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That debate NEW
Martin Westlake 1 Year, 11 Months, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 20 Hours, 14 Minutes ago
Back home we had, of course, to follow that debate. A fascinating spectacle, it was like a boxing match, with the two journalists restricted to ringing the bell at the beginning and the end of each round. Both candidates gave as good as they got and...
Die unsichtbare Hand des Marktes… greift schon wieder in die Scheiße. Europa wach auf! NEW
kielspratineurope 1 Year, 11 Months, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 20 Hours, 23 Minutes ago
Alles noch einmal von vorne Die Meldung in der heutigen FAZ kann man fast nicht glauben. Da wird aus den USA berichtet, wie Banken, auch europäische Banken, wieder anfangen toxischen Papiere von der US Notenbank zu kaufen. Es sind die Wertpapiere, d...
Bericht von der 11. ICN-Jahreskonferenz 2012 in Rio NEW
Kartellblog 1 Year, 11 Months, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 20 Hours, 24 Minutes ago
Nicht von mir, denn ich war nicht dort. Bill Blumenthal hat seine Beobachtungen ins Netz gestellt. Aus dem Bericht aus Rio de Janeiro zu den Themen Compliance, Settlements und der Zukunft des ICN: Compliance-Programme und Bußgeld: Some government...
Monte Carlo-simulated sovereign credit NEW
FT Alphaville 1 Year, 11 Months, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 20 Hours, 27 Minutes ago
And it’s all free and open source.Presenting the Public Sector Credit Framework — a quantitative alternative to sovereign and muni credit ratings produced by the agencies....
In Ukraine, Mixed Emotions About Tymoshenko NEW
East of Center 1 Year, 11 Months, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 20 Hours, 28 Minutes ago
The darling of the Orange Revolution has not been able to capitalize on general sympathy to generate broader protest over her imprisonment.
The Closer NEW
FT Alphaville 1 Year, 11 Months, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 20 Hours, 41 Minutes ago
ROUND-UPUS stocks limped into the close. The S&P 500 closed down 0.25 per cent to 1,402 and the DJIA fell 0.08 per cent to 13268. Weak ADP numbers added to the gloom spread...
Activists in flash mob against Italy’s escalating femicides NEW
Revolting Europe 1 Year, 11 Months, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 21 Hours, 2 Minutes ago
A flash mob took place Wednesday evening outside the parliament in Rome in protest at escalating femicides in Italy. The protest comprised 55 signs, one for each woman killed by a man already in 2012. It was organized by Tilt – a network of col...
La mejor lección continental (lne.es/asturama) NEW
NewropMag BlogPressReview 1 Year, 11 Months, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 21 Hours, 24 Minutes ago
Los «Erasmus» empezaron a dar una lección de convivencia en el curso 87-88, de la mano de la asociación Aegee Europe, fundada por el profesor Franck Biancheri para potenciar un sentimiento de pertenencia al proyecto europeo. La idea caló pronto...
What next for Chen Guangcheng? NEW
Matisak's Blog (A Stamp on the World) 1 Year, 11 Months, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 21 Hours, 56 Minutes ago
It is probably not good for CGC. Lawrence C. Reardon, Associate Professor of Political Science, Coordinator, Asian Studies Minor, University of New Hampshire This story has become even more convoluted. First you see a picture of the US Ambassador Ga...
What next for Chen Guangcheng? NEW
Matisak's Blog (A Stamp on the World) 1 Year, 11 Months, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 21 Hours, 56 Minutes ago
It is probably not good for CGC. Lawrence C. Reardon, Associate Professor of Political Science, Coordinator, Asian Studies Minor, University of New Hampshire This story has become even more convoluted. First you see a picture of the US Ambassador Ga...
François Hollande and Europe NEW
The Euros 1 Year, 11 Months, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 22 Hours, 1 Minute ago
Interview with MEP Stéphane Le Foll, campaign manager for François Hollande - 1. The Euros' guest / France, Domestic politics...
New study: Poland may have more shale gas than recently reported NEW
The New Nostradamus of the North 1 Year, 11 Months, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 22 Hours, 12 Minutes ago
A few weeks ago the Polish Geographical Institute estimated that Poland may have significantly less shale gas than previously thought. However, as we have already pointed out, these are early days. Much more  exploration is needed in order to fi...
Comunidad El Pais » europe@s » Bad and good news on Europe NEW
lacomunidad.elpais.com, 1 Year, 11 Months, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 22 Hours, 17 Minutes ago
Taser Guns Can Cause Heart Attacks, Study Says NEW
Euro-Police 1 Year, 11 Months, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 22 Hours, 18 Minutes ago
By Amir Khan The shock from a Taser can cause cardiac arrest and kill you, according a new study published by the American Medical Association. Researchers analyzed records of eight people who went into cardiac arrest after being shocked with a Taser...
Europe's crisis is about to get a whole lot worse NEW
MEP Daniel Hannan's blog 1 Year, 11 Months, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 22 Hours, 32 Minutes ago
Here's your starter for ten. The European People's Party is the largest bloc in the European Council, as measured by voting weight; can you guess the second largest? Congratulations to anyone who plumped for the European Conservatives and Reformists...
Payments to EU farmers to get better targeted NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 1 Year, 11 Months, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 22 Hours, 33 Minutes ago
During the course of the 3161st Council meeting, held last week in Brussels, agriculture ministers discussed the reform of payments for farmers, which as part of the broader discussion on the reform of the EU's common agricultural policy. Accordin...
From Chongqing to Chipping Norton, money and politics have got too cosy | Timothy Garton Ash NEW
Timothy Garton Ash (Guardian) 1 Year, 11 Months, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 22 Hours, 47 Minutes ago
Scandals in Britain and China show the need for the separation of powers and the independence of professionsLet us consider the tale of Murdoch Xilai and little Bo James. I mix them up like this since both Britain and China are roiled by scandal...
The European Union - Paradise Or Purgatory? NEW
Europeanization 1 Year, 11 Months, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 22 Hours, 48 Minutes ago
The last few months have been an interesting time to be working in the European Union's capital city, Brussels. Outside, in the real world, the global economy seemed to stagger from crisis to catastrophe and then back again. Our most reputable banks...
Ministers discuss key issues of CFP NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 1 Year, 11 Months, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 22 Hours, 50 Minutes ago
During the course of the last Council meeting on Agriculture and Fisheries, ministers held a public debate in the framework of the common fisheries policy (CFP) reform. Regionalization and transferable fishing concessions (TFCs), which are two of th...
Rematerializing the future at the EESC NEW
Martin Westlake 1 Year, 11 Months, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 23 Hours, 37 Minutes ago
This evening to the opening of an exhibition at the Committee entitled ‘Rematerialize the future!’. The exhibition was opened by Vice-President Anna Maria Darmanin and the President of the Various Interests Group, Luca Jahier (picture), w...
Rapporto statistico DG Agricoltura: non esiste crisi NEW
L'Europa@TorVergata 1 Year, 11 Months, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 23 Hours, 39 Minutes ago
Il rapporto presentato dalla Direzione Generale Agricola della Commissione europa, che si riferisce all'anno 2011, evidenzia come la crisi non abbia colpito in modo significativo il settore in questione, che dopo i positivi dati del 2010 conferma il...
Les Leftblogs soutiennent l’appel des féministes NEW
Louis Lepioufle 1 Year, 11 Months, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 23 Hours, 48 Minutes ago
Les droits des femmes passent par la gauche, c’est bien connu. D’ailleurs, les Leftblogs, dont je fais partie, soutiennent l’appel des féministes pour François Hollande. Vous aussi, rejoignez-nous, rejoignez-les et signez cet appe...
Chômage record en Europe NEW
Le blog du bureau de Bruxelles (France 2) 1 Year, 11 Months, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 23 Hours, 58 Minutes ago
Le taux de chômage atteint le chiffre record de 10,9% de la population active en Europe. Tous les pays de l’Union européenne ne sont néanmoins pas touchés de la même manière. kitd.html5loader("flash_kplayer_0ae55069817s");...
Bonfire Of Financial Stocks Is At Hand As Spain’s Santender Bank Leads European Financials Lower NEW
EconomicReview Journal 1 Year, 11 Months, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 20 Minutes ago
Bonfire Of Financial Stocks Is At Hand As Spain’s Santender Bank Leads European Financials Lower Financial Market Report  For April 2, 2012 World Stocks, VT, -0.5%, traded lower today as Santender Bank, STD, -5%, and Spain, EWP, -4%, led Ital...
Bildt försöker blanda bort korten NEW
Henrik-Alexandersson.se 1 Year, 11 Months, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 20 Minutes ago
Nybloggat på Nyheter24:Bildt försöker blanda bort kortenÄr Sveriges utrikesminister verkligen inte kapabel att skilja på fri handel i ett större perspektiv och att ge diktaturer de verktyg de behöver för att upprätthålla sitt förtryck?
The European Dilemma: the Monetary Union and the Road Ahead NEW
Politics in Spires | European Politics and Society 1 Year, 11 Months, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 25 Minutes ago
Countries in the periphery of the Eurozone face one of the toughest dilemmas in recent history. Each of them with their particularities, Greece, Portugal, Italy and Spain all share the challenge of dealing with the consequences of sustained large cur...
SHARE initiative to try to compensate for effects of drought in Kenya NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 1 Year, 11 Months, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 28 Minutes ago
With the aim to helping Kenya better face its food security challenges, mainly a result of regular droughts, the EU has recently announced that it will allocate Sh4.3 billion (around €39 million) to the country. Main areas of work will be health...
New EU legislation might lead to a ‘blessing’ in RDC NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 1 Year, 11 Months, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 28 Minutes ago
Some claim that if new EU legislation were to introduce mandatory transparency for multinational companies, living-standards in resource-rich countries, which normally face high poverty rates, would be greatly improved.  Joseph Banga, a Congolese...
City Hall emails reveal panic over Boris campaign Twitter hijack NEW
Political Scrapbook 1 Year, 11 Months, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 28 Minutes ago
Emails obtained by Scrapbook reveal panic at City Hall after Boris Johnson’s campaign hijacked the mayor’s twitter feed in March. With criticism pouring in, Boris’ most senior aide Guto Harri desperately tried to figure out an of...
Benzinpreise in Deutschland NEW
Karpfenteich 1 Year, 11 Months, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 32 Minutes ago
Die neue (Markttransparenzstelle) bietet nicht online die gläserne Tankstelle…, was aber auch nicht tragisch ist, denn Internetseiten mit Tankstellenpreisvergleichen gibt es ja schon lange. Tragischer ist schon, dass der Bundeswirtschaftsminis...
Making eurozonians, or not NEW
FT Alphaville 1 Year, 11 Months, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 32 Minutes ago
Huge hat-tip to Paul Kedrosky for this – an eye-catching chart from JPMorgan’s Michael Cembalest’s ‘Eye on the markets’ note (click to enlarge):...
Postscript - Does Damscheid need a Mayor? NEW
European Reform - Mike Burnett's blog 1 Year, 11 Months, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 33 Minutes ago
As one correspondent from continental Europe has pointed out, the debate across Europe about centralised and decentralised state models is coloured by the recent European experience of dictatorship. The Federal structure bequeathed to West Germany by...
Gli habitués dell'Easyjet NEW
BXLBLOG 1 Year, 11 Months, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 33 Minutes ago
Mi chiedo a volte se sia davvero una fortuna, essere disposta in maniera tale da metterci poco più di tre ore da porta a porta, da casa mia a Bruxelles a casa mia nel varesotto. Il salto spazio-temporale è così brusco, a volte, da lasciarmi disori...
Velká Británie | Sbohem, Cool Britannia (La Repubblica, Řím) NEW
Presseurop Blogy (CZ) 1 Year, 11 Months, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 36 Minutes ago
Oficiálně potvrzeno: země je v recesi. Z Londýna, dříve módní a velkorysé metropole, která si 3. května volí starostu, se stalo město nerovné a cynické, píše la Repubblica. Navzdory rekordnímu jmění miliardářů jsou jeho léta p...
Ukrajina | Stůj! | Cartoon (Kleine Zeitung, Graz) NEW
Presseurop Blogy (CZ) 1 Year, 11 Months, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 36 Minutes ago
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An AUD tale of correlation lost NEW
FT Alphaville 1 Year, 11 Months, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 47 Minutes ago
The Australian dollar has veered away from its usual path. *Bad Aussie.*But there is a widespread belief it will have to eventually find its way back. How quickly it does so,...
‘Plotting’ an economics’ rebellion? Featured on Deutsche Welle’s mini video documentary on the INET Berlin Conference NEW
Yanis Varoufakis 1 Year, 11 Months, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 50 Minutes ago
During the INET Berlin Conference, April 2012, DW tv spent a day with me, compiling this mini documentary on the INET Conference in general and my involvement in it in particular. You can watch it here: click the video entitled Economists Planning a...
‘Plotting’ an economics’ rebellion? Featured on Deutsche Welle’s mini video documentary on the INET Berlin Conference NEW
Yanis Varoufakis 1 Year, 11 Months, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 50 Minutes ago
During the INET Berlin Conference, April 2012, DW tv spent a day with me, compiling this mini documentary on the INET Conference in general and my involvement in it in particular. You can watch it here: click the video entitled Economists Planning a...
Großbritannien | Bye bye Cool Britannia (La Repubblica, Rom) NEW
Presseurop Blog (DE) 1 Year, 11 Months, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 54 Minutes ago
Jetzt ist es offiziell: Großbritannien steckt in der Rezession. Das einst coole und großzügige London, das am 3. Mai seinen Bürgermeister wählt, ist sozial zerissen und zynisch geworden, schreibt La Repubblica. Trotz der Rekordzahl von Millionä...
Nurses being disciplined for expressing opinions on the NHS carve up NEW
Shiraz Socialst 1 Year, 11 Months, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 55 Minutes ago
By by Dr Éoin Clarke (PhD). Cross-posted from his blog The Green Benches. Richard Howitt for those who don’t know him is a hardworking Labour MEP who is really engaged with local issues. Since Labour has few MPs in the South & East of Eng...
Nurses being disciplined for expressing opinions on the NHS carve up NEW
Shiraz Socialst 1 Year, 11 Months, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 55 Minutes ago
By by Dr Éoin Clarke (PhD). Cross-posted from his blog The Green Benches. Richard Howitt for those who don’t know him is a hardworking Labour MEP who is really engaged with local issues. Since Labour has few MPs in the South & East of Eng...
Ucrânia | Alto lá! | Cartoon (, ) NEW
Presseurop Blogue (PT) 1 Year, 11 Months, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 55 Minutes ago
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Ukraine | Stop da! | Cartoon (Kleine Zeitung, Graz) NEW
Presseurop Blog (DE) 1 Year, 11 Months, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 57 Minutes ago
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Il 9 maggio, festa dell’Europa, i giovani federalisti europei promuovono tre iniziative a Roma NEW
Skapegoat - il blog di Aldo Ciummo 1 Year, 11 Months, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 1 Hour, 2 Minutes ago
Una conferenza alla Facoltà di Economia, un incontro al liceo Mamiani e una serata al Rockodile: sono gli appuntamenti organizzati dall’MFE per discutere di UE la prossima settimana Una conferenza alla facoltà di economia la mattina del 9 mag...
Latest ACP-EU updates NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 1 Year, 11 Months, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 1 Hour, 4 Minutes ago
The more the deadline to conclude EPA negotiations looms, the more concerns are raised. Last week, Brussels saw the latest EPA negotiations between the EU and West Africa, as well as between the EU and the East African Community. These meetings, whi...
Playing the CDS-bomb basis NEW
FT Alphaville 1 Year, 11 Months, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 1 Hour, 6 Minutes ago
After holding our heads in our hands and getting over a wave of nausea, FT Alphaville looked up and realised that yes, we really were looking at a trade idea involving credit...
Reino Unido | Bye bye Cool Britannia (La Repubblica, Rome) NEW
Presseurop Blogue (PT) 1 Year, 11 Months, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 1 Hour, 9 Minutes ago
É oficial: o país está em recessão. Outrora aliciante e generosa, Londres, que elege o seu presidente da Câmara a 3 de maio, tornou-se desigual e cínica, escreve o jornal La Repubblica. Porque, apesar do número recorde de milionários, os an...
Varmt och vackert vid Spree NEW
Carl Bildt (SE) 1 Year, 11 Months, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 1 Hour, 31 Minutes ago
BERLIN: En strålande vacker och varm dag här i den tyska huvudstaden – allt är utslaget, grönt och vackert. Berlin är en stad med historia som få. Och varje gång jag kommer hit minns jag hur det var förr. Det brukade gå ett tåg från...
Vorratsdatenspeicherung: Pirat Patrick Breyer klagt gegen EU-Kommission NEW
... Kaffee bei mir? 1 Year, 11 Months, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 1 Hour, 55 Minutes ago
Patrick Breyer, Kandidat der Piratenpartei zur Landtagswahl in Schleswig-Holstein, reicht beim Europäischen Gerichtshof Klage gegen die EU-Kommission ein. Geklagt wird auf Akteneinsicht in Dokumente, welche die EU-Richtlinie zur verdachtslosen Vorra...
Why I'm leading the march of Italy's 'recession widows' | Tiziana Marrone NEW
Comment is free (Europe) 1 Year, 11 Months, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 1 Hour, 56 Minutes ago
My husband is one of more than 70 people who have taken their lives because of Italy's economic crises. Something has to giveMy husband, Giuseppe Campaniello, was a self-employed bricklayer who worked alone. He always worked and working was not a pro...