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On Thursday 27th March, Christian Weinberger spoke to EurActiv.com Publisher, Christophe Leclercq at EBS 2009. Mr Weinberger had just taken part in Workshop X at EBS 2009 – titled “SMEs: red tape or red carpet?“. Mr Weinberger works for the Enterprise and Industry Directorate General of the European Commission in Brussels as an Entrepreneurship and… » read more

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On Thursday 26th March, Blogactiv spoke to Nobuo Tanaka. Mr Tanaka is Executive Director of the International Energy Agency. He was in Brussels to speak at Workshop VIII – titled “The last energy crisis” – at EBS 2009. If you have an opinion about this interview or session that you would like to share, please… » read more

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On Thursday 26th March, Blogactiv spoke to the Director of the International Relations Department of BusinessEurope. Dr van den Hoven moderated Workshop I – titled Protectionism: an increasing concern? – at EBS 2009. The session included Pascal Lamy, Director General of the WTO and Baroness Ashton, EU Commissioner for Trade. If you have an opinion… » read more

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On Friday 27th March, Bart Diels – Investment Director at GIMV – spoke at EBS 2009 about Clean Technology investment – an area of ethical investment and how the Venture Capital process is not suited to an area that needs to be developed quite so quickly. [kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/0Bv9BlY_Ub4″ width=”320″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /] To read EurActiv.com’s… » read more

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On Friday 27th March, Joelle Chassard spoke to Blogactiv. Ms Chassard was taking part in Workshop X which was titled, “Venture capital and clean tech: is Europe missing out?” at EBS 2009. Joelle Chassard is Manager of the Carbon Financing Unit, Environment Department at the World Bank in Washington. She was a very interesting speaker… » read more

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On Thursday 26th March, Blogactiv interviewed Susan Burns, Managing Director of Global Footprint Network at EBS 2009 in Brussels. Susan Burns was a participant in Workshop XI (Commodities: between Boom and Bust). Here she discusses the role of the organisation and the research they conduct and how it relates to us all and our place… » read more

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On Friday 27th March, Prof Dr Maria Joao Rodrigues took part in Workshop XV about skills and innovation at EBS 2009. She was interviewed by Christophe Leclercq, Publisher of EurActiv.com. If you would like to make your views known, please leave a comment below. [kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/_EIf8g9E98E” width=”320″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /] To see the coverage by… » read more

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On Friday 27th March, Luuk Borg Director of EUREKA, spoke to Blogactiv about funding for SMEs in Europe. As a participant in Workshop X at EBS 2009 – which was Moderated by Christophe Leclerq, Publisher of EurActiv.com – Mr Borg discussed the role of Venture Capital and funding for small, entrepreneurial companies and start-ups. To… » read more

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On Friday 27th March, Dr Stephan Singer spoke to Blogactiv. Dr Singer is Global Energy Policy Director for the WWF and is based in their Brussels office. Dr Singer was a participant in Workshop XIV at EBS 2009, which was Moderated by Frederic Simon, Editor of EurActiv.com. If you would like to levae your thoughts… » read more

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Speaking at the European Year of Innovation and Creativity booth at the European Business Summit, Commission VP Verheugen spoke about Innovation, watch his comments below. [kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/K1ZEKAOPv-c” width=”320″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /]

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