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Lithuania to adopt the euro NEW
Across the Pond 1 Month, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 8 Hours, 17 Minutes 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 2 Months, 3 Days, 10 Hours, 39 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 2 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Hours, 57 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 2 Months, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 7 Hours, 30 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 3 Months, 4 Days, 10 Hours, 18 Minutes 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 3 Months, 2 Weeks, 18 Hours, 59 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 3 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 22 Hours, 49 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 3 Months, 4 Weeks, 21 Hours, 1 Minute 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 4 Months, 1 Week, 1 Day, 2 Hours, 51 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 5 Months, 3 Weeks, 14 Hours, 15 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 7 Months, 3 Days, 21 Hours, 11 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 7 Months, 1 Week, 1 Day, 6 Hours, 30 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 8 Months, 1 Day, 23 Hours, 54 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, 2 Months, 1 Week, 4 Hours, 29 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, 3 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 11 Hours, 45 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, 5 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 18 Hours, 46 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):...
Building Bridges NEW
Across the Pond 1 Year, 6 Months, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 18 Hours, 45 Minutes ago
I had actually decided to write about the prospects of further E.U.-U.S. cooperation, but it seems that Foreign Affairs beat me to it. An excellent piece here: For Transatlantic Trade, This Time Is Different.
Needed: Reasonable Republicans NEW
Across the Pond 1 Year, 6 Months, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 10 Hours, 42 Minutes ago
Now that the dust has settled from the recent American presidential election it's time for the Republican Party to think about where to go from here. This time around they chose a fairly mainstream candidate with a right-pandering sidekick. Pretty mu...
A deserving winner of the Nobel Peace Prize NEW
Across the Pond 1 Year, 11 Months, 4 Days, 6 Hours, 17 Minutes ago
The EU gained some well-needed recognition when The Nobel Committee announced that it was giving the Nobel Peace Prize to the European Union. Critics are already mocking the decision, but rarely based on any knowledge of the EU. Right now the EU is...
Defending Europe NEW
Across the Pond 1 Year, 11 Months, 3 Weeks, 5 Days, 15 Hours, 6 Minutes ago
Despite all the talk about sluggish growth and high debt levels, there are still good reasons to appreciate Europe. Here's a good, short piece from Remi Adekoya from The Guardian: Europe is still the closest thing to Paradise on Earth.