Shale Gas Hasn’t Gone Away

Europe still needs pragmatic solutions to its critical energy challenges. Europe’s Energy Union Strategy shapes the EU’s approach to climate and energy policy. Its intentions are clear:  to provide a framework to address an increasingly turbulent and rapidly evolving geopolitical landscape at a time when our own indigenous resources are declining.  In short, seeking to…

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MEPs’ Twitter Conversations in March 2016 – Turkey

This month, we were looking what members of the European Parliament and their followers on Twitter had to say about Turkey.  In March, Turkey was the second most commented topic with 8.957 tweets, second only after Brexit, which was the favourite topic of UK MEPs with 9.491 tweets. Turkey’s instrumental role in the refugee crisis…

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Poland – What Direction for Europe’s Enfant Terrible?

A conservative government is enjoying for the first time in Polish modern democracy an unequivocal mandate to govern alone, supported by a loyal president. But the first 150 days have prompted a wave of concern about developments in Warsaw. The ruling Law and Justice party is complex: socially conservative but left-leaning on economics. It all…

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At Last Enhanced Data Sharing in Europe

As the dust settles after the Brussels attacks, it seems that Europe may at last be stirring itself into some sort of coordinated counter-terrorism cooperation, especially in terms of data sharing. While previous terrorist attacks produced noble sentiments and noises of solidarity, they prompted little meaningful in terms of a coordinated approach. Madrid (2004), London…

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Corporate Reputation Takes centre stage at Reputation Time 2016 – What We Learned From Transformers

The ReputationTime conference took place in Paris on 11 March dedicated to the ‘Transformers’: individuals, activists, nongovernmental associations but also outstanding companies who are conscious about the meaning of their actions and get inspired by the expectations of the communities surrounding them. They manage to have an impact on society and make change happen. The…

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