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Weekly Wrap Up:Putin on his way NEW
Beyond Brussels 1 Year, 11 Months, 4 Weeks, 19 Hours, 20 Minutes ago
The rapidly approaching New Year’s Eve will among many events imply an EU presidency takeover from the European extreme east to the extreme west, when Ireland replaces the Cypriot EU presidency. At a hand-over event … Continue reading →...
Optimism in Brussels NEW
Beyond Brussels 2 Years, 3 Days, 6 Hours, 23 Minutes ago
  “This is a good week for the European Union, a week to be remembered,” said a probably very tired Herman Van Rompuy, President of the European Council, at 2 am Friday morning, after a … Continue reading →...
No more “Grexit” NEW
Beyond Brussels 2 Years, 4 Days, 52 Minutes ago
”Compromise, self-control and moderation” were the words used to describe the needs of the 21st century at the Nobel award ceremony this week. The Greek seems to have learned that. They are now being rewarded … Continue reading →...
Weekly Wrap Up:“Ich bin ein Europäer!” NEW
Beyond Brussels 2 Years, 5 Days, 9 Hours, 30 Minutes ago
So the EU was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, North Korea launched a long-range rocket and finally it is summit time once again. Read all you need to know about the European Union in this … Continue reading →...
Weekly Wrap UpBudget talk, Catalonian separatism, Greek aid and Palestinian statehood NEW
Beyond Brussels 2 Years, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 9 Hours, 27 Minutes ago
Here’s the Weekly Wrap Up from Beyondbrussels. Past days Last week was characterized by at least two noticeable European events: The unresolved EU budget negotiations and Catalonia’s regional election. The EU summit on 22 and … Continue...
The winner takes it all NEW
Beyond Brussels 2 Years, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 12 Hours ago
Monday late night the eurozone finance ministers, the International Monetary Fund and the European Central Bank agreed to release the next tranche of money to Greece after three weeks of negotiations. Additional they agreed that … Continue read...
This guy can be rather surprising NEW
Beyond Brussels 2 Years, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 22 Hours, 33 Minutes ago
“Today we must decide on our Union’s budget from 2014 to 2020. Maybe this meeting will be long and complicated. Fortunately this issue only comes up every seven years!” That’s how Herman Van Rompuy introduced the … Cont...
Play along: The #eucoplaylist NEW
Beyond Brussels 2 Years, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 1 Hour, 2 Minutes ago
Tonight the marathon meeting on the EU budget begins. And reporters and EU tweeps have already begun their staying-a-wake-games on Twitter. This time the theme is #eucoplaylist, which is bids on songs that can be … Continue reading →...
Weekly Wrap Up: Why you don’t want EU to be your boss NEW
Beyond Brussels 2 Years, 1 Month, 2 Days, 23 Hours, 44 Minutes ago
Quite a bit happened since last weeks wrap up. A whole lot of budget talk – on the budget for 2013 and on the long term EU budget 2014-2020, and on the Greek budget. On … Continue reading →...
Weekly Wrap Up:Obama, budget and Greece NEW
Beyond Brussels 2 Years, 1 Month, 1 Week, 2 Days, 23 Hours, 28 Minutes ago
Obama is elected for another term as the president of the United States. What does that mean for Europe? In Greece the parliament will vote on new austerity measures. At the same time worker unions … Continue reading →...
The shock that Hollande wants to avoid NEW
Beyond Brussels 2 Years, 1 Month, 1 Week, 4 Days, 23 Hours, 43 Minutes ago
The competitiveness of France is too low. And according to a report, that will be published later today, written by the respected French industrialist, Louis Gallois, the country will need a “shock treatment” in order … Continue rea...
Another five years with austerity NEW
Beyond Brussels 2 Years, 1 Month, 1 Week, 5 Days, 7 Minutes ago
Angela Merkel spoke at a CDU party congress on Sunday, as was cited by a news agency, saying that the eurozone crisis will take “five years or more” to overcome, according to the EUobserver.com. Well, … Continue reading →...
A hotline for Europe NEW
Beyond Brussels 2 Years, 1 Month, 1 Week, 5 Days, 53 Minutes ago
It seems like U.S. Treasury Secretary, Tim Geithner, has found his trusted partner in solving the eurozone crisis. In a new report made by the Think Thank Bruegel, the president of the European Central Bank, … Continue reading →...
Number of the day:4.8 million are now without a job in Spain NEW
Beyond Brussels 2 Years, 1 Month, 1 Week, 5 Days, 1 Hour, 7 Minutes ago
The number of people looking for a job in Spain rose by 2.7% in October, according to new monthly numbers released by the Spanish labour ministry, writes the BBC. This is the third month in … Continue reading →...
Sweden considers a veto on the EU budget NEW
Beyond Brussels 2 Years, 1 Month, 2 Weeks, 22 Hours, 49 Minutes ago
According to the Swedish daily, Svenska Dagbladet, Sweden is the country that pay the most to the EU budget, and in the budget proposal they will end up paying even more. This makes their minister … Continue reading →...
Smoke and politics #2 – with radio NEW
Beyond Brussels 2 Years, 1 Month, 2 Weeks, 23 Hours, 22 Minutes ago
More on smoke and politics. In Amsterdam new regulations that ment a smooking ban for turist on cannabis cafes is kind of ditched. The move comes after the new government of the Netherlands said it … Continue reading →...
Picture of the day:Smoke and politics #1 NEW
Beyond Brussels 2 Years, 1 Month, 2 Weeks, 1 Day ago
The tabacco industri employs 80 people and uses €5 million a year trying to make an influence on decision-makers in Brussels, according to the NGO Cooperate Europe Observatory. The numbers are published short after the … Continue reading U...
The budget cirkus NEW
Beyond Brussels 2 Years, 1 Month, 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 1 Hour, 54 Minutes ago
On November 22. and 23. the 27 EU leaders  will meet in Brussels for a fresh round of summit talks. The meeting is an extraordinary summit arranged only to deal with the budget negotiations. Here’s … Continue reading →...
Let’s talk about default again NEW
Beyond Brussels 2 Years, 1 Month, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 3 Hours, 37 Minutes ago
Once again negotiations in Greece pulls out. Greek workers yesterday announced another 48 hours general strike after the government outlined the new austerity measures, that they’ll need to implement in order to live up to … Continue read...
Kicking off a new Beyondbrussels.com NEW
Beyond Brussels 2 Years, 1 Month, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 23 Hours, 42 Minutes ago
Hi, and welcome to the new version of Beyondbrussels.com. In cooperation with the design-bureau can. we’ve made a redesign of Beyondbrussels.com, and we have made some changes on the way this site functions. Here’s a few. … Continu...