Guys, it looks like the EPP declared (via MEP Martens) they will support Barroso as President of the Commission. Not too much of a surprise. You can read more about it here: http://www.europeanvoice.com/article/2009/01/barroso-remains-right-s-favoured-commission-president/63805.aspx
Which reminded me of the discussion we had with the MEPs... why do you think having political groups designate candidates for the Presidency of the EP is better than them keeping it a secret? Aren't we… Continue
Added by Corina Murafa on January 30, 2009 at 23:30 —
Dear fellow bloggers, follow this link http://jmecelab.com/2008/06/13/the-lisbon-treaty/ to watch an interview with MEP Dr. Richard Corbett (we all had the chance to listen to him on the second day of the Brussels Event). The interview was organised by the JMECE Lab (www.jmecelab.com). What happened to the EU’s draft CONSTITUTION? Is it the LISBON TREATY? … or is the Lisbon treaty something else altogether? Should there be a referendum? Dr. Richard Corbett discussed some of the key provisions… Continue
Added by Stergios Mavrikis on January 30, 2009 at 20:27 —
I promised a couple of you to keep you updated about the progress of my photo exhibition. Here you go: the project is making solid progress. Both presentations (one in Luxembourg and one in The Hague) have been received with enthusiasm. The budgetary questions remain, but should be addressed within the next two weeks. In the meantime, EC in Luxembourg will print and distribute 50 copies of the demo book to all 27 representations of the EC and some other potential event… Continue
Added by Bruno on January 30, 2009 at 19:48 —
Have a read of this
. Apparently Europarl TV has only 40000 visitors a month - a tiny number. Would be a good subject for a blog post - why so few, why has the project not worked yet?
I look foward to reading some interesting analysis!
Added by Jon Worth on January 30, 2009 at 17:30 —
Ok. Silly idea but think of it as a Team building exercise. Ever since I set my eyes on Wilfred Rutten i could not stop thinking who he reminded me of... after a day of wondering (not all the time) I finally hit on the idea... I had been thinking in the wrong category (Hollywood Stars) and instead as soon as I thought of politicians I got the answer immediately.... Hamid Karzai (Afghanistan). I hope Wilfred does not take offence (after all Hamid is a handsome man)... how about a lookalike… Continue
Added by Jacques René Zammit on January 30, 2009 at 17:11 —
It's really important that you join your group as soon as you can. The competition launches on Sunday and we need everyone to be in their groups by then. Your editors will be able to help you much easier once you've joined them in one of the 4 groups displayed on the left sidebar. If you don't know what group you're in please let me know and I'll tell you.
Added by Ruth Spencer on January 30, 2009 at 11:49 —
Hello All, Group D is successfully created, and if I could read out the e-mails from Ruth's encrypted pdf correctly everyone is invited in e-mail. Otherwise anyone is free to sign up.
It's good to see that AnTyx was thrilled
by the Think About it launch; Etan Smallman has a steep learning curve
; Stephen… Continue
Added by Dániel Antal on January 30, 2009 at 0:01 —
Okay so I am a little be of a social network (media??) whore so if you are on any of these networks add me!
Added by Stephen Spillane on January 29, 2009 at 22:28 —
Repost from my main blog at antyx.net
Added by Andrei Tuch on January 29, 2009 at 22:26 —
Well this is a quick post, that may or may not appear on my main blog!
I had a blast in Brussels and was glad to meet so many cool people!!!!!! You will be glad to hear y baggage made it home on the same trip as me, as I know I was complaining alot on monday about that! :D
Looking forward to starting the blogging! If people have questions about EU or Politics, do ask! I will help! :)
Ok I added to this a whole lot over on… Continue
Added by Stephen Spillane on January 29, 2009 at 21:30 —
I have just got the information about a Youtube Channel
dedicated to the World Economic Forum at Davos. A young Columbian videoblogger, Pablo Camacho, reports live from the conference - after having won a vlogging competition - and do little interviews with World Thinkers. From what I have seen, Pablo is doing a great job: asking questions and letting others speak. My questions are: Who will listen to the answers? And what impact will they have - if… Continue
Added by Nikola Richter on January 29, 2009 at 14:00 —
So you all got to know about AEGEE's project - YVote2009 - at the launch event in Brussels. Since Milkshaker.eu and YVote09 are partners with similar objectives, we will provide you all upcoming events in a mean time so that you can decide whether you want to attend and write posts about it!
Added by Rina Tsubaki on January 29, 2009 at 13:00 —
Just my 0.02 to thank the EJC and the competitors for the Brussels event. You we're great, really!
As this is my n
-th blogging conference, and it's still January so I am not expected to be concerning about EU-related business yet, I made a tiny blogging conference bingo
To play, simply print out this bingo sheet and attend a Web-related conference. The first one to fill a straight line or all four corners… Continue
Added by Linas Valiukas on January 29, 2009 at 13:00 —
I suppose (and hope), that (almost) all of you heard about AEGEE
(European Students' Forum) and our project "Y Vote 2009"
during the launch event in Brussels. :) As I noticed, there were quite a few people interested to find out about the project and organisation in general more, so I'll post some basic information.
Y Vote 2009… Continue
Added by Anita Kalmane on January 29, 2009 at 12:49 —
An important update
for any user with a blog or who will be cross-posting throughout the competition:
Scroll down all the way to the bottom of this site. Find the "Badges
" link on the right side of the screen. (or just click here
) If you click that, you will be able to create a TH!NKer badge that you can paste on your blog, website, etc. You can change the text and customize it however much you like. This will draw… Continue
Added by Ruth Spencer on January 29, 2009 at 12:30 —
Hi all. This is a copy of my post about the Brussels event on the European Tribune
. I'm cross-posting it here in case you are interested, but also to try and figure out how this Wordpress platform works.
I'm just back from a two day conference in Brussels organised by the European Journalism Centre
in support of their… Continue
Added by Frank Schnittger on January 29, 2009 at 0:37 —
I'd love to see some Brussels event photos on this site if anyone wants to upload theirs it would be great. Videos too!
Added by Ruth Spencer on January 28, 2009 at 20:03 —
I've never blogged before. I've written a diary (*long* time ago). I've written hundreds of articles and thousands, maybe even millions of e-mails and letters.
I've never read blogs before. Started to do it today. Still trying to understand what kind of blogs do I like, how do they look like and in what ways they are different from each other.
I have no idea what is the right word for "blog" in… Continue
Added by Anita Kalmane on January 28, 2009 at 15:37 —
I'm still 'high' on intellectual and international inspiration from the past days in Brussels!! It's been so great being back in that atmosphere of 'let's do something and make some influence on the World around us'. I can't wait till this gets properly started and will be looking forward to read your blogs.
Lots of energetic thought to you all, Julie
Added by Julie Mathiesen on January 28, 2009 at 14:03 —
We at the EJC TH!NK team want to thank you all so much for your enthusiasm in Brussels. You showed us passion. You participated, you got involved and you made it your own. The launch event was a huge success and it’s all because of you. The momentum of the event is flowing strong and we’re looking forward to opening up the platform on February 1st!
There's been press about TH!NK and you can check out our RSS feed at thinkaboutit.eu
Speaking of RSS - Don't forget to TAG your… Continue
Added by Ruth Spencer on January 28, 2009 at 13:30 —