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The Europe roundup: The open spending data that isn't

BY Antonella Napolitano | Monday, July 5 2010

UK |  The open spending data that isn't Some weeks ago the government coalition made an announcement aimed at improving local gov: councils would have to publish all spending over £500 by January next year. This ... Read More

The Europe roundup: "...and free us from unnecessary laws"

BY Antonella Napolitano | Friday, July 2 2010

UK | "...and free us from unnecessary laws" After Prime Minister Cameron's Spending Challenge, Deputy PM Nick Clegg has just launched "Your freedom", a website that addresses citizens, asking them suggestions for ... Read More

The Europe roundup: The UK Spending Challenge: the open source approach

BY Antonella Napolitano | Monday, June 28 2010

UK | The UK Spending Challenge: the open source approach Are you taking part to the spending challenge launched by the UK government? Richard Fahey analyzes the initiative in depth, comparing the initiative to the Obama ... Read More

The Europe roundup: The Emergency budget: If you had to, what would you cut?

BY Antonella Napolitano | Friday, June 25 2010

UK | The Emergency budget: If you had to, what would you cut? Last Tuesday Chancellor George Osborne delivered his first budget speech with detail on how he plans to cut the budget deficit. "The Institute for Fiscal ... Read More

The Europe roundup: The European Commission Youtube channel...and a strange brand association

BY Antonella Napolitano | Wednesday, June 23 2010

[We are getting suggestions from our readers about interesting initiatives and speakers for the PDF Europe conference. Thank you all.] EU | The European Commission Youtube channel...and a strange brand association EUtube ... Read More

The Europe roundup: What happens when the Euroblogger becomes a reporter...

BY Antonella Napolitano | Monday, June 21 2010

EU | What happens when the Euroblogger becomes a reporter... When the Euroblogger enters unknown territory, she or he doesn't know whether he or she is walking into a gold mine or a mine field - and my participation at ... Read More

The Europe roundup: Democracy, populism and the Internet

BY Antonella Napolitano | Friday, June 18 2010

Today we have a special feature insted of our usual roundup, thanks to our readers.  Some weeks ago, one of our readers, Idoia Llano, suggested to bring writer and historian Paul Ginsborg to our next European ... Read More

The Europe roundup: Wikicrazia: public policies and online collaboration... in action!

BY Antonella Napolitano | Wednesday, June 16 2010

Italy | Wikicrazia: public policies and online collaboration... in action! PDF Europe speaker Alberto Cottica proposes an interesting experiment of web collaboration: next September he will publish a book called ... Read More

The Europe roundup: Should bloggers get accreditation to EU institutions?

BY Antonella Napolitano | Monday, June 14 2010

EU | Should bloggers get accreditation to EU institutions? Last March, the International Press Association expressed concern about the shrinking presence of European media in Brussels: it's recent news that there are ... Read More

The Europe roundup: Best of European TechPolitics at PDF 2010

BY Antonella Napolitano | Friday, June 11 2010

During PdF 2010, one of the afternoon session featured "The best of European tech politics". Here's a summary and some reflections written by the moderator, PDF friend and speaker Jon Worth. If you’re a United States ... Read More

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