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Christopher Hitchens’s Mortality NEW
Martin Westlake 1 Year, 10 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 6 Hours, 54 Minutes ago
This evening I read Christopher Hitchens’s posthumously published collection of essays, Mortality. Cumulatively, the collection is, in Hitchen’s words, an account of ‘living dyingly’. It is full of wrily witty observation -
Suède : clause de solidarité NEW
EGEA 1 Year, 10 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 7 Hours, 21 Minutes ago
On ne fait pas assez attention en France aux initiatives des pays du nord en faveur de la défense européenne (décidément, cette expression est bien meilleure que "Europe de la défense" (voir ici) : un lecteur averti ou cultivé peut-il nous...
The Netherlands: fool's gold | Editorial NEW
Comment is free (Europe) 1 Year, 10 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 7 Hours, 38 Minutes ago
Mark Rutte's VVD now advocates the cutting of the nation's development aid budget by two-thirds (Geert Wilders wanted all of it to go). Is this the price of putting stability before intolerance?Brussels breathed an audible sigh of relief at the resul...
An iPhone 5 release roundup… NEW
Erkan's field diary 1 Year, 10 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 7 Hours, 39 Minutes ago
iTunes 11: What’s New from Mashable! by Emily Price Will the iPhone 5 Be Apple’s Best-Selling Gadget? from Mashable! by Joann Pan iPhone 5 Sells Out; Apple Delays Ship Date from Mashable! by Todd Wasserman   iPhone 5 or 4S? These People Don
Prolonger la boucherie NEW
La lettre Volée 1 Year, 10 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 7 Hours, 45 Minutes ago
J'avais reconnnu l'adversaire que j'avais à combattre - le faux héroïsme qui préfère envoyer les autres à la mort, l'optimisme facile des prophètes sans conscience, politiques aussi bien que militaires, qui, promettant sans scrupules la vi...
Mr Teagarden amongst friends and equals NEW
Shiraz Socialst 1 Year, 10 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 8 Hours, 5 Minutes ago
Jack Teagarden was , I think, the third jazz musician I learned to identify just by his sound on a record. As I recall, the first was Sidney Bechet, and then Bix Beiderbecke. He died in 1964: the year that I first discovered jazz music. I’ve...
Nigel Farage takes on Barroso NEW
The New Nostradamus of the North 1 Year, 10 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 8 Hours, 18 Minutes ago
UKIP´s Nigel Farage is once again worth listening to. Barroso´s "European democracy", which requires "absolute loyalty", is nothing but a call for even more Soviet style centralism:...
These photos of Kate will only add to the myth of monarchy | Tanya Gold NEW
Comment is free (Europe) 1 Year, 10 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 8 Hours, 36 Minutes ago
It is a love of sorts. The worst nightmare for the royals is indifference. Fascination, no matter how squalid, is essentialThe Duchess of Cambridge is topless in the French magazine Closer, and it is too close. The Duchess is no feminist, or anything...
Confusion about feedbacks NEW
Europlay 1 Year, 10 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 8 Hours, 43 Minutes ago
Dear reader,pay attention when you talk about feedbacks.If you want to talk about feedback meant as reward, a positive feedback is a reward a negative feedback is not.If you want to talk about feedbacks in the context of loops, the positive feedback...
How can we ensure global food security? NEW
Debating Europe 1 Year, 10 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 8 Hours, 47 Minutes ago
Ultimately, what matters most is “bread and butter” politics. It’s easy to obsess about the current state of Europe’s economy, but there’s no shortage of other challenges facing the world right now; issues like energy s...
ECMI Caucasus forms election observatory in Georgia NEW
ECMI InfoChannel 1 Year, 10 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 8 Hours, 55 Minutes ago
On 1 October Georgian citizens cast their votes in the parliamentary elections. Prior to, during, and after elections ECMI Caucasus’ so-called election observatory will follow the parties’ attitudes towards the country’s minorities. Continue re...
GCHQ in UK right to get serious about cyber-attacks NEW
PublicServiceEurope.com editor's blog 1 Year, 10 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 8 Hours, 59 Minutes ago
The world is slowly waking up to the harsh realities of the cyber threat landscape, but there is not time to waste - warns Paul Davis...
Cyprus, 38 years later NEW
Blogactiv 1 Year, 10 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 9 Hours ago
The Committe of the Missing People is set in front of the biggest mass grave in the Turkish-occupied territory of Cyprus, according to information provided by the Cypriot daily Liberal. The first bone remnants have started to be collected being attri...
Obronnosc i dialog techniczny - kolejna wazna nowelizacja ustawy Prawo zamowien publicznych NEW
Eurozamowienia.pl 1 Year, 10 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 9 Hours, 6 Minutes ago
Jak informuje Urzad Zamówien Publicznych, dzisiaj Sejm uchwalil ustawe o zmianie ustawy – Prawo zamówien publicznych oraz ustawy o koncesji na roboty budowlane lub uslugi.
Hillsborough in two sentences NEW
Shiraz Socialst 1 Year, 10 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 9 Hours, 13 Minutes ago
From today’s Guardian letters page: Tory government, dodgy coppers, Murdoch press? We’ve come a long way in 23 years, haven’t we? Phil Thorp, Bury, Lancashire [The Hillsborough Justice Campaign (HJC) was set up to help the families...
European Law Institute issues Statement on the Common European Sales Law NEW
KSLR European Law blog 1 Year, 10 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 9 Hours, 14 Minutes ago
Recently a working party of the European Law Institute (the ELI) has published its Statement  on the European Commission’s Proposal for a Common European Sales Law. The report was approved and adopted by the European Law Institute on 7 September 2...
ECMI Kosovo co-produces TV and radio series NEW
ECMI InfoChannel 1 Year, 10 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 9 Hours, 36 Minutes ago
ECMI Kosovo currently co-produces a number of television and radio programs. They focus on social and economic conditions of the Serb population in Kosovo. Continue reading →Source: ECMI InfoChannel @ European Centre for Minority Issues.
Bailouts, Bond-Buying: E.U. Plows Ahead! NEW
The Worden Report 1 Year, 10 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 9 Hours, 45 Minutes ago
On September 12, 2012, a psychological threshold was passed in the E.U. toward “ever closer union.” That is to say, Europeans could only then feel a sense that come what may, the euro would be protected and the E.U., at least for the states using...
Guest blogger: Monique Clark on the Italian-American “Gravy” vs. the American “Sauce”! NEW
Title of the blog ...Sempre Sicilia: Immigration , Migration and 1 Year, 10 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 9 Hours, 51 Minutes ago
At my invitation on one of my former posts (August 12) for guest bloggers who want to share an aspect …Continue reading »...
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Think About It - EU Blog Competition 1 Year, 10 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 10 Hours, 6 Minutes ago
cheap louis vuitton handbags The rest of the Belstaff Jackets UK is made from quilted Signature fabric and has a posh tab with magnetic snap and dogleash closureWith my impending journey in mind, I bundled up chicly and warmly for the occasion as wel...
Dubioasa filosofie culturala a profesorului Marga: Despre noul obscurantism NEW
Contributors 1 Year, 10 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 10 Hours, 19 Minutes ago
Epistola programatica a profesorului Marga privitoare la identitatea si obiectivele ICR este de natura sa te lase cu gura cascata. Te intrebi de unde i-o fi venit ideea de a asterne pe hartie aceste teze ce suna, prin tonul apodictic si amenintator,...
EU Commission study on shale gas raises serious doubts about European "golden age of gas" NEW
3E Intelligence 1 Year, 10 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 10 Hours, 22 Minutes ago
A new research report written by the Joint Research Centre of the EU Commission suggests that under a best case scenario, taking into account environmental considerations, future shale gas production in Europe could help the EU maintain its dependenc...
Fabbrica.It NEW
Il lato €. 1 Year, 10 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 10 Hours, 23 Minutes ago
Se Fabbrica Italia dovesse essere archiviata sarebbe più di un peccato. Colpa della Fiat? Colpa della crisi? Colpa di Marchionne? Illusi quelli – a partire da chi scrive – che ci avevano creduto? Se ne parla e se ne parlerà per giorni e...
A third gas corridor: Prospects for the East Med NEW
The Pytheas blog ... 1 Year, 10 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 10 Hours, 27 Minutes ago
Source: Pytheas LimitedHarris Samaras, Chairman & Group CEO of Pytheas, talks to Leigh Elston, Editor & Senior Reporter of Interfax, about the possibility, and importance, of the Eastern Mediterranean hydrocarbons to Europe and more (14 Septe...
Drinking water and irrigation override ecological arguments NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 1 Year, 10 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 10 Hours, 55 Minutes ago
EU law theoretically does not preclude the diversion of a river, but the member state must precisely identify the adverse impact of the project on sites concerned and take all compensatory measures needed to protect the environment. This was the answ...
Electronic Display Organization History Including Scrolling and Other Things NEW
EU Pundit 1 Year, 10 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 11 Hours, 11 Minutes ago
Douglas Engelbart, the man who invented the mouse, got nothing, while billions of dollars are being gifted to some company for banal bounce-back scrolling having next to nothing to do with the basic functions of a gadget and you wonder if the patent...
Gazprom - Myth and Reality NEW
The New Nostradamus of the North 1 Year, 10 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 11 Hours, 11 Minutes ago
Schröder and the "flawless democrat"Former German chancellor Gerhard Schröder has today announced the date for the inauguration of the second Nord Stream gas pipeline: The second line of the Nord Stream gas pipeline linking Russia and Ger...
Olanda, l’Europa ha vinto ancora NEW
Skapegoat - il blog di Aldo Ciummo 1 Year, 10 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 11 Hours, 12 Minutes ago
I partiti liberale e socialdemocratico confermano il loro peso, i socialisti di Roemer diventano il terzo partito, populismo di destra in un vicolo cieco Anche in Olanda i facili slogan dei populismi di destra non funzionano più, la soluzione collet...
Procedures in Getting a Polish Citizenship NEW
WeAreProEU Community Blog 1 Year, 10 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 11 Hours, 18 Minutes ago
The crucial point in submitting an application for a Polish citizenship is planning your Polish roots. The jus sanguinis law of the land otherwise known as the blood principle is the absolute policy of getting citizenship in Poland. On this law, it d...
Is the crisis starting to get to Juncker? NEW
Open Europe blog 1 Year, 10 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 11 Hours, 20 Minutes ago
Asked by a journalist earlier this afternoon what the significance the upcoming Troika report would have for the further Greek rescue effort, eurogroup head and Luxembourg Prime Minister Jean-Claude Junker replied that:"If the donkey were a cat it co...
Can Facebook challenge Google on search? NEW
PublicServiceEurope.com editor's blog 1 Year, 10 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 11 Hours, 36 Minutes ago
Google is a formidable opponent but Facebook is in a position to compete with its own search engine, and Mark Zuckerberg has every intention of grasping the opportunity, writes Andreas Pouros...
Ett besvikelsernas år NEW
Carl Bildt (SE) 1 Year, 10 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 11 Hours, 44 Minutes ago
JALTA: I den siste ryske tsaren sommarpalats Livadia, där senare Stalin, Churchill och Roosevelt delade upp Europa i det andra världskrigets slutskede, samlades vi i dag för diskussioner om den europeiska framtiden på årets YES-konferens. Viktig...
Economia | Bom banco | Ilustração (Le Soir, Bruxelas) NEW
Presseurop Blogue (PT) 1 Year, 10 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 12 Hours, 2 Minutes ago
Ver mais.
Comment on German Constitutional Court Ruling Market Positive…Or Is It? by Robert NEW
Euro area debt crisis 1 Year, 10 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 12 Hours, 9 Minutes ago
The complete documentation about the decision of the German Constitutional Court http://www.robertmwuner.de/verfassungsbeschwerden_esm.html...
London, Ireland NEW
The IPKat 1 Year, 10 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 12 Hours, 9 Minutes ago
Ushered in with no more hullabaloo than the quiet scratching of a Minister's pen, the IPKat learns that Ireland has quietly acceded to the London Agreement. Even for animals with hearing as sensitive as a Kat, a ministerial pen can be hard to detect,...
The SEC and the milliseconds NEW
FT Alphaville 1 Year, 10 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 12 Hours, 20 Minutes ago
SEC slams NYSE for sending market data to proprietary customer feeds before the one for the wider public (“the disparities ranged from single-digit milliseconds to, on occasion,...
Demokracie | Vraťme občany do srdce Unie (Gazeta Wyborcza, Varšava) NEW
Presseurop Blogy (CZ) 1 Year, 10 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 12 Hours, 22 Minutes ago
Reprezentativní demokracie a myšlenka solidarity mezi občany jsou na ústupu, a cesta k překonání krize se tak jeví jako čím dál složitější. Bez aktivnější účasti občanů Evropská unie ve své současné podobě nepřežije, varu...
What If Germany’s Highest Court Views ECB Bond Buys Illegal? NEW
WSJ: The Eurocrisis 1 Year, 10 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 12 Hours, 32 Minutes ago
Germany’s top court may have approved the creation of the euro-zone's anti-crisis firewall Wednesday but the threat that Germany may yet tear it down hasn't gone away for good.
Can Facebook challenge Google on search? - Public Service Europe NEW
www.publicserviceeurope.com, 1 Year, 10 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 12 Hours, 33 Minutes ago
Nick Clegg says Conservatives 'infantile' over EU NEW
PublicServiceEurope.com editor's blog 1 Year, 10 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 12 Hours, 35 Minutes ago
Britain's Liberal Democrat deputy prime minister Nick Clegg describes the Conservative party as "increasingly Europhobic and isolationist" in an outspoken attack on his coalition colleagues...
Consumo del suolo/2 NEW
Debora Serracchiani 1 Year, 10 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 12 Hours, 37 Minutes ago
Negli ultimi 50 anni il consumo annuo di suolo si è attestato mediamente sugli 8500 ettari per anno. Un dato che riassume i numeri esempi di spreco del territorio che caratterizzano il nostro Paese e che oggi il governo sta cercando di frenare con l...
Comment on German Constitutional Court Ruling Market Positive…Or Is It? by Xaviervb NEW
Euro area debt crisis 1 Year, 10 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 12 Hours, 40 Minutes ago
Thank you. One question though: Why drawing such a direct link between the 190bn ceiling (i.e.27% of 700bn of authorized capital or the "overall size" of the fund as you call it) and the lending capacity (500bn based on the 15% ratio...
Herman van Rompuy, européen à l'extérieur, nationaliste à l'intérieur NEW
Coulisses de Bruxelles (Libération) 1 Year, 10 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 12 Hours, 41 Minutes ago
Est-il normal que le président du Conseil européen des chefs d’État et de gouvernement participe à des manifestations nationalistes ? Cela ne semble, en tout cas, pas gêner le Belge...
Wirtschaft | Gute Bank | Cartoon (Le Soir, Brüssel) NEW
Presseurop Blog (DE) 1 Year, 10 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 12 Hours, 46 Minutes ago
Mehr....
Fine della Crisi? Nemmeno per sogno NEW
Gli Euros 1 Year, 10 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 12 Hours, 50 Minutes ago
Con il “sì” condizionato della Corte Costituzionale tedesca alla partecipazione di Berlino al Fondo Salva Stati (ESM) e l'annuncio di un programma straordinario da parte della BCE per contenere i differenziali dei tassi d'interesse tra i diversi...
Obituary of my partner Chris Underwood NEW
The Honeyball Buzz 1 Year, 10 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 12 Hours, 52 Minutes ago
Below is an obituary which appeared in today’s copy of the  Times of my beloved partner, Chris Underwood.  If you are a  subscriber you can also read the article from the Times website here.  Last week the Press Gazette also … Continu...
This Week in Luxembourg NEW
martinned 1 Year, 10 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 12 Hours, 53 Minutes ago
The Grand Chamber (per Judge Bay Larsen) dealt with some issues regarding the effect of Directives that have not yet entered into force in the environment law case of Nomarchiaki Aftodioikisi Aitoloakarnanias et al. v. Ipourgos Perivallontos, Khorota...
EU must voice Tibetan human rights concerns with China NEW
PublicServiceEurope.com editor's blog 1 Year, 10 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 12 Hours, 55 Minutes ago
Since 2009, more than 50 Tibetan people have set themselves on fire in protest at Draconian Chinese rule – reveals Vincent Metten of the International Campaign for Tibet...
#SOTEU De las bajas expectativas al horizonte del federalismo político NEW
Eva en Europa 1 Year, 10 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 12 Hours, 56 Minutes ago
Tras meses de sequía de noticias alentadoras, el día 12 nos deja una sentencia favorable del Tribunal Supremo alemán que viene a consolidar las declaraciones políticas de que el euro es irreversible. Ese mismo día nos trae una victoria de las fu...