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Zlatan Ibrahimovic : le parfait Européen ? NEW
Le Taurillon 11 Months, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 10 Minutes ago
Zlatan Ibrahimovic est un joueur incroyable, son parcours l'est tout autant. Fils d'immigrés bosniens en Suède, il est devenu le symbole de son équipe nationale et est adulé par des fans du monde entier, sans qu'il ne soit...
Moldova şi cultura compromisului NEW
Ochiul Europei 1 Year, 9 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 18 Hours, 35 Minutes ago
BlogUn Iurie Leancă la Paris este întotdeauna echivalentul a mai multor bune surprize. Îl mai văzusem pe vice-prim ministrul moldovean, ministru al Afacerilor Externe la Paris, cu ocazia unei dezbateri organizate la Centre d'Acc...
Old Man Sun: Just Foolin’! NEW
EuroSavant - Commentary on the European non-English-language pre 1 Year, 10 Months, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 13 Hours, 16 Minutes ago
See the face there, the wink? This is a NASA photograph, but it was recently brought forward to top an article in the Dutch Volkskrant*. And when was this particular sun-shot taken? Yes: on 22 December, just after the day when many claimed the Mayans...
BIG NEWS: webcams at Gibraltar - Spain border to monitor the queues go live! NEW
La Treizième Étoile 1 Year, 11 Months, 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 15 Hours, 31 Minutes ago
After a stuttering start on Wednesday, the Frontier webcam positioned at the border between Gibraltar and Spain has this afternoon gone live and is freely available to view online at www.frontierqueue.gi. Following the visit of Deputy CM Dr Joseph G...
Central Europe Doctors Threaten to Emigrate in Search of Better Pay NEW
New Europe - WSJ 2 Years, 2 Days, 9 Hours, 28 Minutes ago
Medical doctors of four central European countries held peaceful demonstrations Tuesday in their countries demanding an increase of their low wages or else they'll emigrate.
Kaan Alper yazdı, bir bakın derim: “.tc alanadı ve Türkiye ilişkisi” NEW
Erkan's field diary 2 Years, 2 Days, 10 Hours, 52 Minutes ago
“.tc alanadı ve Türkiye ilişkisi” İnternet dünyada yaygın olarak kullanılmaya başladığından beri alanadları (domain) varlığını sürdürmektedir. Son zamanlarda ülkemizde yaygın olarak konuşulmaya başlayan “.tc” uzantısın...
"Gender Equality and the EU’s Transformational Power in Turkey" by Kader Sevinc NEW
Social Europe 2 Years, 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 11 Hours, 43 Minutes ago
Gender equality is the main pillar of a democratic society and economic stability. Today’s politicians, legislators, judiciary authorities, bureaucrats, teachers, academics, business executives and civil society leaders in Turkey should focus more...
Croatia: Hazing the Rookie NEW
European Student Think Tank 2 Years, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 6 Hours, 23 Minutes ago
EST ambassador to Croatia, Henri Erti, takes a look at the EU's next member, Croatia, and provides an overview over its current economic situation and future prospects.
Croatia, and why EU enlargement matters NEW
David Lidington 2 Years, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 9 Hours, 39 Minutes ago
In my last blog, I was looking back at the changes that came about as a result of 20 years of the single market. But for Croatia’s 4.4 million inhabitants, the last two decades have seen change of an even more profound variety. In 1992, the year I...
In the mean time, Turkey is into a “show trial” on the Mavi Marmara case… a FP roundup… NEW
Erkan's field diary 2 Years, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 9 Hours, 53 Minutes ago
  The Mavi Marmara was headed towards the Gaza coast when Israeli commandos boarded it Turkey seeks 18,000-year jail terms for flotilla raid from Yahoo news Turkey put four former Israeli military commanders, including the head of the army, on t...
Meetings with Western Balkans NEW
Cecilia Malmström 2 Years, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 11 Hours, 58 Minutes ago
Tirana from above (c) Lvovsky Creative commons flickr After a few days of holiday during the All Saints weekend, things are now moving again at full speed. I’m spending two days in Tirana, Albania, for a ministerial meeting with the Western Ba...
Fitch Finds a Tough Crowd in Ankara NEW
New Europe - WSJ 2 Years, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 12 Hours, 15 Minutes ago
Turkey’s credit rating just got a long sought-after bump up to investment-grade, but the ratings firms still won’t get any love from the government.
Turkey Goes Cool on U.S. Election NEW
New Europe - WSJ 2 Years, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 13 Hours, 29 Minutes ago
Four years ago when Barack Obama won the U.S. presidency, Turkey was captivated by the election of a man with Muslim heritage that they believed would make a positive contribution to regional security. Many Turks now feel less enthused with this elec...
Cengiz Aktar: “Hayatta olup yaşamaktayız” NEW
Erkan's field diary 2 Years, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 19 Hours, 45 Minutes ago
“Hayatta olup yaşamaktayız”   Ölümün lafzının ve kendisinin tükenmediği bir toprakta yaşıyoruz. Yüz yılı aşkın zamandır zamansız ve amansız ölümler diyarı burası. An itibariyle ölüm orucu tutuyor, ölümle hayat aras...
Möten med Västra Balkan NEW
Cecilia Malmström Mitt Europa 2 Years, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 2 Hours, 27 Minutes ago
Efter ett par dagars ledighet över Allhelgonahelgen är det nu full fart igen. Jag tillbringar två dagar i Tirana, Albanien, för ministermöte med västra Balkan. Det är ett årligt möte med justitie- och inrikesministrarna från regionen som sa...
EFD Rights Watch: Tear gas strike at hunger strike protestors… Pressure on journalists still on the agenda… NEW
Erkan's field diary 2 Years, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 12 Hours, 10 Minutes ago
A woman is helped by demonstrators as Turkish riot police fire water cannon and tear gas during a Kurdish demonstration in support of a widespread hunger strike by Kurdish prisoners, on November 4, 2012 in Istanbul (AFP Photo / Bulent Kilic) VIA Turk...
A Turkish politics roundup… as AKP is in power for a decade now… NEW
Erkan's field diary 2 Years, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 12 Hours, 56 Minutes ago
Three leaders of AKP- a decade ago… Abdullah Gül, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Bülent Arınç Turkey’s Erdogan hails party’s decade of power from Yahoo news Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday hailed his AK...
Croatia, the war, and the future 2 Years, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 17 Hours, 1 Minute ago
Mr Tomislav Nikolic, President of the Republic of Serbia, I’m writing an open letter to you because I do everything openly in front of the Croatian people, the world and God. You invited Croatian representatives to say which questions Serbia ha...
Yeni Anayasa günlüğü: Komisyonun süresi yetmiyor… Başbakanın ümidi azalıyor… CHP biz yaparız diyor.. NEW
Erkan's field diary 2 Years, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 19 Hours, 21 Minutes ago
AB’den Türkiye’ye ‘anayasa’ hatırlatması ntvmsnbc AB’den Türkiye’ye ‘anayasa’ hatırlatması. Türkiye’deki yeni anayasa sürecinden umutlu olduğunu belirten AB Komisyonu’nun genişleme...
Croatia: new rule for citizenship applicants – citizenship test NEW
Croatia, the war, and the future 2 Years, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 23 Hours, 50 Minutes ago
Croatian ministry of the interior has October 26 published in the Government gazette (Narodne Novine) a 100-question supplement rule-book for citizenship applicants to fill in (answer). Applicants must answer correctly at least 10 out of 15 randomly...
Erkan's field diary 2 Years, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 12 Hours, 16 Minutes ago
ŞAMİL’İN ŞÜMULÜ Bu Pazar SKY Türk’te yayınlanan Renkler programının sunucusu Nürnberg’de Almanya’nın en büyük müzesini gezerken, “Merzifonlu Kara Mustafa Paşa olmasaydı, Nürnberg’de camilerde dolaşıyorduk şimdi” ded...
Turkey Will Gain Nothing from Criticizing the EU NEW
Judy Dempsey’s Strategic Europe 2 Years, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 16 Hours, 22 Minutes ago
Turkey is doing itself no favors if it wants to maintain what supporters it has left in the EU.
Turkey’s Kurdish policy: sleepwalking to crisis NEW
The EUDO Café 2 Years, 3 Weeks, 5 Hours, 10 Minutes ago
Article by Bill Park published on openDemocracy.net on October 31, 2012 Turkey’s domestic Kurdish difficulties show no signs of abating. Indeed, they are worsening. Just one symptom is that more than 600 Kurdish prisoners are entering the eighth we...
The Clinton-Ashton Double Act NEW
Whose world order? – ECFR’s blog 2 Years, 3 Weeks, 11 Hours, 50 Minutes ago
It’s probably the last time we see them shuttle together but you have to grant it to Hillary Clinton and Catherine Ashton: they are doing a good job as a two-piece team. (if only the Baroness hadRead more…...
Turkey’s Erdogan Hints at ‘Lira Zone’ NEW
New Europe - WSJ 2 Years, 3 Weeks, 15 Hours, 18 Minutes ago
Turkish news outlets are fizzing with debate about the possibility of a lira currency zone, following an ambiguous comment from Turkey’s outspoken Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Croatia: Call for government advisors on diaspora may prove to be a dud NEW
Croatia, the war, and the future 2 Years, 3 Weeks, 15 Hours, 20 Minutes ago
If you live outside Croatia and have had urges to want to contribute in an official capacity to the process of strengthening the ties between Croatia and the Croatian diaspora then this could very well be your chance and opportunity.  You have until...
Bulgaria joins Greece in vetoing Macedonia’s EU talks NEW
Reuniting Europe 2 Years, 3 Weeks, 16 Hours, 15 Minutes ago
The Bulgarian President Rossen Plevneliev told Enlargement Commissioner Štefan Füle yesterday (31 October) that Macedonia is “not ready” to start accession negotiations. Thus, Bulgaria joined Greece in vetoing the opening of the talks, which in...
Not the best welcome for Tayyip Erdoğan in Germany… a FP roundup… NEW
Erkan's field diary 2 Years, 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 2 Hours, 54 Minutes ago
Merkel reassures Turkey on EU talks, Erdogan raps Cyprus from Yahoo news BERLIN (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel told Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday the European Union (EU) would pursue accession talks with his co...
Erkan's field diary 2 Years, 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 10 Hours, 19 Minutes ago
TESEV ANAYASA İZLEME ÇALIŞMASI’NIN İKİNCİ İZLEME RAPORU YAYINLANDI   TESEV Demokratikleşme Programı’nın yeni Anayasa sürecini izlemek ve kayıt altına almak üzere başladığı Anayasa İzleme Çalışması’nın Şubat-Haziran...
Erdogan vill ha EU-medlemskap inom tio år NEW
Europabloggen 2 Years, 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 10 Hours, 35 Minutes ago
Turkiets premiärminister kan vänta maximalt 10 år till med ett EU-medlemskap.
Katalonien-Schottland | Separatisten sollen nicht in die EU NEW
Presseurop Blog (DE) 2 Years, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 13 Hours, 51 Minutes ago
Können Europas Regionen mit Unabhängigkeitsbestrebungen auf eine automatische Mitgliedschaft in der EU hoffen? Katalonien, Schottland und eventuelle Nachahmer könnten enttäuscht werden. Denn die „EU lehnt ein unabhängig...
Beyond enlargement, does Turkey matter? An EU neighbourhood policy perspective NEW
Europe 27etc 2 Years, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 20 Hours, 30 Minutes ago
As the prospect of EU membership seems to fade away, EU leaders should not look away from Turkey, which is more than ever of precious help to the EU when taking up neighbourhood policy challenges. It’s not a good time to be a European or Turkish ne...
Whatever happened to the Turkish Republic NEW
Whose world order? – ECFR’s blog 2 Years, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 13 Hours, 10 Minutes ago
Today’s celebrations of Turkey’s Republic Day are a vivid reminder of the fractures tearing apart the body politic. Main opposition People’s Republican Party (CHP) said it would join the rally ofRead more…...
News of police intervention in Ankara against Republic Day marchers… to be updated… NEW
Erkan's field diary 2 Years, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 15 Hours ago
Google’s doodle for the Republic Day.   Thanks to AKP leadership’s provocative approach, Kemalists are becoming another victim of Turkish State… A few photos here. Even the main opposition party leader, Mr. Kılıçdaroğlu has...
"Why Turkey would still benefit from EU Accession" by Soli Ozel NEW
Social Europe 2 Years, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 16 Hours, 31 Minutes ago
While the EU continues to work toward a solution to the eurozone crisis, Turkey has experienced a period of strong economic growth. Soli Özel argues that although Turkey’s interest in EU membership has declined in the wake of the crisis, the cou...
A video: Crowd whistling Turkish bureucrats in WTA Year-End Tennis Championships Istanbul 2012 NEW
Erkan's field diary 2 Years, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 4 Hours, 47 Minutes ago
Related posts: Istanbul in 1967. A BBC video and an Istanbul news roundup… Taken 2 (2012): Orientalising Istanbul… A video: A Traditional İstanbul Song: “Dondurmam Buz Gibi” by MEHTAP DEMİR 2012 Chess Olympiad in Istanbul be...
Orhan Pamuk: Europe is turning away from Turkey – and the rest of the world NEW
Erkan's field diary 2 Years, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 11 Hours, 26 Minutes ago
Europe is turning away from Turkey – and the rest of the world | Orhan Pamuk from World news: Turkey | guardian.co.uk by Orhan Pamuk Whatever happened to liberté, égalité, fraternité? Fear of Muslims is putting Europe’s secular...
Croatian foreign pension tax law: de jure and de facto discrimination NEW
Croatia, the war, and the future 2 Years, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 22 Hours, 53 Minutes ago
Foreign pensions were excluded from income tax prior to March 2012 but now, anyone from the U.S.A., Australia, New Zealand etc., in receipt of pension wanting to live in Croatia can only do so as targets of extreme discrimination and material losses.
Grenzgänger rund um den Bodensee: Infos 2012 für Arbeiten in A, CH, D, FL NEW
Title of theH.eimat✔ P.olitik✔ M.enschen✔ blog ... 2 Years, 3 Weeks, 5 Days, 11 Hours, 20 Minutes ago
Die PDF-Broschüre "Infos für Grenzgänger 2012" bietet kompetente Informationen über die Themen Arbeit, Soziales und Steuern in den Ländern Schweiz, Deutschland, Österreich und Liechtenstein.Was sind Grenzgänger? Grenzgänger sind Personen...
Europe is turning away from Turkey – and the rest of the world | Orhan Pamuk NEW
Comment is free (Europe) 2 Years, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 7 Hours, 10 Minutes ago
Whatever happened to liberté, égalité, fraternité? Fear of Muslims is putting Europe's secular tradition at riskI have spent my entire life at the borders of continental Europe. From the window of my home or office, I've looked out over the Bosph...
Immigration | Visum für Balkanländer, ja oder nein? NEW
Presseurop Blog (DE) 2 Years, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 12 Hours, 32 Minutes ago
Wird die EU die Visumpflicht für Bürger der westlichen Balkanländer wieder einführen? Auf Initiative von Deutschland und Frankreich fordern sechs Länder der EU, die Einwanderungskontrollen für Staatsangehörige aus S...
Imigrace | Zavedení víz pro Balkán: pro a proti NEW
Presseurop Blogy (CZ) 2 Years, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 13 Hours, 20 Minutes ago
Evropská unie usiluje o znovuzavedení vízové povinnosti pro státy západního Balkánu. Šest členských zemí v čele s Německem a Francií žádají pos&iacu...
Imigração | Vistos para os Balcãs: a favor ou contra? NEW
Presseurop Blogue (PT) 2 Years, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 14 Hours, 24 Minutes ago
A UE vai ou não restabelecer a obrigação de vistos para os naturais dos Balcãs ocidentais? Por iniciativa da França e da Alemanha, seis Estados-membros pedem que sejam reforçados os controlos sobre a imigra&c...
Conquistato il Nobel per la Pace, ma persa la Turchia NEW
Eurobull 2 Years, 4 Weeks, 5 Hours, 1 Minute ago
La Turchia è un Paese emergente ed ambizioso. Negli ultimi dieci anni, la sua economia è cresciuta a ritmi superiori al 5% annuo, con punte del 9% ancora nel 2011. Istanbul ha raggiunto l'incredibile popolazione di 13.5 milioni, spesso migranti in...
A belated Fazıl Say trial roundup NEW
Erkan's field diary 2 Years, 4 Weeks, 6 Hours, 15 Minutes ago
Renowned Turkish pianist’s trial postponed from Hurriyet Daily News Famous Turkish pianist Fazıl Say’s trial for remarks he made on Twitter allegedly supporting atheism.. Renowned Turkish pianist to appear on trial for insulting religion...
Bayram gift from CPJ to Turkish government: “Turkey’s Press Freedom Crisis” NEW
Erkan's field diary 2 Years, 4 Weeks, 11 Hours, 25 Minutes ago
Turkey accused of pursuing campaign of intimidation against media from World news: Turkey | guardian.co.uk by Simon Tisdall Two independent reports have found evidence of a pattern of harassment against writers and broadcasters Ankara is pursuin...
Croatian Watergate – or is it? ‘Allo, ‘allo! NEW
Croatia, the war, and the future 2 Years, 4 Weeks, 14 Hours, 33 Minutes ago
Croatian Vecernji List newspaper dropped a “bomb” on Saturday October 20 as it uncovered a privacy breach scandal dubbed “Croatian Watergate”, spinning the government and the president into top gear of political manoeuvrings designed to take...
Les populations des Balkans bientôt privées de libre-circulation dans l'UE ? NEW
Regards citoyens 2 Years, 4 Weeks, 15 Hours, 3 Minutes ago
C'est aujourd'hui, jeudi 25 octobre, que les Ministres de l'Intérieur des Etats membres doivent se réunir à Luxembourg pour évoquer la question de l'afflux migratoire venu des Balkans. Dans une lettre en date du 5 octobre dernier, l...
X. v. Turkey: Why a Ruling on the Basis of Discriminatory Effects Would Have Been Preferable NEW
Strasbourg Observers 2 Years, 4 Weeks, 15 Hours, 6 Minutes ago
A few weeks ago, the European Court of Human Rights released its judgment in X. v. Turkey. The case concerned a homosexual detainee who was put in an individual cell and under a very restrictive detention regime, after he complained about intimidatio...
Nåh ja, det var derfor EU er så hulens svært NEW
Filip Schwartz Kirkegaard 2 Years, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 4 Hours, 52 Minutes ago
Kan du huske Metock-sagen? Det var i 2008, at helvedet brød løs i Danmark, da EU-Domstolen udvidede udlændinges ret til familiesammenføring, når EU-borgeren havde benyttet sig af den frie bevægelighed til at arbejde eller studere i et andet EU-...
Cengiz Aktar: Doğu’nun modernite paradoksu NEW
Erkan's field diary 2 Years, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 20 Hours, 21 Minutes ago
Doğu’nun modernite paradoksu   Başbakan’ın Dışpolitika Başdanışmanı İbrahim Kalın nisanda Yeni Şafak mülâkatında şöyle diyor: “Klasik modernite paradigmasının yerini küreselleşmeye bırakması ve Soğuk Savaş’ın so...
Civil Society Dialogue between the EU and Turkey - III Program (CSD-III) to be launched in Autunm 2012 NEW
DARE Network 2 Years, 1 Month, 1 Day, 4 Hours, 23 Minutes ago
Strengthening the social and cultural dialogue between the EU and Turkey is a component of the accession process which is equally crucial as the reform process in Turkey and the framework for accession negotiations. The social and culture dialogue be...
Syria: Why NATO Stands Aside NEW
Judy Dempsey’s Strategic Europe 2 Years, 1 Month, 1 Day, 5 Hours, 12 Minutes ago
Surely, despite all the reasons for justifying no intervention of any kind in Syria, it is time for NATO to stop sitting on the sidelines.
Croatia: EU accession – “it ain’t over till the fat lady sings” NEW
Croatia, the war, and the future 2 Years, 1 Month, 1 Day, 9 Hours, 51 Minutes ago
Nothing is irreversible until the final act is played out – says the proverb in the title of this post. When it comes to Croatia becoming a member of the EU then that final act, in everyone’s mind, is the ratification of Croatia’s accession Tre...
Call to the PM Erdogan: Stop your government’s proposed “Death Camps” for stray animals! NEW
Turkish social democratic view - Brussels 2 Years, 1 Month, 1 Day, 21 Hours, 34 Minutes ago
I just signed the following petition addressed to: The Prime Minister of Turkey Mr Recep Tayyip Erdogan. —————- Stop Turkey’s proposed Death Camps for stray animals! Dear Mr Prime Minister We have been shocked and outr...
Erkan’s Berlin/Germany trip starts tomorrow (22-28 October) NEW
Erkan's field diary 2 Years, 1 Month, 2 Days, 4 Hours, 11 Minutes ago
I will attend a workshop that I am really excited about. The first part took place two years ago in Istanbul, Boğaziçi University and now comes the part 2 at Humboldt University at Berlin, Department of European Ethnology and Collaborative Research...
Jerry Blaskovich M.D. NEW
Croatia, the war, and the future 2 Years, 1 Month, 2 Days, 17 Hours, 56 Minutes ago
Reblogged from Croatia Business Report: The great Croatian-American, Jerry Blaskovich  passed away on 8 October.  Born on 20 April 1934, Jerry was a humanist who served both the United States and Croatia. A Korean War veteran, he had studied medici...
Taken 2 (2012): Orientalising Istanbul… NEW
Erkan's field diary 2 Years, 1 Month, 2 Days, 18 Hours, 46 Minutes ago
After all debates on Orientalism, not much progress in American blockbusters. Istanbul that is represented in Taken 2 looks like somewhere from 1970s. Check out the police cars. Such old cars…. and you will throw grenades in one of the most cro...
2013 European Year of Citizens NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 2 Years, 1 Month, 3 Days, 6 Hours, 39 Minutes ago
The Commission has proposed to make 2013 the Year of Citizens in order to raise awareness of their rights and responsibilities. Particular attention will be devoted to the right to move and reside freely in another Member State and to non-discriminat...
Cengiz Aktar: Yeni siyasî tutuklu tanımı NEW
Erkan's field diary 2 Years, 1 Month, 3 Days, 7 Hours, 39 Minutes ago
Yeni siyasî tutuklu tanımı 3 Ekim’de Avrupa Konseyi Parlamenterler Meclisi (AKPM) yeni bir siyasî tutuklu tanımında uzlaştı. Amaç koloni döneminde Namibya için tarif edilmiş siyasî tutuklu halini güncellemek ve bazı üye ülkelerdeki...
Croatia: Small business red tape cut in efforts to stimulate self-employment NEW
Croatia, the war, and the future 2 Years, 1 Month, 3 Days, 11 Hours, 51 Minutes ago
Although received with a fair amount of skepticism and confusion by many in Croatia the government’s seemingly swift move to cut red tape, simplify small business registration and make it affordable to any entrepreneur or person with a view to ente...
Istanbul's criminal, cosmopolitan activity to sit outside bars NEW
Babelblogs 2 Years, 1 Month, 4 Days, 1 Hour, 55 Minutes ago
The local council of Beyoglu, an area sandwiched in between Taksim and the waters of the Golden Horn, closed off all outdoor seating on bar terraces in the popular neighbourhood of Istanbul in June 2011. Over a year later, the ban is announced to be...
Turkey and the EU (13 November 2012) NEW
The Federal Union blog 2 Years, 1 Month, 4 Days, 2 Hours, 50 Minutes ago
An event kindly hosted by the Ambassador of Turkey on the future of relations between the EU and Turkey.  More details will follow soon.
Espaço Schengen | Búlgaros e romenos permanecem na segunda divisão (Sega, Sófia) NEW
Presseurop Blogue (PT) 2 Years, 1 Month, 4 Days, 3 Hours, 52 Minutes ago
Discriminação no emprego, ameaças de cancelamento de vistos, entre outras. Mais de 5 anos após a adesão à UE, búlgaros e romenos são tratados como cidadãos de segunda, lastima um colunista de Sófia. E isso não parece incomodar ninguém, a...
Schengen-Raum | Bulgaren und Rumänen, immer noch Bürger 2. Klasse (Sega, Sofia) NEW
Presseurop Blog (DE) 2 Years, 1 Month, 4 Days, 3 Hours, 56 Minutes ago
Diskriminierung auf dem Arbeitsmarkt, Androhung von neuen Einreiseauflagen... Über fünf Jahre nach dem EU-Beitritt werden Bulgaren und Rumänen noch immer wie Bürger zweiter Klasse behandelt, bedauert ein Kolumnist aus Sofia. Schlimmer noch: Niema...
Schengenský prostor | Bulhaři a Rumuni zůstávají ve druhé lize (Sega, Sofie) NEW
Presseurop Blogy (CZ) 2 Years, 1 Month, 4 Days, 3 Hours, 57 Minutes ago
Diskriminují je v práci, hrozí jim vízy... Více než pět let po vstupu do Evropské unie se s Bulhary a Rumuny zachází jako s občany druhé kategorie, stěžuje si sofijský novinář. A nikomu – jejich vlastními politiky počínaje - to...
Alternatif Bilişim’in TTNET ve Phorm aleyhine yaptığı Suç Duyurusu NEW
Erkan's field diary 2 Years, 1 Month, 4 Days, 5 Hours, 31 Minutes ago
18.10.2012 Sayın basın mensubu Phorm firmasının Türkiye’de faaliyetlerinin yasaklanması için enphormasyon.org adresinde kampanya başlatan Alternatif Bilişim Derneği TTNET ve Phorm firması hakkında suç duyurusunda bulundu. Alterna...
Kroatisk programmør: Jeg glæder mig til at kunne rejse NEW
Filip Schwartz Kirkegaard 2 Years, 1 Month, 4 Days, 17 Hours, 32 Minutes ago
Hvad ser du som den største fordel ved EU? En Eurobarometer-undersøgelse har tidligere vist, at det er fred og muligheden for at kunne rejse frit, som folk er mest glade for. Det er også retten til at rejse, som EU vil gøre til den helt store sæ...
Erasmus students in Izmir discuss Turkey-EU accession NEW
Babelblogs 2 Years, 1 Month, 4 Days, 23 Hours, 43 Minutes ago
The French head of state is to honour the invitation to Istanbul made by his Turkish counterpart this summer. Among the joyous topics for discussion will be Syria, the crisis and Europe – but only a little. Once a declared candidate for membership...
Turkey Upgrade Talk Spurs Banks, Companies to Bond Market NEW
New Europe - WSJ 2 Years, 1 Month, 5 Days, 4 Hours, 47 Minutes ago
Banks in Turkey are spearheading bond issuance in the international markets this week, with a trio of banks testing the waters ahead of the first-ever Turkish investment-grade corporate bond, spurred on by expectations that the government's rating ma...
Il Parlamento europeo punta i fari sull'importanza delle lingue per la mobilità e la coesione NEW
L'Europa@TorVergata 2 Years, 1 Month, 5 Days, 5 Hours, 51 Minutes ago
Il Parlamento europeo si concentra sulle lingue e ne sostiene l'apprendimento, è questo il risultato della risoluzione approvata dallo stesso organo dell'Unione. Istruzione prima della scuola,mobilità,cittadinanza attiva e l'intenzione di favorire...
The Croatian foreign minister speaks NEW
Eastern approaches (The Economist) 2 Years, 1 Month, 6 Days, 1 Hour, 47 Minutes ago
CROATIA’ foreign minister is in London today, October 17th, and tomorrow.  Vesna Pusic is meeting William Hague, Britain’s foreign secretary and parliamentarians. She is giving a lecture at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Developmen...
Hundreds of Prisoners in Turkey go on Hunger Strike…EFD Rights Watch… NEW
Erkan's field diary 2 Years, 1 Month, 6 Days, 2 Hours, 19 Minutes ago
Turkey: Hundreds of Kurdish Political Prisoners go on Hunger Strike from Global Voices Online by Ruwayda Mustafah Rabar Hundreds of Kurdish political prisoners have entered an indefinite hunger strike, challenging Turkey’s treatment of Kurdish...
Island: Knap 68 pct. nej til EU NEW
Folkebevægelsens Fælles Blog 2 Years, 1 Month, 6 Days, 6 Hours, 11 Minutes ago
NYT FRA EU-FRONTEN: Hver eneste måling i tre år har vist islandsk flertal mod EU-medlemskab - Nyheder...
“LA, Istanbul top most-congested cities lists” NYT blog post on Istanbul Biennial… Istanbul news roundup… NEW
Erkan's field diary 2 Years, 1 Month, 6 Days, 8 Hours, 15 Minutes ago
An image from the proposed Taksim Square plan…via People Powered | Istanbul Design Biennial New York Times (blog) There are few places more perfect to weigh the value of imperfection than Istanbul. And imperfection is the theme of the Ista...
Македонскиот центар за европско образование (МЦЕО) и Фондацијата Отворено општество – Македонија (ФООМ) подготвија компаративна анализ...
Sverige pressar på för reglerad visumfrihet NEW
Europabloggen 2 Years, 1 Month, 1 Week, 7 Hours, 15 Minutes ago
Sverige är bekymrade över det stora antalet asylsökande som kommer utan asylskäl från västra Balkan. Tobias Billström vill skynda på ett EU-beslut om en möjlighet att dra tillbaka visumfrihet.>>>...
EU dribblar med den fria rörligheten NEW
Henrik-Alexandersson.se 2 Years, 1 Month, 1 Week, 8 Hours, 28 Minutes ago
Man kan fråga sig om Bulgarien och Rumänien verkligen var redo för ett EU-medlemskap, när de gick in i unionen.Men nu är de med. Och i något slags konstruktion som gör anspråk på att ha en statsliknande funktion är det viktigt att alla medb...
Für ein Europa ohne Grenzen! NEW
Treffpunkt Europa 2 Years, 1 Month, 1 Week, 8 Hours, 29 Minutes ago
Heutzutage ist Europa der Kontinent auf dem alle Bürger in den Genuss aller ihrer politischen Rechte, der Menschenrechte und des Rechts auf Freizügigkeit innerhalb der EU kommen sollten. Im Anblick der abnehmenden Stellung all dieser Rechte in Euro...
Where were you in 1992? NEW
FutureLab Europe Blog 2 Years, 1 Month, 1 Week, 22 Hours, 17 Minutes ago
I was 9 years old when the first explosion happened in my hometown which announced dark clouds of war in my country. For a kid who was in school one day and next one in the shelter, that become my … Continue reading →...
Back to the future NEW
Eastern approaches (The Economist) 2 Years, 1 Month, 1 Week, 1 Day, 10 Minutes ago
ACROSS Podgorica opposition activists have stenciled the name of Montenegro’s two main ruling parties on walls and underneath them have added the words: “Game Over”. It is not. The general election on October 14th has produced a result which me...
Croazia-Trieste NEW
Debora Serracchiani 2 Years, 1 Month, 1 Week, 1 Day, 1 Hour ago
La Comunità croata apre a Trieste le celebrazioni per l’ingresso della Croazia nella Ue.Questo è il comunicato stampa diramato dalla Comunità croata di Trieste che rende l’evento in sintesi “Quale migliore occasione della 44. Bar...
Majority against EU membership for three years NEW
EU News from Iceland 2 Years, 1 Month, 1 Week, 1 Day, 3 Hours, 42 Minutes ago
Most Icelanders have opposed joining the European Union for more than three years now according to every single opinion poll which has been published in the country regardless of who has produced it or for whom.The newest opinion poll was published t...
Montenegro: General Elections 2012 NEW
Global Voices Central & Eastern Europe 2 Years, 1 Month, 1 Week, 1 Day, 5 Hours, 3 Minutes ago
BalkanInsight's live blog [en] of this past Sunday's parliamentary elections in Montenegro ends its coverage with this summary: […] No surprises in the Montenegro elections, if the preliminary results are confirmed. [Milo Djukanovic] lo...
História | Síndrome jugoslavo ameaça a Europa (De Volkskrant, Amesterdão) NEW
Presseurop Blogue (PT) 2 Years, 1 Month, 1 Week, 1 Day, 5 Hours, 10 Minutes ago
O Norte ganha o dinheiro e o Sul gasta-o: na zona euro soam hoje as mesmas queixas que se ouviam, há 25 anos, na extinta Jugoslávia pluriétnica. Os líderes europeus deviam ter a sensatez de pensar no assunto. Ver mais.
Historie | EU ohrožuje jugoslávský syndrom (De Volkskrant, Amsterdam) NEW
Presseurop Blogy (CZ) 2 Years, 1 Month, 1 Week, 1 Day, 5 Hours, 11 Minutes ago
Sever vydělává, jih utrácí. Z eurozóny se dnes ozývají stejné nářky, jaké se před čtvrt stoletím nesly mnohonárodnostní Jugoslávii. A evropští představitelé by udělali dobře, kdyby si to uvědomili. Více.
EU Nobel Peace Prize, Croatian and Serbian Medals of Tolerance – the bubbles in “bubble and squeak” NEW
Croatia, the war, and the future 2 Years, 1 Month, 1 Week, 1 Day, 7 Hours, 55 Minutes ago
The European Union was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize last week; a feel-good moment, froth and bubble rising above, obscuring for a moment or two, the economic distress and national disquiet within the several of its member states (Greece, Spain, Port...
Today at 17 at RadyoVesaire, the first live Kurdish radio program at a university station begins… NEW
Erkan's field diary 2 Years, 1 Month, 1 Week, 1 Day, 10 Hours, 24 Minutes ago
the program is called Pine. the programmers: Denız Gündüz ve Mehmet Yeşilmen Listen to Radyovesaire here: http://radyovesaire.bilgimedya.org/ Related posts: Erkan’s new attaction: Radio. Today his very first program begins: Metalkafa [Metal...
Ottoman was Geeky. Berk Sentürk’s gallery. Super heroes in Ottoman style… NEW
Erkan's field diary 2 Years, 1 Month, 1 Week, 2 Days, 2 Hours, 34 Minutes ago
Click here to see in details Related posts: Life in Turkey. A photo gallery: Houshamadyan: A project to reconstruct Ottoman Armenian town and village life. FP asks: “Is the U.S. doomed to a Greek-style meltdown? Heroes are back. “Some Ott...
Açık Toplum Vakfı: “Türkiye’de Muhafazakarlık” ve “Türkiye’de Orta Sınıfın Profili” araştırma sonuçları açıklandı. NEW
Erkan's field diary 2 Years, 1 Month, 1 Week, 2 Days, 3 Hours, 12 Minutes ago
Açık Toplum Vakfı olarak, Boğaziçi Üniversitesi ile birlikte destek verdiğimiz, Boğaziçi Üniversitesi  Siyaset Bilimi Bölümü Öğretim Üyesi Prof. Dr. Hakan Yılmaz’ın yürüttüğü “Türkiye’de Muhafazakarlık”  ve  “Tü...
Turkey now angry with UN. New drama at the Turkey vs. Syria story… NEW
Erkan's field diary 2 Years, 1 Month, 1 Week, 2 Days, 23 Hours, 1 Minute ago
Turkey condemns UN for inaction in Syria from turkey – Yahoo! News Search Results (Images) As fighting continues to rage in Syria, Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan labels the UN Secutity Council as ‘unjust’ for its inaction ove...
‘Tan iguals, tan diferents, tan europeus’: la Comissió aprova el paquet d’ampliació de la UE 2012 i convida a descobrir els veïns de l’Est. NEW
eurolocal 2 Years, 1 Month, 1 Week, 3 Days, 2 Hours, 24 Minutes ago
Un llac d’aigües cristal·lines envoltat de muntanyes; sembla Suècia, però és Montenegro. Dues joves comprant en una ciutat que podria ser a França, però és a Bòsnia-Herzegovina. Un grup d’universitaris llançant els birrets a l’aire, c...
Europeiska dialoger i Bodrum NEW
Carl Bildt (SE) 2 Years, 1 Month, 1 Week, 3 Days, 4 Hours, 6 Minutes ago
BODRUM: Här i det sydvästra hörnet av Turkiet, med Greklands övärld väl inom synhåll, brukar några tankesmedjor på hösten samlas för att diskutera inte minst Europas framtid. Och plågsammare platser att tillbringa en hösthelg på går de...
Turkey, Syria and vicious circles NEW
Whose world order? – ECFR’s blog 2 Years, 1 Month, 1 Week, 5 Days, 2 Hours, 4 Minutes ago
  Hardly a day passes without a new development in the Turkey-Syrian saga. Last evening, as I was flying from Istanbul to Sofia, Turkish airforce intercepted a Syrian Air passenger plane overRead more…...
Türkei-Balkan | Beitrittskandidaten: Könnten besser sein NEW
Presseurop Blog (DE) 2 Years, 1 Month, 1 Week, 5 Days, 2 Hours, 4 Minutes ago
Bei der Vorstellung des Fortschrittsberichts 2012 über die Kandidatenländer zum EU-Beitritt hat die Europäische Kommission die Türkei zurechtgewiesen, insbesondere hinsichtlich der individuellen Freiheitsrechte und der Pressefreih...
Grounding Syrian Plane. Looks like another governmental stunt for domestic purposes, but endangering neighbourly relations… NEW
Erkan's field diary 2 Years, 1 Month, 1 Week, 5 Days, 2 Hours, 44 Minutes ago
  Turkey denies accusations over held Syria plane: Foreign ministry from Hurriyet Daily News Ankara took all measures to ensure the safety of the passengers of a Syrian plane intercepted..   Syria accuses Turkey of ‘hostile’ beh...
Happy Birthday General Ante Gotovina! NEW
Croatia, the war, and the future 2 Years, 1 Month, 1 Week, 5 Days, 4 Hours, 54 Minutes ago