Maurits van der Hoofd
On May 13th (Wednesday), around 6.30 pm, at the Fac. of Social Sciences and Humanities (FCSH) of Univ. Nova de Lisboa (UNL), at Avenida de Berna, there will be a debate entitled "The European Parliament and Citizenship," organized by the Lisbon team of the European CaféBabel magazine.
On the next 13th of May (Wednesday), around 6.30 pm, the debate “The European Parliament and the European Citizenship” will take place, on the FCSH (Fac. Ciencias Sociais e Humanas) of the UNL (University Nova de Lisboa), at the Av.
The project CafeBabel Lisboa won the national competition of the “European Prize Carlos Magno for Youth 2009”, of the European Parliament.
This way, the project of the Lisbon team will go through to the second phase of the competitions, now at an European scale, representing Portugal on the competition against the projects of the other Member-States.
''As Europe grows together in its diversity, the European Commission challenges YOU to capture your vision of intercultural dialogue and share it with the world in the competition "Cultures on my street". All European residents, regardless of age or origins, are invited to participate. It's as easy as grabbing your camera and stepping outside the front door.''www.street-cultures.
Report from Lisbon by Diane Halley
Climate change was certainly an apt theme for this year's European Development Days in Lisbon, if only for the very reason that we left Brussels on a Tuesday evening of five degrees, and arrived to a balmy Lisbon where temperatures rose to their mid-twenties during consecutive days of abundant sunshine.
The finance ministers of the 27 are gathered this weekend in Oporto, on an informal summit to discuss issues of EU economy such as the financial markets' instability and the increase of interest rates.
This meeting fits the scope of the Portuguese EU Presidency.
José Sócrates has traveled yesterday to Poland in order to try to cease brothers Kaczynsky's objections to the approval of the future Reforming Treaty.Poland is still the UE state-member with the largest doubts regarding the Treaty's approval and it is said that, at the moment, this can mean a potential block to the signing of the Treaty in the October summit.