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Sir, Regarding ‘Barroso warns opponents not to weaken Europe’: I would like to share with you my personal view on why José Manuel Barroso should not be re-elected as president of the Commission of the European Communities (alias the European Commission). I would not support Mr. Barroso for a second term because: 1) The legislation… » read more

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Sir, Regarding ‘Barroso unveils five-year plan with 2020 horizon‘: Your article on European Commission President José Manuel Barroso’s political guidelines correctly highlights his intention to develop a European Digital Agenda under the new EU executive. As the European Competitive Telecommunications Association (ECTA) we welcome the plan, which correctly identifies the importance of the telecoms industry… » read more

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Sir, Regarding ‘Intelligent transport raises privacy concerns‘: Address the root cause of congestion and you resolve the problems. It is not the number of vehicles on the roads: it is whether they can transit from point A to point B and to do so without stopping. How much would you save if every trip around… » read more

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Sir, Regarding ‘Risk consultant: EU R&D hostage of ‘eco-religious fundamentalism’‘: Recycling is no more ritualistic than washing your hands after you go to the bathroom or making sure your smoke alarm has a battery – i.e. it has a clear purpose. If the language on climate change is apocalyptic, it is because the situation is… » read more

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Sir, Regarding ‘UN shipping body agrees to CO2-cutting proposals‘: Action by the IMO on shipping emissions has been (and I’m being charitable now) slow. However, it is quite possible that, post-Copenhagen, shipping will be pulled into ETS in much the same way as aviation was. In November 2007, [European Commission Vice-President Margot] Wallström said both… » read more

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