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The following article has been published by on on 16th October 2009. The next European Commission should reform the EU’s “absurd” recruitment system to bring it in line with today’s flexible labour market and ensure that appointments are made on the basis of fairness, Siim Kallas, a vice-president of the EU executive, told EurActiv… » read more

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As published by The European school system “might soon collapse” if not reformed, European Commission Vice-President Siim Kallas told a public hearing in Brussels last week (19 March), citing “alarming signs” like lack of teachers, cumbersome decision-making procedures and governments’ unwillingness to invest in infrastructure. Acknowledging that reforming the European school system is a… » read more

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As published on… Works of fiction have always dealt with political issues and institutions, “but the last decade has seen a much more concerted trend in this direction,” argues Conor McGrath, an independent scholar and deputy editor of the Journal of Public Affairs, citing an upsurge in the number of novels, movies, TV shows… » read more

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Are you based in or around the Schuman area? What do you think of the propsed changes? Will they represent value for money? Should the EU be suggesting ideas like this about changing a national capital city? To voice your opinions, please comment below… The European Commission wants to give the area a more “symbolic”… » read more

Posted by Stuart Langridge