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(on the photo: Kolozsvár with the Matthias Corvinus Monument made by János Fadrusz Photo © Julie Kertész) “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” ~Winston Churchill Why did I focus on the European Youth Capital issue? I discovered the significance of that idea when I participated… » 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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“All the so-called secrets of success will not work unless you do.” This blog entry can be regarded as some kind of reaction to another interesting note of Mr. Eberhard Rhein visible on his blog: EU Health Policy should focus on Disease Prevention In this current post we will follow the next topics: 1. The… » read more

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“Don’t let something that doesn’t matter cause you to lose something that does.” ~Phil Torcivia The problem of Chemical coctails still emerges and can be considered as a relatively new field of chemicals. It is quite easy to understand why are chemical coctails in the very center of interests of scientific and legal professionals and… » 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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“Never deprive someone of hope; it might be all they have.” ~ Jackson Brown Jr. Following a summary on relations between Healthcare costs and budget cuts published on EurActiv in march 2012, I try to further develop this idea which might be an always green subject of budget discussions, especially under the seemingly never-ending financial… » read more

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“Everything around us is made up of energy. To attract positive things in your life, start by giving off positive energy.” Obviously, alcohol consumption is an important issue which is in the center of interests of many of us. Although it belongs to the culture and to our social life, and there is a major… » read more

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“Three things of life once gone, never come back: Time, words & opportunity” This Blog entry relates to a Washington Post Article “EU to start aid talks with Hungary after concessions on central bank independence” The Manager of the LinkedIn group “Friends of the European Union” shared it there and following an interesting discussion, I… » read more

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“Success isn’t something that just happens ~ success is learned, success is practiced and then it’s shared.” The main challenges emerging from Regulation 1370/2007/EC for the Railway Industry Especially in the middle of the post-crisis period the importance of boosting the much-needed economic growth became the cornerstone of the recent European Public Affairs discussions even… » read more

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Quo vadis, Hungary?

“Perseverance is the hard work you do after you tired of doing the hard work you already did.” Why this Blog entry is dedicated to this particular subject? EPC, an independent think-thank organized a policy briefing on 23 April 2012 in Brussels for an audience more than 200 people where Mr Viktor ORBÁN Prime Minister… » 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) Concerning the future of Iceland in the EU, I had the pleasure to take part in an interesting debate about the accession of Iceland to the EU. Norway has expressed several times its willingness to join the EU – and… » read more

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“I’ve always believed that if you put in the work, the results will come.” Michael Jordan (Kaunas, Lithuania ©source of the photo zsoolt ) This Blog entry will touch upon the following Euractive article: “Lithuania snubs Poland over minority rights Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė has turned down an invitation to a regional summit in Poland… » read more

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