Miscellaneous

EU Tweetup – still going strong

It started back in 2012 when Anne Laumen, Captain Europe and I decided to meet for a beer and invited other Twitter nerds along – #EUTweetUp was born. Now almost five years the ad hoc series of pub nights is still going strong. Anne has left Brussels and Captain Europe […]

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Speech at the Pulse of Europe rally in Berlin

In the spring of 2017 the “Pulse of Europe” movement spread swiftly across Germany and into other EU countries as a response to rising Euroscepticism and perceived threats to liberal democracy in Europe. In Berlin for many consecutive weeks people would make their way to Gendarmenmarkt every Sunday to listen […]

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I’m joining the Transparency International EU Advisory Group

Transparency International’s EU office established an Advisory Group to help translate TI’s new Global Strategy into something workable within the narrower confines of EU policymaking. Chaired by former Commissioner Mario Monti, I have been a member of the 11 strong group since December 2015. More about the work of the […]

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