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Europe still suppressing evidence of US rendition programme

Europe still suppressing evidence of US rendition programme

London/Madrid, 19 December 2011. Access Info Europe and Reprieve have released a new report, Rendition on Record, detailing how many European countries are suppressing evidence of their role in the USA’s notorious rendition programme.

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19/12/2011 at 11:00Control Culture EU Life&Liberty

More transparency needed if EU to gain trust

More transparency needed if EU to gain trust

15/12/2011. The European Parliament voted today to strengthen transparency within the EU institutions by broadening the right of access for citizens to EU documents.

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15/12/2011 at 13:50EU

Robin Hood tax out of the woods?

Robin Hood tax out of the woods?

Brussels, 8th March 2011. The European Parliament today adopted a position backing the idea of a Financial Transaction Tax (or “Robin Hood tax”), which could raise billions and ensure that the financial-services sector contributes better towards the cost of recovering from the current economic crisis. The objective of the tax […]

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08/03/2011 at 09:42EU

A new EU citizens’ house in Brussels?

A new EU citizens’ house in Brussels?

Among all the prestigious buildings in Brussels, and the MEPs, the functionaries, the journalists and the lobbyists, European citizens should have their own space.

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22/04/2010 at 12:41EU EU_Business Life&Liberty

Importance of protecting cultural diversity

Importance of protecting cultural diversity

Tales from a Brussels bar An interesting topic came up on Monday evening last week. Outside temperatures had risen by at least eight degrees in the previous two days, and Brussels was showing the first welcome signs of spring. 

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16/03/2010 at 17:05EU Life&Liberty Tales - Brussels bar

EU launches anonymous online whistleblower system

EU launches anonymous online whistleblower system

The EU’s anti-fraud office (OLAF) has launched an anonymous online fraud tip-off system for citizens who wish to report evidence of official corruption.

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10/03/2010 at 22:44EU Life&Liberty

SOLVIT – help with your EU cross-border issues

SOLVIT – help with your EU cross-border issues

SOLVIT is an online problem-solving network for EU citizens and businesses that is designed to help solve difficult cross-border problems with national EU administrations without resort to legal proceedings.

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10/03/2010 at 21:29EU EU_Business Life&Liberty

The perils of social media and why you need strong wings

The perils of social media and why you need strong wings

Tales from a Brussels bar I caught up with Maj in the bar yesterday after a particularly confusing euro meeting, so I was happy to get beer in hand and think about things less complicated. Barely had I settled in my seat, however, before the discussion slid to that bane […]

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Age and the balanced personality

Age and the balanced personality

Tales from a Brussels bar I was joshing with my old mate Maj last night – we were exchanging news and solving the problems of the world. And he started getting philosophical. Don’t get me wrong. Philosophy and the deeper state of being are not something we normally get up […]

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15/02/2010 at 15:30EU Life&Liberty Tales - Brussels bar