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The Closer NEW
FT Alphaville 2 Years, 5 Months, 1 Week, 1 Day, 18 Hours, 54 Minutes ago
ROUND-UP Spanish ten-year bond yields surpassed the euro-era high that was previously reached in November of last year. And although short-term borrowing costs remain lower than...
Des Antilles au Pacifique NEW
EGEA 2 Years, 5 Months, 1 Week, 1 Day, 19 Hours, 4 Minutes ago
J'ai appris l'autre jour que le canal de Panama allait doubler d'ici 2014, et qu'un autre projet de traversée de l'isthme américain était mis en place (Costa Rica ?). La conclusion est évidente : le trafic maritime entre Atlantique et Pacifi...
Welcome! NEW
Ideas on Europe 2 Years, 5 Months, 1 Week, 1 Day, 19 Hours, 12 Minutes ago
When looking at Europe we tend to focus in the role of member states, European policy making processes or European institutions. Although issues such as ‘regionalism’, ‘localism’ and ‘subsidiarity’ are important is...
Putin's Russia: the fear meter | Editorial NEW
Comment is free (Europe) 2 Years, 5 Months, 1 Week, 1 Day, 19 Hours, 14 Minutes ago
Vladimir Putin does not want public protest during his second presidency, now he has moved to stamp it outVladimir Putin does not like demonstrators and dissidents. He thinks of them as irresponsible and spoiled citizens at best, as tools of western...
Des golden shares européennes pour défendre nos intérêts stratégiques NEW
Europe, mon beau souci 2 Years, 5 Months, 1 Week, 1 Day, 19 Hours, 16 Minutes ago
Tandis que l’Union européenne se débat pour trouver les moyens de sortie de crise qui assureront sa survie, on assiste aujourd’hui à l’inexorable ascension des fonds souverains d’Asie et du Moyen-Orient. Cette prise de pouvoir – qui...
Rudelbildung – Die EM-Kolumne (6): Usegate NEW
Blog von Andreas Grieß 2 Years, 5 Months, 1 Week, 1 Day, 19 Hours, 20 Minutes ago
Das Volk diskutiert – über Usedom. Was zum Henker machen die Mainzelmännchen am Ostseestrand einer deutschen Insel mit etwa 50 Einwohnern (davon 40 Schafe)? Warum präsentiert die komische Frau und der mimikfreie Bodyguard neben ihr von d...
It Won’t Just be About the Football NEW
The Gaulois 2 Years, 5 Months, 1 Week, 1 Day, 19 Hours, 29 Minutes ago
I must apologise to my Swedish friends, but sentimentalism won me over and I found myself cheering enthusiastically for Ukraine last night. The home team; the underdog predicted by many to finish last in their group (including myself, though my wretc...
Minutes: GreenYourope Meeting,12 June 2012 NEW
Greenyourope 2 Years, 5 Months, 1 Week, 1 Day, 19 Hours, 43 Minutes ago
GreenYourope skype meeting, 12 June 2012. Present: Yoav, Michael, Joline. 21h-21h45 Strategy and activity of GreenYourope Shortly before the meeting Yoav proposed by mail that the ISN should organise an event during the next plenary session of the Eu...
It Won’t Just be About the Football NEW
The Gaulois 2 Years, 5 Months, 1 Week, 1 Day, 19 Hours, 43 Minutes ago
I must apologise to my Swedish friends, but sentimentalism won me over and I found myself cheering enthusiastically for Ukraine last night. The home team; the underdog predicted by many to finish last in their group (including myself, though my Conti...
Treating the EU & G20 leaders like naughty schoolchildren NEW
Nosemonkey's EUTopia 2 Years, 5 Months, 1 Week, 1 Day, 19 Hours, 57 Minutes ago
Excellent teacherly putdown in this post from thinktank Bruegel’s blog: “Europe has already expressed its intention to focus [the upcoming G20 summit] on growth and jobs; the deliverable should foreseeably be yet another ‘plan’...
Free fall…. Mehdi Hasan writes the story of free speech being lost in Turkey… NEW
Erkan's field diary 2 Years, 5 Months, 1 Week, 1 Day, 20 Hours, 32 Minutes ago
TweetShare via emailIn Turkey the right to free speech is being lost | Mehdi Hasan by Mehdi Hasan Erdogan is using a series of alleged plots to justify a crackdown on dissent that threatens basic freedoms Which country in the world currently imp...
The US Dollar Trades Lower As Gold Breaks Out … A Euro German Empire Is Rising In The Euro Zone … A Global Eurasia War Centered in Syria, Iran,Turkey And Israel Is Imminent NEW
EconomicReview Journal 2 Years, 5 Months, 1 Week, 1 Day, 20 Hours, 49 Minutes ago
Financial market report for June 12, 2012 The chart of the US Dollar, $USD, UUP, now shows a downtrend; this as the chart of the gold ETF, GLD, shows a breakout. Jack Chan of JC’s Buy and Sell Signals, gave his buy signal to gold on June 1, 2012; t...
Tsipras in the pink pages NEW
FT Alphaville 2 Years, 5 Months, 1 Week, 1 Day, 20 Hours, 53 Minutes ago
And the Syriza leader is talking tax, ahead of Greece’s weekend election.The people of Greece want to replace the failed old memorandum of understanding (as signed in March...
The eurozone as monetary crisis NEW
FT Alphaville 2 Years, 5 Months, 1 Week, 1 Day, 20 Hours, 53 Minutes ago
The charts come from David Beckworth:We stole Beckworth’s charts, so we won’t also steal his commentary. Instead we’ll just send you to the post.Related links:...
Elinor Ostrom: "Green from the Grassroots" NEW
3E Intelligence 2 Years, 5 Months, 1 Week, 1 Day, 20 Hours, 56 Minutes ago
“Inaction in Rio would be disastrous, but a single international agreement would be a grave mistake. We cannot rely on singular global policies to solve the problem of managing our common resources: the oceans, atmosphere, forests, waterways, and r...
La cald despre meciul zilei Ponta – Băsescu. E important CINE zice sau CE zice la Bruxelles? – Soluția e simplă, dacă pe bune se caută soluții NEW
Contributors 2 Years, 5 Months, 1 Week, 1 Day, 21 Hours, 2 Minutes ago
Eu in locul lui ziceam: sustineți ca guvernul si parlamentul decid și că eu doar reprezint țara? Bon, atunci sa-mi propuna guvernul un mandat, ce anume să zic la Bruxelles, sa mi-l aprobe Parlamentul si cu ala ma duc la Bruxelles. Si astfel toat...
An American view of Europe the UK would be sensible to note NEW
Nosemonkey's EUTopia 2 Years, 5 Months, 1 Week, 1 Day, 21 Hours, 44 Minutes ago
Once again, no one knows what’s going to happen – yet everyone knows it’s going to be bad. This from The Atlantic makes some good points amidst the “eurogeddon” worst-case scenario act – but this time from an Ameri...
Belgrade’s Roma minority: pop them in a metal container NEW
Babelblogs 2 Years, 5 Months, 1 Week, 1 Day, 22 Hours, 2 Minutes ago
Ignored yet maligned, numerous but powerless, the Roma minority live on the edge of society, making their living from other people’s waste. The ghosts of the Serbian capital have been moved from the banks of the Sava river, not far from the luxury...
Les Belges en ont marre de l’austérité @lesoir.be NEW
NewropMag BlogPressReview 2 Years, 5 Months, 1 Week, 1 Day, 22 Hours, 23 Minutes ago
Les Belges en ont marre des efforts budgétaires. Ils sont 94 % à penser que le gouvernement serait mieux inspiré d'investir pour la croissance et l'emploi plutôt que d'imposer des plans de rigueur. Le sondage révèle aussi une grande incertitu...
Europe is not to blame for all our economic woe @independent.co.uk NEW
NewropMag BlogPressReview 2 Years, 5 Months, 1 Week, 1 Day, 22 Hours, 27 Minutes ago
It is true that there is no quick fix for Britain's underlying structural issues. Our manufacturing industries have suffered from decades of spirited global competition and domestic neglect; they would not spring back into life on a word even if Euro...
Ogni giorno un colpo NEW
Debora Serracchiani 2 Years, 5 Months, 1 Week, 1 Day, 22 Hours, 36 Minutes ago
In plenaria a Strasburgo si è verificato un durissimo scontro sulla riforma del sistema di Schengen. Il Parlamento europeo si è ribellato alla decisione presa la scorsa settimana nel Consiglio affari interni a Lussemburgo, di non accettare la propo...
Seniority in Spain — *good news* for bondholders? NEW
FT Alphaville 2 Years, 5 Months, 1 Week, 1 Day, 22 Hours, 39 Minutes ago
As we all wait for an actual Spanish bailout loan doc, and what it might say about that ESM seniority…Here’s some seriously intriguing, counter-intuitive food for...
Without a banking union the euro is history @newropmag NEW
NewropMag BlogPressReview 2 Years, 5 Months, 1 Week, 1 Day, 22 Hours, 39 Minutes ago
As the institutional order of the eurozone currently holds, the Euro area's banking system is not integrated, as is its monetary policy. In particular, bank supervision, regulation and recapitalization rests in the hands of member-states. Yet it is c...
‘Elections are over, now things will get serious’ @dw.de NEW
NewropMag BlogPressReview 2 Years, 5 Months, 1 Week, 1 Day, 22 Hours, 42 Minutes ago
DW: Just how significant is last Sunday's victory for Francois Hollande's party? Stefan Seidendorf: It's not as big a victory as some of his most enthusiastic supporters would have hoped for. But it is a victory that will allow Francois Hollande t...
Czech Roma Children Need Action Now to End School Segregation NEW
Foreign Policy Association - EU at 50 2 Years, 5 Months, 1 Week, 1 Day, 22 Hours, 43 Minutes ago
With Europe on the brink of economic meltdown, it’s easy to forget that some people never saw the good times. The 10 to 12 million strong Roma minority—often disparaged as “Gypsies”—have lived in Europe for centuries, but have been consider...
Crisis leads Filipinos to pull up roots again @ekathimerini NEW
NewropMag BlogPressReview 2 Years, 5 Months, 1 Week, 1 Day, 22 Hours, 44 Minutes ago
Over the past few years, figures show that hundreds of Filipinos -- who came to Greece in their thousands as part of an organized migration program in the late 1980s and early 90s, mostly to work as household help -- are returning home. The most firm...
A European Cold War? @elpais NEW
NewropMag BlogPressReview 2 Years, 5 Months, 1 Week, 1 Day, 22 Hours, 47 Minutes ago
The euro crisis has already cost the EU five years of growth, which will end up being a lost decade or more if the continent doesn't start working together to find solutions to its many problems. The first of these is that its power base is now compl...
Eesti-Vene suhetest, ka piirilepingust NEW
Marko Mihkelsoni blogi 2 Years, 5 Months, 1 Week, 1 Day, 22 Hours, 48 Minutes ago
Eesti Päevaleht küsis eile siinkirjutajalt tänases lehenumbris ilmunud artikli jaoks, mis seisus on Eesti-Vene piirileping ning kuidas kommenteerida Venemaa suursaadiku Juri Merzljakovi vastuseid Delfi intervjuus. Kuna ajaleheartiklisse ei ma...
When productivity normalises NEW
FT Alphaville 2 Years, 5 Months, 1 Week, 1 Day, 22 Hours, 49 Minutes ago
As you’ll find in an economics textbook, labour productivity growth is driven by some combination of:1) improvements in human capital, such as a more-educated or more-experienced workforce,...
Nya ambassadörer NEW
Carl Bildt (SE) 2 Years, 5 Months, 1 Week, 1 Day, 22 Hours, 50 Minutes ago
STOCKHOLM: Till dagens uppgifter hörde att ta emot nya ambassadörer till Sverige från Indonesien, Ukraina, Portugal och Marocko, och det gav ju också en möjlighet att diskutera de bilaterala relationer vi har med dessa länder. Med Indonesien ha...
EU states seek advice on Greece exit scenarios @euobserver NEW
NewropMag BlogPressReview 2 Years, 5 Months, 1 Week, 1 Day, 22 Hours, 51 Minutes ago
The European Commission on Tuesday (12 June) confirmed it is giving legal advice on possible capital controls and border checks should Greece leave the eurozone. "We are the guardians of the EU treaty and we provide info to whomever asks what is poss...
Europe cuts costs and sacrifices future of its youth @hs.fi NEW
NewropMag BlogPressReview 2 Years, 5 Months, 1 Week, 1 Day, 22 Hours, 54 Minutes ago
I wouldn’t want to be in the shoes of a Greek or Spanish young person. More than 51 per cent of those under the age of 25 in both countries were out of work in March. In Greece nearly 22 per cent of the workforce was unemployed, and in Spain it was...
The ‘big game’ of Central Asia @nineoclock.ro NEW
NewropMag BlogPressReview 2 Years, 5 Months, 1 Week, 1 Day, 22 Hours, 57 Minutes ago
On this route – from the Red Sea to Shanghai – experts are already speaking of an axis of confrontation in the 21st century, with ‘knots’ represented by the compulsory crossing points such as the Suez Canal, the Hormuz Strait, the Mallaca Str...
Après l’Espagne, l’Italie défiée par les marchés @lesechos.fr NEW
NewropMag BlogPressReview 2 Years, 5 Months, 1 Week, 1 Day, 23 Hours ago
Le spectre d'une contagion de la crise espagnole a fait sa réapparition et les taux d'emprunt du trésor remontent en flèche, ce qui rend furieux Giorgio Napolitano. « L'Italie est en train de remplir ses devoirs » en termes de mesures d'austéri...
Putin’s last stand. Once the Russian public finally turns on its leaders, their downfall is inevitable @praguepost.com NEW
NewropMag BlogPressReview 2 Years, 5 Months, 1 Week, 1 Day, 23 Hours, 5 Minutes ago
Now, it is Putin's turn. Moscow boasts Occupy Abai, modeled on the Occupy Wall Street movement in the United States (and located on a boulevard next to a statue of Kazakh poet Abai Kunanbaev, whose work has gone from regional obscurity to one of the...
Žurnalizmas paprastai NEW
TimesLT 2 Years, 5 Months, 1 Week, 1 Day, 23 Hours, 6 Minutes ago
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SW MEP unsurprisingly lands new role as Conservative spokesperson on agriculture NEW
La Treizième Étoile 2 Years, 5 Months, 1 Week, 1 Day, 23 Hours, 7 Minutes ago
South West MEP Julie Girling has been appointed the new UK Conservative MEP spokesperson for agricultural issues, in a move that is remarkably unsurprising and politically sensible.Mrs Girling became a full member of the European Parliament's Agricul...
Le grand “complot fédéraliste” @presseurop.eu NEW
NewropMag BlogPressReview 2 Years, 5 Months, 1 Week, 1 Day, 23 Hours, 9 Minutes ago
Ces dernières semaines, le fiasco de la formule “renflouements + austérité” adoptée jusqu’ici pour traiter la crise de l’euro a fait émerger une certitude de plus en plus souvent partagée : le seul moyen de maintenir sur pied une union...
Toda a gente mente @jornaldenegocios.pt NEW
NewropMag BlogPressReview 2 Years, 5 Months, 1 Week, 1 Day, 23 Hours, 14 Minutes ago
O descalabro da banca espanhola é uma vergonha de regime. Pela construção de um mito. Pela cumplicidade público-privada num delito. Pelos lucros passados de uns na inexacta proporção dos prejuízos futuros de outros. Pela negação. Pelo contá...
Des mensonges payés comptant: Complices, les banques et les politiques sont responsables du désastre bancaire en Espagne. Et ce sont les citoyens vont devoir en assumer les conséquences, @presseurop.eu NEW
NewropMag BlogPressReview 2 Years, 5 Months, 1 Week, 1 Day, 23 Hours, 15 Minutes ago
Le désastre du secteur bancaire espagnol est une honte d'Etat. A cause de l'édification d'un mythe. A cause de la complicité entre public et privé dans ce qui est un délit. A cause des bénéfices engrangés par certains, sans commune mesure ave...
Does this Justin Bieber transaction pass the smell test? NEW
FT Alphaville 2 Years, 5 Months, 1 Week, 1 Day, 23 Hours, 16 Minutes ago
Little more than a year has passed since Justin Bieber, the internationally renowned two-time Grammy nominated star and undisputed king of social media, announced his first fragrance....
‘Less Than Three Months’, IMF Head Warns Time Running Out for Euro Zone @spiegel.de NEW
NewropMag BlogPressReview 2 Years, 5 Months, 1 Week, 1 Day, 23 Hours, 18 Minutes ago
As the focus of the euro crisis shifts to Italy, IMF head Christine Lagarde has warned that European leaders have less than three months to save the euro. Meanwhile top economist Nouriel Roubini has called on Berlin to drop its obsession with austeri...
The Next Domino: Europe Unprepared as Euro Crisis Deepens @spiegel.de NEW
NewropMag BlogPressReview 2 Years, 5 Months, 1 Week, 1 Day, 23 Hours, 20 Minutes ago
Meanwhile, despite official optimism from Madrid -- and even from the oft-dour German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble -- it is doubtful that €100 billion will be enough to save Spain's banking industry and put the euro zone back on the road to...
Italy’s Billion-Euro-A-Day Ministries. Half of €283 billion annual spending goes on administration @corriere.it NEW
NewropMag BlogPressReview 2 Years, 5 Months, 1 Week, 1 Day, 23 Hours, 23 Minutes ago
Ministerial expenditure has again come under pressure to ensure the success of the first stage of the spending review. The campaign should now guarantee savings of €5 billion instead of €4.2 billion. The adjustment, needed to respond to earthquak...
Steen Jakobsen, Chief Economist Saxo Bank is buying in our arguments NEW
SNB & CHF: A beleaguered central bank in the dangerous world of 2 Years, 5 Months, 1 Week, 1 Day, 23 Hours, 28 Minutes ago
Steen Jakobsen sees 25% percent chance that the floor breaks and if it does it breaks to parity. Last week Thomas Jordan removed any hopes on a hike of the EUR/CHF and invited smart money and hedge funds to a no-risk, high return game on the Swiss fr...
The Toulouse Killer's Childhood: One Time, Mohamed Merah Spent the Night Beating His Mother NEW
¡No Pasarán! 2 Years, 5 Months, 1 Week, 1 Day, 23 Hours, 28 Minutes ago
As the AFP reports that Mohamed Merah felt betrayed by his best friend, a fellow Jihadist who turned out to be "working for the French secret services" ("Go to Hell, you traitor!" the Islamist assassin says in a videotape, "I will never forgive you!
Generation 1992: European Single Market Creative Competition NEW
Writing for (y)EU 2 Years, 5 Months, 1 Week, 1 Day, 23 Hours, 32 Minutes ago
DG MARKT is inviting all twenty-year-old Europeans to get creative and voice their views on the single market through a competition entitles ‘Generation 1992′, running from April to September 2012. So this EC blog post looks at a creative...
Youth Opportunities Initiative NEW
Writing for (y)EU 2 Years, 5 Months, 1 Week, 1 Day, 23 Hours, 36 Minutes ago
Young people have been hit hardest by the economic crisis, with more than five million 15-24 year-olds currently looking for a job. An animated clip on the EU's Europe-wide Youth Opportunities Initiative (YOI) highlights the programmes and resour...
How to survive a spam attack – alphabet for Facebook page admins NEW
Writing for (y)EU 2 Years, 5 Months, 1 Week, 1 Day, 23 Hours, 36 Minutes ago
In recent months we learned how to live with spam attacks. We are often a target of Syrian pro-regime spammers. Recently – just last month. Here's some tips and facts for surviving a spam attack: A like “Assad” – Bashar al...
De la moralisation de le vie politique en France ! NEW
Regards citoyens 2 Years, 5 Months, 1 Week, 1 Day, 23 Hours, 36 Minutes ago
La moralisation de la vie politique est, parait-il, une priorité de l'action du président de la République et de son gouvernement ! Faudrait-il encore qu'ils en fassent chaque jour la démonstration ? Adopter une charte de d