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August 2014
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New People, New Directions for the EU NEW
Politipond 1 Month, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 22 Hours, 48 Minutes ago
On June 26th and 27th, EU Heads of State or Government met in Ypres in order to commemorate the First World war, appoint the new President of the Commission and identify the strategic agenda – new directions and priorities &ndash...
Italy and the European Union: selected sources NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 1 Month, 4 Weeks, 2 Days, 2 Hours, 13 Minutes ago
From 1 July 2014, Italy will take over the six-month rotating presidency of the Council of the European Union. We have gathered some useful information sources about the country to give a general overview on Italian politics and legislation, as well...
After Juncker, the deluge: a look at other top jobs NEW
Brussels Blog (Financial Times) 2 Months, 11 Hours, 37 Minutes ago
Thorning-Schmidt, left, and Merkel at last week's EU summit. Is the Danish PM's star falling? With Jean-Claude Juncker’s confirmation as European Commission president by the European Parliament in two week’s time something of a foregone c...
Claims new law will destroy economy or end life on earth probably overcooked NEW
Berlaymonster 5 Months, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 11 Hours, 56 Minutes ago
A company or group of companies has spotted that a planned new law for their sector might be a bit of a nuisance or cost a bit of money up front in order to change their business practices a bit.The businesses are considering pointing this out to the...
On ‘blogging, content discovery and the EU public sphere’ NEW
Mathew'sTagsmanian Devil 6 Months, 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 4 Hours, 30 Minutes ago
This post started out as a comment to Blogging, content discovery and the European public sphere, Kosmopolito’s post marking Bloggingportal’s 5th birthday (all posts and more). However Kosmo, one of the old guard of EU bloggers (and curre...
Blogging, content discovery and the European public sphere NEW
Kosmopolito 6 Months, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 20 Hours, 21 Minutes ago
This week we are celebrating the fifth anniversary of bloggingportal – our little EU blog aggregator. Obviously the tech is a bit dated by now, the design is – let’s say – suboptimal, and also the internet has changed dramatic...
5 Years of Bloggingportal! NEW
The European Citizen 7 Months, 2 Days, 8 Hours, 3 Minutes ago
Today is the 5th birthday of Bloggingportal! In the years that Bloggingportal has been linking Euroblogs and trying to make discussions more accessible, the number of blogs has ballooned from barely 100 to over 1000. The Euroblogosphere is still rela...
5 years of Bloggingportal.eu: The social impact of a digital platform NEW
Ideas on Europe 7 Months, 3 Days, 5 Hours, 52 Minutes ago
Exactly five years ago, when Bloggingportal.eu went live, I was living in Moldova and working in pre-electoral assistance, looking ahead to return to Germany to start my pre-doctoral research for what would become my thesis on “Inform...
5 años de Bloggingportal, 5 años de blogs sobre Europa, ¿y muchos años más? NEW
La Oreja de Europa 7 Months, 3 Days, 9 Hours, 56 Minutes ago
Los lectores de blogs sobre la Unión Europea están de enhorabuena ya que Bloggingportal, el agregador multilingüe de blogs sobre esta temática cumple cinco años y los cumple en buena forma. Miles de blogs y posts...
BloggingPortal + PressEurop = ? NEW
Mathew'sTagsmanian Devil 7 Months, 3 Days, 18 Hours, 13 Minutes ago
[Happy Birthday, BloggingPortal! For the birthday present, scroll down] Last Thursday I finally caught up with Eric Maurice of PressEurop, which recently had its plug pulled by the EC following their decision to cancel its renewal tender some weeks a...
Getting into gear or false dawn? NEW
Mathew'sTagsmanian Devil 7 Months, 4 Days, 6 Hours, 39 Minutes ago
For BloggingPortal’s 5th birthday, a short report from those of us who want to see its 6th. Last Saturday a handful of Editors – Macarena (@MacarenaRG), Andreas (@kosmopolit), Alia @Eurocentrique, Jon (@JonWorth), Stefan (@stefanhapper),...
EU public sphere blogtour: half full, or half empty? NEW
Mathew'sTagsmanian Devil 7 Months, 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 11 Hours, 4 Minutes ago
Kübler-Ross You can go for months without a good post on the EU public sphere, and then a whole bunch come along at once. As I prepare for this Saturday’s meeting of those BloggingPortal Editors who can be bothered to attend a discussion o...
Network anatomy of the EU online public sphere NEW
Mathew'sTagsmanian Devil 8 Months, 6 Hours, 42 Minutes ago
The above image is from Drake Baer‘s FastCompany article “Why Successful People Have So Many Groups Of Friends”, which is all about networking for career success, something I’ve never done and am very unlikely to start. Nevert...
Michel Barnier: le chou de Bruxelles NEW
Coulisses de Bruxelles (Libération) 8 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 40 Minutes ago
Michel Barnier a l’habitude qu’on le sous-estime. En quarante ans de vie politique, le commissaire européen chargé du Marché intérieur et des services financiers n’a jamais fait fantasmer le petit...
Hashtag Europe: the Developers’ Cut NEW
Mathew'sTagsmanian Devil 8 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 23 Hours, 26 Minutes ago
This video is aimed at developers interested in combining: machine translation, automatic semantic analysis, human curation faceted search and social media to create a machine-assisted multilingual content curation engine for longform content. The 15...
A brief history – and future – of the tag in Europe NEW
Mathew'sTagsmanian Devil 9 Months, 2 Days, 10 Hours, 15 Minutes ago
I think I laughed out loud when I saw the theme of this year’s Brussels Twestival (Facebook page, @BRUTwestival): This year Brussels’ own Twestival #BRUTwestival will be focusing on the theme of storytelling with the use of our new best f...
Hashtag Europe dans one minute de video en franglais, wireframes compris! NEW
Mathew'sTagsmanian Devil 9 Months, 2 Weeks, 15 Hours, 47 Minutes ago
Pour le Journée Européenne du blogging multilingue, a video of one minute (waltz) length sur the bloggingportal.eu reboot, avec une “first look” à les wireframes et pas un mot dans mon accent francais de vache espagno...
Competition: rebrand bloggingportal NEW
Mathew'sTagsmanian Devil 9 Months, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 13 Hours, 40 Minutes ago
It’s not strictly necessary to rebrand bloggingportal, but everyone I’ve spoken to thinks it’s a good idea, so why not have a little competition? This is more about coming up with a neat idea than holding a design competition yet. F...
EU blogging by the numbers: 317k+ posts, 21 languages NEW
Mathew'sTagsmanian Devil 10 Months, 1 Day, 5 Hours, 47 Minutes ago
Data from bloggingportal.eu, extracted by BrusselsBlogger, gives some idea of the dominance of English as a blogging language on EU policy. It is actually probably lower than most in the Brussels Bubble would guess. The headline figures and a graph f...
How faceted search will help build the EU Online Public Space NEW
Mathew'sTagsmanian Devil 10 Months, 1 Week, 1 Day, 2 Hours, 53 Minutes ago
Some of the comments to my initial post showed me that I have to show, not tell, what I mean when I refer to technologies like semantic analysis and faceted search. So, a quick video about faceted search and the role it could play in helping people f...
FAQAOs on BloggingPortal Rebooted NEW
Mathew'sTagsmanian Devil 10 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 13 Hours, 20 Minutes ago
7/10/13: I received a couple of interesting reactions to the post about rebooting BloggingPortal, but as some of them were by email I decided to reply in FAQAO (Frequently Asked Questions And Objections) format, which I just invented, in case others...
Interview with Berlaymonster NEW
marcoRecorder 10 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 8 Hours, 20 Minutes ago
Inhabitants of the Eurobubble know this little hairy figure very well. He’s there to drink gin, eat gravy and bash EU affairs. Many know his videos and his Twitter account which was even endorsed by EC spokesperson Olivier Bailly as &ldquo...
Sketches on the Metro: rebooting Bloggingportal? NEW
Mathew'sTagsmanian Devil 10 Months, 4 Weeks, 2 Days, 3 Hours, 13 Minutes ago
As I’ve mentioned now and then (e.g., BloggingPortal’s 3rd birthday, 2012), a desultory conversation amongst Bloggingportal editors dragged on for several years, before dying after it became clear that the lack of decision-making process...
Shaped by social media? Not yet, but it’s coming! NEW
Blog of EU Commissioner Maroš Šefčovič 1 Year, 3 Months, 4 Weeks, 9 Hours, 18 Minutes ago
Number of View: 367A few days ago at the Commission’s first Digital Competence Day event, I issued a call to exchange best practices and experiences in the field of modern e-technologies. Neelie Kroes was the first to respond. No surprise...
Week in Bloggingportal: Eurosceptic Chic NEW
bloggingportal.eu 1 Year, 4 Months, 2 Days, 12 Hours, 59 Minutes ago
   BY CC Euro Realist Newsletter   Europe’s turned Eurosceptic, is the not-entirely-surprising conclusion of an examination of attitudes to the EU over the crisis. So Euroscepticism was big in the Euroblogosphere this week. We&rs...
A Van Rompuy le sorprende que los líderes europeos se tuten en las reuniones del Consejo NEW
La Oreja de Europa 1 Year, 4 Months, 6 Days, 16 Hours, 50 Minutes ago
Esta mañana nos hemos encontrado con un vídeo que ha publicado el Consejo de la Unión Europea en su cuenta de Twitter. En el vídeo de aproximadamente 10 minutos, los presidentes de las instituciones europeas explican en qu...
The Week in Bloggingportal: Not in the Mood to Slaughter the Sacred Cows NEW
bloggingportal.eu 1 Year, 4 Months, 1 Week, 2 Days, 19 Hours, 26 Minutes ago
“What shall we do to save Europe and give a future to Europeans? We need to make a U-turn: slaughter the sacred cows, not the black swan.” (Filippo Addarii, Dating 4 Good) What’s your mood today? Looking for a helpless cry for a &ld...
Week in Bloggingportal: Exercises in Democracy NEW
bloggingportal.eu 1 Year, 4 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 13 Hours, 19 Minutes ago
   BY CC FutUndBeidl   It may be a year until the European elections, but with Croatia joining the EU in July, Croats are heading to the polls today to elect their representatives to the European Parliament. It’s not been the bes...
BM, now EU-approved! NEW
Berlaymonster 1 Year, 4 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 17 Hours, 48 Minutes ago
Well that was odd. Today's European Commission midday briefing ended with an extraordinary endorsement from presiding spokémon Olivier Bailly. A propos of absolutely nothing, he appealed to the gathered hacks and the literally several who tu...
United Nations University on “EU-Blogosphere” NEW
kielspratineurope 1 Year, 4 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 13 Hours, 31 Minutes ago
The featured picture from bloggingportal.eu stands here just substitutionally for the topic discussed in a recent working paper from the institut on Comparative Regional Integration Studies of the United Nations University in Bruges, Belgium. Dr...
EU summit: Malta’s Muscat calls for ‘common sense’ NEW
Brussels Blog (Financial Times) 1 Year, 5 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 7 Hours, 40 Minutes ago
Finally the Socialists are talking. Most of the early arrivals to the pre-summit gathering of the Party of European Socialist in Brussels said next to nothing. The only statement from Danish prime minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt was a striking neon a...
Ecfin Sits Next To The King NEW
Real Time Brussels - WSJ 1 Year, 6 Months, 1 Week, 1 Day, 21 Hours, 28 Minutes ago
The 800 or so officials of the European Commission's economic affairs division have been moved to Schuman, reflecting their new-found importance in the EU bureaucracy.
Brussels blog round-up for 9 – 15 February: A reduced EU budget, the Anglo-German axis, and a transatlantic trade pact? NEW
EUROPP - European Politics and Policy 1 Year, 6 Months, 1 Week, 6 Days, 20 Hours, 5 Minutes ago
Chris Gilson takes a look at the week in Brussels blogging. The EU centre Last week, the European Council agreed to a deal that would reduce the European budget in real terms for the first time (Open Europe has a good … Continue reading &...
Papal exit: The Van Rompuy Code? NEW
Brussels Blog (Financial Times) 1 Year, 6 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 18 Hours, 55 Minutes ago
The politics and rituals surrounding the selection of a new pope are even more opaque and mysterious than the back-room negotiations over a long-term EU budget (a recent source of obsession at the Brussels Blog). Herman Van Rompuy, the European counc...
The Week in Bloggingportal: Show me the money, Jean Monnet and Margaret Thatcher! NEW
bloggingportal.eu 1 Year, 6 Months, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 1 Hour, 51 Minutes ago
Dear Jean Monnet, dear Margaret Thatcher, we here at our idealistic European project called Bloggingportal.eu (that’s for you, Jean) that functions without any government money (that’s for you, Mararet), we hope you both had a modestly co...
La Europa de dos y tres velocidades o la vuelta a los años 90 NEW
La Oreja de Europa 1 Year, 6 Months, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 23 Hours, 1 Minute ago
El Consejo de la UE está de reunión el 7 y 8 de febrero y no es una reunión cualquiera. Se decide el Marco Financiero Plurianual, es decir, el marco presupuestario para los próximos años (2014-2020).  Los Jefes...
Monti, président ? NEW
Coulisses de Bruxelles (Libération) 1 Year, 6 Months, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 20 Hours, 1 Minute ago
Comment créer une Europe forte avec des institutions faibles ? La crise de la zone euro semble (il faut rester prudent) avoir fait prendre conscience aux États que, non seulement,...
Week in Bloggingportal: Money, Money, Money NEW
bloggingportal.eu 1 Year, 6 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 16 Hours, 7 Minutes ago
  CC BY ppcv   This week on the Euroblogopshere saw the scandal in Spain, where the ruling Popular Party and Prime Minister Rajoy are claimed to be part of a party funding and tax dodge.   Meanwhile, the idea of a European Semester Off...
The Week in Bloggingportal: Leadership and unemployment in Europe NEW
bloggingportal.eu 1 Year, 7 Months, 2 Days, 17 Hours, 10 Minutes ago
In the week we turned 4, in the week Cameron held his speech on Europe, in the week Jeroen Dijsselbloem became head of the Eurogroup, in the week the EU adopted the Financial Transaction Tax, in the week the Franco-German friendship turned 50, the Eu...
Bloggingportal.eu turns 4 years old! NEW
bloggingportal.eu 1 Year, 7 Months, 3 Days, 16 Hours, 54 Minutes ago
Jeroen Dijsselbloem, l’inconnu qui ne l’est pas NEW
27 and What ? 1 Year, 7 Months, 1 Week, 1 Day, 5 Hours, 17 Minutes ago
L’Eurogroupe a un nouveau président. Il s’appelle Jeroen Dijsselbloem. Et, non, ce n’est pas un inconnu. Ce n’est pas un inconnu, contrairement à ce qui est écrit sur… Slate.fr, Le Figaro.fr,...
Week in Bloggingportal: The Prime Minister’s Speech NEW
bloggingportal.eu 1 Year, 7 Months, 1 Week, 2 Days, 14 Hours, 12 Minutes ago
   David Cameron, making a different speech CC BY DFID – UK Department for International Development   The big buzz about the Euroblogosphere this week was the long-awaited speech of Prime Minister David Cameron. It was bound to be a car...
Bloggers wanted: Spread your Baltic Sea Story | GIRLS CAN BLOG NEW
girlsblogtoo.blogspot.de, 1 Year, 7 Months, 1 Week, 2 Days, 14 Hours, 48 Minutes ago
Ĉu eŭropanoj lernu Esperanton por blogi? | libera folio NEW
www.liberafolio.org, 1 Year, 7 Months, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 3 Hours, 39 Minutes ago
Euroblogging, British debate and language – strange conclusions NEW
kielspratineurope 1 Year, 7 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 5 Hours, 6 Minutes ago
Euroblogging, British debate and language - strange conclusions [...]...
What will Klaus do next? | Dr Sean's Diary NEW
/drseansdiary.wordpress.com, 1 Year, 7 Months, 3 Weeks, 5 Days, 11 Hours, 24 Minutes ago
How the dominance of English kills the European debate NEW
Ideas on Europe 1 Year, 7 Months, 4 Weeks, 15 Hours, 37 Minutes ago
Spanishwalker has already argued some months ago that one of the problems of the European blogosphere is the dominance of English. He sees the problem in English being the gatekeeper language between blogging and writing in most other European lang...
The Top 5 European/EU Thinkers 2012 NEW
Marian Schreier 1 Year, 7 Months, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 11 Hours, 22 Minutes ago
Every year Foreign Policy publishes a list of the 100 foremost global thinkers. This year’s edition puts Aung San Suu Kyi and Thein Sein on the first place. Being global by nature the list does...
The Year 2012 in Bloggingportal: Post-Nobel and Pre-Apocalyptic NEW
bloggingportal.eu 1 Year, 8 Months, 5 Days, 51 Minutes ago
Our children and grandchildren might remember this year as the year in which the European Union won the Nobel Peace Prize for its past achievements, a major topic in the euroblogosphere. It was a year in which, despite the Maya’s and the Euro...
How to say goodbye to Brussels - officially NEW
EU for US 1 Year, 8 Months, 1 Week, 5 Days, 2 Hours, 4 Minutes ago
I am sad to say that I have left Brussels. I am excited to say that I am now in Paris and blogging here.I will keep posts at EUforUS as up-to-date as possible. Brussels is not quick to change, so, for the most part, I think you can trust the content...
La présidence irlandaise lance son site officiel NEW
Fabien l'Européen 1 Year, 8 Months, 1 Week, 5 Days, 5 Hours, 8 Minutes ago
La présidence irlandaise du Conseil de l’Union européenne va commencer le 1er janvier 2013 pour six mois. Comme pour la présidence française de 2008, il s’agit avant tout de coordonner et de jouer le rôle de médiateur dans le cadre...
Eurosphere roundup: Berlusconi attempts to be back, EU postpones reforms until 2013 NEW
Erkan's field diary 1 Year, 8 Months, 1 Week, 6 Days, 6 Hours, 22 Minutes ago
MAIN FOCUS: Berlusconi launches election campaign | 12/12/2012 from euro|topics Italy’s ex prime minister Silvio Berlusconi on Tuesday attacked the government of his successor Mario Monti and accused it of being “German-centric&...
Reading suggestion #11: Swedish snus and the “Dalligate” NEW
EU Constitutional Law - Örebro universitet 1 Year, 8 Months, 1 Week, 6 Days, 8 Hours, 13 Minutes ago
In a recent post on the blog Diritti Comparati (Compared Laws) Alberto Alemanno analyses the circumstances of Commissioner Dalli’s resignation, entitling his post “The Snus’ Trap“, published on 10 December (in English). He arg...
Week in Bloggingportal: A Piece of Peace NEW
bloggingportal.eu 1 Year, 8 Months, 1 Week, 6 Days, 22 Hours, 33 Minutes ago
  BY CC Mediocre2010     It was the week we all officially became Nobel Laureates, with the award ceremony for the EU’s Nobel Peace Prize. The Euroblogosphere was a-buzz with the event, with a debate over whether the EU deserved the...
Three men and a Nobel NEW
Europe’s Café 1 Year, 8 Months, 2 Weeks, 22 Hours, 53 Minutes ago
On Monday 10th December, Herman Van Rompuy, José Manuel Barroso and Martin Schulz went to Oslo (Norway) to receive the Nobel Prize awarded to the European Union (EU).  In addition to the Presidents of the main EU political institutions, some …...
Blogging through EU fog | European Voice NEW
www.europeanvoice.com, 1 Year, 9 Months, 9 Hours, 34 Minutes ago
Ad hoc EU nerds tweetup – blogup, Monday 26th November, 1830, Café des épices, Pl Jourdan NEW
Jon Worth's Euroblog 1 Year, 9 Months, 1 Week, 4 Days, 14 Hours, 27 Minutes ago
After lots of tweets and e-mails exchanged it seemed best to summarise everything in a blog post… I’m going to be in Brussels for 48 hours 25th-27th November, and as I haven’t been in the city for a while it seemed like a good idea...
Week in Bloggingportal: Cyberpunk Culture NEW
bloggingportal.eu 1 Year, 9 Months, 1 Week, 4 Days, 16 Hours, 26 Minutes ago
   BY CC Campus Party Europe in Berlin.     Surprisingly, the internet was a theme on the blogs this week, with Commissioner Neelie Kroes blogging for fast European broadband, and a good round-up of digital and internet culture here. The...
Who is Captain Europe? NEW
Gulf Stream Blues 1 Year, 9 Months, 1 Week, 6 Days, 16 Hours, 35 Minutes ago
For two years, Brussels has grappled with a mystery that has taken on a sort of legendary aura – who is Captain Europe? Tonight, I may finally be able to discover the answer.The caped crusader – pictured right – appears suddenly at various even...
Commissioners on Twitter: how are they doing? NEW
Jon Worth's Euroblog 1 Year, 9 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 11 Hours, 32 Minutes ago
The European Commission, and Commissioners themselves, have progressively taken to Twitter over the past couple of years as a way of communicating with (at?) EU citizens. So how are they doing? This blog entry gives a quick summary. My starting point...
Echoes of Buttiglione as nomination of Maltese Borg draws criticism NEW
Jon Worth's Euroblog 1 Year, 9 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 18 Hours, 19 Minutes ago
Back in 2004 the European Parliament made waves by preventing the Barroso I Commission from entering office, mostly due to the views of one nominee – Rocco Buttiglione. The problem was with Buttligione’s views on homosexuality and the rol...
The Week in Bloggingportal: Non-nonsense, disorder and big questions NEW
bloggingportal.eu 1 Year, 9 Months, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 7 Hours, 40 Minutes ago
The end of 2012 is approaching and the euroblogosphere is starting to look into the future, asking big questions and providing big answers. We here at Bloggingportal.eu have spent our week deciding about a decision mechanism through which we will dec...
Kodėl Algirdas Butkevičius yra laimingiausias būsimos koalicinės vyriausybės premjeras? NEW
TimesLT 1 Year, 9 Months, 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 16 Hours, 17 Minutes ago
Kodėl Algirdas Butkevičius yra laimingiausias būsimos koalicinės vyriausybės premjeras? Tam priežastis paprasta, LSDP poziciją koalicinėse derybose remia opozicija ir valstybės vadovė. Butkevičiui lieka tik savo nuožiūra pasirinkti, kod
U.S. Election: Relief in Brussels NEW
Real Time Brussels - WSJ 1 Year, 9 Months, 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 19 Hours, 9 Minutes ago
The main issue in the Brussels-Washington relationship during Obama's second term is expected to be the economy.
Britain battling 'alone' against EU in Council of Ministers NEW
PublicServiceEurope.com editor's blog 1 Year, 9 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 19 Hours, 5 Minutes ago
The UK's frustration with the EU is reflected in the voting records of the Council of Ministers, where David Cameron's government often battles alone against 26 member states. Not since the Margaret Thatcher era, if ever, has Britain been as Euroscep...
'Eurocrats' 5.5 per cent tax cut is 'out of touch' NEW
PublicServiceEurope.com editor's blog 1 Year, 9 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 20 Hours, 7 Minutes ago
Officials in the EU will receive a 5.5 per cent tax cut in January - an object lesson on how to appear out of touch, arrogant and against the interests of all European citizens during these austere times - warns Derek Clark MEP...
Quel est l’impact chiffré de l’UE à Bruxelles : fonctionnaires européens, diplomates, journalistes, lobbyistes ? NEW
Se former à la communication européenne 1 Year, 9 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 22 Hours, 13 Minutes ago
Categories: Non classéTags: espace public, journalistes, lobbying, transparenceSelon une étude réalisée en 2011 par le Bureau de Liaison Bruxelles – Europe, au total, la présence européenne (et internationale) générerait de 13 à 14 % de l
Ingegerd Troedsson NEW
Carl Bildt (SE) 1 Year, 9 Months, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 4 Hours, 40 Minutes ago
VIENTIANE: Långt här borta i en annan del av världen nås jag av budet från Enköping om att Ingegerd Troedsson har gått bort. Ingegerd var en central gestalt i moderat politik under det senaste århundradets senare decennier. Jag tror aldrig at...
Enzo Collotti intellettuale europeo NEW
Eurobull 1 Year, 9 Months, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 13 Hours, 47 Minutes ago
Il nome non dice molto ai non addetti ai lavori: Enzo Collotti è uno storico della contemporaneità (classe 1929) che si racconta nell'intervista-biografia Impegno civile e passione critica, curata da Mariuccia Salvati ed edita da Viella. È un uomo...
A million thanks to our readers NEW
The IPKat 1 Year, 9 Months, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 14 Hours, 23 Minutes ago
A little while ago this afternoon a very special little something happened in the IPKat's life: we welcomed our one millionth visitor to our weblog this year. This is the first time this has happened. Our previous best calendar year for receiving v...
How Tony Blair could be elected President of Europe. NEW
Jason O'Mahony 1 Year, 9 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 2 Hours ago
Tony Blair recently made a speech (here) where he spoke about the need for a directly elected President of Europe. Not surprisingly, as soon as he made the speech, the usual suspects made their remarks about how Blair was pretty much advocating a job...
Cyprus' EU budget deal rejected by Commission and Parliament NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 1 Year, 9 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 3 Hours, 50 Minutes ago
On 30 October, the European Commission rejected the first proposals containing concrete figures for the EU's 2014-2020 budget presented hours earlier by the Cypriot presidency. The Parliament slammed the proposal for slashing spending on growth and j...
Romanians in Brussels on the evolution of Romania NEW
Casa Europei Cluj-Napoca 1 Year, 9 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 16 Hours, 4 Minutes ago
According to Romanian experts involved in various activities in “Euro Brussels”, nearly six years after Romania joined the EU, Romania has evolved, but there are still many inefficiencies and abnormalities.With great pleasure, I recently had the...
Neuer Eklat um Mersch NEW
Lost in EUrope 1 Year, 9 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 19 Hours, 41 Minutes ago
Neuer Eklat um die geplante Berufung des Luxemburgers Y. Mersch ins Direktorium der EZB: Offenbar will der Ministerrat die umstrittene Nominierung an diesem Wochenende per schriftlichem Umlaufverfahren bestätigen. Die EU-Staaten würden sich damit
Russia: Blogging Conference Draws Regional Participants NEW
Global Voices Central & Eastern Europe 1 Year, 9 Months, 4 Weeks, 4 Hours, 43 Minutes ago
Regional bloggers convened at a Moscow conference organized by a state run news agency. Was it simply an overture aimed at new media, or an attempt to exert more control over the internet?
Bruxelles : Dans l’ombre des lobbies NEW
Le blog du bureau de Bruxelles (France 2) 1 Year, 9 Months, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 16 Hours, 1 Minute ago
Moins de 48 heures après la démission du commissaire européen chargé d’une directive très stricte sur le tabac, les ONG qui se battent contre les cigarettiers ont toutes été cambriolées et des ordinateurs aux données ultra-sensibles se...
Kicking off a new Beyondbrussels.com NEW
Beyond Brussels 1 Year, 9 Months, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 17 Hours, 28 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...
The EU law blogosphere NEW
eutopialaw 1 Year, 9 Months, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 18 Hours, 53 Minutes ago
We wanted to draw readers’ attention to a few other blogs dealing with matters of EU law.  First of all, we are delighted to draw attention to a new blog, europaeuslaw, founded by our loyal contributor Professor Peter Lindseth (U.Conn.), wh...
Systemics and Dynamics Live NPthinking Blog, October 30, 2012 NEW
Nick Panayotopoulos Thinking 1 Year, 9 Months, 4 Weeks, 2 Days, 6 Hours, 14 Minutes ago
Read from the bottom up to follow the flow: USA: Time for allegiance between people > Obama to the Rescue | The Big Dog Barks | No Time for Politics? http://t.co/bZw1okwP Nature is showing who is the real boss, and should make lots of people thin...
Systemics and Dynamics Live NPthinking Blog, October 29, 2012 NEW
Nick Panayotopoulos Thinking 1 Year, 9 Months, 4 Weeks, 2 Days, 6 Hours, 49 Minutes ago
Please read from the bottom up to follow the flow: Schauble says EU needs the UK at Oxford: Or Schauble simply playing "good cop" on the UK to Merkel's "bad cop" on the UK? The reverse roles compared to Greece, that is! lol Maybe Schauble's call on...
Personal live blog, October 29, 2012 NEW
Nick Panayotopoulos Thinking 1 Year, 9 Months, 4 Weeks, 2 Days, 6 Hours, 51 Minutes ago
Read bottom up to follow the flow: Vlogs: For fans: Have you watched: My Brunswick Vlogs (parts 1-3) http://t.co/TGd0B4EQ 3 vlogs total 10 minutes. Recorded: Oct. 1, 2012. 20+ yrs of monitoring and analysis: If your following my tweets is conditio...
Are you paying someone to do this? NEW
The IPKat 1 Year, 9 Months, 4 Weeks, 2 Days, 7 Hours, 18 Minutes ago
The IPKat spends a good deal of time, as has been mentioned in the past, deleting spam, junk, phoney comments, irrelevant and unsolicited advertisements and feeble attempts at search engine optimisation.  He has just received yet another on...
Det magtfulde EU-formandskabs demise NEW
Filip Schwartz Kirkegaard 1 Year, 10 Months, 3 Hours, 37 Minutes ago
De magtfulde EU-formandskabers tid er slut. Det er konklusionen i en artikel fra Altinget.dk (gemt bag en betalingsmur, har desværre ikke selv læst den). Samme konklusion måtte jeg kedeligt gøre mig for et halvt års tid siden. Jeg var stødt på...
EU draft budget shows €50bn in cuts NEW
Brussels Blog (Financial Times) 1 Year, 10 Months, 10 Hours, 12 Minutes ago
A fresh draft of the EU’s long-term budget has shaved €50bn from the original proposal, in a partial concession to the UK and other member states determined to contain the bloc’s spending. The draft, circulated late on Monday night, marked the...
Conseil européen de décembre : être ou ne pas être... NEW
Euros du Village 1 Year, 10 Months, 1 Day, 9 Hours, 6 Minutes ago
Aura lieu ? N'aura pas lieu ? Le sort du Conseil européen de décembre, qui doit être consacré à la discussion sur le budget européen, n'est pas encore scellé : tout tient aux discussions entre David Cameron et Angela Merkel. Tandis que le prem...
Malala Yousafzai: Trotskyist hero(ine) NEW
Shiraz Socialst 1 Year, 10 Months, 1 Day, 20 Hours, 5 Minutes ago
Malala Yousafzai: Trotskyist hero(ine) In Shiraz Socialist’s coverage of the cowardly shooting by Taliban fascists of this 14 year-old hero(ine), we have not so far mentioned the fact that she is a Trotskyist sympathiser. Here is a statemen...
Blogging in Solidarity's shadow NEW
European Public Policy Blog (Google) 1 Year, 10 Months, 1 Day, 21 Hours, 18 Minutes ago
Three decades ago in Gdansk, Poles rose up and created a marvel - an independent trade union Solidarity that, after a decade of non-violent struggle, threw off the shackles of communism. Today, the country is part of the European Union and has create...
Exxon’s Nicolas Mockfort – killed or assasinated? NEW
Rebentisch Sköne Oke 1 Year, 10 Months, 4 Days, 1 Hour, 16 Minutes ago
The ExxonMobile Executive Nicolas Mockfort was shot dead in Brussels close to Italian restaurant Da Marcello two weeks ago, in an event that looked first like car jacking. To the Belgian police authorities it appears likely that he was asssasinated.
L-am întâlnit pe d'Artagnan... | Blog NEW
Ochiul Europei 1 Year, 10 Months, 4 Days, 5 Hours, 42 Minutes ago
Iulie, 31 iulie. Am rendez-vous la 16h45, la intrarea palatului din Jardin de Luxembourg, cu d'Artagnan. Colegii mă privesc bizar. Nu e o glumă; dimpotrivă, la intrarea în palatul Senatului francez mă aşteaptă asistenta lui Aymeri de...
‘Snusgate’ Spotlights EU Lobbying NEW
Real Time Brussels - WSJ 1 Year, 10 Months, 4 Days, 7 Hours, 9 Minutes ago
Real Time Brussels has been doing some old-school document chasing on the EU’s biggest corruption scandal in years.
Le budget de l'UE, cible de chantages nationaux NEW
Regards citoyens 1 Year, 10 Months, 4 Days, 9 Hours, 13 Minutes ago
Après le Royaume-Uni, qui menaçait la semaine dernière de mettre son veto à une hausse qu'il juge "inacceptable" du budget de l'Union européenne (UE), c'est au tour du Danemark d'avertir ses partenaires. Le cadre financier pluriann...
Remembering Mike Harskin NEW
Jonathan Fryer 1 Year, 10 Months, 4 Days, 20 Hours, 35 Minutes ago
A dozen or so of us gathered in the Guest Room at the House of Lords this evening, courtesy of Lord (Chris) Rennard, to celebrate the memory of Mike Harskin, former editor of Liberal Demorat News, who died at a tragically young age 20 years ago. My...
The "family photos" at European "summits" NEW
The New Nostradamus of the North 1 Year, 10 Months, 5 Days, 1 Hour, 1 Minute ago
The European Council meeting in Brussels in March 2011Always when European heads of state and government have their - mostly useless - "summits", we the citizens are invited to watch the nowadays compulsory "family photos". The choreography is always...
Belgium’s Premier Blunderer NEW
Real Time Brussels - WSJ 1 Year, 10 Months, 5 Days, 5 Hours, 47 Minutes ago
Belgium’s former prime minister Yves Leterme made a fresh Twitter blunder Thursday morning when he accidentally sent a personal message to all his 55,100 followers. Mr. Leterme is so well-known for his gaffs that the Flemish coined a term in his ho...
UK need not be alone in capping EU budget NEW
Nucleus 1 Year, 10 Months, 5 Days, 9 Hours, 8 Minutes ago
Peter Wilding Thursday, 25 October 2012 David Cameron has threatened to veto the EU budget. The British media salivate at tales of isolation and 'inching towards the EU exit'. But is the UK alone? No. Jan Kees...
Thursday thingies NEW
The IPKat 1 Year, 10 Months, 5 Days, 10 Hours, 4 Minutes ago
We had so many junk comments that we neededa white van to take them all away ... Over the past nine and a half years, the IPKat's weblog has featured more than 7,200 posts and has attracted over 14,400 comments from readers.  Sadly, the blog al...
EU-parlament dumper regnskab NEW
Folkebevægelsens Fælles Blog 1 Year, 10 Months, 5 Days, 11 Hours ago
NYT FRA EU-FRONTEN: Ministerrådets regnskab for 2010 er blevet dumpet af EU-parlamentet på grund af manglende gennemsigtighed. - Nyheder / Søren Søndergaard, Nyt fra EU-fronten...
Vorbe de prieteni. Evelyne Gebhardt. Vielen Dank! NEW
Gabriela Cretu (MEP) 1 Year, 10 Months, 5 Days, 11 Hours, 39 Minutes ago
Ieri am mai primit un mesaj care m-a bucurat. Evelyne Gebhardt a fost pentru mine, fără îndoială, profesoara de practică europeană efectivă. Eu eram membră observatoare la PE iar Evelyne coordonatoarea socialistă a comisiei mele și raporto...
Public affairs, sushi and dreams of England NEW
Public Affairs 2.0 1 Year, 10 Months, 6 Days, 3 Hours, 9 Minutes ago
A little known fact about me is that for one dark summer I worked six nights a week over a ten week period making sushi for one of the UK’s leading supermarket chains. Yes, you’ve guessed it. I grew up in England’s sushi capital; Worksop, North...