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Case C-282/10, Maribel Dominguez NEW
ECJBlog 2 Years, 4 Months, 2 Weeks, 11 Hours, 22 Minutes ago
Court clarifies role of national courts when national provision conflicts with European Union law This reference for a preliminary ruling concerned the interpretation of Art. 7 of the Working Time Directive (Directive 2003/88) The national court as...
Case C-282/10, Maribel Dominguez NEW
ECJBlog.com 2 Years, 4 Months, 2 Weeks, 11 Hours, 22 Minutes ago
Court clarifies role of national courts when national provision conflicts with European Union law This reference for a preliminary ruling concerned the interpretation of Art. 7 of the Working Time Directive (Directive 2003/88) The national court as...
In the theme park battle, will Napoleon steal a march on Mickey Mouse? | Marina Hyde NEW
Comment is free (Europe) 2 Years, 4 Months, 2 Weeks, 12 Hours, 1 Minute ago
As Disneyland Paris suffers strikes and euro losses, roll up for Napoleonland. Just don't set off from WaterlooAs a man whose very name has come to define the process whereby reality can be sanitised, Walt Disney must be spinning in his cryogenic cha...
Banks Coopting the Consumer Protection Agency NEW
The Worden Report 2 Years, 4 Months, 2 Weeks, 12 Hours, 3 Minutes ago
According to the Credit Card Act, which took effect in February 2010, credit-card issuers cannot charge fees equal to more than 25% of the borrower’s credit limit in the first year after the account is opened. A question confronting the Consumer Fi...
Chinese human rights activist Fang Lizhi dies NEW
The New Nostradamus of the North 2 Years, 4 Months, 2 Weeks, 12 Hours, 6 Minutes ago
China´s communist leaders are still extremely scared by anybody who is speaking out about human rights. When news about the death of the distinguished astrophysics professor and human rights advocate Fang Lizhis death began to spread on internet, th...
3.2% NEW
The Euros 2 Years, 4 Months, 2 Weeks, 12 Hours, 22 Minutes ago
A few days before Europe joined the rest of the world in celebrating International Women's Day, a European Commission report had some disappointing news as regards gender equality in the workplace. Although 60% of graduates in Europe are female, it s...
Idex et l'Union européenne NEW
La lettre Volée 2 Years, 4 Months, 2 Weeks, 12 Hours, 23 Minutes ago
Les initiatives d'excellence (Idex) sont des éléments de la politique d'enseignement supérieur de Sarkozy. Il s'agit, vu de l'extérieur, de faire émerger des sortes d'établissement d'excellence au sein des universités. De loin, on pe...
The pain in Spain NEW
The Euros 2 Years, 4 Months, 2 Weeks, 12 Hours, 35 Minutes ago
There are tough times ahead for Spain as the government announced €27bn of spending cuts in one of the most stringent austerity plans in the country's history. Among other measures, civil sector wages and unemployment benefits will be frozen, and e...
Using Corporate Position to Torture Whistle-Blowers NEW
The Worden Report 2 Years, 4 Months, 2 Weeks, 12 Hours, 36 Minutes ago
Jack B. Palmer made a quiet complaint through internal channels at Infosys, an outsourcing company based in India. He suspected some managers were committing visa fraud. His complaint leaked. As a result, investigators from the U.S. Government looked...
Europe&Me NEW
The Euros 2 Years, 4 Months, 2 Weeks, 12 Hours, 37 Minutes ago
www.europeandme.eu Following The Euros' interview with its editor Lucy Duggan earlier this month, our website of the month is our fellow European web magazine Europe&Me!!! Launched in September 2007, the English-language project aims to “make Europ...
The Weekender NEW
FT Alphaville 2 Years, 4 Months, 2 Weeks, 12 Hours, 38 Minutes ago
This week on FT Alphaville,- David Murphy of Deus Ex Macchiato penned special guest posts for us all week on the seriously hot topic of credit valuation adjustments. So go read ‘em....
Russia: Proposed NATO Hub in Ulyanovsk Sparks Protests NEW
Global Voices Central & Eastern Europe 2 Years, 4 Months, 2 Weeks, 12 Hours, 41 Minutes ago
A wave of online indignation has since spread to the streets, leading to hunger strikes and anti-NATO marches in Ulyanovsk and Moscow, in response to a transport hub that will be based on an airfield in Ulyanovsk, a medium sized city on the Volga Riv...
La France qui gagne NEW
EGEA 2 Years, 4 Months, 2 Weeks, 12 Hours, 48 Minutes ago
On connaît au moins un gagnant d'avril : la France : C'est en tout cas la couverture de la Nouvelle Revue de Géopolitique qui sort lundi ! et j'y signe pas mal d'articles, d’ailleurs. Je vous en reparle très bientôt. O.
Europe's last dictator NEW
The Euros 2 Years, 4 Months, 2 Weeks, 12 Hours, 56 Minutes ago
The subject of Belarus is one that has been frequently discussed by MEPs and other EU ministers and officials over the last month. At the end of February, the EU council voted to increase diplomatic sanctions against the former Soviet Republic, freez...
Serbia granted candidate status NEW
The Euros 2 Years, 4 Months, 2 Weeks, 12 Hours, 58 Minutes ago
Three years after launching its bid for membership of the European Union, Serbia was officially granted candidate status on 1st March, joining Iceland, Turkey, Montenegro and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia as a candidate country. It has be...
France left reeling by gunman's murderous spree NEW
The Euros 2 Years, 4 Months, 2 Weeks, 13 Hours, 3 Minutes ago
It began on 11th March, when Imad Ibn Ziaten, a paratrooper of Moroccan origin, was shot dead when he went to meet someone who he believed was interested in buying his motorbike. Four days later, a gunman on a scooter shot at three soldiers at a cash...
‘Uh Oh’ — Eurovision 2012 Preview NEW
Real Time Brussels - WSJ 2 Years, 4 Months, 2 Weeks, 13 Hours, 5 Minutes ago
The build-up is starting for Europe's top event on the world stage -- a forum where geopolitical tensions run high, European expansion is on the agenda and hot-button issues like Internet privacy take center stage.
Consultation opens on gay marriage in England and Wales NEW
The Euros 2 Years, 4 Months, 2 Weeks, 13 Hours, 6 Minutes ago
On 14th March, the UK government launched a consultation paper on same-sex marriage, with the intention of introducing civil marriage for gay and lesbian couples in England and Wales by 2015 (Scotland and Northern Ireland will legislate the issue sep...
If Nicolas Sarkozy thinks the FT is a free market newspaper, God help France NEW
MEP Daniel Hannan's blog 2 Years, 4 Months, 2 Weeks, 13 Hours, 8 Minutes ago
Mon centre cède, ma droite recule, situation excellente, j'attaque. The lower he sinks in the opinion polls, the more pugnacious Nicolas Sarkozy becomes. His favourite target is Britain – specifically, free-market capitalism as he imagines it...
New study: Plenty of penguins in Antarctica NEW
The New Nostradamus of the North 2 Years, 4 Months, 2 Weeks, 13 Hours, 21 Minutes ago
Even in a worst case global warming scenario, there  would be  plenty of  emperor  penguins  in AntarcticaA new study, based on satellite image tracking, shows that there are twice as many emperor penguins in Antarctica than...
Russia: Ilya Varlamov, Omsk's Blogger-Mayor? NEW
Global Voices Central & Eastern Europe 2 Years, 4 Months, 2 Weeks, 13 Hours, 29 Minutes ago
In the city of Omsk, a local activist group has arranged online primaries for opposition candidates, in order to nominate one for the city's June mayoral election. Popular Muscovite photoblogger Ilya Varlamov has emerged as the contest's front runner...
MSM & Double Standards: NYT Obit Describes Committed French Marxist as a Student "participating in left-wing politics" NEW
¡No Pasarán! 2 Years, 4 Months, 2 Weeks, 13 Hours, 32 Minutes ago
In that part of the double standards department where every person on the right is an extremist, if not a far-right extremist, while every leftist, however extreme, is nothing but a regular good ol' guy (or gal) — and a principled one at that — w...
Is the Eurozone crisis nailing the coffin of Britain’s EU membership? NEW
Blogactiv 2 Years, 4 Months, 2 Weeks, 13 Hours, 46 Minutes ago
By Peter Wilding Britain’s EU membership is not an affair of the heart but an accounting exercise, in which economic advantages (above all from membership of the single market) must be weighed against the costs of red tape, lost sovereignty, an...
ECHA Spring Newsletter is Available NEW
REACHSPOT 2 Years, 4 Months, 2 Weeks, 13 Hours, 46 Minutes ago
The ECHA Spring Newsletter has been published. Inviting you to Helsinki in May and reviewing milestones from the beginning of this year.Check out the newsletter at:http://echa.europa.eu/en/web/guest/view-article/-/journal_content/3a0fedf9-378b-49b0...
Sign of EU sanity at Unite NEW
Shiraz Socialst 2 Years, 4 Months, 2 Weeks, 13 Hours, 57 Minutes ago
Unite’s policy conference will be held between 25th-28th June, and the preliminary agenda of motions submitted from branches and committees and  has just been released.  As might be expected, it’s a mixed bag, including some good stuff...
Sign of EU sanity at Unite NEW
Shiraz Socialst 2 Years, 4 Months, 2 Weeks, 13 Hours, 57 Minutes ago
Unite’s policy conference will be held between 25th-28th June, and the preliminary agenda of motions submitted from branches and committees and  has just been released.  As might be expected, it’s a mixed bag, including some good stuff...
Is the Eurozone crisis nailing the coffin of Britain’s EU membership? NEW
Nucleus 2 Years, 4 Months, 2 Weeks, 14 Hours, 5 Minutes ago
Friday, 13 April 2012 Britain's EU membership is not an affair of the heart but an accounting exercise, in which economic advantages (above all from membership of the single market) must be weighed against the cos...
La Setmana d’Europa als Municipis de Catalunya. NEW
eurolocal 2 Years, 4 Months, 2 Weeks, 14 Hours, 18 Minutes ago
El Consell Català del Moviment Europeu (CCME) organitza, cada any, la Setmana d’Europa als municipis de Catalunya amb motiu del Dia d’Europa (9 de maig). Es tracta de tota una sèrie d’activitats que es porten a terme a diferents municipis de...
Nepotismo NEW
Debora Serracchiani 2 Years, 4 Months, 2 Weeks, 14 Hours, 22 Minutes ago
Daniela Santanchè (Pdl) durante la trasmissione radiofonica “La zanzara” su Radio24 ha paragonato Nilde Iotti alla consigliera regionale del Pdl Nicole Minetti rivendicando inoltre “con orgoglio” di aver raccomandato sua nipote per l...
Rawagedeh (IIa) NEW
martinned 2 Years, 4 Months, 2 Weeks, 14 Hours, 24 Minutes ago
It turns out that, for now, all the legal creativity with regards to limitations periods that the Court in The Hague applied in the civil suit over Rawagedeh still has its limits. At least in the world of criminal law, the rule of law is still upheld...
La croissance verte selon l’OCDE : la pensée unique du capitalisme vert NEW
3E Intelligence 2 Years, 4 Months, 2 Weeks, 14 Hours, 40 Minutes ago
Excellent critical analysis by French economist Jean Gadrey of the 2011 OECD report "Towards Green Growth: Monitoring Progress – OECD Indicators". (Source: Alternatives Economiques) "Ce qui est mis en avant c’est la poursuite de l...
Friday Fantasies NEW
The IPKat 2 Years, 4 Months, 2 Weeks, 14 Hours, 41 Minutes ago
Jeremy's taking a few well-deserved days off, away from his computer, so he's not around to remind you to check out the Forthcoming Events page, here.  In a flourish of productivity before he departed, the blogmeister penned a post called Thurs...
30th Amendment to Constitution – Text NEW
Stephen Spillane 2 Years, 4 Months, 2 Weeks, 14 Hours, 50 Minutes ago
The Bill amending the Constitution to allow Ireland to ratify the Fiscal Compact is now available on the Oireachtas Website (PDF). The bill proposes inserting a new sub-section 10 to Article 29 which deals with foreign affairs. The new section will...
SFW#1 : I'll wait for the next one NEW
Babelblogs 2 Years, 4 Months, 2 Weeks, 14 Hours, 57 Minutes ago
The shortfilm of the week #1 I'll wait for the next one by Philippe ORREINDY, France. Best Shortfilm, European Film Awards. César Award for best Shortmovie (french Film Awards)...
Srebrenica vs. UN (2) NEW
martinned 2 Years, 4 Months, 2 Weeks, 15 Hours, 3 Minutes ago
In my previous post about the Dutch Supreme Court's ruling on the lawsuit of the Mothers of Srebrenica against the United Nations, I deliberately skipped over the whole ius cogens thing. As I noted, that is "a different story". It's also a lot of fun...
Portugal Approves Fiscal Compact NEW
Stephen Spillane 2 Years, 4 Months, 2 Weeks, 15 Hours, 17 Minutes ago
Portugal today became the first state to approve the Fiscal Compact. 25 of the 27 EU Member states signed up to the tightened budget rules. The United Kingdom and the Czech Republic are the only two not to sign up. It is interesting that Portugal w...
Revisiting and correcting my comments on Spanish financing conditions – Primary Market Conditions and CDSs NEW
Place du Luxembourg 2 Years, 4 Months, 2 Weeks, 15 Hours, 21 Minutes ago
So I noticed I had made some embarrassing mistakes on my post about recent developments in the Spanish Sovereign debt market. However, while looking for an alternative illustration of Spanish woes, and blatantly engaging in confirmation bias, I came...
Editorial en The New York Times: "No tiene sentido estafar a la mano de obra de mañana para pagar la burbuja inmobiliaria de ayer" NEW
Traducción lengua de Europa 2 Years, 4 Months, 2 Weeks, 15 Hours, 30 Minutes ago
España podría ser la próxima economía europea en caer debido a una mala gestión de la crisis de la Eurozona por parte de Alemania. No tendría que ser así. Pero seguramente lo sea, a menos que la canciller Angela Merkel y sus aliados políticos...
Les pays des BRICS suivent l’exemple de l’Europe (larussiedaujourdhui.fr) NEW
NewropMag BlogPressReview 2 Years, 4 Months, 2 Weeks, 15 Hours, 34 Minutes ago
Lors du sommet de New Dehli, les BRICS ont décidé de créer leur propre banque de développement. Suite à une telle démarche, peut-on dire que l’organisation, qui était jusqu’ici peu structurée et avait des objectifs vagues, se transforme e...
Welcome back BRICs! We missed you (nasdaq.com) NEW
NewropMag BlogPressReview 2 Years, 4 Months, 2 Weeks, 15 Hours, 42 Minutes ago
Brazil ( EWZ , quote ), Russia ( RSX , quote ), India ( INP , quote ), and China ( FXI [...]...
"'New' Insight: Social Partners can reduce Costs of rebalancing Euro Area" by Andrew Watt NEW
Social Europe 2 Years, 4 Months, 2 Weeks, 15 Hours, 43 Minutes ago
Its great to hear good ideas about how to resolve the euro area crisis, I just wish people would reflect or research a little before they describe them as ‘new’. Mark Schieritz at Herdentrieb, with a nudge from Sebastian Dullien, has spot...
We need Latin America more than it needs us (theglobeandmail) NEW
NewropMag BlogPressReview 2 Years, 4 Months, 2 Weeks, 15 Hours, 46 Minutes ago
Latin America prospered during the 2008-09 financial crisis largely because its house was in order, thanks to reforms put in place during earlier periods of economic turmoil. Countries also benefited from an enormous, continuing Chinese appetite for...
EUCAP Océan indien : on passe au concret. 1er appel à contributions. NEW
Bruxelles2 2 Years, 4 Months, 2 Weeks, 15 Hours, 51 Minutes ago
(BRUXELLES2) Le premier appel à contributions pour fournir du personnel à la future mission civile européenne de renforcement des capacités maritimes régionales (RMCB ou EUCAP) des pays de l’Océan indien et de la Corne de l’Afrique...
Le feu est dans la maison africaine… Une explosion en préparation au coeur de l’Afrique sahélienne NEW
NewropMag BlogPressReview 2 Years, 4 Months, 2 Weeks, 15 Hours, 52 Minutes ago
Le Sahel et les régions limitrophes apparaissent dorénavant comme riches en potentialités minières, énergétiques voire agricoles que des investissements lourds permettraient de « valoriser », ceci au profit d'investisseurs disposant des resso...
Heartsea, ovvero Indiano e Pacifico. Il Grande Gioco del futuro si svolgerà qui (NM) NEW
NewropMag BlogPressReview 2 Years, 4 Months, 2 Weeks, 15 Hours, 55 Minutes ago
È opinione generalmente condivisa che i due grandi oceani orientali, l’Indiano e il Pacifico, siano dal punto di vista geografico il cuore dell’economia mondiale. E che ciascun oceano sia un immenso tavolo del nuovo Grande Gioco* tra la (ex) un...
L’Amérique latine conteste Washington (lefigaro.fr) NEW
NewropMag BlogPressReview 2 Years, 4 Months, 2 Weeks, 15 Hours, 57 Minutes ago
Le sixième sommet des Amériques qui s'ouvre samedi à Carthagène en Colombie s'annonce délicat pour le président Obama, en campagne électorale pour sa réélection. Au programme de cette rencontre figurent deux sujets qui mettent Washington mal...
Economic growth is the theme for spring NEW
Public Affairs 2.0 2 Years, 4 Months, 2 Weeks, 16 Hours, 13 Minutes ago
Spring is the season of growth, and economic growth in Europe has become the dominant theme of the moment. It is certainly a central theme of the French presidential elections. In a few days time the European Commission plans to launch its economic...
Seven Days in Europe NEW
eutopialaw 2 Years, 4 Months, 2 Weeks, 16 Hours, 16 Minutes ago
There are growing concerns over difficulties in public access to internal EU documents. Public  access to internal EU documents is currently governed by a regulation from 2001. The Danish EU presidency will hold talks with fellow member states this...
Economic growth is the theme for spring NEW
Michael Berendt’s blog 2 Years, 4 Months, 2 Weeks, 16 Hours, 25 Minutes ago
Spring is the season of growth, and economic growth in Europe has become the dominant theme of the moment. It is certainly a central theme of the French presidential elections. In a few days time the European Commission plans to launch its economic g...
Economic growth is the theme for spring NEW
Blogactiv 2 Years, 4 Months, 2 Weeks, 16 Hours, 25 Minutes ago
Spring is the season of growth, and economic growth in Europe has become the dominant theme of the moment. It is certainly a central theme of the French presidential elections. In a few days time the European Commission plans to launch its economic g...