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Twitter can truly connect people. Proof: I am sharing what I told a Brussels’ digital influencer event at the request of my American Twitter friends. Ranked 18th in the league of digital EU influencers, I was asked to prepare a personal presentation in the form of five tweets. As a well-known Brussels’ bubble tweeter (most…

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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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Make Twiplomacy boring again

Even if you’re not on Twitter, you will have seen at least some of US president-elect Donald Trump’s tweets. They make headlines all over the world, causing diplomatic incidents, stock losses and calls for Twitter to suspend Trump’s account for inciting fear and hate. For Putin, the controversies over Trump’s tweets likely come as a…

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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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This time, it only took 4.5 hours to claim he did nothing wrong. Just two weeks after global outrage over his racist, sexist and homophobic slur, German EU commissioner Oettinger is in the middle of new media storm for accepting a free trip on a private jet with an unregistered lobbyist nicknamed “Mr Russia”. While Twitter is running…

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