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April 2014
Britain and the EU

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Sound, fury and nothing significant NEW
There Willby Blood 1 Month, 1 Day, 14 Hours, 11 Minutes ago
"Good lord ... Is that it?" That was my immediate reaction to reading David Cameron's Telegraph article. Barely a few days after Carl Bildt admitted that he had no idea what it was that London wanted from Europe, we were told the Prime Minister...
Cameron’s double blackmail NEW
Richard Corbett 1 Month, 1 Week, 4 Days, 20 Hours, 37 Minutes ago
Last night, in a debate at Leeds University, I described the Prime Minister’s strategy on Europe as double blackmail — first of fellow EU members and then of the British electorate. There is nothing democratic about a plan to renegotiate...
The UK’s opposition to the EU is driven by a lack of information and undirected hostility NEW
EUROPP - European Politics and Policy 1 Month, 1 Week, 5 Days, 21 Hours, 33 Minutes ago
The UK has always had a contentious relationship with the European Union. John McCormick argues that this relationship has been hampered by popular misunderstandings, driven by a lack of credible information and general hostility towards European int...
The UK’s Labour Party faces a conundrum over offering a referendum on the EU NEW
EUROPP - European Politics and Policy 1 Month, 2 Weeks, 4 Hours, 33 Minutes ago
The British Prime Minister David Cameron has pledged to hold a referendum on the UK’s EU membership should he win a majority at the next general election. Simon Usherwood writes on the policy of the opposition Labour Party, who are … Con...
Brexit: so what? NEW
Whose world order? – ECFR’s blog 1 Month, 2 Weeks, 21 Hours, 40 Minutes ago
United Kingdom: a country once admired in the European Union, but now in the dumps. Brexit: the term used for the UK’s exit from the European Union, a real possibility in view of what the polls areRead more…...
Are the European Conservatives passing up a great political opportunity? NEW
The European Citizen 1 Month, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 4 Hours, 3 Minutes ago
The Alliance of European Conservatives and Reformists have announced that they will not be putting forward a candidate for the Commission presidency in the 2014 elections. As an anti-federalist party, the main reason being given is that participating...
Warum EU und Mitgliedsstaaten verpflichtet sind, eine schottische EU-Mitgliedschaft zu fördern NEW
Verfassungsblog 1 Month, 4 Weeks, 22 Hours, 56 Minutes ago
Ein mögliches eigenständiges Schottland stellt die EU vor rechtliche Herausforderungen. Denn die europäischen Verträge enthalten keine speziellen Regelungen für den Fall, dass ein Teil eines EU-Mitgliedsstaates unabhängi...
Campaigning für politische Jugendorganisationen NEW
European Union Affairs - de 2 Months, 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 3 Hours, 38 Minutes ago
  Ohne Aktivisten keine Kampagne. Das ist ein wichtiger Fakt und war gleichzeitig der Grund für diesen Artikel. Vier Monate vor der Europawahl im Mai 2014 startete die Jungen Europäischen Föderalisten (JEF) ihre Kampagne „We...
The upcoming EU elections: much ado about nothing? (Part one) NEW
European Student Think Tank 2 Months, 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 9 Hours, 22 Minutes ago
With the upcoming elections for the EU Parliament in May 2014, the EST will publish a two-piece article that provides the reader with a background and an introduction in current affairs influencing the elections. Today, part one.   With the intr...
EU Campaigners Chase Holy Grail of Modern Elections: A Viral Video NEW
Real Time Brussels - WSJ 2 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 8 Hours, 36 Minutes ago
With four months to go until European elections, politicians, institutions and advocacy groups are starting to chase the Holy Grail of modern campaigning: a video that goes viral.
Tsipras eröffnet den Wahlkampf NEW
Lost in EUrope 2 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 12 Hours, 5 Minutes ago
Bisher war vom Europa-Wahlkampf nichts zu spüren. Liberale und Konservative sind mit sich selbst beschäftigt, Deutschland kennt nur noch die Große Koalition. Doch nun bringt ausgerechnet Linken-Führer A. Tsipras Schwung in den la...
Is the EU going to hell in a handcart? NEW
Ideas on Europe 2 Months, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 15 Hours, 58 Minutes ago
Let’s assume that our readership is intelligent enough to know the answer to this question is ‘probably not’, but you’ve been drawn in by the phrasing. Let’s also assume that the question isn’t totally ri...
S/he who frames the case wins the argument on the EU NEW
Jon Worth's Euroblog 8 Months, 3 Weeks, 5 Days, 4 Hours, 39 Minutes ago
According to Philip Stephens in the FT “Facts finally collide with ideology on Europe“, as his column gives solid backing to the FCO’s Balance of Competences review. The reports are...
David Cameron’s Oily Evasions NEW
Simon Nixon 10 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 23 Hours, 54 Minutes ago
David Cameron attacked the E.U. for introducing a ban on restaurants serving olive oil in unlabelled containers that the U.K. had passively supported. The U.K. Prime Minister owes the British public a proper explanation.
The remarkable rise of continental Euroscepticism | Mark Leonard and José Ignacio Torreblanca NEW
Comment is free (Europe) 11 Months, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 12 Hours, 54 Minutes ago
Trust in the EU has plummeted across the continent. Both southern debtors and northern creditors feel like they are victimsOnce it was seen as a British disease. But Euroscepticism has now spread across the continent like a virus. As the data from Eu...
Week in Bloggingportal: Exercises in Democracy NEW
bloggingportal.eu 1 Year, 4 Days, 3 Hours, 9 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...
El corazón de Europa | Opinión | EL PAÍS NEW
elpais.com, 1 Year, 1 Week, 3 Days, 15 Hours, 4 Minutes ago
Zelo Street: Benefit Tourism – Or Maybe Not NEW
zelo-street.blogspot.co.uk, 1 Year, 1 Month, 1 Week, 6 Days, 15 Hours, 48 Minutes ago
Ecfin Sits Next To The King NEW
Real Time Brussels - WSJ 1 Year, 1 Month, 3 Weeks, 5 Days, 21 Hours, 18 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.
Not everyone in the UK is anti-EU: young people and the Eurosceptic vote NEW
EUROPP - European Politics and Policy 1 Year, 2 Months, 2 Days, 11 Hours, 33 Minutes ago
The prevalence of Euroscepticism within the UK electorate is widely claimed yet Stuart Fox argues that it is not borne out by the facts. The nature of such attitudes is more complex than the Europhile/Eurosceptic dichotomy suggest...
Tout ce que vous avez toujours voulu savoir sur le salaire des eurocrates sans jamais oser le demander NEW
Coulisses de Bruxelles (Libération) 1 Year, 2 Months, 4 Days, 9 Hours, 37 Minutes ago
Après la polémique qu’a suscitée mon article sur les fonctionnaires européens dans le landernau bruxellois, voici les salaires et avantages divers dont jouissent les fonctionnaires, agents temporaires et contractuels européens....
Business backs Cameron's call for a mandate on Europe NEW
Open Europe blog 1 Year, 2 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 15 Hours, 33 Minutes ago
A letter in today's Times from some leading UK business people supporting Cameron's approach:EU reforms must come before any membership referendumBusiness faces ever more burdens from Brussels and the single market in Europe has not yet been fully re...
"David Cameron’s Argument will relegate the EU-UK Relationship to the Periphery" by Julian Priestley NEW
Social Europe 1 Year, 2 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 15 Hours, 59 Minutes ago
Julian Priestley takes an in-depth look at David Cameron’s speech on the UK’s relationship with Europe. He finds that that it fell into familiar Eurosceptic fallacies about the EU, ignored linkages between regulation and the internal...
The top 5 posts on Cameron's speech NEW
liberallaboratory.wordpress.com, 1 Year, 2 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 16 Hours ago
David Cameron’s EU Speech NEW
Politics in Britain 1 Year, 2 Months, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 3 Hours, 24 Minutes ago
Prime Minister David Cameron today promised to hold a referendum on the UK’s position in the EU, if he is re-elected in the 2015 general elections. His much-awaited speech on Europe started off by paying homage to veterans of World Wa...
From outside, it's clear why Britain has to stay in Europe | Timothy Garton Ash NEW
Comment is free (Europe) 1 Year, 2 Months, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 4 Hours, 3 Minutes ago
Cameron's speech could have been a lot worse, but five years of anxious uncertainty are bad news for Europe and the worldSo now we know: Europe will be roiled by internal turmoil for another five years. While Germany, France and others wrestle to bui...
Cameron's poker face? NEW
Open Europe blog 1 Year, 2 Months, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 10 Hours, 50 Minutes ago
No, Europe hasn't collectively turned against Cameron (which you would think from reading headlines like these - seriously?). Though several politicians from around Europe haven't exactly come out celebrating following Cameron's speech - which doesn'...
Wunderbarometer : le dialogue franco-allemand existe-t-il sur Twitter aussi ? NEW
Le Taurillon 1 Year, 2 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 10 Hours, 3 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,...
The EU’s media deficit NEW
Liberal Laboratory 1 Year, 2 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 16 Hours, 27 Minutes ago
The most depressing result from my analysis of media coverage of EU reform is the complete absence of substance and detail in the arguments presented. Politicians and commentators alike seem Continue reading →...
Young, Europeans and abroad: here it is our presentation letter NEW
Writing for (y)EU 1 Year, 2 Months, 3 Weeks, 5 Days, 16 Hours, 3 Minutes ago
Where would a Frenchman, an Italian, an English, a Danish, a Belgian, a German and a Spanish be seen together? On Erasmus. No this is not the introduction of a silly joke, they are fine examples of characters found in the opening scenes of many famou...
"Single Market yes. Federal Europe No" NEW
Open Europe blog 1 Year, 2 Months, 3 Weeks, 5 Days, 16 Hours, 6 Minutes ago
As we argued here, though there has been quite a bit of noise from the business community over recent weeks, few interventions are actually dealing with the sharp end of the policy debate, e.g. what is the greatest threat to business: Trying to artif...
Union of citizens ”roundup” #EYC2013 (21 January) NEW
Grahnlaw Suomi Finland 1 Year, 2 Months, 3 Weeks, 5 Days, 20 Hours, 5 Minutes ago
In the United States of America today, 21 January 2013 is Martin Luther King Day, a public holiday (Wikipedia), and the day of the second inauguration of president Barack Obama (Huffington Post). How about Europe? Do we have causes and events of ou...
EU reform: Cameron and Miliband have a duty to act as statesmen | David Owen NEW
Comment is free (Europe) 1 Year, 2 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 5 Hours, 33 Minutes ago
Treaty amendment should not wait until 2015 – and Labour should co-operate, in the spirit of one-nation politicsIt is a reflection of disarray both within his own party and in the coalition that David Cameron has virtually abdicated from the debate...
"Why do the British don’t like the EU?" by Maja Rasmussen NEW
Social Europe 1 Year, 3 Months, 1 Week, 5 Days, 23 Hours, 59 Minutes ago
Watch Dr Maja Rasmussen of the London School of Economics and Political Science discuss the current feeling in Britain towards the EU and possibilities for the future if Britain decides to change its relationship with the EU.
Warum man Meinungsumfragen NIE blind glauben sollte NEW
Egghat's not so micro blog 1 Year, 3 Months, 1 Week, 6 Days, 1 Hour, 49 Minutes ago
auch wenn die Medien das gerne machen, vor allem wenn es einen Anlass für einen Bericht gibt, den man schon immer mal schreiben wollte … Und sobald eine Zahl im Spiel ist, glauben das eh alle gerne. Eine Zahl hat immer etwas absolutes. Trotzde...
The post-national case for the EU NEW
Jon Worth's Euroblog 1 Year, 3 Months, 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 5 Hours, 43 Minutes ago
The ‘eurorealist’ pressure group Nucleus in the UK has rebranded and is now the Centre for British Influence Through Europe (CBIE). I read the name and it immediately rankled, and a...
‘For 40 years Britain has benefited’ - SW MEP Watson reflects on 40 years of UK membership of EEC/EU NEW
La Treizième Étoile 1 Year, 3 Months, 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 20 Hours, 41 Minutes ago
Today - 1st January 2013 - marks exactly 40 years since the day the United Kingdom joined the European Economic Community, now the European Union. To mark the occasion, long-serving South West Liberal Democrat MEP Sir Graham Watson has reflected on w...
In an EU referendum, what does NO mean? NEW
Jon Worth's Euroblog 1 Year, 3 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Hours, 3 Minutes ago
If Shaun Woodward in today’s Guardian is to be believed, it seems some sort of plan is emerging in David Cameron’s mind with regard to an EU referendum in the...
EU Commission's translation and information breakdown NEW
Grahnlaw Suomi Finland 1 Year, 3 Months, 3 Weeks, 7 Hours, 16 Minutes ago
My latest articles in English about the Commission's ”copyright reform” and regarding the Digital Agenda review revealed an unprecedented breakdown of translation services for citizens and the collapse of systematic posting of COM documents on Eu...
Même pas peur ! NEW
Europe 27etc 1 Year, 3 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 3 Hours, 27 Minutes ago
La fin du monde s’est bien ri de nous aujourd’hui, en nous mettant au défi de continuer encore un peu, mieux si possible, combien de temps, on verra. Ce délai bien salutaire nous donne à vivre une nouvelle année européenne, qui sera, on peut...
Enlightenment pro-EU, versus values based pro-EU – some thoughts about Garton Ash and an in-out referendum NEW
Jon Worth's Euroblog 1 Year, 3 Months, 4 Weeks, 39 Minutes ago
So Timothy Garton Ash has nailed his colours to the mast in The Guardian, and stated the case for an in-or-out of the EU referendum in the UK to be held sometime between 2015 and 2020. Loads of people are jumping up and down about TGA’s piece &...
“We’re standing up for Britain” or “We’re all in this together” – ways to explain the EU budget NEW
Jon Worth's Euroblog 1 Year, 3 Months, 4 Weeks, 6 Hours, 26 Minutes ago
A tweet by Emma Burnell pointed me towards this blog post by Tracy Hill about UKIP, and the threat they pose to Labour. You can read the whole blog post to look at the stuff about UKIP, but there is one paragraph I will highlight, for it shows the pr...
Neue Grundrechte für Großbritannien? NEW
www.verfassungsblog.de, 1 Year, 3 Months, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 22 Hours, 45 Minutes ago
EU leaders pledge 'not to harp on about it' NEW
Berlaymonster 1 Year, 4 Months, 1 Week, 12 Hours, 59 Minutes ago
Leading EU institutional figures pledged late on Monday not to bang on and on about getting the Nobel Peace Prize this year. "I mean, it's not like its a big deal or anything," said one. "We're not going to like throw it back in your face or an...
Triste prix Nobel de la paix pour l’UE NEW
L’Européen jamais content 1 Year, 4 Months, 1 Week, 15 Hours, 43 Minutes ago
L’affaire est entendue, l’Union Européenne vient de recevoir à Oslo son prix Nobel de la paix, venant récompenser 60 ans de travail de pacification et de réunification après deux guerres fratricides. Qu’en retenir ? Que ce prix...
Discipline NEW
martinned 1 Year, 4 Months, 1 Week, 19 Hours, 31 Minutes ago
A more specific passage from the Cohn-Bendit & Verhofstadt book that makes me mad:  « La zone euro ne souffre toutefois pas uniquement de ce manque de solidarité. La discipline est également défaillante, alors qu’elle constitue la seco...
LEVESON, BLAIR, EU: a tale of media untruths NEW
Nucleus 1 Year, 4 Months, 1 Week, 5 Days, 21 Hours, 58 Minutes ago
Lawrence Brewer Wednesday, 05 December 2012 The Leveson Inquiry report published last week includes a list of how the British Press misleads the public with regard to the EU and other non-existent bans – like...
Harry Cooper: Are the Brits Really That Desperate to Leave the EU? NEW
www.huffingtonpost.co.uk, 1 Year, 4 Months, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 16 Hours, 17 Minutes ago
"Is Britain sliding into an EU Exit?" by John Palmer NEW
Social Europe 1 Year, 4 Months, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 19 Hours, 26 Minutes ago
A remarkable political consensus is emerging both within Britain and across much of the European Union that the UK is heading inexorably towards withdrawal from the EU. Opinions differ about the speed of a potential British exit and also about precis...
UK Labour and the EU NEW
The European Citizen 1 Year, 4 Months, 3 Weeks, 22 Hours, 33 Minutes ago
In Britain, Labour is in a curious spot. After it allied with Eurosceptic Tory rebels to defeat the government on a non-binding motion on the EU budget, Labour Leader Ed Miliband tried to outline a sort of pro-European realism (interview with The Tel...
Faktencheck mit Borg NEW
Lost in EUrope 1 Year, 4 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 14 Hours, 10 Minutes ago
Bekommt ein EU-Kommissar, der nicht zurücktreten wollte, einen Nachfolger, den niemand haben will? Über diese Frage beugt sich am Mittwoch das Europaparlament. Die Abgeordneten müssen entscheiden, ob sie Gesundheitskommissar Dalli durch den maltes...
The real value of the EU for Britain is geopolitical NEW
Whose world order? – ECFR’s blog 1 Year, 4 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 17 Hours, 39 Minutes ago
  Britain is reconsidering its relationship with the continent. The country has never felt fully comfortable with its membership in an EU that has been conceived, after World War II, as aRead more…...
Fortress Europe, Schengen and the European Sphere NEW
Ideas on Europe 1 Year, 5 Months, 20 Hours, 18 Minutes ago
“[H]ow can the public debate necessary to make the EU a genuine ‘land of immigration’ take place if there is no common, democratic European ‘public sphere’, and no space for genuine intra-European political debate? The d...
Daily Mail refuses to publish my letter NEW
The Honeyball Buzz 1 Year, 5 Months, 1 Day, 12 Hours, 17 Minutes ago
Last week the Daily Mail published this article, which suggested that the European Parliament could ban certain children’s books which reinforced gender stereotypes from British schools. This is very misleading. I therefore wrote a letter for...
Towards a European Party System? NEW
The EUDO Café 1 Year, 5 Months, 1 Week, 2 Days, 23 Hours, 41 Minutes ago
Dimitri Almeida Amidst what is arguably the most severe crisis the European Union had to face in recent memory, we tend to overlook crucial dynamics in the transformation of the European polity. The sovereign debt crisis and the rising scepticism o...
Mail article on EU banning books dismissed as 'nonsense' NEW
Tabloid Watch (Europe) 1 Year, 5 Months, 1 Week, 3 Days, 1 Hour, 43 Minutes ago
The Mail claims the EU is now looking to ban...the Famous Five:James Chapman explains:Books which portray ‘traditional’ images of mothers caring for their children or fathers going out to work could be barred from schools under proposals from Bru...
Norway highlights need for UK engagement with the EU NEW
Business for New Europe Blog 1 Year, 5 Months, 1 Week, 3 Days, 3 Hours, 50 Minutes ago
By Conor Brennan Speaking at the All Party Parliamentary Group on the EU on Monday 5 November, Professor Fredrik Sejersted, director of European Law at the University of Oslo said that Norway’s relationship with the EU is based on “dynamic homoge...
David Cameron's chance for real reform of the EU budget NEW
PublicServiceEurope.com editor's blog 1 Year, 5 Months, 1 Week, 3 Days, 4 Hours, 43 Minutes ago
We need a productive restructuring of the EU budget and David Cameron should attempt to negotiate a 'grand bargain' for a smaller growth-focused budget with other leaders - argues Glenn Gottfried...
Can Angela Merkel talk Cameron into being a more flexible ally? | Katinka Barysch NEW
Comment is free (Europe) 1 Year, 5 Months, 1 Week, 3 Days, 6 Hours, 46 Minutes ago
As the German leader visits Downing St, she has worries about keeping her economically liberal-minded EU partner in the unionThe vexed EU budget is supposed to be the main topic of discussion when Germany's chancellor, Angela Merkel, meets David Came...
Much ado about little: Britain and the EU budget NEW
Centre for European Reform 1 Year, 5 Months, 1 Week, 3 Days, 6 Hours, 52 Minutes ago
As almost all European governments are cutting spending, it is hardly a surprise that the EU’s budget is under fire. The European Commission has rather optimistically proposed a real terms increase of five per cent in total spending over the next b...
où va l'Europe ? NEW
L'Europe et.... moi 1 Year, 5 Months, 1 Week, 3 Days, 8 Hours, 35 Minutes ago
A l'occasion d'une grande conférence (mardi 6 novembre) sur les 20 ans du marché unique européen à Bercy, Jacques Delors, ancien président de la Commission européenne rappelle les propos de Jean Monnet : l'Europe avance dans les crises.
Eine Antwort auf Daniel Cohn-Bendit und Guy Verhofstadt NEW
Treffpunkt Europa 1 Year, 5 Months, 1 Week, 3 Days, 9 Hours, 12 Minutes ago
Daniel Cohn-Bendit und Guy Verhofstadt haben „Für Europa! Ein Manifest“ veröffentlicht. Die beiden Föderalisten fordern den europäischen Bundesstaat. Ihr Anliegen ist gut und ihre Antworten sind pragmatisch. Doch für die alten Schwächen des...
Beyond posturing, Germany knows that the UK is needed in the EU NEW
Open Europe blog 1 Year, 5 Months, 1 Week, 3 Days, 9 Hours, 13 Minutes ago
We have a piece in today's Telegraph, where we argue,Last week, even as British MPs were voting down the Government’s position on the EU budget, I was attending a European discussion of a very different kind. In a conference room in Berlin – at a...
Britain’s EU bill explained without the anti-European hype NEW
The Honeyball Buzz 1 Year, 5 Months, 1 Week, 3 Days, 11 Hours, 2 Minutes ago
Mark Reckless, Bill Cash, Douglas Carswell and the other feral Tory Eurosceptics are quite simply wrong on the EU budget. At best they have either not bothered to do their homework or quite simply and naively believe the plethora of … Continue...
Les Jeunes Radicaux de Gauche souhaitent un saut fédéraliste pour l'Europe NEW
Le Taurillon 1 Year, 5 Months, 1 Week, 3 Days, 14 Hours, 33 Minutes ago
Le Taurillon donne la parole aux Jeunes Radicaux de Gauche (JRG). Ils appellent le Président Hollande et les dirigeants européens à entrer dans l'Histoire : oui au saut fédéraliste ! Nombre de nos compatriotes européens ont été attentifs à l...
Nick Clegg wants “engaged and balanced” approach to the EU NEW
Business for New Europe Blog 1 Year, 5 Months, 1 Week, 4 Days, 44 Minutes ago
By Conor Brennan  The UK will become “isolated and marginalised” if it is “pulled towards the edge” of the European Union stated Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg on Thursday 1 November. Clegg criticised the “proposals doing the rounds” o...
Are Leaders Born or Are They Made? NEW
German Marshall Fund Blog 1 Year, 5 Months, 1 Week, 4 Days, 2 Hours, 16 Minutes ago
Fall 2012 American Marshall Memorial Fellow Megan Owen observes that effective global leaders are both born and made.
Nowotny Opens a Can Of Worms With Comments on ECB Votes NEW
WSJ: The Eurocrisis 1 Year, 5 Months, 1 Week, 4 Days, 3 Hours, 1 Minute ago
Today is Election Day in the U.S., but European Central Bank Governing Council member Ewald Nowotny seems more concerned with who’s voting at the ECB.
Merkel’s British Firestorm Comes Early NEW
WSJ: The Eurocrisis 1 Year, 5 Months, 1 Week, 4 Days, 3 Hours, 7 Minutes ago
A huge effigy of Angela Merkel doing a Nazi salute (with the wrong arm) and bursting out of the Acropolis of Athens was burned during a bonfire and fireworks show in England, in an incident that comes 48 hours before U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron...
UK 'cannot afford' Bulgarian and Romanian immigrants NEW
PublicServiceEurope.com editor's blog 1 Year, 5 Months, 1 Week, 4 Days, 4 Hours, 20 Minutes ago
In 2014 there will be an unprecedented crime wave in Britain if we do not stop Romanian and Bulgarian citizens having open door access to British borders, claims Godfrey Bloom...
Europe’s Regional Revolts NEW
The EUDO Café 1 Year, 5 Months, 1 Week, 4 Days, 5 Hours, 39 Minutes ago
Article by Ana Palacio, published on Project-Syndicate.org, on November 5, 2012 In both Catalonia and Scotland, calls for independence are growing once again – an indication of conditions not only in Spain and the United Kingdom, but in the Europea...
Le MES et l'UE : soigner le mal par le mal NEW
Le Taurillon 1 Year, 5 Months, 1 Week, 4 Days, 6 Hours, 33 Minutes ago
Le 16 et 17 décembre 2010 à la suite de la crise grecque, les chefs d'Etats des entités de l'Union européenne ont décidé de créer Le MES : Mécanisme européen de Stabilité soit l'Union des dettes. Cette institution intergouvernementale, ratt...
Europe and the USA – what should the EU do, and what not? NEW
State under construction 1 Year, 5 Months, 1 Week, 4 Days, 7 Hours, 32 Minutes ago
Mr. Barroso`s September speech, the State of the Union in which he notoriously referred to “a federation of nation states,” has stirred up quite a bit of commotion. Legislators know that when politicians speak about a “confederation...
Britain battling 'alone' against EU in Council of Ministers NEW
PublicServiceEurope.com editor's blog 1 Year, 5 Months, 1 Week, 4 Days, 8 Hours, 54 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...
Tories go feminist on europe: IDS says ‘we can have it all’ NEW
Nucleus 1 Year, 5 Months, 1 Week, 4 Days, 10 Hours, 39 Minutes ago
Peter Wilding Tuesday, 06 November 2012 Pressed by Andrew Marr on whether he believed that Britain would flourish if it did leave the EU, Iain Duncan Smith said: 'My view isn't that we could do necessarily outs...
Clegg’s instincts are right but his bid to assert himself just looks desperate NEW
The Honeyball Buzz 1 Year, 5 Months, 1 Week, 4 Days, 11 Hours, 54 Minutes ago
Repatriation of powers from the European Union to Britain remains a thorn in David Cameron’s side. The movement for “Europe Light” initially dreamt up, I believe, by William Hague back in the mists of time, is really causing the Prime … C...
Londres durcit son NON au budget NEW
Euros du Village 1 Year, 5 Months, 1 Week, 4 Days, 12 Hours, 31 Minutes ago
Encore une défaite pour le premier ministre britannique, David Cameron, sur le budget européen. Le Parlement britannique (grâce à une alliance eurosceptique droite-gauche) a adopté une motion demandant au gouvernement britannique de s'opposer à...
Online: EU-Vertrag – Die konsolidierte deutsche Fassung NEW
Heimat✔ P.olitik✔ M.enschen✔ 1 Year, 5 Months, 1 Week, 4 Days, 22 Hours, 7 Minutes ago
Diese Textausgabe enthält die konsolidierte Fassung des Vertrags über die Europäische Union und des Vertrags über die Arbeitsweise der Europäischen Union sowie der dazugehörigen Protokolle und Anhänge mit den Änderungen aufgrund des am 13. De...
Un Exécutif politique pour l'UE NEW
Robert Toulemon 1 Year, 5 Months, 1 Week, 5 Days, 4 Hours, 4 Minutes ago
Platier, 5 novembre. L'une des causes principales de faiblesse de l'UE est l'absence d'un Exécutif politique reconnu à l'intérieur et à l'extérieur. Le saut fédéral nécessaire pour assurer la pérennité de la monnaie unique et au delà celle...
Der europäische Bundesstaat: Das Grundgesetz hätte nichts dagegen NEW
Verfassungsblog 1 Year, 5 Months, 1 Week, 5 Days, 4 Hours, 26 Minutes ago
Seit dem Lissabon-Urteil des Bundesverfassungsgerichts ist die Vorstellung in der Welt, dass das Grundgesetz der Bundesrepublik Deutschland verbiete, in einen europäischen Bundesstaat einzutreten. Wer das glaubt, muss aber die Frage beantworten, wie...
What has Europe ever done for us? NEW
Whose world order? – ECFR’s blog 1 Year, 5 Months, 1 Week, 5 Days, 4 Hours, 59 Minutes ago
The UK's main political parties begin to scratch their old itches on Europe again - the budget, the rebate, subsidiarity, and the classic debate on whether we should be in or out of the EU. ARead more…...
"Citizens have the rights to..." Social welfare defending EU Citizens' lack of interest in their political sytem NEW
Citizen-E - my opinion on Europe 1 Year, 5 Months, 1 Week, 5 Days, 5 Hours, 8 Minutes ago
It seems as if there is not much sense in discussing the topic of Citizens' duties in times of duties. To whom ever I talk I just here: Citizens have the rights to,... Yes, citizens have the right. "Citizens have," as one person stated today during a...
Domstolsformand: Euro-afstemning i Letland NEW
Folkebevægelsens Fælles Blog 1 Year, 5 Months, 1 Week, 5 Days, 5 Hours, 19 Minutes ago
NYT FRA EU-FRONTEN: Fornanden for den lettiske forfatnngsdomstol mener, at Letland skal have folkeafstemning om tilslutning til euroen, som 59 pct. at letterne siger nej til i seneste meningsmåling - Nyheder / Folkeafstemning, Euro, Søren Søn...
Interviu | Nicolas Vadot: "Saltul federalist trebuie făcut acum" | Blog NEW
Ochiul Europei 1 Year, 5 Months, 1 Week, 5 Days, 7 Hours, 12 Minutes ago
Militant european convins, desenatorul franco-britanic este unul dintre cei mai prolifici apărători de subiecte europene – şi unul dintre preferaţii Presseurop. În timpul trecerii sale la Festivalul ziarului Internazionale, partener a...
The Centripetal Theory of Governance: A Borderless Union NEW
European Student Think Tank 1 Year, 5 Months, 1 Week, 5 Days, 8 Hours, 18 Minutes ago
Many articles have been written from different sources on European crisis and its origins, but most of them base their arguments on personal standpoints derived from financial news and officials’ speeches. What we see is two distant authorities’...
Conference: “The Challenge of Non-Territorial Autonomy” on 9-10 November in Belfast NEW
ECMI InfoChannel 1 Year, 5 Months, 1 Week, 5 Days, 8 Hours, 48 Minutes ago
European Centre for Minority Issues (ECMI) and partners are preparing for the multidisciplinary conference this weekend. A draft programme of 'The Challenges of Non-Territorial Autonomy' is now available. Continue reading →Source: ECMI InfoChan...
eurolocal 1 Year, 5 Months, 1 Week, 5 Days, 10 Hours, 35 Minutes ago
Participaran: Sra. Carme Colomina, periodista. Cap d’internacional del diara ARA i investigadora associada per temes europeus del CIDOB, Sr. Alex Muns, historiador. Professor d’Integració Europea de l’Escola Superior de Comerç Internacion...
How Tony Blair could be elected President of Europe. NEW
Jason O'Mahony 1 Year, 5 Months, 1 Week, 5 Days, 15 Hours, 50 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...
Seeing small in the age of European federalism NEW
Foreign Policy Association - EU at 50 1 Year, 5 Months, 1 Week, 5 Days, 18 Hours, 27 Minutes ago
Europe has been these last couple years at the forefront of world media. First, the Eurocrisis and its domestic impacts have been over studied and analyzed. Second, the Norwegian Nobel Committee awarded the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize to the EU creating a...