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“If you worry about yesterday’s failures, then today’s successes will be few.” (Photo © EC Audiovisual service) In this current entry I will present you what kind of messages have I captured from the twin-presidents of the EU (namely from Mr. Barroso, President of the COM and from Mr. Van Rompuy, president of the Council).… » read more

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“If you want to make your dreams come true, the first thing you have to do is wake up.” ~J.M. Power 1. Does Europe Need a “European New Deal”? (photo © European Parliament) Europe is struggling under the continuous pressure of the economic and financial crisis. The French-German stewardship followed a strict austerity policy in… » read more

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“Don’t ever take a fence down until you know the reason it was put up.” ~ G.K. Chesterton Comment: The open discussion in the EP started with a performance of the ALDE group. Several Members showed a transparent with the picture of the former prime minister. Moreover, the daughter of Tymosenko attended the major part… » read more

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The dictionary is the only place where success comes before work.” ~Mark Twain Followed by an interesting discussion in the European Parliament group, I decided to dedicate my next, short Blog Entry to a common, more general, but interesting question: Does Europe really need to speak always in one voice and therefore to have a… » read more

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“Talent wins games, but teamwork & intelligence win championships.” Michael Jordan What are the ‘PNR’? For those who are not aware of the situtation, this time, the focus will be on an international agreement between the European Union and the United States. The subject of this agreement covers the collection of the booking data of… » read more

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“Once the game is over, the king and the pawn go back in the same box.” ~Italian proverb I find it somehow symbolic that the reports on the Negotiation of the EU-Azerbaijan and of the EU-Armenia Association Agreement were put together on the Agenda of the EP plenary on 18th April 2012. Why did I… » read more

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“Follow your heart, but take your brain with you.” (source of the photo © Wikipedia) Comment: the content of this early Blog entry has been created prior to the creation of this blog. I has the pleasure to take in part in an interesting debate on LinkedIn about the future EU membership of Iceland. Since… » read more

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This blog has been created on 14 April 2012 as ‘Blog of Zoltán Massay-Kosubek’, so 14 April is considered as the ‘birthday’ of this blog. After several months, the blog has been moved under the current ‘Blogactiv’ scheme as ‘EU Hemicycle: updates on EU news, opinion on EU affairs’. All previous posts published on ‘Blog… » read more

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