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A post by Günter K.V. Vetter about German as working language of the new EU External Action Service triggers my writing down some opinion that I kept relatively private so far. Here is the original post, in German of course… and I also react in this language: German as EU working language: Beschwerungen, Verteitigung oder… » read more

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I observed one week of post-election commentaries (some more sources here): this is my short ‘net take’. But before attempting to answer this question, let’s get rid of one frequent misconception in Western reporting: that the Presidential elections was a choice between Russia and Europe. Here is a clear quote from an interview by www.EurActiv.sk… » read more

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This article by Gideon Rachman makes good points: Oranges and lemons in Ukraine Two Ukraine experts also write good articles on the topic in the FT, Stefan Wagstyl Roman Olearchyk But these articles are regrettably behind a paywall: a different approach from EurActiv’s transparency, for example. Summarised here, or if you cannot read French, there.… » read more

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(includes links to video summary with Barroso & Buzek statements, programme, introduction speech) EurActiv’s anniversary was about 10 years of EurActiv.com, 5 years of the 10 country EurActiv network, and 5 years of Fondation EurActiv. It was celebrated in three different ways: 1) publication of the Policy Guide to the new European Parliament – a… » read more

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Speech by EurActiv Founder Christophe Leclercq on 12 November 2009, Please see also the whole programme with VIP guests and Fondation EurActiv Award winners. The whole event tonight is about celebrating EurActiv’s Xth anniversary and Debating Europe Nationally. Rather than just congratulating ourselves, we want to discuss this major challenge for Europe. The point is… » read more

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(You have a view on how the EU celebrated the 2009 year of anniversaries? Please react, by simply clicking below) (Edito newsletter ‘EurActiv et Vous’, janvier 2009) Chers partenaires et amis d’EurActiv, En ces temps incertains, et en phase avec la transparence, nous vous indiquons nos résultats ainsi que nos priorités. D`abord notre réseau en… » read more

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(Edito newsletter ‘EurActiv et Vous’, novembre 2008) (You have a view on how the EU reacted (or not) to the economic crisis at the time? On how it shaped today’s positions? Please react, by simply clicking below) Chers partenaires et ‘acteurs européens’ Toutes les capitales s’interrogent sur l’impact de la crise financière: comment adapter les… » read more

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Ukrainians knock on the doors, which one would YOU open? Answer a minister question Posted by EurActiv Correspondent on 30/07/09 I recently spent several days in Ukraine, both out of personal interest for the country and also to assess on behalf of EurActiv the fit of the country with European integration, EU enlargement or not.… » read more

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(Edito newsletter ‘EurActiv et Vous’, septembre 2009) (You have a view on the political process from EU elections to the new Commission? Please react, by simply clicking below) Cher(e)s partenaires et ami(e)s d’EurActiv, Passées les élections, les vacances, et la phase aiguë de la crise, il est temps de mettre à jour les priorités et… » read more

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Europe is not made mainly in Brussels: let’s not confuse holding the pen, providing ideas, involving, deciding… and actually doing! In as many languages as possible, but not just translating: localizing. This is why the EurActiv network is very decentralized. Here is a link to our current network: Network and this is the latest one,… » read more

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