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The New York Times Says The World Must Follow Europe's Lead On Climate Change NEW
Across the Pond 2 Days, 12 Hours, 29 Minutes ago
Today's editorial at the New York Times covers the EU's ambitions on curbing climate change.[...] Europe is moving faster and more aggressively than any other large economy to limit global warming to no more than 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahren...
P.M. Cameron refuses to pay $2.7 billion extra for EU membership NEW
Across the Pond 6 Days, 14 Hours, 36 Minutes ago
The British Prime Minister, David Cameron, wasn't at all pleased with the bill sent to him by Brussels. It's not unusual for member countries to receive a little extra - or pay a little more - than they estimated. For Britain, however, the bill turne...
Brits not that eager to leave the EU after all NEW
Across the Pond 1 Week, 1 Day, 19 Hours, 21 Minutes ago
People cheering for the UK's exit from the EU may be setting themselves up for disappointment. According to a MORI poll cited by the Guardian, support for staying in the EU is actually higher than it has been in years. 56% would vote 'yes' to staying...
At 0.3 percent, will low inflation lead us into another recession? NEW
Across the Pond 1 Month, 10 Hours, 1 Minute ago
Jack Ewing of the New York Times has a piece on the low rate of inflation in the eurozone, which stood at just 0.3 percent in September. This low rate of inflation indicates, according to Mr. Ewing, that leading economists fear that consumers will ha...
Lithuania to adopt the euro NEW
Across the Pond 3 Months, 1 Week, 15 Hours ago
Lithuania is to be the 19th member state of the EU to adopt the common currency effective of 1 January 2015.According to data from the World Bank, Lithuania suffered a massive blow to their GDP during the financial crisis. In 2009 it plummeted to -14...
Why Helle Thorning-Schmidt would be a good choice for president of the European Council NEW
Across the Pond 3 Months, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 3 Hours, 22 Minutes ago
The Economist has a short story on why Scandinavians are often seen as good choices for important international jobs. Read more about it here.
50 Years Since The Civil Rights Act: A Time for Reflection NEW
Across the Pond 3 Months, 4 Weeks, 20 Hours, 40 Minutes ago
It's been fifty years since Lyndon B. Johnson managed to get the Civil Rights Act through Congress. This landmark bill was a huge step forward in the fight for equal rights between blacks and whites as it - among other things - ended racial segregati...
Russia threatens Ukraine over E.U. partnership deal with E.U. NEW
Across the Pond 4 Months, 4 Days, 14 Hours, 13 Minutes ago
The E.U. has signed partnership agreements with Moldova, Ukraine and Georgia. Russia opposes. Ukraine's President Poroshenko hails the agreement as the most important event since 1991, when they gained their independence.Russia believes the move will...
Scottish Independence - A New Chapter for Scotland? NEW
Across the Pond 4 Months, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 3 Hours, 1 Minute ago
Hi thereCNN's Laura Smith-Spark has a good story on Scotland's referendum on independence from the United Kingdom. Scotland already has widespread sovereignty over its own affairs, but the referendum will give Scotland full independence. CNN's p...
Poverty in America in 2014 NEW
Across the Pond 4 Months, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 11 Hours, 42 Minutes ago
The Atlantic has a great piece on what it means for America that more than half of the members of Congress are millionaires.
America's Waning Power NEW
Across the Pond 5 Months, 1 Day, 5 Hours, 32 Minutes ago
The Washington Post has an interesting piece about President Obama's speech at West Point - the prestigious American military academy. He said American leadership would persist for the next 100 years. China, on the other hand, didn't seem t...
Info on the European Parliament elections NEW
Across the Pond 5 Months, 1 Week, 6 Days, 3 Hours, 44 Minutes ago
The European Parliamentary elections are coming up. Here's a few links to other websites covering the elections:The BBC (as always): http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs/eu/The European Parliament's own: http://www.elections2014.eu/enThe EUobserver: http://...
A good piece on German Euroscepticism by the BBC's Gavin Hewitt NEW
Across the Pond 5 Months, 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 19 Hours, 34 Minutes ago
Gavin Hewitt, the BBC's Europe editor, has a good piece on German Euroscepticism. Read on the BBC's website here.
Book Recommendation: 'Europe in the Global Age' by Anthony Giddens NEW
Across the Pond 7 Months, 5 Days, 20 Hours, 58 Minutes ago
Anthony Giddens is one of the world's most prolific authors in social science and the former director of the London School of Economics. He is probably most know for his theory of structuration and his role as advisor for former British Prime Ministe...
New artists in the E.U.: The European Border Breakers Awards NEW
Across the Pond 8 Months, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 13 Hours, 54 Minutes ago
Culture-wise, the E.U. has a program called 'The European Border Breakers Awards'. It's a program intended to bolster the careers of young, European artists. Read more about it here at the European Commission's website for culture.The winne...
EU affairs sites just in time for the weekend: EUobserver, BBC News, and The New York Times NEW
Across the Pond 8 Months, 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 23 Hours, 13 Minutes ago
To get your daily update on EU affairs I recommend that you go check out the following sites:EUobserverGreat news site dedicated to EU issues and current events.BBC NewsAs always, high quality all the way. Good features and analyses.The New York Time...
Book Recommendation: The Choice for Europe by Andrew Moravcsik NEW
Across the Pond 9 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 16 Hours, 37 Minutes ago
One of the best and most thorough books on the E.U. I believe is Princeton professor Andrew Moravcsik's The Choice for Europe. Accessible in its style, it is still comprehensive and takes into account the development of the union as well as the chall...
'Sorry' seems to be the hardest word NEW
Across the Pond 1 Year, 3 Months, 3 Weeks, 21 Hours, 12 Minutes ago
A good piece on the whole spying controversy. It seems the U.S. owes the E.U. an apology if the ambitious trade agreement is to become reality.
The Candidates NEW
Across the Pond 1 Year, 5 Months, 1 Week, 4 Days, 18 Hours, 28 Minutes ago
Who will be the next High Representative for EU Foreign Policy? Or President of the European Council? Jon Worth writes good pieces on the subject. Go to his blog and see why.
Political Procrastination: Jimmy Fallon, Carly Rae Jepsen, The Roots, and Pema Levy join forces NEW
Across the Pond 1 Year, 7 Months, 1 Week, 5 Days, 1 Hour, 29 Minutes ago
Been trying to find some funny blogposts or tweets regarding American or European politics, but for some reason it's hard. Why isn't Jimmy Fallon a hard-core pol blogger? While looking for the before-mentioned, I was lead to this (don't ask how):...