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José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission, understood the importance of information sharing when he claimed: “Creating a knowledge society is essential to a durable, competitive Europe”. In a globalizing Europe, there is a need for knowledge sharing, a need for interaction and a need for cooperating. Inside Europe lives a community with different… » read more

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Immigration is currently one of the largest challenges facing European societies. This has been declared the European Year of Intercultural Dialogue, and one of its objectives is the promotion of interaction between Europeans and different cultures, languages, ethnic groups and religions on the continent and elsewhere. Erasmus has proved to be one of the most… » read more

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In the last few years, tsunamis, floods, earthquakes, droughts, arson and conflicts have been unsettling European hearts with images of chaos, destruction and death. All the Aid sent from Europe is divided and uncoordinated, preventing a visual and global perception of the huge effort made by each of European country. We Europeans, however, now have… » read more

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New EU-TV- Channel

One reason, why EU citizens haven´t developed a common society and collective memory is the dominant position of national media. The need for a single media source available for all citizens at the same time would enhance an EU wide common knowledge. Therefore, the creation of an EU TV channel seems overdue. Daily news, and… » read more

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I can remember that in the discussions we had at “Tomorrow´s Europe” or at “Future of Europe”, it was mentioned rather often, that Europe has to speak with one voice. Participants in the discussion groups claimed that Europe should speak with one voice for instance regarding foreign policy. In my opinion the situation in Tibet… » read more

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Free Tibet

Tibet is officially claimed by the Republic of China.In the Tibetan sovereignty debate, the government of the People’s Republic of China and the Government of Tibet in Exile disagree over when Tibet became a part of China, and whether this incorporation into China is legitimate according to international law. Geographically, UNESCO and Encyclopædia Britannica consider… » read more

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It is debated for years of the possibility to include a ‘one million voice’ democratic leverage in a Community Treaty. It means that a petition signed by one million people have to be treated as a direct expression coming from Civil Society. With currently 450 millions inhabitants sharing different views, we can imagine to put… » read more

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Standard European Pricing

Although most countries in the EU adopted the Euro as a common currency there is still a huge difference in pricing in different countries. I feel certain products should have a standard pricing range in the various EU countries such as medicine and other products common to all the countries. I feel a commitiee should… » read more

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“In 2008 I hope to see the EU Member State teams in Beijing carry the flag of the European Union alongside their own national flag as a symbol of our unity,” said Romano Prodi. If this were possible what a great message this could send to Euro-sceptics when they see the EU gaining an estimated… » read more

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