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Personal liberty is a noble goal but ... NEW
Nick Panayotopoulos Thinking 2 Years, 2 Months, 5 Days, 12 Hours, 51 Minutes ago
A comment on the occasion of Ryan's entry in the race (and his budgets): Personal liberty is a noble goal but cannot act as an excuse for social non-empathy and lack of human solidarity.NickPthinks on business, EU policy, socio-economics and systemi...
Kat Update: is this the last puff for Aussie ciggie brands? NEW
The IPKat 2 Years, 2 Months, 5 Days, 12 Hours, 51 Minutes ago
It's a topic that has generated considerable controversy [more smoke than heat, wonders Merpel]: can a government pass laws which effectively extinguish a company’s trade mark rights? See previous Kat posts here, here, here and here. Blowing...
Occasionally Wrong NEW
Shiraz Socialst 2 Years, 2 Months, 5 Days, 12 Hours, 52 Minutes ago
Carol Ann Duffy does rise to her job as Poet Laureate by turning out occasional  poems, though she doesn’t always rise to the occasion.  In her poem for the Olympics she sank like a Lib Dem poll; like Tony Blair’s credibility; like the...
Julian Assange case: stay patient and do the right thing | Editorial NEW
Comment is free (Europe) 2 Years, 2 Months, 5 Days, 12 Hours, 54 Minutes ago
Refugee protection does not apply to the WikiLeaks founder and it is wrong of him to claim itAs defined by the United Nations convention on refugees, a refugee is a person who "owing to well founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, relig...
Assange – mannen, myten och verkligheten NEW
Henrik-Alexandersson.se 2 Years, 2 Months, 5 Days, 12 Hours, 58 Minutes ago
Nybloggat på Nyheter24:Assange – mannen, myten och verklighetenDet är mycket om Wikileaks grundare Julian Assange nu. I den länkade bloggposten ovan ger jag mina fem cent om vad man bör hålla i minnet.
The Closer NEW
FT Alphaville 2 Years, 2 Months, 5 Days, 13 Hours, 19 Minutes ago
ROUND UP Markets round up: Euro stocks rallied today as fears about the Eurozone and US economies quelled. The FTSE 100 closed up 0.03 per cent. The S&P 500 closed up 0.71 per cent....
Grenzen in Europas Köpfen: Die Entstehung des nationalen Vorurteils NEW
Faires Europa 2 Years, 2 Months, 5 Days, 13 Hours, 36 Minutes ago
Einig ist man sich in der Forschung über einen Nationalisierungsschub am Übergang vom Spätmittelalter zur Frühen Neuzeit, der mit dem Ende des Universalismus und dem Wirken der Humanisten in Verbindung gebracht wird. Gleichzeitig lässt sich ers...
Direkte Demokratie Schweiz: "Easy" Texte und engagiertes Layout NEW
Faires Europa 2 Years, 2 Months, 5 Days, 13 Hours, 37 Minutes ago
Das Easy-Abstimmungsbuechli der Jugendparlamente soll die Jugend zur Mitbestimmung gewinnen. Für die nationalen Schweizerischen Wahlen  gibt es ein Easy-Wählen-Büechli geben. Dies ist eine Schritt-für-Schritt Wahlanleitung, welche in Zusamm...
Aufrechter Gang: Zivilcourage im Alltag NEW
Faires Europa 2 Years, 2 Months, 5 Days, 13 Hours, 43 Minutes ago
Wovon hängt es ab, ob jemand Zivilcourage zeigt oder nicht?  Was fördert, was hindert sozial mutiges Verhalten? Was versteht man überhaupt unter Zivilcourage oder sozialem Mut? Was kennzeichnet Situationen, Motive und Verhaltensweisen, die f...
Paymasters, in the EU and the US NEW
Nick Panayotopoulos Thinking 2 Years, 2 Months, 5 Days, 13 Hours, 56 Minutes ago
Why is no one talking of "paymaster" states among the 50 US states? Because the US has a real union, unlike the EU/EZ!NickPthinks on business, EU policy, socio-economics and systemics in Europe. North America and the world...
Spreads and that damn seniority NEW
FT Alphaville 2 Years, 2 Months, 5 Days, 14 Hours, 28 Minutes ago
Here’s an interesting exercise in eurozone sovereign credit, courtesy of Francesco Garzarelli of Goldman — click charts to enlarge:It tries to strip out the “excess”...
Strategische Prozessführung NEW
Faires Europa 2 Years, 2 Months, 5 Days, 14 Hours, 37 Minutes ago
Die Beispiele aus der US-amerikanischen Bürgerrechtsbewegung zeigen, dass es bei strategisch angelegten Klagen nicht ausschließlich um das Interesse des individuellen Mandanten geht.  Mit der „AntiRassismus-Richtlinie“ der Europ
Ännu en dag NEW
Carl Bildt (SE) 2 Years, 2 Months, 5 Days, 14 Hours, 52 Minutes ago
VID MEDELHAVET: Det vore nog inte alldeles sanningsenligt att hävda att de senaste veckorna har varit alldeles händelselösa sett från mitt perspektiv. Telefonledningarna har gått varma de flesta av dagarna. Olika arrangemang och frågeställning...
Ännu en dag NEW
Carl Bildt (SE) 2 Years, 2 Months, 5 Days, 14 Hours, 52 Minutes ago
VID MEDELHAVET: Det vore nog inte alldeles sanningsenligt att hävda att de senaste veckorna har varit alldeles händelselösa sett från mitt perspektiv. Telefonledningarna har gått varma de flesta av dagarna. Olika arrangemang och frågeställning...
Oiseaux contre F16 = F16 crashé NEW
Bruxelles2 2 Years, 2 Months, 5 Days, 14 Hours, 53 Minutes ago
(BRUXELLES2) Un F-16 de l’armée belge s’est écrasé lors d’un vol d’entraînement jeudi (16 août) dans l’après-midi. L’avion de chasse avait quitté sa base, de Kleine-Brogel, à 14h44. « Lors de son retour ve...
Amid EU crisis, public support for the euro has not declined in Spain NEW
Eva en Europa 2 Years, 2 Months, 5 Days, 15 Hours, 32 Minutes ago
Spanish government has been announcing draconian measures since Rajoy is in office, from last December. These measures include strong cuts, but also rises in sales taxes (regular VAT will be increased from 18% to 21% in September), hitting consumer s...
10-year yield back to levels not seen since… May NEW
FT Alphaville 2 Years, 2 Months, 5 Days, 15 Hours, 35 Minutes ago
That’s the US 10-year yielding a tad above 1.85 per cent at pixel time, moving in line with swings in global equity markets today. Perhaps reflecting a decreasing possibility...
The conversion of a former Canadian "skeptic" NEW
The New Nostradamus of the North 2 Years, 2 Months, 5 Days, 15 Hours, 44 Minutes ago
Former Canadian self-proclaimed "skeptic", meteorologist Scott Sutherland tries to imitate Richard Muller:I've been a meteorologist and air quality scientist for the last 12 years, so I knew the science behind the issue, but I'll admit I was a g...
Anniversaires indiens NEW
EGEA 2 Years, 2 Months, 5 Days, 15 Hours, 46 Minutes ago
Pascal TH revient de vacances et repend la bonne habitude de m'arroser de ses messages instructifs. C'est donc lui qui me signale de 65ème anniversaire de l'indépendance indienne, mais aussi le cinquantième anniversaire de l'abandon des comptoirs...
Young women in 2012: gender equality as reflected by Unicef's 2011 survey NEW
The Euros 2 Years, 2 Months, 5 Days, 15 Hours, 57 Minutes ago
Unicef recently published its annual report on its activities of 2011. Last year was characterised by many unlucky events: not just wars and global recession, but also natural catastrophes played a key role in destroying the lives of many people arou...
Romania Crisis Part 2 NEW
EU Debate 2 Years, 2 Months, 5 Days, 16 Hours, 14 Minutes ago
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-18889374Following on from my previous article about what the EU would actually do in response to the political crisis in Romania it seems that the action taken so far has been in the form of criticism and p...
Uncertain uncertainty effects and the fiscal cliff NEW
FT Alphaville 2 Years, 2 Months, 5 Days, 16 Hours, 22 Minutes ago
Recently we’ve come across a few stories making the case that the looming fiscal cliff is already having an impact on the US economy, as companies are reluctant to invest...
Petit tour d'Europe façon Instagram NEW
Vivre l'international 2 Years, 2 Months, 5 Days, 16 Hours, 45 Minutes ago
Bonjour à tous !Après en avoir entendu parlé, j'ai enfin ouvert un compte (RGT26) sur le site Instagram. J'en ai profité pour publier quelques unes de mes photos en Europe. Voici un petit tour d'Europe façon Instagram!Amsterdam, Pays-BasAsti, It...
Hungria | Viktor Orbán procura um berço e a salvação na Ásia (Hospodářské noviny, Praga) NEW
Presseurop Blogue (PT) 2 Years, 2 Months, 5 Days, 17 Hours, 23 Minutes ago
Ostracizado na Europa pelos abusos de autoridade, o Governo húngaro está empenhado numa política “de abertura a Leste”. Em busca de novos aliados no Oriente, invoca presentemente a suposta descendência das tribos da Ásia Central dos húngaro...
Distributing Spain’s bank bailout funds NEW
FT Alphaville 2 Years, 2 Months, 5 Days, 17 Hours, 24 Minutes ago
Bloomberg reported on Thursday that the first €30bn of Spain’s bank bailout fund is “imminently” going to be making its way to Bankia.Why?… because...
Hongrie | Viktor Orbán sucht seine Wurzeln in Asien (Hospodářské noviny, Prag) NEW
Presseurop Blog (DE) 2 Years, 2 Months, 5 Days, 17 Hours, 24 Minutes ago
Die ungarische Regierung — in Europa für ihre autoritären Tendenzen geächtet — versucht sich in einer Politik der „Öffnung nach Osten“. Auf ihrer Suche nach Verbündeten im Orient gibt sie heute vor, die Ungarn seien Nachfahren zentralasi...
Maďarsko | Orbán hledá kořeny i přátele v Asii (Hospodářské noviny, Praha) NEW
Presseurop Blogy (CZ) 2 Years, 2 Months, 5 Days, 17 Hours, 24 Minutes ago
Maďarská vláda, v Evropě ostrakizovaná kvůli svým autoritářským úletům, zahájila politiku „východního otevření“. Ve snaze najít si nové spojence v Asii, oprašuje teorii o středoasijském původu maďarského národa hlásanou...
Viktor Orbán se tourne vers l’Asie centrale NEW
L'Europe décalèe 2 Years, 2 Months, 5 Days, 17 Hours, 30 Minutes ago
Ostracisé en Europe pour ses dérives autoritaires, le gouvernement hongrois s'engage dans une politique “d'ouverture à l'Est”. En quête de nouveaux alliés en Orient, il invoque à présent la supposée descendance des Hongrois des tribus d
Ecuador Grants Asylum to Assange. What’s next? NEW
Matisak's Blog (A Stamp on the World) 2 Years, 2 Months, 5 Days, 17 Hours, 38 Minutes ago
Read few comments and see also the previous post. Roger O’Keefe, University Senior Lecturer in Law, University of Cambridge This changes nothing. Sure, he can have asylum in the embassy, and he can have asylum in Ecuador, but he needs to get from t...
Ecuador Grants Asylum to Assange. What’s next? NEW
Matisak's Blog (A Stamp on the World) 2 Years, 2 Months, 5 Days, 17 Hours, 38 Minutes ago
Read few comments and see also the previous post. Roger O’Keefe, University Senior Lecturer in Law, University of Cambridge This changes nothing. Sure, he can have asylum in the embassy, and he can have asylum in Ecuador, but he needs to get from t...
VIDEO: Assange granted asylum by Ecuador NEW
FSN Reporters Blog 2 Years, 2 Months, 5 Days, 17 Hours, 40 Minutes ago
I joined Times Now TV earlier from outside the Ecuadorian Embassy in London as news broke asylum had been granted to Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. Olly Barratt - UK correspondent...
Optimistic Passos ‘on another planet’ say critics NEW
Revolting Europe 2 Years, 2 Months, 5 Days, 17 Hours, 42 Minutes ago
Portugal’s prime minister is ‘living on another planet’ unions said this week after Carlos Passos Coelho predicted that investment in the crisis-hit economy would bounce back next year. The right-wing premier’s upbeat assessme...
A Doomed Marriage: Britain and Europe NEW
MEP Daniel Hannan's blog 2 Years, 2 Months, 5 Days, 18 Hours ago
What impact will the euro debacle have on EU? How did so many people get it so wrong? Why does the project carry on when its rationale has collapsed? Why does Britain seem to get a worse deal than other countries? What would we do if we left? What w...
Seven days in Europe NEW
eutopialaw 2 Years, 2 Months, 5 Days, 18 Hours, 2 Minutes ago
The Commission has stated in a written note that respect for gay rights is a criterion for EU accession. Armenia is keen to become a member state, but Armenian law does not prohibit any sort of discrimination on grounds of … Continue reading &#...
Ein neues Narrativ für die europäische Integration NEW
Der (europäische) Föderalist 2 Years, 2 Months, 5 Days, 18 Hours, 2 Minutes ago
Zu Zeiten des Marshall-Plans waren Argumente für die europäische Integration noch einfach zu finden. Es ist inzwischen fast schon zu einem abgedroschenen Gemeinplatz geworden, dass die Europäische Union ein neues Narrativ braucht. Gemeint ist dami...
KLONE YOURSELF NEW
Babelblogs 2 Years, 2 Months, 5 Days, 18 Hours, 5 Minutes ago
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Internes Bundestagsgutachten empfiehlt schärferes Gesetz gegen Abgeordnetenbestechung NEW
Egghat's not so micro blog 2 Years, 2 Months, 5 Days, 18 Hours, 7 Minutes ago
Internes Bundestagsgutachten empfiehlt schärferes Gesetz gegen Abgeordnetenbestechung: Ich hatte ja vor kurzem den Hinweis auf die Bananenrepublik Deutschland, die sich weigert, die UN Vorgabe zur Korruptionsbekämpfung in der Politik umzusetzen. Po...
Reino Unido | Num beco sem saída | Ilustração (, ) NEW
Presseurop Blogue (PT) 2 Years, 2 Months, 5 Days, 18 Hours, 9 Minutes ago
Ver mais.
Velká Británie | Jako krysa | Karikatura (, ) NEW
Presseurop Blogy (CZ) 2 Years, 2 Months, 5 Days, 18 Hours, 13 Minutes ago
Více.
Großbritannien | In der Falle | Cartoon (, ) NEW
Presseurop Blog (DE) 2 Years, 2 Months, 5 Days, 18 Hours, 13 Minutes ago
Mehr....
Britain in, with or against EU? (Roundup) NEW
Grahnlaw Suomi Finland 2 Years, 2 Months, 5 Days, 18 Hours, 14 Minutes ago
A fork in the road or in the tongue, but Britain still grapples with existential questions about its post-imperial role in a globalising world. This Sceptred Isle – this little world – but with a population all for greatness in world affairs: ”...
Norway's 'intelligence catastrophe' over Breivik NEW
PublicServiceEurope.com editor's blog 2 Years, 2 Months, 5 Days, 18 Hours, 15 Minutes ago
Defence analyst Anthony Tucker-Jones reports on the intelligence failings that led to the deaths of 77 innocent people at the hands of Anders Behring Breivik in Norway last year...
The Eurozone crisis, four years on… NEW
Vox Europa 2 Years, 2 Months, 5 Days, 18 Hours, 20 Minutes ago
Will the madness ever end? For four years now, the troubles of the Eurozone have monopolized the world’s attention with every summit and declaration. The European Central Bank is “ready to do whatever it takes to save the euro”. With … Co...
Take the Olympics for a spin NEW
youropa.org - beyond the headlines 2 Years, 2 Months, 5 Days, 18 Hours, 27 Minutes ago
In the wake of the Olympics, commentators jump on the bandwagon to speculate on what London 2012 meant for the European Union. But how serious do we have to take these attempts?  ...
Zaměstnanost | Apel žádá záchranný plán pro mládež NEW
Presseurop Blogy (CZ) 2 Years, 2 Months, 5 Days, 18 Hours, 35 Minutes ago
Skupina vlivných nizozemských osobností (politiků, spisovatelů, humoristů a odborářů) bije na poplach ohledně rostoucí nezaměstnanosti evropské mládeže. Ve společné  výzv...
Ecuador Grants WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange Asylum NEW
Global Voices Western Europe 2 Years, 2 Months, 5 Days, 18 Hours, 41 Minutes ago
After much anticipation, Ecuador announced it will grant political asylum to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Assange is currently inside the Ecuadorian embassy in London. Twitter has been buzzing with reactions from citizens and the main protagonis...
What some people don't seem to get re the hard Euro NEW
Nick Panayotopoulos Thinking 2 Years, 2 Months, 5 Days, 18 Hours, 56 Minutes ago
In the years of the hard Euro, ie when the Euro was (until relatively recently) quite high compared to the USD, the Yuan and other currencies of major trade partners (and tourist origins eg USA),  that  suffocated much of EZ busin...
"The good, the bad, the misguided and the disingeneous" by Andrew Watt NEW
Social Europe 2 Years, 2 Months, 5 Days, 18 Hours, 59 Minutes ago
Continuing an on-off debate on these pages (entry point here) about the quality, or otherwise, of the economics profession, I refer interested readers to the economic program written for US presidential candidate Romney by a number of leading America...
One car, one vote NEW
Gulf Stream Blues 2 Years, 2 Months, 5 Days, 19 Hours ago
The US presidential campaign switched into high gear this week with Mitt Romney’s selection of Wisconsin congressman Paul Ryan as a running mate. But with a raft of voter ID laws now going into effect in crucial swing states across the country, it
Tabloid publication of stolen photos is not "fair use", says US Appeals Court NEW
The IPKat 2 Years, 2 Months, 5 Days, 19 Hours, 6 Minutes ago
Noelia and Jorge Reynoso A couple of days ago the US 9th Circuit Court of Appeals published its much awaited decision in Monge v Maya Magazines, a case concerning publication by tabloid magazine TVNotas of stolen copyright-protected p...