Dear friends, I wish you happy holidays and a prosperous New Year!
I would like to extend my warmest holiday greetings and best wishes to all of you! Thank you for your support and interesting discussions! 2010 really was an interesting year and the next one is just around the corner, so let’s celebrate!
After some consideration I decided to join Twitter. Check out my profile here.
There was a terrible earthquake in Haiti, killing tens of thousands. Many are still trapped in the debris, and a lot of wounded people need urgent medical care. Almost all hospitals and public buildings have been demolished.
I would like to ask everyone if able to spare a few bucks and to support the ongoing rescue operation in Haiti. The immediate priorities include search and rescue, medical services and supplies, clean water and sanitation, emergency shelter, food, logistics and telecommunications.
A non-exhaustive list of NGOs working on the ground:
- Doctors without borders – donate here;
- Oxfam – donate here;
- Care – donate here.
I thank you in advance on behalf of all those who will be saved with your help!
The Spanish presidency has expressed its opinion that the 2020 economic guidelines for the European Union should be backed by some sort of sanctions. Germany was quick to criticize the idea, and the Spanish government has somewhat retreated.
But even the FT Deutschland acknowledges that the structural imbalances in the EU are already benefiting Export Germany.
I would like to extend my warmest holiday greetings to all readers of the European Union Law blog!
I wish you a very successful and happy New Year!
The White Paper on Multilevel Governance by the Committee of the Regions has been published.
According to the report multilevel governance means coordinated action by the European Union, the Member States and local and regional authorities, based on partnership and aimed at drawing up and implementing EU policies.
The report recommends the development of appropriate tools to support participatory democracy in the regions. It recommends that territorial impact analysis should become standard practice in legislative and non-legislative proposals.