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I Like Ike

Here are a few paragraphs from Eisenhower’s farewell radio address of 1961 (via openmarket.org). Relevant to the general debate on the European Innovation Union and the debate in Slovenia on the Higher Education Program and The Innovation Strategy.Toda…

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In a letter to Michelle and Barack Obama, NASA’s Jim Hanson makes some valid critique of the “cap and trade” approach to the reduction of CO2 emissions that we also embraced in Europe: Policies being discussed in national and international circle…

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My last speech during the Slovenian EU presidency at the European Sustainable Development Network Conference in Paris, June 30th-July 1st, 2008.Excellencies, ladies and gentleman,It is a real pleasure to be here in Paris on the last day of the Slovenia…

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I am still in Seoul where we have just adopted the Seoul declaration. Here are some notes from my intervention on the plenary before the signing:First I’d like to join all who congratulated the organizers, the government of Korea and the OECD for such …

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World Environment Day

To address climate change we need to think both with our wallets and our hearts (notes for an intervention at an OECD ministerial meeting in Paris, June 4th, 2008). Climate change is an issue that is global and global solutions should be found. But we …

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