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EurActiv is the leading EU policy media, publishing in 11 languages and 11 countries to over 500 000 monthly readers. In November 2009, Euractiv celebrated its 10th Anniversary with a prestigious Award Ceremony – View related interviews including Barroso, Buzek, Verhofstadt, Wallström. The company has doubled its team size in recent years (to approx. 70… » read more

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In the last of the interviews with Stanley Crossick, Stanley discusses some of the pros and cons of the European Union. He explains why he believes the EU is not as popular as it should be. [kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/UCVYysEO-S0″ width=”425″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /] In part 2, Stanley discusses the role and progress being made by European… » read more

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In part four of our series of interviews with Stanley Crossick, Stanley explains what he gets out of his blogging and why he has taken to it with such gusto. He also explains why he feels that there is still a need for more blogging at the EU level by interested parties. [kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/_p8EHIVSrHM” width=”425″… » read more

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In the third part of the interview with Stanley Crossick between EUX.TV and I discusses the relationship between China and Europe. He provides insight into some of the political topics of the relationship and why the dialogue often does not progress. He explains the commonality between Confuscius and Monnet and why the relationship can benefit… » read more

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In part two of my interview with Stanley Crossick, he tells us the story about how he stumbled accidentally into an involvement in EU affairs, via Iran! From there into the first EU law firm and onwards into a think tank. [kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/J05BfGhpFDQ” width=”425″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /]

Posted by Stuart Langridge

Blogactiv has a joint celebration today – the third birthday of the platform and the 500th post of Stanley Crossick. To celebrate, Raymond Frenken from EUX.TV and I visited Stanley a couple of weeks ago to interview him on camera. With so much experience of EU matters spanning several decades, we wanted to hear his… » read more

Posted by Stuart Langridge

Today is the third anniversary since the first ever post on Blogactiv by Stanley Crossick. At that time, neither EurActiv nor Stanley knew what blogging in and about EU affairs might become. One thing was for sure, it has become much bigger! Today also marks the 500th post by Stanley, a look back at how… » read more

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Activating Your Spam Filter

A real problem in the online world – and blogging in particular – is spam. It is unrelenting, automated and usually offensive. As someone in charge of a blog platform, I can tell you that it is the bane of my life! But if you are a blogger that uses Blogactiv (or WordPress more generally),… » read more

Posted by Stuart Langridge