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July 2015
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Italy and the European Union: selected sources NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 1 Year, 5 Days, 1 Hour, 32 Minutes ago
From 1 July 2014, Italy will take over the six-month rotating presidency of the Council of the European Union. We have gathered some useful information sources about the country to give a general overview on Italian politics and legislation, as well...
A Van Rompuy le sorprende que los líderes europeos se tuten en las reuniones del Consejo NEW
La Oreja de Europa 2 Years, 2 Months, 1 Week, 5 Days, 2 Hours, 8 Minutes ago
Esta mañana nos hemos encontrado con un vídeo que ha publicado el Consejo de la Unión Europea en su cuenta de Twitter. En el vídeo de aproximadamente 10 minutos, los presidentes de las instituciones europeas explican en qu...
EU summit: Malta’s Muscat calls for ‘common sense’ NEW
Brussels Blog (Financial Times) 2 Years, 3 Months, 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 16 Hours, 58 Minutes ago
Finally the Socialists are talking. Most of the early arrivals to the pre-summit gathering of the Party of European Socialist in Brussels said next to nothing. The only statement from Danish prime minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt was a striking neon a...
La présidence irlandaise lance son site officiel NEW
Fabien l'Européen 2 Years, 6 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 14 Hours, 26 Minutes ago
La présidence irlandaise du Conseil de l’Union européenne va commencer le 1er janvier 2013 pour six mois. Comme pour la présidence française de 2008, il s’agit avant tout de coordonner et de jouer le rôle de médiateur dans le cadre...
Britain battling 'alone' against EU in Council of Ministers NEW
PublicServiceEurope.com editor's blog 2 Years, 7 Months, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 4 Hours, 23 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...
Cyprus' EU budget deal rejected by Commission and Parliament NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 2 Years, 8 Months, 3 Hours, 8 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...
Neuer Eklat um Mersch NEW
Lost in EUrope 2 Years, 8 Months, 2 Days, 19 Hours ago
Neuer Eklat um die geplante Berufung des Luxemburgers Y. Mersch ins Direktorium der EZB: Offenbar will der Ministerrat die umstrittene Nominierung an diesem Wochenende per schriftlichem Umlaufverfahren bestätigen. Die EU-Staaten würden sich damit
Det magtfulde EU-formandskabs demise NEW
Filip Schwartz Kirkegaard 2 Years, 8 Months, 5 Days, 12 Hours, 55 Minutes ago
De magtfulde EU-formandskabers tid er slut. Det er konklusionen i en artikel fra Altinget.dk (gemt bag en betalingsmur, har desværre ikke selv læst den). Samme konklusion måtte jeg kedeligt gøre mig for et halvt års tid siden. Jeg var stødt på...
EU draft budget shows €50bn in cuts NEW
Brussels Blog (Financial Times) 2 Years, 8 Months, 5 Days, 19 Hours, 31 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...
Conseil européen de décembre : être ou ne pas être... NEW
Euros du Village 2 Years, 8 Months, 6 Days, 18 Hours, 24 Minutes ago
Aura lieu ? N'aura pas lieu ? Le sort du Conseil européen de décembre, qui doit être consacré à la discussion sur le budget européen, n'est pas encore scellé : tout tient aux discussions entre David Cameron et Angela Merkel. Tandis que le prem...
Le budget de l'UE, cible de chantages nationaux NEW
Regards citoyens 2 Years, 8 Months, 1 Week, 2 Days, 18 Hours, 31 Minutes ago
Après le Royaume-Uni, qui menaçait la semaine dernière de mettre son veto à une hausse qu'il juge "inacceptable" du budget de l'Union européenne (UE), c'est au tour du Danemark d'avertir ses partenaires. Le cadre financier pluriann...
The "family photos" at European "summits" NEW
The New Nostradamus of the North 2 Years, 8 Months, 1 Week, 3 Days, 10 Hours, 19 Minutes ago
The European Council meeting in Brussels in March 2011Always when European heads of state and government have their - mostly useless - "summits", we the citizens are invited to watch the nowadays compulsory "family photos". The choreography is always...
UK need not be alone in capping EU budget NEW
Nucleus 2 Years, 8 Months, 1 Week, 3 Days, 18 Hours, 27 Minutes ago
Peter Wilding Thursday, 25 October 2012 David Cameron has threatened to veto the EU budget. The British media salivate at tales of isolation and 'inching towards the EU exit'. But is the UK alone? No. Jan Kees...
EU-parlament dumper regnskab NEW
Folkebevægelsens Fælles Blog 2 Years, 8 Months, 1 Week, 3 Days, 20 Hours, 18 Minutes ago
NYT FRA EU-FRONTEN: Ministerrådets regnskab for 2010 er blevet dumpet af EU-parlamentet på grund af manglende gennemsigtighed. - Nyheder / Søren Søndergaard, Nyt fra EU-fronten...
Speech by Herman VAN ROMPUY, President of the European Council, at the European Parliament (Strasbourg, 23 October 2012) NEW
Regards citoyens 2 Years, 8 Months, 1 Week, 5 Days, 19 Hours, 54 Minutes ago
After a brief, but heartfelt, welcome of the award of the Nobel Peace Prize to the European Union, which was felt by all to be a tribute to past work and an invitation to redouble our efforts for the future, the focus of last week's European Council...
Franco-German Divide Evident at Summit NEW
WSJ: The Eurocrisis 2 Years, 8 Months, 1 Week, 6 Days, 13 Hours, 43 Minutes ago
Differences between French President François Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel on resolving the euro-zone debt crisis were on display at a European Union summit which ended last week. WSJ’s William Boston assesses if this divide can be...
The Agreement to Do Nothing NEW
Euronomist 2 Years, 8 Months, 1 Week, 6 Days, 22 Hours, 30 Minutes ago
All media sources were buzzing on Friday that "a historical agreement" between the EU27 had been achieved, that " Merkel and Hollande both had to compromise" and most importantly that "an agreement for bank supervision by the ECB has been reached". W...
Europe without Europeans: a look at the summit NEW
Grahnlaw Suomi Finland 2 Years, 8 Months, 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 3 Hours, 57 Minutes ago
Yesterday I used one paragraph of the conclusions (English version here) from the European Council 18-19 October 2012 to illustrate how the text builds on various documents and sources, not presented to the public in an accessible form. With a m...
Conclusions du Conseil européen des 18 et 19 octobre 2012 NEW
Regards citoyens 2 Years, 8 Months, 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 21 Hours, 23 Minutes ago
Le lecteur trouvera ci-joint les conclusions du Conseil européen des 18 et 19 octobre 2012. Conclusions Conseil europeen octobre2012   Voir également :  * Déclaration des chefs d'État ou de g...
Why not inform about European Council sources? NEW
Grahnlaw Suomi Finland 2 Years, 8 Months, 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 21 Hours, 28 Minutes ago
Mandatory weekend reading for grateful EU citizens, who can enjoy the collected wisdom of a sleep-deprived European Council 18 to 19 October 2012 in 23 official EU languages (EUCO 156/12); in English here. In order to offer something fresh at the b...
Naughty David. Naughty. NEW
Berlaymonster 2 Years, 8 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 17 Hours, 41 Minutes ago
It could be he was just checking her badge several times. 'Helle Thorning-Schmidt' isn't the easiest of names. Talk to the face David TO THE FACE DAVID, TO THE FACE The glances are furtive and very quick. Almost unnoticeable. Unless, of...
October European Summit: The Calm Between Two Storms? NEW
Babelblogs 2 Years, 8 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 8 Hours, 55 Minutes ago
By Léna Simon, translated by Danica JordenThis Thursday and Friday 18-19 October, heads of state and government has gathered at the European Council to discuss essentially questions about the economy.
ECFR comenta la Cumbre de la UE: Una visión desde las capitales NEW
El Blog de ECFR Madrid 2 Years, 8 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 14 Hours, 46 Minutes ago
Por El Blog de ECFR Como hoy se celebra la cumbre de la UE en Bruselas, los expertos de ECFR de París, Berlín, Roma, Varsovia, Madrid y Londres han contribuido a crear la serie  The EU summit: View from the capitals, para reflexionar sobre las res...
Another Day, Another Summit… NEW
MHP Blog 2 Years, 8 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 14 Hours, 55 Minutes ago
It might be glacial in its speed, but the European Union is changing before our eyes. Closer integration of economic and monetary union will be the outcome. At today’s EU Summit, Heads of State and Government will test the water on a roadmap to EMU...
Direkt från EU-toppmötet NEW
Europabloggen 2 Years, 8 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 14 Hours, 59 Minutes ago
I Bryssel är EU-ledarna på väg in till toppmötet som löper över två dagar.
Twitterstunde mit @bueti: Zur Europäischen Rat und Zukunft Europas NEW
Reinhard Bütikofer 2 Years, 8 Months, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 13 Hours, 15 Minutes ago
Letzte Woche hat die EU den Friedensnobelpreis bekommen. Ich habe mich darüber gefreut. Aber trotz Preis geht die Europäische Krise weiter. Vielleicht können wir uns ihr etwas selbstbewusster stellen. Doch wie kommen wir heraus aus der Krise?
Europäischer Rat | Mindestvereinbahrung erwartet NEW
Presseurop Blog (DE) 2 Years, 8 Months, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 15 Hours, 5 Minutes ago
„Beim EU-Gipfel soll es laut Europäischer Union eine Mindestvereinbahrung geben.“ Mit diesen Worten kündigt El País das am kommenden Donnerstag und Freitag stattfindende Treffen der EU-Staats- und Regierungschefs in Br&uu...
Evropská rada | Minimalistický summit NEW
Presseurop Blogy (CZ) 2 Years, 8 Months, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 15 Hours, 11 Minutes ago
„Evropská unie připravila pro nadcházející summit minimalistickou dohodu,“ píše španělský list El País před čtvrtečním a pátečním zasedán&iac...
The contours of EU Council presidency in 2013 NEW
Alter Publicus 2 Years, 8 Months, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 16 Hours ago
This is a hurdle to a communication but is worth trying to explain in a simple way by listing main forthcoming challenges to European Union and to Lithuania, in particular, which now prepares in the second [...]...
Conselho Europeu | Uma cimeira de mínimos NEW
Presseurop Blogue (PT) 2 Years, 8 Months, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 16 Hours, 23 Minutes ago
“A União Europeia perfila um acordo mínimo para a cimeira”, titula o diário espanhol El país, sobre a reunião de chefes de Estado e de governo da UE que se realiza em Bruxelas nas próximas quinta...
GAC preparation for European Council 18-19 October 2012 NEW
Grahnlaw Suomi Finland 2 Years, 8 Months, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 21 Hours, 53 Minutes ago
In customary manner, the preparatory and coordinating General Affairs Council (GAC) 16 October 2012 was practically useless for informed debate about the upcoming European Council. See item Preparation of the October European Council (page 9) to mak...
Follow-up of the implementation of the European Council conclusions NEW
Regards citoyens 2 Years, 8 Months, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 12 Hours, 47 Minutes ago
The presidency presented its report on the follow-up of the implementation of priority orientations set out in the conclusions agreed at the European Council ( st14658-re01.en12 ). The report provides an overview of ongoing work within the Counc...
A la veille du sommet européen : comment ressusciter l'économie ? NEW
Regards citoyens 2 Years, 8 Months, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 16 Hours, 36 Minutes ago
Le prochain sommet des chefs d'Etat de l'Union européenne, qui aura lieu les jeudi 18 et vendredi 19 octobre à Bruxelles, aura à traiter des problèmes qui risquent de mener le vieux continent à une paralysie économique. Le taux é...
Leaked summit conclusions: A tweak at Britain? NEW
Brussels Blog (Financial Times) 2 Years, 8 Months, 3 Weeks, 5 Days, 14 Hours, 17 Minutes ago
Britain's David Cameron meets EU's Herman Van Rompuy at Downing Street last year. Aides to Herman Van Rompuy, the European Council president, have circulated an updated draft of conclusions for next week’s EU summit and, according to a co...
Cadre financier 2014 - 2020 de l'UE : les négociations font du surplace NEW
Regards citoyens 2 Years, 8 Months, 4 Weeks, 22 Hours, 40 Minutes ago
Les ministres européens n'ont pas fait de progrès sur le volet "dépenses" du prochain cadre financier pluriannuel 2014 - 2020 de l'Union européenne lors de leur réunion du 24 septembre. Attendant toujours les chiffres de la Présidence chypr...
Un Conseil pour rien ? NEW
Euros du Village 2 Years, 8 Months, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 14 Hours, 49 Minutes ago
De quoi le prochain Conseil européen, qui doit se tenir le 18 octobre, sera-t'il le nom ? Du reniement ? De l'ambition renouvelée ? de la stagnation ? Après le Conseil européen de juin 2012, qui avait considérablement avancé sur la voie de l'un...
EU Summit: Everyone is a winner... for now NEW
Open Europe blog 2 Years, 9 Months, 1 Day, 3 Hours, 44 Minutes ago
As is traditional, a leaked copy of the next EU Summit Conclusions has already been making its way around the media long before the summit has even commenced (due on 17-18 October).As it is still an early draft, little can be drawn from these 'c...
A joke NEW
Berlaymonster 2 Years, 9 Months, 1 Week, 9 Hours, 9 Minutes ago
(a rework of an old favourite, first overheard several EU reforms ago) David Cameron is trying to renegotiate Britain's membership of the EU. François Hollande and Angela Merkel are getting increasingly infuriated with their British cou...
Vækstpenge forsvundet: Intet svar fra Det Europæiske Råd NEW
Folkebevægelsens Fælles Blog 2 Years, 9 Months, 1 Week, 1 Day, 8 Hours, 36 Minutes ago
NYT FRA EU-FRONTEN: 440 milliarder fra EU's vækstpagt er forsvundet. - Det er helt uacceptabelt, at man gør grin med de arbejdsløse på den måde, siger MEP Søren Søndergaard fra Folkebevægelsen. MEP Anne E. Jensen (Venstre) siger, det ikke er...
Van Rompuy swings, and misses, for the ECB NEW
Brussels Blog (Financial Times) 2 Years, 9 Months, 1 Week, 1 Day, 8 Hours, 44 Minutes ago
French MEP Sylvie Goulard said Van Rompuy's letter was "empty (and quite insulting)". The ongoing saga of the European Central Bank’s empty seat on its six-member executive board appears to be, well, ongoing. Senior members of the Eu...
République de Chypre : un nain agressif gâté par l'UE ? NEW
Nouvelle Europe 2 Years, 9 Months, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 10 Hours, 5 Minutes ago
Pour la toute première fois, la République de Chypre préside le Conseil de l'UE. Ce début de présidence tournante, le 1er juillet dernier, est envisagé dans un contexte politique et économique bien...
Herman van Rompuy, européen à l'extérieur, nationaliste à l'intérieur NEW
Coulisses de Bruxelles (Libération) 2 Years, 9 Months, 3 Weeks, 3 Hours, 37 Minutes ago
Est-il normal que le président du Conseil européen des chefs d’État et de gouvernement participe à des manifestations nationalistes ? Cela ne semble, en tout cas, pas gêner le Belge...
A celebration of EU "successes" NEW
The New Nostradamus of the North 2 Years, 9 Months, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 11 Hours, 7 Minutes ago
In his speech to EU Heads of Delegation, Herman Van Rompuy has highlighted the great successes achieved during his tenure as President of the European Council:First of all: we have come a very long way. In almost three years we have re-enforced rules...
L'Italia torna all'italiano NEW
Straneuropa 2 Years, 9 Months, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 12 Hours ago
Ripristinata dal primo settembre l'intepretazione al 100 per cento per le riunioni al Consiglio. Salvata la faccia....
Speech by President of the European Council Herman Van Rompuy at the Annual Conference of EU Heads of Delegation (Brussels, 5 September 2012) NEW
Regards citoyens 2 Years, 9 Months, 4 Weeks, 2 Days, 9 Hours, 42 Minutes ago
Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, And after two and a half years, I can say: dear friends, it gives me great pleasure to speak once again at your Annual Conference. Every year, I get to know a greater number of you in person: many of you...
Martin sconfessa gli sherpa NEW
Straneuropa 2 Years, 10 Months, 4 Days, 1 Hour, 37 Minutes ago
Il presidente del Parlamento europeo Schulz critica il Coreper, ovvero le antenne delle capitali presso l'Ue. "Credono di sapere tutto, ma sono solo degli ambasciatori. No alla democrazia delle porte chiuse"..
7. Interview of His Excellency Kornelios Korneliou, Cyprus’ Permanent Representative to the EU NEW
Europe’s Café 2 Years, 10 Months, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 1 Hour, 2 Minutes ago
Cyprus is a small country, member of the EU since 2004. As it will preside over the EU’s destiny during the next six months, it is the opportunity to get to know the Member State that is positioned most East. … Continue reading →...
ESM, TSCG and Article 136 TFEU ratifications NEW
Grahnlaw Suomi Finland 2 Years, 10 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 23 Hours, 24 Minutes ago
Are you still suffering from delusions about being ruled by unelected Eurocrats? Perhaps this reality check may cure you from the spells of witch doctors: The new rules for the EU and the eurozone are instituted by intergovernmental treaties, among m...
4. The priorities of the Cypriot Presidency NEW
Europe’s Café 2 Years, 10 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 2 Minutes ago
Between the 1st July and the 31st December 2012, Cyprus will hold the rotating presidency of the Council of the European Union for the first time, taking over from Denmark and to be succeeded by Ireland. This article will outline … Continue rea...
Med ljusets hastighet – eller någonting: EU-rådet och ACTA NEW
Grahnlaw Suomi Finland 2 Years, 10 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 23 Hours, 41 Minutes ago
Varde ljus, sade Europeiska unionens råd och offentliggjorde ett ACTA-dokument daterat den 29 februari 2008: Rekommendation från kommissionen till rådet om att bemyndiga kommissionen att inleda förhandlingar om ett plurilateralt handelsavtal för...
Cypriot presidency of the EU council is underway NEW
The Euros 2 Years, 11 Months, 1 Week, 1 Day, 6 Hours, 7 Minutes ago
The first of July saw Cyprus' presidency of the EU Council officially begin. There were both positive remarks and criticism for the Danish presidency as it came to an end. On Tuesday 3rd July the president of the Republic of Cyprus, Demetris Christof...
Le Conseil adopte sa position en vue du budget 2013 de l'UE NEW
Regards citoyens 2 Years, 11 Months, 1 Week, 5 Days, 4 Hours, 33 Minutes ago
Le Conseil a adopté aujourd'hui sa position sur le projet de budget de l'UE pour l'exercice 2013, en limitant la hausse des paiements à 2,79 % par rapport à 2012. La position du Conseil conjugue la nécessité d'éviter de surcharger ind...
Manifestation contre les nouvelles restrictions prévues par les accords de Schengen NEW
Le Taurillon 2 Years, 11 Months, 1 Week, 5 Days, 19 Hours, 2 Minutes ago
Le 22 juillet, les Jeunes Européens Fédéralistes– France ont organisé aux côtés des Jeunes Européens Fédéralistes-Allemagne des actions de rue pour manifester contre les nouvelles restrictions prévues par les accords de Schengen et le con...
Cyprus EU Council presidency work programme reflections NEW
Grahnlaw Suomi Finland 2 Years, 11 Months, 2 Weeks, 16 Hours, 32 Minutes ago
Chairing the EU Council for six months is always an intensive project for the politicians and officials concerned, but especially when the presidency is run by a small country with limited manpower to handle the issues in more than thirty different p...
Cyprus EU Council presidency: Long term budget and citizens NEW
Grahnlaw Suomi Finland 2 Years, 11 Months, 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 14 Hours, 17 Minutes ago
After the divided island, the invitation to eurobloggers and the Cyprus EU Council presidency in a nutshell we take a closer look at the six month work programme: Programme of the Cyprus Presidency of the Council of the European Union 1 July - 31 Dec...
Cyprus EU Council presidency in a nutshell NEW
Grahnlaw Suomi Finland 2 Years, 11 Months, 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 18 Hours, 35 Minutes ago
Here is a short presentation of the Cyprus presidency of the Council of the European Union from 1 July to 31 December 2012. Presidency trio We saw that the government of the Republic of Cyprus controls and EU law is applied in about 59 per cent o...
Cyprus: Divided island chairs EU Council NEW
Grahnlaw Suomi Finland 2 Years, 11 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 16 Hours, 14 Minutes ago
In 2004 a politically divided Cyprus was allowed to join the European Union. In 2012 the problem is still there (Wikipedia). The membership negotiations of Turkey were not going much anywhere, but the Turkish decision to boycott the Cyprus presidency...
20 teste per la presidenza NEW
Straneuropa 2 Years, 11 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 14 Hours, 18 Minutes ago
Fra due anni l'Italia guiderà l'Unione europea. Stanno facendo il bilancio, ma i conti sono strani. E mancano gli uomini (e le donne). Neanche pochi...
Keep talking NEW
Berlaymonster 2 Years, 11 Months, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 12 Hours, 58 Minutes ago
There's been some buzz about instituting 'summit curfews' to stop euro-crisis meetings going on until the early hours. Tis rot, one fears. The EU has a long history of the toughest issues being negotiated late into the night.  Even mini...
Conseil européen et méthode communautaire, par Philippe de Schoutheete (Policy Paper, Notre Europe) NEW
Regards citoyens 2 Years, 11 Months, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 1 Hour, 54 Minutes ago
Ce Policy Paper de Philippe de Schoutheete s’inscrit dans la série de travaux consacrés par Notre Europe à l’évolution des institutions européennes au lendemain du traité de Lisbonne. Il s’attache au Conseil européen, dont le rôle e...
Council Transparency and VoteWatch NEW
The European Citizen 2 Years, 11 Months, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 17 Hours, 2 Minutes ago
BY CC DrabikPany.Last week I was at the (re)launch of the VoteWatch website, which now covers Council votes as well as European Parliament votes. The Council votes on display are put together using information already publically available, though it
Voting NO NEW
Ideas on Europe 2 Years, 11 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 8 Hours, 6 Minutes ago
Much as GeenStijl and I are getting along splendidly this week (here’s why), I have to take issue with their analysis of the VoteWatch stats on Council voting. The tenor of their post, which was also the implication of the general news wire s...
Cyprus: Official Opening Ceremony of EU Presidency NEW
Global Voices Western Europe 2 Years, 11 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 13 Hours, 12 Minutes ago
On July 1, 2012, Twitter users commented on the official opening ceremony of the Cyprus Presidency of the EU Council under the hashtag #cy2012eu. Meanwhile, Peter Spiegel tweeted a photo of a Turkish Cypriot protest poster reading “EU what are...
Post-Council, what next for the eurocrisis? NEW
Nosemonkey's EUTopia 2 Years, 11 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 14 Hours, 49 Minutes ago
(Sorry for blogging silence – I’ve been asked to write a book on the eurocrisis and European integration, so have been deep in research working out if I understand the current situation enough to do so.) It’s been a bit … Cont...
EU Council transparency improves one notch NEW
Grahnlaw Suomi Finland 2 Years, 11 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 19 Hours, 15 Minutes ago
Great! The country-specific recommendations from the EU Council to the member states regarding public finances and growth-enhancing reforms are becoming more transparent in one respect. Eurogroup and ECOFIN The latest European Council 28-29 June...
European Leaders Cling To Ideal Of Integration NEW
EuroDialogueXXI 2 Years, 11 Months, 4 Weeks, 1 Hour, 32 Minutes ago
video By Tom Gjelten German Chancellor Angela Merkel talks...
La présidence tournante, très utile ma foi NEW
Bruxelles2 2 Years, 11 Months, 4 Weeks, 11 Hours, 31 Minutes ago
(BRUXELLES2 à Nicosie, opinion) Elle a été critiquée, huée, et encore aujourd’hui elle a souvent mauvaise presse parmi certains spécialistes et responsables politiques européens. Il est de bon ton d’ailleurs quand on défend une &#...
Neither Grexit, Nor Spexit, It’s Fixit or Fexit NEW
A Fistful of Euros 2 Years, 11 Months, 4 Weeks, 11 Hours, 55 Minutes ago
The aftermath to last weeks EU summit has certainly proved to be a damn sight more perplexing than the actual summit itself. Contrary to earlier experiences, this time round the more the details have been “clarified” the mo...
Al via la presidenza cipriota al Consiglio dell'UE NEW
Gli Euros 2 Years, 11 Months, 4 Weeks, 16 Hours, 32 Minutes ago
Il primo di luglio è stato ufficialmente il giorno d'avvio della presidenza cipriota al Consiglio dell'Unione Europea. Ringraziamenti e critiche per la conclusa presidenza danese. Ma solo martedì il presidente della Repubblica di Cipro, Demetris Ch...
Anti-democratic misrepresentation from Hannan and Farage NEW
Grahnlaw Suomi Finland 2 Years, 11 Months, 4 Weeks, 19 Hours, 11 Minutes ago
The directly elected MEP Daniel Hannan says that the EU is undemocratic, since it vests supreme power in 27 unelected officials. In Britain, as in much of Europe, we fought for 300 years to establish the principle that lawmakers should be answerabl...
EU Summit: the hidden agenda NEW
Revolting Europe 2 Years, 11 Months, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 1 Hour, 58 Minutes ago
The big story at the latest crunch EU summit was a new growth pact promoted by new French President Francois Hollande. The mood music was supposed to be upbeat – EU politicians were finally doing something for the common people of Europe, rathe...
Problems to Resurface for the New EU Presidency NEW
Judy Dempsey’s Strategic Europe 3 Years, 4 Hours, 13 Minutes ago
Cyprus' recent economic difficulties, combined with its long-lasting dispute with Turkey, are reason enough to expect that its EU presidency will indeed be challenging.
Comunisti al vertice Ue NEW
Straneuropa 3 Years, 23 Hours, 36 Minutes ago
Parla Demetris Christofias, presidente di Cipro e sino a dicembre dell'Unione. "Vorrei i soldi sia da Bruxelles che da Mosca. La Russia ci è amica, si occupa di noi e non chiede nulla in cambio". Un'altra spina per i Ventisette..
Antonio Masip 3 Years, 2 Days, 2 Hours, 53 Minutes ago
Saludé la presencia del Presidente de Chipre, Dimitris Christofias, que preside el semestre europeo, durante una sesión del Grupo S y D. Su discurso se centró sobre todo en el problema territorial con Turquía por cuya superación él tanto hab...
Eurozone politics should not be a game of football NEW
The European Citizen 3 Years, 2 Days, 3 Hours, 17 Minutes ago
It was a tense summit last week, but it had a clear result: 1-0 to Hollande. Or was that Merkel? Maybe Monti?After last week's summit the German papers have turned to rage - how could Merkel give in to Hollande on banking union?! - to pride - aha! of...
BM latches on to 'Keep Calm' campaign a bit late to save Euro NEW
Berlaymonster 3 Years, 2 Days, 4 Hours, 39 Minutes ago
Tepid on the heels of the popularity of a British wartime ministry of defence poster, which has now been remodelled many times over for all manner of publicity campaigns and post-modern witty mugs and t-shirts, it's time for an EU version. So here...
Prioridades de la Presidencia chipriota NEW
«Visiones de Europa»: A Beautiful Vision 3 Years, 2 Days, 4 Hours, 39 Minutes ago
Chipre afronta por primera vez la presidencia del Consejo de la Unión Europea bajo el lema “navegar juntos hacia una Europa mejor”. Franscisco Fonseca charla en su vídeoblog con Antonis Toumazis, embajador de la República de Chipre, so...
”No United States of Europe” NEW
Grahnlaw Suomi Finland 3 Years, 2 Days, 15 Hours, 24 Minutes ago
Almost every politician or media pundit will kindly explain to you that the United States of Europe is impossible because of our history. Since the challenges and events have overtaken the capacity of the nation states, the leaders have come up wit...
Accordo al Consiglio UE, un passo avanti per l’Europa NEW
Skapegoat - il blog di Aldo Ciummo 3 Years, 2 Days, 18 Hours, 47 Minutes ago
  L’accordo per limitare i differenziali apporta conseguenze positive per l’economia dell’eurozona, ma segna soprattutto una svolta a favore dell’Unione politica europea Il calo dei differenziali e i rialzi delle borse ve...
Vergiftetes Klima NEW
Lost in EUrope 3 Years, 2 Days, 22 Hours, 38 Minutes ago
"I did not like when some claimed victory" Der EU-Gipfel letzte Woche hat, was die Innenpolitik betrifft, einen Scherbenhaufen hinterlassen. Während einige Eurochefs lauthals "Sieg" rufen, geht... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my we...
The Cypriot EU Presidency kicks off: Will it live up to its global duties? NEW
Oxfam's EU Advocacy office blog 3 Years, 3 Days, 1 Hour, 55 Minutes ago
Over the last decades, Cyprus has evolved from an aid recipient to an aid donor country helping those most in need in the developing world. However, despite getting off to a good start, going above and beyond its overseas aid target for 2010, Cyprus...
Søndergaard: DK-formandskabet hjalp ikke de 25 millioner arbejdsløse NEW
Folkebevægelsens Fælles Blog 3 Years, 3 Days, 2 Hours, 16 Minutes ago
NYT FRA EU-FRONTEN: EU-parlamentet gjorde i dag status over det danske EU-formandskab. Se Sørens tale til Helle Thorning - Nyheder / Tophistorie, Søren Søndergaard, Nyt fra EU-fronten, EU-formandskabet...
José Ignacio Torreblanca en Diario de la Noche, sobre el pulso de la Cumbre de Bruselas NEW
El Blog de ECFR Madrid 3 Years, 3 Days, 3 Hours, 32 Minutes ago
José Ignacio Torreblanca, director e investigador principal de la oficina en Madrid del Consejo Europeo de Relaciones Exteriores (ECFR en sus siglas en inglés) en el programa de Telemadrid ‘Diario de la Noche’. Torreblanca analiza la cr...
Madrid view: Totem and taboo NEW
Whose world order? – ECFR’s blog 3 Years, 3 Days, 4 Hours, 17 Minutes ago
Twenty-four summits after the crisis began, the EU machinery is back in motion for a day, generating such a degree of uncertainty that observers differ as to whether Europe is on the edge of theRead more…...
Who won at the European Summit? Monti, Merkel or Europe? NEW
The New Federalist 3 Years, 3 Days, 4 Hours, 40 Minutes ago
In the aftermath of the European Council summit of 28-29 June opinion leaders throughout Europe have been striving to name the winner between the Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti and the German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Mr Monti managed to bring ho...
El Pleno valora la Cumbre NEW
Antonio Masip 3 Years, 3 Days, 4 Hours, 43 Minutes ago
He solicitado palabra para el turno libre en la valoración de la Cumbre en la que quiero decir:  "Aún con el punto de emoción que decía ayer, por haberme enontrado este fin de semana, en tierras de León y Zamora, con la marcha minera sob...
Sobre la Cumbre NEW
Antonio Masip 3 Years, 3 Days, 5 Hours, 23 Minutes ago
He solicitado palabra en la valoración por el pleno el Parlamento de la Cumbre de los pasados jueves y viernes.El debate puede seguirse en directo a través de la web del Parlamento Europeo.
Kypr | Předsednictví na nepohodlné židli (O Phileleftheros , Nicosie) NEW
Presseurop Blogy (CZ) 3 Years, 3 Days, 22 Hours, 44 Minutes ago
Žádost o finanční záchranu, turecký bojkot … – Nikósie se do čela EU postavila v obtížné situaci. Je to ale klíčový okamžik, který nesmíme promeškat, varuje deník Phileleftheros. Více.
Chipre | Presidência numa cadeira desconfortável (O Phileleftheros , Nicósia) NEW
Presseurop Blogue (PT) 3 Years, 3 Days, 22 Hours, 45 Minutes ago
Pedido de resgate financeiro, boicote turco: Nicósia assumiu a presidência da UE em condições difíceis. Mas é um encontro crucial a que não pode faltar, previne o diário Phileleftheros. Ver mais.
And the winner of last week's EUCO is .... NEW
Nick Panayotopoulos Thinking 3 Years, 3 Days, 23 Hours, 1 Minute ago
I have been silent (in terms of blog posts, not in terms of tweets) for the last 2+ weeks, watching developments in the EU and the Eurozone, observing, thinking, pondering, on the road to last Thursday's and Friday's session of the European Council (...