#Europe agenda: “EU workplace headscarf ban ‘can be legal’, says ECJ… ” new menace in Western Balkans is Trump-style populist politics…

Forget Russia, new menace in Western Balkans is Trump-style populist politics EurActiv.com by Denis MacShane A new menace is stalking the Western Balkans: the region’s political leaders themselves. Many are now retreating from serious engagement with Europe in order to play internal political games, writes Denis MacShane. Black flags from Rome: Mafia and Isis, as before Mafia … Read more

Eurosphere agenda: “Bratislava EU meeting”

Bratislava EU meeting: Merkel says bloc in ‘critical situation’  BBC News | Europe | World Edition The EU is in a “critical situation”, the German chancellor says, as leaders meet to discuss ways to regain trust after the UK’s vote to leave the bloc. Debate: Can the Bratislava summit mend the EU? euro|topics The leaders of the … Read more

Eurosphere agenda: Ukraine’s Jamala wins Eurovision 2016 with a song about a song about the deportation of Crimean Tatars under Josef Stalin….

Ukraine’s Jamala wins Eurovision 2016 BBC News | Europe | World Edition Ukraine’s Jamala wins the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest with a song about the deportation of Crimean Tatars under Josef Stalin. Eurovision 2016 – We are off to Ukraine! Stephen Spillane Ukraine win the Eurovision Song Contest, Jamala Credit: Andres Putting (EBU) Congratulations to Jamala and … Read more

In the mean time, E.U. Commission Proposed Visa-Free Travel for Turks but its realization may still be not easy…

E.U. Proposes Visa-Free Travel for Turks  NYT > Turkey by By JAMES KANTER The plan is a significant step for the bloc as it struggles to come to terms with the migrant crisis and hew to its humanitarian values. Debate: Have the Turks earned visa-free travel? euro|topics The EU Commission is expected to speak out in favour … Read more

#RefugeeCrisis -An Alevite village resists in Maraş fearing the camp will become a Jihadist training camp…

Turkish government uses the refugee crisis for social engineering. Planned refugee camps seem to be located near regions where anti-AKP citizens are in majority. That includes an Alevite village in Maraş. Alevites in Maraş were subjected to a major sectarian massacre in 1978.   Europe’s migrants, Turkey’s problem POLITICO.euOn March 18, as Turkey and the EU were sealing the … Read more

Quite an interesting solution to #RefugeeCrisis: “Don’t come to Europe”- Eurosphere agenda

Tusk warns refugees away from Europe EurActiv.com by Georgi Gotev Speaking in Athens on Thursday (3 March), Council President Donald made a pathetic appeal to ‘economic’ migrants not to come to Europe. EU asylum seekers ‘doubled in 2015’ BBC News | Europe | World Edition The number of people seeking asylum in the European Union in 2015 … Read more

Eurosphere agenda: “Orhan Pamuk: The EU forgot its values

Nobel Prize laureate Orhan Pamuk: The EU forgot its values  EurActiv.com Internationally acclaimed Turkish writer Orhan Pamuk has accused the European Union of turning a blind eye to the state of democracy in Turkey because of its cooperation in the migration crisis, local media reported yesterday (31 January). The EU’s core values are at stake in the migration … Read more

Eurosphere agenda: Footballers in Greece stage a sit-in to protest rising migrant deaths…

Footballers stage migrants protest  BBC News | Europe | World Edition Footballers in Greece stage a sit-in protest at the start of a game over the death toll of migrants trying to reach the country. Making money out of the migrant crisis  BBC News | Europe | World Edition The business making money out of the migrant … Read more

Eurosphere agenda: “Spain and Portugal top the list as holidaymakers seek safety…

Spain and Portugal top the list as holidaymakers seek safety World news: Turkey | guardian.co.uk by Bob Atkinson The Iberian peninsula, Malta and Greece have been the beneficiaries of tourists’ changed travel plans   MAIN FOCUS: Macedonia urged to protect EU external borders | 20/01/2016 euro|topics In view of the consistently high number of refugees who arrive … Read more

Eurosphere agenda: “Poland’s media law alarms EU…

MAIN FOCUS: Poland’s media law alarms EU | 04/01/2016 euro|topics The EU is examining the options for taking steps against the media reform passed in Poland at the end of the year that gives the government more influence in public broadcasting. The Union is right to put the national-conservative government in its place, some commentators say. … Read more

Eurosphere agenda: “Montenegro on the path to Nato membership…”Court blocks Catalan independence bill

Court blocks Catalan independence bill BBC News | Europe | World Edition Spain’s Constitutional Court revokes Catalonia’s parliamentary motion that set in motion a process of unilaterally breaking away from the rest of the country. EU’s new ‘Directive on Terrorism’ aims to criminalise preparatory acts  EurActiv.com The European Commission adopted on Wednesday (2 December) a package of measures … Read more

Eurosphere agenda: “Europe ‘cannot take any more refugees’

Europe ‘cannot take any more refugees’  BBC News | Europe | World Edition European countries cannot accept any more refugees, the France’s Prime Minister Manuel Valls is quoted as saying in German media. MAIN FOCUS: Europe in the grips of fear | 24/11/2015  euro|topics In view of the tougher security measures in Europe after the Paris terror … Read more

Eurosphere agenda: “Portugal opposition topples government…”Serbia leading the Way in Europe’s Refugee Crisis

The Little Country Leading the Way in Europe’s Refugee Crisis  Slate Articles by Slobodan Djinovic It’s not often that we Serbs get to be the good guys. Historically, whenever our name is mentioned, it’s usually in relation to accusations of causing World War I or Slobodan Milosevic and the four bloody wars he fomented in the … Read more

Eurosphere agenda: ” Syria talks in Vienna…

MAIN FOCUS: Syria talks in Vienna | 30/10/2015 euro|topics A new round of international talks on a solution to the Syria crisis starts today in Vienna. For the first timeIran – alongside Russia, the most important supporter of the Assad regime – will be at the table. In view of the conflicting interests of the different … Read more

Eurosphere agenda: “Poland conservatives win election….

Poland’s Successful Losers Project Syndicate by Jacek Rostowski How can a government with the best economic record in Europe be humiliated at the polls by a Euroskeptic, nationalistic, and economically illiterate opposition – one deemed unelectable only a year ago? That is the question many Poles, and friends of Poland, are now asking, following the defeat … Read more