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Grahnlaw (in English) -

The blog post Reflection paper on globalisation: Opportunity or threat? introduced the European Commission’s reflection paper on harnessing globalisation COM(2017) 240 and the entry Fair, competitive and resilient: EU responds to globalisation indicated paths for rules, firms and societies. Here, as part of the discussion about the future of Europe - #FutureOfEurope on Twitter - we go beyond the reflection paper to look at facts and opinion regarding globalisation - European and world...

Finnsanity - kulttuurikritiikkiä -

Suomessa on juuri nyt sotilasvallankaappaus käynnissä, siksi puoluejohtajat ilahtuvat insestiharhautuksista ja työttömien halveksimisesta "uhkana"  ym mediassa kovin suuresti. Kaaosnäytelmä on tärkeää, jotta euroeliitti voi halveksia demokratiaa avoimesti ja vaatia koko ajan poikkeustoimia. Kansa esitetään tuhmana ja media on täynnä paheksuntaa kansaa vastaan perinteisen kirkollisesti - samalla kun demokratiaa puretaan vastoin perususlakia. Kaaosnäytelmä on tärkeää jotta...

Ekofokus -

Bonnissa keskustellaan tulevina viikkoina ilmastonmuutoksen rajoittamisesta ja Pariisin ilmastosopimuksen toteuttamisesta. Suomen ympäristökeskus on tuottanut ilmastonmuutoksen hillinnän tueksi tietopaketin siitä, miten nokipöly eli musta hiili lämmittää erityisesti arktista aluetta ja miten näitä päästöjä voidaan hillitä. Arktisen neuvoston jäsenmaiden mustan hiilen päästöt vuonna 2015 (milj. kg)  Vaikka Arktisen neuvoston jäsenmaiden oma osuus globaaleista mustan hiilen...

Grahnlaw (in English) -

It is possible to find overviews in Reader’s Digest style of the most notable Future of Europe initiatives . The annotated version of president Jean-Claude Juncker’s State of the Union 2017 address, with the sub-heading Proposals for the future of Europe that can be implemented on the basis of the Lisbon Treaty , demonstrates how the flexibilities of the EU treaties can be used to improve the effectiveness of European Union action, without embarking on a formal process of treaty reform...

Grahnlaw (in English) -

In the blog post State of the Union: public opinion I wondered at the usefulness of the latest Standard Eurobarometer 87 (fieldwork in May 2017), and the timing and value of the three reports of the special Eurobarometer 461 opinion poll purportedly dedicated to Designing Europe’s Future  (fieldwork in April 2017). Great if people value the European Union and its policy areas more, but why do the opinion polls not ask the citizens of the EU about the kind of union they want for the future...

Ekofokus -

Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT kehitti uuden, erilaisia teknologioita yhdistävän elektroniikkajätteen kierrätyskonseptin vähentämään materiaalihukkaa. Konseptissa on mukana kaasutus, jonka avulla jätteestä saadaan talteen metallien ja harvinaisten maametallien lisäksi orgaanisia ainesosia energiaksi tai esimerkiksi muovin ja kemikaalien raaka-aineiksi. VTT on koonnut joukon suomalaisia toimijoita mukaan materiaalitehokkaan tuotannon edistämiseksi.  Elektroniikkajäte.  Kuva...

Grahnlaw (in English) -

The web page for the Commission Work Programme 2018 (CWP 2018) offers access to the communication, the five official annexes and additional documents, but at this stage mainly in the three internal working languages of the Commission (English, French and German). At this point in time, the language choice is no wider if we access the official documents through the legal portal Eur-Lex. However, let us fetch the exact reference there: Commission Work Programme 2018: An agenda for a more united...

Grahnlaw (in English) -

Our discussion about the European Council (EUCO) and the new Leaders’ Agenda for thematic meetings continued with a look at the briefings from the  European Parliamentary Research Service (EPRS) and the EUCO conclusions of 19 October and EU27 conclusions 20 October 2017 (Article 50 TEU), in EPRS: keeping tabs on the European Council . The Leaders’ Agenda timetable was described by president Tusk as a living document, apt to change over time, but let us take a look at the near future. Less...

Eurooppaoikeus -

Blogikirjoituksessa Euroopan tulevaisuus: talous- ja rahaliiton syventäminen mainittiin puheenjohtaja Junckerin ja presidentti Macronin antamat sykäykset EU:n tulevaisuuskeskusteluun, valkoinen kirja Euroopan tulevaisuudesta, pohdinta-asiakirja talous- ja rahaliiton syventämiseksi ja Euroopan komission EMU-painopiste ennen viiden puheenjohtajan kertomuksen lyhyttä esittelyä. - Aloitteiden joukossa olisi pitänyt mainita Euroopan parlamentin päätöslauselmat, jotka viimeksi mainitsin...

Grahnlaw (in English) -

In the blog entry Future of Europe to meet European Council about the winds of change from the European Parliament, the European Commission and president Emmanuel Macron, we saw the: White Paper on the Future of Europe: Reflections and scenarios for the EU27 by 2025; Brussels, 1.3.2017 COM(2017) 2025 final The White Paper promised to deliver further food for thought and debate through five thematic papers, among which (page 18): The European Commission will contribute to that discussion in the...

Jarin blogi - biologiaa ja maantiedettä -

Kesäaika päättyy ja normaaliaikaan eli "talviaikaan" palataan sunnuntaina 29. lokakuuta 2017 kello 4.00. Seuraavan kerran kesäaika alkaa sunnuntaina 25. maaliskuuta 2018 (lauantain ja sunnuntain välisenä yönä) kello 3.00. Normaaliaikaan siirtymisen johdosta tarjoilen luettavaksenne 15 mielenkiintoista faktaa, jotka liittyvät kesäaikaan. Mistä saa täsmälleen oikean ajan omaan kelloonsa? Miksi kellonaikaa siirrellään kesäajan ja normaaliajan välillä? Miten kesäaika vaikuttaa...

Grahnlaw (in English) -

In the European Commission’s so called (so called, because it did not contain concrete proposals) White Paper on the Future of Europe: Reflections and scenarios for the EU27 by 2025; Brussels, 1.3.2017 COM(2017) 2025 final , the proto-executive promised to contribute to the discussion by publishing five reflection papers: developing the social dimension of Europe; deepening the Economic and Monetary Union, on the basis of the Five Presidents' Report of June 2015; harnessing globalisation; the...

Fillarikesä -

I've tried to get train tickets for two people and a bike from Taipei to Hualien. Taiwan KOM Challenge will take place 170 kilometres from the capital where I will get my rent bike. First, I was informed to go to a site for passengers with a bicycle, see above. It is not available in other languages.  Google Translator does help, at least in theory. In practice, several options to choose between remain uncomprehensable to me. Next, I tried to get passenger tickets from the main booking site...

Grahnlaw (in English) -

Under the fifth of the Juncker Commission’s ten priorities, A deeper and fairer economic and monetary union -   #deepeningEMU - we find the policy area a European Pillar of Social Rights - #SocialRights on Twitter. With the Social Summit for Fair Jobs and Growth on 17 November 2017 approaching, #SocialSummit17 on Twitter, we already looked at the Consultation Report on European Pillar of Social Rights and Establishing a European Pillar of Social Rights , where I promised to look at the...

Antti Alanen: Film Diary -

Dawn (GB 1928). Sybil Thorndike as Edith Cavell. Photo: Cinémathèque royale de Belgique / Koninklijk Belgisch Filmarchief, Brussels Edith Cavell, "Englannin valkoinen sisar" / La Tragédie de Miss Cavell [title of the print]. GB 1928, D: Herbert Wilcox, scen: Herbert Wilcox, Robert Cullen, based on  the story by Reginald Berkeley, photog: Bernard Knowles, des: Clifford Pember, cast: Sybil Thorndike (Edith Cavell), Ada Bodart (herself), Gordon Craig (Philippe Bodart), Marie Ault (Madame...

Grahnlaw (in English) -

Under the fifth priority of the European Commission, to deepen the economic and monetary union (EMU) - #deepeningEMU on Twitter - it is creating a social pillar #SocialRights , ahead of the Social Summit for Fair Jobs and Growth #SocialSummit17 in Gothenburg 17 November 2017. Social Pillar documents     In April the European Commission published a communication, accompanied by two  staff working documents in 23 official EU languages: Establishing a European Pillar of Social Rights; Brussels...

Grahnlaw (in English) -

In February and March I wrote a number of blog posts compiled in the entry EU social market economy and social pillar . It is time to register the progress of the social dimension and the social pillar of the European Union, but let us first return to the public consultation after a reminder of one of the aims of the EU, as laid down in Article 3(3) TEU: a highly competitive social market economy, aiming at full employment and social progress . While we are at it, why not recall the horizontal...

Antti Alanen: Film Diary -

Image not from the movie. Exposition 14-18 » La rééducation des mutilés. 1914/1918 Médecine au champ d'honneur - Université de Montpellier. Le mutilé était laissé libre de choisir la prothèse qu'il désirait en tenant compte toutefois des conseils du chef du centre appareillage. (FR 1917-18), photog: Louis Chaix, Alphonse Gibory, prod: Service Cinématographique de l’Armée (SCA); Service Photographique et Cinématographique de l’Armée (SPCA), 35 mm, 294 m, 18’21” (14 fps)...

Antti Alanen: Film Diary -

Bukhara (SU 1927), D: Yelizabeta Svilova. Photo: RGAKFD, Krasnogorsk. Бухара. SU 1927. D: Yelizaveta Svilova, ed: Yelizaveta Svilova, photog: Yakov Tolchan, prod: Sovkino. DCP (from 35 mm, 325 m), 12′; titles: RUS. Source: RGAKFD, Krasnogorsk.     Le Giornate del Cinema Muto, Pordenone.     Grand piano: Günter Buchwald.     Teatro Verdi, e-subtitles in English and Italian, 3 Oct 2017. Oksana Sarkisova (GCM 2017): " Tungusi and Bukhara were made from material originally shot...

Antti Alanen: Film Diary -

The Reckless Age (US 1924), D: Harry Pollard, with John Steppling, Ruth Dwyer, Reginald Denny. Photo: Bison Archives / Marc Wanamaker. The Reckless Age (US 1924), D: Harry Pollard, with Ruth Dwyer, Reginald Denny. Photo: Le Giornate del Cinema Muto (2017). (L’età frenetica), (US 1924), D: Harry Pollard, scen: Rex Taylor, [Edward T. Lowe, Jr.?], from the novel by Earl Derr Biggers (1914), titles: Tom Miranda, photog: William Fildew, cast: Reginald Denny (Dick Minot), Ruth Dwyer (Cecilia...




Grahnlaw (in English) -

Yesterday we looked at the European Union asking EU citizens , without the focus, resources or intent to act on the feedback, either on the fundamental issue of ownership (democracy) or more specific questions of individual policies. I wonder if the democratic conventions proposed by the French president Emmanuel Macron have been designed to be more effective channels of citizens’ political will than the public relations part of the Commission’s Future of Europe project, including the...

Grahnlaw (in English) -

Serendipity is stumbling across a Facebook presentation of Mathew Lowry’s blog post The limits of public participation in policy . I had tried to explore how the future presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron started presenting and returning to the idea of democratic conventions and if president Macron’s Sorbonne speech had clarified the working of these democratic conventions . Macron had painted the democratic conventions as an essential tool to relaunch the European project. However, they...

Grahnlaw (in English) -

Visits to national parliaments is the next section in the State of the Union 2017 brochure (108 pages), consisting of a one page presentation of how the 657 visits to national parliaments since the beginning of the Commission’s mandate on 1 November 2014 have been distributed across the EU member states (page 95). This is only the tip of the iceberg. We can go to the EU treaties and annual reports for insights into the relations between the European Commission and national parliaments...

Grahnlaw (in English) -

The European Commission’s English only State of the Union 2017 web page does not offer any updates this morning, but it only means that we have to look elsewhere for important developments. Digital tax and Tallinn summit Yesterday the Commission outlined a path towards fair taxation in the digital economy: press release IP/17/3305 , questions and answers MEMO/17/3341 and vice-president Valdis Dombrovskis SPEECH/17/3402 . The exploratory communication is already available on the EU’s legal...

Grahnlaw (in English) -

The State of the Union 2017 web page of the European Commission offers us materials and some updates concerning policy initiatives relating to the Commission Work Programme (CWP) 2018. In addition, a few novelties on the economic front are worth mentioning. Yesterday the Commission vice-president Valdis Dombrovskis spoke about a proposal for a stronger and more integrated financial supervision for the Capital Markets Union (CMU) SPEECH/17/3365 , complemented by a press release IP/17/3308 ...

Grahnlaw (in English) -

The blog post Hopkok om EU:s framtid directly or indirectly referred to 31 blog posts at Eurooppaoikeus (FI), Grahnblawg (SV) and Grahnlaw (EN), about the social market economy, the European social pillar, the future of Europe and EU reform. Since then, president Jean-Claude Juncker’s State of the Union 2017 (SOTEU) address has been the point of departure for ten more blog articles - almost all in English - so this could be a good time to publish a new compilation for future reference...

Grahnlaw (in English) -

After checking the European Commission’s State of the Union 2017 web page , we turn to the State of the Union 2017 brochure , where the next section is called The state of public opinion in the EU (from page 69). The UK’s Brexit mess, terrorist attacks, economic progress, together with election results in member states and abroad have contributed to stronger feelings about the need for the European Union among citizens. Eurobarometer 87 The SOTEU 2017 brochure presents five graphs based on...

Grahnlaw (in English) -

The latest updates on the  European Commission’s State of the Union 2017 web page are the new industrial policy strategy, press release IP/17/3185 , cybersecurity, press release IP/17/3193 , and the flow of non-personal data in the EU, press release IP/17/3190 . I have presented roughly half of the 108-page State of the Union 2017 brochure in earlier blog entries. Now we turn to better regulation and enforcement. Better regulation The substance of the section on better regulation is on a...

Grahnlaw (in English) -

After our customary pit stop on the European Commission’s State of the Union 2017 web page ,  the Commission State of the Union 2017 brochure (108 pages) continues on page 35 with a section Progress on the European Commission’s 10 priorities. Starting from the 2014 political guidelines for the Commission - with the ten priorities presented in detail in the booklet A New Start for Europe - the SOTEU 2017 brochure dedicates two pages or more to each priority in a readable mix for an educated...

Grahnlaw (in English) -

In addition to the letter of intent and roadmap(s) , the European Commission’s SOTEU web page offers us the State of the Union 2017 brochure , a booklet of 108 pages available only in English at this moment. Since the handy brochure is at least partly a compilation of documents published separately, some of the content is already available in other EU languages. SOTEU speech At least the first real item, president Jean-Claude Juncker’s State of the Union 2017 (SOTEU) address, is available...




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