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In amongst all the hullabaloo of the impending Royal Wedding, it may have skipped your attention that the Wikileaks team has just launched another release. Blimey. I have no idea where they get this stuff from, but the world just changed again… This release is about Guantanamo Bay and the people being held there. In… » read more

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Every now and again I spend 30 minutes having a browse through some of the latest Wikileaks releases. I know that the news has been pretty quiet on them since the turn of the 2011, but they are still publishing a couple of hundred cables per day and will be for years I imagine. This… » read more

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While researching an entirely different topic, I found myself at this article by EurActiv. To quote from the article, “European associations are generally lagging behind their members and stakeholders in their digital communications capability,” Ellwood and Atfield found, concluding that “a significant group” of associations are “adopting a wait-and-see strategy with social media, or are… » read more

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On Friday my Google Alerts pinged into action to notify me of a story from Brussels that I ought to pay attention to and perhaps even write about. Yet, having searched the websites of European Voice, EurActiv and EUObserver, I didn’t find a dickie-bird. Therefore, it is to this story in the Times of Malta… » read more

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I think that this might be a first for the eurosphere… I know quite a lot of eurobloggers wish that there was more interraction between EU officials and policy bloggers. I am pleased to say that I have convinced just such a person to conduct guest interviews on each of our respective blogs. In the… » read more

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I have a confession to make. Over the past 18 months or so, I have attended a number of events in Brussels related to financial regulation. I even interviewed a number of the key players involved in influencing and writing the new sets of regulations. Broadly speaking, I understood almost none of what was said.… » read more

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