Europe seen from Brussels, but with a look that aims to track the economic and political realities behind the institutional framework. A blog to keep track on the European Union, a club in Spain and the other partners are played every day its prosperity and coexistence. Miguel Bernardo is a correspondent in Brussels since late 1999. Since then he has covered the birth of the euro, the EU enlargement to the East, the derailing of the European Constitution and the brutal impact of the financial crisis. Author of "What's happening?" (Ediciones Deusto, 2011), an urgent reflection on the first great crisis of the single European currency. Packaging is a technology that automatically holders half a reader or aggregator program. To use RSS feeds are multiple options. The more common is to install a program called 'aggregator or news reader. The Directorate General for competition clutches of the European Commission was used to living in the forefront of today, with flashy cases (such as Microsoft) and commissioners (Mario Monti and Neelie Kroes) willing to cornering front pages. The competition clutches between individuals or groups has always existed, due to multiple causes and deserves many trials, but now is not just a form of social relationship between certain individuals at certain times or circumstances, or peculiar to an activity or sector of society , is the pattern prevailing in the economy, politics, sports, culture, schools and universities. Today, being competitive, that is, able to compete successfully defeating rivals, is the ideal, aspiration, universal desideratum, as part of global thinking is not conceived only other relationship between human beings. Recent years have created public institutions, private organizations and programs in driving competitiveness, and have been developed for measuring instruments and indices. A review of the issues is the concept used by agencies decompetitividad and analysts, as the term is used for everything and is equated with productivity, efficiency, good quality, economic prosperity and other goals relating to unquestionable; to forget, mistaking competitiveness, introduces the beaten competition clutches as essential when, without doubt, many are best achieved with its opposite: cooperation (see confusing competitiveness indexes managed by the Mexican Institute for Competitiveness). .