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Shaped by social media? Not yet, but it’s coming! NEW
Blog of EU Commissioner Maroš Šefčovič 11 Months, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 15 Hours, 11 Minutes ago
Number of View: 367A few days ago at the Commission’s first Digital Competence Day event, I issued a call to exchange best practices and experiences in the field of modern e-technologies. Neelie Kroes was the first to respond. No surprise...
Honeyball’s Weekly Round-Up NEW
The Honeyball Buzz 1 Year, 3 Months, 23 Hours, 19 Minutes ago
Last week, a female professor of employment and labour law in Canada said in a lecture to UK students in Kent that equality laws hamper women’s progress at work. Professor Fudge believes employment legislation such as the introduction of flexible &...
"Should the left be arguing for an EU wide unemployment insurance system?" by Dan Corry NEW
Social Europe 1 Year, 3 Months, 1 Day, 36 Minutes ago
As the fiscal union screw tightens, it is time the centre-left had a debate about what it can do to make the Eurozone more progressive. Slowly, slowly, bit by bit and sometimes in big leaps, the EU – or at least the Eurozone – is moving towards a...
Central European Links NEW
A Fistful of Euros 1 Year, 3 Months, 1 Day, 11 Hours, 38 Minutes ago
Here’s a depressing but interesting story. More and more Jews are moving to Vienna, which sounds rather hopeful…except that they’re coming from Hungary, to get away from anti-Semitism and people like piece o’work Zsolt Bayer.
Neue Grundrechte für Großbritannien? NEW
www.verfassungsblog.de, 1 Year, 4 Months, 4 Days, 4 Hours, 48 Minutes ago
Are women better off today than their mothers were? NEW
The Honeyball Buzz 1 Year, 4 Months, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 10 Hours, 19 Minutes ago
Soon after I joined the Labour Party in London in the dim and distance past my Constituency Labour Party Women’s Section (yes, that was in the days when the Labour Party still had a thriving women’s organisation) held a discussion …...
UK Labour and the EU NEW
The European Citizen 1 Year, 4 Months, 3 Weeks, 5 Days, 14 Hours, 36 Minutes ago
In Britain, Labour is in a curious spot. After it allied with Eurosceptic Tory rebels to defeat the government on a non-binding motion on the EU budget, Labour Leader Ed Miliband tried to outline a sort of pro-European realism (interview with The Tel...
Central Europe Doctors Threaten to Emigrate in Search of Better Pay NEW
New Europe - WSJ 1 Year, 5 Months, 1 Day, 18 Hours, 25 Minutes ago
Medical doctors of four central European countries held peaceful demonstrations Tuesday in their countries demanding an increase of their low wages or else they'll emigrate.
Getting more women on company boards is 'vital' NEW
PublicServiceEurope.com editor's blog 1 Year, 5 Months, 1 Day, 19 Hours, 32 Minutes ago
Self-regulation has not worked. Companies are simply not making the necessary changes fast enough – claims Arlene McCarthy MEP...
Veiled racism: a challenge to feminist assumptions about Muslim women NEW
The European Network Against Racism's blog 1 Year, 5 Months, 1 Day, 20 Hours, 36 Minutes ago
There is a widespread acceptance that the Muslim woman is a victim of her patriarchal culture. One of the most curious manifestations of this belief is the attitude of Europeans towards Muslim women who choose to wear the hijab. Many Europeans accept...
GroenLinks krijgt steun voor duurzame omscholing bij massaontslag NEW
GroenLinks Europa 1 Year, 5 Months, 2 Weeks, 18 Hours, 47 Minutes ago
Het Europees globaliseringsfonds – dat werknemers steunt bij het vinden van een nieuwe baan na massaontslag – moet op voorstel van GroenLinks-Europarlementariër Marije Cornelissen voortaan ingezet worden voor omscholing naar banen in duurzame se...
EP report on the situation of fundamental rights in the EU NEW
Blogactiv 1 Year, 5 Months, 2 Weeks, 19 Hours, 52 Minutes ago
Today the LIBE and AFET Committees of the European Parliament accepted the report of Monika Flašíková Beňová on the Situation of fundamental rights in the European Union. The report welcomes the steps undertaken by the European Commission in ord...
"Gender Equality and the EU’s Transformational Power in Turkey" by Kader Sevinc NEW
Social Europe 1 Year, 5 Months, 2 Weeks, 20 Hours, 39 Minutes ago
Gender equality is the main pillar of a democratic society and economic stability. Today’s politicians, legislators, judiciary authorities, bureaucrats, teachers, academics, business executives and civil society leaders in Turkey should focus more...
Forever young NEW
Recent developments in European Consumer Law 1 Year, 5 Months, 2 Weeks, 22 Hours, 2 Minutes ago
Yesterday a conference took place in Brussels concerning active and healthy ageing. The European Innovation Partnership was called to life to change how health and social care for older people are delivered across Europe. It consists of stakeholders...
Konfliktret på EU-domstolens betingelser NEW
Folkebevægelsens Fælles Blog 1 Year, 5 Months, 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 1 Minute ago
NYT FRA EU-FRONTEN: EU-domstolen sætter grænser for konfliktretten, selv om den formelt set er et rent nationalt anliggende. Venstre og Dansk Folkeparti fortryder forslag til ”Vejlegården-lov”, fortæller Notat - Nyheder / Arbejdsmarked, F...
European Year for Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations NEW
Jonathan Fryer 1 Year, 5 Months, 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 40 Minutes ago
2012 is the European Year for Active Ageing and Soldarity between Generations, though unless you read something like the Society pages of the Guardian I’d be surprised if you were aware of the fact, as ‘Europe’ is such a toxic word...
Robert Goebbels proteste auprès du Président Schulz NEW
Robert Goebbels 1 Year, 5 Months, 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 1 Hour, 1 Minute ago
Dans une lettre, le député européen Robert Goebbels s’adresse au Président du Parlement Européen, Martin Schulz, pour protester contre la lettre que ce dernier vient d’envoyer au nom du Parlement européen au Président Van Rompuy,...
New Judgment on Trade Union Freedom of Expression NEW
Strasbourg Observers 1 Year, 5 Months, 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 1 Hour, 13 Minutes ago
This post is written by Dirk Voorhoof* The European Court of Human Rights delivered a new and remarkable judgment on trade union freedom of expression. In Szima v. Hungary the European Court concluded that a criminal conviction of a leader of a polic...
Es presenten bones pràctiques d’envelliment actiu i solidaritat intergeneracional al Garraf. NEW
eurolocal 1 Year, 5 Months, 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 12 Hours, 2 Minutes ago
Dimecres passat es va dur a terme a la Masia d’en Cabanyes una jornada sobre l’Any Europeu de l’Envelliment Actiu i la Solidaritat Intergeneracional.                   Dimecres passat es va dur a terme a la Masia d’en Cabany...
Wrongly excluded, rightly compensated: is "but for" the best solution? NEW
The IPKat 1 Year, 5 Months, 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 13 Hours, 14 Minutes ago
Professors can makeexcellent Kats ... The IPKat is always thrilled to hear from former members of his blogging team, so it was with great excitement that he opened today's unexpected and unsolicited email from Professor Norman V. Siebrasse, one of t...
Mavepuster til EU-lov om ground handling NEW
Folkebevægelsens Fælles Blog 1 Year, 5 Months, 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 19 Hours, 10 Minutes ago
NYT FRA EU-FRONTEN: EU-parlamentets Transportudvalg har idag stemt for at afvise Kommissionens forslag om mere liberalisering i ground handling sektoren - Nyheder / Søren Søndergaard, Nyt fra EU-fronten...
Human rights 'invisible' in US election campaign NEW
PublicServiceEurope.com editor's blog 1 Year, 5 Months, 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 19 Hours, 30 Minutes ago
It should be a cause for concern around the world that human rights have not been on the agenda for either candidate throughout the US presidential election campaign, writes Kate Allen...
Fighting violence with hope and care NEW
Kristalina Georgieva 1 Year, 5 Months, 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 19 Hours, 42 Minutes ago
With joy and relief, today I welcomed to the European Commission Dr Denis Mukwege. Medical Director at the Panzi Hospital in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Dr Mukwege has an immensely difficult and important job – to save, heal and return...
Advocates of change – dr. Mukwege and his support for Congolese women NEW
Andris Piebalgs 1 Year, 5 Months, 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 19 Hours, 57 Minutes ago
Number of Views :87I met today with Dr Denis Mukwege, a doctor from the DR Congo who founded a hospital for rape victims and is a fierce advocate for women. Few weeks back I was shocked to learn he narrowly escaped an assassination attempt. Today, hi...
Evropské instituce | Boj o ženu v ECB NEW
Presseurop Blogy (CZ) 1 Year, 5 Months, 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 20 Hours, 10 Minutes ago
„Pokud si myslíte, že nekonečná sága kolem jmenování Yvese Mersche do mocné výkonné rady Evropské centrální banky už nemůže být podivnější,...
Altersdiskriminierung: EuGH kippt Ungarns Justizreform NEW
Verfassungsblog 1 Year, 5 Months, 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 20 Hours, 42 Minutes ago
In Karlsruhe wird heute und morgen über fundamentale Verfassungsfragen verhandelt: Heute geht es um die Antiterrordatei, morgen um den Deal im Strafprozess. Ich bin leider diesmal nicht vor Ort. Wir arbeiten daran, künftig solche Termine regelmäß...
Fortsatt strid kring mansdominerad centralbank NEW
Europabloggen 1 Year, 5 Months, 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 20 Hours, 47 Minutes ago
En spansk invändning kan hindra att Europeiska centralbankens ledning blir helt kvinnolös. Men även helt spanjorslös.
Instituições europeias | Contra ou a favor de uma mulher no BCE, todos os meios são bons NEW
Presseurop Blogue (PT) 1 Year, 5 Months, 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 21 Hours, 40 Minutes ago
“Se pensa que a longa e interminável saga da nomeação de Yves Mersh para um lugar na poderosa administração do Banco Central Europeu não pode ficar ainda mais estranha, pense duas vezes”, anuncia...
Media freedom at home and abroad NEW
Neelie Kroes 1 Year, 5 Months, 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 21 Hours, 42 Minutes ago
| Number of views :504I’m shortly off to Baku for the Internet Governance Forum. Azerbaijan is a country with serious issues of media freedom – where journalists regularly face arrest or imprisonment, and the suppression of very basic human...
Espagne | Habitação: uma campanha contra as expulsões NEW
Presseurop Blogue (PT) 1 Year, 5 Months, 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 22 Hours, 4 Minutes ago
El Periódico faz campanha contra o despejo das famílias que, por causa da crise, deixaram de poder pagar os seus empréstimos à habitação. “STOP despejos”, é o título do diário...
Fagbevægelse til kamp for sociale rettigheder NEW
Folkebevægelsens Fælles Blog 1 Year, 5 Months, 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 22 Hours, 22 Minutes ago
NYT FRA EU-FRONTEN: Den europæiske fagbevægelse sætter en ny offensiv kurs imod EU's krisepolitik, når de om en uge i en fælles aktion kræver sociale rettigheder og indgriben i finansspekulation. - Nyheder / Søren Søndergaard, Nyt fra EU-...
“European Yearbook of Minority Issues” volume 9 is finally out NEW
ECMI InfoChannel 1 Year, 5 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 2 Hours, 49 Minutes ago
'European Yearbook of Minority Issues' 2010 is now available. The 9th volume features special focus on education, minorities in the media, and minorities and religion. Continue reading →Source: ECMI InfoChannel @ European Centre for Minority Is...
BCE : l’Espagne refuse le coup de force contre le Parlement européen NEW
Coulisses de Bruxelles (Libération) 1 Year, 5 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 16 Hours, 46 Minutes ago
Devinette: s'agit-il de la banque centrale d'Arabie Saoudite, du conseil des gouverneurs de la BCE ou encore d'une réunion de cardinaux en civil ? Madrid a sauvé l’honneur en s’opposant,...
Monday Update: Eurosceptism, gay rights and separatism NEW
Vox Europa 1 Year, 5 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 18 Hours, 28 Minutes ago
Happy Monday. EU budget in times of austerity 53 Conservative Members of Parliament demanding that the EU cut spending sided with the opposition, in direct defiance of Prime Minister David Cameron, while an EU commissioner challenged the UK to decid...
Lancement de la campagne d'information sur l'économie sociale et solidaire NEW
Regards citoyens 1 Year, 5 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 21 Hours, 5 Minutes ago
Dans le cadre de la 5e édition du mois de l'économie sociale et solidaire (ESS) et dans l'attente de l'adoption du projet de loi en faveur du développement du secteur, le ministère délégué en charge de l'ESS lance une campagne d'informat...
EFD Rights Watch: Tear gas strike at hunger strike protestors… Pressure on journalists still on the agenda… NEW
Erkan's field diary 1 Year, 5 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 21 Hours, 7 Minutes ago
A woman is helped by demonstrators as Turkish riot police fire water cannon and tear gas during a Kurdish demonstration in support of a widespread hunger strike by Kurdish prisoners, on November 4, 2012 in Istanbul (AFP Photo / Bulent Kilic) VIA Turk...
P and S v. Poland: adolescence, vulnerability, and reproductive autonomy NEW
Strasbourg Observers 1 Year, 5 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 21 Hours, 38 Minutes ago
The Strasbourg Observers are delighted to publish this guest post by Johanna Westeson, Regional Director for Europe, Center for Reproductive Rights. The Center for Reproductive Rights represented the applicants in P and S v. Poland before the ECtHR;...
ECHR Articles in the Modern Law Review NEW
ECHR Blog 1 Year, 5 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 22 Hours, 17 Minutes ago
The newest issue of the Modern Law Review (vol. 75, issue 6)  includes two articles on the European Convention of Human Rights. The first is an article written by Ian Leigh and Rex Ahdar entitled 'Post-Secularism and the European Court of H...
Cameron still terrified of being branded Thatcher ‘Milk Snatcher’ NEW
Political Scrapbook 1 Year, 5 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 23 Hours, 41 Minutes ago
David Cameron is terrified of being labelled a ‘Milk Snatcher’, according to civil servants managing proposed nursery budget cuts. Whitehall mandarins have told parties to a consultation on the Nursery Milk Scheme that Number 10 are still despera...
Conference: “The Challenge of Non-Territorial Autonomy” on 9-10 November in Belfast NEW
ECMI InfoChannel 1 Year, 5 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 51 Minutes ago
European Centre for Minority Issues (ECMI) and partners are preparing for the multidisciplinary conference this weekend. A draft programme of 'The Challenges of Non-Territorial Autonomy' is now available. Continue reading →Source: ECMI InfoChan...
Temps de travail ? NEW
L'Europe et.... moi 1 Year, 5 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 2 Hours, 10 Minutes ago
Les propos du premier ministre français sur les 35 heures ont relancé le débat sur la durée du travail en France.Quand est-il réellement dans les principaux pays européens?Une étude relevée sur myeurop.info nous montre que la France arrive, a...
Bring women on board NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 1 Year, 5 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 2 Hours, 48 Minutes ago
On 24 October, in a spectacular display of lack of solidarity following weeks of public discord, the college of European commissioners failed to give its backing to a draft directive presented by Commissioner Viviane Reding aimed at increasing the nu...
Women are main guardians of crucial livestock diversity NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 1 Year, 5 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 3 Hours, 31 Minutes ago
Women livestock keepers worldwide must be recognised as the major actors in efforts to arrest the decline of indigenous breeds, crucial for rural food security and animal genetics, a new FAO study argues. Yet women's contribution to indigenous livest...
Supporting bottom-up, multi-stakeholder Internet governance NEW
European Public Policy Blog (Google) 1 Year, 5 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 3 Hours, 57 Minutes ago
The Internet has been built from the bottom up. From its origins as a US Government research project, private business, public authorities, civil society, academia and 2.3 billion users have built it over the past three decades into a global informat...
Les aides d’État applicables aux SIEG: Le cas du logement social soutenu par les Fonds structurels NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 1 Year, 5 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 4 Hours, 35 Minutes ago
Lestraités reconnaissent la place des services d’intérêt économique général (SIEG) parmi les valeurs communes de l’Union européenne. Cependant, afin que certains SIEG puissent accomplir leurs missions, un soutien financier public p...
De l'émotion médiatique ! NEW
Regards citoyens 1 Year, 5 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 17 Hours ago
Si l'on peut comprendre l'émotion très médiatique que suscite la catastrophe météorologique aux USA, on ne peut que s'offusquer du silence quotidien des mêmes médias à l'égard des dizaines de millions d'européens qui vivent dans des con...
Lutte contre la pauvreté ou aide aux plus démunis ? Bruxelles veut consacrer 2,5 milliards d’euros à la lutte contre la pauvreté. 116 millions de personnes menacées de pauvreté. Des inquiétudes et incertitudes pèsent déjà sur cette « réforme ». Mise à jou NEW
Mieux connaître vos droits en Europe 1 Year, 5 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 20 Hours, 9 Minutes ago
La Commission européenne a proposé mercredi 24 octobre la création d’un fonds d’aide pour les millions d’Européens pauvres au sein de l’Union, qui serait doté de quelque 2,5 milliards d’euros jusqu’en 2020. Ce...
Du rugby féminin franco-allemand - La rencontre entre Heidelberg et Bourg-Lès-Valence NEW
Vivre l'international 1 Year, 5 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 21 Hours, 14 Minutes ago
Bonjour à tous, hallo zusammen!Match amical de rugby franco-allemand à Bourg-Lès-ValenceUne rencontre peu fréquente que celle qui s'est déroulée ce week-end à Bourg-Lès-Valence. En effet, pendant 4 jours, l'équipe féminine Drôme-Ardèche a...
Natasha Baker – Gold Medal Profile NEW
The Honeyball Buzz 1 Year, 5 Months, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 2 Hours, 37 Minutes ago
In her first ever Paralympics at the age of 22, Natasha Baker could not have asked for a better introduction to the equestrian events at this level.  She broke Paralympic records and took home Team GB’s first equestrian gold medal … Cont...
Die Armen als Plansoll im Bundes-Abfallwirtschaftsplan. NEW
Raetischer Bote - Nachrichten aus einer europäischen Provinz 1 Year, 5 Months, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 4 Hours, 14 Minutes ago
Leitfaden für die Weitergabe von Lebensmitteln an soziale Einrichtungen Lebensmittel werden entlang der gesamten Wertschöpfungskette weggeworfen. Nach Schätzungen von Experten werden zwischen 10 und 40 Prozent der weltweiten Lebensmittelproduktio...
Der aktuelle Helfer: Sozialratgeber 2012 - ein Handbuch zur Sozialpolitik NEW
Raetischer Bote - Nachrichten aus einer europäischen Provinz 1 Year, 5 Months, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 4 Hours, 31 Minutes ago
[Free eBook/PDF]  Es gibt keinen Grund, auf gesetzmäßig zustehende Leistungen zu verzichten und es gibt keinen Anlass zur Scham, wenn man staatliche Leistungen beanspruchen muss.  Für viele Haushalte ist die Situation aufgrund des Verlu...
Hommage au POI NEW
La lettre Volée 1 Year, 5 Months, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 13 Hours, 59 Minutes ago
La semaine dernière j'ai entendu parler du décès tragique d'un bébé prématuré, dans la voiture de ses parents en route vers l'hôpital.  J'ai pensé encore un bébé tué par l'Union européenne. Ca paraît absurde mai...
New book: "Activating Human Rights and Peace" NEW
DARE Network 1 Year, 5 Months, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 19 Hours, 12 Minutes ago
An interesting read for all of us who work in the field of HRE (Human Rights Education):Goh Bee Chen, Baden Offord and Rob Garbutt (eds.), Activating Human Rights and Peace: Theories, Practices and Contexts, Ashgate, June 2012.A book review by Kris...
No Holiday for ECB Gender Drama NEW
Real Time Brussels - WSJ 1 Year, 5 Months, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 22 Hours, 29 Minutes ago
The Nov. 1 bank holiday means many have decided to make a long weekend of it. One thing only interrupts the peace... “It’s obviously a trick to try and do this via a written procedure on a long weekend,” MEP Syvie Goulard from the ALDE liberal...
Blinded, half-paralysed man dies day after Atos stop his benefits NEW
Political Scrapbook 1 Year, 5 Months, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 2 Hours, 13 Minutes ago
Yet another disabled person has died after being declared “fit for work” by DWP contractor Atos, despite being struck down by a crippling illness. Brian McArdle died the day after his disability benefits were stopped, suffering a fatal heart atta...
Helena Lucas – Gold Medal Profile NEW
The Honeyball Buzz 1 Year, 5 Months, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 3 Hours, 44 Minutes ago
Helena Lucas holds the impressive distinction of being the first Brit ever to take a gold in the sailing events at the Paralympics. Helena suffers from a condition that affects both her hands.  Despite this, she initially focused on competing …...
Abortion Laws in Europe NEW
The Eblana European Democratic Movement 1 Year, 5 Months, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 10 Hours, 36 Minutes ago
For the past few weeks, another great debate has griped Ireland; the issue of abortion. The debate is not new in Ireland and in fact it has intensified for the past few years. Both camps, the "pro-choice" that supports the practice to be legalized in...
MEPs call for greater respect of human rights in Cambodia NEW
La Treizième Étoile 1 Year, 5 Months, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 17 Hours, 30 Minutes ago
Last week in Strasbourg, two of the South West MEPs spoke in the debate on the situation in Cambodia and called on the Cambodian government to grant its citizens the fundamental right to freedom of expression, conduct free and fair elections and ensu...
New Publications on the ECHR NEW
ECHR Blog 1 Year, 5 Months, 3 Weeks, 1 Hour, 13 Minutes ago
At the start of the month, again a short selection of articles published in various journals or online, with the Convention or Court as their subject-matter. First off, the Indiana International and Comparative Law Review includes an article by&...
Should there be Quotas for Women in Boardrooms across Europe ? NEW
The New Federalist 1 Year, 5 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Hours, 10 Minutes ago
There is a rather surprising shortage of women in corporate boards across Europe, resulting in a serious lack of skilled human resources, when taken into consideration the high number of female graduates from university in recent years and their unde...
Announcement #2: Swedish Forum for Human Rights 2012 (Göteborg) NEW
EU Constitutional Law - Örebro universitet 1 Year, 5 Months, 3 Weeks, 3 Hours, 5 Minutes ago
The Swedish Forum for Human Rights (Mänskliga Rättighetsdagarna) is the biggest annual forum about human rights in the Nordic countries. The forum is held in November every year in various places in Sweden focusing on a variety of themes concerning...
Parce que je suis une fille NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 1 Year, 5 Months, 3 Weeks, 3 Hours, 51 Minutes ago
Les Nations Unies ont déclaré le 11 octobre 2012 la première Journée internationale des filles. Le but de cette journée mondiale est de sensibiliser les citoyens à l’impact de la scolarité des filles dans la lutte contre la pauvreté et d...
"What is Pre-distribution?" by Kitty Ussher NEW
Social Europe 1 Year, 5 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Hours, 15 Minutes ago
Pre-distribution may be a new word but it is a route into exploring some far older ideas that lie at the heart of progressive debate. Jacob Hacker, the US academic credited with inventing the concept of pre-distribution, says it is “to focus on ma...
14 November: European unions to strike together NEW
Shiraz Socialst 1 Year, 5 Months, 3 Weeks, 10 Hours, 43 Minutes ago
Instead of the Tories’ little-Englandism and Miliband’s shameful opportunism, let’s have a working class response to the present European crisis: 14 November: European inions to strike together (from Workers Liberty) By Ruben Lomas...
Landesweiter Aufruf: Mehr Frauen in die Räte! NEW
Franziska Brantner (MEP) 1 Year, 5 Months, 3 Weeks, 20 Hours, 30 Minutes ago
Mehr Frauen in die Räte – Dies fordert eine überparteiliche Allianz von engagierten Frauen in einem heute vorgestellten landesweiten Aufruf. Mit ihrer Forderung nach einer verbindlichen gesetzlichen Regelung für quotierte Listen bei Kommunal...
Deeper EU - Israel trade relations: what about human rights concerns? NEW
Babel in Brussels 1 Year, 5 Months, 3 Weeks, 21 Hours, 38 Minutes ago
By Marnix de WitteOn the 23rd of October, the European Parliament (EP) passed the Agreement on Conformity Assessment and Acceptance of Industrial Products (ACAA) to further enhance Israel – EU trade relations. A questionable agreement; what about t...
Onrechtmatige detentie achteraf gelegaliseerd NEW
Publiekrecht en Politiek 1 Year, 5 Months, 3 Weeks, 22 Hours, 56 Minutes ago
Als Westminster het over alle partijgrenzen heen met elkaar eens is, dan weten we: er is iets niet in de haak in het parlement van het Verenigd Koninkrijk. Zo ook dezer dagen. Men is bezig de onrechtmatige detentie van bijna vijfduizend burgers van e...
Demografie | Oma wohnt jetzt in der Slowakei (Welt am Sonntag, Berlin) NEW
Presseurop Blog (DE) 1 Year, 5 Months, 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 11 Minutes ago
Deutschland wird immer älter. Aber dem Land fehlen ausgebildete Pflegekräfte für die Rentner, und Heime sind teuer. Nun schicken die Familien ihre Senioren zur Betreuung ins billigere Ausland. Mehr....
Open Society Paper on ECHR Implementation NEW
ECHR Blog 1 Year, 5 Months, 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 20 Hours, 2 Minutes ago
The Open Society Justice Initiative has drafted a paper as a kind of counterweight to all the plans and initiatives from the ECHR state parties and those from within the Council of Europe itself. The paper, entitled 'National Implementation of the In...
Les Etats membres de l’UE doivent ratifier la Convention de l’OIT sur les travailleurs domestiques, bientôt une proposition de la Commission NEW
Mieux connaître vos droits en Europe 1 Year, 5 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 20 Hours, 47 Minutes ago
L’Organisation Internationale du Travail (OIT) a adopté le 16 juin 2011 la Convention n°189 ainsi que la Recommandation n°201 concernant les travailleurs domestiques. Le travail domestique est « travail effectué au sein ou pour un ou plusieurs...
Saúde | Os médicos Robin Hood da Grécia (The New York Times, Nova Iorque ) NEW
Presseurop Blogue (PT) 1 Year, 5 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 21 Hours, 5 Minutes ago
Os sucessivos orçamentos de austeridade deixaram centenas de milhares de desempregados gregos sem seguro de saúde. Uma situação desesperada que uma rede paralela de médicos procura aliviar. Ver mais.
Zdravotnictví | Řečtí doktoři ve stopách Robina Hooda (The New York Times, New York) NEW
Presseurop Blogy (CZ) 1 Year, 5 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 21 Hours, 5 Minutes ago
Po sérii státních škrtů se stovky tisíc řeckých nezaměstnaných ocitly bez zdravotního pojištění nebo peněz na léky, které jim mohou zachránit život. Jejich zoufalou situaci se snaží zmírnit podzemní síť lékařů. Více.
Gesundheit | Griechenlands Robin-Hood-Ärzte (The New York Times, New York) NEW
Presseurop Blog (DE) 1 Year, 5 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 21 Hours, 11 Minutes ago
Die lange Reihe von Sparpaketen hat Hunderttausende griechische Arbeitslose um ihre Krankenversicherung gebracht – eine verzweifelte Situation, die Ärzte im Untergrund zu entlasten versuchen. Mehr....
EU Staff Calls Strike Over Budget NEW
Real Time Brussels - WSJ 1 Year, 5 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 21 Hours, 56 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.
Tory tells chemo patient: stop “scaremongering” on cancer cuts NEW
Political Scrapbook 1 Year, 5 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 22 Hours, 39 Minutes ago
A senior Tory councillor has accused a colleague undergoing chemotherapy of “scaremongering” over a decision to cut treatment that has “helped her to keep her alive”. At a council meeting in Thurrock, Labour councillor Diana Hale was seeking...
Company Boards and Thwarted Quotas: the Glacial Pace of Change NEW
eutopialaw 1 Year, 5 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 23 Hours, 1 Minute ago
Aileen McColgan Women hold fewer than one in seven seats on the boards of the largest listed public companies across the European Union.[1] In Norway, where a 40% quota has been in force for some time, they account for 42% … Continue reading &#...
Nasrin Sotoudeh and Jafar Panahi – winners of the 2012 Sakharov Prize NEW
DARE Network 1 Year, 5 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 23 Hours, 41 Minutes ago
Left: Jafar PANAHI and Nasrin SATOUDEH - Sakharov Prize Winner 2012 © European Union 2012 EP and © Handout/afp/ European Union 2012 EP 26-10-2012 - Two Iranian activists, lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh and film director Jafar Panahi, are this year's...
Un fonds européen pour les plus pauvres NEW
Euros du Village 1 Year, 5 Months, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 58 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...
La parité dans les entreprises, c'est pour plus tard NEW
Euros du Village 1 Year, 5 Months, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 58 Minutes ago
La Commission a reporté à plus tard la proposition d'un texte législatif obligeant les entreprises à attribuer 40 % de leurs sièges du Conseil d'administration à des femmes d'ici 2020, laissant aux Etats membres de grandes marges de manoeuvre.
Video in German about the Court NEW
ECHR Blog 1 Year, 5 Months, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 2 Hours, 1 Minute ago
Das Erste, one of Germany's main national public broadcasters has produced a short video about the European Court of Human Rights. The short feature (just a bit over seven minutes) in the series Ratgeber - Recht gives a short overview of what the Cou...
Honeyball’s Weekly Round-Up NEW
The Honeyball Buzz 1 Year, 5 Months, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 4 Hours, 53 Minutes ago
It was a busy week for Commissioner Reding who is responsible for justice, fundamental rights and citizenship. For many months she has been working on draft legislation which would see a mandatory quota of 40%  women who sit on Europe’s … Co...
Malala Yousafzai: Trotskyist hero(ine) NEW
Shiraz Socialst 1 Year, 5 Months, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 11 Hours, 58 Minutes ago
Malala Yousafzai: Trotskyist hero(ine) In Shiraz Socialist’s coverage of the cowardly shooting by Taliban fascists of this 14 year-old hero(ine), we have not so far mentioned the fact that she is a Trotskyist sympathiser. Here is a statemen...
The EU ready to fight back on ractopamine use in the aftermath of the Codex vote NEW
albertoalemanno.eu 1 Year, 5 Months, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 12 Hours, 6 Minutes ago
Following the vote at the Codex Alimentarius, the European Union reaffirms its position against the use of ractopamine, a controversial veterinary drug hat boasts growth and increasing leanness in pigs. It questions not only the legitimacy of a Codex...
Cette semaine : que faire des bébés ? NEW
Le Blogueur (arte) 1 Year, 5 Months, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 16 Hours, 43 Minutes ago
Cherchant des solutions fécondes à la dénatalité européenne, le Blogueur enquête en Estonie, qui a mis en place des « salaires de mères » avec pour résultat plus d’enfants chez les hauts revenus ; au Danemark, où la garde d’enfant es...
Revue du web : Baby bashing NEW
Le Blogueur (arte) 1 Year, 5 Months, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 17 Hours, 41 Minutes ago
Vous en avez assez des areuh areuh et autres gazouillis ? Ça tombe bien, nous aussi. Du coup on se lâche un peu en vous montrant que dans certains cas, les bébés sont traités comme ils le méritent.
Baby gaga NEW
Le Blogueur (arte) 1 Year, 5 Months, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 17 Hours, 43 Minutes ago
Après les vidéos de chat et le porno, les vidéos de bébés qui font des petites grimaces sont sans doute les plus regardées sur la toile. Mais au delà de ce florilège de gazouillis exaspérants, ce sont leurs parodies qui méritent vraiment le...
Baby Bashing NEW
Der Blogger von Arte 1 Year, 5 Months, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 18 Hours, 4 Minutes ago
Habt ihr genug vom ewigen Geplärre und Gesabbere? Das trifft sich gut, wir nämlich auch. Daher haben wir mal ein paar Baby-Events der anderen Art ausgegraben. Nicht immer werden Kleinkinder wie rohe Eier behandelt...
Baby Gaga NEW
Der Blogger von Arte 1 Year, 5 Months, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 18 Hours, 5 Minutes ago
Kleinkinder sind die neuen Katzen! Zumindest wenn es um Klickzahlen bei Youtube geht. Wir zeigen euch die besten Parodien der nervigsten süßesten Babyvideos. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-TwjMxHbGM[/youtube]...
Diese Woche: Willkommen, Baby? NEW
Der Blogger von Arte 1 Year, 5 Months, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 18 Hours, 5 Minutes ago
Europa braucht mehr Wachstum - aber tun wir auch alles dafür Notwendige? Der Blogger recherchiert, wie unsere kleinsten Mitbürger umsorgt werden.
Katherine Copeland and Sophie Hosking – Gold Medal Profiles NEW
The Honeyball Buzz 1 Year, 5 Months, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 22 Hours, 14 Minutes ago
Of all the four gold medals won at Dorney Lake, that of Katherine Copeland and Sophie Hosking was by far the most joyously unexpected. They had only joined forces in a boat three months earlier, boasting a solitary World Cup … Continue reading...
Landsmøde: Stop EU-indblanding i de danske arbejdsmarkedsforhold NEW
Folkebevægelsens Fælles Blog 1 Year, 5 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 1 Hour, 1 Minute ago
NYT FRA EU-FRONTEN: Udtalelse vedtaget på Folkebevægelsens landsmøde 27.-28. oktober 2012 - Nyheder / Søren Søndergaard, Nyt fra EU-fronten...
Die Auferstehung des Klassenkampfes NEW
Politikbeobachtungen aus Europa 1 Year, 5 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 1 Hour, 48 Minutes ago
Im Moment findet in Österreich eine für ganz Europa bezeichnende Diskussion über Eigentum, Umverteilung oder dem „Klassenkampf von oben und unten“ statt, wie es mein Kollege vom Standard Michael Völkel, in einem Kommentar beklagte. Die konser...
The fallout of waning superiority NEW
Discipline and Anarchy 1 Year, 5 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 2 Hours, 25 Minutes ago
This morning, my husband brought an article  to my attention, which deals with the increasing rape of young women in India [major TW]. He pointed out to me one paragraph in particular: “In a rapidly changing country, rape cases have … Co...
#Freevaxevanis; Greek Police issued an arrest warrant for journalist Kostas Vaxevanis NEW
Greek Hermes 1 Year, 5 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 15 Hours, 59 Minutes ago
In this current issue of HOT DOC Magazine, its editor Kostas Vaxevanis published a list of 2.059 Greek citizens who ... Continue reading...
ICANN, UDRP and freedom of speech: a call for humility NEW
The IPKat 1 Year, 5 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 17 Hours, 24 Minutes ago
This Kat is a silent follower of the CyberProf listserve. I read with interest the comments and exchanges that appear on the site, penned by some of the most thoughtful members of the IP/cyberlaw community. I have never expressed my view in conn...