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Knowledge for Innovation, an MEP-led association, organized its 6th Innovation Summit this week, in partnership with several organisations including EurActiv, which covered several sessions, and moderated the conclusions (separate post). The timing was good: just after the start of the Juncker Commission and before Mr Tusk arrives: which I addressed in an Opinion piece. Having… » read more

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The translation community had an stimulating day, which I addressed in a keynote from the viewpoint of users and media. Overall: yes, innovations work and are being rolled-out. Background on the #TranslatingEurope Forum and my intervention This is the first of a new series, organised the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Translation, for an audience of… » read more

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Sharing best practices is constructive and stimulating. Plus competition leads to continuous improvements. I welcome new attempts, see for example: RT @LeclercqEU: #Springer (Bild’) & Politico (US): bienvenue a BXL! Contrer le populisme, pas renforcer… #Media4EU http://t.co/DnvAne8N6T — Christophe Leclercq (@LeclercqEU) September 10, 2014 This cooperative approach builds on interactions in many relevant circles. EurActiv… » read more

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The first hope, better strategies by media companies themselves, is addressed elsewhere. Indeed, most European media attempts have failed so far. And here is why I share these findings freely. As for the political context, there are both idealistic, policy, and organisational aspects. The ‘European public space’ First, some in civil society and europoliticians alike… » read more

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The debates between ‘Spitzenkandidaten’ coloured the EP electoral campaign. EurActiv participated in this initiative as a media partner of each event and coverages the election campaigns in 10 languages. Ultimately, the European parties won the day. In the face of tremendous challenges and under pressure from Eurosceptics, the powerbrokers showed great responsibility in forming a… » read more

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Les débats entre Spitzenkandidaten ont marqué la campagne électorale. EurActiv a participé à cette nouveauté, comme partenaire média de chaque évènement, et en couvrant les campagnes. De fait, les partis européens ont réussi. Faiseurs de rois, ils font preuve de responsabilité, obligés par l’ampleur des défis et la pression des eurosceptiques. C’est donc une coalition… » read more

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J’ai assisté à la remise du titre de chevalier à une haute fonctionnaire française, maintenant diplomate. La motivation derrière sa carrière, l’engagement qu’elle exprime, m’ont amené à lui proposer de republier ici son propre discours. En voici les extraits essentiels. Christophe @LeclercqEU   “Extrait d’un discours prononcé le 16 mai 2014 à l’occasion de la… » read more

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J’ai assisté le 23 juillet à la réception de départ de l’Ambassadeur de France auprès de l’UE, alors qu’il s’apprète à prendre ses nouvelles fonctions à Berlin.Voici ce que je retiens de cette rotation à la Représentation Permanente, des participants, et du discours. Ce ‘mouvement diplomatique’, comme on dit, est réfléchi. Il va de pair… » read more

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I was invited yesterday to speak at the first European Digital Advocacy Summit, organised by Andras Baneth of European offices of the Public Affairs Council (PAC). Speaking after a keynote by Robert Madelin, I shared a panel with Bruno Waterfield of The Telegraph, on this topic: ‘sucessfull online & media engagement’. These are the main… » read more

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On 20 May, three entities from KPMG organised a conference on this topic, together with EurActiv as media partner: its ‘Global Energy Institute’, its public sector practice, and its EU Office in Brussels. The main policy issues are summarized in a prior interview with this Institute’s leader, Michael Salcher. I gave a short introductory speech… » 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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(From the newsletter ‘EurActiv & Vous’, Spring 2014) Edito | PREPARER 2014-2019 : Proche de Paris, Berlin, Londres, au-delà des médias Guten Tag ! Pour la première fois, cette newsletter est rédigée principalement en français et en allemand. Et non pas en anglais, la langue principale de la ‘EU Brussels bubble’. C’est un symbole, reflétant… » 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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