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  Guten Abend, Meine Damen und Herren, Chers amis, Chères amies, chers partenaires, On change de langue, aussi pour rappeler que nous sommes multilingues et européens. Plus que jamais, alors que Londres et Washington s’éloignent de nous. Malheureusement! En fait, le réseau EurActiv est fondé sur 5 valeurs principales: Donc, d’abord les langues, et ensuite:… » read more

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This is a blog post of the #Media4EU Tour d’Europe series. Read the project outline, timetable and deliverables here, and the first updates here.   The #Media4EU Tour d’Europe project will gather perspectives from some of the most experienced actors in the European media sector to investigate how national media can cooperate across borders in… » read more

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Ever scared by conference proceedings? Looking for novel nuggets, not the process details? Conveying conclusions and satisfying readers need not take much time. Focus: This short ‘check list’ is meant to increase the impact of conference reporting. Notably for advanced students at ULB’s Institut d’études européennes, including the MEUS (Executive Certificate in European Studies) course… » read more

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This blog post belongs to the #Media4EU Tour d’Europe series. Read the project outline, timetable and deliverables here, and the first updates here.   ‘Don’t ask what the media can do for EU, but think what Europe and media could do together’ “The EU never handled the media like a normal economic sector. Rather: regulating… » read more

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At press conferences debriefing today’s EU27 Summit, the French and German leaders differed by more than nuances. Here are straight quotes, to avoid translation losses: – Francois Hollande stated: ‘Ce mandat [exit negotiations] sera exercé par le Conseil, avec l’appui de la Commission européenne, et celui du Parlement car c’est l’émanation, aussi, de la légitimité… » read more

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A short story about unintended consequences in European politics. Set two years from now, after a close ‘no’ to the EU All fictional. Well, not quite… (Do spot how 12 key politicians may change jobs… David Cameron, Boris Johnson, Theresa May, David Miliband, Jeremy Corbyn, Jean-Claude Juncker, Angela Merkel, Ursula Van der Leyen, Alain Juppé,… » read more

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  The European Commission’s DG CONNECT consults stakeholders with a survey on the Future of Media for the new H2020 Work Programme. EurActiv among others contributed, and provides summary of its answers. You are welcome to comment here publicly – adding a link to your view – or in person.     Online publishing has… » read more

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Vous pouvez également trouver ce blog post en anglais ici.   EurActiv : innovate with Média 2015 a été une année record, à la fois en terme de nombre de lecteurs et de ventes. La couverture solide des principaux événements de 2015 (l’instabilité de l’euro, les attentats, l’immigration, etc.) a été renforcée par la nouvelle… » read more

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You can also see the French version of this blog post here. EurActiv: innovate with Média 2015 has been a record-setting year for both user traffic to our content and sales to our business. Fuelled by strong coverage of key events in 2015 (euro instability, terror attacks, migration flows, etc.) and related policy debates, and… » read more

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‘Mass for Europe’: this traditional Catholic ceremony kicks off a new ‘school year’ for EU institutions, and I attended it for the first time. Mainly EU officials participate, plus a few dignitaries like MEPs and the Luxembourg royals (current EU presidency).And of course bishops, priests, and the organising staff of COMECE (Commision des Conferences d’Eveques… » read more

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The Innovation Summit hosted by the European Parliament on 17-20 November reviewed policies under the headline ‘a mandate for innovation’. The MEP-led organiser, K4I (Knowledge for Innovation), gathered 4 Commissioner, including for example the one for research , many MEPs including several committee chairs, and a large number of corporate and association representatives. Below are… » read more

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Knowledge for Innovation, an MEP-led association, organized its 6th Innovation Summit this week, in partnership with several organisations including EurActiv, which covered several sessions, and moderated the conclusions (separate post). The timing was good: just after the start of the Juncker Commission and before Mr Tusk arrives: which I addressed in an Opinion piece. Having… » read more

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The journalist Richard Hill asked me for a contribution on the ‘single seat’, for the upcoming magazine of BECI, the Brussels business organisation. Here is the full version of my view, taking a broader view than just costs and time.   ” The European Parliament’s Single Seat campaign has been going on for years, mainly… » read more

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The translation community had an stimulating day, which I addressed in a keynote from the viewpoint of users and media. Overall: yes, innovations work and are being rolled-out. Background on the #TranslatingEurope Forum and my intervention This is the first of a new series, organised the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Translation, for an audience of… » read more

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(This post was not updated after autumn 2014, except points a) and b) here in italic: most challenges remain valid. a) point added mid 2015: Point 7 on the brand could be updated: Politico took over European Voice, had the brand vanish right away, and most of the EV editorial team left. In the meantime,… » read more

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J’ai assisté à la remise du titre de chevalier à une haute fonctionnaire française, maintenant diplomate. La motivation derrière sa carrière, l’engagement qu’elle exprime, m’ont amené à lui proposer de republier ici son propre discours. En voici les extraits essentiels. Christophe @LeclercqEU   “Extrait d’un discours prononcé le 16 mai 2014 à l’occasion de la… » read more

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On 20 May, three entities from KPMG organised a conference on this topic, together with EurActiv as media partner: its ‘Global Energy Institute’, its public sector practice, and its EU Office in Brussels. The main policy issues are summarized in a prior interview with this Institute’s leader, Michael Salcher. I gave a short introductory speech… » read more

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