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(source of the photo © European Parliament)“Employ your time in improving yourself by other men’s writings, so that you shall gain easily what others have labored hard for.” – Socrates All the important EU decision makers beginning with the presidents of the most powerful EU Institutions until the most influential EU Member States’ leaders are… » read more

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“I DON’T MAKE JOKES. I JUST WATCH THE PUBLIC AFFAIRS AND REPORT THE FACTS.” – Will Rogers “Freedom of Media is for us … I mean, it is a sacred principle. It is a problem of values. Let’s have no doubts about it.” stated the President of the Commission in respect of the controversial Hungarian… » read more

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(source of the photo © European Commission Audiovisual service) “THE FASTEST WAY TO PASS YOUR OWN EXPECTATIONS IS TO ADD PASSION TO YOUR LABOR.” Previously European Commission Vice President Viviane REDING has called for the current Commission President José Manuel Barroso to stay on for an unprecedented third term. She pushed for a third BARROSO… » read more

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“If we’re growing, we’re always going to be out of our comfort zone.” ~John Maxwell This time, I will react on the content of a more-or-less objective analysis about the situation In Hungary (and the perception of the international media of it) Wrong Way Down the Danube “Greece’s economic peril has raised fears about the… » read more

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“Failure is often that early morning hour of darkness which precedes the dawning of the day of success.” (on the photo: the European Parliament building in Strassbourg in April 2012 © Zoltán Massay-Kosubek) There is an ongoing, interesting vote on LinkedIn launched by Dan Anderson, Social Media Producer at European Parliament with the following title:… » read more

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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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A review by MEPs, the Commission and the Civil Society in order to make some useful remarks to the new Health Strategy (2014-2020) “If you don’t know where you are going, any road will get you there.” ~Lewis Carroll I had the honour to participate in a public workshop organized at the European Parliament on… » read more

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“A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song.” ~Chinese proverb On the 22th May (Tuesday) – just one day before the extraordinary European Summit about Investments, Growth and Jobs to be held on the 23th May (Wednesday) immediately followed by a dinner intented to discuss the… » read more

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“Common looking people are the best in the world: that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them.” ~ Abraham Lincoln This 9th May was a very special occasion for the European Parliament to dedicate one agenda item of its Plenary Sesssion to the overall discussion about the Future of Europe I had… » read more

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