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Camelia Nistor, PhD  Lobbying is part of a democratic political life. It can strongly contribute to the development of a more transparent and efficient decision-making process. Therefore, creating constructive relations between decision-makers and different interest groups is essential. Over the last decades, lobbying has become more and more visible – it is a key-component of […]

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 1   EU Lobbying  Case Study on the Biofuels Lobbying Campaign  Author:  Camelia Nistor, PhD, Brussels  Abstract  Lobbying is part of the EU decision-making process – it is an institutionalized and legitimate act within a European democratic society. Interest groups organizing lobbying actions towards the EU decision-makers (EU institutions) can have a strong impact on influencing […]

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Author : Camelia NISTOR, PHD  Over the last decades, lobbying has become more and more visible – it is a key-component of the EU decision-making arena. Experts have defined this phenomenon in a variety of ways, but, nevertheless, all definitions have in common some fundamental aspects : lobbying as communication process, lobbying as act of […]

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Yawning in front of your boss, no matter how innocently done will be met impatiently with something like “am I boring you?”. But what if you told your boss that were in fact yawning to be more attentive and focussed? They would think you were joking.  But it’s no coincidence that Olympic athletes, musicians and […]

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Mindfulness practices have been proven to improve both mental and physical health. Taking just a short amount of time out of your day to meditate and be at one with your thoughts can have a huge impact on your quality of life.  The brain is a muscle, and like every other muscle in the human […]

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