Britain faces a turning point in its foreign policy; it is no longer capable of delivering the ‘interventions’ its leaders crave, while its much vaunted ‘soft power’ seems so soft as to barely make an impact at all. A change of mindset is needed.
The Greek coalition government has nominated defence minister Dimitris Avramopoulos as commissioner in the new EU executive. EurActiv Greece reports.
From the law of succession to domestic violence, from political representation to the judiciary and the boardroom, from pay to reproductive rights, gender equality in Spain remains a distant goal
Project Syndicate by Javier Solana
Perhaps because of its very relevance to the making of Europe, France mistrusts the changes taking place around it – as though the weight of its nationhood were narrowing its horizons. But no country today can remain isolated from globalization, tame it, or lead it alone. So France must look again to Europe and political union
open Democracy News Analysis – by Nikolay Nikolov
The government in Bulgaria has resigned after 404 days of protests. What has changed in the past year and how has it affected the state of democracy in country?
Mashable! by Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
European regulators are not happy with the way Google has handled the controversial “right to be forgotten” ruling.
Open Europe blog
Unlike this scale model, the real French Mistral warships will be off the tableAs Greek daily To Vima and the FThave been reporting, there is a draft going around of the EU options paper on possible further sanctions on Russia that will be discussed at today’s meeting of EU ambassadors. The paper includes potential options for ‘Stage 3’ sanctions, and the key ones are: