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EU Digital Single Market strategy trying to do too much?

EU Digital Single Market strategy trying to do too much?

Brussels, 30/04/2015. The European Commission’s planned Digital Single Market strategy seems to be proving somewhat difficult to fine-tune. The strategy is set for release on 6th May 2015, however its content is so wide-ranging, from copyright piracy via VAT to UK-style default “porn filters”, that an implementation date seems somewhat […]

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01/05/2015 at 10:46EU EU_Business Life&Liberty

In euro-land, God is on the side of the big battalions

In euro-land, God is on the side of the big battalions

Tales from a Brussels bar 04/12/2016 Update. EU’s new VAT rules likely to make ebooks cheaper. Glum faces lined the bar last night, though it was Friday. Even Costas was not his usual ebullient self. Apparently it had been snowing in Athens, so it wasn’t just the whole of the […]

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22/02/2015 at 15:48EU EU_Business Tales - Brussels bar

MotoRetroWieze – Belgian retro bike show draws wide audience

MotoRetroWieze – Belgian retro bike show draws wide audience

MotoRetroWieze, one of Belgium’s leading classic and custom bike shows, takes place over two days at the small town of Wieze, just north of Brussels. And if you live this side of the Channel and are trying to keep a vintage or veteran bike running, then attending this bi-annual event […]

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20/02/2015 at 00:25Auto EU_Business Share the vibe Travel

MEPs refer EU/Canada air passenger data (PNR) to EU Court of Justice

MEPs refer EU/Canada air passenger data (PNR) to EU Court of Justice

MEPs in the European Parliament on 25/11/2014 referred the EU/Canada agreement on the exchange of Passenger Name Records (PNR) to the European Court of Justice (ECJ). MEPs have asked that the PNR agreement be given a preliminary check by the Court before the Parliament’s final vote, given the questions over […]

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Back to war in Iraq? Letter to an MP

Back to war in Iraq? Letter to an MP

Back to war in Iraq? Letter to an MP.

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26/09/2014 at 09:48Life&Liberty UK

New EU regulations to boost alternative fuels for vehicles coming into force

New EU regulations to boost alternative fuels for vehicles coming into force

New EU regulations are coming into force on 29th September 2014 to boost the viability of alternative fuels for vehicles across Europe. EU member states will require national action plans to show how they are building refuelling and recharging points (electricity, natural gas and hydrogen).

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25/09/2014 at 22:50Auto Climate EU EU_Energy

On the value of blogging

On the value of blogging

Brussels, 23rd July 2014. I was asked today for a view on the value of bloggers and blogging. But the more I thought about it, the longer my answer became. All too many blogs are viewed by professional journos as written by people who should stick to the day job. […]

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23/07/2014 at 11:09Life&Liberty NUJ

European Business Summit May 2014 – photos

European Business Summit May 2014 – photos

European Business Summit May 2014 – photos

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27/06/2014 at 12:16EU EU_Business EU_Energy

Camino Santiago (The Way)

Camino Santiago (The Way)

I walked the Camino Santiago (Frances) in 2003.

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01/04/2014 at 17:23Share the vibe Travel

Obama in Brussels – contest of ideals won by affirmation, not rejection

Obama in Brussels – contest of ideals won by affirmation, not rejection

Brussels, 27/03/2014. President Barack Obama’s speech last night to assembled dignitaries at Brussels’ Palais des Beaux-Arts was as inspirational as its content was expected. Redolent with references to America and Europe’s recent history, his speech was long on a shared system of beliefs, and how those ideals have influenced 21st […]

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27/03/2014 at 02:01EU Life&Liberty