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21 Aug 2008, Posted by Eric Karstens in European Policy, 0 Comments

Challenges of the European Neighbourhood Policy (2)


In the second instalment of this three-part series, I continue my analysis of the challenges of the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP), one of the more recent and still emerging policy initiatives of the European Union.

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13 Aug 2008, Posted by Eric Karstens in Television, 0 Comments

German mobile TV a non-starter


After an endless preparation phase and numerous unkept launch dates, German mobile TV is now being terminated before it even really started. This is hardly surprising, because the commercial players’ business optimism was neither matched by an appropriate regulatory environment, nor a clear notion as to what kind of content should be distributed.

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12 Aug 2008, Posted by Eric Karstens in European Policy, 0 Comments

Challenges of the European Neighbourhood Policy (1)


The current European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) of the European Union can still be considered as an emergent policy area in the early stages of development. In the first of a three-part series, I would like to highlight what I perceive as the main incommensurabilities, or internal contradictions, of the ENP.

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