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Iceland's eurosceptic president re-elected NEW
EU News from Iceland 1 Year, 9 Months, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 21 Hours, 32 Minutes ago
Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson was re-elected as president of Iceland on Saturday for the fifth term but he has been in office since 1996. He got more than half the votes or almost 53 percent. Grímsson was one of six candidates running for the presidency.
The Closer NEW
FT Alphaville 1 Year, 9 Months, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 21 Hours, 41 Minutes ago
ROUND-UPA bad ISM is good for Fed easing, US stocks seemed to say on Monday. The S&P 500 rose 0.25 per cent to 1,365.51 while the Nasdaq closed up at 2,951.23, a 0.55 per cent gain,...
Los Jefes de Estado del Mundo reconocen que los progresos para cumplir los objetivos del Milenio son insuficientes NEW
Construyendo Capital Humano 1 Year, 9 Months, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 21 Hours, 52 Minutes ago
La Cumbre Rio+20 ha terminado sin optimismo ni satisfacción. Algunos extractos de la Declaración Final de la Cumbre “El Futuro que queremos” (de más de 50 páginas) de los Jefes de Estado son expresivos, y más aún si se lee entre líneas…...
Dienstag: Erste Abstimmung über ACTA NEW
Netzpolitik 1 Year, 9 Months, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 22 Hours, 4 Minutes ago
Am Mittwoch ist offiziell der Abstimmungstermin für ACTA im EU-Parlament in Straßburg geplant. Bisher steht 12:30 Uhr im Kalender. Für Dienstag Nachmittag rund um 15 Uhr ist die Debatte im Plenum angesetzt. Allerdings ist jetzt die konservative EP...
SPR:n luuydinrekisteri NEW
Alex Stubb blogi (FI) 1 Year, 9 Months, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 22 Hours, 7 Minutes ago
Osallistun sunnuntaina Frankfurtin Ironmaniin. Meitä on yhteensä 17 kaverusta ja joukkueemme nimi on Ironbirds Finland.  Värikkäässä porukassamme on poliisia, pappia, lääkäriä, toimittajaa, pyöräkauppiasta, poliitikkoa, jalkapalloll...
De folkevalgte bider til i ACTA-sagen NEW
Filip Schwartz Kirkegaard 1 Year, 9 Months, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 22 Hours, 11 Minutes ago
Der er noget naivt over handelskommissær Karel de Guchts og den kristenkonservative EPP-gruppes forslag om at udskyde EU-Parlamentets afstemning om ACTA. Forslaget er at vente, til EU-Domstolen har udtalt sig om traktaten. For jo længere tid, der g...
Après l'accord au Conseil, nouvelle étape cette semaine pour le brevet unique européen (touteleurope.eu) NEW
Regards citoyens 1 Year, 9 Months, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 22 Hours, 28 Minutes ago
Si l'événement marquant du Conseil européen des 28 et 29 juin reste indéniablement l'accord obtenu par l'Espagne et l'Italie limitant les taux d'emprunts de ces deux pays, cette réunion des 27 a également été l'occasion d'un pas important...
Breaking Borders for free expression NEW
European Public Policy Blog (Google) 1 Year, 9 Months, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 22 Hours, 29 Minutes ago
Today in Nairobi, at the biannual Global Voices Citizen Media summit, Google and the group Global Voices announced the winners of the 2nd Breaking Borders Award. The award honors people who, in the view of Global Voices, are making a difference in th...
Zukunftsstrom für Europa: Welches Potential haben erneuerbare Energien? NEW
EU im Umbruch 1 Year, 9 Months, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 22 Hours, 31 Minutes ago
Eine große Lobby aus Atom- und Kohlestromproduzenten behauptet weiterhin, dass eine vollständige Umstellung auf erneuerbare Energien in Europa nicht möglich sei. Viele Wissenschaftler kommen zu einem anderen Schluss: Es bedarf ihrer Meinung nach d...
Euro Collapse: What Is the Real Risk? NEW
Europeanization 1 Year, 9 Months, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 22 Hours, 45 Minutes ago
The media would like us to believe that the Euro-zone is in the hands of Germany.It certainly looks that way.Twice in the course of a month, Frau Merkel pulled her weight and got what she wanted from everyone in the EU. It happened first, at the end...
Black Friday or Black Monday?: Two days of decisions on the unitary patent NEW
The IPKat 1 Year, 9 Months, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 22 Hours, 54 Minutes ago
The AmeriKat enjoying the 40th strawberry of the day. . . On Friday, when the AmeriKat was uniquely not in front of a computer and also prohibited from using her phone, it seemed that everything was happening on the unitary patent front. After enjo...
Gala dinner hosted by the Swedish Ministry of Rural Affairs NEW
Martin Westlake 1 Year, 9 Months, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 23 Hours, 11 Minutes ago
This evening the Swedish Ministry of Rural Affairs hosted a gala dinner in honour of the EESC’s President and members. My neighbour (to my right in the picture) was Charlotta Eriksson, who is the spokesperson for Eskil Erlandson (Centre Party),...
Tänkande efterlyses NEW
Carl Bildt (SE) 1 Year, 9 Months, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 23 Hours, 24 Minutes ago
STOCKHOLM: I dag skulle jag haft besök av Brasiliens utrikesminister Patriota, men den komplicerade situationen i grannlandet Paraguay kom denna gång emellan. Men när vi talades vid per telefon i dag kom vi överens om att göra ett nytt försök...
Tänkande efterlyses NEW
Carl Bildt (SE) 1 Year, 9 Months, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 23 Hours, 24 Minutes ago
STOCKHOLM: I dag skulle jag haft besök av Brasiliens utrikesminister Patriota, men den komplicerade situationen i grannlandet Paraguay kom denna gång emellan. Men när vi talades vid per telefon i dag kom vi överens om att göra ett nytt försök...
El Tractat sobre Comerç d'Armes, a debat a l'ONU. NEW
Raul Romeva (MEP) 1 Year, 9 Months, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 23 Hours, 28 Minutes ago
Comença, a Nova York, una trobada d'un mes per negociar el Tractat de Comerç d'Armes que pretén regular un mercat global valorat en més de 47.500 milions d'euros. Les ONG que reclamen sistemes de control recorden que cada...
From Libor to Liebor: poll says just 10% trust bankers to tell the truth NEW
Political Scrapbook 1 Year, 9 Months, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 23 Hours, 34 Minutes ago
Surprise, surprise: everyone thinks that bankers are liars. A ComRes poll commissioned for ITV News at Ten in the wake of the Libor scandal has revealed that bankers are the least trusted profession — coming below even politicians when it comes...
Conservative Change in the Euro Zone NEW
European Economic Policy 1 Year, 9 Months, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 23 Hours, 37 Minutes ago
There are hurdles to be taken before the decisions are definitive, but EU government leaders made decisions this week that set the course for the future of the euro zone. Austerity has won a host of demands that lock in  debt repayments from Eur...
Lo sguardo lungo NEW
Debora Serracchiani 1 Year, 9 Months, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 23 Hours, 52 Minutes ago
“Se per tanti anni, per decenni, si indulge ad assecondare un superficiale tiriamo a campare, oppure si indulge nell’inieittare nei cittadini la sensazione che tanto il Paese può, per le sue risorse, non affrontare problemi seri che le a...
Peak Denial NEW
3E Intelligence 1 Year, 9 Months, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 1 Minute ago
"The Peak Oil debate is not a sporting event. What matters is not which side wins, but what reality awaits us. Will we see a continuing plateau in global crude oil production? How long will it last? How big a proportional contribution to total li...
Pour François Hollande, la clarté, c'est maintenant ! par Gérard Courtois (Le Monde) NEW
Regards citoyens 1 Year, 9 Months, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 20 Minutes ago
Par le verbe, comme dans l'action, François Mitterrand lui avait enseigné cette règle du cardinal de Retz, aussi vieille que la politique : "On ne sort de l'ambiguïté qu'à son détriment." Depuis son installation à l'Elysée, François Hol...
Des fédéralistes réunis à Strasbourg et Milan NEW
Blog du Parti Fédéraliste Européen 1 Year, 9 Months, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 27 Minutes ago
La section française du PFE tenait son Assemblée générale ordinaire le samedi 30 juin à Strasbourg. A cette occasion, les militants ont fait un bilan des législatives et ont commencé à évoquer les élections européennes et locales de 2014.
EU referendum: who will benefit from first-mover advantage? NEW
MEP Daniel Hannan's blog 1 Year, 9 Months, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 32 Minutes ago
Matters are a bit clearer following the Prime Minister's statement to the House of Commons. Some things were stated plainly, others could be inferred from the body language. Here, for what it's worth, are my conclusions. First, David Cameron plans t...
La téléphonie mobile sous la toise de l’Union européenne NEW
Coulisses de Bruxelles (Libération) 1 Year, 9 Months, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 42 Minutes ago
Entamée en 2007 par la Commission, la lutte contre les abus des opérateurs de téléphonie mobile qui surtaxent les appels passés de l’étranger (« roaming » ou itinérance) se poursuit....
Unanimity is not essential to cutting the ‘Gordian debt’: our letter to the FT as published today NEW
Yanis Varoufakis 1 Year, 9 Months, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 43 Minutes ago
The other day I posted a letter that Stuart Holland and I sent to the Financial Times. Today it was published. Click here for the FT or… From Prof Stuart Holland and Prof Yanis Varoufakis. Sir, The crisis-fighting measures agreed in Brussels ...
Unanimity is not essential to cutting the ‘Gordian debt’: our letter to the FT as published today NEW
Yanis Varoufakis 1 Year, 9 Months, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 43 Minutes ago
The other day I posted a letter that Stuart Holland and I sent to the Financial Times. Today it was published. Click here for the FT or… From Prof Stuart Holland and Prof Yanis Varoufakis. Sir, The crisis-fighting measures agreed in Brussels ...
More on GS and the relevance of safe assets NEW
FT Alphaville 1 Year, 9 Months, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 45 Minutes ago
Izzy already did a great job giving the house sentiment about the dismissive Goldman Sachs note on safe assets, but we wanted to add a few quick points.This isn’t just...
Eurozone poker – Monti calls Merkel’s bluff NEW
Beckwith's Blog 1 Year, 9 Months, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 46 Minutes ago
At last week’s EU summit, Mr Monti refused to agree to anything until Germany made a key concession. He wanted the bailout monies for the Spanish banking system not to be structured as debt of the Spanish government.  In the end, Mrs Merkel gave i...
Indagine Eurobarometro “Gli europei e le loro lingue”: tra carenze e competenze NEW
L'Europa@TorVergata 1 Year, 9 Months, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 55 Minutes ago
E' quanto è stato rilevato dall'Indagine Eurobarometro “European Survey on Language Competences”, uno studio della Commissione Europea sulle competenze linguistiche e sull'atteggiamento dei cittadini Ue nei confronti del multilinguismo e dell'ap...
FMD global strategy to improve living conditions NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 1 Year, 9 Months, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 56 Minutes ago
A new global strategy is to benefit farmers and consumers. The plan, which has been endorsed representatives from more than 100 countries and international donors at a 3-day conference on foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) in Bangkok, will  help contro...
European Council reaffirms its determination to fulfill ODA commitments NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 1 Year, 9 Months, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 56 Minutes ago
Following the latest meeting of the European Council, member states’ representatives welcomed the second annual report on European Union Official Development Assistance and reaffirmed its commitment to achieve development assistance targets by 2...
Auditors urge tighter quality-control for organic foods NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 1 Year, 9 Months, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 56 Minutes ago
According to the latest conclusions of the European Court of Auditors,  consumers who are willing to pay extra for organic fruits, vegetables and other goods may not always get what they are hoped for due to lax oversight in some EU countries. Th...
The future of wind turbine maker Vestas hangs in the balance NEW
The New Nostradamus of the North 1 Year, 9 Months, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 57 Minutes ago
The future of Danish Vestas, the world´s largest wind turbine manufacturer, hangs in the balance: Vestas Wind Systems A/S (VWS) fell the most in four weeks after a report that the turbine maker is in talks with two banks about restructurin...
A Stockholm evening stroll NEW
Martin Westlake 1 Year, 9 Months, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 1 Hour, 12 Minutes ago
There was just enough time after the end of the enlarged Presidency meeting and before the beginning of our formal dinner for a quick stroll and to taste some beer. We found a friendly place on the Riksgatan, quite close to the Royal Palace where, as...
How to sound contrite (as a potential kid poisoner) NEW
FT Alphaville 1 Year, 9 Months, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 1 Hour, 16 Minutes ago
There’s a lesson here for Bob and others in banking bother. It comes from Andrew Witty, chief executive of GlaxoSmithKline, after paying $3bn to settle the largest ever case...
Prince Charles billed taxpayer £20,000 for trip to … London! NEW
Political Scrapbook 1 Year, 9 Months, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 1 Hour, 23 Minutes ago
London resident Prince Charles incurred expenses of £20,000 to visit poverty-stricken areas of the capital hit by the riots last summer, official documents have revealed. Charles and Camilla flew down from Aberdeen to London and back using a luxurio...
Boats4people: Presse-Erklärung zu Visa-Verweigerungen NEW
Euro-Police 1 Year, 9 Months, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 1 Hour, 25 Minutes ago
Frankreich verweigert aufs Neue zwei Aktivisten aus dem Süden die Teilnahme an einem internationalen Treffen. Aufs Neue wird mit Politik der Grenzschließung verhindert, dass sich Menschenrechtsaktivisten versammeln können. Einem Vertreter der Vere...
Eesti vajab põhjalikku Euroopa tuleviku debatti NEW
Marko Mihkelsoni blogi 1 Year, 9 Months, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 1 Hour, 26 Minutes ago
Alustuseks tahaksin meelde tuletada, et eelmise aasta 15. novembril Riigikogu täiskogus peetud Euroopa Liidu poliitika arutelul kutsusin kolleege  Euroopa Liidu asjade komisjonis üles sügavamalt analüüsima, kuhu on Euroopa Liit liikumas nin...
The European Commission – A Conservative Institution? NEW
EUtopia 1 Year, 9 Months, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 1 Hour, 26 Minutes ago
The idea for my first post in this blog came to me last Saturday. No, I will not talk about the financial crisis. I want to talk about a promotional video that the European Commission made to encourage women and girls to pursue a career in science. T...
Paul Krugman Calls it Europe’s Great Illusion: Are Inflation and Monetary Devaluation via Increased Spending the Only Real Solutions? NEW
EU Pundit 1 Year, 9 Months, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 1 Hour, 27 Minutes ago
Paul Krugman's most recent piece at the New York Times is Europe’s Great Illusion, writing inter alia in the aftermath of the recent -- in our eyes "relatively successful" -- Eurozone summit meeting: "Over the past few months I’ve read a number...
Syriza on Europe: to exit or not to exit? NEW
Shiraz Socialst 1 Year, 9 Months, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 1 Hour, 28 Minutes ago
“Put simply, for those of us outside the eurozone, far from there being too little Europe, there is too much of it. Too much cost; too much bureaucracy; too much meddling in issues that belong to nation states or civic society or individuals. ...
Valerio Magrelli | Adio fotbal! 1/3 | Blog NEW
Ochiul Europei 1 Year, 9 Months, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 1 Hour, 44 Minutes ago
Nu este o lacrimă. Nici măcar o constatare. Este adevărat, campionatul Euro 2012 s-a sfârşit, aseară, într-un meci care a adus mult cu o tragedie greacă: dureros, frumos în tristeţea sa dar şi demn, în decizia italieni...
Valerio Magrelli | Adio fotbal! 1/3 | Blog NEW
Ochiul Europei 1 Year, 9 Months, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 1 Hour, 44 Minutes ago
Nu este o lacrimă. Nici măcar o constatare. Este adevărat, campionatul Euro 2012 s-a sfârşit, aseară, într-un meci care a adus mult cu o tragedie greacă: dureros, frumos în tristeţea sa dar şi demn, în decizia italieni...
Evropská rada | Monti a Rajoy dávají sbohem národní suverenitě (La Vanguardia, Barcelona) NEW
Presseurop Blogy (CZ) 1 Year, 9 Months, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 1 Hour, 47 Minutes ago
Dohoda, na které se političtí lídři v Bruselu na popud Španělska a Itálie dohodli, znamená jediné: čtyři a půl století po podepsání Vestfálského míru přežije suverénní národní stát jedině tehdy, svěří-li část svých ko...
Evropská rada | Monti a Rajoy dávají sbohem národní suverenitě (La Vanguardia, Barcelona) NEW
Presseurop Blogy (CZ) 1 Year, 9 Months, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 1 Hour, 47 Minutes ago
Dohoda, na které se političtí lídři v Bruselu na popud Španělska a Itálie dohodli, znamená jediné: čtyři a půl století po podepsání Vestfálského míru přežije suverénní národní stát jedině tehdy, svěří-li část svých ko...
Spanien | Der Meister spricht | Cartoon (La Vanguardia, Barcelona) NEW
Presseurop Blog (DE) 1 Year, 9 Months, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 1 Hour, 48 Minutes ago
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Spanien | Der Meister spricht | Cartoon (La Vanguardia, Barcelona) NEW
Presseurop Blog (DE) 1 Year, 9 Months, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 1 Hour, 48 Minutes ago
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Zypern | Ungemütlicher Ratsvorsitz (O Phileleftheros , Nikosia) NEW
Presseurop Blog (DE) 1 Year, 9 Months, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 1 Hour, 49 Minutes ago
Mitten im Antrag auf Finanzhilfe und dem türkischen Boykott übernimmt Nikosia die EU-Ratspräsidentschaft unter schwierigen Bedingungen. Dennoch ist es eine goldene Gelegenheit, die genutzt werden will, schreibt die Tageszeitung Phileleftheros. Meh...
Zypern | Ungemütlicher Ratsvorsitz (O Phileleftheros , Nikosia) NEW
Presseurop Blog (DE) 1 Year, 9 Months, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 1 Hour, 49 Minutes ago
Mitten im Antrag auf Finanzhilfe und dem türkischen Boykott übernimmt Nikosia die EU-Ratspräsidentschaft unter schwierigen Bedingungen. Dennoch ist es eine goldene Gelegenheit, die genutzt werden will, schreibt die Tageszeitung Phileleftheros. Meh...
Španělsko | Slovo šampiona | Cartoon (La Vanguardia, Barcelona) NEW
Presseurop Blogy (CZ) 1 Year, 9 Months, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 1 Hour, 49 Minutes ago
Více.
Španělsko | Slovo šampiona | Cartoon (La Vanguardia, Barcelona) NEW
Presseurop Blogy (CZ) 1 Year, 9 Months, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 1 Hour, 49 Minutes ago
Více.