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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

Liberty at stake

Liberty at stake

The Convention on Modern Liberty, London, 2009, saw general recognition from the great and good that Britain is dangerously close to a police state. What can be done about it?

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08/09/2009 at 13:10Control Culture Life&Liberty

Stasi-like snooping in UK will end individual privacy

UK government proposals to implement Home Office “probes” in the datacentres of every British internet provider (at an estimated cost of £12 billion) promise “Stasi-like” snooping powers for central government (says NO2ID).

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This nightmarish lust for our personal data

This nightmarish lust for our personal data

“Under Labour’s plans for transformational government,” wrote Henry Porter in March 2008, “an almighty surveillance structure is envisaged, through which the state will know ‘a deep truth about the citizen based on their behaviour, experience, beliefs, needs or desires.” The British government plans bear striking similarities to statements found in […]

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