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Groupon’s stock hits all time lows NEW
Egghat's not so micro blog 2 Years, 6 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 19 Hours, 24 Minutes ago
Groupon’s stock hits all time lows: Kommt jetzt nicht so wirklich unerwartet … (via Instapaper)...
Groupon’s stock hits all time lows NEW
Egghat's not so micro blog 2 Years, 6 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 19 Hours, 24 Minutes ago
Groupon’s stock hits all time lows: Kommt jetzt nicht so wirklich unerwartet … (via Instapaper)...
De Gucht: Please wait, Europarl! NEW
Rebentisch Sköne Oke 2 Years, 6 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 19 Hours, 31 Minutes ago
EU Commissioner Karel De Gucht asks the European Parliament to delay the vote on ACTA until the European Court of Justice has delivered its opinion. The EU observer quotes him: ECJ ruling “…an important input to European public and democr...
De Gucht: Please wait, Europarl! NEW
Rebentisch Sköne Oke 2 Years, 6 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 19 Hours, 31 Minutes ago
EU Commissioner Karel De Gucht asks the European Parliament to delay the vote on ACTA until the European Court of Justice has delivered its opinion. The EU observer quotes him: ECJ ruling “…an important input to European public and democr...
Youth unemployment and forced emigration NEW
Writing for (y)EU 2 Years, 6 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 20 Hours ago
Unemployment is one of the major challenges in Europe today. In this context, in most of the Member States of the European Union, youth are more vulnerable to one of the serious consequences of the economic crisis, unemployment. In most cases, and in...
The Closer NEW
FT Alphaville 2 Years, 6 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 20 Hours, 7 Minutes ago
Round-up A day of No-QE capitulation selling? Silver fell 6.7 per cent and gold for June delivery fell 3.5 per cent, moving on receding prospects of stimulus from the Federal...
Hannam, spun NEW
FT Alphaville 2 Years, 6 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 20 Hours, 18 Minutes ago
Just when we were considering launching the Ian Hannam is Innocent OK? campaign, this crosses our radar…The former JP Morgan Cazenove banker has got himself all PR-ed up,...
Reversi : un jeupolitique NEW
EGEA 2 Years, 6 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 20 Hours, 31 Minutes ago
J'avais déjà évoqué les "jeupolitiques", c'est-à-dire cette utilisation des jeux pour comprendre la géopolitique. Après tout, ces schémas qui utilisent des règles et une occupation de l'espace sont utiles pour comprendre les rivalités de po...
Brandmauer von mindestens einer Billion Euro NEW
Karpfenteich 2 Years, 6 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 20 Hours, 38 Minutes ago
Die europäischen Finanzminister beglückwünschten sich am vergangenen Wochenende eifrig zur Schaffung einer robusten “Brandmauer”, die die Schuldenkrise an der Ausbreitung  hindern, spekulative Angriffe auf den Anleihenmärkten abwehre...
Brandmauer von mindestens einer Billion Euro NEW
Blogactiv 2 Years, 6 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 20 Hours, 38 Minutes ago
Die europäischen Finanzminister beglückwünschten sich am vergangenen Wochenende eifrig zur Schaffung einer robusten “Brandmauer”, die die Schuldenkrise an der Ausbreitung  hindern, spekulative Angriffe auf den Anleihenmärkten abwehre...
Die Piraten im europäischen Deutschland NEW
Karpfenteich 2 Years, 6 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 20 Hours, 40 Minutes ago
In der deutschen Nachkriegsgeschichte gab es noch keinen Fall, dass eine politische Partei so schnell die Anerkennung der Bürger wie die Piratenpartei gewonnen hätte. Sie wird oft mit den Grünen verglichen, die vor Jahren auf die deutsche politisc...
Gleichstellung von Israel NEW
Karpfenteich 2 Years, 6 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 20 Hours, 41 Minutes ago
Günter Grass tritt wieder auf den Plan. Und er tut dies mit einem lyrischen Text, der dazu bestimmt ist, einen Streit auszulösen. Der Literatur-Nobelpreisträger meint, dass Israel die wahre Gefahr für den Frieden ist und nicht der Iran. Die israe...
Post-Lisbon Period: Who Pulls the Strings on the European Foreign Policy? NEW
Babelblogs 2 Years, 6 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 21 Hours, 5 Minutes ago
The Treaty of Lisbon introduces two important elements into the institutional architecture of the European Union – the figure of the High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and the European External Action Service that will assi...
German geo-economics and security challenges NEW
Blogactiv 2 Years, 6 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 21 Hours, 9 Minutes ago
It is nothing new to see European defense spending trailing behind that of the United States, or lately, as I wrote in an earlier post, that of other emerging parts of the globe. Although many tend to emphasize the decades old transatlantic gap betwe...
Will Slovakia’s Robert Fico Be Another Viktor Orban? NEW
German Marshall Fund Blog 2 Years, 6 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 21 Hours, 21 Minutes ago
BRATISLAVA, Slovakia – What is going on in Central Europe? After Viktor Orban’s consolidation of power in Hungary, another political strongman has returned to the helm, this time in Slovakia. Former Prime Minister Robert Fico has once again a...
GAZELE DE ŞIST, OMG-URILE SI SIDA NEW
Menaru 2 Years, 6 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 21 Hours, 58 Minutes ago
Tehnologia modifică dramatic raportul de forţe dintr-o piaţă. Jucătorii care nu se adaptează dispar peste noapte. Miza este deci uriaşă. Să ne gândim doar la intrarea greilor din IT Apple şi Google pe piaţa telecom si ce a insemnat acest...
Save the Libraries NEW
Shiraz Socialst 2 Years, 6 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 22 Hours, 6 Minutes ago
Guest post from Pink Prosecco:- Two important libraries are under threat due to the problems currently faced by London Metropolitan University.  Both the Women’s Library and the Trades Union Congress Library are currently under the custodial c...
Save the Libraries NEW
Shiraz Socialst 2 Years, 6 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 22 Hours, 6 Minutes ago
Guest post from Pink Prosecco:- Two important libraries are under threat due to the problems currently faced by London Metropolitan University.  Both the Women’s Library and the Trades Union Congress Library are currently under the custodial c...
causa grass. kurze einlassung NEW
Gerhard Mangott 2 Years, 6 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 22 Hours, 10 Minutes ago
Ich will hier nicht über Günther Grass und seine Motivlagen und Bewertungen urteilen. Dazu kenne ich seine Biographie nicht ausreichend genug. Aber was er gesagt hat, darf – abstrahierend von einer möglichen Motivlage – so...
To raise awareness and take action in the field: key words in the European fight against drugs NEW
The Euros 2 Years, 6 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 22 Hours, 20 Minutes ago
Europe implements the “Drug prevention and information” programme to combat the abuse of illegal substances. - 1. Analysis / Culture & Education, European Commission...
Development: Aid to developing countries falls because of global recession NEW
3E Intelligence 2 Years, 6 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 22 Hours, 29 Minutes ago
“Major donors’ aid to developing countries fell by nearly 3% in 2011, breaking a long trend of annual increases. Disregarding years of exceptional debt relief, this was the first drop since 1997.” New OECD report confirms that solidarity is bec...
Bulgaria: Light on a Mysterious Death NEW
Global Voices Central & Eastern Europe 2 Years, 6 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 22 Hours, 33 Minutes ago
The collaborative media outlet svobodnoslovo.com writes [bg] about a new book by Lyubomir Levchev [bg], who mentions Lyudmila Jivkova's death 30 years ago. It has always been reported that Jivkova, the daughter of Bulgaria's last communist di...
Europa como actor global NEW
Blogactiv 2 Years, 6 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 22 Hours, 34 Minutes ago
Hasta hace poco, una de las preguntas más frecuentes que me dirigían tanto los estudiantes como los colegas universitarios de otros continentes se refería a la influencia de la Unión Europea en el mundo y su capacidad de definir sus propias estra...
Public Affairs and corp comms: making them work in tandem in a policy town NEW
Steffen Moller 2 Years, 6 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 22 Hours, 42 Minutes ago
Organisations, including agencies, often have separate public affairs and corporate communications functions in Brussels (not Fleishman-Hillard). It’s a tad peculiar, given that PA is a communications discipline, and that the comms piece is increas...
Nigâr Hacızade’s Storify piece: #12EylülYargılanıyor/September 12 on Trial NEW
Erkan's field diary 2 Years, 6 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 22 Hours, 44 Minutes ago
  [View the story "#12EylülYargılanıyor/September 12 on Trial" on Storify] Related posts: #HrantDink trial to end any minute now. Nigâr Hacızade’s Storify piece… Journalists on trial in Turkey / Gazeteciler yargılanıyor…...
Spotted elsewhere NEW
Eastern approaches (The Economist) 2 Years, 6 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 22 Hours, 55 Minutes ago
Other CEE-related stories this week...
Spotted elsewhere NEW
Eastern approaches (The Economist) 2 Years, 6 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 22 Hours, 55 Minutes ago
THIS week's edition of The Economist features a comprehensive account of the emerging political landscape in Russia. It is, finds our correspondent, energetic, increasingly localised, and deeply mistrustful.Our Athens correspondent reveals that Greek...
futurezone.at: “Das Zeitalter des Filesharing ist vorbei” NEW
Martin Ehrenhauser (MEP) 2 Years, 6 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 23 Hours, 4 Minutes ago
Am Dienstag diskutierten im Bürgerbüro des fraktionsfreien EU-Abgeordneten Martin Ehrenhauser in Wien Vertreter der Industrie mit Netzaktivisten darüber, ob man das Urheberrecht noch braucht. Uneinigkeit gab es vor allem bei… mehr...
A Myanmar Spring? NEW
The Worden Report 2 Years, 6 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 23 Hours, 9 Minutes ago
The party of dissident leader Aung San Suu Kyi, the National League for Democracy, won a decisive victory in by-elections on April 1, 2012. The party 40 of the 45 seats reported as of April 3rd, with the results of five more seats not yet in. The new...
A Serbian voting bonanza NEW
Eastern approaches (The Economist) 2 Years, 6 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 23 Hours, 11 Minutes ago
Serbians will vote for councils, parliament and president on May 6th...
A Serbian voting bonanza NEW
Eastern approaches (The Economist) 2 Years, 6 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 23 Hours, 11 Minutes ago
THIS morning Boris Tadic (pictured above), Serbia's president, ended months of speculation and announced that he would formally resign tomorrow. This brings the first round of a presidential election forward to May 6th, the same day as parliamentary...
A game of musical chairs NEW
Blogactiv 2 Years, 6 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 23 Hours, 14 Minutes ago
As several top jobs change hands, Britain – and the EU – can show some clout By David Gow A new bout of musical chairs at the top of global and European institutions should provide evidence of the political clout of Britain – and the EU...
Italy's Reforms: Monti Fires The Starting Gun NEW
Open Europe blog 2 Years, 6 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 23 Hours, 19 Minutes ago
Italy's unelected government has entered one of the most delicate stages of its tenure. Mario Monti and Italian Welfare Minister Elsa Fornero (in the picture) have just presented their key proposals for reforming Italy's labour market.The full text o...
Es trenc NEW
Raul Romeva (MEP) 2 Years, 6 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 23 Hours, 25 Minutes ago
L'entorn de la cèlebre platja anomenada Es Trenc, un sorral de més de quatre quilòmetres de la costa sud de Mallorca, està en perill. El Consell de Govern de Balears, en mans del PP, va declarar el passat 30 de març...
Why QE is being mis-sold NEW
FT Alphaville 2 Years, 6 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 23 Hours, 36 Minutes ago
Ah, the elusive liquidity trap. Does it exist? Is it here? And what does it mean for monetary policy?Those are critical questions which are not currently being addressed by policymakers,...
L'Unione europea scende in campo contro il cybercrime NEW
L'Europa@TorVergata 2 Years, 6 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 23 Hours, 37 Minutes ago
Cecilia Malmstrom, Commissaria Ue per gli affari interni, ha affermato che all'iniziativa parteciperanno all'inizio 30 specialisti, che poi diventeranno 55, i quali lavoreranno a tempo pieno per cercare di arginare il preoccupante fenomeno che attana...
We agree that we may agree at some unspecified point in the future NEW
Eastern approaches (The Economist) 2 Years, 6 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 23 Hours, 46 Minutes ago
The EU has reached stalemate in its relations with Ukraine...
We agree that we may agree at some unspecified point in the future NEW
Eastern approaches (The Economist) 2 Years, 6 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 23 Hours, 46 Minutes ago
LAST week Brussels, the capital of European non-events, hosted another meeting between European Union and Ukrainian diplomats. On 30th March they initialled an "Association Agreement". That does not mean they signed it. Eh? In diplo-speak, to "initia...
A game of musical chairs NEW
Nucleus 2 Years, 6 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 23 Hours, 59 Minutes ago
Wednesday, 04 April 2012 As several top jobs change hands, Britain - and the EU - can show some clout A new bout of musical chairs at the top of global and European institutions should provide evidence of the p...
A part le strudel, quel est le destin commun des pays d’Europe centrale ? NEW
L'Europe décalèe 2 Years, 6 Months, 4 Weeks, 8 Minutes ago
Après la chute du communisme, Prague, Varsovie, Budapest puis Bratislava se sont unis dans le groupe dit de Visegrád. Objectif : recréer l’esprit qui les unissait au Moyen-Age pour intégrer l’Ouest et peser politiquement. Mais aujourd’hui,...
Battle of the Tablets hits the UK - Samsung seeks declaration of non-infringement of Apple Registered Community Design NEW
The IPKat 2 Years, 6 Months, 4 Weeks, 14 Minutes ago
The IPKat has been following with great interest the Battle of the Tablets -  the on-going dispute between Apple and Samsung being played out in a number of jurisdictions both inside and outside Europe, in which, amongst other matters, Apple is...
An Irish discussion on free market access withdrawal NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 2 Years, 6 Months, 4 Weeks, 23 Minutes ago
According to recent reports by ACP Secretariat Press Service, officials from Ireland's Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation attend the meeting of the Oireachtas Committee on Foreign Affairs an...
ACP Forest Management Project to help Jamaicans build resilience NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 2 Years, 6 Months, 4 Weeks, 29 Minutes ago
With the aim of allowing communities to co-manage forested areas while building their resilience to the risks that come with natural hazards, around 215 hectares (531 acres) of watershed areas have been replanted utilising 113,914 seedlings. This i...
EU shows will to increase investment in Zimbabwe NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 2 Years, 6 Months, 4 Weeks, 35 Minutes ago
As the EU has announced its willingness to increase trade and investment relations with Zimbabwe, it has urged the country to take advantage of the bloc’s support for the Common Market for East and Southern Africa (COMESA), to which the EU is pro...
Immer wieder, Benzinpreis NEW
Kartellblog 2 Years, 6 Months, 4 Weeks, 38 Minutes ago
Benzinpreis 1: Das Amt gibt in der Woche vor Ostern (!) Verfahren in Sachen freie Tankstellen bekannt. Das greifen Publikationen in dramatischen Worten auf – “Kartellamt nimmt Ölmultis in die Zange”. In die Zange, tatsächlich? D...
L'iniziativa delle lobby NEW
Europa league 2 Years, 6 Months, 4 Weeks, 40 Minutes ago
Il primo aprile 2012 (curiosa la scelta della data) è finalmente entrato in vigore il regolamento che stabilisce le modalità di esercizio del diritto d’iniziativa dei cittadini europei introdotto dal trattato di Lisbona. D’o...
What’s going on in Spain? – Demand shocks, hysteria and forgetting the ECB NEW
Place du Luxembourg 2 Years, 6 Months, 4 Weeks, 44 Minutes ago
UPDATE (13/04/2012): While the overall tone of this post holds, in the view of its author, there are some errors that were identified an addressed in a followup post. You are highly recommended to read these. The relevant sections are … Continu...
Obsessed? Andrew Gilligan churns out 27 attacks on Ken in one month NEW
Political Scrapbook 2 Years, 6 Months, 4 Weeks, 47 Minutes ago
With the Daily Telegraph’s Andrew Gilligan pouring derision on Ken Livingstone for trying to move the mayoral race away from negative campaigning, does the “journalist” protest too much? As noted by the blog Gilligan Watch, who have s...
only for male feminists, #9 NEW
mirrors to outside 2 Years, 6 Months, 4 Weeks, 53 Minutes ago
Maybe due to my argumentative nature, surely inherited from my italian -dramatic- genes but surely justified by my dialectic education, the truth is that I love an argument. Or a contradiction. And that's why, actually, most of these columns on being...
EU reproaches Caribbean region on EPA ownership NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 2 Years, 6 Months, 4 Weeks, 53 Minutes ago
The EU representative to Antigua & Barbuda and the East Caribbean, Valeriano Diaz,  recently criticised regional governments and the private sector for moving slowly to give effect to the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA), signed more than...