I’m preparing for the first day of the EU Competitiveness Council tomorrow which will be dedicated to research issues. On the agenda: Europe 2020 strategy – Annual Growth Survey; contribution to the European semester Interim evaluation of the 7th Research Framework Programme including the Risk-Sharing Finance Facility (RSFF) European Innovation Union flagship initiative Follow-up to the […]
This morning, thanks to my short-term blogger accreditation, I’ve been at the off-the-record briefings on the upcoming Competitiveness Council (see my previous posts on my preparations for the Council here and here). I am not supposed to talk about the content of these briefings unless I quote “Brussels sources” or “EU sources”. This is actually a […]
Taking a look at the agenda, you may ask where the stories are that a blogger of journalist could cover. Four particular items strike me as particularly worth studying: […]
I will be part of a pilot project this week, participating as an accredited blogger at the EU Competitiveness Council. The background for this pilot project is here, so I’ll head directly into the preparations. Please follow me into how the blogger can prepare for an EU Council meeting (Trivia is only for experts): Step 1 […]
Interested in the organisational work of a Council Presidency? If yes, you may be want to listening to the recordings of the 4th bloggers meeting with Hungarian Presidency in Brussels. Having participated in that meeting I found it most interesting […]
The latest issue of the Journal of Communist Studies and Transition Politics (Volume 27, Issue 1, 2011) takes a special look at the EU’s neighbourhood policy, in particular the Eastern Partnership initiative. Lots of interesting stuff for those working with the countries east of the EU’s borders.
On the blog of the European Journal of International Law, Prof. Joseph Weiler reports about a strange attack on academic freedom of speech. I was summoned to appear before an Examining Magistrate in Paris based on a complaint of criminal defamation lodged by the author. Why Paris you might ask? Indeed. The author of the […]
You may have read my previous post in which I asked: “Cybercrime in Europe and in the European Union: A personal affair?” My informed guess in this post was correct: The expert on cybercrime from the Hungarian Council Presidency we – Europasionaria, Ralf, Sandra and I – were speaking with was Péter Csonka. Yet, my […]
Update: See also the follow-up to this post “Cybercrime in Europe and the European Union: No personal affair!“
“[T]he author of this paper is reasonably confident that by banning a certain kind of criminal activity throughout a large number of countries, which eventually will be under a legal obligation to help each other prosecute those committing such activity, an international treaty will bring a significant change and make the Internet and computer-based communications safer“
These are the words of Péter Csonka in the academic journal Computer Law & Security Report 16(5) of October 2000. […]
I know my last post on our bloggers’ meeting with one of the spokespersons of the Hungarian Presidency was way to long, so you probably didn’t have the time to read it. But it doesn’t matter, because now the two spokespersons of the Presidency have decided to start their own private blog, “Kovács & Kováts” which you shouldn’t miss.