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Terrorism wont divide us. Brexit will. Britons your country needs EU. Sharon Leclercq-Spooner   While EURACTIV covered the Rome and London marches, let me add a personal touch. My British wife and I were…separated: I was at the first event, also to attend a number of NGO events and to talk about Eramus4media She of… » read more

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Jean-Michel Bos [Connect Euranet/ Flickr] Jean-Michel Bos is Editor-in-Chief of Euranet Plus, grouping top national radios like RTBF, Radio 24 and BFM Business, now at risk of stopping. Well after the demise in 2013 of Presseurop.eu , the EU Commission apparently decided not to renew Euranet Plus’ contract, according to Ouest-France. Mr Bos spoke earlier… » read more

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Jean Brousse [Tendance Institut/ Flickr] Jean Brousse est administrateur du groupe “Centre France“(comprenant une douzaine de titres régionaux) et co-initiateur de l’étude “France créative“. Il a parlé avec Christophe Leclercq dans le cadre de la série #Media4EU. Pour lui, les échanges entre médias sont nécessaires, ils devraient passer du niveau national à l’échelle européenne.  … » read more

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Irene Toporkoff [Media Demain/ Youtube] Irene Toporkoff is the co-founder of a Paris venture providing ‘translated journalism’, adapting articles into English from top national media. She talked with EurActiv Founder Christophe Leclercq, as part of the #Media4EU editorial series, about various approaches to syndication, market trends and hurdles that the EU could help overcome.  … » read more

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On Monday March 17, I addressed a Berlin debate between top candidates, heading party lists into the European elections: Alexander Graf Lambsdorff MdEP (FDP / ALDE), David McAllister MdL (CDU / EPP), Birgit Sippel MdEP (SPD / Socialists) and Gabi Zimmer MdEP (Die Linke / Left alternative). And last but not least, because she is… » read more

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Am Montag, dem 17. März, hielt ich eine Ansprache anlässlich einer Debatte in Berlin zwischen den Spitzenkandidaten der Parteilisten für die Europawahlen: Alexander Graf Lambsdorff MdEP (FP / ALDE), David McAllister MdL (CDU / EVP), Birgit Sippel MdEP (SPD / SPE) und Gabi Zimmer MdEP (Die Linke / Europäische Linke). Und nicht zuletzt, denn Sie… » read more

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This below is the summary of an unusual interview, hence done by me and published notably on BlogActiv, not a normal editorial video by a EurActiv journalist. Dan Luca worked 10 years for EurActiv, lately as European Network Director, in charge of EurActiv’s presence in 12 capitals, 12 languages. He already stood as MEP candidate… » read more

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Rudi Vervoort est le Ministre-président de la Région bruxelloise. Il répond aux questions de Christophe Leclercq, fondateur de EurActiv. Vous avez participé à la session finale du Plan Marnix. Que nous apportent les idées lancées ici ? Rien que le fait d’avoir organisé cette session et de rassembler à la table les ministres compétents des… » read more

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Julie de Groote est chef de groupe au Parlement de la Communauté française à Bruxelles. Elle est l’ancienne présidente du parlement de la Commission communautaire française (COCOF) et membre du parti chrétien-démocrate CdH. Elle répond aux questions de Christophe Leclercq, fondateur de EurActiv. Que pensez-vous du Plan Marnix ? Je pense que le bilinguisme et… » read more

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Late September, some of Brussels’ political figures and blue-sky thinkers got together and discussed a new language approach for the capital of Belgium… and of the European Union. Participants at the Marnix Plan launch event, organised on 28 September, could feel an optimism hanging in the air: there was a general willingness for politics to… » read more

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A session of the EuroPCom conference yesterday gathered communication or campaign directors from four parties: EPP, PES, ALDE, Greens, plus me as moderator. Despite euro-scepticism in the countries and frankly some cynicism in Brussels, I left the Delors building rather encouraged: yes, this campaign can make a difference. The main change is not in the… » read more

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Before Easter, I gave the presentation outlined below, together the the EP’s chief of communication. This was organised by Centre International de Formation Européenne, of which I am an alumnus. Attendants included mostly communication experts, from retired officials who set up the DG Comms to party spokespeople. A related video interview is also available. The… » read more

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Here are some comments and strong opinions, on what speakers said at a study launch by consultancy Waagener Edstrom, well summarized here . And what it means for opinion leaders: Mr Buzek, please read on… Now, why would a Frenchman bother to blog on ’14 juillet’ day, on a very specialised, English and Brussels-centric topic?… » read more

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