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EU exit: regulation the "Brussels effect" NEW
EU Referendum 4 Months, 1 Week, 2 Days, 11 Hours, 55 Minutes ago
Of all the nonsense dribbled out by the London-based think-tank claque and their fellow travellers, none is quite as pernicious as the constant discussion on EU regulation, and the supposed effects EU withdrawal might bring, especially in terms of th...
Wie Tsipras den Gipfel verkauft NEW
Lost in EUrope 4 Months, 1 Week, 6 Days, 10 Hours, 32 Minutes ago
Der griechische Premier wartete, bis Kanzlerin Merkel fertig war. Dann erst gab er seine Pressekonferenz – und stellte den EU-Gipfel als Erfolg dar. Zwar hat er nicht die erhoffte Soforthilfe gegen die drohende Pleite bekommen. Es war auch kein...
Juchhu, die Troika lebt! NEW
Lost in EUrope 4 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 22 Hours ago
Wieder ein erfolgreiches Eurogruppen-Meeting: Nachdem wir den Griechen beigebracht haben, was Demokratie in Euroland bedeutet, kommen nun Alpha und Omega des Sparens dran! Am Mittwoch dürfen die INSTITUTIONEN  – ach, was, DIE TROIKA &...
Spannungen in der Eurogruppe NEW
Lost in EUrope 5 Months, 1 Day, 32 Minutes ago
Griechenland hat die Regierungen Spaniens und Portugals beschuldigt, mögliche Kompromisse im Schuldenstreit in der Eurogruppe blockiert zu haben. Dies führt nun zu diplomatischen Verwicklungen. Madrid und Lissabon haben EU-Ratspräsiden...
Who blinked? NEW
Crooked Timber (European Politics) 5 Months, 6 Days, 17 Hours, 7 Minutes ago
So, the latest round of the Greek debt crisis has ended in a typical European combination of delay and compromise, much as Yanis Varoufakis predicted a week ago. But in view of the obvious incompatibility of the positions put forward, someone must ha...
“Paperology” NEW
Lost in EUrope 5 Months, 1 Week, 6 Days, 11 Hours ago
Na also! Wie bereits gestern in diesem Blog vermutet, gab es tatsächlich zwei widersprüchliche Vorlagen für die Eurogruppe zu Griechenland. Dahinter verbirgt sich ein Machtkampf zwischen Berlin und Brüssel. Die Vorlage von Wä...
Trois scénarios pour la Grèce NEW
Coulisses de Bruxelles (Libération) 5 Months, 2 Weeks, 5 Hours, 31 Minutes ago
La tournée européenne d’Alexis Tsipras, le nouveau premier ministre, et de Yanis Varoufakis, le ministre des finances, menée tambour battant la semaine dernière, a tourné au fiasco. Non seulement les deux h...
How to gear up for a successful EU renegotiation NEW
Open Europe blog 5 Months, 2 Weeks, 5 Hours, 41 Minutes ago
Open Europe hosted a discussion with two former top UK officials with high-level EU negotiating experience, to investigate how the UK can successfully negotiate in Europe. David Frost and Nikhil Rathi assessed the tone, tactics, strategy and structur...
Was war da los, Herr Schäuble? NEW
Lost in EUrope 5 Months, 2 Weeks, 10 Hours, 10 Minutes ago
Nach dem Griechenland-Debakel in der Eurogruppe wüsste man gerne, wer wie (falsch) gespielt hat. Denn offenbar hätte die Pokerpartie ganz anders ausgehen können. Folgt man mehreren Agenturberichten, so legte EU-Währungskommis...
Grecia no podría salirse del euro sin abandonar la UE NEW
Elcano Blog 6 Months, 1 Week, 5 Days, 1 Hour, 30 Minutes ago
Cuando la Comisión Europea afirma que la pertenencia de Grecia al euro es “irrevocable” no está expresando una posición política sino una realidad jurídica. No está previsto en los tratados. Es qu...
Încã avem tandem România – Bulgaria in UE? NEW
Casa Europei Cluj-Napoca 6 Months, 1 Week, 5 Days, 2 Hours, 1 Minute ago
După cum declara recent ministrul de finaţe al Bulgariei, vecina noastră va începe discuţiile cu privire la adoptarea monedei euro, țara putând intra în faza preliminară a mecanismul ratei de schimb pen...
EU politics: Brits on benefit NEW
EU Referendum 6 Months, 1 Week, 5 Days, 5 Hours, 15 Minutes ago
Unemployed Britons in Europe are drawing much more in benefits and allowances in the wealthier EU countries than their nationals are claiming in the UK, despite the British government’s arguments about migrants flocking in to the country to sec...
Greece: What to expect from the election campaign NEW
Matisak's Blog (A Stamp on the World) 7 Months, 2 Days, 23 Hours, 7 Minutes ago
PM Antonis Samaras called a snap legislative election to be held on 25 January 2015 after failing to elect a presidential candidate in the third round of voting. Read few comments related to political situation in Greece. Questions: 1. What...
Das ist auch Junckers Krise NEW
Lost in EUrope 7 Months, 3 Days, 6 Hours, 11 Minutes ago
Griechenland stehen Neuwahlen bevor – mit unsicherem Ausgang.  Schuld daran ist nicht nur der konservative Premier Samaras, der sich offenbar verzockt hat. Auch Kommissionschef Juncker, Wirtschaftskommissar Moscovici und die anderen &...
Has the Conservative party dropped its commitment to renegotiate ECJ jurisdiction over crime and policing? NEW
Open Europe blog 8 Months, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 23 Hours, 45 Minutes ago
Has Conservative policy towards ECJ power over crime and policing changed?The chaos of yesterday's 'vote' or 'non vote' on the European Arrest Warrant has obscured a number of things. Not only have the 10 actual measures been waved through, with...
Annus Mirabilis: The Road to 1989, and Its Legacy NEW
German Marshall Fund Blog 8 Months, 3 Weeks, 5 Days, 7 Hours, 11 Minutes ago
In East Berlin, on the night of November 9, 1989, an international order that had originated in Yalta and Potsdam 45 years earlier came to a dramatic end.The post Annus Mirabilis: The Road to 1989, and Its Legacy appeared first on German Marshall Fun...
EU budget row: How much interest will the UK pay if it refuses to cough up? NEW
Open Europe blog 8 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 20 Hours, 25 Minutes ago
300% interest - in the EU it is legalAs most of you will know by now, the European Commission has asked the UK to pay an extra £1.7bn surcharge into this year's EU budget - before December 1. David Cameron has said he won't pay anything "near t...
British Euroscepticism and Immigration NEW
OneEurope 8 Months, 4 Weeks, 5 Hours, 25 Minutes ago
The latest poll by YouGov shows a dramatic decline in support for EU membership in Britain The latest poll on YouGov shows a dramatic decline in the support for EU membership in Britain. The increased popularity of anti-immigration parties such as...
Angela Merkel has exposed David Camerons gravest failing as a politician | Mary Dejevsky NEW
Comment is free (Europe) 8 Months, 4 Weeks, 13 Hours, 6 Minutes ago
The prime minister suffers from an inability to read foreigners and it could lead to Britain leaving the EUFormally or informally, whoever you spoke to, at whatever level of the political and economic hierarchy, the message from Germany was always c...
Immigration: „Auf Wiedersehen, Großbritannien” NEW
Presseurop Blog (DE) 8 Months, 4 Weeks, 17 Hours, 15 Minutes ago
Die deutsche Kanzlerin Angela Merkel warnte, sie werde Bemühungen, Großbritannien in der EU zu halten, aufgeben sollte das Land Pläne zur Einschränkung der Reisefreiheit für Arbeiter durchsetzen, schreibt i. Die britische T...
EU migration - a deliverable proposal for reform NEW
Open Europe blog 8 Months, 4 Weeks, 19 Hours ago
As we already noted here, today we published a new pamphlet by Professor Damian Chalmers of the LSE and our Research Director Stephen Booth. The basic question the authors ask is, in the current political climate, how in the world can we ‘sav...
Britain in the EU and its allies NEW
Matisak's Blog (A Stamp on the World) 9 Months, 2 Days, 17 Hours, 10 Minutes ago
British FM Philip Hammond visits Slovakia today. Could you please shortly evaluate the position of the UK in the EU? Does Britain have at this moment some natural allies in the EU especially in terms of PM David Cameron’s efforts to r...
The Real Meaning of Mogherini NEW
Judy Dempsey’s Strategic Europe 10 Months, 4 Weeks, 2 Days, 4 Hours, 52 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) 10 Months, 4 Weeks, 2 Days, 4 Hours, 54 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 10 Months, 4 Weeks, 2 Days, 6 Hours, 12 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...
Polonia şi funcţiile de conducere în UE NEW
Casa Europei Cluj-Napoca 11 Months, 17 Hours, 58 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 11 Months, 17 Hours, 59 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…...
Tusk: defeat or victory for Cameron? NEW
Richard Corbett 11 Months, 19 Hours, 43 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...
Grèce, année zéro NEW
Coulisses de Bruxelles (Libération) 1 Year, 1 Month, 1 Day, 16 Hours, 15 Minutes ago
Ce soir, entre 22h30 et 23h30, ARTE diffuse mon documentaire « Grèce, année zéro ». Je répondrai aussi aux questions d’un journaliste de la chaine et je tchaterai avec les...
Italy and the European Union: selected sources NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 1 Year, 1 Month, 1 Day, 20 Hours, 22 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...
Honeyball’s Weekly Round-up NEW
The Honeyball Buzz 1 Year, 1 Month, 2 Days, 23 Hours, 13 Minutes ago
Cameron’s defeat following the election of Jean- Claude Juncker was an embarrassing disaster that may have been avoided had he negotiated better. His main failure was that he failed to recognise the power of negotiation and instead thought he c...
The Juncker row: Will Cameron now be forced to say he's willing to recommend 'Out' in a referendum? NEW
Open Europe blog 1 Year, 1 Month, 6 Days, 14 Hours, 55 Minutes ago
Could he merrily wave the EU goodbye?There has been much said about David Cameron's supposed "threat" to leave the EU, reportedly delivered to Angela Merkel in a discussion over whether Juncker should become President of the...
Robert Toulemon: Une manoeuvre redoutable NEW
toulemon.blogspot.fr, 1 Year, 7 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 23 Hours, 18 Minutes ago
François Hollande veut travailler la zone euro à la dynamite NEW
Coulisses de Bruxelles (Libération) 1 Year, 7 Months, 4 Weeks, 10 Hours, 13 Minutes ago
S’il y a un sujet sur lequel François Hollande s’exprime avec réticence et parcimonie, c’est bien celui de l’Europe. Le chef de l’État, plutôt que d’affronter son propre parti, profondément...
L'Europe, grande absente de la campagne électorale allemande NEW
Nouvelle Europe 1 Year, 7 Months, 4 Weeks, 19 Hours, 32 Minutes ago
En août 2013, Jurgen Habermas parlait de « l’échec européen » d’Angela Merkel et des autres candidats à la chancellerie, faisant ainsi référence à leur volonté d...
Can Greece’s SYRIZA Change Europe’s Economy? – from the BOSTON REVIEW NEW
Yanis Varoufakis 1 Year, 7 Months, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 3 Hours, 8 Minutes ago
For the Boston Review website click here. Alternatively, SYRIZA, a growing political party in Greece, is an acronym that stands for “Coalition of the Radical Left.” For Americans, the idea that a party on the radical left could gain power...
Elections européennes : le Parti populaire espagnol mise d'abord sur l'équipe de campagne NEW
Etoile 1 Year, 7 Months, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 4 Hours, 45 Minutes ago
"C'est un homme politique et un citoyen exemplaire" avait déclaré Mariano Rajoy, président espagnol, à l'égard de Carlos Fabra, ex élu local de la région de Valence. Cet homme puissant au sein du Parti...
Michel Barnier: le chou de Bruxelles NEW
Coulisses de Bruxelles (Libération) 1 Year, 7 Months, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 4 Hours, 49 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...
Européens vivant en France, inscrivez vous sur les listes électorales ! NEW
Le Taurillon 1 Year, 7 Months, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 7 Hours, 23 Minutes ago
Les Jeunes Européens Paris lancent une initiative destinée aux européens résidant en France afin que ces derniers puissent voter aux élections de 2014. Il s'agit d'un mode d'emploi pour l'inscription sur les listes...
How to lose friends and alienate people, Spanish government edition NEW
Eurointelligence 1 Year, 7 Months, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 12 Hours, 12 Minutes ago
In the middle of October, as the Spanish government and business leaders were on a media blitz to...
How to become a British eurosceptic NEW
Kosmopolito 2 Years, 2 Months, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 12 Hours, 52 Minutes ago
1. Don’t pretend to be sceptic in the true sense of the word. You hate the EU hence your are a sceptic. Don’t question this logic. The word “sceptic” sounds good because it shows that you can think things through. 2. Don&rsquo...
Rome view: Enrico Letta’s burden NEW
Whose world order? – ECFR’s blog 2 Years, 3 Months, 1 Week, 1 Day, 16 Hours, 22 Minutes ago
He is young and experienced, but - most importantly - he is a truly European. Enrico Letta, 46, the new Italian Prime Minister, is probably the last chance Italy has to avoid new elections. In aRead more…...
Week in Bloggingportal: Exercises in Democracy NEW
bloggingportal.eu 2 Years, 3 Months, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 17 Hours, 28 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...
Portugal's Constitutional Court Blocks Bailout Measures NEW
Global Voices Western Europe 2 Years, 3 Months, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 2 Hours, 55 Minutes ago
Portugal's Constitutional Court has struck down austerity measures considered necessary by the government to meet the conditions of its 78-billion-euro (101 billion US dollars) bailout program, opening a billion-euro gap in the country's 2013 budget.
The Week in Bloggingportal: Cyprus in (y)our heart NEW
bloggingportal.eu 2 Years, 4 Months, 1 Week, 2 Days, 10 Hours, 55 Minutes ago
Let’s put it like this: Adrenaline that comes with jumping from a cliff, as the Cyprus tourism video suggests as its first message, definitely was part of this week in Bloggingportal.eu. The tentative Cyprus deal agreed last week that was...
Beppe Grillo demands Five-Star Movement government and euro referendum NEW
Open Europe blog 2 Years, 4 Months, 1 Week, 5 Days, 14 Hours, 48 Minutes ago
Looking unusually smart in his dark suit, Beppe Grillo, along with some of his Five-Star Movement colleagues, this morning opened the second day of talks with President Giorgio Napolitano on forming the new Italian government.After the meet...
Why is the ECB threatening to pull the plug on Cyprus? And how would it work? NEW
Open Europe blog 2 Years, 4 Months, 1 Week, 5 Days, 15 Hours, 29 Minutes ago
The ECB - which holds the key to Cyprus' future inside the euro by virtue of funding the country's banks - this morning issued a statement which essentially set Monday as the deadline for a Cypriot bailout deal. It said:The Governing Council of the E...
Dramatic days ahead in Cyprus NEW
Bruegel blog 2 Years, 4 Months, 1 Week, 6 Days, 17 Hours, 13 Minutes ago
Authors: Zsolt DarvasThe Cypriot parliament's Tuesday evening rejection of the bank levy on bank deposits, which was a key condition for financial assistance from the EU/IMF and continued European Central Bank support to the Cypriot banking system, w...
What’s a europhile to make of the Cyprus bail-in? NEW
@ottocrat long 2 Years, 4 Months, 2 Weeks, 5 Hours, 8 Minutes ago
As if there weren’t enough slightly-but-not-very informed comments out there… here are my €0.02 on the Cyprus bail-in, as seen from a ‘pro’-EU perspective. 1.  On a personal level, I’m horrified by the proposa...
All at sea – What does the 'No' vote mean for Cyprus and the eurozone? NEW
Open Europe blog 2 Years, 4 Months, 2 Weeks, 6 Hours ago
Following the dramatic vote by the Cypriot parliament tonight to reject the bailout deal, here is our flash analysis of the situation:The Cypriot parliament tonight voted against a bill to introduce a tax on bank deposits, in return for a €10bn...
Cyprus deal: the right intentions but major flaws NEW
Bruegel blog 2 Years, 4 Months, 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 12 Hours, 47 Minutes ago
Authors: Zsolt DarvasOn Saturday morning, after a marathon meeting of the Eurogoup, it was decided to impose a one-time wealth tax on deposits in Cypriot banks: 6.75% on deposits below €100,000 and 9.9% on deposits above this threshold. Involvin...
Your Cyprus Questions, Answered NEW
Real Time Brussels - WSJ 2 Years, 4 Months, 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 14 Hours, 4 Minutes ago
Gabriele Steinhauser, a reporter for The Wall Street Journal, answers some questions about the Cypriot bank levy.
The Cyprus precedent | Felix Salmon NEW
blogs.reuters.com, 2 Years, 4 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 3 Hours, 3 Minutes ago
Is there any chance Cyprus could secure a better deal? NEW
Open Europe blog 2 Years, 4 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 6 Hours, 15 Minutes ago
UPDATE 22:00 According to Reuters, German Finance Minister  Wolfgang Schäuble claimed today that it was indeed the Cypriot govenrment's  decision to go for smaller depositors - not Germany's. Speaking to public broadcaster AR...
Observations On Cyprus NEW
Real Time Brussels - WSJ 2 Years, 4 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 10 Hours, 22 Minutes ago
Cyprus's bailout agreement: the euro zone's messy decision making, the decline of sovereign immunity, the perils of big banking systems, the shortest government honeymoon ever, and more...
Publikative.org » Rechtspopulisten gegen Europa NEW
www.publikative.org, 2 Years, 4 Months, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 4 Hours, 42 Minutes ago
Laws, Rules for Rule of Law? NEW
Real Time Brussels - WSJ 2 Years, 4 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 12 Hours, 50 Minutes ago
Four EU foreign ministers want countries that don’t respect the independence of the legal system, media freedom or similar rights and liberties to be hit where it hurts -- in the wallet.
Can't wait for Italian election results? Here's a timeline NEW
Open Europe blog 2 Years, 5 Months, 6 Days, 4 Hours, 43 Minutes ago
Elections in Italy are always spread over two days. Yesterday, about 55% of Italians cast their vote - marking a sharp 7.4% decline in turnout compared to the previous general elections in 2008. Turnout was generally much higher in the North than in...
Der uninspirierte Präsident | Federal Europe and beyond NEW
lars-becker.eu, 2 Years, 5 Months, 1 Week, 1 Day, 2 Hours, 1 Minute ago
Point Counterpoint in the Italian Campaign NEW
A Fistful of Euros 2 Years, 5 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 13 Hours, 55 Minutes ago
Let’s forget about the Pope’s retirement, OK? Not that it doesn’t have huge implications for the theology of the Church and the role of future tenants of St. Peter’s see, but none of that is an electoral matter. And please, &h...
On UKIP and legitimacy NEW
Jon Worth's Euroblog 2 Years, 5 Months, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 5 Hours, 10 Minutes ago
Alex Andreou has had a go at UKIP on the New Statesman website. It’s a detailed, but relatively standard, attempt to critique the party – that they have no coherent,...
Academic titles in Germany and the curse of plagiarism NEW
Centre for European Politics 2 Years, 5 Months, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 5 Hours, 27 Minutes ago
Click here for excellent piece by Mr Timothy Garton-Ash.  ...
Snapshot #1: Busuttil – the gaffer from Europe? NEW
J'accuse 2 Years, 5 Months, 3 Weeks, 5 Hours, 17 Minutes ago
When the John Dalli musical chairs finally came to an end the Nationalist Party thought that it had found itself a new champion. Simon Busuttil, the new party deputy leader was supposed to help start lifting the party out of the doldrums and more imp...
Asiallista EU-keskustelua, please NEW
Alex Stubb blogi (FI) 2 Years, 6 Months, 6 Days, 8 Hours, 23 Minutes ago
Oli mälsää lukea Timo Soinin haastattelu aamun Hesarissa. Se oli täynnä asiavirheitä ja löysiä sutkautuksia. Cameronin puheen ympärillä käytyyn kansainväliseen keskusteluun verrattuna haasta...
A more democratic EU? Stop government secrecy! NEW
euenvironmentblog.eu 2 Years, 6 Months, 6 Days, 18 Hours, 32 Minutes ago
In UK Prime Minister David Cameron’s EU speech this week he talked of the need to increase the EU’s “democratic accountability”. One little known fact is that the most secretive and undemocratic piece of the EU is actually &ls...
L'intervention française au Mali, un nouvel échec pour l'Europe de la défense ? NEW
Le Cercle des Européens 2 Years, 6 Months, 1 Week, 1 Day, 15 Hours, 26 Minutes ago
Dans sa chronique "Le Monde selon Noëlle Lenoir" sur France Culture, la présidente du Cercle des Européens s'exprime sur le besoin d'une Europe de la défense, pour le moment introuvable.
Of all the reactions from Europe, there is one that is infinitely more important than all others… NEW
Open Europe blog 2 Years, 6 Months, 1 Week, 1 Day, 16 Hours, 32 Minutes ago
Update - 14.10 23/01/13:Further reactions from Germany. DPA reports that German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Germany will:"Talk intensively with the United Kingdom about their visions in detail” German government spokesperson Steffen Seibert a...
"Why David Cameron is wrong on Europe" by Ed Miliband NEW
Social Europe 2 Years, 6 Months, 1 Week, 2 Days, 10 Hours, 28 Minutes ago
Tomorrow’s speech by David Cameron will define him as a weak Prime Minister, being driven by his party, not by the national economic interest. In October 2011, he opposed committing to an in/out referendum because of the uncertainty it would cr...
Wunderbarometer : le dialogue franco-allemand existe-t-il sur Twitter aussi ? NEW
Le Taurillon 2 Years, 6 Months, 1 Week, 2 Days, 14 Hours, 23 Minutes ago
Le Wunderbarometer est une cartographie de la relation franco-allemande sur Twitter réalisée par l'agence de communication digitale, La Netscouade. A l'occasion des 50 ans de l'amitié franco-allemande, le Taurillon a interrogé Matthieu Lerondeau,...
Reform! NEW
Liberal Laboratory 2 Years, 6 Months, 1 Week, 3 Days, 15 Hours, 16 Minutes ago
All three major parties and much of the media have reached a consensus that the EU needs reform. It is true that they disagree on the means to achieve this Continue reading →...
Victory for the German Opposition in Niedersachsen NEW
The European Citizen 2 Years, 6 Months, 1 Week, 3 Days, 21 Hours, 40 Minutes ago
The Social Democrats and the Greens won a very tight election in Niedersachsen (Lower Saxony) last night. Together a Red-Green coalition would have 69 seats in the state parliament to the outgoing, Merkel-aligned government's 68. The election was bui...
Encouraging Italy’s small businesses to go digital NEW
European Public Policy Blog (Google) 2 Years, 6 Months, 1 Week, 3 Days, 23 Hours, 47 Minutes ago
Italy has a long tradition of small, family owned companies becoming global leaders in fields ranging from furniture design and fashion to kitchen appliances and specialty foods. Part of their success is due to Italy's focus on creating networks of l...
Questions I’d like an Irish pollster to ask. NEW
Jason O'Mahony 2 Years, 6 Months, 1 Week, 4 Days, 1 Hour, 21 Minutes ago
Every time there’s an opinion poll published a certain type of poll-junkie comes rushing out of the bushes to throw massive extrapolations on the results. But what I find interesting is just how uninformative the actual polls are. They tend to...
Ségolène Royal, future chairwoman of the European Parliament? NEW
actupol 3.0_en 2 Years, 6 Months, 1 Week, 4 Days, 4 Hours, 26 Minutes ago
According to some French media, Ségolène Royal, ex-PS candidate for the 2007 presidential election, would be interested to be the next European Parliament chairwoman, after being defeated in the French legislative elections six months ago and fores...
Merkel's energy transition policy is turning Germans into thieves NEW
The New Nostradamus of the North 2 Years, 6 Months, 1 Week, 4 Days, 7 Hours, 40 Minutes ago
Angela Merkel's energy transition policy, with spiraling electricity and gas prices, is turning Germans into thieves:With energy costs escalating, more Germans are turning to wood burning stoves for heat. That, though, has also led to a rise in tree...
Central European Links NEW
A Fistful of Euros 2 Years, 6 Months, 1 Week, 4 Days, 9 Hours, 54 Minutes ago
Here’s a depressing but interesting story. More and more Jews are moving to Vienna, which sounds rather hopeful…except that they’re coming from Hungary, to get away from anti-Semitism and people like piece o’work Zsolt Bayer.
How People Will Gain By Having Party T-shirts For Saint Patricks Day NEW
WeAreProEU Community Blog 2 Years, 6 Months, 1 Week, 4 Days, 9 Hours, 55 Minutes ago
March 17, every year, there is a commemoration of the death of one of the holiest people in Ireland: Patrick. It is a day of celebration for most Christian denominations especially the Catholic and their Anglican brothers. The Eastern Orthodox Church...
Europe’s capital strike, Central European edition NEW
A Fistful of Euros 2 Years, 6 Months, 1 Week, 4 Days, 10 Hours, 8 Minutes ago
Even if Monti seems to have succeeded in dragging the spreads closer together, there are plenty of problems around the European economy. Bloomberg reports on central and eastern Europe’s economies in search of a growth model. So far, some of &#...
Pro-Europeans need a facelift NEW
Liberal Laboratory 2 Years, 6 Months, 1 Week, 6 Days, 15 Hours, 57 Minutes ago
One of the more encouraging developments of the past few weeks is that pro-Europeans seem to have woken from their decade-long slumber. Business groups are writing public letters, front pages Continue reading →...
Fresh Start – a manifesto to leave the EU NEW
Liberal Laboratory 2 Years, 6 Months, 2 Weeks, 21 Hours, 4 Minutes ago
Let’s not beat around the bush. The Fresh Start manifesto, launched with huge fanfare by Tory MPs yesterday, is a programme designed to force Britain out of the EU. The Continue reading →...
Katainen: “EU without Britain is fish without chips.” NEW
Brussels Blog (Financial Times) 2 Years, 6 Months, 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 17 Hours, 5 Minutes ago
Finland's Jyrki Katainen, right, with Cameron during a visit to Downing Street last year. In the run up to Friday’s big speech by British prime minster David Cameron on his country’s future in the EU, some of the loudest voices of concern ha...
Belgian PM Publishes His Playlist NEW
Real Time Brussels - WSJ 2 Years, 6 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 13 Hours, 25 Minutes ago
In-depth analysis of the music Elio di Rupo says he listens to.
"Why the German Economy is at Risk" by Henning Meyer NEW
Social Europe 2 Years, 6 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 15 Hours, 8 Minutes ago
This morning I was on CNBC’s Squawk Box Europe to discuss the upcoming German election and the state of the German and European economy. This was a different format from the usual ‘presenter interviews expert’ and I quite enjoyed th...
Is Germany curbing the flow of capital across its borders? NEW
Open Europe blog 2 Years, 6 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 19 Hours, 54 Minutes ago
Although it might seem rather dry, the news that the European Commission and the European Banking Authority "are concerned" that Germany's financial regulator, BaFin, could be restricting the free flow of capital to lenders abroad is potentially sign...
Morning Briefing: Hungarian Unemployment High, Czech Government Embattled NEW
New Europe - WSJ 2 Years, 6 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 20 Hours, 53 Minutes ago
Hungarian unemployment is slightly below expectations, latest data showed Friday, but remains in double digits, while in Prague the government faces fresh calls for a no-confidence vote.
What will Klaus do next? | Dr Sean's Diary NEW
/drseansdiary.wordpress.com, 2 Years, 6 Months, 4 Weeks, 15 Hours, 33 Minutes ago
Britain would vote to stay in the EU NEW
Brussels Blog (Financial Times) 2 Years, 6 Months, 4 Weeks, 20 Hours, 3 Minutes ago
Britain not likely to leave EU. Getty Images On a recent visit to Washington, a top British diplomat began his presentation to American colleagues by assuring them that there is no way that Britain will leave the EU. His declaration had the opposite...
Unia Europejska | Człowiek Kryzysu NEW
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It's precisely 40 years since we became members of the EEC. Knowing what we now know, would we have joined? NEW
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It’s difficult, nowadays, to recall the sheer awfulness of political and economic life at the beginning of 1973. Inflation was above 8 per cent, unemployment at its highest level since the Great Depression. Trade union leaders were bigger household...