Monika Kosinska

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The start of a new order of economic development? There is a new economic kid on the block. Some of us have been following the ‘post-GDP’ agenda for a while or more recently the Rio+ 20 debate which is looking at new models for development and most famously, a Commission of the great and good… » read more

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For the last 10 years or so, we have seen Brussels lobbists becoming increasingly professional, campaigns becoming cleverer and more intricate and ‘EU lobbying’ developing a flavour of its own separate from its Washington cousin, increasingly apparent when US colleagues descend upon us, demanding alien activities to enrage and excite the masses, and their European… » read more

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I have experienced something of a revelation. My eureka moment was somewhat unexpected – coming as it did in the middle of a conference. Rarely do you expect to be moved, inspired and experience a moment of clarity on a topic that you think you know well. Two weeks ago we held a conference on… » read more

Why I believe in Europe

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Right now we are in the middle of what my political science Professors would have called a shift in the “world order”, a “change in paradigm” perhaps. A subject that is exciting from the sleepy hazy afternoons of a lecture theatre, where ambitious overgrown teenagers planned to change the world, but gets pretty destabilising when you… » read more

The Master and the Machine

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I was privileged to be able to attend the TEDxBrussels event last week in Brussels’ Bozar, where the speakers were thinking about the deep future. Putting aside the lack of Europeans and lack of women amongst the presenters, I was interested in how I found myself responding to them. There was a brilliant presentation from someone… » read more