Stockholm riots spread around city

A fourth night of unprecedented riots in Stockholm sees unrest spread around the city, with a restaurant and up to 40 cars burnt.

Wait, there are riots in Sweden?

You’ve read the stories about Sweden’s excellent health care system, innovative gender-neutral day care centers, and generous parental leave policies. But here’s a story that those who would like to portray Sweden as a socialist paradise are less eager to tell: For three consecutive nights, the residents of several largely immigrant suburbs have rioted, torching cars, clashing with police, and setting buildings ablaze.

MAIN FOCUS: EU to tackle banking secrecy | 23/05/2013

The EU member states want to agree by the end of the year on an automatic exchange of banking data starting 2015. This decision was reached by the heads of state and government on Wednesday in Brussels. Some commentators criticise that the half-hearted resolution will above all put average wage earners at a disadvantage. Others feel that only fiscal harmonisation across the EU will solve the problem of tax dodging.

Biting Apple: Taxing the big boys?

Europe’s tax chief on how to squeeze the corporate Apples

MAIN FOCUS: EU debates tax dodging | 22/05/2013

The joint fight against tax avoidance and evasion is the main topic at the EU summit taking place this Wednesday in Brussels. However a concrete agreement on matters like EU-wide data exchange on account holders’ incomes is not expected. In view of the immense sums that EU states lose to tax dodging each year, which could be put to good use in the crisis, commentators call for international tax laws.

Iceland suspends EU accession talks

Nordic island?s new coalition government, under 38-year-old PM Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson, to focus on easing household debt and boosting growth

Apple pushes tax evasion on to EU summit agenda

Tax evasion was put on to the EU summit?s agenda two months ago but the US Senate probe of Apple?s tax dealings in Ireland has pushed corporate tax avoidance to the forefront of leaders? attention. Peter Spiegel and James Fontanella-Khan report from the summit meeting in Brussels.

No Need for an Euro-zone Government à la Hollande

In an almost three hour long press conference May 16th, President Hollande has called for a Euro-zone government to overcome recession in the EU.

 

French far-right pays tribute after Notre Dame Cathedral suicide

France?s far-right paid tribute to a writer and activist who shot himself dead in front of the

 

Europe?s transport sector: the engine behind the Single Market

 

2012 marked the 20 year anniversary of the European Single Market. Over these past two decades, European Union transport policy has been a central pillar of efforts to bolster the free movement of goods, persons, services and capital between the 27 EU Member States.

The transport sector should in many ways see itself as the enabler of the Single Market ? the catalyst to the further deepening of trade and economic ties between EU members. Unsurprisingly therefore, transport is a hotly debated area in Brussels covering numerous policy initiatives across the different modes.

Romanian media in crisis

Romanian media is in a sad state, with newspapers losing stamina by the day and television channels shamelessly blasting the political messages favored by their owners. Independent journalism still exists, but can it reach beyond the more educated and resourceful?

 

European Parliament Elections 2009 in academic research

After yesterday?s European Parliament decision, we are now exactly one year away from the start of European Parliament elections 2014. A good time to look into academic research on the past elections.

Lacomeuropeene has already covered academic research on the media coverage of the European Parliament elections in 2009, and so has Die Presse (via @_paulschmidt).

Europe?s transport sector: the engine behind the Single Market

2012 marked the 20 year anniversary of the European Single Market. Over these past two decades, European Union transport policy has been a central pillar of efforts to bolster the free movement of goods, persons, services and capital between the 27 EU Member States.

The transport sector should in many ways see itself as the enabler of the Single Market ? the catalyst to the further deepening of trade and economic ties between EU members. Unsurprisingly therefore, transport is a hotly debated area in Brussels covering numerous policy initiatives across the different modes.

 

Enhanced by Zemanta

Tagged in: , , , , , , , , , ,

%d bloggers like this: