EU Affairs

Diesel emissions the result of government failures of judgement

Diesel emissions the result of government failures of judgement

Brussels, 26/9/2015. I do so loathe diesel cars. As a motorcycle rider, I have wondered for years why certain cars were unpleasant to follow in traffic. Maybe it’s to do […]

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29/10/2015 at 10:52Auto EU Affairs

Obama in Brussels – Contest of ideals won by affirmation, rather than rejection

Obama in Brussels – Contest of ideals won by affirmation, rather than rejection

Brussels, 27/03/2014. President Barack Obama’s speech last night to assembled dignitaries at the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels was as inspirational as its content was expected. Redolent with references to […]

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21/07/2015 at 10:19EU Affairs

In euro-land, God is on the side of the big battalions

In euro-land, God is on the side of the big battalions

Glum faces lined the bar last night, though it was Friday. Even Costas was not his usual ebullient self. Apparently it had been snowing in Athens, so it wasn’t just […]

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20/07/2015 at 17:28Campaigning EU Affairs

TTIP must comply with EU data-protection and human-rights laws, says EP

TTIP must comply with EU data-protection and human-rights laws, says EP

Brussels, 01/04/2015. Any future TTIP (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership) agreement needs to be clear that it “fully exempts the existing and future EU legal framework on the protection of […]

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20/07/2015 at 14:50EU Affairs

Big Data versus EU fundamental rights – two bruisers square up

Big Data versus EU fundamental rights – two bruisers square up

09 December 2014. Brussels’ 5th Annual European Data Protection & Privacy Conference today was notable more for what was not said rather than its explicit content. I happened to say […]

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