The French multinational company Cap Gemini warned in their European Observatory of Energy Markets that energy security in Europe was under threat and that the region could soon be exposed to massive power outages during the winter, due to a lack of production capacity. They blame wind turbines.
Eight out of 10 British manufacturers would choose to stay in the European Union if a referendum on membership of the 28-nation bloc were held today, says a survey released today (14 October).
The poll, for the EEF, the manufacturing sector’s biggest trade body, found that 85% of those asked would choose to stay in the EU, if given a say in a referendum.
While European parties look for figureheads for their EU election campaigns, the president of the European Council feels this will not resolve Europe?s democratic deficit.
According to conventional wisdom, the eurozone crisis has reduced citizens? trust in the EU and in European institutions in general across all member states, with several recent reports claiming that the German public, in particular, has turned its back on Europe. But the conventional wisdom is simply wrong.
Contemporary Islam in Europe, its modes of public expression and the visibility of associated religious signs and symbols are all much discussed in the European public sphere. But, writes Nilüfer Göle, religious agency itself remains a blind spot in the current debate. [English version added]
National Front candidate Laurent Lopez won a hotly-contested local council by-election in the southern town of Brignoles
Blow came despite calls from President François Hollande?s Socialist party for its supporters and other leftist voters to rally behind a rival candidate
Norway seems to have taken a sharp turn to the right, and some have warned of right-wing extremism in a bastion of social democracy. A ten-step guide to understanding The Progress Party.
With a number of new parties seeking to win seats and an anticipated victory of the left, the upcoming parliamentary elections in the Czech Republic might lead to the biggest change in the country’s political map since the 1989 revolution.
The best way to pass the difficult reforms that many EU countries need is to install a grand coalition such as the one that helped save Italy from economic disaster, former Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti said at a public event on Friday (11 October).
Monti said the biggest problem facing European democracy was what he called ?short-termism?, the fact that politicians were focused on their performance at the next election rather than on finding solutions to their country’s or society’s problems.