Glyphosate: the Commission, a mere secretariat!

In the European Commission, they like having the power but not the responsibility. They like pressure even less. As NGOs and certain journalists go after glyphosate, the Commission is muddling through and passing the buck to the Member States without …

NEM is not just a crypto currency. NEM is a blockchain project which caters to much more than only handling it's native currency tokens "XEM". Above that, and more importantly, NEM is a peer to peer platform and it provides services like payments, messaging, asset making, and naming system. There shall be a lot more to come as NEM is an evolving solution with an outstanding core blockchain technology.

Which crypto are MEPs speculating on?

Cryptocurrencies are all the rage among the cool kids these days. Therefore it’s not a surprise that politicians will jump on the bandwagon to grab their spot in the sunshine. What are cryptocurrencies? According to Option.Finance “A cryptocurrency is a …

Online Privacy for Journalists

Hello there ! I saw that you mentioned the Freedom House on your page here so I figured that free press is a subject you care for. This is not an easy time for journalists all over the world, with …

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A pre-summer voyage through the EU Institutions

Every year before the start of the summer break, I treat myself to a journey through the EU Institutions. I say ‘treat’ because it is a real pleasure for me to speak freely and in full confidence with elected politicians, …

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Search Engine Expert’s Thoughts on EU Penalty for Google

FOR YEARS Companies were penalized harshly by Google (protecting from that is part of our business at LinkResearchTools) NOW Google was penalized harshly. This will lead more competitors to complaints and similar rulings can be expected for travel, maps, news, …

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Brexit, one year on

What strikes me most, 12 months into the Brexit process, is the preparedness of some and unpreparedness of others. Methodical preparation in Brussels After lengthy meetings with officials in the European Council’s Brexit taskforce at the end of August 2016, …

La consultation dans les gênes de la Commission européenne. Consulter, oui. Consulter tous azimuts, non !

Le premier sondage d’opinion date de 1936 pour l’élection du Président Roosevelt. Un magazine national au terme d’un vote fictif de 10 millions d’américains prévoit la défaite de Roosevelt. Gallup établit un échantillon représentatif et anticipe la victoire de Roosevelt …

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Consultation is in the Commission’s genes. Consultation is good – but not far and wide!

The first opinion poll dates from 1936 when Franklin D. Roosevelt was re-elected US President. Following a notional vote by 10 million Americans, a national magazine predicted Roosevelt’s defeat. Gallup took a representative sample and anticipated Roosevelt’s victory with 62% …

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Eurovision Song Contest Kyiv 2017

The EU Bubble is holding its annual Eurovision Twitter party this Saturday during the Eurovision final! However to spice things up and make it extra exciting we are also gambling on our favourite song and country using the special offer …

The New Comitology reform

The New Comitology reform

Overhauling the balance of powers or institutional tinkering? Law constitutes one of the fundamental pillars of democracy, but it is more than this. Law is also a vital cog in the EU decision-making system. In a way, it facilitates relations …