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EU 20 years of Single Market – Single Market through the eyes of the people

In October 2012 EU is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Single Market which was always one of the most important contributing pillars of the European integration. It is a good occasion to think about the past and future of the Single Market and about why and how we can or can not use yet … Continue reading

EU Single Market anomalies – Salami Ungherese made in Trento Italy

Just an example from the EU food and consumers goods market: I am living in the former „Eastern Block” in Hungary but travelling quite a lot across Europe. So I can have a quite clear overview about what is going on and available here and there. The market and the market powers are extremely unbalanced. … Continue reading

Sustainable Energy For All EU Summit – EuroSolar

The Sustainable Energy For All (SE4ALL) initiative was launched by the UN Secretary General in 2011. The initiative contains three objectives which should be achieved by 2030 and which combine the development and the climate change agenda: Ensure universal access to modern energy services, double the rate of improvement in energy efficiency globally, double the … Continue reading

Hungarian President Schmitt resigned today

Due to the high public society, civil and wide spectrum political pressure Pal Schmitt President of Hungary resigned from his mandate today in speech to the Hungarian Parliament. The known plagiarism scandal regarding his doctoral dissertation deeply shocked the Hungarian society. Schmitt’s today’s quick decision to step down was a bit surprising but well expected … Continue reading

“Misery and Distress” – Thoughts by a Hungarian: European Parlament Civil Liberties Committee debates on Hungary’s controversial laws

Interesting debate developed out yesterday in the European Parliament’s Civil Liberties Committee about the concerns regarding the recently applied new Hungarian fundamental and cardinal laws. Really elevating to feel how strongly and sensitively our plural democratic Europe and its institutions guardianning and sentinelling the Grail of our European democracy, equality and freedom which are the … Continue reading

European Union welcomes the agreement reached at the UN climate conference in Durban

Durban conference delivers breakthrough for climate The European Union welcomes the agreement reached at the UN climate conference in Durban as a historic breakthrough in the fight against climate change. After two weeks of negotiations, the 195 Parties to the UN climate change convention agreed on a roadmap, proposed by the EU, for drawing up … Continue reading

European Commission: The Accession Treaty has been signed – dobrodošli Croatia!

The Accession Treaty has been signed – Welcome Croatia! – Dobrodošli Croatia! Related articles Croatia signs up for EU (independent.co.uk) Centre-left poised to take power in Croatia (independent.co.uk) Croatia signs treaty to join EU (bbc.co.uk) Croatia opposition on track for election victory (marketwatch.com) Centre-left coalition leading early Croatia vote count (ctv.ca) Balkan Nations Knock on … Continue reading

COP17 Durban – EU Press Conference Friday 9th 2011 No deal, Big countries are not coming to the board

No deal expectable in Durban. Those few big countries who obstacle the process still does not want to get on board of the global climate deal. World is still waiting for the small group of this big countries who has not committed yet on the roadmap. Seems to be money is still talking more loudly … Continue reading

Connie Hedegaard: “The process is irritatingly slow and frustrating”,”Climate change is even more serious problem than economic crisis”

Video Conversation between Anthony Giddens, Conni Hedegaard, Erna Solberg and Heidi Sørensen at ZERO11 Great video, discussion: about the truth regarding, climate change, global warming, renewing energy, UFCCC, COP17, CDM. As Connie said “The process is irritatingly slow and frustrating”. I have a strong feeling that if they fail again in Durban we need a … Continue reading

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe: Stop the Clock on Kyoto’s Expiry!

Lord Prescott: “The clock is ticking on the Kyoto Protocol,” said the Parliamentary Assembly’s former rapporteur on climate change and signatory to the Kyoto Treaty. “Unless agreement is reached at Durban, the global agreement on targets and actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions negotiated at Kyoto will almost certainly expire without any binding targets or … Continue reading

30 year of HIV epidemic, Founding cuts, New treatment directions

Interview By Jane Dreaper Health correspondent, BBC News UN World AIDS Day, 1 Dec. Combating HIV has proved one of the great challenges for science ‘More money needed’ for HIV cure UN urges more funds for HIV drugs This year’s World Aids Day comes at what many scientists and campaigners agree is a decisive moment … Continue reading

Step-by-step to Durban and Beyond

Only weeks before the Conference of the Parties 17 in Durban, South Africa is set to begin, Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of the UNFCCC, was in Brussels for the Robert Schuman lecture, organized by the Lisbon Council. Ms. Figueres outlined the priorities for the CoP 17 and urged civil society, business, and nations to do … Continue reading

Contemporary Misconceptions of the Democracy We Live In

In the past two weeks, two events have dominated the news coverage on the European continent. One was the new bailout deal agreed by the now removed Greek government with the European Union, especially through the help of Germany and France. The honorable attempt of Mr. Papandreu to call a referendum was quickly silenced and … Continue reading

British Hard Talks: A new Europe must be built on the ruins of the old

              A new Europe must be built on the ruins of the old I am honestly shocked by this article: Only a redrafted constitution will revive the EU: there could be no worse end to this saga than imposition of German ‘discipline’ Author: Simon Jenkins guardian.co.uk, Published: Thursday 10 … Continue reading

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