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Book Recommendation: 'Europe in the Global Age' by Anthony Giddens NEW
Across the Pond 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 17 Hours, 39 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 2 Months, 5 Days, 35 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 2 Months, 1 Week, 2 Days, 9 Hours, 54 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 3 Months, 3 Days, 3 Hours, 18 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 9 Months, 1 Week, 1 Day, 7 Hours, 53 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 10 Months, 4 Weeks, 15 Hours, 9 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, 4 Weeks, 22 Hours, 10 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, 1 Month, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 22 Hours, 9 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, 1 Month, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 14 Hours, 6 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, 6 Months, 5 Days, 9 Hours, 41 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, 6 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 18 Hours, 30 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.
The Danish presidency: A job well done NEW
Across the Pond 1 Year, 9 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 15 Hours, 35 Minutes ago
A while ago I wrote a post highlighting the possibility of a succesful Danish presidency of the E.U. So, as the Danes are handing over the wheel to the Cypriots, forgive me for gloating a little over my excellent foresight ;-) While this presidency...
Mrs. Schmidt goes to Washington NEW
Across the Pond 2 Years, 1 Month, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 22 Hours, 30 Minutes ago
The Danish Prime Minister and current President of the EU talked to U.S. President Obama. Take a look:...
The Danish Presidency - will it matter? NEW
Across the Pond 2 Years, 2 Months, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 3 Hours, 6 Minutes ago
Denmark is currently holding the rotating presidency of the EU. It's one of the smaller countries in the Union, and it has opted out of the euro. Plus its prime minister, Helle Thorning-Schmidt, a social democrat, is new at the helm of Danish politic...
Drifting away from the continent that truly matters? NEW
Across the Pond 2 Years, 4 Months, 5 Days, 9 Hours, 49 Minutes ago
Will England's influence in the EU and in the world dwindle after Prime Minister Cameron's veto of the European attempt to stabilize the euro like some suggest? One might be inclined to think that England's influence on the world's political scene wi...
'Keep your eyes on the money, Mr Berlusconi' NEW
Across the Pond 2 Years, 5 Months, 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 19 Hours, 17 Minutes ago
Even during times of great financial turmoil and crucial decision-making, Italian Prime Minister Berlusconi finds time to check out the ladies, i.e. the Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt.
The EU for (American) dummies NEW
Across the Pond 3 Years, 1 Month, 5 Days, 17 Hours, 44 Minutes ago
A quick guide to the EU - courtesy of the Delegation of the European Union to the USA. Not unbiased, but a good place to start if you're American and feeling a little confused about the whole EU-thing... So, here it is: The European Union - A Gu...
A display of soft power NEW
Across the Pond 3 Years, 1 Month, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 11 Hours, 18 Minutes ago
The EU is often criticized for not having much clout on the global political scene. But although the EU often fails to speak with one voice it doesn't mean that it's not powerful, economically or politically. Representing more than 500 million people...
Moving to Brussels... NEW
Across the Pond 3 Years, 2 Months, 1 Week, 10 Hours, 14 Minutes ago
Hard to disagree. An easy way to save money...
Better late than never... NEW
Across the Pond 3 Years, 2 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 6 Hours, 41 Minutes ago
So, the EU has decided to freeze the assets of former President Ben Ali of Tunisia. Better late than never, I suppose, but in a way it would have been refreshing to see someone fully support the positive political movement in Tunisia.