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Public Affairs 29-05-2008

Rabier: EU public opinion polls ‘lack spice’

Media organisations or Parliamentarians should be allowed to write some of the questions posed to EU citizens in Eurobarometer polls, suggests Jacques-René Rabier, the Commission official who introduced the surveys thirty years ago in an interview with EURACTIV.
Future EU 26-09-2007

Europe: The empire of emptiness

"Sometimes I like to compare the EU as a creation to the organisation of empire," stated President José Manuel Barroso recently. Even though there is no "imperialist temptation" in the EU, this statement reveals a number of tensions that are pressing the EU to rethink its organisation, nature and overall strategy, argues Jean-Thomas Lesueur.
Med & South 03-07-2007

EU-Russia relations: Cold peace?

The EU's relations with Russia should be analysed with regards to the EU's role as a global actor, writes Quentin Perret, from the Robert Shuman Foundation. He points to the US as a key factor in maintaining good relations.
Public Affairs 18-01-2007

Commission seeks to end ‘blame game’ over communicating EU

Berlin conference tries to rekindle decision-makers with citizens as Europe still reels over PA fiascos such as the Constitution and Bolkestein directive.
Languages & Culture 09-05-2006

Europe Day: bringing European identity to the coffeehouse

On 9 May, 27 selected 'Cafés d’Europe' will enable citizens to get a sense of Europe's cultural diversity and to air views on the EU project.
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