EU anti-establishment parties rise

What is fuelling rise of anti-establishment parties in EU?
VIDEO: The Grexit explained – in 60 seconds

Could Greece’s debt problems force it out of the eurozone? BBC News takes a snapshot view of the debt crisis.

A 22-year-old gunman shot a man who had participated in a discussion on Islam and free speech and a synagogue guard in Copenhagen on Saturday. In the follow-up to the attack the police arrested two suspected accomplices on Monday. Europe can now only practice its values under police protection, some commentators fear. Others call for a stop to offensive criticism of Islam.

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There! I see one that is not Charlie!” Cartoon posted to Encyclopedia Dramatica by user Patlalrique. Copyright-free.

Greece and its creditors made little progress in recent days towards an interim funding deal, officials involved in the talks said, citing wide differences over how the Athens government can deliver on election promises and satisfy lenders.

Re-drawing the map of migration patterns

Migration trends picture - Dbachmann- wiki.pngThe Ukrainian crisis has triggered a redirection of migration patterns in the post-Soviet space, affecting both host countries and suppliers alike.

Will the Greeks get what they want?

Will the Greeks get what they want?

The meeting of Eurozone Finance Ministers this afternoon has been billed as the last chance for Greece to reach a deal with its Eurozone partners

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Police have shot and killed a man who is suspected of carrying out two attacks in Copenhagen less than ten hours apart, one at a free speech event and a second at a synagogue, that left two men dead and and several others wounded

The Varoufakis game is not chicken

the FT thinks Greece is playing chicken. In fact, it’s in a dominant posiiton

 

Conspiracies theories about the Charlie Hebdo attacks come to the fore in France, blaming the secret service, Mossad, and of course the U.S.

Following the Charlie Hebdo attacks that took place in Paris on 7 January, conspiracy theories flooded French social media. While such theories are notnew to France, this latest one became so prominent that Najat Vallaud Belkacem, French Minister of Education, expressed her alarm, stating that as many as “one in five youths adheres to the conspiracy theory”.

 

Profile: Yanis Varoufakis, Greek bailout foe

The man fighting Greece’s ‘fiscal waterboarding’
Germany remembers Dresden firestorm

Events are taking place in Germany to mark the 70th anniversary of the bombing of Dresden which created a firestorm and left the city in ruins.
Reforming Greek Reform

In the short to medium run, increasing Greek competitiveness requires remedies targeted at specific binding constraints faced by exporters. A Greek program that identifies these constraints and proposes remedies would be much better economics than blind adherence to the current laundry list of structural reforms.

 

The negotiating partners at the Ukraine summit in Minsk agreed on a potential peace plan for eastern Ukraine on Thursday. A ceasefire will take effect on Sunday and the withdrawal of heavy arms from Donbass will begin. With this result both sides have demonstrated that they want peace, some commentators write. For others Russian President Vladimir Putin is the main beneficiary of the deal.

 

EU summit came at dramatic moment

Eurozone, Ukraine – EU wrestles with deep-rooted problems
The growing impact of the Polish vote

Polish voters will make their mark in UK election

Vice-President for Energy Union Maroš Šefčovič attended the first founding meeting of the Advisory Council on the Southern Gas Corridor in Baku yesterday (11 February), a project to bring gas from Azerbaijan to Europe by 2019-2020.

Syriza and the rise of a radical left in Europe: solidarity is the keyword

The key protagonist in channelling bottom-up solidarity proved to be – not for the first time in Greece’s history – the institution of the extended family.

Greece 2004 Olympics flame ceremony.

 

Europe’s Russia problem

The only way for Europe to survive the standoff is to change Russia itself.

The Minsk Summit 2.0

Images edited by Kevin Rothrock.Images edited by Kevin Rothrock.

World leaders pulled an all-nighter in the Belarusian capital of Minsk on Wednesday in a marathon session of tense, high-stakes international diplomacy.

 

Greeks hit the streets in Syriza support

With debt negotiations under way, more than 10,000 Greeks expressed solidarity with their new leaders.

Greece prepares for emergency debt meeting with EU

New government to appeal for stop-gap financing in order to strike an austerity-free reform deal later.

Espionage, wiretappings and attempted coup d’etats…just what is going on in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia?

Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski and his government ministers. Demotix/Giotto Plavevski. Some rights reserved.There are two topics that Macedonia never lacks ‘experts’ and opinions on: football and politics.

Even if the latter is considered a power game beyond the influence of ordinary people, most of them engage in discussions on current political developments, albeit mainly in closed circles in recent years.

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