Eurosphere agenda: “EU launches operation to track down migrants

  EU launches operation to track down migrants  AL JAZEERA ENGLISH (IN DEPTH) Tens-of-thousands of ‘irregular’ migrants will be the target of the EU operation Mos Maiorum to find and deport them. Divided Bosnia elects nationalists Nationalists with little shared vision of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s future were in the lead in an election for the three-person … Read more

Eurosphere agenda: European Pirate Parties… Bosnia/Serbia floods…

  The Pirate Bay Running Promos For European Pirate Parties In Election Week  Falkvinge on Infopolicy by Rick Falkvinge Pirate Parties:?In a last-minute visibility boost, The Pirate Bay is providing front-page exposure to the European Pirate Parties in this European Election. Offline-borns would tend to scoff at this; however, the net generation understands that this is an … Read more

Eurosphere agenda: “Extremism in South-Eastern Ukraine… ” Ukraine’s Pro-Russian Separatists…

Photos: Face-to-Face With Ukraine’s Pro-Russian Separatists Mashable! by Christopher Miller DONETSK, Ukraine ? Pro-Russian separatists are tightening their grip on Ukraine‘s embattled eastern region ahead of a referendum that insurgents plan to hold this Sunday.   EU prepares more sanctions against Russia EU governments reached a preliminary agreement yesterday (7 May) to expand the legal … Read more

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 agenda: “Italian PM Letta has resigned…”EU?s top telecoms official rules out government control of the internet…

EU?s top telecoms official rules out government control of the internet The European Commission is trying to carve a mediator role for itself in the global debate over the future of internet governance, taking its distance from the US but also from the idea of a United Nations’ leadership of the Web, supported by Russia … Read more

Eurosphere agenda: Violent protests break out in Bosnia

More than 130 injured in anti-government protests in Bosnia   More than 130 people, including 104 police officers, were injured in a second day of anti-government demonstrations in the Bosnian town of Tuzla Violent protests break out in Bosnia   Demonstrators in Bosnia set fire to government buildings in Sarajevo and Tuzla amid mounting unrest … Read more

“188,387 Syrians under temporary protection in Turkey… A FP roundup…

Turkey denies reports of Syrian refugees? deportation from Hurriyet Daily News Turkey has reportedly deported 600 Syrians staying at a refugee camp in the southeastern. Turkey ready to negotiate two-state solution for Cyprus: Turkish FM from Hurriyet Daily News Turkey is ready to negotiate a two-state solution to the Cyprus problem   188,387 Syrians under … Read more

Eurosphere roundup: Amnesty reports discrimination against Muslims, French Elections, Austerity policies…

May day protests highlight Europe?s pain from – World, Europe Tens of thousands of workers take to the streets for annual marches, demonstrating against government spending cuts and rising unemployment How real is Hollande’s veto threat? by Open Europe blog team As has been widely reported, Francois Hollande – the socialist contender for the … Read more

Eurosphere roundup: “Greek parties agree ?3.3bn austerity cuts

Greece will have to be built anew otherwise more of the same malpractices will continue to hinder the country?s prospects. Image source: The Guardian Greek parties agree ?3.3bn austerity cuts from – World, Europe Eurozone finance ministers poised to work late into the night to structure a bail-out package targeted at cutting Greek debt … Read more

after all, The EU might be the sick man of Europe:) a Euro roundup…

  The EU: the real sick man of Europe? from Eurozine articles by Eurozine News Item Democratic deficit, enlargement fatigue and ever more rescue funds. Is there still a future for a common Europe? At the concluding event in the series “Europe talks to Europe”, taking place in Vienna on 13 April, prominent intellectuals and … Read more

Romas left unbacked: EU drops Roma charge against Paris

EU drops Roma charge against Paris from – World, Europe European Commission drops planned legal action against France over its failure to implement migration law that was mooted in connection with Roma crackdown Is Europe a la Carte the new Integration Model? from Social Europe Journal by Henning Meyer No, this is not a … Read more

Euro roundup: Niquab veil and mini-skirt; Wilders about to become Dutch coalition member…

“Two young French muslim women decided to protest the recent French ban against wearing veils that cover the face, by walking around Paris in Niquab veil and ….. mini-skirt. Creating quite a stir. French article and video here. English article here.” Found here. Greek taxing madness by Open Europe blog team Today’s gloomy revelations from … Read more

Serbia “apologizes”

Serbia apologises for Srebrenica massacre

from – World, Europe
Parliament adopts a resolution that expressed sympathy to victims and apologised for not doing enough to prevent the massacre but stopped short of calling the killings ‘genocide’

MAIN FOCUS: Serbs apologise for Srebrenica | 01/04/2010

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The Serbian parliament on Wednesday officially apologised to the Bosniaks for the Srebrenica Massacre. In July 1995 the general of the Bosnian Serbs, Ratko Mladi?, had around 8,000 Muslim Bosnians murdered and the Serbian leadership failed to intervene. The apology deserves praise, commentators write, even if it is motivated by pragmatic interests.

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More tweeting Eurocrats…

Jerzy Buzek is on Twitter: Welcome, Mr (European Parliament) President!

by Julien Frisch

Since today, Jerzy Buzek, European Parliament President, is on Twitter.

At this moment, he has 50 followers, the number is quickly growing. He himself (probably the press team) isn’t following anyone by now – waiting to see how this develops.

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Europe has a religious symbol crisis, too

A crucifix hangs on a wall map of Europe in a school classroom ...

A crucifix hangs on a wall map of Europe in a school classroom in Rome November 3, 2009. The European Court of Human Rights ruled on Tuesday that Italian schools should remove crucifixes from classroom walls, saying their presence could disturb children who were not Christians.The decision is likely to provoke a controversy in Italy, which is deeply attached to its Roman Catholic roots.REUTERS/Tony Gentile

Dissecting Europe’s crucifix conflict

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On 3 November the European court of human rights ruled that crucifixes in classrooms violate the religious freedom of schoolchildren. Representatives from politics and the church roundly condemn the judgement, while many media welcome the decision. The Iberian, Maltese and Italian press react

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