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Context: Trump’s ongoing attacks on women, press, rule of law As a digital strategist, I’ve been on Twitter almost 24/7 for the last 7 years. I’ve seen it all. Which is probably why I don’t often mute, block or report someone on Twitter. But yesterday (29 June 2017) was different. I mean: we’re talking about the…

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Methinks I behaved very well at the Women20 Summit. While the audience took a sharp breath and hissed in disbelief as Ivanka Trump defended her father, @WomenTwenty_Ger (run by me during the summit) stayed polite throughout the full two-day conference. After all, the summit was about gender equality and economic empowerment of women – not…

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Sudden death On Monday 20 February 2017, Russian diplomat Vitaly Churkin suddenly passed away. He was a ‘highly respected Russian ambassador to the UN who was a tenacious, wily and witty defender of his country’. (source) On Tuesday 21 February the city medical examiner said that cause and manner of Churkin’s death needed to be studied further….

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Open letter from Members of the S&D group to the Maltese Presidency RE: Role of citizens and cooperatives in the Clean Energy Package. The recast of the Renewables Directive sets the level of energy from renewable sources in the EU at 27% in 2030. The S&D group will push for at least 40% by 2030…

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On Wednesday 30 November the European Commission will present the next Energy Union Package. (On Twitter a.k.a. #EnergyUnionPackage.) The package will consist of eight (possibly nine) elements: Governance of the Energy Union Regulation Energy Efficienc…

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The long awaited and much anticipated Energy Union “Jumbo Package” – a package of 8 new and reviewed EU energy draft legislation – is currently in so-called Inter Service Consultation within the European Commission. The package is scheduled to be adopted, presented and published on Wednesday 30 November. Member of European Parliament & Spokesperson for…

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On 8 November 2016, the European Commission informed the European Parliament and the Council of the EU about the progress of the EU towards the ‘at least -40% domestic greenhouse gas emissions versus 1990’ target as agreed in EU’s 2030 Climate & Energy Policy Framework. The communication ‘Implementing the Paris Agreement – Progress of the…

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