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Yesterday evening, at a Side Event of the World Energy Congress in Montreal, the plans for an “R20” were fleshed out with considerable fanfare, reports Blogactiv Director Stuart Langridge. Governor of the State of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger, first announced the idea of R20 some months ago, but now solid plans are in place for an… » read more

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All Change For EUREKA

Germany has hosted the most recent rotating Chair of the EUREKA Network and Berlin has today been the venue of the Ministerial Conference. This rotating chair moves onwards now to Israel and there is a clear change in the air. The goals of EU 2020 place innovation and the creation of a true knowledge economy… » read more

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Late on the morning of the third day of the European Economic and Social Committee conference in Florence, President Barroso arrived. The previous two days of presentations and debate had been building recommendations to be handed to the European institutions. These recommendations will hopefully be used to provide guidance on how to structure a genuine… » read more

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Day 2 of the Biennale Firenze saw the event split into three simultaneous workshops. Each of these workshops brought together experts from civil society to discuss the role of education as a means of social inclusion. Specifically, they focused on social engagement, access to the labour market and the exercise of rights. By bringing together… » read more

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The first day of the Biennial Conference held by the European Economic and Social Committee in Florence, Italy, produced some opinions that are vital to the future of the European Union. The conference is titled “Education To Combat Social Exclusion” and hopes to produce a report by the third day to be handed to European… » read more

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This article about opening the EU energy sector was published by EurActiv on 15th February 2010. Günter Oettinger, the EU’s new energy commissioner, faces an uphill battle against national interests in opening up electricity and gas markets, warns Georg Zachmann, energy expert at think-tank Bruegel. In an interview with EurActiv, he says member states risk… » read more

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The following interview was published on Moday 14th December by EurActiv.com. The United States succeeded in bringing people to the moon: a dream that nobody thought would be realised. Perhaps we should think of climate protection as the new Apollo programme, the vice-chair of the European Parliament’s delegation in Copenhagen, Karl-Heinz Florenz, told EurActiv in… » read more

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The following story was published by EurActiv.com on Thursday 29th October 2009. Leading politicians of the European left appear to have dealt a fatal blow to Tony Blair’s chances of becoming the first permanent president of the European Union, confirming to EurActiv that they want the new position of EU foreign minister instead. Spanish Prime… » read more

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The following interview has been published by EurActiv.com on 6th October 2009. With only 70-or so days to go before leaders meet to agree on a post-Kyoto climate deal in Copenhagen, there is a need to speed up negotiations and “make political choices,” Danish Climate Change and Energy Minister Connie Hedegaard told EurActiv in an… » read more

Posted by Stuart Langridge