Eurosphere agenda: A project from Medium aims to find 243 people disappeared on a ship in the Mediterranean…

243 people disappeared on a ship in the Mediterranean; a new project from Medium aims to find them Nieman Journalism Lab by Laura Hazard Owen The disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in March 2014 set off a worldwide search for the missing plane. How could a flight carrying 239 people just go missing? The mystery … Read more

Eurosphere agenda: “the new far-right political group in the European Parliament…”Grexit talks…

Teen jailed for German student death  BBC News | Europe | World Edition An eighteen year-old man is given three years in youth custody over the death of a German student teacher who was hailed as national hero. Dissolve the eurozone, says new extreme right group Marine Le Pen has presented her new Polish and British … Read more

Eurosphere agenda: Herve Falciani, the whistleblower…Merkel and Obama discussing arms supplies for Ukraine…

  Hero? Thief? Who is Herve Falciani?  BBC News | Europe | World Edition Who is HSBC whistleblower Herve Falciani? COP 21 negotiations kick off in Geneva The representatives of over 190 countries met in Geneva on Sunday (8 February) to continue talks on a UN-level agreement to tackle climate change. This marathon of international negotiations … Read more

Europshere agenda: Surveillance reports on several European countries… Russia backs Ukraine separatists…

France’s surveillance: justice, freedom and security in the EU open Democracy News Analysis – by Amandine Scherrer, Francesco Ragazzi, Joanna Parkin, Julien Jeandesboz, Nicholas Hernanz, Sergio Carrera and Didier Bigo François Hollande sharply criticised US surveillance last year, but the fact remains that France also engages in mass data collection and intelligence sharing. This is an excerpt … Read more

Pro-gov’t papers close to anti-Semitism in their Freedom House critique… Turkey?s Council of State cancels Taksim pedestrianization project

Freedom House says Turkish papers resorted to anti-Semitism Today’s Zaman They include the government’s recent releases of journalists in the Ergenekon and KCK cases, regressive changes to Turkey’s Internet law 5651, the blocking of Twitter and YouTube, and the law increasing intelligence,” the statement said, adding that . Turkey?s Council of State cancels Taksim pedestrianization project … Read more

Eurosphere roundup: Hungary and Belarus not so examplary for Europe…

MAIN FOCUS: Hungarians protest against new constitution | 03/01/2012 from euro|topics Tens of thousands of people demonstrated in Budapest on Monday evening against Hungary’s right-wing conservative government and the controversial new constitution. That will hardly impress Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, commentators write, and call on the EU to step up pressure on the country. Belarus … Read more

Euro roundup: “French minister convicted of racism

French minister convicted of racism

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France’s interior minister was facing calls for his resignation after he was convicted in a Paris criminal court of making racist remarks about immigrants of North African descent

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