#Europe agenda: “EU leaders embrace multi-speed Europe amid te

EU leaders embrace multi-speed Europe amid tensions BBC News | Europe | World Edition The EU needs flexibility as well as unity, the leaders of France, Germany, Italy and Spain say. The Dutch-Moroccans at the centre of an election campaign  BBC News | Europe | World Edition When Dutch populist leader Geert Wilders accused young Moroccans of … Read more

#Eurosphere “A Muslim woman as Romania’s head of government?

Romania readies itself for first female and first Muslim prime minister EurActiv.com by Samuel Morgan   Romania could appoint its first female and first Muslim prime minister after the Social Democratic Party (PSD) put its support behind Sevil Shhaideh, in a shock move following the Eastern European country’s 11 December elections. EurActiv Romania reports. Debate: A Muslim … Read more

Turkey in Europe: “German school in Istanbul cancels Christmas”

‘OUTRAGEOUS!’ Germany’s fury as teachers ‘banned from even MENTIONING Christmas in class’ Express.co.uk Usually the Istanbul Lisesi holds a small celebration for Christmas and teaches its pupils, who are both German and Turkish, about the Christian … German school in Istanbul cancels Christmas – Deutsche Welle German School in Istanbul Forced to Deny ‘Banning’ Christmas – … Read more

Eurosphere agenda: “Banks fined £413m over euro rate rigging…

Banks fined £413m over euro rate rigging  BBC News | Europe | World Edition HSBC, JPMorgan and Credit Agricole fined €485m (£413m) for rigging a key interest rate between 2005 and 2008. Four EU states among world’s worst tax havens  EUobserver.com – Headline News Cyprus, Ireland, Luxembourg and the Netherlands are among the 15 worst centres for … Read more

Eurosphere agenda: “Corbyn re-elected as Labour leader…

Debate: Corbyn re-elected as Labour leader  euro|topics After months of infighting Jeremy Corbyn has been re-elected as the leader of the Labour Party with 61.8 percent of the vote. Corbyn had come under pressure from within his party among other things because he didn’t endorse the UK remaining in the EU. Commentators speculate on how his … Read more

Eurosphere agenda: Bosnia and Herzegovina’s membership application… “Fancy Bears hackers…

EU accepts Bosnia and Herzegovina’s membership application EurActiv.com by Georgi Gotev The European Union’s 28 member states yesterday (20 September) accepted Bosnia and Herzegovina’s membership application and ordered the Commission to prepare an assessment of the Balkan country’s readiness to join the bloc. Fancy Bears hackers: What we have learnt from the leaks  BBC News | Europe … Read more

Eurosphere agenda: Merkel faces more failures at home…

Merkel faces home truths Brussels Blog by Alex Barker To receive the Brussels Briefing in your inbox every morning, sign up here. It is Angela Merkel’s home state. There aren’t even many refugees there (23,000 in 2015 to be precise). But on Sunday rural Mecklenburg-Vorpommern earned a small footnote in post-war history, becoming the first state … Read more