Eurosphere agenda: Apocalyptic scenes’ in Ukraine’s Kiev… Bosnia and Herzegovina articles in Open Democracy…

  France and Islamic feminism: intersectionality in the Republic The fact is that Islamic feminists in western countries, and especially in France, struggle with identity affiliations and fight against multiple forms of oppression that bind them to post-colonial and anti-racist movements. VIDEO: ‘Apocalyptic scenes’ in Ukraine’s Kiev At least nine people, including two police officers, have been … Read more

Eurosphere roundup: The Catalan Way explained… Barroso warns on EU political instability…

    Barroso warns on EU political instability José Manuel Barroso warns against complacency saying progress is being put in peril by leaders attempting to return to ?business as usual? Q&A: The Catalan Way explained Why are Catalans taking part in a human chain this Wednesday? The Catalan newspaperAra has produced a series of questions … Read more

Eurosphere roundup: Dutch elections, Barroso’s State of the European Union Speech, EU unveils plans for banking union…

Cheap ECB cash could prove to be the worst form of bailout by Open Europe blog team Over on Telegraph blogs, we argue: Stemming the crisis through cheap central bank money sounds so easy. The logic goes: Italy and Spain have economic problems which cause markets to push up their borrowing costs, which now have … Read more

Eurosphere roundup- break-up clock ticking with or without UK….

Eurozone: break-up clock is ticking from – World, Europe Policymakers can do nothing about the odds. The danger is that they are running out of time to ensure that a break-up comes in the form of shrinkage rather than collapse The new fiscal compact from The European Citizen by Eurocentric Yesterday’s neotiations have produced … Read more

Eurosphere roundup: Eurobonds and more…

Eurobonds or ECB? Either way Germany has to pay the bill by Open Europe blog team As we argued in a recent papers which looked at the short term options for the eurozone, the option of risk pooling via Eurobonds, or the option of allowing the ECB to become the lender of last resort, both … Read more

A Eurosphere roundup. More eurozone distress… Schengen wars…

Schengen Wars 2 from The European Citizen by Eurocentric Romania and Bulgaria’s Schengen aspirations are being put on hold again, with the Netherlands and Finland opposing the phased introduction of the two countries into the border-free zone due to concerns over their levels of corruption. Before the vote, Romania blocked tulips from being imported across … Read more

Euro roundup: e.coli, crisis in Greece, Eurozone crisis, e-G8, and more…

It?s not normal that Europeans go looking for serious debate and see MEP?s cucumber from Public Affairs 2.0 by fhbrussels Image courtesy of European Parliament From our bent bananas to nutritious and safe Spanish cucumbers we love our fruit and vegetables here in the Brussels bubble. So much so it seems that our elected representatives … Read more

Euro roundup: The EU won the Olympics, the World Cup, an Oscar … but still in pain

The EU won the Olympics, the World Cup…and now an Oscar by Open Europe blog team The EU won the 2006 and 2010 World Cups in football (at least according to Romani Prodi and Jean-Claude Trichet, so it has to be true). Interview with Olivier Roy on ‘Islam in Europe’ by Reflection Cafe New Perspectives … Read more

Euro roundup: The euro crisis is back

MAIN FOCUS: EU budget power games | 17/11/2010 from euro|topics Negotiations on the EU Budget in Brussels have met with resistance from several member countries and run aground. The press complains that this wrangling for power blocks important new projects in the EU. Barroso’s case of the Budget Blues by Open Europe blog team After … Read more

Arrogant Sarkozy attacks Barroso

Sarkozy unleashes ‘violent’ tirade against Barroso at summit from – Headline News Sarkozy attacks Roma row critics from BBC News | Europe | World Edition French President Nicolas Sarkozy denounces as “outrageous” comments by an EU commissioner criticising France’s deportation of Roma. Roma issue sparks Franco-German row from – World, Europe President Nicolas … Read more

EP condemn France on Romas, France doesn’t mind…

Parliament demands France immediately stop Roma expulsions from – Headline News Sarkozy, EPP lose Parliament vote on Roma from The centre-right European People’s Party (EPP), which houses French President Nicolas Sarkozy’s troops in the European Parliament, failed to bloc a resolution today (9 September) strongly condemning France’s expulsions of Roma. Euro MPs condemn … Read more

Euro roundup: Barroso’s ?State of the Union? speech….

Barroso?s ?State of the Union? speech: A comedy of errors (The trailer) by Grahnlaw Part of our common European cultural heritage is The Comedy of Errors, by the great William Shakespeare. Then we have a comedy of errors, by and for us lesser mortals, ?a dramatic work in which the action usually features a series … Read more

Copenhagen Climate Summit begins…

I?m sorry, we could have stopped catastrophic climate change #COP15

from Osocio Weblog by Marc

I'm sorry, we could have stopped catastrophic climate change? We didn't

Next monday, dec 7, the COP15 United Nations Climate Change Conference finally start in Copenhagen. All visitors who came by aeroplane (…) will see these billboards at the Copenhagen Airport. They campaign from Greenpeace shows our world leaders in 2020.
The leaders: Sarkozy (FR), Merkel (Ger), Obama (USA), Tusk (PO), Lula (Br), Zapatero (Es), Brown (UK) and Harper (Can). See them all after the break.

Copenhagen sees pros and cons of host role

from – World, Europe
As the eyes of the world focus on Copenhagen, there is reputational danger in attaching the Danish capital’s name to a conference that could end in failure

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"EU's Lisbon Treaty comes into force

EU’s Lisbon Treaty comes into force

and more from the European agenda…

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Swiss minaret referendum today.

Swiss Minaretxia


Cows will no longer give milk in Switzerland if minarets are allowed to stand.

The rightwing political parties in Switzerland are up in arms, preparing for a vote on Sunday to save their alpine paradise from the dreaded cultural eyesore of mosque minarets. This proposed ban on minarets comes from the same friendly yodelers in the nationalist Swiss People?s Party that has previously campaigned against

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