the feasibility of an EU-wide financial transaction tax (FTT), two weeks after MEPs voted 536-80 in favour of such a measure. Today, in the aftermath of the banking crisis and the anger it has caused, such a levy has… » read more

The member countries of the Mekong River Commission (MRC) and China met at Easter to discuss the dramatic consequences of the drought wave in South East Asia for the Mekong River. The mighty 4.400 km long Mekong River, which originates in the Tibetan heights and flows through the mountainous Yuhan Province, has reached its lowest… » read more

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