Mr. Schulz, I highly disagree!

Posted on 08. March 2013 by Irma Zulic Oh, how I wish I was at the Körber Debate: “Should Germany relinquish more sovereignty to the EU?“ held in Hamburg, on the 4th of March, 2013. But here is an insight in what I would comment during the Q&A session and although it’s maybe “timely” belated, in … Continue reading Mr. Schulz, I highly disagree!

Water, a multi-billion-euro business

Posted on 05. March 2013 by Lukas Brück Have you heard about the directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the award of concession contracts?  No? No problem, none of my friends and fellow students here in Aberystwyth, Wales heard about it either. Privatization of formerly state owned companies did already happen in … Continue reading Water, a multi-billion-euro business

MFF – What’s in it for me?

Posted on 22. February 2013 by Matilda Flemming While Brussels seems to be busy discussing horse meat, the other big discussion over the past weeks (and months if not years for that matter) – the Multiannual Financial Framework, or MFF – I find substantially more interesting. Working in the international youth sector, I have been monitoring … Continue reading MFF – What’s in it for me?

Will frogs from Athens settle down also in Košice?

Posted on 06. February 2013 by Lukáš Fúčela I couldn’t resist myself to write also some of my thoughts on the controversies connected with European Capital of Culture project in Košice (Slovakia) after reading latest Marta’s blog on this project in Marseille. The project of European Capital of Culture is well-known and also watched by general … Continue reading Will frogs from Athens settle down also in Košice?

European Capital of Culture: an award to foster understanding or to attract tourists?

Posted on 31. January 2013 by Marta Remacha Do you know which cities have been chosen this year as “European Capitals of Culture”? If you do a quick search on Google you will find that they are: Marseille(France) and Košice (Slovakia). Maybe you have never heard about this “title” but here in France I have only … Continue reading European Capital of Culture: an award to foster understanding or to attract tourists?