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Chypre, duales.... NEW
EGEA 2 Years, 1 Month, 1 Week, 2 Days, 8 Hours, 36 Minutes ago
Chypre a la présidence de l'Union Européenne. L'île attire singulièrement l'attention depuis quelques mois, pour des phénomènes accessoires à sa géopolitique traditionnelle : explosion d'une centrale électrique qui affecte durablement l...
La Finul à l’honneur du 14 juillet NEW
Bruxelles2 2 Years, 1 Month, 1 Week, 2 Days, 8 Hours, 39 Minutes ago
(B2) C’est le bataillon français ayant servi, récemment, dans le cadre de la Force intérimaire des Nations unies au Liban (FINUL) qui devrait ouvrir le 14 juillet cette année. Ce « pour marquer l’attachement de la France au rôle de l’...
Iraqi Oil Production Outpaces Iran’s NEW
Foreign Policy Association - EU at 50 2 Years, 1 Month, 1 Week, 2 Days, 8 Hours, 44 Minutes ago
Although American statesmen and Republican politicians of the Bush era hate to admit it, one of the foundational aims of the war in Iraq – the creation of a liberal democracy – guaranteed an increase in Iranian influence both within Iraq and acro...
România | Un referendum și pentru educație? | Blog NEW
Ochiul Europei 2 Years, 1 Month, 1 Week, 2 Days, 8 Hours, 46 Minutes ago
Ocupați cu destituiri, pregătiri de referendum, reacții la nivel internațional, verdictul Curții Constituționale, interimat și scenarii de viitor, prea puțini ne-am oprit la o cifră, care tot despre viitor vorbește și ea. 43,01. Procente.
A Year of Independence, but Still no Peace for the Children of Sudan NEW
Foreign Policy Association - EU at 50 2 Years, 1 Month, 1 Week, 2 Days, 9 Hours, 6 Minutes ago
On Monday, the Republic of South Sudan celebrated its first anniversary and independence from now-neighboring Sudan. Following decades of civil war, the nation separated from Sudan one year ago. Leaders of Ethiopia, Kenya, and Uganda attended an o...
American Newscasters Blindly Floundering NEW
The Worden Report 2 Years, 1 Month, 1 Week, 2 Days, 9 Hours, 7 Minutes ago
In mid-2012, just 21% of adults in the U.S. told Gallop they had a “great deal” or “quite a lot” of confidence in TV news. In 1993, the percentage had been at forty-six. Ideological differences do not seem to matter (ranging only between 19-2...
Rajoy’s new austerity drive pours ‘gasoline onto the streets’ NEW
Revolting Europe 2 Years, 1 Month, 1 Week, 2 Days, 9 Hours, 11 Minutes ago
Right-wing prime minister Mariano Rajoy has unveiled the biggest attack on Spain’s welfare state in history in a move described by radical opposition MPs pouring  ’gasoline onto the streets’. The measures include a swathe of new ta...
Eurobarometer food security survey - by Alan Matthews NEW
CAP Health Check 2 Years, 1 Month, 1 Week, 2 Days, 9 Hours, 11 Minutes ago
What are we to make of the findings in the latest Eurobarometer survey of EU public opinion on Europeans’ attitudes to their own food security?
Eurobarometer food security survey - by Alan Matthews NEW
CAP Reform 2 Years, 1 Month, 1 Week, 2 Days, 9 Hours, 11 Minutes ago
What are we to make of the findings in the latest Eurobarometer survey of EU public opinion on Europeans’ attitudes to their own food security?
The Closer NEW
FT Alphaville 2 Years, 1 Month, 1 Week, 2 Days, 9 Hours, 14 Minutes ago
ROUND-UP A day for the history books in US Treasuries: the lowest-ever auction yield for 10-year bonds at 1.459 per cent, and the highest-ever demand from direct bidders for...
Il presidente ecologista ha avviato il quinto mandato in Islanda NEW
Skapegoat - il blog di Aldo Ciummo 2 Years, 1 Month, 1 Week, 2 Days, 9 Hours, 17 Minutes ago
Olafur Ragnar Grìmsson, il candidato che aveva detto no al debito, con la propria rielezione prosegue la serie di risultati positivi per i progressisti nell’Europa del Nord Olafur Ragnar Grìmsson, 69 anni, è stato rieletto il 30 giugno 2012...
Muslim Toulouse Killer: I Dressed and Acted Western to "Fool the Enemy" NEW
¡No Pasarán! 2 Years, 1 Month, 1 Week, 2 Days, 9 Hours, 20 Minutes ago
"War amounts to ruse" declared a Muslim terrorist to the French police as he was besieged in his apartment during the last hours of his life. According to the transcript of negotiations between Mohamed Merah and the French police (illegally) obtained...
Eurozone crisis? Well, fear no more! UKIP MEP Colman pledges to save the day NEW
La Treizième Étoile 2 Years, 1 Month, 1 Week, 2 Days, 9 Hours, 21 Minutes ago
Even those casting a casual eye over the newspapers and news bulletins will appreciate that the Eurozone is going through the worst crisis in its history. And while our political leaders tiptoe towards something substantial and something resembling g...
EU Commission publishes draft directive on collective management of copyright and related rights NEW
The IPKat 2 Years, 1 Month, 1 Week, 2 Days, 9 Hours, 43 Minutes ago
Kat-management of rights works perfectly fine. And it's cool Today the European Commission issued its "Proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on collective management of copyright and related rights and multi-ter...
NATO stays committed to KFOR NEW
Anders Fogh Rasmussen 2 Years, 1 Month, 1 Week, 2 Days, 10 Hours, 3 Minutes ago
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Falling Oil Prices Present a Great Opportunity – An Interview with Jim Rogers NEW
Foreign Policy Association - EU at 50 2 Years, 1 Month, 1 Week, 2 Days, 10 Hours, 37 Minutes ago
By James Stafford World markets appear to be hovering over a precipice as Europe’s sovereign debt crisis, slowdowns in India and China and further bank downgrades threaten to send stocks and commodities down even further. Falling oil and gas prices...
Emil Ludwig, Juillet 1914 NEW
La lettre Volée 2 Years, 1 Month, 1 Week, 2 Days, 10 Hours, 39 Minutes ago
Excellent petit livre d'histoire. On lit sur la quatrième que Zweig appréciait Ludwig. Ca se comprend : Ludwig a, comme Zweig, une facilité à rendre vivant le récit d'un événement très complexe : le déclenchement de la première guerre m...
Eine gute und eine schlechte Nachricht NEW
Egghat's not so micro blog 2 Years, 1 Month, 1 Week, 2 Days, 10 Hours, 48 Minutes ago
Die schlechte: Italien: Berlusconi plant Comeback | FTD.de Ugh.  Die Gute: Nachschub für den Korruptionsticker (obwohl dem eh nie das Material ausgeht) und (vor allem) mein  SilvioBerlusconiLookingAtButts-Tumble-Blog ;-) Dem fehlt es nämlich wirk...
The “moderate” Taliban give an interview to their UK mouthpiece NEW
Shiraz Socialst 2 Years, 1 Month, 1 Week, 2 Days, 11 Hours, 7 Minutes ago
The New Statesman has long been telling us that the Afghan war is “unwinnable” and that a Taliban victory is inevitable: Take this, from the (print edition) of  17 August 2009, for instance: Our military presence in Afghanistan  is part...
Eurocrisis: Analysis of where we stand today NEW
Protesilaos Stavrou 2 Years, 1 Month, 1 Week, 2 Days, 11 Hours, 14 Minutes ago
There have been several events in the eurozone ever since the latest European Council meeting in the end of June, which will eventually force upon European leaders the kind of conditions that will make reforms and further integration the only way to...
Eurocrisis: Analysis of where we stand today NEW
Protesilaos Stavrou 2 Years, 1 Month, 1 Week, 2 Days, 11 Hours, 14 Minutes ago
There have been several events in the eurozone ever since the latest European Council meeting in the end of June, which will eventually force upon European leaders the kind of conditions that will make reforms and further integration the only way to...
Il pelago e la riva NEW
Eurobull 2 Years, 1 Month, 1 Week, 2 Days, 11 Hours, 25 Minutes ago
Difficile unire in una sola analisi le elezioni che si sono svolte in vari Stati in questo scorcio di primavera: in Grecia, in Francia, in Italia, in Germania. Difficile per la diversità dei paesi coinvolti. Difficile per il livello delle consultazi...
Die ESM – Verfassung in Deutschland NEW
Karpfenteich 2 Years, 1 Month, 1 Week, 2 Days, 11 Hours, 26 Minutes ago
Eine Verfassung gilt – und zwar für alle, auch für eine Regierung, die zugegebermaßen unter einem enormen Druck steht. Eine Verfassung setzt Grenzen. Und diese Grenzen können – salopp gesagt – nicht einfach, wie bei der Eurorettung zu beoba...
Europa rettet kein Leben NEW
Karpfenteich 2 Years, 1 Month, 1 Week, 2 Days, 11 Hours, 31 Minutes ago
Wieder einmal sind mehr als 50 Menschen bei der Flucht in ein neues, vermeintlich besseres Leben in Europa ums Leben gekommen. Doch anders, als schon so oft berichtet werde musste, ist das Boot, mit dem die Afrikaner auf dem Mittelmeer unterwegs ware...
Capsized refugee boat: Europa rettet kein Leben NEW
Blogactiv 2 Years, 1 Month, 1 Week, 2 Days, 11 Hours, 31 Minutes ago
Wieder einmal sind mehr als 50 Menschen bei der Flucht in ein neues, vermeintlich besseres Leben in Europa ums Leben gekommen. Doch anders, als schon so oft berichtet werde musste, ist das Boot, mit dem die Afrikaner auf dem Mittelmeer unterwegs ware...
Michel Barnier réagit face au scandale du Libor et de l'Euribor NEW
Regards citoyens 2 Years, 1 Month, 1 Week, 2 Days, 11 Hours, 32 Minutes ago
Le commissaire européen au Marché intérieur, Michel Barnier est intervenu après le scandale du Libor (voir à cet égard A propos du Libor, le taux interbancaire de référence ainsi que Libor : "Il y avait forcément collusion des banques" (Le M...
Un nuovo candidato per l'Europa: il Montenegro NEW
L'Europa@TorVergata 2 Years, 1 Month, 1 Week, 2 Days, 12 Hours, 2 Minutes ago
L'allargamento dell'Unione Europea sta coinvolgendo sempre più Paesi dell'Est e dell'area balcanica. In ordine cronologico l'ultimo candidato a diventare in un futuro non troppo lontano membro della Comunità internazionale è il Montenegro. Il picc...
Donner sa langue au chat NEW
EGEA 2 Years, 1 Month, 1 Week, 2 Days, 12 Hours, 3 Minutes ago
Le Colonel Roman-Amat sert actuellement en Afghanistan, dans le cadre de l'opération Épidote : il me fait parvenir ce petit texte amusant, qui vient corroborer tous les témoignages collectés par ceux qui reviennent d'Afgha : un "sabir"...
FOMC minutes for meeting of June 19-20 NEW
FT Alphaville 2 Years, 1 Month, 1 Week, 2 Days, 12 Hours, 12 Minutes ago
Everyone was curious to whether the minutes would reveal just how close FOMC members were to doing something more aggressive than extending Operation Twist at its last meeting —...
LloydsTSB Bank manager fined for disabled badge fraud NEW
Political Scrapbook 2 Years, 1 Month, 1 Week, 2 Days, 12 Hours, 15 Minutes ago
A Harrow bank manager has proved finance industry fraud extends well beyond the Square Mile. Kulvinder Dhindsa, who manages the Stanmore branch of LloydsTSB was fined £1,000, yesterday, for using a fake disabled badge to park outside the bank. Dhind...
Croatia’s EU accession – a year to go NEW
David Lidington 2 Years, 1 Month, 1 Week, 2 Days, 12 Hours, 32 Minutes ago
I’ve just returned from my first visit as Minister for Europe to Zagreb. My visit comes just one year before Croatia’s accession to the EU. Everyone I’ve met has that on their minds.  I’ve been looking at three ways I think we can strengthen...
A European Banking Union: Is it possible? NEW
Dimi's Lab 2 Years, 1 Month, 1 Week, 2 Days, 12 Hours, 46 Minutes ago
It was one of the fundamental topics of the last two summits in Brussels in an effort to provide a more direct and efficient solution to the recapitlization of banking institutions of overdebted states. But is this a realistic solution for Eurozone i...
Directly Treasury NEW
FT Alphaville 2 Years, 1 Month, 1 Week, 2 Days, 13 Hours, 2 Minutes ago
The US borrowed for 10 years at the lowest rate ever in Wednesday’s auction (technically a reopening of an existing bond).But just as interesting… primary dealers...
Il nostro futuro NEW
Debora Serracchiani 2 Years, 1 Month, 1 Week, 2 Days, 13 Hours, 11 Minutes ago
Si presenta o no, l’europarlamentare Debora Serracchiani, come candidata del Pd e del Centrosinistra alla presidenza della Regione nel 2013? «Decideremo tutto il 21 luglio», risponde l’interessata. Ecco, intanto, che cosa ci ha anticipato su al...
Spain's prime minister has fallen hostage to his own austerity discourse | Miguel Anxo-Murado NEW
Comment is free (Europe) 2 Years, 1 Month, 1 Week, 2 Days, 13 Hours, 14 Minutes ago
Mariano Rajoy's measures aren't working, yet he has so much invested in appeasing Brussels that he can't change courseSpanish Easter Fridays are famous for their collective display of painful religious emotions. But lately it is as if every Friday ha...
The Sewer of Revisionism Eventually Flows into the River of Implausible Stupidity NEW
¡No Pasarán! 2 Years, 1 Month, 1 Week, 2 Days, 13 Hours, 18 Minutes ago
Jean Birnbaum writing in France’s newspaper of record, Le Monde uses his unresolved feelings about a violent murder to pen a loving portrait of Karl Marx. lumpenproletariat was not a sub, but an anti proletariat.Mikhail Kalashnikov is part of this...
España intervenida, ¿legítimamente? NEW
Eva en Europa 2 Years, 1 Month, 1 Week, 2 Days, 13 Hours, 28 Minutes ago
Que un gobierno de corte liberal (algo que se le presupone al PP) incremente los impuestos directos e indirectos, aun a sabiendas de que eso va a generar más paro en el corto plazo, es indicativo de la locura que atraviesa el continente europeo.Aunq...
A European Banking Union: Is it possible? NEW
Blogactiv 2 Years, 1 Month, 1 Week, 2 Days, 13 Hours, 34 Minutes ago
It was one of the fundamental topics of the last two summits in Brussels in an effort to provide a more direct and efficient solution to the recapitlization of banking institutions of overdebted states. But is this a realistic solution for Eurozone i...
Russian Socialite Taunts Police in New Ad NEW
New Europe - WSJ 2 Years, 1 Month, 1 Week, 2 Days, 13 Hours, 35 Minutes ago
Russia’s opposition it-girl Ksenia Sobchak appears to have a sense of humor about her recent legal woes.
The mother of all enhanced cooperations NEW
Europlay 2 Years, 1 Month, 1 Week, 2 Days, 13 Hours, 39 Minutes ago
Well, this is the political "nuclear option" post. No, don't worry, no violence or warmongering here. But I will just go a bit further of our usual safety line for gradual Europe building. The proposal I want to show up is at the end o...
Europe: Cameron as wily as Wilson? - Peter Kellner NEW
yougov.co.uk, 2 Years, 1 Month, 1 Week, 2 Days, 13 Hours, 43 Minutes ago
Turn Your Holiday Daytime Outfit Into Appropriate Evening Wear NEW
WeAreProEU Community Blog 2 Years, 1 Month, 1 Week, 2 Days, 13 Hours, 44 Minutes ago
When it comes to holidays, outfits are one of the first things that come to mind. You want to put together a look that will show off your newly tanned skin that works with whatever activities you get up to. But packing a suitcase can be difficult, es...
Totes i tots som Unitat contra el feixisme i el racisme NEW
Raul Romeva (MEP) 2 Years, 1 Month, 1 Week, 2 Days, 13 Hours, 54 Minutes ago
"És evident que la crisi comporta un augment de l’extrema dreta arreu d’Europa, especialment amb el Front Nacional a França i, encara pitjor, amb l’Alba Daurada a Grècia.A Catalunya, aquest perill també h...
A triumph for European Parliamentary scrutiny? NEW
Open Europe blog 2 Years, 1 Month, 1 Week, 2 Days, 14 Hours, 3 Minutes ago
As the only directly elected component of the EU machine, taxpayers and citizens have a right to expect that MEPs will stand up for their interests in Brussels, scrutinising the decisions and spending of the other EU institutions.The parliament’s b...
DEVE Committee aims for responsibility in middle-income countries NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 2 Years, 1 Month, 1 Week, 2 Days, 14 Hours, 11 Minutes ago
According to MEPs on the Development (DEVE) committee, emerging economies should be encouraged to allocate more of their revenues to social programmes through EU development aid, with an eye towards gradually reducing the latter.
The economics of the Olympics NEW
FT Alphaville 2 Years, 1 Month, 1 Week, 2 Days, 14 Hours, 22 Minutes ago
As Londoners prepare for a two-week-long festival of queuing, mostly in the rain, and getting struck in traffic and on the over-crowded tube trains (otherwise known as the London 2012 Olympics),...
CCR-ul din umbră vorbește din nou NEW
Gabriela Cretu (MEP) 2 Years, 1 Month, 1 Week, 2 Days, 14 Hours, 26 Minutes ago
Definirea greșită a problemelor duce la soluții greșite sau pline de ambiguitate. Astfel s-a întâmplat cu referendumul privind demiterea președintelui. În Constituția României nu există condiții privind un prag de participare care ar treb...
The euro crisis explained NEW
The New Nostradamus of the North 2 Years, 1 Month, 1 Week, 2 Days, 14 Hours, 27 Minutes ago
Hooray! The euro is saved!Listen to these two dynamic pillars of European stability: And here is another way to look at what is happening in the eurozone:Take your pick!
Romania, Hungary and democracy politics NEW
Brussels Blog (Financial Times) 2 Years, 1 Month, 1 Week, 2 Days, 14 Hours, 32 Minutes ago
Romania's centre-left prime minister, Victor Ponta Just how should the EU react when a leader in a country like Romania threatens to undermine the democratic principles the entire European project stands for? Apparently it depends on what poli...
Romania, Hungary and democracy politics NEW
Brussels Blog (Financial Times) 2 Years, 1 Month, 1 Week, 2 Days, 14 Hours, 32 Minutes ago
Romania's centre-left prime minister, Victor Ponta Just how should the EU react when a leader in a country like Romania threatens to undermine the democratic principles the entire European project stands for? Apparently it depends on what poli...