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The Closer NEW
FT Alphaville 2 Years, 3 Days, 4 Hours, 34 Minutes ago
ROUND-UP FT’s markets round-up: “Stocks, commodities and growth-focused currencies retreated after a batch of disappointing economic data reminds investors just why...
Tory Brian Coleman held by police on suspicion of assault NEW
Political Scrapbook 2 Years, 3 Days, 4 Hours, 41 Minutes ago
Notorious Tory councillor Brian Coleman is currently being held at a central London police station tonight after being arrested on suspicion of assault, it has been reported. The former chair of London Fire Authority and one of the highest paid counc...
Film anti-Islam. L’UE avec les organisations arabes et africaines contre les extrémismes NEW
Bruxelles2 2 Years, 3 Days, 4 Hours, 45 Minutes ago
(BRUXELLES2) Face à la montée de la violence anti-occidents dans certains pays musulmans —  et les protestations animées, d’un coté, en sous-main par des groupes radicaux fondamentalistes, de l’autre par une extrême-droite souffla...
Gruzijoje karšta NEW
TimesLT 2 Years, 3 Days, 5 Hours, 19 Minutes ago
Lietuviai myli Gruziją. Myliu ir aš. Bendra istorinė patirtis, skaudžios priespaudos pasekmės, konfliktas su didžiąja kaimyne. Šios išdidžios šalies likimas tikrai svarbus ir jos nesėkmės lyg asmeninis išgyvenimas. Rinkimai. Gruzija spa...
Germany and Europe: reluctant champions | editorial NEW
Comment is free (Europe) 2 Years, 3 Days, 5 Hours, 23 Minutes ago
Only a power as self-confident culturally and politically as it is economically can provide that sort of leadershipOur week-long portrait of Germany as the accidental empire has provided a fascinating deconstruction of the country increasingly thrust...
Le procureur anti-corruption inculpé… pour tentative de corruption NEW
Bruxelles2 2 Years, 3 Days, 5 Hours, 30 Minutes ago
(BRUXELLES2) C’est l’arroseur arrosé. Un magistrat européen – faisant partie de la mission « Etat de droit » de l’UE au Kosovo (EULEX) – a confirmé aujourd’hui les charges pesant contre un an...
The Kocherlakota Rule NEW
FT Alphaville 2 Years, 3 Days, 5 Hours, 51 Minutes ago
It’s Fed speech week, but rather than spending much time supporting or criticising last week’s decision by the FOMC, Minneapolis Fed president Narayana Kocherlakota...
The Lamb NEW
Martin Westlake 2 Years, 3 Days, 6 Hours, 12 Minutes ago
When I was eighteen I had a girlfriend who was studying at University College, London. She lived in a hall of residence in deepest Bloomsbury and we spent a lot of time walking around the area, frequently ending our evenings in a pub. The Lamb in Con...
Stratégie de la France et Europe (1/2) NEW
EGEA 2 Years, 3 Days, 6 Hours, 16 Minutes ago
Ça réfléchit beaucoup en ce moment, notamment sur les questions de stratégie française par rapport à l'Europe, ce qui m'amène à quelques réflexions actuelles. source 1/ Trop souvent par le passé, on a raisonné les questions de strat
There’s not a hope the next election in the UK will be about policy – it’s deluded to even argue that it could be NEW
Jon Worth's Euroblog 2 Years, 3 Days, 6 Hours, 16 Minutes ago
Labour grandee Paul Richards has penned a tremendously misjudged piece on LabourList, so much so I think it deserves to analysed a bit. This is especially vital because the main premise – that Labour can win an election in the UK based on polic...
Dialog techniczny – nowe wyzwania i mozliwosci NEW
Eurozamowienia.pl 2 Years, 3 Days, 6 Hours, 17 Minutes ago
Mimo, ze ostatnia nowelizacja Prawa zamówien publicznych zacznie obowiazywac dopiero po 3 miesiacach od opublikowania wlasciwego Dziennika Ustaw, a na razie zajmuje sie nia Senat, warto juz teraz przyjrzec sie nowym regulacjom. Na poczatek tzw...
Klimawandel? Da war doch was... NEW
EUtopia 2 Years, 3 Days, 6 Hours, 21 Minutes ago
Anscheinend erwärmt sich der Erde nicht mehr, und die CO2-Emissionen haben aufgehört, denn während die Nachrichten sich reichlich ums Geld und politisches Geplänkel drehen, ist der Begriff ‚Klimawandel‘ quasi nicht mehr zu hören. Wir sind al...
Quantitative easing isn't magic | James K Galbraith NEW
Comment is free (Europe) 2 Years, 3 Days, 6 Hours, 24 Minutes ago
It is unrealistic to expect central banks like the Fed and the ECB to solve our deep economic problemsWhat should we make of the latest moves to kickstart the US economy, and to save the euro? As the late, great Harvard chaplain Peter Gomes said to m...
Och nu till New York NEW
Carl Bildt (SE) 2 Years, 3 Days, 6 Hours, 27 Minutes ago
STOCKHOLM: Efter dagen i Bryssel är det tidigt i morgon dags att bege sig iväg till New York för den sedvanliga veckan i samband med att FN:s generalförsamling inleder sin allmänna debatt. Det sker på tisdag, men innan dess är det mycket som s...
"Stop the slide! A modest proposal" by Andrew Watt NEW
Social Europe 2 Years, 3 Days, 6 Hours, 33 Minutes ago
The Guardian’s Larry Elliot has a useful round-up of a slew of new data from around the world which all point in the same direction. Down. It underlines that the recent decisions in Europe, and especially the ECB’s nascent bond-buying pro...
Viktigt steg framåt NEW
Carl Bildt (SE) 2 Years, 3 Days, 6 Hours, 35 Minutes ago
BRYSSEL: Vår idé med ett europeiskt fredsinstitut tog med all sannolikhet ett viktigt steg framåt genom de olika möten och diskussioner vi hade med och i Europaparlamentet i dag. Viktigt var att så gott som alla som på ett eller annat sätt del...
Human Trafficking in Europe NEW
Europe Blog 2 Years, 3 Days, 7 Hours ago
Human trafficking refers to illegally trading human beings for various purposes – usually sexual exploitation, slavery or cheap labor. While this might sound like something from the history books, and while you would hope that something so terrible...
Mervyn King denies knifing Bob Diamond over Barclay’s LIBOR fix NEW
Political Scrapbook 2 Years, 3 Days, 7 Hours, 1 Minute ago
Confirming that “several” UK banks were involved in fixing the LIBOR inter-bank lending rate on Channel 4 News earlier, Bank of England governor Mervyn King was at his emollient best when asked about his role in the sacking of Barclays...
Blankfein (Goldman): Wohlstand in den USA schlecht verteilt NEW
Egghat's not so micro blog 2 Years, 3 Days, 7 Hours, 19 Minutes ago
Blankfein (Goldman): Wohlstand in den USA schlecht verteilt: Schneefall in der Hölle! Dass man sowas aus dem Munde des obersten Investmentbankers der Welt einmal hören wird … In den USA gibt es Probleme bei der Verteilung des Wohlstands. Der Wohl...
Dictated Media Freedom? No Open Press Conference on the 15th EU-China Summit NEW
Blogactiv 2 Years, 3 Days, 7 Hours, 26 Minutes ago
Tweet“I DON’T MAKE JOKES. I JUST WATCH THE PUBLIC AFFAIRS AND REPORT THE FACTS.” – Will Rogers “Freedom of Media is for us … I mean, it is a sacred principle. It is a problem of values. Let’s have no doubts about it.
Una España inviable: el declive de un país que se quema en la hoguera de sus vanidades. NEW
Espacio de Ideas 2 Years, 3 Days, 7 Hours, 35 Minutes ago
España vive tiempos del cólera, parafraseando mi libro sobre Europa del año 2012.  Vamos camino de la desintegración política y social, porque la económica ya es un hecho real. No es catastrofismo (ojalá estuviera equivocado), es la constatac...
Una España inviable: el declive de un país que se quema en la hoguera de sus vanidades. NEW
Espacio de ideas - Espai d'idees 2 Years, 3 Days, 7 Hours, 35 Minutes ago
España vive tiempos del cólera, parafraseando mi libro sobre Europa del año 2012.  Vamos camino de la desintegración política y social, porque la económica ya es un hecho real. No es catastrofismo (ojalá estuviera equivocado), es la constatac...
IEA plots path to halving fuel used for road transport in under 40 years NEW
3E Intelligence 2 Years, 3 Days, 7 Hours, 39 Minutes ago
See on Scoop.it – The Great Transition Two reports released on Wednesday by the International Energy Agency (IEA) show how the right policies and technologies could improve the fuel efficiency of road vehicles by 50% by the middle of the centur...
Mocking Islam: Why do so? NEW
Blogactiv 2 Years, 3 Days, 7 Hours, 44 Minutes ago
The anti-Islam video being allegedly shot in the US and called “The Innocence of Muslims” stirred up a turmoil in the Muslim world a week ago. Now the French weekly Charlie Hebdo came to offer one more blast by publishing a series of cart...
SW MEP launches petition calling on UK government to 'stop the Strasbourg circus' NEW
La Treizième Étoile 2 Years, 3 Days, 8 Hours ago
South West Conservative MEP Ashley Fox has launched an e-petition calling on the UK government to back MEPs and help ditch the European Parliament’s second seat in Strasbourg. The current Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition government is commi...
Tusk, Balboa, Cameron, Trierweiler: dreams of a Jackie Kennedy Europe NEW
Babelblogs 2 Years, 3 Days, 8 Hours, 13 Minutes ago
The role of the first lady, a typical American phenomenon, has no direct counterpart in Europe. That's not just because of the difference in political systems (do we go with the president’s wife - or the prime minister’s?), but also due to cultur...
The Governor, live [updated] NEW
FT Alphaville 2 Years, 3 Days, 8 Hours, 22 Minutes ago
A quick plug for Channel 4 News’ live – live! – interview with Mervyn King, just airing at pixel time. Click pic (via Faisal Islam) for feed. Guesses for how...
Job offer: cafebabel.com recruits itinerant Italian editor NEW
Babelblogs 2 Years, 3 Days, 8 Hours, 40 Minutes ago
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Sporadic CETA Scaremongering NEW
Vox Europa 2 Years, 3 Days, 8 Hours, 48 Minutes ago
The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) released a report claiming that the Canada-EU Trade Agreement (CETA) negotiations deal could result in “as many as 70,000 job losses in Ontario”, inciting fear in the Canadian public. The report...
The rather political Lviv Book Forum NEW
Eastern approaches (The Economist) 2 Years, 3 Days, 8 Hours, 49 Minutes ago
PUBLISHERS from across Ukraine flocked to Lviv for its annual book fair Forum Vydavtsiv. Founded in 1994, it is Ukraine’s largest event of this kind, combining book market, literary festival, and over 800 events featuring Ukrainian and foreign auth...
The rather political Lviv Book Forum NEW
Eastern approaches (The Economist) 2 Years, 3 Days, 8 Hours, 49 Minutes ago
PUBLISHERS from across Ukraine flocked to Lviv for its annual book fair Forum Vydavtsiv. Founded in 1994, it is Ukraine’s largest event of this kind, combining book market, literary festival, and over 800 events featuring Ukrainian and foreign auth...
Belgie | Zrušme to neblahé slůvko NEW
Presseurop Blogy (CZ) 2 Years, 3 Days, 8 Hours, 53 Minutes ago
Dnešní vydání listu De Morgen přichází s podivuhodným titulkem na úvodní straně: „Proč už  v Morgenu nepoužíváme slovo ,allochtonní’”, kte...
New look NEW
BXLBLOG 2 Years, 3 Days, 8 Hours, 57 Minutes ago
Un rosa stucchevole, lo so. Caramelloso, fra il fru fru e l'infantile. Un rosa che ricorda le Barbie con cui non ho mai giocato (se non per torturarle in cantina). Un rosa che sta a dire che mi sono accorta l'altro ieri di avere delle caratteristiche...
ECB's own budgetary discipline not inspiring confidence NEW
Open Europe blog 2 Years, 3 Days, 9 Hours, 9 Minutes ago
With budgetary discipline the only game in town in the eurozone, it must have been a bit of an awkward moment at the ECB when they realised that the bank's new Frankfurt headquarters (pictured), currently under construction and due to be completed in...
Nationalist parties set to lose EU funding NEW
Blogactiv 2 Years, 3 Days, 9 Hours, 27 Minutes ago
Tweet   In February 2012 I reported an announcement from the European Parliament recently had political parties like the UK’s BNP and France’s Front National party, rubbing their hands in glee.  Their positions would have potentially been s...
Personal Belief Trumps Science: On Global Warming NEW
The Worden Report 2 Years, 3 Days, 9 Hours, 30 Minutes ago
On September 16, 2012, “Arctic ice covered just 1.32 million square miles—the lowest extent ever recorded. ‘The loss of summer sea ice has led to unusual warming of the Arctic atmosphere, that in turn impacts weather patterns in the Northern He...
Retrato | Peito à mostra e cabeça erguida (Libération, Paris) NEW
Presseurop Blogue (PT) 2 Years, 3 Days, 9 Hours, 38 Minutes ago
Manifestando-se seminuas, as ativistas do Femen tornaram-se as contestatárias mais conhecidas da Ucrânia. Mas para algumas, como Inna Chevchenko, as pressões são tão grandes que teve de sair do país. Instalada em Paris, abriu um centro de forma...
Porträt | Oben-ohne mit Köpfchen (Libération, Paris) NEW
Presseurop Blog (DE) 2 Years, 3 Days, 9 Hours, 39 Minutes ago
Mit ihren Nacktprotesten sind die Frauen von der feministischen Agitprop-Gruppe Femen zu den bekanntesten Aktivistinnen der Ukraine geworden. Für manche von ihnen, wie Inna Schewtschenko, wurde der Druck der Behörden so groß, dass sie das Land ver...
Portrét | Hlavu vzhůru, prsa ven! (Libération, Paříž) NEW
Presseurop Blogy (CZ) 2 Years, 3 Days, 9 Hours, 40 Minutes ago
Členky skupiny Femen se staly díky svým polonahým protestům nejznámějšími ukrajinskými aktivistkami. Ovšem pro některé z nich, jako Innu Ševčenkovou, byl vyvíjený tlak na ně tak silný, že musely opustit zemi. Dívky se přestěhov...
Comment on Air2010: La RSC 2.0 comienza en Andalucía by El Social Confirming o cómo los consumidores recuperan el poder | Historias de un optimista NEW
Tractatus (i)Logicus 2 Years, 3 Days, 9 Hours, 55 Minutes ago
[...] artículos:Air 2010: La RSC 2.0 comienza en Andalucía – Francisco Luis BenítezBajas en Paypal por Wikileaks: Un ejemplo de Social Confirming [...]...
Hollande’s pursuit for tax capital set to raise €20 billion NEW
European blogger 2 Years, 3 Days, 9 Hours, 57 Minutes ago
François Hollande, rested from his summer holiday, this week outlined his plan to France’s Court of Audit of how the tax system will operate under a socialist government. His intention is to raise €20 billion in new taxes - which include a 75% t...
Nationalist’s parties set lose EU funding NEW
European blogger 2 Years, 3 Days, 10 Hours, 4 Minutes ago
In February 2012 I reported an announcement from the European Parliament recently had political parties like the UK’s BNP and France’s Front National party, rubbing their hands in glee.  Their positions would have potentially been strengthen...
UEFA helps tackle Motor Neurone Disease NEW
Blogactiv 2 Years, 3 Days, 10 Hours, 9 Minutes ago
UEFA President Michel Platini presented the UEFA Monaco Charity Award to the Stefano Borgonovo Foundation in support of the research into Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). The 1m euros cheque was handed over to Stefano Borgonovo’s wife and t...
Your invitation to the 2012 PES Congress NEW
Brussels Labour 2 Years, 3 Days, 10 Hours, 12 Minutes ago
The 2012 PES Congress, which had been scheduled to be held in Bucharest, has been transferred to Brussels. As a result, the PES Activists forum, which was due to take place before the congress, has been postponed until the coming months. However, Bru...
Russian Corporate Debt Issuance Steals a March on European Counterparts NEW
New Europe - WSJ 2 Years, 3 Days, 10 Hours, 16 Minutes ago
Evidence that Russian companies can sell riskier debt than their Western European counterparts has never been more underlined than in recent debt sales.
EU female quota opposition grows NEW
Brussels Blog (Financial Times) 2 Years, 3 Days, 10 Hours, 18 Minutes ago
Another day, another country opposing a nascent European Commission plan to impose a 40 per cent quota on women serving on corporate boards. Last week, a UK-led letter to the proposal’s author, EU justice commissioner Viviane Reding, and her boss,...
EMU. Nicio emulație NEW
Gabriela Cretu (MEP) 2 Years, 3 Days, 10 Hours, 27 Minutes ago
Cade viitorul peste noi. Noi ce facem!? Lucrurile în Uniune se precipită. Grupul Westerwelle s-a întâlnit luni la Varșovia și a publicat apoi un proiect despre viitorul Uniunii Europene care depășește cu mult ceea ce Tratatele actuale lasă...