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A voting initiative to be happy about

A voting initiative to be happy about

What is the best way to convince young people to vote in the European elections in May? Expound on the manifold responsibilities of the European Parliament? Rhapsodise on the many good things MEPs achieved over the past legislature? Or a bit of song and dance? The people behind the Happy Voting video found a clever […]

What does Autocomplete tell us about Europe?

What does Autocomplete tell us about Europe?

I was fascinated by a recent blog post about the way Google autocompletes searches for countries in Europe. You can certainly question how accurately the suggested word depicts a nation, but it still says something of the popular myths and (mis)perceptions in the English-speaking world about it. So I decided to go a bit further and […]


  • ''We thought that trying another approach to talk to the citizen might be worthy. This is not an epic story. This is our version.''. Watch this video to find out more.   #
  • Welcome Croatia! Join Blink as he heads down to the Adriatic to check out the latest country to join the European Union.  Found out more. #
  • The EU wants cars to pollute less and the manufacturers are investing in making that happen - but how far can we trust their figures for CO2 emissions? Se the full reportage. #
  • We all love holidays, especially the long ones! But getting there and back can be a nightmare. Blink finds out what we can do when it all goes pear shaped.Watch the video. #
  • Find out more about one of the most powerful posts in the EU. How is the President of the European Commission chosen and to whom is he accountable? Full reportage here. #
  • As part of the European Year of Citizens series, EuroparlTV takes a look at the free circulation of workers within Europe. Follow the full reportage here. #
  • Online citizens' wall comes alive at Gare du Midi. Passengers on the EP Thalys were the first to witness the making of the citizen's wall composed of people's portraits at Gare du Midi this week. #
  • EPTV tours Sweden to see how it's cooking up plans to become 'the new culinary nation' and meets MEP Corazza Bildt who has made good food one of her top priorities. Watch all reportage. #
  • On 15 April in Midi Station, a live event will take place, featuring portraits of participants in the European Year of Citzens competition.The European Parliament has launched a campaign for the European year of citizens. It is about to receive a live dimension: on April 15th, a real-life Citizens Wall will be set up in Brussels Midi Station. Just like the online app on Facebook, th animated, life-size wall will feature all of the participants’ photos, each in the colour of their favourite value. You have an opportunity to stop by before you take your charter train to Strasbourg, to show your support and share your thoughts on our European values. Don't miss it!     #
  • Here’s a checklist of everything your business needs to do to get on (or back on) Twitter and start seeing great results. Read the entire article. #

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