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Transparency is a buzzword which the EU institutions use all the time. But do they practise it? Utrecht University published last year a study which concluded that, “Expert bureaucrats decide on most EU regulations after proposal has been adopted.” Experts from the Commission and Member States in so-called comitology groups are responsible for deciding the… » read more

Posted by Stanley Crossick

The Chinese authorities permitted the domestic and foreign media to go to Urumqi, immediately after the recent riots, whereas journalists were banned from Tibet after the riots in Lhasa in March 2009. There are apparently differing views within the leadership. The unity of China is an ongoing preoccupation of its leadership. There is a fear… » read more

Posted by Stanley Crossick