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Rethinking Transatlanticism: Toward a New Transatlantic Narrative NEW
EurAmerican 1 Year, 4 Months, 2 Weeks, 15 Hours, 36 Minutes ago
This just in: a policy paper I helped write has earned an Honorable Mention in the Young Writers Award of the Brussels Forum, organized by the German Marshall Fund. The competition included over 80 other papers. Co-created with EU affairs professiona...
TTIP: Cautious optimism despite resistance in Congress NEW
EurAmerican 1 Year, 5 Months, 4 Hours, 32 Minutes ago
My latest op-ed goes over some of the politicking around the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, or TTIP, which could provide a historical boost to the economic ties that bind the U.S. and Europe.But that's only if TTIP passes. President...
Sweet EU Data Viz in Spanish? No Problemo NEW
EurAmerican 1 Year, 5 Months, 1 Week, 2 Days, 2 Hours, 24 Minutes ago
I've just discovered GeografiaInfinita.com, a pretty sweet place to window-shop for data visualization and maps, like the one below on youth unemployment. Light blue equals jobs, and dark blue equals fewer jobs. And who cares if the site is in Spanis...
U.S. to the EU: Here's Looking at You, Kid NEW
EurAmerican 1 Year, 5 Months, 1 Week, 5 Days, 1 Hour, 35 Minutes ago
Just a few comparisons between the Old and New Worlds: on quality of universities (apparently, OneEurope thinks U.S. schools are way better than European ones), and an uber-general piece from CafeBabel, "What Do Americans Think About Europe?" Despite...
EU's "Public Sphere" is Taking Shape NEW
EurAmerican 1 Year, 5 Months, 1 Week, 5 Days, 2 Hours, 33 Minutes ago
In spite of everything, Europe may be gelling, after all. Nosemonkey has suggested that the EU may be developing a public sphere, solidifying a pan-European public opinion, even after events like the euro crisis, global financial tumult, and the...
Bright and Dim Spots on Europe's Periphery NEW
EurAmerican 1 Year, 8 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 21 Hours, 50 Minutes ago
The last week has been marked by some good, some bad, and some downright absurd news items in the European enlargement and foreign policy dossiers.The Economist described Vladimir Putin as deserving "the highest medal of Ukraine," in a claim that the...
Back to Bipolar: Syria Dominated by American, Russian Positions NEW
EurAmerican 1 Year, 9 Months, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 19 Hours, 13 Minutes ago
The frenzy of diplomatic and media activity around the August 21 chemical weapons attack in Syria has produced two, and only two, approaches. The Russians have opposed the idea of airstrikes, which until this week was President Obama's frontrunning p...
Russia and Religion NEW
EurAmerican 2 Years, 3 Months, 2 Days, 1 Hour, 5 Minutes ago
... After a year without posting, EurAmerican is back. I thought I'd share a pair of interesting posts on religious news in Russia.The Cossacks are again inspiring awe, fear, and obedience to the law in southwestern Russia. Are they pushing to far, a...
Serbia becomes newest EU candidate NEW
EurAmerican 3 Years, 4 Months, 2 Days, 13 Minutes ago
The EU has named Serbia its most recent candidate for membership, France24 reports. In a summit in Brussels on March 2, EU Council President Herman Van Rompuy called the step "a remarkable achievement." Now will come the real work, according to...
Youth unemployment exceeds 30 percent in eight member states NEW
EurAmerican 3 Years, 5 Months, 2 Days, 3 Hours, 6 Minutes ago
Whoa! Nothing to add here, just a title I thought was as worthy of sharing as it is frightening. From EUobserver: "Youth unemployment rates surpass 30 percent in Greece, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Italy, Portugal, Slovakia and Spain, the Europ...
Merkel to Go to Bat for Sarkozy Campaign? NEW
EurAmerican 3 Years, 5 Months, 3 Days, 13 Hours, 57 Minutes ago
From this morning's France24:"Sarkozy’s German-inspired reforms are likely to please Chancellor Angela Merkel, who is believed to have offered to lend her support to Sarkozy’s re-election bid. Merkel and Sarkozy were nicknamed ‘Merkozy’ for...
A "Budget Commissioner" for Greece? NEW
EurAmerican 3 Years, 5 Months, 3 Days, 13 Hours, 59 Minutes ago
This just in from the Wall Street Journal: Germany's Wolfgang Schauble is part of a group involved with the resolution of the Euro crisis that suggests the EU appoint a "budget commissioner" for Greece. The effort would aim to secure trustworthiness-...
Graphic: How the EU Gets and Spends Its Money NEW
EurAmerican 3 Years, 5 Months, 5 Days, 3 Hours, 59 Minutes ago
More great infographics from the Guardian. See "Where does the European Union get its money from – and how does it spend it?", part of the newspaper's new "Europa" venture with several other leading European dailies. ...
Megacities NEW
EurAmerican 3 Years, 5 Months, 5 Days, 4 Hours, 13 Minutes ago
... And we're back! EurAmerican has been dormant these last few, but here's something I couldn't help but share. "The Rise of the Megacities" is a new study published by the Guardian, detailing global trends on cities and the signs that urban life wi...
Repeat and Recycle: Is Romney Giving Neocons a "Second Chance?" NEW
EurAmerican 3 Years, 8 Months, 5 Days, 6 Hours, 38 Minutes ago
GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney. I just found this post and, though it's a hoary-bearded three weeks old, I find it interesting enough to dust off and shamelessly re-hash in a way that would be acceptable in no other time than our own: th...
Euro Summit: Chinese Help and Italian Trouble NEW
EurAmerican 3 Years, 8 Months, 5 Days, 7 Hours, 42 Minutes ago
The Economist just published this post on the element of this week's eurozone summit that would involve Chinese cash as a part of the currency zone's recapitalization plan. Ever instructive, the article lays out the China factor in some of the magazi...
Update: European Daily NEW
EurAmerican 3 Years, 8 Months, 3 Weeks, 5 Days, 2 Hours, 23 Minutes ago
All apologies for a lapse in activity at EurAmerican.  Just a heads-up, I'll be contributing to the European citizen newspaper European Daily, specifically to the "Abroad" section, on a regular basis.  You can check out my work for the Sund...
Mixed Feelings on Mid-Crisis EU NEW
EurAmerican 3 Years, 10 Months, 5 Days, 10 Hours, 22 Minutes ago
Behind the euro crisis is a crisis of confidence, felt differently but to similarly intense degrees throughout the Continent. Northern countries have been feeling taken advantage of, with the common refrain echoing a feeling that the southern EU...
EU, Texas Economics: Language, Money, Mobility NEW
EurAmerican 3 Years, 10 Months, 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 1 Hour, 47 Minutes ago
The Wall Street Journal compares, of all things, EU economics to Texan ones:"Arguably, the heart of the euro zone's problem isn't a matter of culture or governance or remaining barriers to trade in goods. Rather, it's the huge hurdle that has alway...
Consummate Citizens: Turks Defend Turf in London Riots NEW
EurAmerican 3 Years, 10 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 5 Hours, 8 Minutes ago
Thought I'd break the silence with my first post in way-too-long with this unusual piece on Turkish shopowners taking matters into their own hands during the London riots. Al-Jazeera reports a groundswell of local action against the looting and...