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Ore cruciali per l’Europa NEW
Skapegoat - il blog di Aldo Ciummo 2 Years, 7 Months, 5 Days, 14 Hours, 8 Minutes ago
La Grecia continua ad annaspare in assenza di concreta solidarietà europea, Francia e Germania abbozzano un cambiamento di programma La Grecia è stata ancora declassata, mentre l’Europa non è ancora uscita dalla serie di strattoni che sta ad...
Baronul tranziției și România neo-feudală NEW
Contributors 2 Years, 7 Months, 5 Days, 14 Hours, 17 Minutes ago
Ca odinioară şefii de colhozuri îngrămădiţi la averile chiaburilor, baronii s-au înfipt fără sfială în ciolanul puterii. Abuzurile au curs lanţ. Neclarităţile legislative au servit cauza îmbogăţirii rapide. S-a brevetat sportul căpu...
The Closer NEW
FT Alphaville 2 Years, 7 Months, 5 Days, 14 Hours, 21 Minutes ago
ROUND-UP Back to risk-off today as the US 10-year Treasury yield closed just below 1.7 per cent, almost hitting the lows of last September. The US S&P 500 closed down 1.51...
Per il federalismo europeo, sola via per uscire dalla crisi NEW
Eurobull 2 Years, 7 Months, 5 Days, 14 Hours, 34 Minutes ago
Una grave crisi politica e sociale travolgerà i paesi dell'Euro se essi non decideranno di rafforzare la loro integrazione. La crisi della zona Euro non è iniziata con la crisi greca ma è esplosa molto prima, quando è stata creata un'unione monet...
Commentaire de Evelyne NEW
Regards citoyens 2 Years, 7 Months, 5 Days, 14 Hours, 44 Minutes ago
Alors que certains veulent nous faire croire que les réacteurs français ont été construits pour 40 ans, ils ont en réalité été conçus pour une durée de vie de 30 ans. Et nombreux sont ceux qui ont déjà atteint cet âge. http://e...
Listen: UK urges European leaders to act over eurozone crisis NEW
FSN Reporters Blog 2 Years, 7 Months, 5 Days, 14 Hours, 53 Minutes ago
With Spanish banks being downgraded by Moody's, Greece heading for new elections (and a possible exit from the euro), and eurozone growth grinding to a halt, the UK is making loud calls for action. I filed this report for Radio New Zealand's Morning...
Staatsbankrott mit und ohne Euro-Austritt: Die griechischen Optionen und ihr Preis NEW
Der (europäische) Föderalist 2 Years, 7 Months, 5 Days, 15 Hours, 9 Minutes ago
Alexis Tsipras will weniger sparen und die Hilfspakete neu verhandlen. Seine alternativen Optionen kämen die Eurozone noch teurer zu stehen.Wenn ein Land zu hohe Schulden hat, dann kann es damit auf unterschiedliche Weise umgehen. Es kann seine Zent...
Energiewende in Deutschland? NEW
Karpfenteich 2 Years, 7 Months, 5 Days, 15 Hours, 39 Minutes ago
So schnell kann es gehen. Eben noch “Muttis Klügster”, jetzt entlassen. Doch die Eiseskälte, mit der Angela Merkel ihren einstigen Zögling abserviert hat, zeigt, dass das Verhältnis zwischen Kanzlerin und Norbert Röttgen schon seit l...
Bernard Jenkin on Afghanistan NEW
Jonathan Fryer 2 Years, 7 Months, 5 Days, 15 Hours, 46 Minutes ago
This afternoon I attended the second half of a Global Diplomatic Forum conference on “Two Years of the UK Coalition Government’s Engagement with the World”. Barbara Serra from Al Jazeera vigorously chaired a session on the UK’...
Trap door opens under US Treasury yields NEW
FT Alphaville 2 Years, 7 Months, 5 Days, 15 Hours, 47 Minutes ago
1.697 per cent at pixel time. Worries about Europe, collateral crunching, people changing their minds about buying Facebook (which, by the way, priced at $38 a share)… take your pick....
If the eurozone is serious about growth, it can have it | Mariana Mazzucato NEW
Comment is free (Europe) 2 Years, 7 Months, 5 Days, 16 Hours, 7 Minutes ago
Cameron's exhortation to 'get your house in order' is specious: the ECB needs to focus investment on rebalancing the economyIn the recent elections in Greece and France, voters voted loudly for politicians who argue that with record levels of unemplo...
Debatiendo con motivo del 9 de Mayo en Europa 2012 de TVE NEW
Carlos Carnero 2 Years, 7 Months, 5 Days, 16 Hours, 17 Minutes ago
Participo en un debate del excelente progrma Europa 2012, que dirige Clara Rivero en TVE, con motivo del 9 de mayo. Mis compañeros de tertulia: Eugenio Nasarre y Carlos Brú, Presidente y Ex-Presidente del Consejo Federal Español del Movimiento Eur...
Sin #inteligencia colectiva no hay futuro. #Europa puede ayudarnos, pero no hacer nuestro trabajo NEW
Espacio de Ideas 2 Years, 7 Months, 5 Days, 16 Hours, 23 Minutes ago
En España parece que no nos hemos enterado muy bien de algunos de los retos que tenemos ante nosotros  para “salir del pozo”, término utilizado ayer por Mariano Rajoy en el Congreso para describir lo que vivimos. Un buen ejemplo de mala práct...
Sin #inteligencia colectiva no hay futuro. #Europa puede ayudarnos, pero no hacer nuestro trabajo NEW
Espacio de ideas - Espai d'idees 2 Years, 7 Months, 5 Days, 16 Hours, 23 Minutes ago
En España parece que no nos hemos enterado muy bien de algunos de los retos que tenemos ante nosotros  para “salir del pozo”, término utilizado ayer por Mariano Rajoy en el Congreso para describir lo que vivimos. Un buen ejemplo de mala práct...
Aniversario del 15-M: análisis en inglés de Alternativas NEW
Carlos Carnero 2 Years, 7 Months, 5 Days, 16 Hours, 27 Minutes ago
Aniversario del 15-M y análisis en inglés del Laboratorio de la Fundación Alternativas, en nueva nueva entrega del Zoom Político .Carlos Carnero, notas desde el Parlamento Europeo de un eurodiputado socialista madrileño.
14 medidas para relanzar la economía europea tras las elecciones francesas: las propuestas de Alternativas NEW
Carlos Carnero 2 Years, 7 Months, 5 Days, 16 Hours, 31 Minutes ago
Y el debate organizado por Alternativas el 16 de mayo sobre las consecuencias para España y Europa de las elecciones francesas tuvo lugar con éxito de público y crítica. Podéis encontrar un resumen del mismo y el Memorándum elaborado por el Obs...
Hungarian cases at the European Cout of Justice part 1 - some taxes NEW
Hungary in European light, Europe through Hungarian eyes 2 Years, 7 Months, 5 Days, 16 Hours, 33 Minutes ago
I collected some cases of the European Court of Justice in the area of consumer protection and taxes where Hungary was affected. I start with taxes, the second part will deal with consumer protection cases. Let’s start with a tax case where Hun...
#Blockupy: Ich bin empört NEW
... Kaffee bei mir? 2 Years, 7 Months, 5 Days, 16 Hours, 51 Minutes ago
Empört über die Taktik staatlicher Stellen, das Versammlungs- und Demonstrationsrecht wie eine Gummimasse zu kneten und zu verformen, um damit scheinheilig Zustände heraufzubeschwören, die sie doch angeblich vermeiden wollen. Mit zweierlei Maß w...
GUTS instead of BRICS NEW
Atlantic Review 2 Years, 7 Months, 5 Days, 16 Hours, 53 Minutes ago
"The West is not in decline, at least not in its entirety. Rather, the financial crisis has created a two-speed West. Four large countries -- Germany, South Korea, Turkey, and the United States -- are actually increasing their international infl...
[JPM Whale-Watching Tour] The high yield tranche piece NEW
FT Alphaville 2 Years, 7 Months, 5 Days, 17 Hours, 3 Minutes ago
Coverage of the $2bn $3bn loss emanating from JPMorgan’s Chief Investment Office on its synthetic credit portfolio continues a pace, and FT Alphaville’s tour continues too....
George Osborne attempting to look cool while listening to a rock band NEW
Political Scrapbook 2 Years, 7 Months, 5 Days, 17 Hours, 17 Minutes ago
A favourite YouTube clip in the Scrapbook office is from Armando Ianucci’s Time Trumpet, in which a shallow David Cameron was filmed moving a charity wristband so it was clearly visible to the media – before quickly glancing to check tha...
PAC 2014 – 2020 : simple ajustement ou réforme d'envergure ? NEW
Chronique d'Europe 2 Years, 7 Months, 5 Days, 17 Hours, 22 Minutes ago
Dans le cadre de la préparation des orientations budgétaires communautaires pour la période 2014-2020, la réforme de la Politique Agricole Commune (PAC) est à l'ordre du jour depuis que la Commission européenne a présenté ses orientations gé...
À propos des définitions du cyberespace. NEW
EGEA 2 Years, 7 Months, 5 Days, 17 Hours, 36 Minutes ago
On ne cesse de parler du cyberespace. Je me suis interrogé (après bien d'autres) sur la question des définitions. Où l'approche technique omet souvent l'approche sociale. source (Du cyberespace à la cyberespèce) 1/ Selon l’ANSSI, le cyb...
Pentru cei care mimează ingenuitatea NEW
Gabriela Cretu (MEP) 2 Years, 7 Months, 5 Days, 17 Hours, 41 Minutes ago
Nici usturoi nu am mâncat, nici gura nu-mi miroase… Astfel poate fi descrisă reacția celor care discută în aceste zile insistent pe tema participării României la Consiliul European. Nu vorbesc de cei care reduc totul la o confruntare per...
Serbia: The Calm Before the Storm? NEW
East of Center 2 Years, 7 Months, 5 Days, 17 Hours, 42 Minutes ago
The 6 May elections created a false sense of tranquility in Serbia...
Funnily enough, operational risk is more prevalent in Germany than Greece NEW
FT Alphaville 2 Years, 7 Months, 5 Days, 17 Hours, 47 Minutes ago
Settlement fails.Whether one considers them a systemic problem or not is definitely debatable.A new study by post-trade experts Omgeo (based on a survey by Global Custodian) nevertheless,...
Harvard: L’affaiblissement de la protection des œuvres par le droit d’auteur profite à la société NEW
Politique du Netz 2 Years, 7 Months, 5 Days, 18 Hours, 8 Minutes ago
Quelques années plus tard, beaucoup d'autres économistes ont aussi mis en doute les affirmations précédentes sur les effets du partage de fichier.
New Project on "Unjustified Threats" Provisions NEW
The IPKat 2 Years, 7 Months, 5 Days, 18 Hours, 11 Minutes ago
While researching whether there are any new developments relating to section 21 of the UK Trade Marks Act 1994, the so-called "unjustified threats provision" (a friend and fiend of many UK trade mark practitioners), this Kat came across this informat...
De Juppé a Fabius: ¿menos Europa? NEW
Pasaporte Europa 2 Years, 7 Months, 5 Days, 18 Hours, 17 Minutes ago
Una pequeña mención en clave europea sobre los ministros del primer gobierno bajo la presidencia de François Hollande. El Quai d'Orsay, ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores, lo ocupará Laurent Fabius. Le acompañará como ministro ‘delegado’ de A...
Pays-Bas : Le piratage peut entraîner une nette amélioration économique NEW
Politique du Netz 2 Years, 7 Months, 5 Days, 18 Hours, 17 Minutes ago
Les problèmes commerciaux qui atteignent une part de l'industrie sont vraiment des problèmes d'accommodation de modèle économique plutôt que des problèmes légaux.
Études sur l’industrie de la culture à l’ère du piratage généralisé NEW
Politique du Netz 2 Years, 7 Months, 5 Days, 18 Hours, 26 Minutes ago
Le secteur culturel, à l'inclusion de celui de la musique, a bien survécu à l'ère du piratage.
Open letter to the UK left: Do you want the EU to break up? NEW
Shiraz Socialst 2 Years, 7 Months, 5 Days, 18 Hours, 27 Minutes ago
Open letter to the UK hard-left, from the Alliance for Workers Liberty: RMT anti-EU protesters (Photo: Andrew Wiard ) Dear comrades, Do you really want the European Union to break up? The majority of Greek workers do not. In the 6 May election, 70% v...
Open letter to the UK left: Do you want the EU to break up? NEW
Shiraz Socialst 2 Years, 7 Months, 5 Days, 18 Hours, 27 Minutes ago
Open letter to the UK hard-left, from the Alliance for Workers Liberty: RMT anti-EU protesters (Photo: Andrew Wiard ) Dear comrades, Do you really want the European Union to break up? The majority of Greek workers do not. In the 6 May election, 70% v...
Hollande's cabinet shows Sarkozy how to do gender equality – see, easy | Agnes Poirier NEW
Comment is free (Europe) 2 Years, 7 Months, 5 Days, 18 Hours, 33 Minutes ago
For the first time, the French cabinet has an equal number of men and women, thanks to increased parity in higher educationNicolas Sarkozy promised a parity government in 2007, but failed to deliver. Five years later, newly elected president Françoi...
Les revenus des concerts et performances compensent les pertes des ventes d’enregistrements NEW
Politique du Netz 2 Years, 7 Months, 5 Days, 18 Hours, 37 Minutes ago
Les artistes gagnent mieux leur vie qu'avant, car les revenus des concerts et performances augmentent, au détriment des ventes d'enregistrements.
Coudenberg NEW
Martin Westlake 2 Years, 7 Months, 5 Days, 18 Hours, 43 Minutes ago
Today I went to the Bozar for an exhibition entitled ‘Brussels 2040; three visions for a metropolis.’ Three teams of architects had been invited to brainstorm and their competing visions were on show. They contrasted interestingly. One te...
Highly Recommended: Jonah Goldberg's The Tyranny of Clichés NEW
¡No Pasarán! 2 Years, 7 Months, 5 Days, 19 Hours, 4 Minutes ago
If you haven't yet bought The Tyranny of Clichés by Jonah Goldberg, go out (or go online) and do so now.Jonah Goldberg discusses his book and its ideas on Coffee and Markets with Pejman Yousefzadeh and Kevin Holtsberry.His previous book, also outst...
The undercollateralisation risk NEW
FT Alphaville 2 Years, 7 Months, 5 Days, 19 Hours, 6 Minutes ago
Central counterparty clearing and settlement was always intended to make the financial system safer.If you use a CCP, the idea goes, you’re far more robustly protected...
Angleterre : Les propositions du rapport Hargreaves sur la propriété intellectuelle NEW
Politique du Netz 2 Years, 7 Months, 5 Days, 19 Hours, 10 Minutes ago
Le rapport prône un changement du droit d'auteur numérique qui facilitera l'attribution des licences et entraînera un potentiel de croissance des industries de la création.
How to carry out the perfect snub | Jean Hannah Edelstein NEW
Comment is free (Europe) 2 Years, 7 Months, 5 Days, 19 Hours, 22 Minutes ago
Queen Sofia of Spain shows it's a straightforward business, as long as you keep these dos and don'ts of snubbery in mindOne can decry the anachronism that is any royal family until one's face is the hue of royal blood, but sometimes even those of us...
Closer, Ever Closer NEW
iMFdirect 2 Years, 7 Months, 5 Days, 19 Hours, 30 Minutes ago
Over the past two decades—in line with the region’s growing role in the global economy—Asia’s equity markets have become increasingly sensitive to global financial developments. More specifically, we have discovered that equity returns in A...
Poland’s Central Bank Says Ready for Zloty Intervention, Market Skeptical NEW
New Europe - WSJ 2 Years, 7 Months, 5 Days, 19 Hours, 36 Minutes ago
The National Bank of Poland is able to step into the zloty market at any time, a central bank official said Thursday, but market participants doubt the Polish currency is weak enough for the bank to intervene.
Kosovo: CCC opens for minority organization accreditation NEW
ECMI InfoChannel 2 Years, 7 Months, 5 Days, 19 Hours, 39 Minutes ago
On 26 April, the Consultative Council for Communities (CCC) opened a process for accreditation of all active minority organizations in Kosovo. ECMI Kosovo provides all necessary support and follows the process closely. Continue reading →...
Kosovo: President Jahjaga signs CCC statute amendment NEW
ECMI InfoChannel 2 Years, 7 Months, 5 Days, 19 Hours, 43 Minutes ago
On April 18, Kosovo President Jahjaga signed a Decree that amends the statute of the Consultative Council for Communities (CCC), reports ECMI Kosovo in its April Newsletter. Continue reading →...
Une “Europe différente” selon Laurent Fabius NEW
Au Café de l'Europe 2 Years, 7 Months, 5 Days, 19 Hours, 50 Minutes ago
                                                                 afp.com/Patrick Bernard “Je suis profondément Européen mais on a besoin d’une Europe différente, d’une Europe qui soit beaucoup pl...
About that Spanish bank downgrade… NEW
FT Alphaville 2 Years, 7 Months, 5 Days, 19 Hours, 53 Minutes ago
Yes, it is definitely happening and it looks comprehensive.The FT’s Madrid correspondent, former Alphavillan Miles Johnson writes…Moody’s is preparing a sweeping...
Dylan Grice on sovereign comeuppance NEW
FT Alphaville 2 Years, 7 Months, 5 Days, 20 Hours ago
Maybe all the Anglo-Saxon central banks have done is create the illusion that our sovereigns are more solvent than they are, and that our budget constraints are really a safe distance away....
Official North Korea website gets Kim Jong Il’s name wrong NEW
Political Scrapbook 2 Years, 7 Months, 5 Days, 20 Hours, 4 Minutes ago
The official website of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea may not be the most-visited sites on the internet — but they might at least put enough effort in to get their former leader’s name right. On the page featuring biogra...
The new EU roaming rules: an overview (Updated with actual law) NEW
Europeans for Fair Roaming 2 Years, 7 Months, 5 Days, 20 Hours, 11 Minutes ago
 Last week, the European Parliament voted for new price reductions for roaming in the European Union. This was a big success for our campaign and will make using your mobile phone abroad a lot more affordable over the next two … Continue readi...
Hungarian Minister Lauds Creativity of Economic Policies NEW
New Europe - WSJ 2 Years, 7 Months, 5 Days, 20 Hours, 11 Minutes ago
Hungary’s Economy Minister Gyorgy Matolcsy described his government’s controversial economic policies of the past two years as part of a fundamentally creative approach--similar to the approach of artistic geniuses--that helped part with what he...