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Same old Europe NEW
Bruegel blog 1 Year, 6 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 21 Hours, 47 Minutes ago
Authors: Benedicta MarzinottoIn Prospect Magazine. The deal on the Multiannual Financial Framework 2014-2020, which will regulate the EU’s annual budget, is a missed opportunity. As in the past, the EU was captive to agonising negotiations in...
Le démontage de l'Europe a commencé ! NEW
Regards citoyens 1 Year, 6 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 4 Hours, 15 Minutes ago
A l'avenir, le Conseil européen des 8 et 9 février 2013 sera sans doute considéré comme la première étape de la fin de l'Union européenne (voir les articles de ce blog dédiés aux diff...
How to read the EU budget deal? II NEW
Bruegel blog 1 Year, 6 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 23 Hours ago
Authors: Benedicta MarzinottoHow to read the EU budget deal? How to read the EU budget deal? I Structural and Cohesion Funds, if properly used, can represent an important instrument for economic growth. The European Council conclusions of 8 Februar...
How to read the EU budget deal? I NEW
Bruegel blog 1 Year, 6 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 23 Hours, 10 Minutes ago
Authors: Benedicta MarzinottoHow to read the EU budget deal? How to read the EU budget deal? II Now that the European Council has approved the MFF 2014-2020 commentators are indulging on an evaluation of “who wins, who losses”, whether...
Good examples of EU funded projects NEW
Regional Cooperation blog 1 Year, 6 Months, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 5 Hours ago
The European Union budget is relatively small (around 1% of EU GNI), but it can make a big difference. Around 94% of the European Union budget supports researchers, businesses, farmers, regions, young people and many others.via Regional Cooperation -...
Rückzug oder Rückeroberung NEW
Lost in EUrope 1 Year, 6 Months, 3 Weeks, 3 Hours, 13 Minutes ago
Der Kompromiss für ein neues EU-Budget wackelt schon wieder. Das Europaparlament fordert Nachverhandlungen, sogar die konservative EVP-Fraktion von Kanzlerin Merkel muckt auf. Die Abgeordneten wollen sich nicht mit einem Rückzug auf Raten a...
The Week in Bloggingportal: Show me the money, Jean Monnet and Margaret Thatcher! NEW
bloggingportal.eu 1 Year, 6 Months, 3 Weeks, 3 Hours, 32 Minutes ago
Dear Jean Monnet, dear Margaret Thatcher, we here at our idealistic European project called Bloggingportal.eu (that’s for you, Jean) that functions without any government money (that’s for you, Mararet), we hope you both had a modestly co...
Institutional imbalance NEW
@ottocrat long 1 Year, 6 Months, 3 Weeks, 20 Hours, 12 Minutes ago
A very good article written by Isabelle Durant MEP in the context of this week’s Budget Summit (“Van Rompuy’s Silent Coup d’Etat“) touches on a theme which is close to the hearts of those of us who feel that the …...
The EU Parliament Rebels NEW
French Politics: Europe 1 Year, 6 Months, 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 16 Hours, 8 Minutes ago
The European Council finally approved an austerity budget after lengthy negotiations, only to have the four main parliamentary groups announce shortly thereafter that they would not vote to approve it. Now what? I don't know. But there's a blizzard h...
Infrastructure pays the price | Dave Keating | European Voice blogs NEW
www.europeanvoice.com, 1 Year, 6 Months, 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 19 Hours, 36 Minutes ago
How to read the EU budget deal? NEW
Bruegel blog 1 Year, 6 Months, 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 20 Hours, 49 Minutes ago
Authors: Benedicta MarzinottoThe approval of the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) 2014-2020 was preceding by the usual agonizing negotiations, but a deal was eventually struck at the European Council of 8 February 2013. The latest deal is much l...
No secret ballot in the European Parliament on the EU budget vote! NEW
Jon Worth's Euroblog 1 Year, 6 Months, 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 21 Hours, 38 Minutes ago
So it looks like the European Council has agreed a real-terms cut in the EU budget for the 2014-2020 period. This has, understandably, been labelled unacceptable by the 4 largest...
The EU budget explained NEW
The Honeyball Buzz 1 Year, 9 Months, 2 Days, 23 Hours, 54 Minutes ago
We are hearing a lot at the moment about the EU Budget and the wrangling surrounding it.  I thought it would be a good time to write a blog about what the EU Budget actually is and what could happen if … Continue reading →...
How to cut Europe’s bureaucracy | The World NEW
blogs.ft.com, 1 Year, 9 Months, 1 Week, 21 Hours, 6 Minutes ago
A useful failure? NEW
Charlemagne's notebook (The Economist) 1 Year, 9 Months, 1 Week, 2 Days, 5 Hours, 6 Minutes ago
EU leaders are unlikely to agree a budget. It may be no bad thing...
@spiegelonline und der dumpfe Anti-Europapopulismus NEW
kielspratineurope 1 Year, 9 Months, 1 Week, 2 Days, 12 Hours, 8 Minutes ago
Es wird mal wieder die europäische Sau durch das Dorf getrieben. Im Rahmen der laufenden Verhandlungen in Brüssel über den mehrjährigen Finanzrahmen der Europäischen Union von 2014 bis 2020 meldet sich Spiegel Online mit längst geglaubten EU-My...
Meet the EU budget 'veto team' NEW
Open Europe blog 1 Year, 9 Months, 1 Week, 2 Days, 18 Hours, 47 Minutes ago
This EU budget stuff can come across as pretty dull and confusing. To lighten things up a bit, we will turn to the universal language of football. So meet the EU's 'Veto Team' - the eleven EU leaders that so far have threatened to veto the EU budget...
Infographics illuminate EU budget NEW
Blogactiv 1 Year, 9 Months, 1 Week, 2 Days, 20 Hours, 1 Minute ago
Creators of infographics, also known as data visualisations, are providing more and more interesting ways to explain complex phenomena. So often subject to misunderstandings and conjecture, the European Union budget is a clear example. Officially cal...
1st Discussion Forum: Erasmus- The Next Victim of Austerity ? NEW
European Student Think Tank 1 Year, 9 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 14 Hours, 10 Minutes ago
The European student exchange programme, established in 1987, is threatened by the Member States’ non-commitment to stick to their budgetary obligations. What is your opinion on this? Here is our first discussion forum.
Topprevisor: Få bedrägerier i EU-budget NEW
Europabloggen 1 Year, 9 Months, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 15 Hours, 26 Minutes ago
Komplexa system och bristande kontroll ligger bakom många av felen vid utbetalningar från EU:s budget.
David Cameron's chance for real reform of the EU budget NEW
PublicServiceEurope.com editor's blog 1 Year, 9 Months, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 16 Hours, 35 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...
EU-Haushalt | Milliarden von Euro versickern im Wald NEW
Presseurop Blog (DE) 1 Year, 9 Months, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 16 Hours, 36 Minutes ago
„Wieder Probleme mit den Ausgaben der EU“, titelt Trouw. Am 6. November stellte der Europäische Rechnungshof seinen Jahresbericht über die Ausführung des EU-Haushaltsplans für 2011 vor. Er monierte die hohe „Fehl...
Rozpočet EU | Miliardy eur ztracené v lukách NEW
Presseurop Blogy (CZ) 1 Year, 9 Months, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 16 Hours, 37 Minutes ago
„EU má opět problémy s výdaji,“ píše nizozemský deník Trouw v reakci na zprávu o plnění rozpočtu EU za rok 2011, kterou 6. listopadu zveřejnil Evropský účet...
Orçamento da UE | Milhares de milhões de euros perdidos não se sabe onde NEW
Presseurop Blogue (PT) 1 Year, 9 Months, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 17 Hours, 34 Minutes ago
v"Mais uma vez problemas com as despesas da União Europeia", diz o título do Trouw. Em 6 de novembro, o Tribunal de Contas Europeu apresentou o seu relatório sobre a execução do orçamento de 2011 da...
Much ado about little: Britain and the EU budget NEW
Centre for European Reform 1 Year, 9 Months, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 18 Hours, 44 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...
EU-Call for Proposals LLP 2013: Bank Guarantees NEW
DARE Network 1 Year, 9 Months, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 19 Hours, 52 Minutes ago
At the DARE GA 2011 several members indicated they have difficulties in receiving tha bank guarantees required for the applications under the Lifelong Learning Call for Proposals.The DARe board asked the European Commission in a letter for advise how...
La Cour des comptes européenne épingle l'UE NEW
Regards citoyens 1 Year, 9 Months, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 20 Hours, 16 Minutes ago
La Cour des comptes européenne, qui est chargée d'examiner les finances de l'Union et de proposer des pistes d'amélioration de sa gestion, a rendu un rapport critique ce mardi 6 novembre. Sur un total de 130 milliards d'euros alloué...
EU: MFF 2014-2020 current state of affairs NEW
DARE Network 1 Year, 9 Months, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 20 Hours, 20 Minutes ago
The European Parliaments CULT Committee discussed the amendments made to MEP Doris Pack report suggested by EP colleagues for the new ERASMUS FOR ALL program.The CULT Commitee suggests a new name for the program: "YES Europe" which stands for Youth,...
Why progressives should not favour EU budget cuts! NEW
Blogactiv 1 Year, 9 Months, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 21 Hours, 16 Minutes ago
In my last blog I argued that the next EU budget should be a multiannual framework of a joint and common expression of a sound economic, fiscal and social policy in Europe. The budget framework should be therefore also a starting point for a more tho...
4 points for better spending and effectiveness for Cohesion Policy to deliver growth and jobs NEW
Insideurope 1 Year, 9 Months, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 21 Hours, 17 Minutes ago
At the Informal Council in Nicosia, on 6 November, Commissioner for Regional Policy Johannes Hahn presented 4 points for better spending and effectiveness for Cohesion Policy to deliver growth and jobs:Endorse the ‘better spending agenda’: (i.e..
Britain’s EU bill explained without the anti-European hype NEW
The Honeyball Buzz 1 Year, 9 Months, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 22 Hours, 54 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...
Can open data improve the effectiveness of EU funding? NEW
European Union 2.0 | How digital media are changing the EU 1 Year, 9 Months, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 23 Hours, 54 Minutes ago
Roncoferraro, a small town in the northern Italian region of Lombardia, has switched to 100% renewable sources for its muncipal energy needs.  A mix of different technologies, including solar power and a high-tech heating network running on locally-...
Die leeren EU – Geldkassen NEW
Karpfenteich 1 Year, 9 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 2 Hours, 53 Minutes ago
Fünf Milliarden Euro, die aus der EU-Kasse fehlerhaft ausgegeben werden, sind fraglos ein Ärgernis. Aber auch eine solche Zahl ist relativ: Die französische Großbank Société Générale hat einen kaum 30-jährigen Händler diese Summe an der Bö...
EU auditors join budget fight: ‘Show us your sheep!’ NEW
Brussels Blog (Financial Times) 1 Year, 9 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 14 Hours, 32 Minutes ago
Even before the European Court of Auditors released its annual review of EU spending on Tuesday, negotiations over the bloc’s next long-term budget had already turned tense. A group of wealthy nations, led by theUK, are demanding more budgetary dis...
Sverige släpper EU:s jordbruksbudget NEW
Europabloggen 1 Year, 9 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 14 Hours, 52 Minutes ago
Fredrik Reinfeldt flyttar fokus inför budgetförhandlingarna – från krav på minskat jordbruksstöd till lägre utgifter för nettobetalande EU-länder.
Merkel’s British Firestorm Comes Early NEW
WSJ: The Eurocrisis 1 Year, 9 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 14 Hours, 58 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...
Förr året slarvade EU bort 43 miljarder kronor NEW
Henrik-Alexandersson.se 1 Year, 9 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 15 Hours, 57 Minutes ago
Nybloggat på Nyheter24:EU-fukset ökar: 43 miljarder bortaJag kan inte säga att jag är förvånad.Detta är 18:året som EU:s revisionsrätt vägrar tillstyrka ansvarsfrihet.Hade detta varit i ett privat företag, då hade polisen varit inkopplad...
L’impôt européen : une question sur l’Europe politique plus qu’une solution économique NEW
Le Cercle des Européens 1 Year, 9 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 15 Hours, 58 Minutes ago
Jean-Baptiste Duclercq, membre de l'Association Française de Droit Constitutionnel, revient sur le besoin pour la construction européenne de créer un impôt européen. Mais ce dernier ne crée-t-il pas plus de questions qu'il n'en règle ?
Deja vu anyone? EU auditors refuse to sign off EU spending for 18th year running NEW
Open Europe blog 1 Year, 9 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 17 Hours, 48 Minutes ago
This morning, the EU’s Court of Auditors published its report on the EU’s 2011 accounts. Although the auditors concluded that the Commission’s accounts are reliable, they also found that the actual spending was “affected by material error”,...
Fler felaktigheter i EU-budget NEW
Europabloggen 1 Year, 9 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 18 Hours, 4 Minutes ago
EU:s revisionsrätt har hittat ännu fler felaktiga betalningar i 2011 års budget än för budgeten året innan. >>>...
Three strikes and you are out NEW
Folkebevægelsens Fælles Blog 1 Year, 9 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 21 Hours, 23 Minutes ago
PRESSEMEDDELELSE: Søndergaard kræver konsekvenser af endnu et fejlbehæftet EU-regnskab - Nyheder / Tophistorie, Pressemeddelelse, Søren Søndergaard, Regnskab, Budgetkontrol...
PM: EU-Beamtengehälter: Grüne für rasche Reform des Gehaltssystems auf EU-Ebene NEW
Helga Trübel (MEP) 1 Year, 9 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 23 Hours, 7 Minutes ago
Presseberichte spekulieren heute, dass EU-Beamte eine akkumulierte Gehaltserhöhung von 8,8% bekommen könnten. Grund dafür wäre vor allem das automatische Auslaufen [...]...
Londres durcit son NON au budget NEW
Euros du Village 1 Year, 9 Months, 3 Weeks, 5 Days, 23 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...
EU Auditors: Member States and Commission must manage spending better NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 1 Year, 9 Months, 3 Weeks, 5 Days, 4 Hours, 52 Minutes ago
In 2011 the EU spent € 129.4 billion, with around 80% on agriculture and cohesion policies, where the task of implementing the EU budget is shared by the Commission and EU Member States. The European Court of Auditors (ECA)  found too many cas...
Nicosia gets the thumbs down from all sides NEW
Common Agricultural Policy 1 Year, 9 Months, 3 Weeks, 5 Days, 15 Hours, 15 Minutes ago
It isn't easy being a small state and holding the presidency of the EU, especially when you have to make proposals about the future of the CAP. Cyprus has ended up being attacked from all sides for its suggestions for a way forward on the CAP budget...
Can you cut a deal? Angela asks Dave NEW
Nucleus 1 Year, 9 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 40 Minutes ago
David Gow Monday, 05 November 2012 Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, has a super-charged schedule on Wednesday: after the weekly cabinet meeting in Berlin, she formally receives the annual report on the sta...
Cyprus' EU budget deal rejected by Commission and Parliament NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 1 Year, 9 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 5 Hours, 31 Minutes ago
On 30 October, the European Commission rejected the first proposals containing concrete figures for the EU's 2014-2020 budget presented hours earlier by the Cypriot presidency. The Parliament slammed the proposal for slashing spending on growth and j...
To get the best deal on the EU budget we must engage with our natural allies NEW
Eurology 1 Year, 9 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 18 Hours, 8 Minutes ago
Although the Commons vote on the EU budget isn’t binding, the Government is now under pressure to make demands that simply cannot be met. Calling for a real-terms cut in the EU budget would not only be unrealistic, but would … Continue re...
This latest Tory rebellion was not just cynical, it was completely bogus | Andrew Rawnsley NEW
Comment is free (Europe) 1 Year, 9 Months, 4 Weeks, 7 Hours, 51 Minutes ago
The result of the unholy alliance between Tory Europhobes and Labour will be to increase the cost of the EUMy congratulations to Mark Reckless – you couldn't make up a more splendid name for a Conservative MP – and the 52 other Tory rebels who te...
An MEP comments on the EU budget NEW
Shiraz Socialst 1 Year, 9 Months, 4 Weeks, 14 Hours, 9 Minutes ago
From a political source not often quoted with approval by Shiraz Socialist (and for “DUP” you can also read “Labour”): Commenting on calls from Westminster for a cut to the EU budget Martina Anderson MEP said: “Those calling...
Orçamento da UE | O verdadeiro teste para a Grã-Bretanha na UE (The Daily Telegraph, Londres) NEW
Presseurop Blogue (PT) 1 Year, 9 Months, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 15 Hours, 30 Minutes ago
Em 31 de outubro, os conservadores eurocéticos uniram forças aos trabalhistas, para fazer passar uma emenda, exigindo cortes no orçamento da UE. A votação marcou uma grande derrota para o primeiro-ministro David Cameron, que pode ter ficado encu...
EU-Haushalt | Geld oder Europa, David? (The Daily Telegraph, London) NEW
Presseurop Blog (DE) 1 Year, 9 Months, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 16 Hours, 1 Minute ago
Die britische Regierung soll eine Kürzung des EU-Haushalts verlangen, fordern unisono die Konservativen und Labour. Damit zwingen sie Premier David Cameron in eine Kompromisslosigkeit, die in Verhandlungen nur schwer aufrechtzuerhalten sein wird. Do...
German, Austrian and UK media on Britain in EU NEW
Babelblogs 1 Year, 9 Months, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 16 Hours, 10 Minutes ago
On 1 November British prime minister David Cameron announced that he plans to obey the will of his parliament at the EU budget summit at the end of November and use his power of veto if the result is not in the interests of the UK. While some comment...
Rozpočet EU | Británii čeká v EU skutečná zkouška (The Daily Telegraph, Londýn) NEW
Presseurop Blogy (CZ) 1 Year, 9 Months, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 16 Hours, 38 Minutes ago
Při hlasování v dolní sněmovně britského parlamentu spojili euroskeptičtí konzervativci své síly s labouristy a podařilo se jim tak schválit dodatek zákona, který žádá snížení rozpočtu EU. Pro premiéra Davida Camerona představ...
Crêpage de chignon autour du budget européen NEW
L'Europe et.... moi 1 Year, 9 Months, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 18 Hours, 4 Minutes ago
Les pays de l'Union européenne peinent à s'entendre pour chiffrer le budget 2014-2020. Les débats s'annoncent très difficiles au sommet exceptionnel des 22 et 23 novembre à Bruxelles. La commission européenne a proposé, en juillet, un projet d...
Sweden considers a veto on the EU budget NEW
Beyond Brussels 1 Year, 9 Months, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 18 Hours, 15 Minutes ago
According to the Swedish daily, Svenska Dagbladet, Sweden is the country that pay the most to the EU budget, and in the budget proposal they will end up paying even more. This makes their minister … Continue reading →...
Sverige og Storbritannien vil ikke betale mere NEW
Folkebevægelsens Fælles Blog 1 Year, 9 Months, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 20 Hours, 38 Minutes ago
NYT FRA EU-FRONTEN: Veto, veto, veto.... Flertal i britisk parlament kræver EUs budget fastfrosset. Og Sveriges EU-minister kalder Kommissionnens udspil "totalt urealistisk, urimeligt og udueligt" - Nyheder / Søren Søndergaard, Nyt fra EU-fron...
Lithuania ranks 1° in EU Structural & Cohesion funds absorption rate NEW
Insideurope 1 Year, 9 Months, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 21 Hours, 19 Minutes ago
Source: www.esparama.ltTags: LithuaniaAbsorption ratesAttachment:  Statistics on Structural and Cohesion funds in Lithuania (2 November 2012).pdfCountries_2: LithuaniaTopics_2: Absorption Rates...
The budget cirkus NEW
Beyond Brussels 1 Year, 9 Months, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 21 Hours, 21 Minutes ago
On November 22. and 23. the 27 EU leaders  will meet in Brussels for a fresh round of summit talks. The meeting is an extraordinary summit arranged only to deal with the budget negotiations. Here’s … Continue reading →...
"Labour's shameful EU budget vote" by George Irvin NEW
Social Europe 1 Year, 9 Months, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 22 Hours, 44 Minutes ago
The Labour Party was congratulating itself yesterday on having joined with Tory rebels to defeat the Tory-led government by voting to cut the EU budget. In truth, this was sheer opportunism. While the two Eds (Miliband and Balls) may believe that sup...
Labour, you've made your point about the EU – now make the case for it | Polly Toynbee NEW
Comment is free (Europe) 1 Year, 10 Months, 55 Minutes ago
In tough times it is only right that the EU budget be trimmed, but the left must never forget the benefits of membershipPolitics is often a rough trade, everyone knows it and the public despises its practitioners for it. It was ever thus, back to anc...
Labour’s approach to EU budget reform is all wrong NEW
Labourlist 1 Year, 10 Months, 4 Hours, 21 Minutes ago
If anyone in the Labour Party should know how the European Union works it’s Peter Hain. A member of the Convention of the Future of Europe in the early 2000s, Hain will have seen how sensible proposals, compellingly argued, can lead to results...
The EU budget needs to be increased, not cut or frozen | John Palmer NEW
Comment is free (Europe) 1 Year, 10 Months, 4 Hours, 25 Minutes ago
When it comes to the EU budget, political discourse quickly reverts to the most basic and ill-informed populismThe debate in the House of Commons on Wednesday night saw a united front of Eurosceptic Tory MPs and the Labour opposition demand a cut in...
Commons defeat on EU budget NEW
EU Debate 1 Year, 10 Months, 5 Hours, 52 Minutes ago
The House of Commons recently voted against the government on the issue of the EU budget (by 307 votes to 294), demanding that the EU budget for the next 7 years be 'reduced in real terms'.Naturally the eurosceptics have been overjoyed by this news.
Clegg on Europe: the details are complicated, the overall message is clear NEW
MHP Blog 1 Year, 10 Months, 6 Hours, 47 Minutes ago
So, Nick Clegg wants the UK to stay part of cross-European anti-crime arrangements and will do so by agreeing to opt out of them all. Plus he isn’t happy with plans to increase the EU’s budget and wants to block them by opposing cuts in the budge...
EU budget: Ed Miliband twisted the knife but the Tory right held the handle | Richard Seymour NEW
Comment is free (Europe) 1 Year, 10 Months, 6 Hours, 55 Minutes ago
On Europe, Miliband has shown that he can be opportunistic, but that's all he can hope for from his side of the houseIn yesterday's parliamentary debate, Ed Miliband pointedly compared David Cameron to John Major. He knew what he was doing. In a few...
Drohen mit dem Brexit NEW
Lost in EUrope 1 Year, 10 Months, 8 Hours, 4 Minutes ago
Der britische Premier Cameron hat überraschend eine Abstimmung zum EU-Budget im Unterhaus verloren. Vielen Abgeordneten reicht die von Cameron verlangte Einfrierung des Rahmenplans für die Jahre 2014 bis 2020 nicht aus, sie fordern eine radikale K
EU budget rebellion: David Cameron is now stuck in a corner | Paul Goodman NEW
Comment is free (Europe) 1 Year, 10 Months, 8 Hours, 58 Minutes ago
In the process of trying to dampen the revolt, the prime minister merely inflamed it further. It's typical of his European policyDavid Cameron was beaten by his backbenchers on the EU budget even before he lost Wednesday evening's vote. During prime...
Labour’s anti-EU vote NEW
Political Economy 101 1 Year, 10 Months, 9 Hours, 14 Minutes ago
The Labour Party was congratulating itself yesterday on having joined with Tory rebels to defeat the Tory-led government by voting to cut the EU budget. In truth, this was sheer opportunism. While the two Eds (Miliband and Balls) may believe that sup...
Britain in Europe #6: Should David Cameron veto the EU budget? NEW
Debating Europe 1 Year, 10 Months, 11 Hours, 3 Minutes ago
Last night, the British government suffered a “stinging defeat” in the House of Commons after more than 50 Conservative rebel backbenchers joined forces with opposition Labour MPs to demand a real-term reduction in the EU’s budget...
Why David Cameron can threaten to veto the EU budget NEW
Open Europe blog 1 Year, 10 Months, 12 Hours, 55 Minutes ago
Over on the Spectator's Coffee House blog, we argue,When in 1996 the US Congress threw out Bill Clinton’s Federal budget they precipitated a partial shutdown of the US Government. However, anyone looking at the growing prospect of a UK EU budget...
Vasile Puşcaş despre fondurile europene şi greşelile româneşti NEW
Casa Europei Cluj-Napoca 1 Year, 10 Months, 13 Hours, 9 Minutes ago
Vasile Puşcaş vorbeşte recent într-un interviu acordat EurActivdespre absorbţia fondurilor europene în perioada 2007-2013 şi de modul în care liderii români au înţeles utilitatea banilor europeni. După cum spune Puşcaş, având în minte...
A shameful night for British politics NEW
Nucleus 1 Year, 10 Months, 13 Hours, 59 Minutes ago
David Seymour Thursday, 01 November 2012 The headlines and speculation which followed last night's Government defeat over its EU budget strategy were predictable and certainly justified over the precarious posi...
Labour and the Commons vote on the EU Budget NEW
The European Citizen 1 Year, 10 Months, 14 Hours, 25 Minutes ago
The UK government was defeated in a non-binding vote in the House of Commons yesterday, with rebel Tories being joined by the opposition Labour Party to call for a real terms cut in the EU Budget (307 votes for, 294 votes against). Though David Camer...
The EU Budget: The Truth NEW
Jonathan Fryer 1 Year, 10 Months, 20 Hours, 49 Minutes ago
The raging europhobia of the Tory right, now in unholy tandem with Labour after the Opposition’s shamelessly cynical move to vote along with them simply to embarrass the Prime Minister, means that there is a lot of mindless chatter in Britain ...
MPs have remembered their role – that's the real significance of tonight's vote NEW
MEP Daniel Hannan's blog 1 Year, 10 Months, 22 Hours, 59 Minutes ago
'The issue of Europe has come back to haunt the Conservative Party' was how the News at Ten introduced the story of the government's defeat. 'The bastards are back', was Newsnight's retro take on the event. Almost every pundit is determined to cover...
‘The Veto’ NEW
Politics @ Surrey 1 Year, 10 Months, 1 Day, 5 Hours, 30 Minutes ago
A brief one this week, but just a linguistic observation. David Cameron talks about ‘using the veto‘ a lot these days (and it will be said a lot more in the days to come). However, it’s never clear what this ‘veto’ is. T...
The UK and the EU budget – the FACTS NEW
European Commission in the UK 1 Year, 10 Months, 1 Day, 5 Hours, 37 Minutes ago
Number of View: 359Amid intense debate and widely differing figures appearing in the media concerning the EU’s multi-annual financial framework for the period 2014-2020 we outline the facts about the European Commission’s proposal below.
The EU budget's value, not size, is what's important | Olaf Cramme NEW
Comment is free (Europe) 1 Year, 10 Months, 1 Day, 10 Hours, 37 Minutes ago
While debate rages on whether or not the EU budget should be cut, it is how it is used in this economic climate that mattersThere is at least one thing about the EU that everyone seems to agree on: when it comes to political communication, Brussels i...
Britain's budget battle NEW
Nucleus 1 Year, 10 Months, 1 Day, 11 Hours, 35 Minutes ago
David Gow Wednesday, 31 October 2012 Forty years ago, when Britain joined the then EEC, the CAP accounted for up to 90% of the EU budget and the “highlight” of the year was the farm price marathon in which...
EU Budget Factsheet NEW
Nucleus 1 Year, 10 Months, 1 Day, 12 Hours, 33 Minutes ago
Wednesday, 31 October 2012 Negotiating positionThis is an opportunity to use the proximity of our negotiating position to that of Sweden, Germany and the Netherlands to call for a reform of the EU. To do that we must offer practical solutions in B...
EU budget: Britain's race to the bottom | Editorial NEW
Comment is free (Europe) 1 Year, 10 Months, 1 Day, 23 Hours, 28 Minutes ago
The balancing act between domestic and European priorities is often a precarious one, but David Cameron is danger of making a serious blunderTensions between domestic political imperatives and the wider European interest are in the warp and weft of t...
David Cameron's pro-EU charade cannot go on much longer | Simon Jenkins NEW
Comment is free (Europe) 1 Year, 10 Months, 2 Days, 2 Hours, 18 Minutes ago
The PM talks tough on the European Union but claims to support it. His position is hopeless. A new deal is neededAfter Wednesday's vote in the House of Commons, David Cameron could find himself the last "pro-European" in Britain. He will leave for Br...
Cameron’s EU budget veto is a powerful tool for change NEW
Open Europe blog 1 Year, 10 Months, 2 Days, 4 Hours, 21 Minutes ago
Over on the Telegraph blog, we argue:Labour has joined the battle over the EU’s next long-term budget. The budget, to run between 2014 and 2020, will be discussed at an EU summit on 22 and 23 November. David Cameron wants a “real terms freeze
EU Budget Contortions Get Serious NEW
Real Time Brussels - WSJ 1 Year, 10 Months, 2 Days, 4 Hours, 44 Minutes ago
Negotiations over the EU's next seven-year budget have begun in earnest and the latest compromise from the Cypriot presidency isn't making anyone happy.
EU to UK: budget rebate “no longer warranted” NEW
Brussels Blog (Financial Times) 1 Year, 10 Months, 2 Days, 4 Hours, 52 Minutes ago
Britain's Cameron, left, talks with EU Commission president José Manuel Barroso at May's summit. With last night’s release of new numbers by Cypriot negotiators, the debate over the EU’s seven-year budget is beginning to heat up, with...
Rising tension in EU over budget NEW
European Reform - Mike Burnett's blog 1 Year, 10 Months, 2 Days, 5 Hours, 13 Minutes ago
Tensions in the EU are beginning to rise as the EU moves towards the discussion on the 2014-2020 budget with both domestic and external pressures on David Cameron(http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/9643328/David-Cameron-under-pressure-on-all-si...
Sverige offside i EU:s miljardstrid NEW
Europabloggen 1 Year, 10 Months, 2 Days, 5 Hours, 39 Minutes ago
Bara några timmar efter att siffrorna för EU:s långtidsbudget släpptes sågades förslaget från olika håll – inte minst Europaparlamentet är på krigsstigen.
EU draft budget shows €50bn in cuts NEW
Brussels Blog (Financial Times) 1 Year, 10 Months, 2 Days, 11 Hours, 53 Minutes ago
A fresh draft of the EU’s long-term budget has shaved €50bn from the original proposal, in a partial concession to the UK and other member states determined to contain the bloc’s spending. The draft, circulated late on Monday night, marked the...
It's not all Balls NEW
Common Agricultural Policy 1 Year, 10 Months, 2 Days, 13 Hours, 29 Minutes ago
The ploy by Ed Balls and Douglas Alexander to call for Dave Cameron to secure real cuts in the EU budget is a way of setting an elephant trap for the prime minister. They know if they were in office they would have great difficulty in securing such...
Cameron Pressed on EU Budget NEW
Real Time Brussels - WSJ 1 Year, 10 Months, 3 Days, 3 Hours, 47 Minutes ago
U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron is facing pressure at home to take an even more stingy approach to negotiations over the European Union's next multiyear budget.
EU Staff Calls Strike Over Budget NEW
Real Time Brussels - WSJ 1 Year, 10 Months, 3 Days, 7 Hours, 45 Minutes ago
The main unions representing EU employees have called a strike for Nov. 8 to protest a push from several member states to cut staff and administrative costs during the bloc’s next budget period.
Le Conseil européen autorise son président à explorer la faisabilité d'un budget pour l'eurozone NEW
Regards citoyens 1 Year, 10 Months, 3 Days, 8 Hours, 56 Minutes ago
Vendredi 19 octobre 2012, en prolongement de la préconisation inscrite dans le rapport intérimaire du groupe 4+1, le Conseil européen a donné son feu vert à son président, Herman Van Rompuy, pour qu'il explore la faisabilité d' "une capaci...
Un fonds européen pour les plus pauvres NEW
Euros du Village 1 Year, 10 Months, 3 Days, 10 Hours, 47 Minutes ago
La Commission européenne a proposé la création d'un Fonds d'aide aux personnes les plus démunies, qui complèterait les actions des gouvernements nationaux de fourniture des denrées alimentaires, de vêtements et d'autres biens de base. Le Fonds...
9 milliards d'€ en plus... NEW
Euros du Village 1 Year, 10 Months, 3 Days, 10 Hours, 47 Minutes ago
La Commission européenne vient d'adopter un budget amendé de 9 milliards d'euros à son budget 2012 pour payer les factures non acquittées. Ces factures non payées sont celles notamment du programme Erasmus (90 millions), des programmes de recher...
Weniger Geld für “mehr Europa” NEW
Lost in EUrope 1 Year, 10 Months, 3 Days, 12 Hours, 8 Minutes ago
Die EU streitet schon wieder ums Geld. Diesmal geht es allerdings nicht um neue Hilfen für die Euro-Krisenländer, sondern um das Gemeinschaftsbudget für die Jahre 2014 bis 2020. Die 27 EU-Länder sind in drei Lager gespalten. Deutschland fordert e...
Project idea formulation NEW
Europa Media's Blog 1 Year, 10 Months, 3 Days, 12 Hours, 23 Minutes ago
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