#Europe agenda: Ursula von der Leyen elected as the Commission President

‘Narrow mandate’: Europe reacts to Ursula von der Leyen’s election as Commission President Open Europe blogby Anna Nadibaidze ‘Narrow mandate’: Europe reacts to Ursula von der Leyen’s election as Commission President Open Europe surveys European politicians’ and press reactions to the European Parliament’s election of Ursula von der Leyen as EU Commission President.   Von der Leyen … Read more

2013 Progress report on Turkey by EU released…

European Commission understood AKP’s democratic potential capacity in its early years belatedly, and now it downplays the increasingly obvious authoritarian tendencies, a harsher critique will appear belatedly, I assume…   Here are the documents in Turkish and in English… AB Komisyonu İlerleme Raporu – 2013 Turkiye Strategy Paper – COM 700 – EN final TURKEY … Read more

Energy chapter in Turkey’s EU accession negotiations to be opened… a FP roundup…

EU Commission call to open new chapter from Hurriyet Daily News European Commissioner Stefan Füle called for the opening of the energy chapter in Turkey?s EU accession negotiations.   Turkey?s reform steps praised by EU diplomat from Hurriyet Daily News The top European Union diplomat based in Turkey praises Ankara for its performance this year. … Read more

EU Commission reacts to Erdoğan’s circular… a FP roundup…

Commission sends strong message to Ankara after Erdogan`s circular by Turkish Digest Commission sends strong message to Ankara after Erdogan`s circular FAMAGUSTA GAZETTE ? Sun, Jun 17, 2012 The European Commission has sent a strong message to Ankara, following a circular issued by the Turkish Prime Minister to Turkish technocrats and diplomats, asking them not … Read more

Eurosphere roundup: Greek austerity bill, ACTA and more…

Greek parliament approves new austerity bill from Hurriyet Daily News The Greek parliament approved on Monday a deeply unpopular austerity bill to secure.. MAIN FOCUS: Greece economises, Athens burns | 13/02/2012 from euro|topics The Greek parliament on Sunday night approved by a large majority the austerity package that the troikademands as a precondition for the … Read more

Europeans fighting against ACTA and snow… A Eurosphere roundup

ACTA activates European civil society (News) from EurActiv.com Growing ACTA protest online and on the ground by Grahnlaw By now, more than 1.526 million netizens have signed the Avaaz.org petition for the European Parliament to reject #ACTA. The call is also directed at the parliaments in the EU member states, where most of the governments … Read more

From Europe… “Five reasons why Europe is cracking up”, e. coli, greek economy, mladic and more…

Five reasons why Europe is cracking up, José Ignacio Torreblanca from open Democracy News Analysis – by José Ignacio Torreblanca In Germany, France and Italy, but also in many other places, we find ourselves confronted with a generation of leaders ever more shortsighted and given over to electioneering: among them, none speak to Europe nor … Read more

Another EU summit right now. new eurozone bail-out system and more… A Euro roundup

FT video: Eurozone crisis nears crux from Brussels Blog by FT Portugal?s prime minister has resigned on the eve of an EU summit that is supposed to move towards a ?grand bargain? to bolster the eurozone and strengthen its crisis prevention ability. The currency bloc is in a bind. Lex?s Edward Hadas and Vincent Boland … Read more

Euro roundup: Georgieva named European of the Year; Who benefits from regional funds…

Georgieva named European of the Year from European Voice – RSS – News & analysis European commissioner for international co-operation, humanitarian aid and crisis response wins European Voice award. Weapons makers, multinationals among top beneficiaries of EU regional funds from EUobserver.com – Headline News EU citizenship: What is progress? by Grahnlaw Yesterday I thought about … Read more

Euro roundup: Irish bailout; The European Social Fund etc…

The European Social Fund The key findings of this survey are that Europeans: ? Want the European Union to address unemployment as a priority for the EU (63%); ? Consider poverty as the second EU priority (42%); ? See job creation as the priority area for the EU to invest its resources in (56%); ? … Read more

Euro Roundup: Stability programmes, Convergence programes and more…


found in Sam Thomas


European sub-culture & gender clichés

by Julien Frisch

Just amazing. A European film about sub-culture that might also destroy some gender clichés. Girl Power!

European Parliament staff statistics by nationality and grade

by Julien Frisch

Earlier this year, the Spanish EU Council Presidency has written a letter to the Secretary General of the European Parliament, Klaus Welle, asking for detailed staff statistics of the European Parliament Secretariat in the same way as the EP wants these statistics from the Council.

Read more

A good read on Euroscepticism (and a Euro roundup)

Nosemonkey interviewed: On euroscepticism from Nosemonkey’s EUtopia Forgot all about this, as the interview was originally conducted back in October, but it?s in the latest issue of Shift Mag, which focusses on Euroscepticism. Have a gander at the whole lot here or, below the fold, check out my responses to the following: To fix the … Read more

Copenhagen Summit and EU agenda roundup

Arrested demonstrators sit on the ground as they are surrounded ...

Arrested demonstrators sit on the ground as they are surrounded by police during a rally outside the U.N. Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen December 12, 2009. REUTERS/Christian Charisius

Hot topic

from BBC News | Europe | World Edition
Climate pressures cloud two-day EU summit

Read more

Copenhagen Summit and Euro updates


#147 | Photos / videos from tonight in Athens:


In pictures

Athens police clash with youths

Copenhagen Climate Change

All eyes in the world should be on the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference as we wait with a stuttering heartbeat to learn about the policies that will guide humanity through the next great evolutionary bottleneck. The topic I will be keeping an eye on is overpopulation.

Read more

Barroso II Commission announced

Copenhagen: the next Seattle?

from FP Passport by Joshua Keating

Some environmental groups are planning disruptive protests for the upcoming climate talks in Copenhagen, taking cues from the anti-globalization movement:

“We feel that right now in Copenhagen there is a real opportunity for things to come together a little bit like they did 10 years ago at the World Trade Organization protest in Seattle,” Müller told SPIEGEL ONLINE….

Read more