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European Elections 2014

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New People, New Directions for the EU NEW
Politipond 3 Months, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 9 Hours, 19 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...
Spot the difference NEW
Berlaymonster 3 Months, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 13 Hours, 34 Minutes ago
After the European Parliament elections this year ran under the slogan "This Time It's Different," here's your chance to see quite how different it is:BM...
La politización de la Comisión Europea NEW
Elcano Blog 3 Months, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 16 Hours, 45 Minutes ago
Se ha producido otro cambio tectónico en las instituciones de la UE, que puede potenciar y trastocar a la que es la más original de la construcción europea: la Comisión. Al proponer a Spitzenkandidaten para la presidencia...
For the first time, the European Parliament has a Eurosceptic opposition NEW
MEP Daniel Hannan's blog 3 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 6 Hours, 31 Minutes ago
It feels different this time. As the eighth session of the European Parliament gets underway in Strasbourg, there’s a tang of politics in the air. Until now, politics was almost the last thing you’d expect here. MEPs agreed on most issues...
After Juncker, the deluge: a look at other top jobs NEW
Brussels Blog (Financial Times) 3 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 8 Hours, 9 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...
The new European Parliament on Twitter: look who’s talking NEW
Europe Decides 3 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 13 Hours, 30 Minutes ago
As predicted, more MEPs are on Twitter than ever before (531 compared to 408 in Read more...
Honeyball’s Weekly Round-up NEW
The Honeyball Buzz 3 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 15 Hours, 36 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...
SPRENGSATZ - Das Ende eines miesen Spieles NEW
www.sprengsatz.de, 3 Months, 3 Weeks, 5 Days, 9 Hours, 26 Minutes ago
Juncker is no Jacques Delors | Policy Review NEW
www.policyreview.eu, 3 Months, 3 Weeks, 5 Days, 10 Hours, 49 Minutes ago
Le Conseil européen peut-il fixer l’agenda de la Commission ? NEW
Fabien l'Européen 3 Months, 3 Weeks, 5 Days, 13 Hours, 35 Minutes ago
Le dernier Conseil européen a accouché d’une bonne nouvelle: la victoire de l’Europe des citoyens sur celle des diplomates. En effet, Jean-Claude Juncker a été nommé à la présidence de la C...
The “arch-federalist” Juncker? A comparative perspective NEW
Ideas on Europe 3 Months, 3 Weeks, 5 Days, 13 Hours, 58 Minutes ago
UK politicians call Juncker arch-federalist, and  the press has taken over this term, too. The Telegraph does it. The Guardian does it. The (Irish) Independent does it. The Washington Post does. What they show is their lack of perspective,...
L'Union bascule dans la démocratie parlementaire NEW
Coulisses de Bruxelles (Libération) 3 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 1 Hour, 26 Minutes ago
L’Union européenne vit une véritable révolution démocratique. En réussissant à imposer le démocrate-chrétien Jean-Claude Juncker à la présidence de la Commission, le Parlement européen fait entrer l’Europe dans l’ère de...
European Council 26-27 June 2014: Ad fontes NEW
Grahnlaw 3 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 7 Hours, 54 Minutes ago
To the sources – ad fontes – inspired the humanists of the Renaissance to study the original classical texts and the leaders of the Protestant Reformation to base religious teaching on the Bible. Here, more modestly, I want to remind read...
Cameron needs a war with Europe NEW
Eurofed 3 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 12 Hours, 47 Minutes ago
Cameron talks about battles and wars when he is talking about his European polices. A shameful and desperate tactic as Cameron is trying to keep focus away from the division in the UK and the serious political problems they need to face.Cameron is di...
La défaite de Cameron: une victoire pour la démocratie NEW
Fabien l'Européen 3 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 14 Hours, 42 Minutes ago
L’Union des fédéralistes européens (UEF-France) se félicite de la nomination par le Conseil européen du vainqueur des élections européennes à la présidence de la Commission europ&ea...
Und nun der “Brexit” – why not? NEW
Lost in EUrope 3 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 14 Hours, 47 Minutes ago
Nach der Niederlage des britischen Premiers Cameron im Juncker-Streit sieht die britische Presse den “Brexit”, also den EU-Austritt, nahen.  “One step closer to quitting Europe”, titelt der “Telegraph”. &ldquo...
What to expect from Juncker as EC head NEW
Matisak's Blog (A Stamp on the World) 3 Months, 4 Weeks, 4 Hours, 23 Minutes ago
Would do you expect from Jean-Claude Juncker in style and substance if he will be approved as a new EC boss? Read few comments. Robert Harmsen, Professeur en Sciences politiques, Université du Luxembourg Mr. Juncker was cle...
Post-Juncker press conference round-up NEW
Open Europe blog 3 Months, 4 Weeks, 6 Hours, 31 Minutes ago
We have been following the post-summit press conferences of EU leaders. Here is a round-up of the highlights, starting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel: MOST IMPORTANT POINTS FROM #MERKEL #EUCO PRESSER: (1/3) "Ever closer union" does not mean on...
The Juncker row: Were there any concessions to the UK and what happens next? NEW
Open Europe blog 3 Months, 4 Weeks, 6 Hours, 33 Minutes ago
The UK suffered a major defeat this afternoon when it was outvoted over Juncker becoming the next president of the European Commission. However, this isn't the end of the road for reform – not even close – but it certainly has strengthene...
Eurokrise: Zurück in die Wirklichkeit NEW
Treffpunkt Europa 3 Months, 4 Weeks, 7 Hours, 29 Minutes ago
Während des Europawahlkampfs schien es so, als habe die Wirtschafts- und Finanzkrise nie stattgefunden: Alle größeren Parteien vermieden das Thema, um die europakritischen Stimmen nicht weiter zu stärken. Tatsächlich hat sic...
“EU-Agenda atmet britischen Geist” NEW
Lost in EUrope 3 Months, 4 Weeks, 8 Hours, 44 Minutes ago
Nach der Juncker-Kür hat Kanzlerin Merkel ihre Nähe zum britischen Premier Cameron betont. Die heute beschlossene neue EU-Agenda atme den “britischen Geist einer modernen, effizienten und offenen EU”. Insbesondere soll London da...
A great day for Europe: Jean-Claude Juncker nominated as the next President of the European Commission NEW
The New Nostradamus of the North 3 Months, 4 Weeks, 9 Hours, 1 Minute ago
"I am not a dwarf"Jean-Claude Juncker Today is a great day for Europe: EU leaders have nominated former Luxembourg PM Jean-Claude Juncker as the next president of the European Commission.Finally, a fresh and inspiring new face in the C...
Juncker is named President of the European Commission – Britain's days in the EU are numbered NEW
MEP Daniel Hannan's blog 3 Months, 4 Weeks, 9 Hours, 9 Minutes ago
The game is up. No one will now believe that the United Kingdom can deliver a substantively different deal in Europe. The FCO's ploy of doing a Harold Wilson – that is, making some piffling changes and presenting them as a significant new deal...
Cameron verliert – um welchen Preis? NEW
Lost in EUrope 3 Months, 4 Weeks, 9 Hours, 41 Minutes ago
Na also, geht doch. Nach stundenlangem Gezerre hat der EU-Gipfel über den Kandidaten Juncker abgestimmt – und ihn für die Leitung der EU-Kommission nominiert. Der britische Premier Cameron hat verloren. Die große Frage ist nun,...
Why Cameron’s case for ‘EU reform’ is a PR stunt NEW
Kosmopolito 3 Months, 4 Weeks, 10 Hours, 30 Minutes ago
Cameron’s “EU reform” is a PR stunt designed to please the media and his backbenchers. He basically follows the advice of his pollsters that told him that he could win an EU referendum if he convincingly  changes the “UK&...
Cameron Goes Once More Unto the Breach Over Juncker NEW
Real Time Brussels - WSJ 3 Months, 4 Weeks, 10 Hours, 41 Minutes ago
A final, probably unavailing, plea from the British prime minister to block Luxembourg politician's path to head the European Commission.
Conseil européen: les socio-démocrates veulent moins de rigueur et plus de politique NEW
Coulisses de Bruxelles (Libération) 3 Months, 4 Weeks, 10 Hours, 55 Minutes ago
Le changement, c'est maintenant ! Un mois après des élections européennes marquées une poussée eurosceptique en France, mais aussi en Italie ou en Grande-Bretagne, il est temps de réagir à...
Das große Geschacher: Inhaltliche und personelle Weichenstellungen für die neue EU-Kommission NEW
Der (europäische) Föderalist 3 Months, 4 Weeks, 10 Hours, 58 Minutes ago
Wenn es um die Spitzenposten und die künftige politische Agenda der EU geht, wollen alle gern ein Wörtchen mitzureden haben. Nun wird es also Jean-Claude Juncker. Dafür, dass es sich bei dieser Entscheidung nach den Ergebnissen der Eur...
Size of Political Groups in the new EP NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 3 Months, 4 Weeks, 11 Hours, 15 Minutes ago
The new European Parliament meets for the first time in plenary on Tuesday 1 July. At the start of the new term there are set to be seven groups as last time. Our table shows the number of MEPs in each group, broken down by Member State, as well as t...
Juncker vote NEW
Grahnlaw 3 Months, 4 Weeks, 12 Hours, 17 Minutes ago
Impetus, political directions and priorities are necessary, but the doers for the EU have to be found, as laid down in the treaties. Today, the European Council needs to take the first decision to form a new EU Commission in a timely manner. Read Jun...
A great day for Europe NEW
Eurofed 3 Months, 4 Weeks, 12 Hours, 45 Minutes ago
Today was a great day in history for the democratic unification of the European people's.
The Next High Rep needs look beyond soft power NEW
Whose world order? – ECFR’s blog 3 Months, 4 Weeks, 13 Hours, 5 Minutes ago
One should hope that the next High Rep will help Europe shed its illusions about the impact of soft power. Europe’s security, interests, and values depend on it. With the world drawn to the riseRead more…...
EU in crisis as Juncker news runs dry NEW
Berlaymonster 3 Months, 4 Weeks, 13 Hours, 8 Minutes ago
Europe is in crisis today - again - after it transpired that everything that could feasibly be written about EU top-job candidate Jean-Claude Juncker has now been written.With the crumpled Luxembourger not even confirmed yet for the European Commissi...
Juncker Limerick Update NEW
Berlaymonster 3 Months, 4 Weeks, 13 Hours, 53 Minutes ago
This just in, after a previous limerical effort earlier this year involving the Man Who Would Be President:There once was a man called Jean-Claude, Who by the PM was abhorred. David resisted, The others insisted. Just give him the job now, we're bore...
Why Juncker is not Cameron’s problem NEW
Europe on the Strand (Kings College London) 3 Months, 4 Weeks, 14 Hours, 37 Minutes ago
by Kyriakos Moumoutzis Since the elections for the European Parliament in May, public debate on European Union (EU) politics has gradually become dominated by the so-called ‘Juncker question’: the issue of the appointment of the next Pres...
Machtkampf hinter Junckers Rücken NEW
Lost in EUrope 3 Months, 4 Weeks, 14 Hours, 52 Minutes ago
Beim EU-Gipfel geht es nicht nur um Juncker. Vielmehr diskutieren die Chefs über eine “strategische Agenda”, die den künftigen Kurs der EU bestimmen soll. Dabei sind die Fronten verhärtet. Frankreichs Präsident Ho...
Juncker is Symbol Not Cause of Cameron Opposition to EU NEW
European Policy Counsel 3 Months, 4 Weeks, 15 Hours, 14 Minutes ago
Daniela Schwarzer runs the German Marshall Fund of the US in Berlin. She has written an article posted by British Influence http://bit.ly/1nOE0AP arguing that the UK opposition to Jean Claude Juncker is correct as his nomination represents a deepenin...
Juncker vote NEW
Grahnlaw Suomi Finland 3 Months, 4 Weeks, 17 Hours, 37 Minutes ago
Impetus, political directions and priorities are necessary, but the doers for the EU have to be found, as laid down in the treaties. Today, the European Council needs to take the first decision to form a new EU Commission in a timely manner. Juncke...
European Parliament Elections- Low Turnout Is The Real Winner NEW
OneEurope 3 Months, 4 Weeks, 18 Hours, 46 Minutes ago
The majority of articles and analyses on the 2014 European Parliament elections focus on the rise of an anti-European trend, consisted of populist and far-right political parties which express an anti-immigrant, xenophobic and in some cases racist sp...
The Conservative Party’s trouble with a new reality NEW
Blogactiv 3 Months, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 6 Hours, 31 Minutes ago
This coming Friday the EU Heads of State will gather in Brussels to chose Europe’s next top technocrat. David Cameron has made it his personal mission to ensure that Jean-Claude Juncker will not become the next Commission President. Yet, if Cam...
Europas Nominierung…. NEW
Karpfenteich 3 Months, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 7 Hours, 53 Minutes ago
(Die Nominierung von Jean-Claude Juncker) ist keine Formsache, das ist schon ein Einschnitt, denn erstmals in der Geschichte der Europäischen Union wird ein Kommissionspräsident nicht im Konsens, nicht einstimmig bestimmt. Das war eigentlic...
The left should stand with David Cameron over Juncker | James Bloodworth NEW
Comment is free (Europe) 3 Months, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 11 Hours, 28 Minutes ago
Jean-Claude Juncker taking the top job at the European commission would simply be undemocratic. That the Tories realise this doesn't make it less trueIf Jean-Claude Juncker gets the job as European commission president this week, which now looks almo...
La bataille de Cameron NEW
Bruxelles2 3 Months, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 11 Hours, 30 Minutes ago
(BRUXELLES2) Les chefs d’Etat et de gouvernement se retrouvent pour deux jours de sommet décisifs. Objectif : désigner le futur président de la Commission européenne. Une grande partie d’échecs se dessin...
Clujul are un nou eurodeputat - Daniel Buda NEW
Casa Europei Cluj-Napoca 4 Months, 1 Week, 5 Days, 3 Hours, 59 Minutes ago
Îl felicit pe Daniel Buda, noul eurodeputat european clujean, mai ales că s-a preocupat de acest subiect de cel puţin 10 ani. Îmi amintesc cu plăcere cele declarate acum 10 ani în proiectul Casei Europei, “Parla...
¿Por qué el Consejo Europeo no debe ceder al chantaje de David Cameron? NEW
Ciudadano Morante 4 Months, 1 Week, 5 Days, 5 Hours, 46 Minutes ago
Por primera vez en unas elecciones europeas, desde 1979, en las elecciones de este año los 5 principales partidos políticos europeos presentaron candidatos a presidir la Comisión Europea dándonos a los ciudadanos la posibi...
Vote for politics NEW
Europhrenia 4 Months, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 2 Hours, 51 Minutes ago
BlogAs the dust settles on the EU parliament elections it’s worth taking a moment to ask if the stakes should be higher, not lower, in Europe. Not long after last month’s European elections a relative told me he voted for the mildly euro...
Europe et démocratie NEW
Robert Toulemon 4 Months, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 7 Hours, 15 Minutes ago
            Paris, 6 juin.   Gardons-nous de nous indigner que Juncker candidat du PPE arrivé en tête aux élections n’ait pas été désign&e...
Communication de l’UE : quand moins rime avec mieux NEW
Se former à la communication européenne 4 Months, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 7 Hours, 46 Minutes ago
Categories: Communication de l'UE, Communication sur l'EuropeTags: communication européenne, DG COMMComme chaque année, la lecture du « management plan 2014 » de la DG COMM de la Commission européenne confir...
Should we abolish the European Parliament? NEW
Jason O'Mahony 4 Months, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 8 Hours, 59 Minutes ago
The sad thing is, the European Parliament behaves, in a lot of ways, exactly the way people would like their national parliaments to act. Many MEPs take their legislative duties seriously, carefully studying proposed regulations and directives. Furth...
Presidential candidates, European federalism and Charles Grant NEW
Centre for European Reform 4 Months, 3 Weeks, 23 Hours, 50 Minutes ago
In a recent CER insight Charles Grant offers a number of criticisms of themes in my book, ‘Turbulent and Mighty Continent: What Future for Europe?’ My basic thesis in the part of the work he criticises is simple. The coming of the euro ha...
Le Conseil Européen fossoyeur de l'Europe ? NEW
Le Taurillon 4 Months, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 22 Hours, 46 Minutes ago
Après les élections européennes, plusieurs chefs d'État et de gouvernement s'opposent à la nomination Jean-Claude Junker. Une fausse bonne idée qui ferait le jeu des eurosceptiques. Alors qu'une grande partie...
EP Elections in Slovakia: As low as it gets NEW
Blogactiv 4 Months, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 23 Hours, 28 Minutes ago
One in eight Slovak citizens bothered to go to ballot box in the last EP elections. Turnout of 13.05 percent looks surprising even in the light of generally low citizens´ participation on the European politics. Do we really care so little about...
Endzeit der EU? NEW
Denkraum - Ideen für das 21. Jahrhundert. 4 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 2 Hours, 15 Minutes ago
Die wahrhaft historische Dimension dieser für die gestaltenden politischen Kräfte desaströsen Europa-Wahl wird von wenigen Kommentatoren so treffend erfasst wie von dem Spiegel-Kolumnisten Georg Diez. In seinem klugen, t...
The first EU election fallout NEW
Politics in Spires | European Politics and Society 4 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 4 Hours, 39 Minutes ago
Europe’s politics and the debate about the future shape of the Union dominated the 2014 campaign season for the European Parliament. As a result, the line between domestic and European politics has blurred or even disappeared and it has become...
Some thoughts on the election results NEW
Richard Corbett 4 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 4 Hours, 43 Minutes ago
Thanks to all those who sent such kind messages following my election to the European Parliament. I’m sorry not to be able to reply individually to so many hundreds of messages, emails, tweets, texts, posts, and more. Although I’m delight...
Bestimmung des EU-Kommissionspräsidenten NEW
Karpfenteich 4 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 6 Hours, 16 Minutes ago
Angela Merkel war in eine für sie persönlich prekäre Situation geraten. Zumindest im eigenen Land stand sie am Ende dieser Woche als opportunistische Taktiererin da, die zwischen allen Stühlen der Brüsseler Hinterzimmer lavie...
European elections: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly NEW
Revolting Europe 4 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 6 Hours, 49 Minutes ago
Millions of Europeans said ‘Non’ to the EU and the neo-liberal austerity policies of the Troika in the pan-Contintental elections on May 22-25.  And it wasn’t just the far right, but the radical left and new anti-austerity...
Sound, fury and nothing significant NEW
There Willby Blood 7 Months, 1 Week, 1 Day, 10 Hours, 54 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 7 Months, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 17 Hours, 19 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 7 Months, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 18 Hours, 15 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 7 Months, 3 Weeks, 1 Hour, 15 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 7 Months, 3 Weeks, 18 Hours, 23 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 7 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 46 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 8 Months, 5 Days, 9 Hours, 39 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 8 Months, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 21 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 8 Months, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 6 Hours, 4 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 8 Months, 4 Weeks, 2 Days, 5 Hours, 19 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 8 Months, 4 Weeks, 2 Days, 8 Hours, 47 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 9 Months, 1 Day, 2 Hours, 40 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 1 Year, 3 Months, 2 Days, 15 Hours, 21 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 1 Year, 5 Months, 2 Days, 10 Hours, 37 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) 1 Year, 6 Months, 23 Hours, 36 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, 6 Months, 1 Week, 3 Days, 23 Hours, 51 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, 6 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 11 Hours, 46 Minutes ago
Zelo Street: Benefit Tourism – Or Maybe Not NEW
zelo-street.blogspot.co.uk, 1 Year, 7 Months, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 12 Hours, 30 Minutes ago
Ecfin Sits Next To The King NEW
Real Time Brussels - WSJ 1 Year, 8 Months, 3 Days, 8 Hours 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, 8 Months, 1 Week, 2 Days, 8 Hours, 15 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, 8 Months, 1 Week, 4 Days, 6 Hours, 19 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, 9 Months, 2 Hours, 16 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, 9 Months, 2 Hours, 41 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...
David Cameron’s EU Speech NEW
Politics in Britain 1 Year, 9 Months, 14 Hours, 6 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, 9 Months, 14 Hours, 46 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, 9 Months, 21 Hours, 33 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, 9 Months, 1 Day, 20 Hours, 46 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, 9 Months, 2 Days, 3 Hours, 9 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, 9 Months, 3 Days, 2 Hours, 45 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, 9 Months, 3 Days, 2 Hours, 49 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, 9 Months, 3 Days, 6 Hours, 48 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, 9 Months, 3 Days, 16 Hours, 16 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...