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Here is a comparison of the tag clouds for the “Project Europe 2030” report of the Reflection Group on the Future of Europe and the Europe 2020 Strategy. In both cases words like “EU”, “Europe” etc. were deleted. First Europe 2020 then Project Europe 2030:

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We know it as a platform where: website or other on-line source (any web site or media store like iTunes), media (e.g. MP3), local software or client (e.g. Media Player) and device (PC, Mac, Phone, Flash Drive, Netbook …) are not coupled with each other. Many competing companies are providing products or services for each… » read more

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Yes we can! Give an award.

Awarding president Obama the Nobel Prize for peace show how desperate the West is for leadership out of the economic, social and environmental crisis; for leadership in the times when it is worried about its decline. It demonstrates the lack of ideas. Instead, the bubbly economy and the virtual media society could use a reminder that deeds, not words matter.

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In the summer of 2008, when the fuel prices were at their highest, I published an op-ed in the European Voice. I supported the idea that president Sarkozy had at the time, namely, to reduce the VAT and excise duties on petrol, to make it cheaper. The argument was that if the CO2 is indeed… » read more

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Fly me to the moon!

July 20 1969 is one of those dates that many of us remember. I was 7 then. We had a black and white TV with a cherry wood casing and yellowish buttons and dials. There was only one TV channel and most of the time it was airing not Slovenian but Yugoslav programs. However, TV… » read more

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Speaking of Global Governance and ideas on how new financial regulation will make future crises impossible, a quote from the movie “Other People’s Money” comes to mind: Kate Sullivan: Someday, we’ll smarten up, change some laws, and put you out of business. Lawrence Garfield: You can change all the laws you want. You can’t stop… » read more

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The world is in a transition from industrial and information economy into conceptual economy. Value is in meaning, not in function. The resource of this economy are talents. They are empowered by information and communication technologies. The game is how to make use of all this talent. Businesses do open innovation, governments should do open… » read more

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