EurActiv - Letters to the Editor

Sir, Regarding ‘ICT sector to monitor its own C02 emissions’: ICT needs to be considered as a conglomerate of technologies, which have not all taken the required measures to speed up energy efficiency. It is very important to consider those which already introduced initiatives 10 years ago versus Datacenters, for example, which are struggling with… » read more

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Sir, Regarding ‘Commission to target expert groups in transparency drive’: The comments on the transparency of Expert Groups made by Commission spokesperson Valérie Rampi to EurActiv suggest that the Commission is watering down its promise to introduce greater transparency to such groups. Last year, President Barroso and Commissioner Kallas made a commitment to publishing the… » read more

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Sir, Regarding ‘Green NGO demands nanotech legislation’: Just a quick note regarding Aquanova’s statement that “there is no nanotech in what we are doing”: the company’s statements regarding their products are very contradictory. To give an example: on their website, Aquanova states : “Completely in tune with the start of the era of nanotechnology, the… » read more

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Sir, Regarding ‘Journalists sound alarm over press freedom in Europe’, I would like to add important information linked to Slovakia. You wrote that in Slovakia there are marked tensions between journalists and government. That’s true – most notably the tension between Prime Minister Robert Fico and private media. The current Slovak government is everything but… » read more

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Sir, Regarding ‘Interview: ‘Democracy of science needed”: AltTox.org may be a prototype for the “democracy of science”. I’d like to make your readers aware of an innovative website launched in December 2007 on non-animal methods of toxicity testing, AltTox.org. This website seems to be the type of open communication forum encouraged by Professor Serres. AltTox.org… » read more

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Monsieur, Concernant ‘Les députés soutiennent le sport obligatoire à l’école’: Parler de « 3 heures de sport à l’école » est syncrétique sinon réducteur. La réalité d’une éducation par l’activité motrice, le mouvement, est complexe et diversifiée. Il serait judicieux de distinguer au moins trois temps: une « éducation physique de base », des activités… » read more

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