Posts Tagged: Accountability

Europe and the local level

The European Union Committee of the Regions (CoR) estimates that seventy percent of EU policies have a direct regional or local impact, and EU funds can certainly play a significant role in developing regions. The role played by the CoR,

Europe and the local level

The European Union Committee of the Regions (CoR) estimates that seventy percent of EU policies have a direct regional or local impact, and EU funds can certainly play a significant role in developing regions. The role played by the CoR,

Transparency: who really makes the decisions?

This isn’t about EU bashing. Nor is it about having a go at civil servants or diplomats. Most of these people work very hard and for the common good and deserve more of our attention and support. But how can

Transparency: who really makes the decisions?

This isn’t about EU bashing. Nor is it about having a go at civil servants or diplomats. Most of these people work very hard and for the common good and deserve more of our attention and support. But how can

Budget 2020 – European Commission Proposals revealed

It is the 29th of June 2011; the European Commission unveils its long-awaited proposals for the next budget framework for the European Union. This proposal sets the framework for decisions which will affect EU spending from 2014 to 2020. QCEA

Budget 2020 – European Commission Proposals revealed

It is the 29th of June 2011; the European Commission unveils its long-awaited proposals for the next budget framework for the European Union. This proposal sets the framework for decisions which will affect EU spending from 2014 to 2020. QCEA

The human cost of business in North Africa

In geopolitical terms, it was a lifetime ago… when Col. Muammar Gaddafi was just about tolerated (responsible as he was for 10% of Italy’s natural gas), the European Investment Bank was lending 313 million euros to Tunisia for public transit

The human cost of business in North Africa

In geopolitical terms, it was a lifetime ago… when Col. Muammar Gaddafi was just about tolerated (responsible as he was for 10% of Italy’s natural gas), the European Investment Bank was lending 313 million euros to Tunisia for public transit