Blatter ‘victim of a conspiracy’

Fifa president Sepp Blatter is the victim of a conspiracy from “behind the scenes”, his daughter tells the BBC, amid a corruption crisis.
FIFA’s Blatter slams US action, Europe ’hate’ campaign

FIFA leader Sepp Blatter said May 30 he was “shocked” at the way the US judiciary has targeted football’s world body and slammed what he called a “hate” campaign by Europe’s football leaders
Fifa re-elects Blatter president

Fifa re-elects Sepp Blatter president as his rival withdraws after the first round of a vote dominated by allegations of corruption in football.
Sexual politics in Ireland

If marriage depended on the exclusion of gay love, then its inclusion fundamentally shakes its core function for patriarchy.

Dubliners celebrating Ireland's marriage equality referendum. Dubliners celebrating Ireland’s marriage equality referendum. Demotix/ Robin English. All rights reserved. Since its greedy omnipotence in the 1980s, the catholic church in Ireland has been blown into ignominy.

This afternoon I tried to go into the European Parliament. The EU institution that is supposed to represent people like me – citizens of the European Union.

I am not a lobbyist or a journalist or an employee of another EU institution. So I could not get in.

Golden Dawn: organising, encouraging, sustained by violence

Sixty nine members of Golden Dawn are currently on trial in Greece for serious crimes. Can it really be mere coincidence that so many Golden Dawn members are implicated in such serious and violent offences?

Poles are getting older. By 2050, 33% of Poland’s population will be over 65 years old, and 10% over 80. It reflects a broader trend in the whole Europe: people are living longer. EurActiv Poland reports.

The Polish presidential election: what happens now?

Everything you need to know about Poland’s recent presidential election, at a glance.

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said a British referendum on whether to leave the EU was “very risky”, ahead of a visit by Prime Minister David Cameron to Paris on May 28
Finance ministers and central bank governors of the Group of Seven wealthiest nations gathered in Dresden May 28 to discuss the global economy and tax evasion, but the Greek crisis was also high on everyone’s minds
Ja, aber: Germany and Cameron’s quest for EU reform

The European Commission firmed up its plans for refugee quotas on Wednesday. 40,000 people are to be transferred to other states from Greece and Italy. The opposition of many countries to taking in migrants is selfish, some commentators criticise. Others believe the proposed quotas could overburden smaller countries.


Tony Blair to step down as Middle East envoy

After June, ex-UK PM will focus on regional diplomacy as part of effort to strengthen Israeli-Arab ties, sources say.
Britons will be asked to vote “yes” if they want to stay in the European Union when vote is held within next two years.
Europe and Anti-Europe

The worst-case scenario for the EU’s future looks increasingly likely: “Grexit” (Greece leaving the eurozone), “Brexit” (the UK leaving the EU), and a Spanish election result that resembles Greece’s. In other words, nearly 60 years of European integration could be undone in the next 18 months.

Italy rescues 3,300 boat migrants

Italy rescued a total of more than 3,300 migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean on Friday, the country’s coastguard says.
Pressure grows for gay marriage in Germany

Irish vote inspires German gay marriage cause
Regional elections in Italy: Could Renzi’s honeymoon be over?

On Sunday, 31 May, regional elections will be held in seven very sensitive regions in Italy. Though Renzi has been predicting a victory, the rise of eurosceptic parties in Italy and in Europe could have an unpredictable effect.

Matteo Renzi should be feeling worried.


Ten years ago today, the French voted down the European Constitution Treaty, which was supposed to replace existing EU Treaties and institute key changessuch as the appointment of a EU foreign minister. This was followed by an even stronger ‘No’ in the Netherlands three days later. These ‘No’ votes succeeded where the Danish 1992 ‘No’ to Maastricht and the Irish 2000 ‘No’ to Nice had failed, forcing EU leaders to come-up with a new reform Treaty, the Lisbon Treaty.

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