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The Commission’s ‘White Paper on the Future of Europe’, prepared since September at least, is quite disappointing. Perhaps intentionally? And it’s only the beginning of a process, let’s look at the debate method and some practical initiatives. Granted, opening a debate on 5 clearly different scenarios is good. This is a cross-road sketch rather than… » read more

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Photo [Flickr/Spinelli Group]   The following article was selected among the best from Christophe Leclercq’s seminar “EU Reporting on Expert Debates”, which he teaches at ULB together with Director of theInstitute for European Studies Ramona Coman. The course is part of the The Executive Master in European Union Studies (MEUS).   Last 28th October, the… » read more

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Jean-Michel Bos [Connect Euranet/ Flickr] Jean-Michel Bos is Editor-in-Chief of Euranet Plus, grouping top national radios like RTBF, Radio 24 and BFM Business, now at risk of stopping. Well after the demise in 2013 of Presseurop.eu , the EU Commission apparently decided not to renew Euranet Plus’ contract, according to Ouest-France. Mr Bos spoke earlier… » read more

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Jean Brousse [Tendance Institut/ Flickr] Jean Brousse est administrateur du groupe « Centre France » (comprenant une douzaine de titres régionaux) et co-initiateur de l’étude « France créative ». Il a parlé avec Christophe Leclercq dans le cadre de la série #Media4EU. Pour lui, les échanges entre médias sont nécessaires, ils devraient passer du niveau… » read more

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Irene Toporkoff [Media Demain/ Youtube] Irene Toporkoff is the co-founder of a Paris venture providing ‘translated journalism’, adapting articles into English from top national media. She talked with EurActiv Founder Christophe Leclercq, as part of the #Media4EU editorial series, about various approaches to syndication, market trends and hurdles that the EU could help overcome.  … » read more

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I was invited yesterday to speak at the first European Digital Advocacy Summit, organised by Andras Baneth of European offices of the Public Affairs Council (PAC). Speaking after a keynote by Robert Madelin, I shared a panel with Bruno Waterfield of The Telegraph, on this topic: ‘sucessfull online & media engagement’. These are the main… » read more

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On Monday March 17, I addressed a Berlin debate between top candidates, heading party lists into the European elections: Alexander Graf Lambsdorff MdEP (FDP / ALDE), David McAllister MdL (CDU / EPP), Birgit Sippel MdEP (SPD / Socialists) and Gabi Zimmer MdEP (Die Linke / Left alternative). And last but not least, because she is… » read more

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Am Montag, dem 17. März, hielt ich eine Ansprache anlässlich einer Debatte in Berlin zwischen den Spitzenkandidaten der Parteilisten für die Europawahlen: Alexander Graf Lambsdorff MdEP (FP / ALDE), David McAllister MdL (CDU / EVP), Birgit Sippel MdEP (SPD / SPE) und Gabi Zimmer MdEP (Die Linke / Europäische Linke). Und nicht zuletzt, denn Sie… » read more

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A session of the EuroPCom conference yesterday gathered communication or campaign directors from four parties: EPP, PES, ALDE, Greens, plus me as moderator. Despite euro-scepticism in the countries and frankly some cynicism in Brussels, I left the Delors building rather encouraged: yes, this campaign can make a difference. The main change is not in the… » read more

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L’Union est à nouveau en chantier avec l’union bancaire et dans la perspective des nouveaux mandats 2014-2020. Acet égard, trois concepts de l’intégration européenne pourraient coexister : d’abord, l’eurozone à vocation fédérale sous influence allemande. Un ‘deuxième cercle’ ensuite, autour du marché unique et sous pression britannique. Le troisième cercle enfin, celui de la prochaine… » read more

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