Eurosphere agenda: Merkel coalition partners’s strange desire…

Merkel coalition partners want immigrants to speak German at home  EurActiv.com Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Bavarian allies have caused outrage by suggesting immigrant families that want to remain in the country should be obliged to speak German at home.   ‘Speak German at home’ row erupts BBC News | Europe | World Edition A call by German conservatives … Read more

Eurosphere agenda: “The rise of Podemos…”33 European languages in danger of extinction

The centre is falling apart across Europe theguardian.com – Ian Traynor – Nov 15, 4:04 PM – Wednesday morning in Brussels and Beppe Grillo has brought his anti-establishment roadshow to the European parliament. The committee room is packed, standing room only for the former standup act. Once he gets going, Grillo resembles a force of … Read more

Eurosphere agenda: “The Juncker Presidencie…”Merkel to mediate in Kiev…

  Handelsblatt: France is the new sick man of Europe  by Open Europe The Juncker Presidencies & EU budget stability Ideas on Europe by Ronny Patz I’m just doing some research on budgetary rules in the Eurozone, pre- and post-crisis, and stumbled over some interesting EU trivia: Reading the original Council Regulation (Regulation 1466/97) on the … Read more

Eurosphere roundup: “15-Year-Old Roma Girl’s Deportation Shakes Up France’s Immigration Debate…

  German coalition talks cast long shadow over EU elections   German chancellor Angela Merkel said there was no ?automatic link? between the party that wins next year’s EU election and the next European Commission president, casting doubt over a pledge by the centre-right European People’s Party (EPP) to “put a face” on the election.   … Read more

Eurosphere roundup: “Merkel possibly spied on by US…

MAIN FOCUS: Merkel possibly spied on by US | 24/10/2013 The German government has evidence that Chancellor Merkel‘s mobile phone may have been tapped by US intelligence services. Merkel complained to US President Barack Obama about the matter on Wednesday. The chancellor is only making the spying affairher business because she is personally affected now, commentators criticise, … Read more

Eurosphere roundup: “8:45 ? the European hour…”Twitter encourages German voters to engage with political parties ahead of September 22 election…

German parties wake up to growing migrant vote Arab Times (Kuwait) September 15, 2013, p. 16 AFP, Sept 14, Berlin German Chancellor Angela Merkel once alienated many immigrants by declaring ?multiculturalism has failed,? but as elections near her conservatives and other parties are scrambling to reach the growing migrant vote. The question, say analysts and … Read more

Eurosphere roundup: Germany election updates…Link Between Economic Crisis and Suicide..”EU countries singled out for misguided healthcare budget cuts…

  The Tragic Link Between Economic Crisis and Suicide Europe’s four-year economic collapse has left an indelible scar on the continent, and the depressing data-points documenting its decline just keep rolling in. On Thursday, a Spanish suicide help-line reported that it saw a 30-percent increase in the number of calls it fielded in 2012. With … Read more