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This article about social networks was published on 10th February 2010. The European institutions launched a campaign yesterday (9 February) to raise awareness of the threats posed by social networking websites such as Facebook for minors under 18. Meanwhile, a new report highlights new risks associated with mobile social networking. The majority of Europe’s youngsters… » read more

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This story about the Kyoto Protocol was published by EurActiv on 9th February 2010. The Kyoto Protocol represents an international commitment to fulfil developed countries’ historical responsibility for climate change and its elaborate compliance mechanism is difficult to replicate, the Indian ambassador to the EU, Dr. J. Bhagwati, told EurActiv in an interview. India, which… » read more

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The following article about Barroso II was published on EurActiv on 8th February 2010. A daunting agenda awaits the incoming Barroso II team ahead of its confirmation vote in the European Parliament tomorrow (9 February), as valuable time has been lost in ratifying the Lisbon Treaty, choosing new leaders and putting in place the new… » read more

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This story about Bulgarian commissioner-designate Kristalina Georgieva was published by EurActiv on 4th February 2010. Bulgarian commissioner-designate Kristalina Georgieva scored high marks at a European Parliament confirmation hearing yesterday (3 February), earning repeated applause from MEPs across party lines and paving the way for the approval of the Barroso II team next week in Strasbourg.… » read more

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This article about EU 2020 priorities was published on 2nd February 2010. Governments, industry and stakeholders have weighed into the debate on the EU’s new growth strategy, urging a stronger social dimension and the completion of the internal market. A number of member states have called on the European Commission to develop links between economic,… » read more

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The following article about outgoing Commissioners was published on 1st February 2010 by EurActiv. Margot Wallström (Sweden) and Meglena Kuneva (Bulgaria) are among the few outgoing commissioners to have secured new jobs, as most of those leaving the EU executive have either decided to retire from politics or pursue lower-profile activities. Wallström, who was in… » read more

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This article about the powers of the European Parliament was published on 29th January 2010 by EurActiv. European Commission President José Manuel Barroso has agreed to new terms in the European Parliament’s relations with the EU executive, giving the assembly more power to scrutinise laws and raise its profile vis-à-vis member states. Leading members of… » read more

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