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Sir, Regarding ‘Controversy mounts over EU biofuels fall-out‘: The Standing Committee of the Bern Convention (the Council of Europe Convention on the Conservation of European Wildlife and Natural Habitats), worried that the increase of biofuel cropping systems may lead to cultivation escapes of invasive taxa with subsequent negative effects on native biological diversity, adopted advice… » read more

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Sir, Regarding ‘Google faces new EU antitrust probe‘: I would contend that this is a subject on which the EU should not be trying to make a ruling. As an Internet marketer and occasional search engine optimisation consultant (SEO), I can say from experience that all websites have an equal chance of high natural search… » read more

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Sir, Regarding ‘EU ponders ‘what to offer’ to Ukraine‘: According to the employee of the Center for Eurasian, Russian, and Eastern European Studies of the University of Georgetown (USA), Mr. J.Kulhanek, and the scientific employee of Association of Foreign Affairs in Prague, Mr. M. Larish, after the first round of elections in Ukraine it became… » read more

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EU policy in Sudan 2010-2011

Sir, The coming 12 months are crucial in Sudan, with two historic deadlines on the horizon: the elections due in April 2010 and the referendum on the status of Southern Sudan in 2011 to determine whether it will become an independent state or stay united with Khartoum. These two events are the leading benchmarks of… » read more

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Open letter to Commissioner Andor on a youth dimension in the EU 2020 strategy I would like to draw your attention to youth unemployment problem across Europe. Close to six million young Europeans are not able to find a job and thus earn a living. This depicts a dangerous trend and all efforts should be… » read more

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What is ability worth?

Sir, Regarding ‘Skills shortage worsens EU unemployment‘: As a recent graduate from the London School of Economics and holder of a European Parliament scholarship from 2007-09, I have now been making hopeless overtures to the job market for longer than I care to count. During my four years of graduate studies, I have consistently taken… » read more

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Sir, Regarding ‘EU pioneers asked to tell their stories‘: Frankly, are they nuts? It took me more than a decade to recover from the shock I experienced upon my arrival in Brussels. A filthy, badly organised and corrupt place. I can fill entire evening conversations with stories of incompetent administration departments, shady police actions targeting… » read more

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Sir, Regarding ‘MEPs want farm policy to ease climate change‘: The ambition to make the CAP more climate friendly is commendable. The EP draft report, presented by Stéphane Le Foll, has clearly recognised the challenge to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases from agriculture and to increase carbon storage in the soil. However, one must not… » read more

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