EU Communication à la 2009

When the current Commission took office five years ago in the aftermath of the French and Dutch referenda, it was with strong intentions of bridging the gap between Europeans and the EU. Wallström was put in charge, and now, she comes to the conclusion that in order to effectively do the job, the future commissioner… » read more

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Not another citizens summit!

The European Commission´s Directtorate for Communication proudly finalized in May first part of its project called “Debate Europe”. Debate Europe was meant to heat up the dialogue with European citizens. Last December, an online forum was launched across Europe with the purpose of making Europeans discuss and propose new policies for the EU. In May,… » read more

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My new Facebook-friend is not like my other friends – in fact, I’m not really sure if it’s a man or a woman. Certainly, I’ve never had a friend like this before. He’s quite a popular guy – he has almost 600 friends, although he barely has a profile photo, nor any personal information listed.… » read more

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The EU has decided to give its online portal “Europa” a facelift in order to “drive it into the mindset of a 21st century citizen looking to get the most out of the ‘gateway to the EU’”, as Ylva Tiveus, a director of the DG Communication told Euractiv in June. The current portal which was… » read more

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The EU vs. the journalist

A former colleague of mine once needed a quote representing the European Commission for a story. He was writing about roaming prices in the EU, and as he was sitting in front of his computer, he mumbled to himself “the EU…who am I going to call in the EU”? Later, he admitted that he had… » read more

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