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You've Got to Move NEW
Eurovision 2 Years, 2 Months, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 9 Hours, 28 Minutes ago
 The collision of demography and politics in the current crisis should push EU policy makers to move quickly on some of the unfinished business of European integration. In response to my recent post on the outmigration of qualified young people...
“Let everybody talk about their shame, I would talk about my shame!” - By Patricia Floric NEW
SHIFT Mag 2 Years, 2 Months, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 9 Hours, 29 Minutes ago
Hearing the name Rade Šerbedžija you may well wonder who he is… but as soon as you see his face, you recognise him. He is one of the most famous actors in the Balkans, and despite acting in many American movies, he always comes back to his homela...
The Closer NEW
FT Alphaville 2 Years, 2 Months, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 9 Hours, 36 Minutes ago
ROUND-UPUS stocks brushed off algos gone wild (see below) only to slump in dejection after the Fed opted not to deliver immediate easing. The S&P 500 fell 0.29 per cent to close at 1,375.32....
Når lov og it-system blir forsinket NEW
Bente Kalsnes’ blog 2 Years, 2 Months, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 9 Hours, 36 Minutes ago
Jeg har skrevet kronikk i Dagbladet om kjennelsen fra Gulating lagmannsrett i dag. Mens vi venter på en avklaring fra Høyesterett, har jeg samlet sammen en mengde av artiklene som har vært skrevet de siste årene om straffeloven 2005 og politiets...
Når lov og it-system blir forsinket NEW
Bente Kalsnes’ blog 2 Years, 2 Months, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 9 Hours, 36 Minutes ago
Jeg har skrevet kronikk i Dagbladet om kjennelsen fra Gulating lagmannsrett i dag. Mens vi venter på en avklaring fra Høyesterett, har jeg samlet sammen en mengde av artiklene som har vært skrevet de siste årene om straffeloven 2005 og politiets...
medagliere europeo NEW
Maldeuropa 2 Years, 2 Months, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 9 Hours, 59 Minutes ago
In visita a Londra, François Hollande si è concesso una stoccata ai vicini britannici, ironizzando sulla poche medaglia raccolte dai britannici nel corso dei primi giorni: “È il risultato dell’Europa che conterà: conteggeremo le medag...
gli immigrati della crisi NEW
Maldeuropa 2 Years, 2 Months, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 10 Hours, 11 Minutes ago
La settimana scorsa Le Monde ha dedicato un reportage al giorno a dei giovani europei partiti a far fortuna in altri continenti. Certo l’argomento non è nuovo, soprattutto agli italiani. Tant’è che in 6 reportage viene raccontata la sto...
Long Beach and Christa Givich NEW
Martin Westlake 2 Years, 2 Months, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 10 Hours, 12 Minutes ago
It was a great pleasure to be able to ‘welcome aboard’ the Queen Mary this evening my Johns Hopkins University contemporary, Christa Givich, and her husband, Mike. She and I studied together at the School of Advanced International Studies...
Incertitude NEW
La lettre Volée 2 Years, 2 Months, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 10 Hours, 21 Minutes ago
Là où la certitude n'est pas possible, un homme raisonnable donnerait le plus de poids à l'opinion la plus probable, tout en retenant dans son esprit les autres, dont la probabilité n'est pas négligeable en tant qu'hypothèses que des faits...
Institutions are not thermodynamic systems NEW
Europlay 2 Years, 2 Months, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 10 Hours, 36 Minutes ago
Immaterial infrastructures like institutions are not thermodynamic systems, as it is a car for example. And the reason it's quite simple: they're immaterial, as I said.It seems the question was so obvious that nobody answered me :)If we feel tha...
Cum să ne scoată CCR de unde ne-a băgat… NEW
Gabriela Cretu (MEP) 2 Years, 2 Months, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 10 Hours, 54 Minutes ago
Unica soluție onestă pe care o are Curtea Constituțională de a soluționa problema pe care ea însăși a creat-o este să recunoască faptul că a decis neconstituțional atunci când a impus un cvorum de 50% plus 1, în ideea de a evita dictatu...
Europeans and the South China Sea NEW
Ideas on Europe 2 Years, 2 Months, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 10 Hours, 54 Minutes ago
How and why should Europeans become more involved in the foreign and strategic affairs of the Indo-Pacific? Why are the European isolationists wrong? What role, in particular, is there for the United Kingdom and France? And should Europeans be willin...
La Cultura di Riferimento NEW
BXLBLOG 2 Years, 2 Months, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 11 Hours, 1 Minute ago
Capita, nella vita, di sentirsi smarriti. Scelte più o meno grandi, sposarsi o fare carriera, la casa con o senza giardino, la cena alle 19 o alle 22, l'aperitivo con stuzzichini oppure senza, parlare o meno di sentimenti, fare la raccolta differenz...
Japan Stands Up NEW
iMFdirect 2 Years, 2 Months, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 11 Hours, 10 Minutes ago
In a display of its resilience, Japan is getting up once again after the devastating earthquake and tsunami of a year ago. But the world’s third largest economy still faces multiple challenges, and in our latest assessment of the country’s econo...
Pussy Riot are a reminder that revolution always begins in culture | Suzanne Moore NEW
Comment is free (Europe) 2 Years, 2 Months, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 11 Hours, 43 Minutes ago
Vladimir Putin is right to be frightened by Pussy Riot. They are essentially a concept and you can't stop a conceptSome people have their eyes on the prize. A prize beyond medals. That prize is freedom, freedom of expression, freedom to protest. I am...
Keynesians Winning in Explaining Economies in Deleveraging Shock: Krugman has the Story in Money for Nothing at the New York Times NEW
EU Pundit 2 Years, 2 Months, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 11 Hours, 51 Minutes ago
We read Paul Krugman not because he is always right, and indeed he admittedly does not always claim to be, but Krugman stands out in the ranks of the world's top economists in rejecting voodoo economics, gullible wishful thinking and unproven politi...
Was heißt hier unabhängig? NEW
Lost in EUrope 2 Years, 2 Months, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 12 Hours, 6 Minutes ago
Einst war er ihr Berater, nun darf er "völlig unabhängig" die EZB blockieren Traut sie sich, oder traut sie sich nicht? Dies ist die große Frage, die EU-Politiker und Märkte vor... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my we...
The Fed, pacing NEW
FT Alphaville 2 Years, 2 Months, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 12 Hours, 54 Minutes ago
The full statement – we’ll pick it apart in a sec, but on a first read the pickings seem… slim. Apart from this bit continuing:“The Committee anticipates...
Où est passée l’ambition européenne de maintien de la paix ? NEW
Bruxelles2 2 Years, 2 Months, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 13 Hours, 6 Minutes ago
(BRUXELLES2) Il y a une vingtaine d’annéess, les 12 adoptaient la déclaration de Petersberg (lire : ). La CEE de l’époque n’avait que peu de possibilités juridiques et peu de moyens humains financiers. Mais l’ambition éta...
PLA in the political structure of China NEW
Matisak's Blog (A Stamp on the World) 2 Years, 2 Months, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 13 Hours, 29 Minutes ago
China celebrates People’s Liberation Army’s 85th anniversary. Question: PRC is somehow in the period of the power transition. What kind of role, if any, PLA’s leadership play in this? How would you describe the position of military...
PLA in the political structure of China NEW
Matisak's Blog (A Stamp on the World) 2 Years, 2 Months, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 13 Hours, 29 Minutes ago
China celebrates People’s Liberation Army’s 85th anniversary. Question: PRC is somehow in the period of the power transition. What kind of role, if any, PLA’s leadership play in this? How would you describe the position of military...
Introducing the Financial Transaction Tax NEW
Dimi's Lab 2 Years, 2 Months, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 13 Hours, 41 Minutes ago
France is the first member-state of the European Union to introduce the Financial Transaction Tax to all publicly trade businesses with market value over 1 billion euros. Is this finally a strategic decision with long-term results for public finance...
Deutschland's orthodoxy ueber alles ? (meet the Flintstones) NEW
Eurozoneremarks opinion 2 Years, 2 Months, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 13 Hours, 52 Minutes ago
Dear reader,this author always tries to avoid cynical remarks and offer instead some alternatives out of the ongoing mess which might result in an outright catastrophe. But some remarks and inaction by others , must perhaps get addressed in a more gr...
A long, hot summer – and an even hotter autumn NEW
Revolting Europe 2 Years, 2 Months, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 13 Hours, 57 Minutes ago
As the financial crisis accelerates in Spain, resistance to austerity is growing Spain is living through the sharpest period of unrest in a generation. Mass protest is now a daily fact of life. Millions having filled the streets and plazas. Job centr...
Stealth DNA database would be 'dangerous' NEW
PublicServiceEurope.com editor's blog 2 Years, 2 Months, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 14 Hours, 13 Minutes ago
A new genetic research centre at London's Olympic park could pave the way for the creation by stealth of a DNA database of the whole population – which would be a dangerous infringement of everyone's rights, argues Helen Wallace...
Du TDF aux JO NEW
EGEA 2 Years, 2 Months, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 14 Hours, 16 Minutes ago
Tour de France, Jeux Olympiques, autant d'occasions pour flâner intellectuellement. Et disserter encore, en ce premier jour d'août, sur les jeux politiques : la dernière fois du foot au vélo, cette fois du vélo aux J.O. source La fin...
What’s in a Name? Focus on Punk Band NEW
New Europe - WSJ 2 Years, 2 Months, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 14 Hours, 17 Minutes ago
If the point of Pussy Riot’s provocative name was meant as feminist challenge to the status quo then the Russian punk band on trial for an anti-Kremlin protest can already claim victory.
Open Europe commemorates Derek Scott NEW
Open Europe blog 2 Years, 2 Months, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 14 Hours, 29 Minutes ago
The Open Europe team would like to pay tribute to our Vice-Chairman Derek Scott, who sadly passed away last night after having suffered from cancer for several months. A former advisor to Tony Blair, Derek was a courageous economist and opinion form...
LIFE+: più vita per l'ambiente NEW
Gli Euros 2 Years, 2 Months, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 14 Hours, 35 Minutes ago
- 1. Zoom sull'attualità / Ambiente, Commissione europea...
Zona euro | ‘Fair-play’ | Ilustração (The Times, Londres) NEW
Presseurop Blogue (PT) 2 Years, 2 Months, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 14 Hours, 37 Minutes ago
Ver mais.
Colour of language NEW
Babelblogs 2 Years, 2 Months, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 14 Hours, 43 Minutes ago
You may think there is a difference between the colour of grass and the colour of the sky because in English, we use two distinct colour words: ‘blue’ and ‘green’. Most languages, however, use only one word to describe both things. Does this...
Colour of language NEW
Babelblogs 2 Years, 2 Months, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 14 Hours, 43 Minutes ago
You may think there is a difference between the colour of grass and the colour of the sky because in English, we use two distinct colour words: ‘blue’ and ‘green’. Most languages, however, use only one word to describe both things. Does this...
Eurozóna | Fairplay | Karikatura (The Times, Londýn) NEW
Presseurop Blogy (CZ) 2 Years, 2 Months, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 14 Hours, 51 Minutes ago
Více.
Die Muslimbruderschaft in Ägypten – gefürchtete Islamisten oder konservative Kraft? NEW
IFAIR 2 Years, 2 Months, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 14 Hours, 55 Minutes ago
Seit dem Beginn der Aufstände in Ägypten Anfang des Jahres 2011 sind nun mehr als eineinhalb Jahre vergangen. Hatte sich die Bundesregierung zu Beginn der Proteste und den sich abzeichnenden Umwälzungen noch schwer getan, eine eindeutige Position...
Eurozone | Fair Play | Cartoon (The Times, London) NEW
Presseurop Blog (DE) 2 Years, 2 Months, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 15 Hours, 2 Minutes ago
Mehr....
Prague's new prosecutor NEW
Eastern approaches (The Economist) 2 Years, 2 Months, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 15 Hours, 8 Minutes ago
IN a move backed by anti-corruption activists and the public, Pavel Blažek the Czech justice minister, appointed Lenka Bradáčová to head the Prague prosecutor’s office on July 30th. Some optimists see this as a sign that decades of clientelist...
Romney’s offend-a-thon comes to an end NEW
Gulf Stream Blues 2 Years, 2 Months, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 15 Hours, 8 Minutes ago
If the aim of Mitt Romney’s ‘world tour’ over the past week was to demonstrate his ability to tactfully represent the United States on the world stage, it’s safe to say the trip had the opposite effect. Professing to be on a quest to ‘resto...
Zona euro | O dia em que saberemos o que a Alemanha quer (La Vanguardia, Barcelona) NEW
Presseurop Blogue (PT) 2 Years, 2 Months, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 15 Hours, 8 Minutes ago
A reunião do Banco Central Europeu, a 2 de agosto, está anunciada como crucial para a Espanha e a Itália, que esperam por ajuda. Será, sobretudo, um momento para sabermos quem decide a política alemã face à crise: a chanceler Merkel ou o Presi...
Eurozone | Wenn wir endlich wissen, was Deutschland will (La Vanguardia, Barcelona) NEW
Presseurop Blog (DE) 2 Years, 2 Months, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 15 Hours, 12 Minutes ago
Die Sitzung des Rats der Europäischen Zentralbank am 2. August wird über das Schicksal von Spanien und Italien entscheiden. An diesem Tag werden wir auch endlich herausfinden, wer über den deutschen Standpunkt in der Krise entscheidet, die Bundesk...
Europa 2024 (i): Will the EU become a Superstate by the next decade? NEW
Craig Willy 2 Years, 2 Months, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 15 Hours, 12 Minutes ago
superstate (suːpəsteɪt), noun, a large and powerful state formed from a federation or union of nations: “We are not advocates of a European superstate.” – Oxford Dictionaires. Victor Hugo famously spoke of the “United States of Europe” a...
Eurozóna | Co Německo vlastně chce? (La Vanguardia, Barcelona) NEW
Presseurop Blogy (CZ) 2 Years, 2 Months, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 15 Hours, 12 Minutes ago
Zasedání Evropské centrální banky bude pro Španělsko a Itálii čekající na finanční pomoc zcela zásadní. Především dojde k historickému okamžiku, kdy se dozvíme, zda kancléřka Merkelová či prezident Bundesbanky Weidmann rozhod...
Les politiciens tchèques se cachent en Toscane NEW
L'Europe décalèe 2 Years, 2 Months, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 15 Hours, 19 Minutes ago
Sur la côte toscane, un type particulier de touristes riches et sympathiques fait le bonheur des habitants. Profitant d’un luxe étonnant, les politiciens tchèques y passent discrètement leurs vacances en compagnie de lobbyistes et d’hommes d
Knight, and algo fear NEW
FT Alphaville 2 Years, 2 Months, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 15 Hours, 23 Minutes ago
Shares in Knight Capital Group, market maker in US stocks par excellence , were down as much as 26 per cent at pixel time.The further leg down came from this:*KNIGHT TELLS...
Euro: Berlin supplié de plier NEW
Coulisses de Bruxelles (Libération) 2 Years, 2 Months, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 15 Hours, 24 Minutes ago
L’avenir de la zone euro se joue plus que jamais en Allemagne. C’est d’elle, en effet, que dépend l’ampleur de la contre-attaque que la Banque centrale européenne (BCE), qui se...
Who Really Will Meet the Criteria for an Irish Debt Relief Certificate? NEW
WeAreProEU Community Blog 2 Years, 2 Months, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 15 Hours, 25 Minutes ago
A Debt Relief Certificate (DRC) is just one of three brand new procedures contained in the first draft of the Personal Insolvency Bill that was published by the Irish Government at the end of January 2012. The draft bill will probably be changed cons...
Imprese d’Europa NEW
Il lato €. 2 Years, 2 Months, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 15 Hours, 37 Minutes ago
Le imprese italiane rappresentate da Abi, Ania, Alleanze delle Cooperative Italiane, Confindustria e Rete Imprese hanno presentato oggi il loro appello e le loro proposte per uscire dalla crisi. Copio, incollo e (per quel che serve) sottoscrivo   L
Statement by the Spokesperson of High Representative Catherine Ashton on the signing of agreements between Israel and the Palestinian Authority improving the regulation of bilateral trade and taxati NEW
Regards citoyens 2 Years, 2 Months, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 15 Hours, 41 Minutes ago
The spokesperson of Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice President of the Commission, issued the following statement today: "The High Representative warmly welcomes...