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The Complexity of Policy-Making in Europe

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How are decision made in the European Union? Are #MemberStates losing control over their public policies at the hands of #EU's #supranational #institutions?

#OneEurope contributor Paulo Rodrigues provides an in-depth analysis of the complex processes that underpin #decision-making in the #EuropeanUnion.

'At European level, policy-making is the result of the interaction between EU institutions, Member States, but also a range of non-state actors from the civil society and the business sector, that can lobby decision-makers or seek to exert social and economic pressure.'

Read the full article here: one-europe.info/the-complexity-of-policy-making-in-europe-1

#EuropeanCommission #EuropeanParliament #EuropeanCouncil

 

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Finally there is a case which will hopefully make search engine giants to take a bit more responsibility for what they store in their pockets… Hopefully the change is for the better

#search #responsibility #europe



Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Search
It seems like a simple enough concept: People should have a right in what comes up when you search for them on Google, Bing, Yahoo!, etc. On Tuesday morning a colleague of mine at Ketchum UK (@wadds)

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See What 24 Hours Of Air Traffic Looks Like

This stunning video by NATS.aero represents each plane flight as a tiny, speck, like a migration of glowing fireflies.

#visualization #flight #europe #airspace



This Gorgeous Visualization Is What 24 Hours Of Air Traffic Looks Like
Have you ever found yourself sitting on your flight, pondering your very existence in the grand scheme of things? Not necessarily on a spiritual level, but in terms of how small we really are. This stunning video by NATS.aero represents each plane flight as a tiny, speck, like a migration of glowing fireflies.

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Congratulations fellow Europeans, we now have some 800.000 slaves in Europe

I knew it was bad, but not this bad…

Human trafficking alone generates profits of around €25 billion while the illegal trade in human organs and wild animals makes for a further estimated profit of between €18 and €26 billion annually.

So, welcome to Europe, the free world, the bastion of democracy and civil rights… Meanwhile I'm going to throw up a little.

#trafficing #europe #slavery



EU Reports Estimates 880,000 Slave Laborers in Europe – SPIEGEL ONLINE

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