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February 2015
People & Jobs

100 posts
Versagen der Demokraten NEW
Lost in EUrope 3 Months, 1 Day, 11 Hours, 13 Minutes ago
Die Große Koalition im Europaparlament hat den Misstrauensantrag gegen Kommissionschef Juncker abgeschmettert. Gleichzeitig weigert sie sich, einen Untersuchungsausschuss zu den LuxLeaks einzusetzen. Beides ist Wasser auf die Mühlen der Re...
Dr Denis Mukwege NEW
The Honeyball Buzz 3 Months, 1 Day, 12 Hours, 33 Minutes ago
Denis Mukwege, an amazing doctor who campaigns against rape and sexual violence addressed the European Parliament yesterday. Tears came to many of our eyes as Dr Mukwege told us what he had witnessed and as we heard about his incredible … Cont...
Ein abgekartetes Spiel? NEW
Lost in EUrope 3 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 12 Hours, 33 Minutes ago
Nach der LuxLeaks-Affäre kocht die Gerüchteküche. Während man in Luxemburg munkelt, ausländische Geheimdienste hätten die Enthüllungen lanciert, spekuliert Berlin über einen Rücktritt Junckers. Dabei traf...
Avis aux amateurs : la Commission rendra coup pour coup NEW
Bruxelles2 3 Months, 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 20 Hours, 34 Minutes ago
(BRUXELLES2) Jean-Claude Juncker connait tous les gimmick de la bonne communication. Face à la presse, ce mercredi, pour ce qui est sa première prestation en tant que président de la Commission européenne, il en a jou&eacu...
Juncker und die “Bürokraten-Gang” NEW
Lost in EUrope 3 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 3 Hours, 13 Minutes ago
Erster Auftritt Juncker, erste Standpauke:  „Ich habe die feste Absicht, auf jede Kritik an der Kommission zu reagieren“, kündigte der neue EU-Chef nach der ersten Arbeitssitzung in Brüssel an. „Ungerechtfertigte...
Qui sera dans la Commission Juncker. Les noms (2 sept) NEW
Bruxelles2 5 Months, 3 Weeks, 5 Days, 7 Hours ago
(BRUXELLES2 – exclusif) Voici la liste (quasi définitive) des commissaires désignés dans la Commission Juncker qui prendra ses fonctions officiellement le 1er novembre 2014. Une seule interrogation demeure : la Belgique. Et...
The Real Meaning of Mogherini NEW
Judy Dempsey’s Strategic Europe 5 Months, 3 Weeks, 5 Days, 13 Hours, 44 Minutes ago
Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi pushed hard to get Federica Mogherini installed as the EU's next foreign policy chief. That determination may yet pay off domestically.
Politics without Tusk NEW
Eastern approaches (The Economist) 5 Months, 3 Weeks, 5 Days, 13 Hours, 46 Minutes ago
DONALD TUSK’s elevation to president of the European Council, the most prestigious job for a Pole since Karol Wojtyla became John Paul II, has left a gaping hole at the heart of Polish politics. Who will fill it will determine whether the rulin...
What impact will Mr Tusk’s departure have on the Polish political scene? NEW
The Polish Politics Blog 5 Months, 3 Weeks, 5 Days, 15 Hours, 5 Minutes ago
The new political season began dramatically in Poland with the unexpected election at the end of August of the country’s prime minister Donald Tusk as the next President of the European Council. Mr Tusk’s appointment ushers in a new and e...
Donald (Tusk) Ducks Language Issue, Promises Enhanced English NEW
Real Time Brussels - WSJ 5 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 11 Hours, 1 Minute ago
Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk, who will take over as the president of the European Council in December, has been criticized for his bad English.
Polonia şi funcţiile de conducere în UE NEW
Casa Europei Cluj-Napoca 5 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 12 Hours, 50 Minutes ago
Din 1 decembrie 2014 actualul premier polonez Donald Tusk va deveni noul Preşedinte al Consiliul European. Dacă vă uimeşte numirea unui polonez în această funcţie, să nu uităm că acum 5 ani preş...
Renzi’s victory: Mogherini becomes High Representative NEW
Whose world order? – ECFR’s blog 5 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 12 Hours, 51 Minutes ago
I admit it: I was one of those who thought Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi was overconfident when he insisted on putting Federica Mogherini forward for the post of High Representative. InRead more…...
Voeux pour Tusk et Mogherini NEW
Robert Toulemon 5 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 13 Hours, 37 Minutes ago
Donald Tusk et Federika Mogherini ont été désignés samedi dernier respectivement aux fonctions de président du Conseil européen et de Haut Représentant pour les Affaires étrangères et la...
Tusk: defeat or victory for Cameron? NEW
Richard Corbett 5 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 14 Hours, 36 Minutes ago
After all the fuss about Juncker, it was striking how little comment there was in Britain about the choice of Donald Tusk to be the next President of the European Council (the person chosen by prime ministers and presidents to chair their “summ...
Die bessere, verhinderte Wahl NEW
Lost in EUrope 5 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 17 Hours, 42 Minutes ago
Nach der Nominierung von Tusk und Mogherini für Brüsseler Topjobs versucht die EU, beide als “Traumpaar” zu verkaufen. Doch es hätte eine bessere Wahl gegeben. Statt Tusk hätte nämlich der italienische Ex-Premier...
Europe has poached Tusk – but what does it mean? NEW
super commuter (EUobserver) 5 Months, 4 Weeks, 14 Hours, 7 Minutes ago
“Wir sind Papst” said the Bild newspaper when a German was made pope, and Poles will react in much the same way to the news that PM Donald Tusk is to head the European Council. This is national recognition, and it...
Mayers Europablog - EU-Führungsposten: Kein Wunderteam, aber viel Zeit verplempert NEW
Mayers Europa-Blog (Der Standard) 5 Months, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 2 Hours, 26 Minutes ago
Dass die höchste Ebene der europäischen Politik drei Anläufe, drei EU-Gipfel und drei Monate braucht, um sich über das Spitzenpersonal einig zu werden, spricht nicht für sie...
Ashton applaudie par les ministres passe le relais à Mogherini NEW
Bruxelles2 5 Months, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 3 Hours ago
(BRUXELLES2) Lors de la réunion informelle des ministres affaires étrangères (le gymnich), à Milan, la Haute représentante de l’UE pour les Affaires étrangères, Catherine Ashton s’est, un p...
A Stronger EU Leadership? NEW
Jonathan Fryer 5 Months, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 3 Hours, 20 Minutes ago
I only met Herman Van Rompuy once, finding him courteous and professorial, which is maybe not surprising given his low-key personality and taste for composing haiku, but I always felt it unfair the way the British Press ridiculed the former Belgian P...
EU top jobs- taken! NEW
EUROpens Blog 5 Months, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 4 Hours, 5 Minutes ago
Ewa Krakowska            Elected. The European Council has elected PM Donald Tusk as the next President of the European Council & Euro Summits              ...
Tusk and Mogherini: Europe's new 'dream team'? Our initial thoughts NEW
Open Europe blog 5 Months, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 4 Hours, 31 Minutes ago
Europe's new 'dream team'?As we noted in our previous post, Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades had sort of spoiled the surprise. Anyway, now it's official: Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk has been appointed new European Council President, and Ita...
Wer wird was? Welche Herausforderungen auf die neue Kommission zukommen und welche Kandidaten sie angehen wollen NEW
Der (europäische) Föderalist 5 Months, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 10 Hours, 51 Minutes ago
Kommissionspräsident Juncker (rechts) ist schon designiert, Ratspräsident Tusk (links) wird wohl heute gewählt. Aber die EU hat noch viele weitere wichtige Ämter zu besetzen. Als der EU-Ratspräsident Herman Van Rompuy (CD&...
New People, New Directions for the EU NEW
Politipond 7 Months, 4 Weeks, 11 Hours, 49 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...
After Juncker, the deluge: a look at other top jobs NEW
Brussels Blog (Financial Times) 7 Months, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 10 Hours, 39 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...
Michel Barnier: le chou de Bruxelles NEW
Coulisses de Bruxelles (Libération) 1 Year, 2 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 13 Hours, 42 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...
Interview with Berlaymonster NEW
marcoRecorder 1 Year, 4 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 21 Hours, 21 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...
Shaped by social media? Not yet, but it’s coming! NEW
Blog of EU Commissioner Maroš Šefčovič 1 Year, 9 Months, 3 Weeks, 5 Days, 22 Hours, 20 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...
A Van Rompuy le sorprende que los líderes europeos se tuten en las reuniones del Consejo NEW
La Oreja de Europa 1 Year, 10 Months, 5 Days, 5 Hours, 51 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...
Papal exit: The Van Rompuy Code? NEW
Brussels Blog (Financial Times) 2 Years, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 7 Hours, 56 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...
La Europa de dos y tres velocidades o la vuelta a los años 90 NEW
La Oreja de Europa 2 Years, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 12 Hours, 2 Minutes 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) 2 Years, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 9 Hours, 3 Minutes 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,...
Jeroen Dijsselbloem, l’inconnu qui ne l’est pas NEW
27 and What ? 2 Years, 1 Month, 6 Days, 18 Hours, 18 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,...
What will Klaus do next? | Dr Sean's Diary NEW
/drseansdiary.wordpress.com, 2 Years, 1 Month, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 25 Minutes ago
The Top 5 European/EU Thinkers 2012 NEW
Marian Schreier 2 Years, 1 Month, 4 Weeks, 24 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...
How to say goodbye to Brussels - officially NEW
EU for US 2 Years, 2 Months, 1 Week, 3 Days, 15 Hours, 5 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...
Reading suggestion #11: Swedish snus and the “Dalligate” NEW
EU Constitutional Law - Örebro universitet 2 Years, 2 Months, 1 Week, 4 Days, 21 Hours, 15 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...
Three men and a Nobel NEW
Europe’s Café 2 Years, 2 Months, 1 Week, 6 Days, 11 Hours, 55 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 …...
Who is Captain Europe? NEW
Gulf Stream Blues 2 Years, 3 Months, 1 Week, 5 Days, 5 Hours, 36 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 2 Years, 3 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 33 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 2 Years, 3 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 7 Hours, 20 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...
Kodėl Algirdas Butkevičius yra laimingiausias būsimos koalicinės vyriausybės premjeras? NEW
TimesLT 2 Years, 3 Months, 3 Weeks, 5 Hours, 19 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
Ingegerd Troedsson NEW
Carl Bildt (SE) 2 Years, 3 Months, 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 17 Hours, 42 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 2 Years, 3 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 2 Hours, 49 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...
How Tony Blair could be elected President of Europe. NEW
Jason O'Mahony 2 Years, 3 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 15 Hours, 2 Minutes 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...
Malala Yousafzai: Trotskyist hero(ine) NEW
Shiraz Socialst 2 Years, 4 Months, 9 Hours, 7 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...
L-am întâlnit pe d'Artagnan... | Blog NEW
Ochiul Europei 2 Years, 4 Months, 2 Days, 18 Hours, 44 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 2 Years, 4 Months, 2 Days, 20 Hours, 11 Minutes ago
Real Time Brussels has been doing some old-school document chasing on the EU’s biggest corruption scandal in years.
Remembering Mike Harskin NEW
Jonathan Fryer 2 Years, 4 Months, 3 Days, 9 Hours, 37 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...
Belgium’s Premier Blunderer NEW
Real Time Brussels - WSJ 2 Years, 4 Months, 3 Days, 18 Hours, 49 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...
Vorbe de prieteni. Evelyne Gebhardt. Vielen Dank! NEW
Gabriela Cretu (MEP) 2 Years, 4 Months, 4 Days, 41 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...
Erkan’s Berlin/Germany trip starts tomorrow (22-28 October) NEW
Erkan's field diary 2 Years, 4 Months, 1 Week, 20 Hours, 16 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, 4 Months, 1 Week, 1 Day, 10 Hours, 2 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...
Grüner Abgeordneter für den Norden NEW
Jan Albrecht 2 Years, 4 Months, 1 Week, 5 Days, 17 Hours, 53 Minutes ago
Ich bin seit 1999 Mitglied bei Bündnis 90/DIE GRÜNEN. Eingetreten bin ich im Kreisverband meiner Heimatstadt Wolfenbüttel im Südosten Niedersachsens, wo ich auch heute noch Mitglied bin. Ich fühle mich der Region und meinem Landesverband sehr ve...
Wir trauern um Felix NEW
Jan Albrecht 2 Years, 4 Months, 1 Week, 5 Days, 23 Hours, 23 Minutes ago
Das Büro Jan Albrecht gedenkt in großer Trauer Felix Hummel, einem tollen früheren Mitglied des Teams und lieb gewonnenem Freund, der heute beigesetzt wird. Am 7. Oktober 2012 verstarb Felix Hummel unerwartet und mit 26 Jahren viel zu jung. Wir s...
Chávez: what would Trotsky say? NEW
Shiraz Socialst 2 Years, 4 Months, 1 Week, 6 Days, 13 Hours, 28 Minutes ago
The Chávez victory in Venezuela’s presidential election last week, has been greated with unbridled enthusiasm by some on the Stalinist-influenced left, and by a quiet gnashing of teeth and subdued wailing on the right. Others have taken a mo...
N Răducanu, invitat din nou. Are dreptate! NEW
Gabriela Cretu (MEP) 2 Years, 4 Months, 1 Week, 6 Days, 20 Hours, 35 Minutes ago
La moartea lui Eric Hobsbawm Am ezitat mult să scriu ceva despre dispariția, în noaptea de 1 octombrie, a istoricului britanic Eric Hobsbawm. Abia acum însă mi-a căzut în fața ochilor un articol publicat pe 10 octombrie de blogul contributors...
Així és com procuro fer de pare (explicat a l'ARA) NEW
Raul Romeva (MEP) 2 Years, 4 Months, 1 Week, 6 Days, 21 Hours, 30 Minutes ago
Sóc un lector assidu del suplement Criatures, de l’ARA. Per això, quan en Francesc Orteu em va convidar a participar-hi en format d’entrevista centrada en el ‘com m’ho faig, per fer de pare’, vaig acceptar...
Happy Birthday General Ante Gotovina! NEW
Croatia, the war, and the future 2 Years, 4 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 20 Hours, 59 Minutes ago
Putin: "I don't deny myself anything." NEW
The New Nostradamus of the North 2 Years, 4 Months, 3 Weeks, 3 Hours, 54 Minutes ago
The Wall Street Journal reports that dictator "Vladimir Putin marked his 60th birthday by granting reporters from Russia's NTV network what was billed as an unprecedented inside look at his presidential routine".The hour long prime-time report surpri...
"There's nothing boring 'bout me" says Juncker NEW
Berlaymonster 2 Years, 4 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 18 Hours, 9 Minutes ago
After European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi this week inadvertently confessed on-mic that his press conference was 'boring,' BM has launched a video campaign for the now-overlooked eurozone chairman Jean-Claude Juncker. Who isn't boring.
Gracias, Antonio Navarro Wolff! NEW
Gabriela Cretu (MEP) 2 Years, 4 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 1 Hour, 39 Minutes ago
În ultimele săptămâni, m-am consultat cu numeroși prieteni din țară și străinătate cu privire la candidatura pentru parlament. Pe unii doar i-am informat despre intenție, neașteptând vreo reacție. Spre bucuria mea, nu am primit doar apr...
1917 – 2012 Eric Hobsbawm & Barry Commoner NEW
Zur Politik 2 Years, 4 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 12 Hours, 14 Minutes ago
Am heutigen 1.1.2012 ist der Historiker Eric Hobsbawm im Alter von 95 Jahren gestorben. Der Guardian hat den Nachruf…, der dazu zu lesen ist. Had Eric Hobsbawm died 25 years ago, the obituaries would have described him as Britain’s...
Remembering Neal Chubb NEW
Jonathan Fryer 2 Years, 4 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 16 Hours, 24 Minutes ago
When Neal Chubb went out canvassing in Waltham Forest I often wondered what people who opened their doors made of him. The cravat must have been the first thing that caught their eye — even in Chingford golf clubs that is a rare piece of male a...
R.I.P: Eric Hobsbawm, the great British Marxist historian, public intellectual… NEW
Erkan's field diary 2 Years, 4 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 19 Hours, 3 Minutes ago
Eric John Ernest Hobsbawm, CH, FBA, FRSL (9 June 1917 – 1 October 2012) was a British Marxist historian, public intellectual, and author. His best known works include the trilogy about the long 19th century: The Age of Revolution: Europe 1...
Eric Hobsbawm dies NEW
Shiraz Socialst 2 Years, 4 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 21 Hours, 10 Minutes ago
Born (Vienna) 9 June 1917; died (London) 1 October 2012 The great historian and political commentator Eic Hobsbawm died earlier today, aged 95. Like many others, I have highly ambivalent feelings about him: on the one hand an undoubtably fine histor...
Bob Dylan – senility blowing like it never blowed before NEW
Croatia, the war, and the future 2 Years, 4 Months, 4 Weeks, 5 Hours, 29 Minutes ago
There’s no doubt that Bob Dylan stands high among the greats of rock-and-roll history and that his songs will continue to inspire millions with their poetic imagery, but his latest interview for the Rolling Stone magazine  (September 27, 2012 issu...
Liddle: “I could not remotely conceive of not trying to shag the kids” NEW
Shiraz Socialst 2 Years, 4 Months, 4 Weeks, 21 Hours, 22 Minutes ago
Rod Liddle is one of those people, like Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Littlejohn, about whom I rarely comment, here or anywhere else. Partly because such people are such utter cocks that comment is generally otiose. Also because getting lefties an...
Herbert Lom, Ladykiller NEW
Shiraz Socialst 2 Years, 5 Months, 1 Hour, 25 Minutes ago
Herbert Lom, actor. Born 11 Sept 1917, died 27 Sept 2012 Lom was one of the great character actors of post-war British cinema who rarely played leading roles but regularly stole the show from better-known stars. In his younger days, especially, his s...
Apoyo a Javier NEW
Antonio Masip 2 Years, 5 Months, 1 Week, 3 Days, 10 Hours, 57 Minutes ago
No soy delegado al Congreso de la FSA pero debo hacer constar mi apoyo a Javier Fernández para un nuevo mandato como Secretario General. Incluso mi apoyo,si cabe, es entusiasta y agradecido pues comprendo y valoro muy bien lo que él mismo dice de l...
Luigi Berlinguer cumple 80 años NEW
Antonio Masip 2 Years, 5 Months, 1 Week, 3 Days, 15 Hours, 22 Minutes ago
A última hora de ayer hemos tenido un acto sencillo en homenaje a Berlinguer en su ochenta cumpleaños.Luigi es el coordinador del Grupo parlamentario socialista de la Comisión JURI, a la que pertenezco como miembro titular.Es un gran amigo que ant...
R.I.P. Jadranka Fischer NEW
Croatia, the war, and the future 2 Years, 5 Months, 1 Week, 4 Days, 11 Hours, 29 Minutes ago
“Jadranka Fischer, 65, of Devon, who worked to increase awareness of the war in her native Croatia during the 1990s and raised money to support about 10 Croatian children orphaned during the war, died of lung cancer Tuesday, Sept. 11, at Paoli Hosp...
El cabinista siempre todavía NEW
Antonio Masip 2 Years, 5 Months, 1 Week, 4 Days, 15 Hours, 15 Minutes ago
Tuvo que morirse Armando Méndez Magadán para que la necrológica de Luis J. Ávila me revelara el autor de la columna El Cabinista en Región, periódico ovetense desaparecido hace ya mucho.Hasta ahora pensaba que ese artículo diario, lleno de sur...
Nigeria: Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Declines WTO High Post NEW
Global Voices Western Europe 2 Years, 5 Months, 1 Week, 5 Days, 10 Hours, 9 Minutes ago
Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Nigeria's Finance and Co-ordinating Minister of the Economy is not interested in the World Trade Organisation (WTO) top job.  Pascal Lamy will retire soon and there's been speculations that Okonjo-Iweala may seek to r...
Tack! NEW
Henrik-Alexandersson.se 2 Years, 5 Months, 1 Week, 6 Days, 9 Hours ago
Klicka på bilden för en lite större variantTack alla som var med och gjorde Gunnar Larssons minnesstund i Bryssel i går till en fin och värdig stund.Tack till Svenska Kyrkan i Bryssel och till Notre Dame de la Chapelle.Tack till alla som har hö...
In praise of the Iron Lady NEW
The New Nostradamus of the North 2 Years, 5 Months, 1 Week, 6 Days, 18 Hours, 35 Minutes ago
Daniel Hannan reminds us about the greatness of the Iron Lady, who still is hated by so many Lefties: Now and again, we are reminded of the sheer nastiness of a certain kind of Leftie. Not, let me stress, all Lefties: I have Labour friends who a...
Herman van Rompuy, européen à l'extérieur, nationaliste à l'intérieur NEW
Coulisses de Bruxelles (Libération) 2 Years, 5 Months, 2 Weeks, 7 Hours, 20 Minutes ago
Est-il normal que le président du Conseil européen des chefs d’État et de gouvernement participe à des manifestations nationalistes ? Cela ne semble, en tout cas, pas gêner le Belge...
Obituary of my partner Chris Underwood NEW
The Honeyball Buzz 2 Years, 5 Months, 2 Weeks, 7 Hours, 31 Minutes ago
Below is an obituary which appeared in today’s copy of the  Times of my beloved partner, Chris Underwood.  If you are a  subscriber you can also read the article from the Times website here.  Last week the Press Gazette also … Continu...
Juan Cole on Libya, Egypt and the butterfly effect NEW
Shiraz Socialst 2 Years, 5 Months, 2 Weeks, 23 Hours, 14 Minutes ago
From Juan Coles’s Informed Comment blog: The late science fiction writer Ray Bradbury authored a short story about time travelers. They were careful, when they went back to the Jurassic, not to change anything, but one of them stepped on a butt...
‘Sam Bacile’ not Israeli, not Jewish: letters to Guardian and Morning Star NEW
Shiraz Socialst 2 Years, 5 Months, 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 4 Hours, 22 Minutes ago
To the Morning Star: Dear Morning Star,   Your article ‘US ambassador killed in wave of Islamic protests’ (M Star September 13) was highly distateful in its gloating tone and attempt to draw a moral equivalence between Christopher Steven...
Salma Yaqoob resigns from Respect NEW
Shiraz Socialst 2 Years, 5 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 13 Minutes ago
…not just as leader… Dear friends It is with deep regret that I have decided to resign from Respect. The last few weeks have been extremely difficult for everyone in the party. I feel necessary relations of trust and collaborative working...
Can Tony Blair make a comeback with a top EU job? NEW
PublicServiceEurope.com editor's blog 2 Years, 5 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 12 Hours, 22 Minutes ago
Tony Blair is after one of the top European Union jobs, according to the Brussels rumour mill - Justin Stares asks if the former British prime minister has what it takes to see off a field of hungry contenders...
L’Institut d’études de la sécurité a un nouveau directeur. Enfin… NEW
Bruxelles2 2 Years, 5 Months, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 3 Hours, 53 Minutes ago
(BRUXELLES2) Assez logiquement, c’est Antonio Missiroli qui a été nommé directeur de l’institut européen pour les études de sécurité. La nouvelle a été confirmée aujourd’hui par un communiqué de la Haute représentante de...
Neville Alexander, RIP NEW
Shiraz Socialst 2 Years, 5 Months, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 15 Hours, 33 Minutes ago
By Martyn Hudson of Workers Liberty Neville Alexander passed away from cancer following a long period of ill-health on 27 August 2012, aged 75 A descendant of East African slaves and an inmate with Nelson Mandela on Robben island, Neville Alexander s...
Charlotte Green’s greatest moment NEW
Shiraz Socialst 2 Years, 5 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Hours, 12 Minutes ago
As the nation mourns the departures of Harriet Cass and Charlotte Green from Radio 4, let us remember Ms Green’s greatest broadcasting moment, the “Abby Mann” incident, allegedly caused by fellow Today programme presenter James Nau...
Reunión de la Mesa del Grupo del PPE en Florencia NEW
Salvador Garriga 2 Years, 5 Months, 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 7 Hours, 53 Minutes ago
Comienza hoy en Florencia la cumbre de inicio de curso del Grupo Popular Europeo, en la que participa Salvador Garriga. En la cumbre se pondrán en común estrategias sobre el futuro modelo de integración económica en la UE.
Mira qué luna NEW
Antonio Masip 2 Years, 5 Months, 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 10 Hours, 1 Minute ago
Ya me he referido en alguna ocasión a "Un pequeño paso para el hombre, pero muy grande para la Humanidad" divisa que mucho me sugirió, en los tiempos en que volví a andar tras mi segundo ictus de Octubre de 2006.Comprendo y admiro, pues, a Neil A...
Minnesstund för Gunnar Larsson NEW
Henrik-Alexandersson.se 2 Years, 5 Months, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 1 Hour, 22 Minutes ago
Nu har vi fått ordning på minnesstunden för vår vän Gunnar Larsson.Fredag den 14 september kl 16 kommer det att hållas en minneshögtid i kyrkan Notre Dame de la Chapelle, vid Place Chapelle i Bryssel.Därefter samlas vi på Gunnars favorit-öl...
Mit Tod von Norbert Walter hat Deutschland einen seiner meinungsstärksten Banker verloren NEW
Blick Log 2 Years, 5 Months, 3 Weeks, 5 Days, 23 Hours, 32 Minutes ago
Die Überschrift ist ein leicht abgewandeltes Zitat aus dem Nachruf von Martin Kaelble auf FTD-Online zum Tode von Norbert Walter, dem Ex-Chefvolkswirt der Deutschen Bank. Als ich die Nachricht von seinem Tod am Freitag las, war ich überrascht und i...
Wolfgang Hager NEW
Martin Westlake 2 Years, 5 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 1 Hour, 29 Minutes ago
Tonight we were at a most enjoyable dinner party where the guests around the table gradually discovered an extraordinary number of mutual acquaintanceships, many of them to do with the networks of the College of Europe, Bruges, and the European Unive...
Comunidad El Pais » europe@s » España, capital París NEW
lacomunidad.elpais.com, 2 Years, 5 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 5 Hours, 44 Minutes ago