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Should the European Internet be dependent on the US Department of Commerce?

by régis Jamin 18/04/2005 On 12 October 2004, the European Commission, after several years of work and following a tedious call for tenders, finally signed a contract with Eurid, formalizing its status as the “EU” registry. Would European identification on the Internet, known as’.EU’, finally be available to European companies ...

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Freeing the European Company

by Régis Jamin 18/04/2005 By Régis Jamin, Member of Europe2020, Member of the Internet Society, Member of the Senate Club, Member of the Institut Montaigne. A prospective study published by the NIC (National Intelligence Council, the CIA Director’s Think Tank) provoked an outcry from our Brussels officials last week. It ...

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The Union is an increasingly important global actor

Global Europe 2020 (Helsinki, October 27, 2004) – Speech of Mr Jaakko Laajava, Under-Secretary of State, Finland 27/10/2004   Mr. Chairman, Distinguished participants, Ladies and Gentlemen For the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland it has been an honour to host this important event, the closing session of a series of 7 ...

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Shaping the EU’s Future Role in the World

  Global Europe 2020 (Helsinki, October 26, 2004) – Speech of Mr Erkki Tuomioja, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Finland 26/10/2004   “It is a great honour for the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland to act as the host of the seventh Global Europe 2020 session, now held in Helsinki. ...

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Seminar GlobalEurope 7 / Transversal axes

  Helsinki (Finlandia Hall), October 26 & 27, 2004 26/10/2004   Organised in partnership with the Finnish Ministry of Foreign Affairs Seminar’s executive summary Concept This seventh GlobalEurope 2020 session will take place in Helsinki on October 26th and 27th. It will be organised by the Finnish Ministry of Foreign ...

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What common EU policy towards Asia?

Executive summuray – Seminar GlobalEurope 2020 / UE-Asia (London, September 29, 2004) 20/10/2004   The sixth GlobalEurope 2020 anticipation seminar, organized by Europe 2020 in cooperation with the British Ministry of Foreign Affairs, was located in the magnificent “Locarno Room” (where the actual Locarno Treaty was signed) of the Foreign ...

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The future of EU-Asia relations

GlobalEurope 2020 (London, Sept. 29, 2004) – Speech of H.E. Edgardo B. Espiritu, Philippine Ambassador to the Court of St. James’s 29/09/2004   I would like to thank the organizers and the hosts of this Seminar for inviting me to participate in this very interesting seminar aimed at deepening our ...

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EU-Latin America: Inter-regional investment dynamics

  by Ricardo Migueis 18/07/2004   A new era in inter-regional investment dynamics and a new a priority for the 2007-2013 community support framework have been launched. After the implementation of the Plan Real in 1994, providing the needed macroeconomic stability to Brazilian government, the same trend is taking place ...

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Seminar GlobalEurope 5 / EU-Latin America

  Lisbon (Belem Cultural Centre), July 9, 2004 09/07/2004   Organised in partnership with the Portuguese Ministry of Foreign Affairs Seminar’s executive summary Concept Geographical remoteness and cultural proximity: such is the paradox on which relations between Europe and Latin America are based. From Spanish and Portuguese conquest to creation ...

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New EU states – Extending democracy through the media

by Charles Fletcher 19/05/2004 Ten years ago, young Romanian journalists training at the BBC School in Bucharest dismissed guidelines on the use of violent pictures in television news. The BBC guideline calls for more sensitivity, restraint on the amount of violent images that can be screened, particularly together in one ...

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Transatlantic Leadership facing Tomorrow’s Challenges

  Executive summary – 2nd Transatlantic Miami Week (April 26th/30th 2004) 13/05/2004   For three days, a hundred participants and speakers coming from throughout the USA and the European Union, and also from Middle East and Africa, have gathered into the superb location of Miami Children’s Museum in order to ...

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Seminar GlobalEurope 4 / EU-Africa

Brussels (Egmont Palace), May 5, 2004 05/05/2004 Organised in partnership with the Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Seminar’s executive summary Concept Relations between Europe and Africa are very ancient. Contrary to most other regions in the word, the EU has for itself a rather long experience of relation to African ...

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Can Hungary Compete?

by Magdolna Csath 16/04/2004   There are only five months before 10 more countries become full members of the EU. How well prepared these countries are for the challenges of the membership, and how ready the EU is for handling the unexpectedly emerging problems and potential shocks of enlargement ? There ...

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Parmalat scandal is a wake-up call for European corporate governance

by Tim Rogmans 04/04/2004   So far 29 executives of Parmalat and its banks and auditors have been charged in what is certainly Europe’s largest financial scandal ever. Profits have been overstated, fictitious bank accounts with billions of euros were created and perhaps € 1bn of investors’ money was siphoned ...

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What common EU policy towards Russia by 2020?

Executive summary – Seminar GlobalEurope 2020 / UE-Russia (Warsaw, March 12, 2004) 27/03/2004 Europe 2020 chose to sum up the seminar’s discussion in 5 bullet-points – 3 key-ideas and 2 propositions: 1- Russia is no longer a threat for the EU for the coming decades. It is on a contrary ...

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Romania – Multi-level governance or still governing ?

by Laura Trofin 24/03/2004   Regionalisation and/during enlargement in Romania Is the young „regional structure“ challenging the centrality of the Romanian state ? The transition from a highly centralised political-administrative system to a decentralised and regionalised one is not happening very smoothly or rapidly in Romania. Triggered rather by the enlargement ...

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International Education: the only cement for any Transatlantic Bridge

  by Franck Biancheri 18/03/2004   Think of this seemingly stupid sentence :‘the world is getting globalized !’. It does contain something not stupid though as it is true that in today’s world all local issues are now interconnected. From Irak’s war to jobs outsourcing, from scientific research to religious trends, everything ...

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Sustaining the Transatlantic Bridge

by Brian Murphy 15/12/2003   The transatlantic relationship has experienced a period of turbulence that has generated questions about its durability and relevance. The New Transatlantic Agenda (1995) sought to maintain a healthy partnership when it launched a series of citizen-level dialogues to build bridges across the Atlantic. These dialogues, ...

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Bringing Europeans to the Moon

by Franck Biancheri 01/12/2003     Year 2003, with recent tragedy of US space shuttle Columbia and with very likely launch of a manned spacecraft by China, is definitely closing an era of space conquest and opening a completely new one. The finishing era is the era of USA/Russia complete ...

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Space: the Final White Elephant?

by Adrian Taylor 27/11/2003   Do we need a space policy ? The headlines are dramatic :  The US is spending €35 billion on military and civil space research, which represents six times more than Europe in all its configurations and geography according to the European Commission (DN : IP/03/82, Date : 21/01/2003)  “Now ...

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