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On 19 May 2015, the European Commission released its Better Regulation Package, a series of measures to reduce the administrative burden of European legislation, while improving the quality of evidence-based policy-making.
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After the rather unexpected UK General Election result last week, which saw the Conservative Party win an overall majority for the first time since 1992, David Cameron’s reshuffle to create a purely Conservative government has clearly signalled policy priorities and expected direction of travel for the coming five years.
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Search U.S. energy policy today and your results are likely to be similar to those you would have found going through newspaper clips ten or even 20 years ago.
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May 08, 2015
Icons – those simple, colorful, little visual symbols– are everywhere. You see them in advertising, brand identities, apps, websites, presentations, road signs, airports and on packaging.
One interesting possible outcome from this year’s UK General Election (which looks like resulting in a hung parliament), is how it could result in fewer, much shorter, more clearly defined and better debated legislation than that of a large majority government or even a formal coalition.
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Only three percent of the UK expatriate population in the UAE has bothered to register to vote and even fewer will probably do so. At first reading, this is an incredibly depressing statistic despite the fact that poor information, awareness and the vagaries of the slightly archaic postal system here could have boosted numbers.
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Yesterday, the European Commission published its long-awaited digital strategy (the so-called “Digital Single Market Package” or DSM). This package aims to “ensure that consumers enjoy cross-border access to digital services, create a level-playing field for companies and create the conditions for a vibrant digital economy and society”.