Eurosphere agenda: “Techfugees aims to crowdsource solutions to Europe’s migrant crisis

Techfugees aims to crowdsource solutions to Europe’s migrant crisis The Next Web by Amanda Connolly Over the past few weeks, we have highlighted the need for the tech community to look outside its bubble at the European migrant crisis. Today, Mike Butcher, Editor-at-large of Techcrunch, has taken this a step further and launched “Techfugees” – a … Read more

Eurosphere agenda: Spanish establishment shaken… “Europe must take in 40K refugees in 2 years…

Anti-austerity parties soar in Spanish elections as Greece threatens default  Boing Boing by Cory Doctorow Two new, anti-establishment parties (including one that grew out of the indignados movement — a kind of Spanish precedent to Occupy) took key seats in regional and municipal elections in yesterday’s Spanish election, which is a kind of dress rehearsal for the … Read more

Erdoğan ‘closely following’ judicial process against Gülen movement, shows off with Putin and Qatar leaders…

Putin praises Erdoğan as ‘tough man’ for defying EU over pipeline decision Russian President Vladimir Putin has described Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan as a “tough man” Erdoğan: Best buddy of Putin and ally of Obama? Hurriyet Daily News Russian President Vladimir Putin, who is known as one of the toughest leaders on earth calls, him a … Read more

“Turkey’s Descent Into Paranoia” as arrest warrant for Gülen issued.. #ÖzgürMedyayaKelepçe

Turkey’s Descent Into Paranoia – Dec 19 – Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, says mass arrests on Dec. 14 of journalists, screenwriters and television producers were necessary to eliminate agents of a “parallel state” bent on seizing power. But Mr. Erdogan’s efforts to… Turkey issues warrant for Gulen  BBC News | Europe | World Edition … Read more

As Erdoğan’s doesn’t care about EU criticism, Andrew Duff: Negotiations should now be suspended! #GazetecilerDerhalBırakılsın

  Erdoğan has no right to deprive Turkish people of EU membership The year-long fight between the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) and the Fethullah Gülen community entered a new phase after the detentions of daily Zaman editor-in-chief Ekrem Dumanlı Erdoğan shoots himself in foot on anniversary of graft probe Turkish President Erdoğan has been blasting … Read more

Eurosphere agenda: One year after Euromaidan… UKIP has another seat in parliament…

One Year Later: Ukrainians Remember Euromaidan Online Global Voices Online by Tetyana Lokot Euromaidan protesters sing the Ukrainian anthem in central Kyiv. Photo from Demotix.   VIDEO: Ukraine uprising: One year on  BBC News | Europe | World Edition Services have been held in Ukraine to mark the anniversary of the mass protests which sparked the downfall … Read more