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Preparing the #rp12: Search in the multilingual Euroblogosphere (edited)

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I will be speaking about the European blogosphere on the re:Unite track of the re:publica conference in Berlin in early May. In preparation, I can draw on the ongoing discussion about Euroblogging here on this and other blogs, but I am also doing some additional empirical research. One of the hypothetical and real questions that such research faces is how to find […]

Polished academic blogging on the EUROPP blog

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“We have no editorial ‘line’ except a commitment to communicating social science research and commentary in ways that enhance public debate and understanding.” (About, LSE EUROPP blog) Yesterday, a blog post of mine was published on the LSE EUROPP blog. I had proposed the title “On the State of EU Blogging” – a bit bold […]

General Secretariat of the EU Council restructured

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According to a new Council document, the General Secretariat of the Council of the European Union will be restructured as of 1 April 2012 – this is about 9 months after Uwo Corsepius took over the office of Secretary General from Pierre de Boissieu. The current list of Directorates General of the Council Secretariat, according […]

The unlinked EU blogosphere

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Soon, a blog post of mine titled “On The State of EU Blogging” [link updated] will be published on the new LSE EUROPP blog. One of the claims I make there – without actually proving it – is that EU blogs “mostly coexist without too much interaction (in the form of links and comments)“. I […]

2012: The year in which the Commission realised the existence of online social networks

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The following are quotes from the Commission meeting minutes of 22 February 2012 from their debate about ACTA: “[Reding] concluded by highlighting the rising influence of social networks on the Internet and the need for the Commission to take account of this in its communication policy and in dealing with various dossiers. Instructions had already been given to the […]

Executive pay & EU Commission debates about Greece

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In the debate on latest economic developments – focussing on Greece – during the Commission meeting on 14 February, the following point was raised (among others): “the problem posed by the discrepancy between the huge sacrifices asked of the great majority of the Greek people and the fact that senior executive pay remained untouched, making the efforts […]

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